published Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The Election Campaign

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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nucanuck said...

The GOP will drink to that!

October 10, 2010 at 1:32 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Nicely silly cartoon.

Now what about "they"? THEY taxed a hundred bucks from my newest paycheck; but businesses have to earn my money. THEY spend thousands offering me/us things we might could spend less on buying things we'd use more often and/or be happier with; but businesses have to offer things I/we choose to buy.

THEY write complicated regulations that make it harder for others to serve me and me to serve others. Form 1040EZ comes in a 30-page booklet. (Contrast my "Tax Day Song" to the tune of "Amazing Grace:" "Amazing grace, an easy tax: count ten and give God one...")

Last I knew, Tennessee law said if you want to be a barber you have to study for a year, and then go to Nashville with a friend and give the friend a haircut in front of the barber board. If that's still the case, have any of the candidates for governor or legislature promised to get rid of that law and make the barber board get real jobs? Then those who want to sell haircuts would try it--good for them--and the price of haircuts would go down as the supply of barbers goes up--good for us. Our mayor wanted an eight-inch-grass law...How about requiring that for any new regulation, two old ones have to be abolished? How about getting rid of any political board that says we don't need another of anything, e.g. another taxi company or another foot doctor in town? If anyone wants to offer such services to the public, let 'em try. Supply up, price down.

They tax, they decide what to offer us, they regulate. Is there a cartoon in there?

October 10, 2010 at 5:13 a.m.
dougmusn said...

AndrewLohr: The "political" boards you would eliminate also serve to keep you ALIVE. It's not just a matter of looking good. Consider the barber who gives you a shave with a razor previously bloodied from an HIV positive customer. Or the doctor who says you need a medicine or treatment which you do not need and which will harm you. Or the doctor who is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Or the doctor who rapes unconscious patients in his office. In addition, if you have a problem or concern, to whom would you turn, the "political" boards all having been disbanded? In August 2010 alone the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners took action in 55 separate cases to curtail or suspend professional practice among its licensees. Be careful what you wish for in your unregulated world.

October 10, 2010 at 6:39 a.m.
woody said...

First I read, "There is no "I" in team, but there is a "ME" in America." Then I read Andrew's post and I had to scroll back up the page, thinking I had missed something.

I couldn't understand where "THEY" came from..then it dawned on me..to Andrew and his ilk "IT" will always come down to "THEY" as long as "THEY" are in power.

Of course, if "HIS" "WE" ever gets the power back within "THEIR" control "THEY" had better watch out because "WE" will certainly show "THEM" who's boss.

Yes, all of the aforementioned 'pronoun-speak' could just as well relate to Andrew's opposites, and likely will either after the next election, or the next, or the next.

As long as 'one side' has the 'other side' to blame for all of "OUR" ills and woes, "THEY" will be happy. But what about the rest of "US", as in the USA??

Grabbing an aspirin, Woody

October 10, 2010 at 7:20 a.m.
Francis said...

another predictable offering from mr. bennett.

doing what a good, liberal bootlicker does. it's always the republicans.

juvenile and cookiecutter work.

there's plenty of blame to go around.

liberals can do no wrong, huh, mr. bennett?

surely somewhere in this country the tfp could've found someone to do cartoons who isn't a propagandist.

how ironic that the ultimate example of a "me" politician is the fraud and hypocrite we have in the white house now...who happens to be the ulimate extremist liberal.

October 10, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.
Francis said...

if mr. bennett is considered a journalist...then his work proves that journalism is dead. we don't need cheerleaders right now, we need people who can zero in on corruption, hypocracy and incompetance wherever it is.. and expose it no matter what party is stinking things up.........there should be no sacred cows. mr. bennett's 'talents" are more suited for promoting someone like hugo chavez rather than observing the political scene in a free society.

October 10, 2010 at 7:49 a.m.
hambone said...

Can't wait till the stock market opens monday.

Thank you Andrew and Francis.

October 10, 2010 at 7:51 a.m.
Clara said...

It's going to be another beautiful day, today.

I'm going to try NOT to be upset by what I read here.

I MIGHT close down the computer until Tuesday.

Thank you kindly, those who seek to drive me to the far faaaaaar left with your blogging/posts.

Your iI!

