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Michael Ramirez for July 15, 2021

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    Shod  3 months ago

    Cubans are yearning for food and medicine, just like deprived Americans.

    Someday the Republican policies of neglect will come home to roost just like they are in Cuba.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh no! Those Progressives want to give people things they need. Republicans know the only good “socialism” is that which makes the rich richer.

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    sipsienwa Premium Member 3 months ago

    American socialism: public schools, libraries, police and fire departments, Social Security, Medicare. Covid vaccine. Interstate highways.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    Right wingers don’t bother to explain WHY socialism is bad. For them, it’s just a postulate. (Except most of them wouldn’t know what that means).

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    Rambo-mirez thinks (?) that having a social conscience means you are a “socialist”. He doesn’t know what Democracy is either.

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    sevaar777  3 months ago

    Normal MR mode. AKA “Not a f’ing clue”.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s interesting that all those Cubans that escaped KUBA mostly vote for the GQP!!

    WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!!

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    Ubintold  3 months ago

    Great idea!

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    knutdl  3 months ago

    50 years of US blockade is to blame for the crisis in Cuba.

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    dmsmithbsp  3 months ago

    The socialism or communism in Cuba has been corrupted into totalitarianism in the same way that republicans are currently corrupting democracy. Get rid of them both.

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    baroden  3 months ago

    I have yet to meet the Republican who head a frigging clue what socialism is. AND if they think bringing in Cubans who are angry because the government isn’t doing its job in providing them food and medicine is better, good luck with that.

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    VegaAlopex  3 months ago

    Socialism: the workers run the companies: farmer co-ops, mutual insurance companies, and even a local grocer here called Redner’s. What does that have to do with progressives?

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    moosemin  3 months ago

    Myself? I am yearning for a return to regulated Capitalism, which worked well for ALL Americans. (Economically, anyway)

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    Not even close. Could easily point out, that we would love to send the Republican fascists to Russia, since they seem to like Putin better than Biden.

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    dnie  3 months ago

    Please look at Dem. controlled (for decade$) “plantation citie$” fort definition of neglect

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    dnie  3 months ago

    for

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    Muzkfctry Premium Member 3 months ago

    Or maybe we could exchange them with deluded Republican insurrectionists in prison.

    We see you.

    PS: 1/6 – Never forget.

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    Iseau Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sounds like a plausible idea, I’m thinking 2 for 1. Two socialist wannabes for one Cuban freedom seeker. We could start with some of the wannabe commenters on your cartoon pages.

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    But what do we do with the conservatives yearning for fascism?

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 3 months ago

    “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”

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    suzalee  3 months ago

    Cuba is a communist dictatorship. Be clear about that. What we don’t want here is a dictatorship where one man decides our policies. In the last election, the GOP did not present a platform, instead saying that they would follow whatever Trump said. That’s a dictatorship

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    FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    Many Americans think socialism, communism, fascism are all the same thing, and lump them together. They call people communists one day, and socialists the next. When that fails, they call people liberals. Sheesch.

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    davidthoms1  3 months ago

    Apples and oranges again Michael?

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    Durak Premium Member 3 months ago

    Why are Republicans so ignorant of facts?

    Because this comic is among the best that they are given to inform them.

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    rmfrye Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bet you can’t define socialism, Michael.

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    tamrich59  3 months ago

    Sounds like a deal to me!!

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    librarylady59  3 months ago

    One of these days, republicans will understand what socialism is… as compared to communism. We need civics classes back in school curriculums.

    In truth, with communism and socialism, where the distinction between a laboring class and owner class is dissolved, freedom and democracy can flourish; however, there would also be a massive redistribution of wealth. The vast majority of Americans would see an increase in their wealth, health, and well-being, but this also means that the wealthy property owners of today, with their billions of dollars of assets, would become mere millionaires…While these describe economic systems of production, the terms “socialism” and especially “communism” have been commandeered for political motives and attached to authoritarian government regimes that restrict personal freedom. – Investopedia

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    dandye  3 months ago

    The “die hards” of socialism will never change. They will always believe that “real” socialism or communism has just not been tried yet and when “their generation” effects it it shall work and bring on a heaven on Earth. They never learn!

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    Vindictive Americans are at the root of Cuba’s problems. The concept of a nation so close to the motherland not wanting to be “America” is/was just too much to bear.

