Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    This is what you get when you try to run the country according to public opinion polls.

  2. Jim Cates

    Jim Cates said, 10 months ago

    He must be planning to run in the next election, but another dumacrat beat him to it

  3. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 10 months ago

    it looks like Mr. Ramirez just won himself an all expense paid trip to an Obama re-education resort opening soon in all areas.

    But don’t worry I like many others will be there to keep you company.

  4. Ivan Araque

    Ivan Araque GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Nantucket19
    Apparently. Delusional partisan hack, Ramirez is simply clueless.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I called it way back when. A president with out a spine and we will be as respected as much as France. and well, France is the only one to back us up the last time we needed it. Of course Obama was also in the wrong, but still, France is now the only one willing to sit with the wall flower non cool kids while the rest of the world dances.

  6. mskemple

    mskemple said, 10 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Don’t forget Dennis Rodman , I’m sure he will soon make a visit to console Obama!

  7. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    There’s plenty of blame to go around. Obama is wishy washy and unrealistic. Bush was a playboy cowboy. And both the Democrats and Republicans are ruled by fringe elements who would rather everyone else suffer than admit they may not be as smart as they think they are.

    And we keep electing them. America has the government it deserves. As well as the reputation.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hmm, news is now reporting that DIPLOMACY is achieving more with Syria and Iran than another senseless military attack and war, how tragic for the MIC, chidkenhawks, and RWNJs. Sorry Michael, but going back to the world opinion of the U.S. “voter” during the “W” years, it is our Republican sector in the House, and filibustering blowhards in the Senate, who have brought down our international reputation, NOT Obama.


    The U.S. “reputation”, was, and is not, nearly as low as it was under “W”. As I heard, and read from other sources I didn’t meet personally, the biggest point of the second Bush term, was folks couldn’t believe the voters were stupid enough to actually vote for him that second time, instead of leaving it to SCOTUS to reverse the election results again.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    When it comes to foreign affairs it is better to be feared than loved.

    In Obama’s case he’s got neither going for him…

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 10 months ago

    exactly WHY is it better to be feared? That makes no sense at all.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    Like Obama is doing in Pakistan among other places with those drones from 20,000 feet?Those drones are really good at recognizing the top of Islamic jihad jerks heads.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Enoki

    Is it better to be feared as a blind, lumbering giant, smashing everything around him in a fit of rage? Or maybe hated as a double-dealing, cynical bully, mouthing the praise of freedom even as we destabilized and toppled legitimate governments that we found inconvenient, and backed cruel despots who spat on the very values we espoused, just for the sake of expediency.
    From when Woodrow Wilson said that he’d “teach the South American republics to elect good men”, this country has tried to cajole, bully and force the rest of the world to conform to its dream of American “manifest destiny” rule. And then we wonder why we’re not universally loved and praised.

  13. Kylop

    Kylop said, 10 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Couldn’t be. Then the red line would be straight, unwaveringly, vertical….all down, all the time

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Nice moralistic fallacy there Wolf. Your logical error aside, in a more general sense it is better that other nations firmly believe the US will act in whatever manner they might if prodded or believing they have cause than trying to get those nations to like the US simply because we act nice and meek towards them.

    I for one have never thought the US was universally loved or praised. I personally don’t care if the US is by any other nation. But, I prefer the US government be one that is led by people who the world knows will act decisively and resolutely when they say they will than by an equivocating leadership that thinks that restraint, kind words, and looking the other way will get those nations to act right.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @Enoki

    & @ The Wolf in Your Midst

    You both make good points, and they are not all mutually exclusive. No doubt that others believe that a leader should be decisive, but the leader should also be able to “walk softly, but carry a big stick”, as FDR told us.

    Drones, AbuGhraib, torture, renditions, and spying on governments that are friendly to us only makes us look wealthy and capable, but they do not earn us any respect, no matter how forcefully we waterboard, or how much we try to justify the Geneva Conventions being “quaint”.

    I submit that although Mr. Obama has shown little resolve, I would prefer to try diplomacy first (although we can certainly do it better) than to be the blind powerful giant swinging in all directions. For decades, we have been yelling “respect us or we’ll bomb you or topple your government”. This does not engender respect. And everyone knows, without it being demonstrated, that the US can destroy the planet many times over in a short time. I don’t imagine many countries have illusions about winning a war militarily. Unfortunately, they can win it economically, which was and is the focus of Al-Qaeda: to make us spend our resources and talents to play whack-a-mole, rather than to make our society better.

    Money to kill, no money to heal. What does that look like?

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