October 10, 2010 at 8:46 a.m.
Francis said...

seems that you liberals have a problem with fairness, ojectivity and even-handedness..as long as a cartoon bashes republicans and props up libs you're ok with and call it insight...pathetic..

can't wait until november 3rd, hambone...

going forward any excitement and hope you see in the business community will be because of the expected republican rout on november 2nd. so, don't get too excited, hambone.

yeah, clara, anyone who doesn't agree with you is ill. good insight. you're going to see a lot of ill people on november 2nd making you ill.

"we're going to play hell"...biden said......good leadership there.

and hambone..i remember obama downplaying bad stock market news many times..and unemployment numbers, as well...saying bad numbers don't in- dicate how his policies are doing... so now if the stock market goes up it is an indicator that obama's policies are working?...keep dreaming.. no one, no one in the business community likes obama......now he and his lapdog congressman cliburn from s.c. want to hold hearing on the chamber of commerce...why because the chamber had the audicity to criticize him and his dumb ass policies....what a nazi mentality.

October 10, 2010 at 9:25 a.m.
AlmostAmanda said...

Dear Francis,

I realize that logic really isn't your thing, but maybe you can figure out how to scroll up the page and note that little title thingy that reads, "Clay Bennett, Editorial Cartoons." In case you are unfamiliar with the concept of an editorial, it means "of or relating to an article stating opinions or giving perspectives." That's right, sweetie, Clay is not a journalist whose purpose is to present the available facts and allow the reader to draw his/her own conclusions, but an artist who uses his work to share an opinion. I don't think Clay has ever shied away from his viewpoint of being left of center - there are a number of editorial cartoonists who focus on their particular end of the political spectrum. I guess you're just upset because you haven't figured this out and realized that you could find other editorial cartoonists whose work reflects your opinions. Good luck with that.

October 10, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
Francis said...

you liberals are incapable of objectivity...as a frequent republican voter...i have no problem pointing out bush's failure and republican failures and hypocracy. but you liberals' complete inability to level any criticism at obama and the lib majority is astounding. you truly are kool-aid drinkers. maybe it's because you bought the "hope and change"..and "yes we can"..garbage and you don't want to admit obama is at best as a typical machine politician and at worst an incompetant, thin-skinnned bully. it's quite clear that much of this econ- omic crisis can be pinned on both parties....crystal clear. i can easily see why many would be sceptical of republicans because of their repeated failure to come through on what they promise, but on the other hand...to believe for one second that the current crop of liberals in charge ..especially obama..... have any answers or are making things better, is clearly delusional.

let go of the phony persona obama ran as in 2008.....he's clearly not the man you thought he was....just llike i know now bush was not the man i thought he was when he ran.

especially you liberal women...yeeesh....i know you thought he was charming...look beyond the facade for crying out loud. he smooth-talked all of you. you fell for it. admit it.

October 10, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.
Francis said...

i don't want editorial cartoonists who reflect only my opinion...what good is that..? upset about what? just because i give my opinion?...hardly..

i'm right of center..but if someone on the right fails or is proven to be a hypo crite...then that should be pointed out. i can see a cartoon..when bush was in office..showing the insanity of going thousands of miles to fight terrorists, but being weak on the borders because of political considerations.

somethings are obvious..and whatever political idealogy you have..need to be commented on. if your purpose is to just prop up one party....then there's noth ing remarkable about that. but to repeatedly say, as many have on here often , that his work is insightful is ridiculous.

October 10, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.
wareagleash said...

I Love Francis.

October 10, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.
acerigger said...

Fran,your fixation on Pres. Obama may indicate a deeper psychosis,fear of "the other",known in mental health circles as "Obamanoia".

October 10, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.
Francis said...

mr. bennett is very much entitled to his opinion/philosophy...but to claim it's insight when it's simply having your liberal view reinforced..is delusional.

the same with the reverse...if bennett was a conservative....

acerigger..you and other liberals' fixation with me commenting on obama does indicate a deeper pyschosis, and profound hypocracy...i might add. you libs soiled your collective undergarments and stayed beet red for 8 years attempting to portray bush as the devil. well. what do you know..bush is looking pretty good now compared to this guy squating in the white house pretending to be president. my view is being shared by many now...so you can label them with some psychosis as well. in fact, check out all the lunatics voting to end obama's reign of terror on the business community and the private sector on november 2nd. i don't have to point out all the things obama has done to wreck this country...it's out there for all to see. you liberals on here have some kind of phobia....not sure what you would call it. but i call it ditching it out without not being able to take it...free passes to all of you to the nearest super weenie hut juniors in your area.

