Ted Rall for November 05, 2021

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    Daeder  8 months ago

    The Democratic party is still always better than the Republican party.

    What else ya got?

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    braindead Premium Member 8 months ago

    Excerpt from an interesting David Brin post on FaceBook:

    “…Lyndon Johnson, who used an art that we have lost – “politics” – leveraging on the national trauma of JFK’s death to get the 1964 Civil Rights Bill passed. And in order to do so, at one point LBJ tears out of the bill the section on voting rights. Which infuriated liberal purists who called the resulting bill a ’half-measure." But not MLK, who knew that progress is always incremental, and who gave his ally his trust to keep things going forward.* And the very next year, after winning re-election, LBJ got the Voting Right Bill passed. [snip]

    *(Just as Frederick Douglass endured frustration with Lincoln’s pace, accepting that his ally also had to adjust that pace to the arc of history. READ Douglass’s eulogy of Lincoln!)"


    Brin talks about that in the current context of BBB legislation.

    I think he is on the right track and you should give it some consideration, Ted.


    He goes on to talk about how LBJ was driven from office because of his fatal flaw, Viet Nam, which brought us… Nixon. No mention of Nixon/Kissinger’s sabotage, but still…

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    superposition  8 months ago

    Both parties have — seemingly deliberately — lost the desire to find a common goal that can unite and strengthen the USA.

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    ZomVee'89  8 months ago

    here’s the funny part; No one is after anyone’s right to vote.

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    bkincaid  8 months ago

    ^See? Lyin".

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    PraiseofFolly  8 months ago

    Let us get the slippery semantics correct: What is presently in danger — the metaphysical “Right” to vote, or the practical “Ability” to vote?

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    descabro  8 months ago

    The endless loop—leftward spiral, really—of Democratic politics.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 months ago

    Isn’t it the Republicans that are voting against voter rights. Of course blaming Biden is easier I guess.

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    Ted Rall creator 8 months ago

    Yet another reminder of the subject of today’s cartoon since it has once again gotten lost in the morass of the comment section. This is about the big question of, what’s the point of democracy if it’s a circular loop? There has to be more to voting than the right to vote. Politicians have to deliver.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 8 months ago

    True.. the democrats will continue to fight right down to the last 2 democratic voters. The party is losing ground with each and every election, thwarted by republicans obstructing every positive movement.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 8 months ago

    Lying anti democracy republicans want to take away your vote and establish a right wing dictatorship that will last forever.

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    codak  8 months ago

    a malapportioned senate and money in politics are the main problems in Washington .. ..

    DC and Puerto Rico statehood should have been the first things on the to do list. Then perhaps a simper measure on cutting money in campaigns.

    and open up the process for more 3rd party access.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Oh yeah the “Democrats will help you” if you vote for them. Unfortunately even good intentions can do massive damage, as welfare did starting in the 1960’s with the “man in the house” regulation that contributed greatly to the destruction of poor and black family structure. You want welfare? Well you can’t have a man living with you. See the facts: https://nlihc.org/resource/study-examines-man-house-rules-voucher-program

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    Convicted Pedant  8 months ago

    At least that puts him one up on the republicans, who are doing their best to ensure our inability to vote.

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    Ted Rall creator 8 months ago

    But the right to vote is meaningless unless voting has results.

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    ferddo  8 months ago

    Apparently we do need to keep fighting for our right to vote. Used to be, we were concerned that foreign enemies wanted to take it away from us… now we have domestic enemies who also want to take it away from us.

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    Retrac Premium Member 8 months ago

    If people were truly serious about equality in voting results, gerrymandering e.g., as represented by the Illinois district maps would not be allowed.

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    jack666 Premium Member 8 months ago

    So what are you advocating, Rall? That Republicans be allowed to get away with their scheme to hold power indefinitely regardless of the desires of the voters?

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    Matthew Buckley Premium Member 8 months ago

    Democrats should stop fighting for your right to vote?

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 8 months ago

    Good idea . . . . Let’s elect Republicans who want make working Americans serfs

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member 8 months ago

    The right to vote can never be taken for granted. It’s a never-ending struggle. The GQP has shown us that.

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    wildthing  8 months ago

    Check out “Piecework Politicians” by James Harman. By the way, AOC seems to get this.

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    Màiri  8 months ago

    And, as we perhaps all predicted, the Dims sold us out again, passing the Rrrrps’ works bill without any guarantee that the Rrrps will pass the eviscerated BBB bill.

    Anyone who still believes the Dims aren’t elephants in donkey suits is too naive to be posting here. Or voting. Or being let out of the house without a minder and leash.

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    jader3rd  8 months ago

    I always want my politicians to be vigilant over my right to vote. At anytime it could be quickly taken away. It’s the Sisyphean task in democracy.

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    359mxn  8 months ago

    Deliver the right to vote. Without it there will be no right to vote.

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    359mxn  8 months ago

    Or when the cartoonist has to comment on his own cartoon.

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    Màiri  8 months ago

    Not Quite A Token Department:

    The Navy has named a new ship, the second in the John Lewis class, after the late Harvey Milk, once a Lt. (j.g.) who was forced out with a less-than-honorable General discharge because of his sexuality.

    He was not a warmonger, so it’s fitting that the new ship is an “oiler”, a supply ship. (He served on a submarine-rescue ship).

    Other ships in the class are being named for Sojourner Truth, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Robert F. Kennedy, and suffragist Lucy Stone. John Lewis himself got the first naming.

    Lucy Stone was a good choice, but Lucy Parsons would have been a better one.

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    daviddorais  8 months ago

    neoliberal impotence…no wads to shoot since 1979…

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