Ramirez: Ditches and cliffs

posted at 2:55 pm on May 19, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Last week, Barack Obama said he wouldn’t give Republicans the “keys to the car” after driving it into a ditch.  Obama said this while complaining that Republicans were “staying on the sidelines,” but Michael Ramirez instead focuses on the car analogy.  The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist shows what happened when Obama and his administration decided to take a sharp left turn instead of following  a clearly-marked path to economic growth:

Maybe Ramirez should have titled this “Unexpectedly!”  Instead of learning from the last twenty-five years of American economic expansion and lowering taxes and debt, Obama has taken the US sharply to the left — with the expected results.

Ramirez has a terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives a fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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Obamunism will make us all sick, but Barracky boy has a cure, too!

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Shouldn’t a reporter be in the passenger seat?

Of course then we wouldn’t see the reporter anyway, as his head would be in Barry’s lap.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM

..anyone know where Ramirez is hiding out these days? IBD buried the link to his daily/monthly work and I am going through withdrawals trying to find him.

The War Planner on May 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM

This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I don’t understand this. Can I get a Senator to explain this to me on the floor of the Senate?

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 3:05 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

looky.. concerned troll acting concerned.

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Obama did say we were on the precipice of change. Now he’s trying to get to the bottom.

Steve Z on May 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM

This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

That’s the third time (read: set of electionts) you’ve made this same complaint. Stop whining and LEAVE.

Kelligan on May 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Well that means,the Liberals are gonna sue
the road,then the road barrier,then the clift,
the car,the ignition,the gasoline companies,the
oil companys,and TransOcean for supplying the crude
to make the gas,BP Oil…and then……

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Follow me to the town of Marxism

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM

What would have been great with this… is if Ramirez would have drawn Arlen on the truck trying to reach up to the cliff as Obama goes off. heh.

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:09 PM

This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

You mean apart from when I wrote extensively about it in the second post of the day? Do you know how to use your scroll button, or do you just rely on whatever’s on top for your “direct criticism”?

I’d say you’re the one out of touch. Try reading for comprehension next time.

Ed Morrissey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Progressives PoleVaulting off the Precipice!!

Lying Liberals Leaping Off the Ledge!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Feel free to scamper over to Daily Kos or the Zsa Zsa post, we’ll endeavor to forge on without you.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Ed Morrissey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

ZIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

Ed, you owe me a new monitor!

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:11 PM

In the ditch vs over the cliff.

RobCon on May 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Follow me to the town of Marxism

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM

faraway: Good one,I can just hear him speaking,haha!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Liberal Lemmings Leaping off the Ledge!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Please stop pandering to the those who won’t help themselves. PLEASE!

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Election results (tea Party on the right)

I believe in bipartisanship

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

faraway: Thats the spirit:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Off course the Barackmobile is flying through the guardrail…and into the unicorn-filled Abyss.

Obama just said that in the U.S. “we are not defined by our borders“.

Borders, guardrails, who needs ‘em!

Mmmmm- mmmmmm- mmmmmm!

profitsbeard on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

This is what happens to politicians who follow Paul Krugman’s drivers training courses for economic dummies.

Americannodash on May 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Ed Morrissey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Like most airheads and libs, Ann expects things that important to her to jump off the screen, light off fireworks and draw circles and arrows on the screen pointing to where she is to look next.

belad on May 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM

We have psychopaths and morons running the country. What could go wrong?

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM

We have psychopaths and morons running the country. What could go wrong?

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM

they breed.

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Please stop pandering to the those who won’t help themselves. PLEASE!

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

upinak:Heres an image that sums up last night!:)
===================================================

G.O.P. Stampede

http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19941121,00.html

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Ed Morrissey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

That response could have been better (for those of us watching) if it was followed by the BANHAMMER.

So close!

SnowSun on May 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Ramirez is a national treasure but don’t expect him to win a Pulitzer cause he lampoons liberals/democraps too much more than is acceptable by the awards committees.

eaglewingz08 on May 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” – P. J. O’Rourke

Good companion quote to this.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Ramirez could have named the cartoon, “Driving Ms. Democrat”; or he could have had Obama exclaim “I’m King of the World!”

eaglewingz08 on May 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

This is a direct criticism.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Try indirect criticism next time. Then you can always say you were misunderstood or misquoted or something.

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Obama just said that in the U.S. “we are not defined by our borders“.

Borders, guardrails, who needs ‘em!

Mmmmm- mmmmmm- mmmmmm!

profitsbeard on May 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM

profitsbeard: A double pun,I salute you!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

. . . mispoke, mistakes were made, etc. . . .