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    piper_gilbert  3 months ago

    Using scary words like socialism, open borders, caravans, and Critical Race Theory is using the same old playbook. Pretty effective on people unable to think critically.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Cuba disinformation spreads as Hannity wants another Bay of Pigs

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/7/14/2039924/-Cuba-disinformation-spreads-as-Hannity-wants-another-Bay-of-Pigs?utm_campaign=recent

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    mark_chatfield Premium Member 3 months ago

    Trade them for the Jan 6th traitors

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 3 months ago

    We can only wish.

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    jhayesd31  3 months ago

    Better yet …. Can we exchange them with Americans yearning for Dictatorship?

    Mikey the Right Wing Nut Job that he is ( on the payroll of the ghost of Republican gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson) Believes the quintessential aspect of the Cuban government is Socialism and that Denmark, Sweden and other successful socialist leaning nations don’t offer us any lessons.

    The most important aspect of the Cuban government is Dictatorship like the kind of Government that Trump wanted to create by overthrowing the US constitution.

    Cuba was for 60 years a "Cult of Personality dictatorship of Fidel Castro. The Republicans want to create a Cult of personality around a failed TV Star that has run his fathers billion dollar empire into bankruptcy.

    The guy can even make money by owning a Casino

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    Patjade Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ramirez doesn’t know what socialism is, other than an epithet. Cuba isn’t socialist, it’s authoritarian, under the rule of one man, then his brother, than another chosen after he retired.

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    Growing up I had two friends that were Cuban refugees. They and their parents could tell some pretty awful stories about why they left. The other side of the coin is that they could tell some pretty awful stories about what it was like BEFORE Castro.

    Batista was the US backed dictator of Cuba. He was brutal and corrupt. So corrupt that he was cutting deals with the US Mafia. All that repression and corruption was cool with the US as long as Cuba stayed anti-communist. The average Cuban was happy to see Batista go. And the poor felt they were better off with Castro – try as they might, the US could not get the Cubans to rise up against him.

    The thread that runs through the Cuba story is this: the US is fine with repressive regimes as long as they are willing to play ball with us. Saudi Arabia can order journalist murdered, execute dissidents, repress women, etc, but they are on our side so we’re cool with that.

    Cuban leaders, on the other hand are monsters.

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    ncorgbl  3 months ago

    “progressives” are not “yearning for socialism”. Socialists are yearning for socialism. conservatives always try to confuse people with terms that sound right but are not. That’s being dishonest. It’s all conservatives got.

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    Jack Dawson  3 months ago

    A lot of us would donate to help pay for the boat tickets.

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    Just a thought; is that word bubble based on the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty with the words “…yearning to breathe free…”? I thought Q-publicans hated that because it was inviting refugees to come here.

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    DrDon1  3 months ago

    Another distorted Ramirez ‘pandering’

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    silego  3 months ago

    “liberty” and “socialism” aren’t even on the same scale, they are two completely different concepts.

    The opposite of liberty is a dictatorshipWhere as socialism is an economic model that compares to capitalism

    Cubans and other “socialist” countries that Ramirez mocks are a problem because they are a dictatorship and lack democracy, not because they pretend to be socialist.

    Countries that are fully democratic and have socialist policies are doing just fine.

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    red6235 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The republicans don’t understand economic systems.Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship. Not a socialist democracy.That is what they want for the United States, with them being overlords.that is why they fear the American Voter and will do anything to make it more difficult for anyone but rural white men to vote.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Insurrectionist republicans want to overthrow the legitimate government of the USA and put in the vicious lying covid spreading Putin loving orange dictator that the majority voted out.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Poll shows most Republicans in US south would back secession

    Asked to imagine living in a new union with the states that joined Confederacy, two-thirds of Southern Republicans raised their hands

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/poll-southern-republicans-secede-union-b1884758.html

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    George Conway: ‘Deranged’ Trump’s failed Nazi-style ‘coup’ shows he should have been removed under 25th Amendment

    https://www.rawstory.com/trump-25-amendment

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    Kracklin Rosie  3 months ago

    Great idea, Mike. Both communist organizations AntiFa and BLM should be happy to make Cuba their home.

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    Won’t work – conservatives would never want to admit brown-skinned people, especially if they are poor… they’d prefer to just kick all progressives out of “their” country…

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    The USA should show how good and great they are and help Cuba.

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    KarenLaRae Premium Member 3 months ago

    And Republicans yearning for fascism … which is just as accurate as saying Democrats want socialism. It is so much easier to label Democrats dangerous socialists than actually come up with policies and proposals with an intent to do something about infrastructure, health care, climate change and other serious issues facing our country.

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 3 months ago

    Linux is socialism.

