Ramirez, Beeler on Obama’s class warfare

posted at 1:20 pm on January 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Sometimes, it doesn’t even really take a breaking-news hook to appreciate Michael Ramirez.  The two-time Pultizer Prize winning editorial cartoonist sums up Barack Obama’s class warfare strategy perfectly in one image from the day before Obama’s State of the Union speech (via Power Line):

Nate Beeler followed up yesterday on the hypocrisy of Obama’s message and the obvious campaigning of the SOTU speech:

So what was the real message from Obama’s speech and campaign strategy?  I’d like to think that this picture from an Iowa factory sums it up even better:

President Barack Obama tours Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives 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.  Be sure to check out Nate’s blog for more of his excellent work, featured at the indispensable Examiner.


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“Lemme tell ya something about Screws”.

BigWyo on January 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I’m sure the libbies do not see the humor or truth in political cartoons.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Barry gets ready to make his next batch of sausage

phreshone on January 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM

“President Obama is mesmerized by the notion of work, as explained by someone who has actually done labor.”

beatcanvas on January 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

“I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.”

“Don’t worry…

… I’ll spit on the tip and give you a reach around.” – Obowma

Seven Percent Solution on January 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Obama = class warfare = Newt

Its arithemetic

Jailbreak on January 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Screwed

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

we’re getting screwed

cmsinaz on January 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

No, no, not nearly big enough. It takes a REALLY big screw to do it to the entire country.

The Rogue Tomato on January 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

“Yep. You are all screwed. Nope, No lube.”

Gatsu on January 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

“Turn around and bend over. I have something to give you citizen.”

NotCoach on January 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Mr President, in your effort to screw the American people in the biggest way possible, we present to you this industrial auger.

stick on January 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

“Now are you SURE this contraption can shave a few pounds off the First Lady’s butt?”

Yeah, that’s mean. But it was the first thing I thought of.

radjah shelduck on January 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Nice union job you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

Don’t forget who butters your toast.

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

“You think that is a big screw? Just wait and see what I do to the country if I win a second term.”

Tucker Steele on January 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Lotion?

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

“Obama marvels at all of the innovation he can regulate.”

Mord on January 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

“If this is a war then my side has the nuclear bomb” -Warren buffet

liberal4life on January 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

“So, uhh, you make actual things, that, uh, do real stuff? I’ve always wanted to meet one of you people.”

forest on January 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“When asked about the state of the union by a factory worker in Iowa, Obama opts for a visual demonstration.”

Lost in Jersey on January 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Whine Screw

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Suddenly the crowds cheers for “Drill Here, Drill Now” were hushed…

lone.rebel on January 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Using Phillip’s head to illustrate, President Obama drives his point home.

bloggless on January 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Stimulus Screw

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

You call that a screw? I’ve been screwing the American people for three years.

Norky on January 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”

lone.rebel on January 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

“Yeah, but why is it silver and shiny?”

BobMbx on January 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

President Barack Obama tours Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

I’m President Obama. I have the Midas Touch on Business, see Solyndra.

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

“How many of these can you get me for Jan 1, 2013?”

rihar on January 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

“You’ll be laid off within two weeks. I have a gift”.

katy the mean old lady on January 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“I’m telling you that I HAVE visited all 57 states”

shanimal on January 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“Hey, you know I killed Osama Bin Laden, right?”

Bishop on January 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“And while I’m giving my convention speech these will be off to side, spinning slowly? Man, thats awesome. ‘Screw the rich…I love it!”

BobMbx on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

No, Mr. President, the biggest screw is what you’ve done to the country.”

profitsbeard on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

How many taxpayers per hour can you process with this thing?

GnuBreed on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

“My standards czar tells me that ‘righty tighty, lefty loosey’ is devisive. We’ll have to change it to something less politically charged.”

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

You don’t say! Is there a Whine bottle that big?

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Worker: “Mr. President, you want me to do a what on you? A ‘Larry Sinclair’? What’s that?”

WordsMatter on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Ah, my new my new whine corkscrew?

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

“So are you one of those typical white people?”

Bishop on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Worker: “Mr. President, is that spearmint nicorette I smell?”

WordsMatter on January 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Caption contest if ever there was one.

PappyD61 on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Grab the ankles? No, that’s not necessary anymore.

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

“No. No. We’re going to have to super-size this for what I have in mind for the country.”

barry.fain on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

You don’t say! Is there a Whine bottle that big?

Kini on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Ah, my new my new whine corkscrew?

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Brilliant minds think alike.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

“It’s easy to clean and it makes it so easy to get your ball in from pretty much anywhere on the course.”

jcrue on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Excellent captions

Lol

cmsinaz on January 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

So using this would be a better way to screw the American people than the one I use now?

vegconservative on January 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.

(Opposite of white) Power

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“You have to work how many days a week?”

Nick_Angel on January 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.

“Look, I’m not an eunuch”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

“I’m sorry Mr. President, what’s a Soylent Green machine?”

Idea from

How many taxpayers per hour can you process with this thing?

GnuBreed on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

You think Boehner is a big ahole now.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Worker: “Wow, Jan Brewer really said that about you? That’s so wrong Mr. President.”

WordsMatter on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

This augurs ill for corporate jet owners.

TexasDan on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“Michelle wants to know how many lobsters/hour this contraption can process?”

PatriotRider on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“For the rich?!? Oh, no, no, no. This one’s for you. We have a really big one for the rich.”

Lost in Jersey on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

No. Seriously. It’s a new kind of wind turbine…I just need a few hundred million to get it off the ground.

Blaise on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“I TOLD you not to speak to me, I’m only standing here for the photo-op!”

Bishop on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 PM

See this thing ? It’s the latest tool for the TSA for those who won’t undergo a full body scan. I’ve been told it’s foolproof.

D.Mockracy on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.

President Barack Obama tells Cedar Rapids machinist Dick Lipshitz to be grateful he’s not in the military…..80,000 of them are about to become unemployed.

olesparkie on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

“Look, I’m not an a eunuch”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

FIFY

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

“I’m doin’ the heavy lifting”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Nice union job you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

Don’t forget who butters your toast.

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Probably not a union job, Iowa is a right to work state.

Gianni on January 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

President Obama tours Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing and tries not to get any icky on him.

Nick_Angel on January 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I would just photoshop a middle finger on that guy and leave it uncaptioned.

TexasDan on January 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

“Screw the rich… I love it!”

BobMbx on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

1 vote.

Fallon on January 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

“Unrelenting scrooming”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Barney Frank actually had this made as a wedding present for his new bride? Neat.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

“Cialis awry”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

“So you’re a worker…and you…uh..work.

Uh huh.

What is work exactly?”

Bishop on January 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Probably not a union job, Iowa is a right to work state.

Gianni on January 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Thanks.
I was gambling that it wasn’t. That’s why I don’t go to Vegas.

freedomfirst on January 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Today the President traveled the heartlands interviewing candidates for his administration’s new Screw American Industries Czar position.

Lily on January 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

“I can scroom you better than Romney”

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Mark Alexander of The Patriot Post offers a number of nuggets on the SOTU speech.
http://patriotpost.us/alexander/2012/01/26/obamas-state-of-disunion/print/

onlineanalyst on January 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

“Normally these big drills would go into the ground and find oil which we power our economy with. But most of them are idle because you have our hands tied together like this.”

bearpaw on January 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

“And while I’m giving my convention speech these will be off to side, spinning slowly? Man, thats awesome. ‘Screw the rich…I love it!”

BobMbx on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

lulz … Early front-runner for sure.

Lost in Jersey on January 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Joey, I want to see my reflection in this thing by morning.

TexasDan on January 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

“304L stainless, huh? What? Money is no object so go with 316L from now on. BTW, if you tighten the flight pitch to 30% over the discharge point, we can spare the thrust on the lead flange bearing. ‘Saves down time. I’ve got a lot of bull s*** to move and this baby is gonna beat the hell out of the shovel I’ve been using.”

honeybadger on January 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I’m sure we can offer a better caption than that.

Do you have a bigger screw ? I kinda need one to work on Fat Cats and Republicans.

Sams88 on January 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

“This is for the horse you rode in on.”

Tennman on January 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Also, I take exception with the way you characterized me to your co-worker Stan in the workroom earlier this morning.

TexasDan on January 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

This auger is primarily used for dry materials, we have never tried on presidential BS before.

rpercifield on January 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

“Hey, didn’t I meet you at the Solyndra factory tour? I bet you’re glad to see me again”.

Trafalgar on January 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

President Obama places hand on hip in an attempt to appear manly, you know, like a superhero.

Nick_Angel on January 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

“Let me be clear Bob, you see, when I combine screwing you with giving you the shaft, is does not auger well for you”

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Shovel-ready, dammit. Shovel ready. You know how many good, union ditch diggers this thing will throw out of work? It’s like a goddamn ATM on friggin steroids.

TexasDan on January 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Let me be clear, if you want to keep that package…

fitzfong on January 26, 2012 at 1:52 PM

“Want me to autograph your shirt or something?”

Bishop on January 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

“This is the new Congressional sausage auger, Mr. President.”

HopeHeFails on January 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

So, Newt Gingrich ordered this for tonights debate. Cool.

they lie on January 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Anyone see this today from Georgia?

The Post & Email asked, “What is your argument?”

Here it is: Barack Obama’s father was never a U.S. citizen. The Supreme Court, in Minor v. Happersett, defined “natural born Citizen” under the Constitution as “being born in this country with both parents being U.S. citizens at the time the candidate was born.” That’s “natural born Citizen;” that’s the Supreme Court’s definition; it’s never been overturned or challenged or questioned; therefore, Barack Obama is not qualified to be president by his own admission. Here’s the thing: the defense still has not addressed that substantive argument. They throw up all kinds of procedural arguments; they throw up all kinds of interpretations of Georgia code that don’t allow us to get to our argument. But at the end of the day, there’s one thing that’s very simple: Georgia code is very clear such that even if my client doesn’t have standing to raise this, even if no voter has standing, the Secretary of State, according to one specific code, “shall determine the qualifications of the candidate before the election.” It’s one sentence. It does not give them any option to not do it. And they can, at any time before the election, look into those qualifications. So if this court decides that David Welden doesn’t have the ability to raise this because of the procedural arguments brought up by the defendant, this court’s purpose is only to advise the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State absolutely has to address, by law, the substantive qualifications of this candidate. “So even if you find that you have to dismiss our case, you still have to tell the Secretary of State what to do with this argument wherein the Supreme Court has defined the term “natural born Citizen,” and Barack Obama has repeatedly admitted that he doesn’t meet those qualifications. You can’t avoid the substantive issue even if you rule against us on a procedural matter.”

Sorry for the OT but No one is reporting this.

http://thepostemail.com/

FLconservative on January 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

“You at Solyndra…umm…err…where are we? Oh yeah, you at Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing are leading the way”

Trafalgar on January 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

And this is the one one I had prepared for the non union companies..

Kinnakeeter on January 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

That ain’t nothin’. You see that hole I dug with Soylyndra? Now that was a crater. You gotta go green or go home.

Lily on January 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

NOBODY expects THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!

tree hugging sister on January 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

How many windmills did you say it would take to turn this thing one revolution?”

ShainS on January 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

“It’ll only hurt for a minute…”

Wyznowski on January 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

BOHICA!

Christien on January 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

“NOBODY expects THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!“

tree hugging sister on January 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Winning!

Mangy Scot on January 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

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