Ramirez on “bumps in the road”

posted at 11:21 am on September 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

While this new editorial cartoon from Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez uses Barack Obama’s “bumps in the road” comment from last Sunday’s interview on 60 Minutes as its main motif, the message is actually somewhat different.  Ramirez points out the tone-deafness in that offhand remark, coming so soon after the deaths of four Americans in what has now been widely recognized as a successful terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 — in a region “liberated” by American and NATO military force under Obama’s direction.  Those are the graves of the four dead Americans, as well as another for the global reputation of the US.  However, the real message from the two-time Pulitzer winner focuses on Obama’s lack of attention to his job, including references to The View and the Eastwoodian empty chair, as well as the golf cart Obama just can’t quit:

Their editorial board isn’t impressed with Obama’s work ethic, either:

For a president who lectured about the primacy of diplomacy in his hour-long address to the U.N., he sure didn’t make time to practice any.

Instead of taking the annual opportunity to hold bilateral sideline meetings with allies and partners about urgent issues, as all presidents do, an Obama aide told an obviously aghast New York Times reporter:

“Look, if he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10,” and “in this election year, campaigning trumped meetings with world leaders.”

Which is about the size of it. The president’s priority in New York was to go on the televised hen party known as “The View” and any meeting with the leader of mortally threatened Israel, or of China-menaced Japan, or of troubled states such as Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico or Libya would have to wait.

It highlights how little Obama cares about the world he professes to have a special relationship with and how low U.S. influence has fallen as a result.

But he’s really improved relations with the Republic of Behar.  Doesn’t that count for anything?

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.

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Well it’s not like Barry really likes the job. He’d much prefer to just have the perks.

GarandFan on September 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Yep! What we know and that “others” need to know is that Obama just doesn’t give a damn.

If he wins in November, he can continue, and escalate, his dismantling of America and changing it into his personal dictatorship like all good little left-wing radicals want.

If he loses he gets to live in Hawaii on our dime, play a tad more golf than he does now, and continue to stir the pot under other up-and-coming socialists within the democratic party.

That is why he plays it so “cool”.

He just doesn’t give a damn.

Sterling Holobyte on September 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM

This is so not funny, yet utterly, tragically right-on-the-mark. :’(

Let us weep with the Founders for this great Republic.

Ramirez is the master…

DeepWheat on September 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Fore!

And Ramirez lets fly with a massive drive down the middle of the fairway…it catches a great hop off of that discarded View program…it’s rolling to the left…it’s knocked back on line off the back of that empty chair, it’s up on the green…it could…it could…

IT’S IN THE HOLE! Ramirez cards a ONE on ZERO!

Freelancer on September 26, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Hey, Sterling, don’t be such an Eeyore, that’s a different voice.

~ just saying

Freelancer on September 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Has Obie shared where he thinks his bumpy road is going?

TfromV on September 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Freelancer on September 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Eh, no Eeyore. Just calling them as I see them and putting up yet another reason why we need to make this joker a one-term president; because he doesn’t care about America, or us.

Sterling Holobyte on September 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM

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