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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Those damned Federal Employees

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama, Federal Employees.

Rich irony, considering that the Bush Administration turned the Justice Department into the legal arm of the Republican National Committee, a role it continues to play in this election.


Anonymous said...

"Fuckreagan" here.

Is Tinsley accusing government employees of being "lazy niggers?" I think, based on his racism and believing government employees are worthless and overpaid, the subtext is clear.

Kaitlyn said...

It's like Dude!

Bush is a federal employee! He's also the boss! (I think.)

And! Guess what? Some cartoonists are conservative, some cartoonists are liberals, some are moderates - the same thing applies to federal employees.

And it does make sense to have a group like that, though, such an official title would make me scared of losing my job.

Yes, Tinz. Everyone's in the tank for Obama (whatever that means) because they want America to have a bad president and fuck up your life.

Kaitlyn said...

Also, idiot, there are many different kinds of federal jobs - they're not all IRS agents, you know.

Frankie Machine said...

Lurita Doan, Tinsley. Do your damn research:

"Doan became the subject of congressional scrutiny last year for allegedly using GSA to help Republican lawmakers win re-election. Doan denied the allegation, but her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was disastrous. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the panel, called on Doan to resign over the allegations, but Doan refused to do so."

rewinn said...

Franky - I'll see your Doan and raise you Mukasey decides not to prosecute Republican lawbreakers who hired officially non-political staff on the basis of party affiliation! Basically, every person hired by a Bush appointee could be considered party of "Federal Employees for Bush" ... but when Republicans do it, it's not worth a Mallard comic.


Ironically, the abuse of dedicated career staff in our government by political appointees may cost McCain the state of Virginia, as David Brin suggests.

Michael said...

With just a couple weeks left in a historical and important election, leave it up to Tinsley to come up with something completely pointless, nonsensical, and divorced from reality. He might as well have published one of the doodles he made while talking on the phone.

Everett Volk said...

Tinsley is a fuckwit. Were he not such a fuckwit, he would know that the Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from campaigning for any candidate while acting in their capacity as a federal employee. While many federal employees do support the Obama and McCain candidacies, you can be certain that we are careful to do so in our personal capacity, not our official capacity.

NotannonNotcow said...

And don't forget, our brave soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are federal employees as well. I guess in Tinsley's world, they don't want to be in Iraq either.

rewinn said...

"He might as well have published one of the doodles he made while talking on the phone...."

What makes you think he didn't? ;-)

rewinn said...

Everett Volk - don't let Tinkley get to you; he's just peddlin' propaganda; it's nothin' personal.

And, even though (as you say) federal employees are careful not to break the Hatch Act (...unless it's in a way that Bush's AG won't prosecute...) in their private capacity, it may be that they may provide a some of Obama's margin in Virginia, because, as David Brin puts it, "The civil servants and members of the U.S. Officer Corps have endured eight years as the very worst victims of this administration". See “Yes, Virginia” the South is a-changing... by David Brin.


NotannonNotcow - Just as they forget our first responders when they attack unions, so too reichwingers forget our fine troops when they attack federal employees. Well, to be fair, they forget them when it's time to buy body armor or fund the VA as well. Perhaps they think they can take our troops' votes for granted, but in that they may be in for a rude surprise, see Jason Dempsey's recent article in the New Republic, analyzing actual political preference among are troops and discovering (!surprise!) that they largely follow the demographic trends in America at large.

Guy Fawkes said...

Don't know where to put it, but here's a video of Mallard really screwing up courtesy of (indirectly) (and SORRY I can't figure out how to disable the autoplay when it loads but all obscenities are bleeped out).

Startling video of Mallard's screw up