Things Democrats trot out when they say something stupid. On a daily basis, therefore.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Ed Morrissey on May 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Ed, you should really exempt links to HotAir from activating the spamfilter/commentswallower.

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Distraction only.

I say this blog is really a tool of the GOP regulars.

Enuf.

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

To cut Ann some slack, a while back I e-mailed Ed with a hot tip for an Obamateurism of the Day. Ed responded with a polite e-mail informing me that he actually had posted it up about 3 hours earlier as the Obamateurism of the Day.

Sometimes you can miss what’s right in front of your nose.

notropis on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Did Ramirez just try to kill the President in a Cartoon? /

Ramirez to be perp walked out of his studio in 3…2…1…

portlandon on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

OT: Kid confesses Mom is illegal to Michele Obama

But my mom doesn’t have papers,” the worried girl said.
“Well, we have to work on that, Michele Obama says

Don’t we have laws in this country?

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 (Another Nitwit Nutroot in Central Arkansas):

OOOOOOOOHHHH!!!!
You got a direct message from Ed Morrissey!!!!!!
You made the big time, toots!

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Is your microwave programmable?

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Jeez, Ann, while I’m trying to defend you, you come back with this crap.

Off your meds, or what?

notropis on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

DailyKos is a great place. Try that.

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

LOL, wtf is wrong with you? There’s a half-dozen posts (and another four links at the top to other sites) regarding the elections at the home page, and that doesn’t include stuff that’s scrolled off already.

Seriously, wtf is wrong with you today?

Midas on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Ramirez could have named the cartoon, “Driving Ms. Democrat”; or he could have had Obama exclaim “I’m King of the World!”

eaglewingz08 on May 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM

eaglewingz08:) Thelma and Louise Redux

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=15515

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Or is the truth that this GOP wing really isn’t connected with voters.

All about Romney, etc., types?

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Don’t we have laws in this country?

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Not so as you would notice.

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM

AnninCA, try talking to one of your other personalities, that should keep you busy.

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Already told you – Daily Kook or the Zsa Zsa Post.

Markos and Ariana beckon. Fare thee well and don’t let the door hit you.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Some here might say you could find like-minded people at St. Elizabeth’s.

MB4 on May 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Are you leaving again?

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Perfectly Obama, ignoring every warning sign and indication along the way he still veers hard left.

fourdeucer on May 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Barry’s the type who drives into a ditch, panics, overcorrects into the opposite ditch, then completely loses his sh!t and goes off a cliff.

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Are you leaving again?

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I would guess no:

This site is dead, dead, dead.

I’m checking out here.

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

WashJeff on May 19, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Distraction only.

I say this blog is really a tool of the GOP regulars.

Enuf.

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Might I suggest H E Double Toothpicks!! Look, Listen and Learn…or get Lost!!

screwauger on May 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Ed, could we have the hammer, please, sir? Thank you.

kingsjester on May 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Did Ramirez just try to kill the President in a Cartoon? /

Ramirez to be perp walked out of his studio in 3…2…1…

portlandon on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

No, but draw Mohammad Day is tomorrow.

Americannodash on May 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM

OT: Kid confesses Mom is illegal to Michele Obama

But my mom doesn’t have papers,” the worried girl said.
“Well, we have to work on that, Michele Obama says
Don’t we have laws in this country?

faraway on May 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

faraway:Yup,I heard it twice on Rush,and the audio bite
was barely audible!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Sooooooooooooooooo much Liberal Angst and Drama!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:35 PM

WashJeff on May 19, 2010 at 3:31 PM

AnninCAing excellent work!

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 3:37 PM

I drove my car off a cliff, called ACME Insurance Co. to file a claim, and they laughed at me!

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Try your local library when they have a visiting 6th grade class.

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Go to any bathroom stall at the airport but watch your stance.

docflash on May 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Distraction only.

I say this blog is really a tool of the GOP regulars.

Enuf.

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

We really don’t give a rats arse where you go. JUST GO!!! And dont’ let the door hit you on your rats arse on the way out.

capejasmine on May 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM

A tad off topic here, but found this very interesting.

A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation obtained by The Washington Examiner from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/doj_attorney_in_charge_of_blac.html

capejasmine on May 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM

It’s almost like you didn’t have the right coverage and now are making a fool of yourself on national television.

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM

I drove my car off a cliff, called ACME Insurance Co. to file a claim, and they laughed at me!

