Today’s Standings

Now, some may say I am being a little tough on Obama and the Democrats with this comic. But for one, there are plenty of forces pushing the Democrats to be more conservative. I try to be a voice that pushes them to be more progressive. And second, while Obama may have enacted some actually pretty decent legislation considering the situation he’s had to deal with, this isn’t the time to sit back and celebrate and say “Hey, great job! Obama is way better than Bush — the worst president we’ve ever had! And hey, he’s better than Clinton, a president whose fiscal politics could have been mistaken for a traditional Republican’s in many instances!” There is so much at stake right now, for the U.S. and for the world. For the future of mankind — and I mean that quite literally — that we need to push our leaders in the right direction. HARD.

The system is broken. And we need a voice to fix it. The conservative side of this country has been destroyed and is no longer reasonable. It is simply a propaganda machine that uses lies to steal from the poor and give to the rich and it will destroy us if we don’t do something about it. I truly do feel bad for non-evil conservatives with brains, many of whom have been complaining quite publicly as of late. But saving the Republican party is not my goal. Saving the Democratic party is.

We need to counteract the destructive lies coming from the right. It’s more than the legislation — it’s the message. The right is lying, over and over again, and too often the politicians that supposedly represent the left, rather than attacking these lies instead seem nervous to offend anyone who believes them. And while there is certainly an argument for calm reason over vitriolic rhetoric, we don’t have the time to allow more innocent people to be swayed into believing in the nonsense, half truths and downright fiction repeated ad nauseum by those who would willingly let the country be destroyed if it meant a few more bucks for them. In fact, that pretty much seems to be the Republican game plan, especially when the White House is occupied by a Democrat.

Yes, we need to accomplish things, not just talk. But we also need to control the conversation. It’s a tough mission. But that’s what our elected officials are there for. No one said it would be easy. So don’t tell me I’m too harsh on the party that’s supposed to be representing me. These aren’t athletes. It isn’t a game on the line. It’s our future.


8 responses to “Today’s Standings

  1. haha Dustin still thinks Democrats are any better than Republicans. Dustins still living in the 1950s. People who still have hope in the political process should be forced to get mental health help.

    • Well, better but still sucky. That’s pretty much the entire point of the comic. And I mean, it’s hard to argue they aren’t better when you look at the Republican candidates battling to run against Obama next year.

  2. It doesn’t help that when Obama or any other prominent Democrat voices anything remotely resembling a criticism of the other side, we get a chorus of “class warfare!” and calls for “civility” from fuzzy-headed yutz pundits.

    • That’s because the Republicans are better at controlling the conversation. They have a political machine that churns out talking points, not to mention an entire network that does their bidding. It just doesn’t seem that the Democrats are as unified, and that’s probably because they’re not. There are a lot of Democrats in office whose politics frequently stray toward the conservative side, yet very few Republicans who aren’t unified behind their current strategy of helping the top 0.1% while destroying the country to sink Obama.

  3. David Frum is a two faced joke and only makes statements to suit his own purposes. Guy promotes the Bush presidency then seeks to tear it down.

  4. Ur comic is blocked at my work, but just skimmin’ the blog spot, I read “steal from the poor and give to the rich.” Hmmm.. Isn’t that an oxymoron. How does one steal from the poor?

    For some reason, Birdy isn’t blocked. I can get my fill of comic bird ‘relations’ and puns.

    • Birdy isn’t blocked but Dustinland is? Boy, that’s really weird, considering it’s the same site. Hmmm… my only guess is that it has something to do with the ads since there are no ads on Birdy and that’s really the only difference between the two.

      As for stealing from the poor, you can totally do that. If you read the latest Tim Dickinson story in Rolling Stone: How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich, you will see a very lengthy detail of how this works. Unfortunately it is not online. But basically it’s something to the effect of, when you cut funding for education but give people tax breaks for purchasing yachts (this actually happened), you are in effect taking from the poor in order to subsidize the rich.

      • Bitter Scribe

        “It is astonishing how much money can be made out of the poorest of the poor with a little ingenuity.”

        –Dr. Magiot in “The Comedians” by Graham Greene

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