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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goddamn moron.
 
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The Obama Administration is just a bump we need to level out and forget it was ever there…..

redguy on September 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Ramirez nails it!!

Bitter Clinger on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

We are being led by a toxic mix of incompetence and blinkered devotion to a failed ideology.

DAMNED LIARS.

America, do your duty and remove this party from power, and NEVER let them have a majority again.

Rixon on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

OMG – that is one devastating cartoon

gatorboy on September 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

To Obama, these deaths and such are just distractions on the road to his historic presidency.

faraway on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

So Clay brain, want to give us some poll numbers?

itsspideyman on September 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

As long as Joy is happy

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cmsinaz on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Ramirez is a treasure and this cartoon captures it perfectly.

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I have no idea what so ever why any person would vote or even like bho? There is not one single thing I can think of that makes bho nice on anything.
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letget on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Speaking of bumps in the road!!
________________________________

Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton’s Bilateral Meetings

Special Briefing
Senior State Department Officials
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
New York City
September 24, 2012
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SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: If that makes sense. Okay. Going back to Libya.
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QUESTION: On Libya. The – you mentioned that in the meeting with the President that you discussed reining in militias, MANPADS, the chemical weapons side, and that you wanted to intensify support in all those areas. Other than the Marine FAST team that’s gone in or the FBI, which is conducting the investigation, have you been able to resume any of the military or security cooperation since the attack?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: My understanding – and I don’t have as many details as I should; I’ll see if I can get you a few more. But my understanding is that some of these training programs that we have been doing for Libyans have continued through this period. We’d like to do even more. As you know, this has been – we’ve had an interim government and there were some questions about how many decisions they could take about how they were going to approach security.

But it’s certainly clear in all the conversations that we’ve had in the last two weeks and in the way President Magariaf was postured today that there is an appreciation and a commitment to accelerating the work that they are doing internally on their security. And among other things, he spoke very eloquently about the fact that the Libyan people are demanding to have a better sense of security.

QUESTION: Just on a – I don’t know if logistical is the right word, but are you able now to get more personnel back into at least the Embassy in Tripoli?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: I don’t think that we’ve got difficulty posting people in Tripoli for these things. And generally, these training programs are done by – teams come in for a short period to do that work or we bring Libyans to the States or to Europe for training, so all of that is continuing.

QUESTION: But let me ask another way. If I recall, right after the attack, you withdrew all but a skeleton crew from –

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: Oh, I see what you’re saying.

QUESTION: I mean, Benghazi entirely and from Tripoli there were just a few left. Have you now been able to send back a more robust if not complete mission?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: I don’t think we’re back to full staffing in Tripoli, but I don’t have any sense that it has impacted negatively on our ability to provide security training to the extent that the Libyans are ready to have it.

QUESTION: [Senior State Department Official One], can I just follow up? I know the constraints that you’re under discussing the U.S. probe into what’s happening in Benghazi, but the Libyans have their own. Did the Secretary ask for – did President Magariaf volunteer where they are with their probe? I mean, he talked on the TV last week about 50 people being arrested. Did they discuss that at all?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: We are very focused in our work with them on this investigation, on the work that the FBI will do with them. So to the extent that the FBI leads, they’re the investigative agency, it wasn’t her place to get into the details.

QUESTION: Are there any Americans – American personnel in Benghazi now?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: No.

Please.

QUESTION: Just on the point that you raised, that the President had said that they see two threats – one is from extremists and they have their agenda, and two is from remnants of the Qadhafi regime – was there any indication that the two are working together or is there any concern that there could be an alliance between the two?

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: I’ll let the Libyans speak to how they might see those things, but he spoke in terms of these two streams that they are watching and working on.

Anything else? Okay, thanks guys. And thank you very much [Senior State Department Official Two].
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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/09/198118.htm

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I have no idea what so ever why any person would vote or even like bho? There is not one single thing I can think of that makes bho nice on anything.
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letget on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Excellent cartoon!!

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Congress needs to haul the Dept of State in and get to the bottom of this mess. The warning signs were there, it was SEP 11th for pete’s sake, and it’s Libya. The president has tried to paper it over and I’m sure that we’ll soon here something about him being taken out of context. What more could we expect.???

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Whoa…brutal.

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

If Obama is re-elected, Joy Behar is going to take it all off too.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Wow, that is a damning cartoon.

