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RISE OF THE OBAMABOTS. (Angry Leftist Anti Obama Rant)
Yahoo News Opinion ^ | 05-17-11 | Ted Rall

Posted on 05/17/2011 1:58:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Stifling Liberal Dissent Under Obama

NEW YORK--After they called the presidency for Obama, emails poured in. "You must be relieved now that the Democrats are taking over," an old college buddy told me. "There will be less pressure on you."

That would have been nice.

In the late 1990s my cartoons ran in Time, Fortune and Bloomberg Personal magazines and over 100 daily and alternative weekly newspapers. I was a staff writer for two major magazines.

Then Bush came in. And 9/11 happened.

The media gorged on an orgy of psychotic right-wing rhetoric. Flags everywhere. Torture suddenly OK. In a nation where mainstream political discourse was redefined between Dick Cheney on the right and libertarian Bill Maher on the not-as-right, there wasn't any room in the paper for a left-of-center cartoonist. My business was savaged. Income plunged.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: cartoon; kevindrumaward; obama; obamabot; rall

Even a radical Commie Pinko like Ted is upset with the loser in the WH. You cannot tell me the base is going to be as excited as in '08. Obummer has a record that even turns Lib Rats off.

1 posted on 05/17/2011 1:58:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

He’s lying right through his teeth. He will always be a Commie Pinko.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 2:08:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

This slimeball needs to slither back to the obscurity where he belongs.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 2:11:01 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Nice basement he has there.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 2:12:13 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
libertarian Bill Maher on the not-as-right

He's sh*ttin' us, right??

5 posted on 05/17/2011 2:12:56 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Right Cal Gal

From reading him whine, he seems to think of himself as obscure already because the world is so mean towards him.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 2:13:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Ted Rall describing himself as a left-of-center cartoonist is like Josef Stalin describing himself as a democratically inclined Scandinavian socialist.
7 posted on 05/17/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Libloather

Correction, nice basement his parents have there.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 2:15:53 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Vigilanteman

After his smearing of just about everyone post-9/11, I think the only place you can view Teddy’s artwork now is on his Mom’s refrigerator.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 2:16:16 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Lazlo in PA
Obama lost me before Inauguration Day, when he announced cabinet appointments that didn't include a single liberal.

Wow, that there's some serious mental retardation.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Lazlo in PA
Desperate and going broke, I called an editor who'd given me lots of work at the magazines he ran during the 1990s. "Sorry, dude, I can't help," he replied. "You're radioactive."

Oh, I just assumed he was dead since I haven't hear of him in a decade. Want some cheese with that whine, Ted?

11 posted on 05/17/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: nomad

If there’s anyone in desperate of a dirt nap, it’s the despicable Mr. Rall.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 2:17:55 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The thrill is gone... no miracles, no levitation, no free mortgages, no quieting of the right, only higher taxes, higher gas prices, higher unemployment, and a constant party in the white house as though none of this mattered. Must be hell to be a pinko liberal right about now.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 2:19:22 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Here's a fine example of this scumbag's work:


14 posted on 05/17/2011 2:20:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Second Amendment First
Oh no. Ted has been busy trying to make himself more mainstream in these "lean years".


15 posted on 05/17/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Deranged, delusional, democrat dumbass.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Ted Rall is the contemptible devolved state of man that was long ago predicted.

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful." C.S. Lewis

Rall is the by-product of a crumbling leftist culture. If there's any justice in the world, he'll live long enough to choose between dying for his liberal beliefs, or bending his knee to the sword of Islam.

It may not be witnessed, but when his knee bends, and bend it will, we'll be there in spirit.

17 posted on 05/17/2011 2:23:59 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Lazlo in PA

(smirk) He’ll never work in Potterville again!


18 posted on 05/17/2011 2:23:59 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Thanks for posting this thread Lazlo. I really needed a good laugh today.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 2:27:46 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: ErnBatavia
libertarian Bill Maher on the not-as-right He's sh*ttin' us, right??

Thought the same thing. Bill Maher's a libertarian? Huh? Anyone who thinks Bill isn't far enough left is seriously whacked.

20 posted on 05/17/2011 2:29:40 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: Lazlo in PA
This could be the making of one of those “neocons” the left loves to hate.
21 posted on 05/17/2011 2:29:49 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: DGHoodini

According to Wikipedia, Rall is reduced to offering his services on eBay.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 2:45:39 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

” there wasn’t any room in the paper for a left-of-center cartoonist. My business was savaged. Income plunged.”

Could it be that you just suck?