October 10, 2010 at 10:44 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Good grief Francis; are you wearing a bib? You are almost unintelligible this morning, and the volume of foam emanating from your mouth (keyboard) must be huge. I can barely make out what you are trying to say.

October 10, 2010 at 11:57 a.m.
miraweb said...

I think the moneyed wing of the far right have been far too successful in making people think that what we all owe the society that we live in doesn't matter very much.

Anyone born in the U.S. started out in life on second base. Society provided the teacher who taught you to read this, the firefighter who protects your home every day, the road you drove on this morning, and the hospital that will care for your children when they break an arm.

Parts of society are private and parts of society are public, but we all have a huge debt that is our honor to pay forward to the next generation.

October 10, 2010 at 11:59 a.m.
acerigger said...

Your tin-foil hat may be too tight Fran,an Associated Press-GfK poll last month found 55 percent of all Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Bush and 51 percent blame him for the economic crisis that began on his watch.Republicans, who paid electoral costs in 2006 and 2008 for Bush's unpopularity, are hardly clamoring for the 43rd president to join them on the campaign trail. (Tip; when typing your posts here, and a little red line appears underneath a word,it means that you may want to double check your spelling.)

October 10, 2010 at 12:07 p.m.
hambone said...

Francis, I'm only concerned with my Alcoa stock, you know it's where people get their "Tin Hats " from.

Maybe you should stay indoors.

October 10, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
moonpie said...

Ignoring the long preamble, I think Francis's final point in this first post has been largely misunderstood. Correct me if I'm wrong, Francis, but you are asserting that Democrats are just as self-serving as any politicians on the Republican side.

I think the argument to support that point of view would be that Democrats perpetuate their own positions of power by pandering to people looking for a handout and for government to run their lives.

Is that a fair way to look at it?


I also think the point of Clay's cartoon is exactly what miraweb summed up.


That being said, I understand the Republicans tendency to interpret "me" as "self reliance" and they think that many programs are akin to giving people fish, rather than teaching them to fish.

Self reliance is definitely very American.


However, anything taken to the extreme has its downsides.

I think a balance of self-reliance and offering assistance is good for society.

I wish I had the time to give all the examples of this. But it IS a beautiful day and I don't want to miss it either, Clara.

October 10, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.
alprova said...

Reading the offerings of Francis suddenly reminded me that 15 years ago, the same kind of gibberish was being spewed about Bill Clinton. Women fainted whenever they saw him, or so we were told by Rush Limbaugh.

If the commentary in this forum is any indication of a thing, Clay has hit this one square on the head. Be it the Republicans or the Tea-Partiers, the right-wingers have become the party of "me."

It's all about money, and who gets to keep the most of it. Is that the most important thing in life? For some, it seems to be.

Whatever happened to the UNITED States of America, where we were one people, undivided, with liberty and justice for ALL?

Are we UNITED when we have an ever-growing division between those who have aplenty, and those who have little and are losing it more each day?

Are we truly FREE when we have a chosen few are manipulating our entire economy for the sake of those chosen few, with the goal to see who can become the most wealthy?

Is it JUSTICE FOR ALL when the poverty level in this nation is taking a very sharp turn north, with people increasingly unable to find a decent job that includes health care insurance, a living wage, and little or no hope for a better tomorrow?

The nation that the Republicans and their clingy Tea-Partiers envision is a nightmare. Calls to deregulate private enterprise would take this nation back a hundred or more years, and it is appalling.

Calls to privatize our social programs and to trust those funds with the same people who allowed up to 40% of people's investments to up and leave their accounts is worse than irresponsible.

And we have now, those who are working to remove the very civil rights that people died to defend 40 years ago.

Some of these same people who harp on history all the time, seem to forget what led to regulating private enterprise in the first place.

Inside the Republican Party itself, a deep divide exists, and that little war is being played out in front of an entire nation, and we are to believe that if they regain power, that they will work on the behalf of all of us?

They can't even agree among themselves what they stand for at the moment.

No political party is perfect, and to expect perfection when it comes to politics is fantasy. But my money is being bet on the Democrats, and President Obama.