    Microsoft Windows is authoritarian dictatorship.

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    GeneRobison  3 months ago

    Was that letter ever delivered to “Garcia?”

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    Tacky's Revolt  3 months ago

    I really wish that they offered a class on political ideologies. There are so many people in this country, and this cartoonist is a shining example, who do not have a clue as to what Marxism, communism, fascism. patriotism, nationalism, Nazism, Leninism, socialism, capitalism, regulated capitalism, unfettered capitalism, authoritarianism, republicanism, democracy, democratic socialism, and totalitarianism are and the crucial differences between them.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Democrats (aka “socialists”) want our communities to be fed, clothed, housed, educated, inoculated, and protected, via blends of PPVs (Public / Private Ventures).

    To fascist Republicans (and Ramirez), all those goals are pure anathema because it’s up to the individual to do all of that. They want to make government drowned-baby size, while keeping a gigantic military (Wehrmacht) and a DoJ (Gestapo) to attack all opposition while protecting their corrupt cronies.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    with a nod to Godfrey’s Law for my last post.

    Golly, Kracklin’ sure explained something new to all of us. BLM and the non-existent “Antifa” are (horrors!) Communist Organizations!

    Wow! And she knows this because I’m sure she saw it on the internet tube thingy, or reliable sites like Der Sturm, InfoWars, Breitbart, and media giants FOX, OAN, and NewsMax!

    Yeah, boy, those Ramirez fans and apologists sure are smart

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    wildthing  3 months ago

    Just got a cancer diagnosis. With my crappy insurance only paying 70% I’m looking at $50,000 out of pocket expenses. Thank god I don’t live in one of those socialist hell holes.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Good trade.

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    TrulyTexan  3 months ago

    Maybe we can take in all the refugees looking for safety and jobs and send all the lazy conservatives to Gitmo, where they can be taught what socialism, communism, and all the other isms they keep prattling on about actually mean. Sort of a education camp, as a reeducation camp would imply they had one in the first place.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    I was living in Berkeley California, anyone who went to Cuba to help with the sugar cane harvest around 1970 came back home to Berkeley to find they had their own FBI agent assigned to them.

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    AndrewSharpe  3 months ago

    I’m sorry, I don’t think you know what Socialism is. Will you refuse your Social Security checks?

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    Kracklin Rosie  3 months ago

    Bwahaha Berzerkeley, that says it all along with going to Cuba to harvest sugar cane. Say, why would a workers paradise need outside help for their harvest? Answer- they didn’t, that was just a glorified field trip for communist wannabes who did not at all live under same conditions or eat the same food as the Cuban slave laborers. Nah, they wined and dined with the overseers. Wonder if Bernie Sanders was a roommate. Brings to mind an acid tripping, pot head hippy who no doubt hopscotched from one failed commune to another. It does put in context all the antiAmerican, communist loving rhetoric along with the old USSR’s propaganda apparatchiks standard use of lies, disinformation and propaganda. Yeah, while I was training and working in the 70s with the USA’s intelligence services someone else was being groomed as an antiAmerican communist subversive. Learned the lessons well. Hahaha, the faux outrage and naivety of someone who realizes they’re on the FBI’s radar screen after attending a training and indoctrination vacation in communist Cuba.

    Sigh, I have relatives in Cuba who are slowly starving and have limited access to health care. No Covid-19 vaccinations for them. We try to send them money, food, medicines etc, but it is too often intercepted and confiscated by Raul Castro’s thugs. I have first hand knowledge of the true conditions among the common people of Cuba. Meanwhile the Cuban communist party members live high on the hog while the elites enjoy a lifestyle equivalent to American billionaires.

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    DIF20  3 months ago

    How can you educate a republican? You can’t!

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    flpmlp  3 months ago

    Why wouldn’t this work? The ones who want socialism would be able to choose to live in Cuba right now!

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    edstiles  3 months ago

    Ramirez nails it again!

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    vsop  3 months ago

    Good one.

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    edstiles  3 months ago

    What “policies of neglect”??? Nice try, Socialist Comrade.

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    DonnyTwoScoops  3 months ago

    Or Republicans yearning for Dictatorship?

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    359mxn  3 months ago

    that’s a good eliminationist.

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    FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    Maybe we can trade 10 Republicans for a future draft choice.

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    BillS50  3 months ago

    Really? Go to Miami and ask a Cuban. While you’re at it, try selling him or her on the Marxist/Socialist dream the Bidocrats are moving us towards. However, be sure there are no potential seapons near at hand and practice social distancing.

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