Or as Biden will probably rant when he sees it, a “G*d Damned cartoon!”

Sterling Holobyte on September 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The best Ramirez cartoon, ever.

TXUS on September 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

President Dream Boat is sinking…

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

Yes I know Mitt has said so, but I do not agree with Mitt if he really does like bho.
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letget on September 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Brazil,just banned the film,up next Turkey!

Court ruling allowing Turkey to ban access to anti-Islam film has been finalized, minister says – @HDNER

6 mins ago from http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com by editor

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-to-ban-access-to-anti-islam-film-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=31025&NewsCatID=339

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Ramirez should have created a grave for the U.S. Economy… it’s just another ‘bump in the road’ for Obama’s campaign.

RedManBlueState on September 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I was hoping somebody would draw that cartoon, the image immediately came to mind when I heard Obama’s quote.

Socratease on September 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

MKH is on Fox talking about white male voters.

Cindy Munford on September 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

“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.”

…maybe that’s a good thing!…he couldn’t use a teleprompter with the 10 leaders…look at how well he does when he doesn’t have one…bumps in the road…the private sector is doing fine…not knowing the amount of the national debt…you didn’t build that…etc. etc. etc.

KOOLAID2 on September 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

The empty chair lying on its side made me laugh.

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

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

No, actually it doesn’t.

But standby for Michael Ramirez to be called a racist because he connected Obama to golfing

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I dare MKH to work in the word ‘bacon’

faraway on September 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Yep, the best way to win over the low information voter is to string together all the sorts of inflammatory epithets and insults you use.

Try again, pal.

Respecting the gravity of the office (or not) is one of the biggest knocks against the Celeb in Chief. If you were wondering.

JRCash on September 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I’ll bet that Obama barely felt those “bumps in the road” on the runway when he flew to that Las Vegas fundraiser immediately after the attacks.

Fallon on September 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

Can’t even debunk the polls now so it’s just slime here.

It’s good news for the country that the stupid party is so dispirited. But a cornered dying rabid dog is a poisonous desperate thing. Watch your hands Barry!

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

KOOLAID2 on September 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

You bring up an interesting question. If Obama were forced to meet with 10 leaders yesterday, which 10 would it be? Would it be leaders of nations who are are allies or would they be leaders from places where the mobs storm our embassies and rip down the American flag and terrorists sodomize and kill our diplomatic personnel?

I’m afraid I know the answer and that doesn’t make me any happier.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

That’s an excellent cartoon with several messages, but you have to admit that there was a lot of material to work with.

We can only hope that Obama continues to speak off teleprompter.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Way too funny. Best one I have seen in a very long time.

Puts Stewart last night to shame.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

As he usually is, Ramirez captures the clueless One- spot on.

I chuckled at the golf clubs flying out of the cart.

Then I thought about the families of their loved ones who were murdered.

This is tragically sad. Still.

Go to Vegas. Yuck it up with whoopie.

This is beyond disgraceful.

And I though electronic signatures to widows of fallen Seal team members was his lowest point.

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I have no idea what so ever why any person would vote or even like bho? There is not one single thing I can think of that makes bho nice on anything.
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letget on September 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

And John McCain said in 2008 that we had nothing to worry about if we elected the Black Muslim (to quote Madonna) to lead our country.

UltimateBob on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

So you’re okay that the rat-eared coward is lying his ass off?

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Yep, the best way to win over the low information voter is to string together all the sorts of inflammatory epithets and insults you use.

Try again, pal.

Respecting the gravity of the office (or not) is one of the biggest knocks against the Celeb in Chief. If you were wondering.

JRCash on September 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

How is Romney’s plan to win working out so far? Hmmm?

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

But DNC ads showing Paul Ryan tossing granny off a cliff are perfectly okey-dokey with you?

You’re a jackass.

UltimateBob on September 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Congress needs to haul the Dept of State in and get to the bottom of this mess. The warning signs were there, it was SEP 11th for pete’s sake, and it’s Libya. The president has tried to paper it over and I’m sure that we’ll soon here something about him being taken out of context. What more could we expect.???

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

The empty chair lying on its side made me laugh.

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

heh.! I didn’t catch that and thanks for pointing it out

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

By graphic inference– and not so far out of frame– if that cart keeps going along the same path, it eventually will drop into… an open grave.

de rigueur on September 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

And I though electronic signatures to widows of fallen Seal team members was his lowest point.

