So right here in Southern Ohio, there is a former contestant on the Apprentice and former Brand Manager of Procter and Gamble, Surya Yalamanchili running for Congress against the incumbent Jean Schmidt. Now I don’t have anything really against Schmidt but in her time in office, I can’t think of one thing she has done except lecture six year olds on abortion.
Yalamanchili knows people might have trouble pronouncing his name so instead he goes by “Chili” and his website is VoteChili.com. Now of course, I don’t agree with every stance on the issues Surya makes but here is one thing that impresses me. He has refused to accept any money from corporations or PACs (political action committees) in his bid for Congress. So many politicians talk about “corruption” caused by corporate donations yet not one does anything about it…until now.
I also like the fact that just because he is a Democrat, he doesn’t seem to be the type to toe the party line. In fact, in his debate with Schmidt he said “I’m on the side of the voters of the 2nd District…Both parties have failed America…It’s a system that’s corrupt.”
Too much of the impasse in Washington is due to line drawing. Wish you luck Chili (you’ll need it facing an opponent with 5x as much money and who is the incumbent)
Miracles have been known to happen
True but this race hasn’t gotten much coverage even among the alternative media and blogs.
He sounds like a more decent candidate. Let’s hope he survives before the Schmidt hits the man.
Haha…now who is punny?
Being in California and you know how screwed up we are, I don’t know anything about your candidates but this cartoon is AWESOME! Pure Bearman! One of our candidates here is “Brown” as well.
That reminds me of Tony’s latest cartoon http://ynot60.com/2010/10/27/get-well-card/
I am for term limits and campaign spending limits. I am tired of our government being for sale to the highest bidder.
Agree…If I ran for office I would only stay for one term (then I would get a fat paycheck from a lobbying group the rest of my life..haha)
We already have term limits.
They’re called “elections.”
good point…now if the voters weren’t so lazy.
Would you support public ally funded elections?
Don’t think they work. So someone gets public funds and his/her opponent still secures private funding. Someone will always have more money to spend.
And let’s say both candidates agree to having the same amount of public funding. They’ll just privately have their supporters form PACs and run those awful commercials blasting the other guy.
Ha,ha,ha comic gold!
the reps will pick up some seats
Which makes you wonder why the Dems aren’t pushing more on vunerable Reps.
Wait. Someone lectured to 6-year-olds about abortion?? There must have been a lot of strange parent-child conversations during the car ride home from school that day.
According to the letter the school sent home to the parents “She defined abortion as the taking of a child’s life in the mother’s womb,” the apology letter said. “She indicated that abortion involves the killing of a child before it is born. She was not graphic or any more detailed in this regard.”
I think I remember him from The Apprentice. I like that show a lot more when they have normal people on instead of the celebrities. Celebrity Apprentice is the biggest waste of time ever.
I’d vote for him just because I’m craving some chilli.
But are you craving Cincinnati Chili…it is so different than the rest of the world.
Here in Britain our coalition government seems to be making things happen despite the pain created… power to reality!
Problem is here you have primaries where the Dems and Reps duke it out amongst themselves to determine a winner and then they face the other party in the next election. In the primaries, those on the far left or right tend to win the nomination while in the general election, those closest to the middle win.
Haha! Oh, Bearman, you are so punny.
I would vote for him just based on his name…(then again, I’m ignorant.)
You also pick race horses based on the pretty colors so we understand.
Not being an American I didn’t really get it till I read the explanation. That bowl of chilli sure looks good. Haven’t had some chilli in a long time.
They don’t have Devil Chili in Tazmania?
Due to the Devil Facial Tumor disease that’s posing a huge threat to the species we can’t afford to kill any for food
Yalamanchili is a GREAT name
But only if you can pronounce it.
This made my day! Thanks! Surya “chili”
Glad you liked it. Now that you commented, I am going to advertise that I am now both politically and celebrity endorsed. haha
Don’t too carried away over yourself now!!!
Don’t steal my fun Walker. I need to get out of the Friggin Loon’s Bottom Dweller Club somehow.
which celebs BTW?
Same guy…he was on the Apprentice.
Yes I Know Captain Stern and Never did there live a kinder more generous man.
He’s never Done anything Immoral…
UNLESS you count the Preschooler’s Prostitute Ring!
And he’s never done anything illegal
UNLESS you count all the times he sold DOPE disguised as a Nun!
I’m so confused.
I wish money didn’t have such a loud mouth.
I know some loud mouths without money.
Sounds too good to be true. Don’t be surprised if there’s a few surprise peppers in that Chili.
We already have a local politician named “pepper”
As you read in my post I don’t care for political ads but I do enjoy political cartoons. Maybe every candidate should be required to show a cartoon about their campaign.
I’m available for hire
Chili Con Carnage
As long as you have the stomach for the chili.
Sounds like a winner. Unfortunately, here in Florida, my choices are all pretty bad. But then again, when aren’t they?
When I decide to run.
You got my vote. If you just give cartoonist a tax-free credit for everything, that would be great! OH – and free tooth brushes for a health care plan would be nice, too
Oh I can make all the promises in the world.
I am glad Chili has decided not to take PAC money. I have taken a similar stance, only I am not taking money from anybody nor am I spending money.
What? you mean you aren’t sending me a yard sign?
You have to love when situations write themselves. Nice play on names. P.S. sorry for my absense from around these parts, it will not become a habit
You were gone?? haha j/k. Always glad to see you around.
I like this guy as well. If only more people would step up and follow suit!
They are too afraid of the other guy having too much money.
Name a politician who Isn’t full of Schmidt?!? o.O
Bearman, I say you run as Mac & Cheese. Then you two can have a comfort food showdown!
or a Whopper 🙂
I’ll be Mac as long as the Loon is my running mate as the Cheese. No one is cheesier.
Ha! Well I do accept money from corporations and PAC’s. Just throwing that out there. I’ll be happy to send a remittance envelope if anyone’s interested. 🙂
You just let us know when that business of yours is open and the money will come pouring in.
We’ve been open for about a month and a half now – but I’ve been hiding in the back room for most of that time (I would hate to scare off customers). 🙂
Well send me some details so I can promote it.
Great cartoon. That’s what we need is for good people to run and not just the greedy corrupt types that seem to be usually attracted to the job.
Unless I disagree with their platform…and then I don’t want them to run at all..haha
By the way I went to the website Votechili.com and watched a couple of his videos and read some on his website refreshing and heartening.
I was just watching some talking heads talking about campaign spending and I got and idea for a cartoon. Of course, I don’t draw cartoons but you do so I am passing this idea along to see if it sticks.
Show a candidate begging with a sign saying “spent $1.2 million and still lost. Unused buttons 50 cents.”
So before the election they gave those buttons away free..NOW they think a loser is worth 50 cents?? haha
I’m voting for T-Boz.
How did that work out for you?