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Democrats and Republicans by deaddays Democrats and Republicans by deaddays
The Gist: Democrats want Democrats in the office. Republicans want Republicans in the office. No matter what. It doesn't matter whether, for example, a Democrat would be better for the job, the Republicans want their own in congress and VICE freakin VERSA.
Point is, we should stop voting according to our parties and start voting according to what's good for our country. I'm pretty democratic, but if I saw a kick ass Republican leader that was gonna put shit in order, I'd be all for it. Point is, I'm democrat because that's who I tend to side with most often, NOT because I wanna follow them to my grave. No one should.
We've created little cliques here that scratch their own back and refuse to admit when the other party has a better candidate. We need to start doing what's best for the masses, not our own asses. Catchy slogan? I think so. Later guys. Thanks for watching and reading.
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AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Agreed. It's astounding how much hatred BOTH spew, while hypocritically claiming they're peaceful.
I'm currently an "Independent" and usually am reluctant to vote (even though I still do, as long as I get to the poll places).
El-Drago-800 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Republicans = Democrats = Republicans = Democrats.
TheGlowing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
This would be the perfect Political Cartoon for a newspaper.
DAPoliticalForum Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very well done!
Johman3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Dude, if I could favorites that any harder than I already did, I would. My favorite part, I gotta say, was your comment!
Repukes-suck Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Republicans are evil!
LiquidNerve Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
well said! this is awesome.
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
It's like Joey Ramone said, "The Republicans wanna take away my porn, and the Democrats wanna take away my guns, and I ain't givin' up either..
Steelwool Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder how many donkeys roam the african savannah....
deaddays Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Only ones with suits on. :)
Steelwool Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
no-day-but-today41 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
LoneWolfLover Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Too, true, right?
Unfortunately, that's just the game of politics. :C
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
What would be good for the country would be less federal government. I don't need some shithead in a suit telling me what's what. That's why I am a Republican. What's mine is mine. I'm not gonna work four fuckin' months outta the year just so a crackhead doesn't have to work for his blow.
ThatGirly0uL0ve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I'm flaming republican: I come from the bluest county in the bluest state. But, I hate it when people will agree with anything JUST BECAUSE their party does. IE: I believe Gay people should be able to marry. You know, whatever makes them happy. The republican party doesn't agree with me, but I don't care, because though I agree with most of their ideals, I have my own free thought.

Thank you for illustrating this point, as it has been bugging me for some time. Sometimes I think I should become a republican independent.
ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
I WANT THE LIONS IN OFFICE!!!! It's not even my country but what the hell; as a citizen of the world, I feel I ought to have SOME implication in the most powerful nation in the world!!!
Godaiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I totally agree man, those 2 argue over some silly stuff sometimes
MissCassidy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007

Yes I am the Lion and I agree we need a third party too... I hate the all for one attitude there is in the USA. It's either all or nothing for both parties. Well what if I'm not? What if I am a bit of both? Both a bit liberal and a bit democratic?

This is brilliant.
elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
I just started a forum which suggests us to come up with a new political party . [link] would like for u to put your opinion on it. its an open source party based on Firefox and Linux...
flipado Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
U have point, and that comic is the perfect shot to personify that ideia..
let's hope.. that one by one.. we all wake up ..
hempingway Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
I'm a leo and I feel just like that lion... I'm pretty much the same as you, a democrat of circumstance... I just want the best guy for the job...
rathless Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
Ha love the toon. Great work. You are 100%... I try not to affiliate myself with any party. Too bad The USA only has a 2 party system.
omegasranger Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2004   Writer
Holy Smeck!!! Someone actually realizes that it's for the good of the country and not the good of "your own political affiliation!!!"
Awesome drawing man, the lion's look captures it all, along with the ravenous gluttony of the Dems and Repub's.
yokom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
i agree here 100%. :nod:
TerminallySuburban Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004
Righteous, I'm with you all the way as far as the political parties are concerned. They've become little more than a bunch of gibbering children fighting over control of the sandbox. Just another testament to how much we love to slap labels on things and people, it makes it a whole lot easier not to think. Anyway, all social commentary aside, this is a great piece. You've got a very smooth style going for yourself. Keep up the good work!
rmpaul Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004  Professional Photographer
Dead on. :nod: More of the voting population needs to think that way.

