Cartoon for June 9

First he dissed his minister. Then his church. What’s next for the future First Pussy?

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    the only reason why he ditched his minister and chruch was not to isolate himself from mainstream america

  2. Anonymous Says:

    It’s so much fun to watch this guy make you slowly lose your shit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Cheeneey and Old Scratch, perfect together!! Just for fun, go to Youtube and listen to Obama’s speech at the 2004 Convention. What Happened to his speaking abillities? Doreme bene….

  4. the little engine that can Says:

    Tell the Truth!

    Amen.

  5. The Reverend Mr. Smith Says:

    If Obama were as smart a politician as everybody seems to think He is, He wouldn’t have had to “distance” himself from anyone, because they wouldn’t have been around. Maybe He is a closet radical (I hope, I hope, I hope), but this country, which was founded by Puritans, prefers the appearance of squeaky-cleanliness. It would help if Barack Hussein Obama, Black Man, were an Eagle Scout, but maybe that’s asking for too much. He looks more and more like Bill Cosby every time you draw Him. I suspect you’re trying to help Him, ie: Ted Rall doesn’t like this guy so He can’t be all that bad.

    Obama/Richardson 2008! What’s the alternative, Bob Barr? ™

    p.s. If McMummy picks the “hot babe” Governor of Alaska, we’re screwed.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    This is what you get when force religion into politics. I’m looking forward to some “Pay Caesar what is due Caesar” and some “Beckett is the only intellegent man in my kingdom” shite. Rock on, Mofo!!!!

  7. Dennis Says:

    He is the change he seeks.
    He changes the search for Him.
    He searches for the Him of change.

  8. Kevin Says:

    Good one, Ted, but that’s a pretty mangled version of the creed in panel one. The phrase is “…maker of Heaven and Earth, of all that is seen and unseen.”

    Also, I love it that you worked in my all-time favorite part of the Bible, where Jesus says that rich people go to hell. Millions of so-called Christians are packing church stadiums in this country every week but none of them wants to think about THAT one! Suck on it, Protestant bastards!

  9. Kevin Moore Says:

    Nicely done. You and Bors offer the strongest critiques of Obama’s lame-ass move.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    The problem of course is that Obama spent 20 years at a black nationalist church. The media isn’t spelling it out that way, but at some point they would have to. “Do *all* black people attend churches that only believe in a white-hating god?”

    No.

    “Just Obama. And a few others.”

  11. Aggie Dude Says:

    I just think the world has enough real problems to not choose to focus ones’ efforts on such frivolity.

    When I said that in regard to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, I was given a host of “What ifs” about him lying and us going to war or something….good thing politicians never do that, ya know!

    But truth be told, this is child’s play, Ted, and you have got to know there are serious issues in the world. I suppose we all need a break from them though.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Is you is or is you ain’t a Christian?

  13. SDS Says:

    I think that many of you (the unwashed anonymous masses) miss the point. If you think Ted is saying the minister is racist, you are insane. Read his earlier posts on the topic. Anyone with a quasi-functional understanding of American history can reconcile Pastor Wright’s comments with patriotism, kindness, and compassion. But, you see what you choose to see. Just ask yourself sometime, are you doing any favors by being so uncritical of that which you are spoon-fed?

  14. Aggie Dude Says:

    SDS I agree completely. I don’t see a problem here with what Pastor Wright said, and I don’t see a problem with Obama being part of that church.

    The problem is a narcissistic, self-righteous American public who loves their country the way a 6 year old loves her mommy.

    “Everything mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes mommy is bad” – Al Franken

    Pastor Wright clearly understands that Obama, as a politician, had to throw him under the bus. This shouldn’t reflect bad on Obama, but on the American public he has to appease. When liberals do it, it’s framed as disingenuous, but conservatives get away with an enormously high level of smug, arrogant, and cynical patronizing of the less educated.

    The problem is a circuit of constant media attention to frivolous and moronic issues, and the reason I think Ted should focus on something else is because this is too subtle for even some of his supporters (like me!!), much less Joe Sixpack. All Joe Sixpack is going to see in a cartoon like this is a black man hating a white Jebus.

    We live in an idiocracy, we need to be cognizant of that.

    Yes…I’m such an elitist, damn my educated soulless body.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm

    More bullshit from Iraq. later…

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Geeeez Klett, it scares me that you actually teach.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    *can reconcile Pastor Wright’s comments with patriotism, kindness, and compassion*

    The above is one of the most stupid things I’ve ever read, easily. The Trinity church is officially, and dogmatically, racist.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_liberation_theology

    *This liberation involves empowerment and seeks the right of self-definition, self-affirmation and self-determination. Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago is the one church frequently cited by press accounts, and by Cone as the best example of a church formally founded on the vision of Black liberation of theology*

    *Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.*

    ……

    If John McCain spent 5 minutes…FIVE MINUTES…in a church that advocated a “white god only” policy, his political career would suffer a million hours of mainstream-media horsewhipping, and you would not hear his name again, except combined with the word “racist”. Obama, by contrast, can associate with disgusting bigots for most of his career, and STILL get people defending him. America is going to get exactly what it deserves if it elects this guy…

  18. Angelo Says:

    The last 8 years are Obama’s 9-11.
    He can ram through an education renaissance.

    The fruit of dumbness is all around.

  19. silentecho Says:

    He gave a great explanation for not wearing a flag lapel pin. Cue, Moral outrage from the right…he bowed out, now the pin is gracing his fabric. Blame that surgery when they remove the backbone when a person joins the Democratic party.

  20. Aggie Dude Says:

    It scares me that people who believe in the voices they hear inside their head have control over American nuclear launch codes.

    This country, at the top level, can’t seem to have an adult conversation about anything. Why is that?

  21. SDS Says:

    Anonymous, you really should step up to the plate with an identity if you want to discuss this rationally. We’re not Scientologists.

    Anyway, I have actually read extensively about Black Liberation Theology. Have you? Really? Do you have a working knowledge of the history of civil rights or religion in America?

    I spend a disproportionate amount of my time and energy involved in reading and writing about theology of all kinds. So, test me brother.

    The first thing I can tell you is you quote-sniped Wikipedia in an either ignorant or callous manner. That “quote” on Black liberation theology was unattributed and actually belongs to Malcolm X, who is not a Muslim. While I do also respect Malcolm deeply, adding him to this argument is intellectually dishonest. Particularly because this quote comes well in advance of his return to the mainstream in the late 60s.

    What I can tell you as a non-white and non-black is that I’ve been to churches across America and I’ve heard the stories of religious practice from the 50s to today. There are churches where African American people were denied the ability to be in ministry because of skin color. Churches were burning. And the “racist” response you point at is, to me, a perfectly rational response to the race problem: let’s separate God and religion. Let’s not bow to a God who is being subverted to benefit oppressive forces. You might claim naievely that race problems don’t exist today. But if you deny them in 1968, this conversation is not worth having.

    I won’t play it as cheap as you did. I will tell you that Senator McCain has definitely allied with at least one notoriously bigoted and illegitimate source of American Christianity: Bob Jones University. Do your own research, but I’d say they are much more pernicious than Reverend Wright, particularly because they have greater money, reach, and power. Segregated dating was just the most obvious of their glaring problems.

  22. SDS Says:

    Revise and edit: Malcolm X WAS a black Muslim, not a Christian. (He also was not precisely a Muslim given Elijah Muhammad’s teachings at the time, but that’s splitting hairs.)

  23. badnewswade Says:

    Personally I think Obama’s the Man, but I freakin’ love your use of Hello Kitty as a type of fascist insignia.

    Keep it up!

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