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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:50:04 AM PDT
We've been wondering how to get through the clutter and reach low-information voters. Mitt haz it.
by Crashing Vor on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:59:06 AM PDT
The Monsters are already on GOPle St.
I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!
by Lilyvt on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:22:56 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
We Can't Afford Four More Years
..........(of Bush policies and divisions)................
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:01:01 AM PDT
Liberals: Taking crap for being right since before you were born. - Driftglass (and the amazing Professional Left Podcast at http://professionalleft.blogspot.com/)
by briefer on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:02:44 AM PDT
pining for something once imagine but long-gone - a necrophiliac's affection: America as Poe's House of Usher...
by witkacy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:37:50 AM PDT
This would have passed the point of hilarity to the point of absolute brilliance...
Either that or a perfect commentary on the Mittster
I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.
by detroitmechworks on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:05:32 AM PDT
about half the people say they're going to vote Republican. Evidently they don't think they're among the unpersons.
by therealcervantes on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:21:08 AM PDT
and spot on!
by Terminus on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:06:44 AM PDT
Demographically, yeah the future is stacked against 2012-style conservatives... but there are still a LOT of them.
by Torta on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:16:20 AM PDT
If they defeated all their current "enemies", they would pick a subset of their current group to be the new "enemy."
They would destroy themselves in the end.
"Drudge: soundslike sludge, islike sewage."
by gougef on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:08:38 AM PDT
If we wait long enough we will see them eat each other.
Metaphors be with you.
by koosah on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:11:25 AM PDT
and we're not sure of thee."
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson
by midnight lurker on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:21:23 AM PDT
nah, they still wouldn't use their heads.
by Les Common on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:37:21 AM PDT
See also Walt Kelly's Jack Acid Society Black Book, where it gets down to only Molester Mole and Deacon Mushrat. However, Kelly inverted the trope. The Deacon, a stand-in for the Religious Right, honorably refused to suspect Mole of anything, denying Mole a place on his own blacklist. In the end he had to suspect himself. "Abou ben Molester's name shall lead the rest."
Apparently Molester's name is deliberately ambiguous. It can be pronounced Mole-ster or Molest-er.
America—We built that!
by Mokurai on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 09:13:57 AM PDT
Spot on, though now Ryan has changed the 47% to 60%. You know the whole his '60% of Americans are takers,' kind of shocked that isn't an issue with the media. 60 is greater than 47 percent right? I mean its arithmetic... something the Romney campaign doesn't understand or need.
by TM on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:13:24 AM PDT
The air for the remaining 40% is getting more rarified.
That MUST be what's wrong with lyin' Ryan.
by Lilyvt on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:25:31 AM PDT
and he will spend his whole presidency appeasing them
Give 'em Hell, Barack!
by aaraujo on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:24:06 AM PDT
Why are there non white Republicans? Why are there Spanish speaking Republicans? Why are there homosexual Republicans? Why are there women Republicans? Why are there poor people who are Republicans? Why are there science believing Republicans?
The answer is the Big Lie technique--worked for Hitler--works for politicians. Most people can't shake intuition--and that's what Madison Ave sells--impulse buying and voting are not dissimilar. The only other reason I can think of is people vote for the party of their youth--the home team--without realizing that team has changed. Maybe we should run ads comparing today's Rs with Reagan's positions on tax increases.
Finally, maybe Alexander Hamilton was right-- you can't trust the ordinary citizen to elect the best people.
Apres Bush, le deluge.
by melvynny on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:37:16 AM PDT
That's exactly what they say about us Liberals! "Were brain washed!"
Disabled Viet Vet ret. My snark is worse than my bite
by eddieb061345 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:47:54 AM PDT
Foolish us--we believe the words of Christ demand compassion.
by melvynny on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:14:12 AM PDT
to have BOTH characters saying at the same time "I'm not sure about you"
by eddieb061345 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:46:26 AM PDT
Teh crazy is getting pretty thick around here.