I'd like to see a few Democrats removed from office because they are very self-serving.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid need to go. And if they survive and are re-elected, I'd very much like to see them replaced as leaders of our Houses with others a little less controversial, who are willing to lead all Representatives and all Senators.

But I do not want the keys handed over to the Republicans to resume their reckless driving habits. They haven't been to driving school yet, nor have they been punished long enough for their prior misdeeds.

October 10, 2010 at 1:39 p.m.
mmlj said...

This is half-true. The other half-truth would be the same exact cartoon with a donkey pin on the speaker. To fail to acknowledge such is myopic.

I believe the Democrats are, in fact, the party of the selfless public servants Al Gore and John Edwards.

October 10, 2010 at 3:24 p.m.
Clara said...

Francis,

I'm not ILL! And no one on this blog has made me ill! Don't put words in my post that never were!

I am your independent Independant.

Don't put me in with ANY political designation, except the one I meant, "iI".

I'm sorry but the "iI!" above does look like ill. It was not a typo. It ended with an exclamation point that made it look like "ill". The letter I was transcribed by the blog into what seems like an l.

That's as far as I'll go and I am not apologizing for the beliefs I have about your posts!

October 10, 2010 at 3:40 p.m.
sd said...

Al wrote, "Reading the offerings of Francis suddenly reminded me that 15 years ago, the same kind of gibberish was being spewed about Bill Clinton. Women fainted whenever they saw him, or so we were told by Rush Limbaugh."

Right-o, and if a woman votes for a woman, it's because the candidate is a woman, and that's the only reason. Contrast this with male Palin supporters: obviously they all support Palin because of her massive, um, intellect, and her astute grasp of the political maneuvering that is required to promote constructive change in our fair republic. If only American women weren't so damn frivolous! Foolish, foolish American women! I shake my fist at you!

I think I agree with Fran's main (?) point, however. Clay, I love it when you play the non-partisan gadfly. "Campaign Fundraising" is a classic.

October 10, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.
Clara said...

sd,

You are foolish to think that women will only vote for women in office.

You fail to realize that women are as intelligent as men, but not as strong physically, and more apt to be bullied by men. To assign them such a designation tells me what IQ you probably have.

You also sound like a male chauvenist bully!

If on a bell curve the "norm" is 100 with that being the average for men and women at the top of the bell, you would probably be at a 90, since you can read and write a bit.

October 10, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.
Clara said...

Also, sd,

I read somewhere that there are more women than men now in colleges.

I'm not one of them, because even community college is beyond me, financially,now.

October 10, 2010 at 8:52 p.m.
Francis said...

yes, moonpie..that is one of my points.

i make a lot of good points, ikeithlu...many....you don't like my wacky sentences and crappy punctation...sorry, i don't have time for it.....because you don't agree with my points doesn't make them unintelligable...drop the high and mighty EDUCATOR persona and stop grading....my point about insight is a very good one. my point about liberals ditching it without being able to take it is a valid point..very valid..piles of evidence to back it up..i repeatedly make the point that fault can be found on both sides....

by the way, i liked it better, and schools were better...when teachers were called teachers and not EDUCATORS.

October 10, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.
Francis said...
October 10, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Francis, I am not acting as an EDUCATOR. I am just asking that your writing be coherent. You know, like an adult. Adults take the time to be clear, concise and accurate. They punctuate and capitalize. They write in complete sentences. They offer evidence to support their statements.

These are things you seem unable or unwilling to do, which makes me wonder about your (emotional/cognitive) age.

October 10, 2010 at 10:54 p.m.
blackwater48 said...

Francis,

For some reason you remind me of an old man standing on his front porch shaking his cane and yelling at the kids to stay off his lawn.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. I do it myself from time to time, but you need to know when it's time to go back inside.

Before the neighbors call the cops on you.

October 10, 2010 at 11:31 p.m.
acerigger said...

Just for the record,here's where I bail out on Fran.I consider myself a Christian,that is,a believer and follower of Jesus' teachings.So therefore,it is in that spirit that I conclude that it would not be Christ-like to have a battle of wits with an un-armed man. Troll on bro'!

October 11, 2010 at midnight
woody said...

Well, here it is Monday morning and I am ready to 'take up the gauntlet'. Oh wait..there is no Francis to do battle with.

