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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

That damned Evidence

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama

Dear Mallard,

Given that you wrote that letter to yourself, I would think you'd understand the question was not about the shelf-life of sentiment, but the fact that this line of attack has been proven to be an outright lie. Plus, many of the people starring in Romney's ads on the subject have received substantial Government help, thus proving the President's actual point.

Despite the historical evidence, I tend to underestimate the extent of your mendacity.




Rootbeer said...

I don't get it.

Was Mallard expecting the President to have renounced his statements by now about whether entrepreneurs benefit from having a functional government?

And how does that excuse this strip's practice of being three weeks behind on current events?

Obama was right a month ago, and is still right. His only mistake was phrasing his spontaneous statements in such a way that idiots could excerpt portions of it for intentional misinterpretation.

rewinn said...

New theory: it doesn't matter what Obama says; you can always edit his remarks to say something to rile up the Obama-haters.
This election will turn on Get-Out-The-Vote efforts; the traditional Democratic advantage in volunteers will be swamped by the Koch/Adelson-paid army of temps. You really can buy a GOTV campaign if you're willing to overspend.
The other key factor will be blocking the vote of Democrats by tricks such as closing early in Democratic counties and staying open late in Republican counties.

Policy? Issues? What's good for America? The GOP can't win that way, and they don't intend to lose.

Frank Stone said...

Translation: "I thought everyone would be outraged about this forever just like me, but instead, they've chosen to move on with their lives like a bunch of dumbass poopy-heads! It's not MY fault!!"

CW in LA said...

PS: In other news, that thing Biden said.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Despite the historical evidence, I tend to underestimate the extent of your mendacity.

I think it's the laws of physics. You'd think that, having already hit rock bottom and got out the pneumatic drill, sooner or later he'd break through into HELL ITSELF and the Man-Goat Satanas J. Mekratrig would greet him with a hearty "Welcome home, son! Good job!"

Bill the Splut said...

Bruce, I can think of a few things that you continually overestimate, or you wouldn't be proud to sign your name to your daily badly drawn and inane ass-kissing of the right wing. Maybe you should change the name of your strip to "Mallard Kruger-Dunning Effect.

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Now, let's not start getting political here... oh, wait, that's the other comics blog. Nev-er mind!

I'll be in more sporadic wireless range for the next few days, but I'll see if I can check in some. If not, I'll be rolling home Sunday some time.


Tog said...

The morning's campaign headlines:

Mitt Romney says Obama "seems to be running just to hang on to power."

...Whereas Rmoney just wants to win because he loves America soooo much he won't pay his taxes.

"(Obama is) intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy," Romney said, according to prepared remarks. "And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low."

Wow, I can smell the flop sweat from here! Can't you? "Wah! That dirty ol' Obama is campaigning against me! It's not fair! They're not supposed to put up a fight! That's mean! It's MY turn! Wah!"

Ha ha ha ha ha! He was the best the GOP could come up with!!

Anonymous said...

Were Mallard a "libertarian" as he claims, he'd stop obsessing over this and spend just a moment reflecting on Obama's claimed right (with which Romney agrees) to summarily kill Americans with drones. It's perhaps just a smidgen more important, in the real world.

rewinn said...

I find my self in the awkward position of agreeing with an anonymous poster, but it's only because Anon 7:45 is right.
The current election is between a candidate to the right of Richard Nixon on every issue except gay marriage, and a guy who has no positions at all except what enriches himself. Patriots have to settle for the mini-Nixon but only because the alternative is just too terrible, but there's no sense denying the troubling aspects of the campaign against Al-Qaeda (...although to be fair, the "Americans" that Anon 7:45 is worry about are members of a an air-piracy gang. Under international law, pirates may be hung whereever they are found, so the real question is whether drones are an acceptable substitute.)