Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    Transformation from WHAT?

  2. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    From a man with work tools in his hand.

  3. Keith Russell

    Keith Russell said, about 2 years ago

    January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address beginning, “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe — the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”

    And ended, "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

    My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

    Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own."

    In 2012 Obama’s campaign flipped that speech upside down and inside out asking people to rely on the “generosity” of the government wanting people to ask what their country can do for them. To the liberals who do not understand Ramirez’s comic, I pretty much explained it to you using the words of a Democrat.

  4. feverjr

    feverjr said, about 2 years ago

    @Keith Russell

    From Obama’s speech….
    “America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.”

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 years ago

    @CDowns…I think this is what you missed in Russell’s post=
    “In 2012 Obama’s campaign flipped that speech upside down and inside out asking people to rely on the “generosity” of the government wanting people to ask what their country can do for them….”
    (Russell didn’t say “Obama’s speech”…he said “the Obama campaign” which was definitely telling the 49% now dependent on government welfare and entitlements that even more voters should vote for Obama to add more and more citizens to the government rolls for benefits—-IMO)

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Obama always gives good speeches. That’s his forte, he’s an excellent political actor.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 years ago

    IMO what the voters have done by reelecting Obama=
    1. Unemployment will now begin a rise due to businesses wishing to stay out of bankruptcy and closing, in MASS LAYOFFS. www.humanevents.com 11/8/12 “Forwarde! To Mass Layoffs!” by John Hayward. Also see Michelle Malkins recent columns citing facts about layoffs…link on Drudge.
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    2. The far from landslide Democrat elections….they gained only 2 Senate seats to keep the majority, but could not gain the majority in the House….and the far from landslide of Obama’s win….will be used to join with Obama’s MSM to browbeat the elected GOP to “compromise” in supporting the Democrat plans to keep raising the debt limit and to slash the Defense Dept. budget but keep adding social and domestic spending, while threatening the GOP to rubberstamp TAX HIKES on income taxes in the Robin Hood plot to make the “rich” much, much more “poor”….
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    3. Obamacare new taxes will hit the nation, and 102 new federal agencies must be created and staffed and funded…
    with no hope of doing the majority of the public’s wishes to repeal or drastically trim and reform Obamacare. The providers will do what they deem necessary to cope with federal dictatorship new mandates and rules, and many Doctors will adapt operating methods or QUIT.
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    GLOOM, DESPAIR AND AGONY ON AMERICANS.

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    You are a real patriot… Not!

  9. tod4

    tod4 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Debt limits as a reminder have been raised during Republican administrations too.

  10. corzak

    corzak said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Don’t worry, ‘disgustedtaxpayer’. Your SS and Medicare will continue. Courtesy of “socialist redistribution” from working taxpayers like me.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If Ramirez is concerned about a “debtor/beggar nation”, he should have been speaking out years ago about “Reaganomics”, with excessive spending while cutting taxes on corporations and the higher income brackets.

  12. feverjr

    feverjr said, about 2 years ago

    @corzak

    It’s called irony, corzak, just like Ben Sargent’s work from 11/2.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Disgustedtaxpayer,
    I deserve your disgust.
    I totally missed the 2012 date. I have deleted the post and will apologize to Mr Russel.
    I plead insanity.
    Thank you for the correction.
    Gratefully,
    C.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @Keith Russell

    i have deleted my previous reply to you as I failed to read it accurately. The only thing relevent from the post was that it was good reading Kennedy’s words. I had not heard of the 2012 campaign claim before and certainly can’t comment on them. If you noticed the previous post, I apologize.
    With thanks to a disgustedtaxpayer,
    C.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @disgusted:

    You may very well be right. I don’t think so, but I could be wrong. Keep in mind that some people who “sponge off the government” are very well off. Consider that one particular popular name in the news gets a $77,000 tax write-off so he can help pay for the upkeep and the dance lessons for his horse. How many people would we have to kick out of the food stamp program to balance that out? Many of us don’t make $77K per year; this guy gets a write-off for that amount.

    Not everyone who benefits from the government’s largesse is a welfare cheat. And most welfare cheats cannot possibly cheat to the tune of $77K per year. This does not include, say, mortgage deductions for how many houses?

    And, as a final point, what does it say about a society where there is unlimited money to put into “defense” (offense?), even where it is shown that systems cannot or will not work, even when it is a pet project that even the Pentagon does not want, but whose members will say, “You want money from me to help keep my neighbor healthy? Now THAT’S where I draw the line!”

    By the bye, I am a doctor. The health “plan” in place before Obamacare was crumbling under its own weight. It’s funny that people are frightened because “some government beaureaucrat will be deciding who lives and who dies”, but they don’t seem to care a whit about the fact that some insurance bureaucrat, who will share in the savings if he/she decides that this patient isn’t worth saving, will be deciding who lives and who dies.

    Obamacare is not the right answer; universal health care is the only correct course. And we don’t need new agencies: Medicare for all will do just fine. But Obamacare is much more likely to keep the masses healthy and capable of producing, rather than becoming ill and becoming a financial drain, than giving the insurance companies carte blanche. I am much more optimistic than I was before Obamacare.

    And another point about health care: if we as a society continue to deliberately abuse our health because “nobody can tell ME what to do”, and/or because “I saw on TV that there’s a magic pill to take care of me”, we will be in a world of hurt, no matter what health care plan we do or do not have.

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