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Personally, I think the lowest point was when he took that photo-op trip to Dover AFB before announcing the surge in Afghanistan. Not only was it such a blantant political ploy the majority of casualties there have come since with nothing to show for the effort. How anybody serving in the military would support this filthy coward is something I can’t understand.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM

ABC is reporting Obama is leading in Ohio!!!!

MITT……..this election is more than a bump in the road…….THIS IS IT.

Stop pissing away day after day the chance to save this fricking country!!!!

ATTACK!!!!!

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

To Obama, these deaths and such are just distractions on the road to his historic presidency.

faraway on September 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

It is no surprise to those who watched this man coldly demand the lives of innocent babies that survived the abortion attempts on their helpless young life.

Life means nothing to these tin messiahs.The world is full of them.

Don L on September 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

Can’t even debunk the polls now so it’s just slime here.

It’s good news for the country that the stupid party is so dispirited. But a cornered dying rabid dog is a poisonous desperate thing. Watch your hands Barry!

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Using dog metaphors to defend Obama is probably a bad idea.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Way too funny. Best one I have seen in a very long time.

Puts Stewart last night to shame.

Steveangell on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Third thread this morning.

Ed, isn’t there a rule against spamming threads with off-topic material?

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Come on Guys, whats a couple of dead body bumps in the road compared to getting reelected. It’s not like the 11th Anniversary Terrorist Attack of 9/11 can be compared to, oh I don’t know, say the Iranian Hostage Crises of 1979.

Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw.

Operation Eagle Claw destroyed any hope of President Carters reelection. That is why the Fifth Column Treasonous Media is hiding Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw from you, because they are afraid it will have the exact same impact if the public becomes aware of it.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I didn’t think it was possible to nominate someone worse than McCain. And I didn’t think Mitt Romney would be worse than McCain. Mitt Romney has proved me wrong.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Add another grave for voting integrity…

““This is just the tip of the iceberg,” True The Vote President, Catherine Engelbrecht said. “This is further evidence of just how susceptible our election system is to voter fraud. Earlier this year, Pew Research found more than 2.75 million people nationwide are registered to vote in more than one state. These early findings put a name, face and potential motivation behind that startling statistic. True The Vote calls on Florida, New York and federal officials to investigate and confirm our citizen research…

True The Vote began the process of identifying potential absentee voter fraud by accessing Florida’s complete voter registration roll and cross-referencing it against 10 percent of New York’s comprehensive list. Preliminary audits indicated more than one million Florida voters claimed New York mailing addresses. Over 1,700 people were found with voter registrations in both states. Today 31 voters were turned over to state and federal election authorities after being matched based on full name, birth date, reciprocal mailing addresses and voting history demonstrating ballots cast in both states during the same federal election cycle..”

http://www.truethevote.org/news/true-the-vote-releases-new-evidence-of-cross-state-absentee-voter-fraud

workingclass artist on September 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

ABC is reporting Obama is leading in Ohio!!!!

MITT……..this election is more than a bump in the road…….THIS IS IT.

Stop pissing away day after day the chance to save this fricking country!!!!

ATTACK!!!!!

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/26/BREAKING-Democrat-Voters-Turnout-Advantage-Over-Republicans-Will-Break-All-Time-Records

MontanaMmmm on September 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

How did this guy ever win a Pulitzer, being that good?

MNHawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

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.”

Translation: “Look, if I ate one pea, I would have to eat all my peas.”

portlandon on September 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

You’re shooting the messenger.
I don’t need to change the strikethrough.

J-Paul00 on September 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Come on Guys, whats a couple of dead body bumps in the road compared to getting reelected. It’s not like the 11th Anniversary Terrorist Attack of 9/11 can be compared to, oh I don’t know, say the Iranian Hostage Crises of 1979.

Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw.

Operation Eagle Claw destroyed any hope of President Carters reelection. That is why the Fifth Column Treasonous Media is hiding Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw from you, because they are afraid it will have the exact same impact if the public becomes aware of it.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Maybe you should ask the Romney campaign why they haven’t brought it up. Could it be because Romney and the RINO GOP squish elite want to lose? Nah couldn’t be that could it?

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

But, but he’s up in the polls, don’t cha know. The Democrats are going to win this election, Obama’s going to be here 4 more years, and you’re going to love every minute of it.

bflat879 on September 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

So you’re okay that the rat-eared coward is lying his ass off?