23 posted on 05/17/2011 2:50:37 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

So a committed leftist suddenly discovers the intolerance of the left. It takes him this long to discover he was a useful idiot, who is useful no more. It took the ending of his career to realize that liberal politicians only care about power and not the people. So I guess he is not the sharpest pencil in the box


24 posted on 05/17/2011 2:54:44 PM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s what happens when you try and sell crap no one wants. Welcome to capitalism dipstick.


25 posted on 05/17/2011 2:54:49 PM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: lp boonie

Doonesbury is I think still published. Trudeau bashes the GOP when they have the presidency, then bashes the GOP when they hold congress, he spent 8 years ignoring the Clinton corruption and scandals, went back to bashing GWB for 8 years, and is back to ignoring the current democrat POTUS. Aside from Rall, probably the most unfunny, irrelevant cartoonist out there. At least Trudeau is a good artist. Rall is terrible.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 3:11:49 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Lazlo in PA

You cannot tell me the base is going to be as excited as in ‘08.

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Doesn’t matter; the fix is in. Votes will be counted the Chicago Way.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 3:34:15 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: freekitty
He must have a lot of decay under the roof.


28 posted on 05/17/2011 3:37:49 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Second Amendment First

According to Wikipedia, Rall is reduced to offering his services on eBay.

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I don’t want to know what those services are....


29 posted on 05/17/2011 3:41:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: boop

Trudeau sucks as a an artist and a cartoonist. Doonesbury sucks!


30 posted on 05/17/2011 3:49:00 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Lazlo in PA

Ted thinks he’s been blackballed. Truth is, he hasn’t much talent and he’s been found out.


31 posted on 05/17/2011 3:51:05 PM PDT by Free_SJersey (Celebrate Diversity------------ Divide and Conquer?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have despised Ted Rall for years now and was practically incandescent with fury over the cartoon in which he drew Condoleezza Rice referring to herself as a “house nigger for the Bushs”, yet it is hard (even through the schadenfreude) not to feel a slight twinge of sympathy for his point of view.

Yes, he’s a libtard and worse, but he is standing by his principles (despicable though they may be) and is, in his way, just as fearful of and contemptuous of the mind-numbed Obamabots infesting the MSM as we are.

This, I submit, is not a bad thing. At least he is still capable of thinking and is not a fanatical supporter of the hopey-changey Communist police state the rest of the lemming-like left are embracing.


32 posted on 05/17/2011 3:59:21 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: Right Cal Gal

No, this puke needs a good old fashioned curb stomping.


33 posted on 05/17/2011 5:42:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: ErnBatavia

“He’s sh*ttin’ us, right??”

Can you imagine the mind of someone who thinks Maher is on the right? Breathtaking.


34 posted on 05/17/2011 5:45:50 PM PDT by dljordan ("The Land of the Fee and the Home of the Slave")
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To: jmacusa

Did you read the article by Rall? I was totally blown away.


35 posted on 05/17/2011 6:38:28 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

No, I couldn’t stomach it. The local paper here in southern NJ, The Asbury Park Press is a Gannett-owned liberal rag that’s always carrying this creeps sh!t. I only put up with the paper because my mother-in-law likes reading it. It’s a total liberal gagger.


36 posted on 05/17/2011 6:45:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: boop
"At least Trudeau is a good artist."

I beg to differ.

Although beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, Trudeau's excreta would be laughed out of most third grade art classes. Stilted, hackneyed no-dimensional characters.

At least Snuffy Smith could pull off several different facial expressions.

37 posted on 05/17/2011 6:45:58 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: jmacusa
You've got to read it. He calls out the Left on Obama. He put in a quote about some Obamabot named Kevin Drum (Mother Jones):

"So what should I think about [the war in Libya]? If it had been my call, I wouldn't have gone into Libya. But the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted."

Rall then proceeds to urinate all over Drum's apparent lack of a brain. There's more keepers in there, too. I've followed Rall's vitriol for more than a dozen years, and stopped reading his stuff several years ago. I was FLOORED by this article. He's calling out his own side.

38 posted on 05/17/2011 6:56:24 PM PDT by kiryandil
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Has Rall considered the reason that no one will hire him is because his stuff sucks?


39 posted on 05/17/2011 9:25:57 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: kiryandil

Wow. If Rall could have Obamas kid he’d do that too. “Mother Jones’’? You mean they’re still printing that Leftist rag? If’’ The Village Voice’’ dumps on Obama then its over for sure.


40 posted on 05/18/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Flags everywhere.

I imagine that for Ted, this was like living inside Fukushima Reactor Number 4.

41 posted on 05/18/2011 5:19:54 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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