In regards to the drawing itself, I find the way the elephants are huddled together quite amusing. :giggle:
sexypenguin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
agreed :nod:
rockisdeaddclxvi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
lovely and great point...though..i'm an anarchist and hate all politicians and think they're damned dirty liars...except for kucinich..i think he'd be great...except, he'll never win...oh well...
xandershanks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
wonderful work as always, john!!!

"We need to start doing what's best for the masses, not our own asses" - genius :D
daerave Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
great comics, as usual
but like the Joker lectured Harleyquin, you shouldnt have to explain your jokes, they should explain themselves
theoddone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
Fucking priceless!
digi-fix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
kitkatz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
So true.. so true
Jahac Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
terrible true! +fav
westwardcloud Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
FINIALLY someone agrees. actually, its kinda weird. several people have some about the same conclusion and im all for it. you pretty much hit it dead on wiht your description.
infernaleric Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
w00t for free thought! :w00t:
insanitycomics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
Hmm...I'm more republican than democrat, but heck, I don't really identify myself as a republican. I just call myself a proud supporter of the anybody-that's-good party. I can't vote or anything though, so I guess it really don't matter.
artmonkeyd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004   Filmographer
LOL this is spectacular. :lol:
In-Apt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
in the end, the poor gazelle gets eaten anyway, and it's the famine lion that gets the blame... damned politcs!

holymackeral Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
I couldn't agree more! I too have found myself increasingly disgusted with the way partisan politics have turned into a spectator sport in our country. These days, people pick a "side" and tend to stick with it, twisting everything they see to support their arbitrarily decided viewpoint. That is SO FRIGGIN BACKWARDS! People should look at facts first, and THEN make a descision, not make a descision and then treat facts like attacks!

You find so much demonizing and just plain stupid propaganda these days from both the left and right. Democrats who call Bush "worse than Hitler" aren't just wrong, they're also giving other democrats a bad name. In addition, Republicans who call anti-war protestors "unpatriotic" are so caught up in their own viewpoints that they have no idea what our country is about. I myself lean towards the left, but I would much rather have a discussion with an articulate, well-informed Republican than a hyperactive, ignorant Democrat who just wanted to jump on the Bush-bashing bandwagon.

I think the problem may stem from the very party system itself- because we have to register under a party name to vote for candidates in that pary, we are automatically seperating ourselves into groups, and often this descision is made simply based on one's family or community biases. We wouldn't be in such a prickly pickle if everyone in the world stopped for a moment and said, "You know what? Maybe I'm not right about everything. I'm going to listen to the other side for a minute." I'm not going to pretend I know what the solution to all this is, because none of us really do. But you definitely hit the nail on the head with that one, Rios! Nice to see some people these days actually think before they vote.


-Alex "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" Hirsch
snowulfhope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
YES exactly! I'm republican, but there's no way in hell I'm voting for Bush.
imaginarium Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist
It would be more politically poignant if you put the eagle there instead of the lion...:) But wise words, my friend. It's a fact that should apply to any country in election time. :)
triptychr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Now if the lion started picking off a few elephants and donkeys now and then, maybe it would keep both parties on their toes. :)
kalikat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
Gross, but I get your meaning. :)
drevan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
lol... a politician wouldn't survive 2 mins if they lived by that slogan :p besides, the ones that start out good, end up corrupt. the ones that start out corrupt, stay corrupt. =p. never power to a man who wants it =\
frantik Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
The truth is alot of these politicians (but not all of them) are just looking at how to make life better for themselves rather than the majority. Also, many people assume that if we agree with one thing that one party says than we immediatly have to support them 100% no matter what some of their other policies may be.

Me? Non-partisan, whoevers best for the job

and finally a quote from the king of Anger, Lewis Black
"What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans? Democrats blow and Republicans suck!"
skank Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
ompletely agree....too many damn old fogies set in their ways with alot of anger over "how things should be", and of course the other party is the problem...
politics make me angry, thats why i try to stay out of them as MUCH as possible...being angry all the time is unhealthy...=)

great piece man, keep it up!
Da-Necro Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004   Photographer
hahaha....i love your work..every single piece of it :-)
keep it up..i wanna have fun in future
demix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
lol, awesome concept and well put comment
koosh-llama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004   Filmographer
Sir, i drink to your level-headedness!
*clinks glass*
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