Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Mr. Ramirez is a good voice for his candidate. It would take an educated and informed electorate(Eisenhower’s words) to recall the impediments placed in front of this administration as it tried to reach stated goals. The saddest impediment came from Obama’s own party as they used arrogance and bullying instead of cooperation and bipartisanship in the interactions with the Republicans. However, the Norquist conservatives and a right of right social agenda introduced in 2010 made a lie of the Republicans promise they would focus on jobs and deadlocked the legislature more than ever. I hear Reid is promising to treat Romney the same way McConnall treated Obama. This is not the way the most powerful nation in the world should be run. This is not how a great people should let themselves be led. The President can only do so much if Congress is more eager to enrich themselves than to serve their nation.

  2. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 4 years ago

    At least the cartoonist admits to being biased.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 4 years ago

    Oh… And incompetent too :)

  4. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    C, you didn’t address the cartoon at all. At least 70% of the Obama comments in the cartoon had to do with things that Obama did on his own, not what he couldn’t do without Republican support.

  5. Krazy Ig Katz
  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago


    I addressed the tone of the cartoon, neighbor Midaswelby. In a point by point debate in a forum where such things can be done easily, I would gladly contest many of Mr. Ramirez’s statements. I would also cheerfully address the points Mr. Ramirez failed to assign to his candidate.
    If the republicans AND democrats of the legislature had negotiated in good faith, compromised in a bipartisan fashion, and acted on behalf of the electorate rather than their donors, the Obama presidency would have been much more successful and, I believe, our nation would have been better off now. Thank you for your reply, and I hope one day to find a forum where discussions like ours can continue and seek common ground. I can agree to disagree as long as I understand why a person takes the stand they do. In some very rare cases where a person has taken an extreme view, I cannot agree, but I can promise to not take arms against my government and neighbors in order to get my way.

  7. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, about 4 years ago

    .So if you believe Rami’s twaddle, Captain Magic Underpants is your boy.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    No need to read all of them… the deficit in Massachusetts is a non-issue, the constitution requires a balanced budget. And what about the 844 vetoes, mostly overridden? Romney wasn’t governing in Massachusetts, he was being a really tiny speed bump.

  9. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, about 4 years ago

    Michael, no matter how you slice it, Romney is a rich guy who will only help other wealthy people. Obama is for 99% — and if those people vote, then Romney is trashed.

  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan said, about 4 years ago

    Two wrongs don’t make it right!

  11. feverjr

    feverjr said, about 4 years ago

    Mitt’s rescue of the Olympics in Salt Lake, came at a $1.3 Billion price tag for the U.S. taxpayer.
    McCain, 2000: "This figure [$1.3 billion] is breathtaking. The American taxpayer is being shaken down to the tune of nearly a billion-and-a-half dollars for Salt Lake City to host the Winter Olympics.

    … No one would dispute that the federal government should provide whatever support necessary to ensure that the Games are safe for everyone. However, the American taxpayer should not be burdened with building up the basic infrastructure necessary to a city to be able to pull off hosting the Olympic Games."

    while governor of Massachusetts… Romney vetoed an astounding 844 bills (do the math: that one veto every 1.7 days) passed by the mostly Democratic Massachusetts state legislature, over 700 of which had to be overridden just to pass. And not just by Democrats. Governor Romney’s 2006 veto of an increase in the minimum wage was overturned unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats alike. So it is beyond belief in these closing days that Governor Romney is running TV ads and giving stump speeches touting his ability to “work across the aisle” while governor of a state with an “85% Democrat legislature.”
    “Of Romney’s 844 vetoes, 707 were overridden by the legislature, some unanimously. Romney vetoed money for housing the homeless, vetoed a bill honoring a student’s right not to dissect animals, vetoed a raise in the minimum wage. A company on whose board he served was fined 83 million dollars for Medicare fraud. He was accused of tax evasion in preparing Marriott International’s tax forms”.
    During the 2008 campaign, he was proud of his vetoes……
    “Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made fiscal policy discipline a staple of his presidential campaign. He has run an ad called “I Like Vetoes” roughly 1,000 times, making it the single most expensive ad so far in the 2008 presidential campaign. In the ad Romney states that he “vetoed hundreds of spending appropriations as governor.” What he neglects to mention is that more than 700 of his vetoes were overturned by the Massachusetts Legislature."

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 4 years ago

    The truth hurts. The Obamanation is the single worst president this country has seen, bar none. With his child killing, illegal alien coddling, big government, socialist agenda, this pathological liar is the epitome of a worthless piece of human debris with no more morals than your average goat. And tell me, how is murdering a child going to solve the issue of rape? How is it the child’s fault how they were conceived that they should be murdered as a result? By all means, go after the rapist, but the child bears no guilt and is an innocent victim of someone’s “right” to choose to murder them.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Contrary to most of your fellow liberal posters here, you do succeed at rational and civil responses. I may disagree with your position, but rarely with your presentation. If more (both parties) were focused on the needs of the American people (and not politics) things like Bowles – Simpson would have been enacted. Regardless of who wins today, I fear this partisanship angst that exists today is far from over, obviously at the expense of the American people…

  14. feverjr

    feverjr said, about 4 years ago


    Mitt invested in Stericycle, the fetus disposal company. He made $50 million in profits in the abortion industry.
    We know this because he can hide his tax returns but the SEC has his investment history.
    Reports surfaced in July that Mitt Romney personally and Bain Capital invested millions of dollars in Stericycle and profited handsomely from that investment. Details have been hidden because Romney used an off shore company he owned in a confidential tax haven, Bermuda, to make the investments.

    Romney used to be pro-choice and supported Roe v Wade. He has flip flopped and now says he is anti-abortion. The Stericycle investment raises eyebrows because some conservatives say Mitt’s money is not where his mouth is.

    Even though pro-life groups had targeted Stericlycle prior to this disclosure about Romney’s investment, the issue has been as hidden as Romney’s tax returns—until now. Mother Jones broke the story, but other than Mother Jones and this column, no one has really covered Romney’s investment in Stericycle. With Operation Rescue, Romney’s involvement with that firm now gets equal standing with the Akin situation.
    The document also states that Romney “may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to” 2,116,588 shares of common stock in Stericycle “in his capacity as sole shareholder” of the Bain entities that invested in the company. That was about 11 percent of the outstanding shares of common stock. (The whole $75 million investment won Bain, Romney, and their partners 22.64 percent of the firm’s stock—the largest bloc among the firm’s owners.) The original copy of the filing was signed by Romney.

    Another SEC document filed November 30, 1999, by Stericycle also names Romney as an individual who holds “voting and dispositive power” with respect to the stock owned by Bain.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Anyone who thinks Romney is a leader, should think: Custer.

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