Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Awsome.

  2. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    A sea of debt created by 30+ years of Reaganomics and 13 years of Clintonomics. Let’s blame it all on the sphartzer.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Someone please explain this obsession with teleprompters. They have been used by every president for every speech since their introduction. Why is this suddenly a reason for derision? It can’t be because people think he can’t speak off the cuff; when Mr. Obama does it, he uses complete sentences, in stark contrast to his predecessor.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Why…um … yes …hmmm ….uhhh I suppose…um he uh uh uh does. uh eventually…hmm complete the sentence.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    The reality is that Debt’s done nothing but trend down since Obama’s first year in office, and the Stock Market has done nothing but trend up. But who you gonna believe, yer own lying eyes or what the Glen Gold Rush Standard Fox whispers in your pathetic little ear?

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Why…um … yes …hmmm ….uhhh I suppose…um he uh uh uh does. uh eventually…hmm complete the sentence.”

    Thanks for your response. So, the teleprompter keeps him from dragging his sentences and pausing so often. That helps to explain the running joke. Doesn’t seem all that funny, but I do understand now. Thanks for the clarification.

  7. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    I’ll agree that other administrations had a hand in the debt, I’m not sure that lets Obama off the hook for his contribution to the problem.

    Also…‘sphartzer’? Never heard that one before.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    @warjoski

    I think he means “Schwarzer”.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    I thought Obama’s comments the other day about race were extremely eloquent and moving. And no teleprompter.

  10. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    Ah…thanks.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Google largest employer in the U.S. you will get Wal-Mart at 2.1 million but the federal government employees 2.6 without the military. Yeah starve the beast.

    Also what did I tell you about insulting people.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    “And Standar & Poor (historically) downgraded the US credit rating.
    Another Obama historic first.”

    First off, Standard and Poor was complicit in the Wall Street Great Taxpayer Giveaway, overvaluing the liquidity and reliability of Freddie, Fannie, Lehman, AIG, etc., so we cannot assume that they are strictly without agenda.

    But their stated reason for reducing US credit rating was their uneasiness with the willingness of some parts of Congress to send the country into default in order to gain political points, intentionally destabilizing confidence in the US treasury. If Congress had been willing to vote up-or-down to raise the debt ceiling as in the past, as opposed to tying it to political footballs like tax cuts and the Keystone pipeline, it is quite likely that our credit rating would have not been downgraded. As a result of downgrading of credit rating, our interest rate on our debt went up.

    This is not to say that Mr. Obama is blameless. It is to say there’s plenty of blame to go around.

    But here’s the thing: blame does not solve problems. And it can make people less willing to work with one another to solve them. At this stage, our country cannot continue to wait for us to bicker before possibly getting down to the problems at hand. Yet we still do, and quite willingly, in some circles.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    As a speaker he schooled House Republicans at their retreat in January of 2010 in Baltimore. You sound stupid when you insist President Obama is inarticulate. Typical for your posts!

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    You’re both right about starving the beast. Parts of the beast are intentionally starved: Medicaid, Consumer Products Safety Council (lead paint in Christmas toys, anyone?), EPA, mining safety, ATF, FDA (genetically modified foods: no need to label; organic food manufacturers need mountains of paperwork to be allowed to use the word…)Interior Dept. On the other hand, others are fed beyond gluttony: we just placed an order for thousands of tanks we will never use, since we have thousands sitting idle in the Nevada desert, but there are jobs to keep in Ohio. Ethanol, which costs more to make than it saves in gasoline, and the use of which makes corn less available for food and feed, raising food prices.But Iowa grows corn, and the first caucuses are in Iowa. A Star Wars missile defense system that couldn’t find its ass with both hands and a flashlight. And on and on. Net result: toxic air and water, food that will make you sick, toys that are dangerous for children, but lots of make-work jobs. And don’t forget the biggest hole we throw money into: Congress itself. Second: DHS.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Bingo!

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