Early Polling News From North Carolina

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project& My Left Wing


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My wife read today's strip, and after she stopped rolling on the floor laughing, she wiped away the tears and alerted me, "you are gonna get so much hate mail!"

Anyway, at my polling place here in Lewisville, NC, I had the choice of taking the unaffiliated ballot, the Republican Ballot and the Democratic ballot (I am independent). When I looked, he had only three Dem ballots left in the stack. I asked jokingly if he was going to run out. He said, "Oh no, I have more packs in the back - it's just not many people are voting Republican so far today." And yes, we had PAPER ballots that you marked with a pen - now black box voting and no chads. Paper and ink.

Afterwards, my wife and I went for breakfast and our waitress noted our "I Voted Today" stickers on our shirts and said she thought about voting, but doesn't pay any attention to politics (WTF?). She liked Obama so we gave her our Obama pitch. The table next to us had a similar conversation with her and they were talking about how much they liked Bill Clinton and hated Hillary Clinton. They too supported Obama.

Should be an interesting evening.

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I am submitting Town Called Dobson to the paper for their consideration. They seem to have given great weight to receiving 200 messages considering Candorville. I am asking TCD fans to try to surpass that amount. (I get more than that many hate mails a day, surely fans can do better?)

This is not a race between Darren and I, it is a hope that more progressive strips can be represented in the printed press of America.

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Tags: 2008, cartoons, comics, humor, North Carolina Primary, Politics, webcomics (all tags)

Comments

16 Comments

Giving you some good vibes

before the flaming begins.  Strip was LOL!  Hope you talked your waitress into heading for the polls.

by GFORD 2008-05-06 06:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

indeed I too LOL at it, funny strip. heh.

by TruthMatters 2008-05-06 06:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

being black isnt a crutch either

by boxer4hrc 2008-05-06 06:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

you must have clicked the wrong diary, this one has nothing to do with race.

by TruthMatters 2008-05-06 06:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

being black isnt a crutch either

by boxer4hrc 2008-05-06 06:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina
Huge white turnout. Whites voting 83% for Hillary.
Yeah sounds racist, huh? Well what about Blacks voting 91% for Obama, is that racist? I just want people to really study the issues and the people.
Voting for someone because of their color is inherently racist. And is doesn't matter if they are white or black.
by hypopg 2008-05-06 07:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

No. When Obama supporters argue this point, it is racial pride. Seems to me I once heard David Duke say this and it was BS then also.

by gunner 2008-05-06 07:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

What bothers me is when the MSM complains about the white voters voting for Hillary, but say NOTHING about the 90%+ AA vote for Obama and don't call it racist.

I'm AA and I have problem with people- any people- voting just on one issue or because of race/gender.  And I really have a problem with people who make choices due to race or perceived black pride/nationalism, but call voters who support Hillary are the real racists.

Obama played the race card from the beginning of this and has played it superbly.  But when the General Election comes, the Republicans will not care about being called racist or negative.  

If Obama can't take out Hillary without struggling, he is not ready for the General Election and he is NOT ready for the Presidency of the United States.

by stefystef 2008-05-06 07:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

Obama has already beaten bill, the most popular dem. ex president, and  his wife. Who has hillary beaten?

by venician 2008-05-06 08:13AM | 0 recs
Where did you get the numbers? n/t

by parahammer 2008-05-06 07:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

Ugghhhh!

Humor that degrades isn't very humorous.
I would hate to see what you would have been called
had you have couched the strip in racial terms.

by johnnygunn 2008-05-06 07:10AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina

Oh, yay, more examples of hateful Obama supporters, makes me feel so warm and fuzzy.

by LindaSFNM 2008-05-06 07:18AM | 0 recs
Typical

Women and gay jokes are still ok I guess.  

But I am positive this poster's dick is very funny indeed.

by emmasaint 2008-05-06 07:18AM | 0 recs
Re: sexist diary

If the election has always been about gender and Obama has played the race card, why would you want him as VP?

by The Distillery 2008-05-06 07:41AM | 0 recs
Eve Ensler

Does the person who gives the punchline purposely resemble Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, who is an Obama supporter by the way, or was that unintentional?  It made the whole strip worthwhile to me.  But I don't know how many other people would get that.

by The Distillery 2008-05-06 07:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Early Polling News From North Carolina
I am hearing reports of very high turnout in North East N.C. That should be very good news for HRC.
As Bill stomped there the past couple of days.
by hypopg 2008-05-06 08:31AM | 0 recs

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