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Friday, March 19, 2010

That damned Candidate

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama, Republicans.

It really is sad.

I mean, remember when President Obama first took office and the Republicans didn't reflexively oppose everything he did on purely partisan grounds?

Yeah. Me neither.


Factinista said...

Wait, do you mean to say that the opposition party's candidate will oppose the incumbent in an election?


Paul Smecker said...

I might just be wantin a dick to suck with my coffee.

dlauthor said...

Once again, Tinshley's inerrant ability to predict the news from three weeks out makes the strip funny despite the fact that he forgot to make a joke. I wonder how drunk he got when he saw the stories this week about how the Tea Party is challenging the Republicans as much as, if not more than, the Democrats.

Oh, who am I kidding? Like Tinshley ever gets a little drunk.

Kip W said...

I remember a scene in Beavis & Butt-head where the President is going to visit their high school and the teachers are holding a faculty meeting to figure out how to keep the Dumbnamic Duo from ruining it. One teacher says, "Why don't we just, you know, kill them?" Another says, "That would rule," and the rest of the teachers all laugh, "Huh huh huh" -- just like Beavis & Butt-head.

This brilliantly illustrated a point that one of two idiots with repetitive behavior can warp everybody around them. You just show up, say the same stupid thing every day, and before you know it, everyone else is repeating it. Your work is done for you.

Not by me, though, thanks very much. Not playing.

Oh yeah, today's strip. I guess it's true that having that uppity boy in the White House has united some factions of the GOP for now, but when it comes time for them to choose a candidate, things will be different. But I guess a duck can dream.

exanonymous said...

So in other words, you have this thing called the tea party that claims not to hate democrats reflexively but hate big government and big spending.

But come 2012, the GOP can rely on their support. Come 2010 November, the GOP can rely on their support. Hell, come any election the GOP can rely on their support. But they're not part of the GOP because they say so and deep down they know that the GOP doesn't stand for what they believe in.

But they'll still vote for them.

John Ball said...

Well, they are disappointed that the GOP doesn't simply trust in their overwhelming might and destroy taxes, gut social programs, declare Christianity the national religion and institute martial law against those menacing dark-skinned people and illegal immigrants.

But hey--maybe one day. And until those modest demands are met, the Repubs are as good as they're going to get.

Paul Smecker said...

I might just be wantin' a bagel with my coffee.

Raynfala said...

Obama is more powerful than I thought. He's in two places at the same time!

Oh man, those quantum computing researchers are way behind the curve.

Steve-O said...

This means that the Republicans must nominate someone who can unite all the crazies behind him/her. The racists, the religious nuts, the "fiscal conservatives" (typing that made me laugh), and the chickenhawks. There is only one person who can do that. It has to be Sarah Palin.

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, let it be Sarah Palin in 2012.

I hate chuck asay said...

No, the candidate will not unite the factions: She will be crazier than Sarah Pslin, but although she will support the craziest beliefs, she will demand that every other country be bombed with white, rather than red Phosphorous. She will be condemned, and forced to partner with someone who thinks every other country should be bombed with Uranium.

Bill the Splut said...

I might just be wantin' a punchline with my Mallard strips. Don't see it happening.