"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"
by Lily O Lady on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:58:18 AM PDT
The only change from the diary is that the cartoon has the Republicans calling for removing certain regions from the USA.
I guess we need to invent the IOKIYAAD acronym after all. (It's OK If You Are A Democrat)
The bottom line is, human behavior is found in humans in all walks of life. So let's not turn our fellow Americans into our enemies. Let us not emulate like certain Tea Partiers, eh?
by Quicklund on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:07:29 AM PDT
This is just perfect. The 'toon of the year, IMHO.
by erik in grayslake on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:14:10 AM PDT
John Birch Society
the John Birch Society....
Here to save our Country
from a COMMUNISTIC PLOT!
........In some respects I feel like I've dropped through a 50-year wormhole....
"Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny"---Robert Heinlein, writing as Lazarus long
by justadood on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:15:58 AM PDT
"The CIA's subversive, and so's the FCC!
There's no one left but thee and me, and I'm not sure of thee."
I wonder if anyone's tried to edit the lyrics to "John Birch Society" to account for the Tea Party?
by rmjwell on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 09:36:29 AM PDT
Appear identical to the Birchers.
The Job Killing Republican Party is directly responsible for the Great Bush Recession.
by earthling1 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:13:23 PM PDT
by witkacy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:34:08 AM PDT
I mean, un-educated, low-information bigots who think that Jesus was white and spoke Jacobean English, OK.
But the rest of the US, that formerly supported the underdog, who clubbed together to bond together a neighborhood, and who built up value at their local credit union, community bank...
Oh, yeah, they were/are all white and they think that we should still be speaking in Jacobean English...
Oy vey, ay, ay, ay, ¡qué lástima!, etc. I'm screwed! We're screwed!
"Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertarian picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertarian Paradise of East Somalia!"
by unclebucky on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:44:34 AM PDT
Most of these people (Republicans) would not understand Jacobean English. They would probably view the language as some sort of unamerican language.
by weinerschnauzer on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:17:01 PM PDT
No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are,
what the government is actually doing is worse than
you imagine. -- William Blum
by alterfurz on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 09:02:55 AM PDT
is how I describe it.
I especially love the claim that Republicans are "bi-partisan" because they can "work with the other party."
This is true, because when a Republican governor or president talks to Democrats, the Democrats are willing to work to solve the problem. When Obama or any other Democratic leader approaches Republicans, their primary goal is not helping the country or people, but rather sabotaging the President for their own political gain.
The only honest statement Rmoney has made in this campaign was that the Republicans will do nothing to help America as long as Obama is President.
Does that sound like a reason to vote for ANY Republican?
Just to make this longer, Republican intolerance is nothing new. I remember long ago saying that the so-called "War on Terrorism" was a mutual dependence relationship between Bush and Bin Laden. Both held the same beliefs, only with different labels, and both knew that they could never be personally harmed by the other side.
In Washington, whenever anyone does something wrong, everyone else gets punished.
by Noziglia on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 09:47:57 AM PDT
they hate everything, especially an articulate, educated black man! Keep up the great work!
"A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Yo Bubba on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:14:18 PM PDT
"Bill Cosby on Prejudice". Here is the link. I don't know how to embed with an IPad.
This was done in 1971 but is still current. It runs about 22 minutes but it is worth the time.
A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.
by slatsg on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 02:07:48 PM PDT
If I knew any of those people, I'd be forwarding it to them ;)
#3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.
by ivote2004 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 04:47:41 PM PDT
Picture from Ohio Romney-Ryan rally.
Go Vulture and Voucher!
by ifthethunderdontgetya on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:03:10 AM PDT
I'm just amused by a political party that claims to have all the answers to every problem our country faces, real or imagined...and yet they can not fucking spell simple words on signs...
They should all just self-deport.
Retired AFSCME Steward and union thug-licensed gun carrying progressive veteran.
by old mark on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 11:36:42 AM PDT
by you on soon
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