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Sunday, January 31, 2010

That damned Rabble

What's Mallard raving about today?

Congress, HCR.

The ironic thing here is that I agree, although for the complete opposite reason as Mallard. I'd like a mass of Democratic Senators to be ousted and replaced with someone who has the guts to fight for something and to solve problems for People, rather than protecting Corporate profits.

That said, since Corporations now own our elections, Congress need not worry about the "rabble."


Factinista said...

Hey, if it means we'd be kicking out all the childish dunces like Joe Wilson and David Vitter, I'd be all for it.

exanonymous said...

I'd like to kick (almost) all of them out too.

Then place a limit on salaries, campaign financing, and salaries in office. The average congressman should have to live lie the average middle class American to feel the pressure of more than just campaigns and lobbyists to get things done.

John Ball said...

Ummm--yeah. I understand the sentiment, but--well, popular myths aside, most of them aren't living lives of palatial luxury. And the ones that are were generally wealthy before they went to Congress.

Kip W said...

There's not enough data yet to decide if climate change is real, but if one Republican wins office, it's a clear trend against everything Obama represents.

CW in LA said...

I realize that, given the way the Tinsh works, this strip was vomited forth before the recent supreme court decision. But he's probably pleased that the rights of poor oppressed corporations have been upheld over us, the rabble.

Anyway, I hope the inebriated dump in his pants is extra-pungent this morning.

deepbeep said...

Oh rats, they forgot to outlaw democracy in their latest healthcare proposal? Can't those Democrats do anything right?!

I'll give Tinsley credit today: despite looking asymmetrical as if it just survived an earthquake, the Capitol building looks remarkably good today -- by the standards of this cartoon, that is. The upper limit for Tinsley's art is looking like it came from a middle schooler's notebook, and I think he managed to achieve that.

rewinn said...

Today's "comic" suffers from incoherently straddling two lines of attack.

The word balloon suggests that voters will or at least should throw out Congress because of rage over health care reform. But the "Clearance" sign suggests that the problem is that all of Congress is for sale.

What's the connection between the two lines of thought, other than that Big Pharma and "health" insurers have bought or frightened enough Senators to stop the reform Tinshley condemns in the word balloon?

The sign is not needed to make the point in the word balloon, although perhaps Tinshley felt he needed to do SOMETHING to make today's one-panel lazy-Sunday strip look less like an Evil Dead version of Ziggy. A non-lazy cartoonists would have drawn several overlapping signs, visually indicating that their content was not as important as that in the single word balloon. Having only one sign gives its content as much weight as the word balloon, and Tinshley unwisely chose to try to make a joke in that sign that conflicted with the word balloon.

No wonder Mallard Fillmore regalia doesn't sell, even at GOP conventions. It's just too embarrassing, and when you're too embarrassing for the GOP, you're really pushing the limit in being embarrassing.

Johaely said...

Wait is this a comic. This looks like a political cartoon that strayed of from the editorial.

Rootbeer said...

Other Sunday strips put more effort into their throwaway panels than Mallard Fillmore does for the entire strip. What a waste of newsprint.