Beyond Michael Ramirez’s obvious misrepresentations and distortions of candidates’ views (no Democratic candidate supports “open borders” and candidates only support access to late term abortion in rare, extreme situations of medical emergency), some of the views cited simply reflect different values.
Some of the policies that Republicans see as “bugs,” Democrats see as “features.”
Bernie calls himself a socialist, but Bernie is no socialist. He supports private enterprise with regulation, like prosperous Scandinavian countries, and is more of a Keynesian New Dealer.
Most Democrats proudly support the Green New Deal (using a market-driven approach to environmental and climate reform that increases prosperity), abolishing the unfairness of the Electoral College, some form of universal public health care, etc.
The concept of reparations is complicated and nuanced, and is only raised in a theoretical framework. The reality is that there are families in the south who are living in the prosperity of “old wealth” that was created by slaves without their consent. There are descendants of slaves who live in poverty because their birthright — the wealth created by their ancestors’ unpaid hands — was given to someone who did nothing to earn it. Tracking down which individuals are descendants of slaves and who is living in ill-gotten gains (stolen property) is complicated (not all whites are descended from slave owners and not all African Americans are descended from slaves), but raises legitimate issues that need to be examined in our pursuit of policies of racial and economic justice.
Can I have some of what you are smoking?
Is Ramirez really as simple-minded as he is looking in this cartoon?
Trumpanista method of operation: exaggerate everything to the point of unreality and claim that that is what they mean.
Ramirez, if you want to work on someone agenda, why not help the Republicans develop a legislative agenda? Aside from a tax cut for the 1%, a few executive orders from Little Tweeter Man, they haven’t done anything constructive. Their idea of public service is to maintain their office. The voters notice things like that.
Yell “SOCIALISM” in a crowed room of conservatives. They will scamper like cockroaches when the light is turned on.
Every single Democrat is a threat and a problem for Conservatives. Every Democrat actually has a cogent plan and an agenda to progress. The regressive conservatives have absolutely nothing to offer anyone.
What else should we expect from Adelson’s minion?
Yeah, Biden will be a problem when he’s discovered…1. Assaulting a dozen-and-a-half plus women.2. Shoving his tongue down women’s throats.3. Putting his hands up women’s skirts.4. Invading beauty pageant dressing rooms when contestants are nude.5. Bragging about trying to force sex on a newlywed woman.6. Caught having extramarital affairs by raw dogging a prom actress and a nude model.7. Bragging about grabbing women by the privates and they like it because your famous.
You know, that kind of thing makes for problems.
Biden may be the ‘least’ problematic, but trump is the most. Look at the national debt, the alienating of allies, the lack of action on climate change, the constant lying by trump (the man can’t even say where is father was born!) and don’t forget the nonsense about wind turbine noise causing cancer. Who takes this man seriously – he is a joke, a danger and an embarrassment
“Bernie calls himself a socialist, but Bernie is no socialist. He supports private enterprise with regulation, like prosperous Scandinavian countries, and is more of a Keynesian New Dealer.”
It is amazing that one person can show so much misunderstanding in two sentences. The difference between free enterprise and socialism is all in the pricing, not who owns the means of production. If the government sets prices, you soon end up with Venezuela. The graft and thievery is just a side effect. Unregulated prices, Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand,” has the property of matching production to demand. Putting a short halt in the system—in hours or days, not months or years can allow for control of price spikes without doing much damage. But the problem with socialism comes when no one knows what the clearing price or correct amount of a good to manufacture is. As I said, then you get Venezuela.
As for Keynes, his major lasting contribution to economics was when he stated “In the long run we are all dead.” Don’t get me wrong, Keynes was a competent economist for his day. But the arguments between economists in the middle of the last century are now a dead letter. Why? The arguments were over adjusting the money supply in the absence of good (economic) data. Today The Fed is willing to, and has, adjusted the money supply in the middle of the day due to events in progress.Not only that, but the Fed has adjusted the local money supply in one Fed district due to a regional flood or hurricane.
No one argues with the Fed about those day to day adjustments. (A three day weekend? Inject money on Friday, take it back out on Tuesday. Yawn.) What the politicians argue about is a 1/4 point up or down that affects large industrial and commercial projects. I’m old enough to remember when the Fed started doing 1/4 point adjustments. (I don’t recall the first time the FOMC made a 1/2 change in the discount rate, but I think it was when I was in college.
Who is John Galt?
I don’t see anything wrong with at least considering those ideas.
Whata loada crap!
Thanks for reminding us how many better choices there are than the traitor, Individual 1.
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