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Thursday, August 14, 2008

That damned debate

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama

Given that the current Occupant hasn't changed his mind about anything in 8 years, despite being wrong about everything, I'm not inclined to give a rat's ass, even if this weren't just empty-headed name-calling.


Scanman said...

And next we'll hear John McCain attack legislation that has his own name on it.

Kaitlyn said...

OH MY GOD - He changed his mind on an issue?

Too much shock too early in the morning.

He is the first politician to ever do that, I mean seriously.

Mallard should meet my sister, seriously. She used to act like I was killing her by changing my mind about something.

EddyPo said...

This sounds like a warmed over attack on Kerry. Real clever Tinz. Go steal from another Ziggy cartoon while your at it.

rewinn said...

Another badly edited strip!

The hypocrisy has been amply noted by scanman et al.

And, as we know, the point of the strip is to repeat the charge of "flipflopping" over and over, until it becomes true in the mind of Tinsley's readers. Science tells us that charges repeated over and over, no matter how absurd, become plausible even to people who disbelieve them. It's just a basic fact of human psychology that propagandaist know well.

But the thing that really amuses me is that this strip drowns its message in twice as many words as it needs. What is funnier than an incompetent propagandist?

Kaitlyn said...

Rereading the comic reminded me of a funny bit on the Daily Show, where President Bush debated governor/candidate Bush.

Rewinn - I think if Mallard was funny, his message would be diluted. As it is, with no laughs to distract, the right wing talking points get repeated again.

If this truly was a right wing Doonesbury, he'd have more genuine fans - whether they agreed with his politics or not. As it is, he's preaching to the converted and making us laugh.

Mr. Fourdotellipse said...

One would think that the "other side" would shy away from flip-flopping charges because of the history of the presumptive Republican candidate. One would be wrong.

Rovian tactics tell them to attack the opposition's strengths. Not logical or even useful in a political debate sense - it still wins 'em elections. Why the surprise at Mallard, um, Tinsley carrying this particular water?

Michael said...

"Incompetent propagandist" is a perfect description of Tinsley.