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Christien:Was your Road-Runner being chased by a Coyote!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I’m going with Arkham Asylum, but that’s just because I’m a Batman fan.

DrAllecon on May 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

capejasmine on May 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM

I can’t wait to see the Black Panthers doing the goose step!
I’m betting they can’t march any better than those cops that went to bust up the TEA Party rally.

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

As long as you are present, you’ll never find it.

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Ed: I don’t comment much, but I am here every day. I loved your response to the nitwittery from AinCa!

BillyGoatGruff on May 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Most of us here are sane. It’s just not for you.

katy the mean old lady on May 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Jeez, Ann, while I’m trying to defend you, you come back with this crap.

Off your meds, or what?

notropis on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

There’s a sucker born every minute…

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Try the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM

This is my recent favorite Ramirez cartoon. http://www.gocomics.com/michaelramirez/2010/05/06/

Chewy the Lab on May 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

As long as you are present, you’ll never find it.

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM

LOL: Perfect!

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

LOL: Perfect!

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

You should click on my username and join the fun! :D

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Hey was that a GM or a Chrysler Obambi was drivin’ off the cliff?

ChicagoBlues on May 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM

I want to thank everyone for helping out AnninCA in her time of need.

As in “can I help you out? Which way did you come in?”

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

How about “Away”?

VelvetElvis on May 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM

I’d like to invite everyone to join the Ed Morrissey Fan Club on Facebook!

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Come on, leave Anna alone. You know she doesn’t have a husband to explain the complicated things in life to her.

GoodBoy on May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I hear they’ve got a place in New York called “Belleview” where you might be a perfect fit.

VelvetElvis on May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Come on, leave Anna alone. You know she doesn’t have a husband to explain the complicated things in life to her.

GoodBoy on May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Is that why she always seems so crazy?

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Dear Ann in CA,
We found it on the internet.
One good guy won.
One turncoat/TRAITOR got the boot.
One was a run off.nobody got enough white balls to win.
The TEA PARTY was pleased and some folks wanted a different result but The NYT has it all covered as well as politico. It is over so nothing to discuss we are off to the next set of primaries.
Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.
Probably Pravada, Huff Po /Kos,that will give you good answers.

Col.John Wm. Reed on May 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Try therapy; You’re one of a kind.

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Are you leaving again?

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I would guess no:

This site is dead, dead, dead.

I’m checking out here.

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM
WashJeff on May 19, 2010

Are you saying Ann is forever…like herpes?

SKYFOX on May 19, 2010 at 4:37 PM

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

HA carpetbagger.

Fletch54 on May 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM

I was going to suggest a support group for women who inexplicbly still love Bill Clinton.

di butler on May 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Come on, leave Anna alone. You know she doesn’t have a husband to explain the complicated things in life to her.

GoodBoy on May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Hmm…no comment.

TXMomof3 on May 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Where ever the people are as green as the money, Missy.

And take your gargantuan vat of insipidness with you.

ya2daup on May 19, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Tell me, folks, where I should go for real discussion of real issues.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

What happened to your tea party group, Ann?

Disturb the Universe on May 19, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

The people who are liked minded are laughed at and ridiculed…just like you.
The difference is that they has some semblance of pride so they just leave…you on the other hand…

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Is that why she always seems so crazy?

AsianGirlInTights on May 19, 2010 at 4:23 PM

It’s all those cigarettes she smokes and Krispy Kremes she eats…

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM

they breed.

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Okay, that was funny…a rhetorical question, answered logically.

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 6:07 PM

..anyone know where Ramirez is hiding out these days? IBD buried the link to his daily/monthly work and I am going through withdrawals trying to find him.

The War Planner on May 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM

I usually read him on http://www.jewishworldreview.com although updates are limited on Jewish holy days. (Articles often are kindly updated before the prayer period, though, for us gentiles.)

Kevin K. on May 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Seriously, where do I go to talk talk to real like-minded people.

It’s not on this blog.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I hear they’ve got a place in New York called “Belleview” where you might be a perfect fit.

VelvetElvis on May 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Well…phooey…that was my answer, Velvet. You beat me to it! But nice to know I’m in good company.

GrannyDee on May 19, 2010 at 7:15 PM

NRO’s Derbyshire posts a dismaying analysis with a devastating link of a long video about how we are about to face a horrific financial disaster.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjZjYjBkYTA3ZjZkZjM0NzdjOGFjZTIzZGY2NmZjMzY=

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Col. John beat me to it. She’ll find kindred misguided and uninformed spirits at Huffpo.

LarryG on May 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM