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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“President Obama confers with two members of his reelection team.”

ncjetsfan on January 26, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Thanks for the really big screw. All the better to put the screws to the American people.

elm on January 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Obama touts the success of his green jobs initiative on a production line where Chevy Volts are turned into a giant screw. Worker say, “Its a giant screw and an even larger irony”.

cubbieblue25 on January 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

The president shops for a wedding present for outgoing Congressman Barney Frank’s upcoming wedding.

“Yes, Sir, it is on the gift registry.”

Lily on January 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

while it made me almost choke with laughter, I somehow don’t think you’ll win…just a guess…

teejk on January 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Worker: I have a sharp disdain for you Mr. President. If we could trade places the country would be a better place!

Obama: Ta-ta-trade places? You mean me stand there? Sure!

Worker: Something like that. Okay!!Switch her on boys!!

Sherman1864 on January 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM

“Thanks for the grant money to make this giant screw Mr. President. What do we do with it?” -Worker “Nothing, that’s the beauty of Keynesian Economics”. -Obama

cubbieblue25 on January 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

So you’re sure this tee will hold the giant golf ball they have at disney world?

analog kid on January 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Obama, as Al Green:

Iiiiaaaah am soooo in love with screwwwwww…

LickyLicky on January 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

No sir, not even an Archimedes’ screw can shovel that much bull

DSchoen on January 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’ll take 100,000,000 of ‘em.

MJBrutus on January 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

“So, this is the pipeline?”

Bmore on January 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

You say its for ear wax removal?

chickasaw42 on January 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

“This is what i plan to do to REAL America in 2013″.

KeninCT on January 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

‘How long before we hit Middle Earth, Ramido?’

kilwil888 on January 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Laughed out loud!

maryo on January 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

pictured=drill…..

Caption:
“President inquires into tech to help him find [his] poll numbers”

airmonkey on January 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM

FLconservative on January 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

This should help you figure out why Obama’s background is only one level deep. Obama’s grandfather the white one was most likely OSS during WW2. What ever the real story is it has been wiped
remember when Obama claimed his grandfather… uncle helped liberate Auschwitz?
If his father was OSS this could be true, grandfather could have seen Auschwitz liberated as an OSS spook.

DSchoen on January 26, 2012 at 6:51 PM

‘so this is the thing I’m going to screw america with..’

sadsushi on January 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The President questions a worker at a manufacturing plant, astonished that drills are being built, considering that it can no longer be used within the US, nor offshore (except by foreign nations).

John Kettlewell on January 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM

“That’s just the corkscrew I need — I use a lot of whine!”

corncat on January 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

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

GnuBreed on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

^Thread Winner?

Who is John Galt on January 26, 2012 at 9:07 PM

“Hey Mr. President…You said to make you something big enough to screw Michelle, Hillary, Romney, Gingrich, Pelosi, Christie, and the rest of America all at once… well.. here you go!”

jcmorris on January 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Obowma: I got your middle class tax cut right here.

dthorny on January 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Worker: “Mr. President, why are you allowing our factory to shut down and move to China?”

O: “Well, you see, we believe things are better for everybody when you spread the jobs around.”

bobcalco on January 27, 2012 at 3:22 AM

“Hey! If it worked for Archimedes…”

vinceautmorire on January 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

How many taxpayers per hour can you process with this thing?
GnuBreed on January 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Funniest caption proposal.

NORUK on January 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM

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