You don't suppose he got all 'Francised out' on Sunday, do you?? Nah..as long as there is at least one person out there who doesn't feel or vote the same way as our Francis does, he will continue his vigilant efforts aimed at driving us all as mad as an Extremely Conservative Hatter.

By the way..just in case there is any doubt, the words above were typed with 'tongue planted firmly in cheek'.

I will now relinquish my spot to some other, more sane, yet ardent writer on this "Site of all Sites," in order to perpetuate our ideals of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

TTFN, Woody

October 11, 2010 at 6:40 a.m.
rolando said...

Yeah, right.

October 11, 2010 at 7:10 a.m.
BobMKE said...

I will now relinquish my spot to some other, more sane, yet ardent writer on this "Site of all Sites," in order to perpetuate our ideals of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way!" TTFN, Woody

Woody, shouldn't it read "Truth, Justice, and the Socialist Way" for the far left leaning posters on this site?

You have to accept the fact that a lot of the Democrats are becoming moderates, the Independants are becoming Republicans, and the Republicans/Libertarians are becoming activists. That leaves Obama and the far left out of the loop.

October 11, 2010 at 10:48 a.m.
SBrauer said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't consider others as either we or them, me or you, black or white, Republican or Democrat? What would happen if we all got our heads out of the sand and considered the character of those we elect and not the party, race, gender, or creed? Could you do it?

October 11, 2010 at 12:19 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

SBrauer,

That has been the way I have voted for the last 32 yrs. I don't care if it is a green person from Mars, if it has the correct ideals needed for this country then that would be who I voted for.

lkeith, I agree with you that Francis is a little hard to understand but at least he is passionate about the way he believes.

acerigger, that was not nice, but funny.

October 11, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.
FM_33 said...

The "Republican Party" is still the most snobbyest party that one could ever witness.

October 11, 2010 at 2:01 p.m.
FM_33 said...

The GOP has one thing going for it........the sexy Sarah Palin !

October 11, 2010 at 2:02 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Sarah Palin is the most sexy GOP woman in history but there is one woman in the "Democratic Party" that has her beat out by a long shot.

That woman is.......Ms.Nancy Pelosi !

October 11, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Nancy is so sexy that she made me pass out the other night when i was looking at her speck on TV the other night.

Damn !!! ......how did she get so sexy for her age ?

October 11, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
woody said...

No, BobMKE. I knew how to spell Socialist before your post. And, a lot like Popeye, "I said what I meant and I meant what I said."

And, apparently, you failed to notice when I wrote the line, "Truth, Justice and the American Way," it contained no political leanings whatsoever.

How come yours did?? Who here has the problem with perception??

Pass the spinach, Woody

October 11, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Every time Nancy walks by president Obama she takes America breath away.

October 11, 2010 at 2:13 p.m.
FM_33 said...

No, BobMKE. I knew how to spell Socialist before your post. And, a lot like Popeye, "I said what I meant and I meant what I said."

And, apparently, you failed to notice when I wrote the line, "Truth, Justice and the American Way," it contained no political leanings whatsoever.

How come yours did?? Who here has the problem with perception??

Pass the spinach, Woody Username: woody | On: October 11, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.


Hey Woody take a listen to Metallica's "And Justice For All" album and have a wonderful day.

October 11, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Username: nurseforjustice | On: October 11, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.


Like your comment but do you do house calls as well ?

October 11, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Francis,

For some reason you remind me of an old man standing on his front porch shaking his cane and yelling at the kids to stay off his lawn.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. I do it myself from time to time, but you need to know when it's time to go back inside.

Before the neighbors call the cops on you. Username: blackwater48 | On: October 10, 2010 at 11:31 p.m.


Wooooooo........dog fight in the backyard !

October 11, 2010 at 2:19 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Obamanoia". Username: acerigger | On: October 10, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.


LOL....that's a good one.

October 11, 2010 at 2:20 p.m.
FM_33 said...

All bow to the queen of sexy.........NANCY PELOSI ~~~~~~ !

October 11, 2010 at 2:21 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Wee wee Rolando the thumb down wabbas has struck again !

October 11, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Rolando i hope you have a good day because you're one hell of a guy.

  • looks in both direction's and grins *
October 11, 2010 at 2:58 p.m.
FM_33 said...

