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The Long and Long-winded Rhodes

randi rhodesEvery weekday afternoon at 2PM I listen to the live stream of Randi Rhodes political talk show. You should, too, as the woman really knows her stuff, and she's a hoot, besides! On today's show she told a delightful tale regarding her voting experience, ala Florida, where she currently resides.

To preface this story you ought to know that the Florida state Legislature placed eleven Constitutional Amendments on the ballot this year, and for this one election the description of the amendments weren't limited to 73 words. Oh, no. In fact, they often include the full text so we're talking about pages and pages and PAGES of teeny-tiny-itsy-bitsy type. And each page has to be individually fed into the scanner afterwards.

So what does this all mean? Yes, long lines, obviously meant to lower the eventual vote count, which benefits Republican candidates.

Ms. Rhodes informed us it took her two full hours  to vote, on a Tuesday afternoon when most folks are at work. Imagine what it's going to be like on election day.

The point of this tale is that while waiting in line she couldn't help but notice obvious Romney voters arriving, looking at the long line, and then leaving, flustered, because, she mused, there wasn't a special short line just for their entitled selves, thus leaving the field to the Obama voters.

This is what you call an enthusiasm gap.

If more Romney voters feel their boy isn't worth a two-hour wait, or conceivably longer, then the election is going to over by about 3PM on November 6th.



If this comic puzzles anyone, and I'm astonished that it might, just read the Plum Line's story of Calling Romneys lie what it is: A lie.


BTW, if you're looking for some safe Halloween fun for the kids, send them over to play Cat Bowling at my Infinite Cat Project web site. It's funzes.


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Oh, That Mitt

big bird trashes romneyWhere are your tax returns, Mitt?


n light of the Sandy disaster the president has canceled his campaign appearances. So did Mittens, although he held a standard campaign stop on Tuesday under the guise of a "Storm Relief" event. Mitt bought $5000 worth of goods to give to supporters which they gave back to him. This is the very worst kind of photo op.


itt Romney's lax regulation as governor of Massachusetts may have contributed to the recent meningitis outbreak.


Team Romney is evidently training poll watchers to suppress the vote in Wisconsin.


Mitt is refusing to answer questions about his earlier statements about eliminating FEMA during the Republican primary debates.


As governor of Massachusetts Mittens vetoed flood prevention for his state. And when cities flooded he could care less.


A FOIA request now shows how Mr. Romney avoided paying taxes for 15 years.


Quote of The Day

"I wonder which of his advisors had to tell Mitt what a canned good is. " --- a tweet by LOLGOP

Today's video: You should know that, while governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney raised fees on EVERYTHING! Even blind people.


President Obama's Top 50 Accomplishments

Number 7: Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry

barack obama's top 50 accomplishments
In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.


And now our Chart of the Day: Consumer Confidence by Party Affiliation

chart presidential turnout rates

Much larger version of chart here.


Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creationFor the past two years the Republican-led House had the chance to pass any number of jobs bills to get this country back on its feet. Instead, they did nothing, hoping that the lousy economy they were nurturing would ruin Mr. Obama's chance at reelection. That's the Republican way.

For the full 2001-2012 list of Republican sloth please visit republicanjobcreation.com.


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Today's Google Chow.

Mitt Romney: Once bitten by the crazy communist muslim the president of Jeep had become his zombie slave. So they filled a blood-drenched Wrangler with the hearts of a thousand Chrysler employees and drove away into the dead of night. Some say to Hell, and some say... to China!
Scary, huh?

Girl: We're six, Uncle Mitt. We're not stupid.

Boy: Or from Ohio.

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