NANCY PELOSI FOR PRESIDENT !

October 11, 2010 at 3 p.m.

Bennett is a tool for the left. That'd be okay if he were clever and imaginative with a quick wit. But he's not so we get the Rick Sanchez of political cartoonist.

October 11, 2010 at 3:40 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

I have been known to but I doubt you are my type FM_33.

You pretty much strike me as a moron.

Does anyone want to clue him in as to why he would not be my type??? =)

October 11, 2010 at 4:01 p.m.
fairmon said...

I have written my congressman and senator encouraging them to assure the president and vice president have the best possible security then some. May it never happen but if something happened to them Pelosi is next in line. That may have me moving to Mexico and sending as many of them here as possible.

I looked up the "B" word, condescending and idiot in the dictionary and it had as ex; see Nancy Pelosi.

I have mixed emotions when I see her possible replacement should house leadership change. It is like having to select between two terminal illnesses.

October 11, 2010 at 6:21 p.m.
sd said...

Clara, I hope I don’t have to start adding tags to my posts. They ruin the flow of the paragraph. I won’t quibble with your assessment of my character, but I suppose we’ll have to pencil in "poor communicator" somewhere on that list.

Oh, and FM_33, Nurse is a dude.

October 11, 2010 at 7:01 p.m.
alprova said...

sd wrote: "Oh, and FM_33, Nurse is a dude."


Those of us who are aware of that probably have one word on our mind when someone has to inform a poster of that fact.

AWKWARD.

October 11, 2010 at 7:20 p.m.
Clara said...

sd,

My sincere apologies if what you say is true about the sarcasm.

The type of some of the submissions on this blog are truly questionable. I'd appreciate it if you would post a warning of sarcasm if you apply it. I'm not swift enough, lots of times, to tell the difference between that and some of the stuff posted/blogged here.

You got a "rise" out of me, for sure!

October 11, 2010 at 7:51 p.m.
sd said...

Clara, I was probably due for a good lambasting anyway.

Nurse, I love the fact that you are the belle of our ball, so to speak. I can't think of any other poster that has been hit on as much.

October 12, 2010 at 8:07 a.m.
BobMKE said...

Woody,

In my reply to your post I did want to make it political to stay on the topic. What about the second part of my post? I would like you to reply to it because I do value you opinion.

I also like and enjoy your wonderful wit, so keep it up and keep them coming.

October 12, 2010 at 8:25 a.m.
Clara said...

SBruer...

Wrote something sensible On Oct.11 at 12:19 p.m.

No one seems to feel that ANY of the candidates of the political party, not of your choice, is adequate?

I can't help, because I REALLY don't know who these people are and what they REALLY want in seeking office.

I am aware that the two major parties are asking for toe the line fascist obedience, but I found the Republicans MUCH more so.

Is this being paranoid or merely being wary after long experience.

October 12, 2010 at 9:26 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

sd, I am not sure how to take that. But I guess it could be a compliment to be hit on. But it could be that we have a bunch of self absorbed males who think that every woman should be hit on. I say that being a male myself but very respectful of women. Alprova is correct, AWKWARD.

Woody, I too enjoy your opinions and your wit.

October 12, 2010 at 11:28 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Yawn. Another Bennett toon. Can't you hire someone more unpredictable with political leanings both ways. That way, those on the middle of the road won't be dropping subscriptions like they are because your folks lean so heavily one way. Most of us hate both parties. Pick on both.

October 12, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.
junepop55 said...

whatsnottaken - "That way, those on the middle of the road won't be dropping subscriptions like they are because your folks lean so heavily one way"

??? The Times Free Press has two op-ed pages, one liberal and one conservative. I don't think there's another newspaper in the country that I've heard of that has that. You can't be more middle of the road than that. There are conservative political cartoons on the right page if you don't like the one on the left. . .

October 12, 2010 at 4:48 p.m.
Clara said...

“Right” pushes hard to turn me “Right”, But I attempt the middle path, And find that in my strife to stay The middle path, it’s safe to say I end up “Left” most of the day. The next day on, anew, I read from middle ground, a few, Of posters from the “Right” that spew, And find by night that once again, “Left” is where I’ve brought my pen.

Pretty awful, I know!

October 12, 2010 at 6:19 p.m.
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