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

To some folks, lying is a blood brotherhood. Without lies they are stuck with their biggest fear in life…gasp…the truth!

Don L on September 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Slime,well keep following the post on this thread.We’ll show you some slime,bucko.

docflash on September 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Your concern is duly noted, you may now turn your pay request in to David Axelrod…

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

The use of political cartooning is well established as a useful and creditable part of the public political debate and discourse.

Ramirez’s work will be remembered for generations to come, and historians will doubtless select from among his works to illustrate their own commentary regarding certain political figures and their role in society and the political discourse as they recount this era.

Ramirez is courageous, insightful, and possessed of a rapier wit. His work ranks with the best in this long established, highly regarded, and widely respected art form.

thatsafactjack on September 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Excellent cartoon!

The only thing missing were two turban-headed, bearded snipers clad in white robes with “Libya” and “Egypt” written across their chests shooting out the tires of Obama’s golf cart with RPG’s.

Steve Z on September 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The way you parrot the same talking points over and over I’m becoming convinced the b in your name stands for Bob, short for Robert.

Flora Duh on September 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Congress needs to haul the Dept of State in and get to the bottom of this mess. The warning signs were there, it was SEP 11th for pete’s sake, and it’s Libya. The president has tried to paper it over and I’m sure that we’ll soon here something about him being taken out of context. What more could we expect.???

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

ted c:Your voice is being heard!:)
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9:43 am ET September 26, 2012
Fox Exclusive: Lawmakers Write Letter to Obama Over Handling of Libya Attack
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A group of senators sent a letter to President Obama questioning the administration’s handling of the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya. Fox has exclusively obtained excerpts of the letter, which reads in part:

“We are also disturbed by the public statements made by the members of the Administration that would lead the American public to believe this attack was a protest gone wrong, rather than what it truly was a terrorist attack on the U.S. on the anniversary of 9/11. Decades after Al Qaeda attacked our embassies in East Africa, which catalyzed a series of events that led to the attacks on 9/11,

it appears they executed a highly coordinated and well-planned attack against us again.”
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http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/26/exclusive-lawmakers-letter-obama-handling-libya-attack/

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Tommyhawk isn’t much of a debater, is he? Just does the verbal equivilant of taking a dump on the side of a cop car, hitches up his britches, and meanders off.

a capella on September 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

.
Contrary to what the conventional media punditry wanted to convey during the emotional competitiveness of the primary season-

Super Mitt Romney is a class act. Personally denigrating someone is not compatible to his life’s journey. Is Mitt perfect? No. Is he a person of quality values ? yes. All of us know some decent, responsible, role model people in our lives;We know who they are and why we aspire to be like them. Mitt would be included in that group if we knew him personally.

Anyone who says Mitt Romney is not a decent person is lying. In the political world of self absorption, disrespect and corruption – Mitt Romney is a breath of fresh air. OK – He’s really rich to. So is Al Ghore.

Its a joke that a scumbag like Bill Clinton even looks in Mitt’s direction. There is no shame anymore. Values are disposable for many people, especially the ones who like throwing stones.

Mitt is not one of them.

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

MontanaMmmm on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

our concern is duly noted, you may now turn your pay request in to David Axelrod…

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Go turn your own pay request into Axelrod, your excuse making sure fits that of a leftist troll.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I was hoping somebody would draw that cartoon, the image immediately came to mind when I heard Obama’s quote.

Socratease on September 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I immediately envisioned the Obambus, rolling over coffins, little Bammie in the driver’s seat, sipping on a Slurpee. This’ll do though.

slickwillie2001 on September 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

The use of political cartooning is well established as a useful and creditable part of the public political debate and discourse.

thatsafactjack on September 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Just as long as you don’t make it a cartoon of the supposed prophet of the religion of terror.

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

More from Fox!

11:18 am ET September 26, 2012
Rep. McKeon:

‘We Have Not Been Told the Truth’ About the Libya Consulate Attack
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House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) spoke to Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom after several Republican members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama, demanding a new intelligence briefing on the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya.

McKeon questioned why the administration tried to blame the attack on protests against an anti-Islam film, even after it emerged that the attack was coordinated and planned for 9/11.

When asked why the administration would be untruthful about the attack, McKeon said, “We are getting close to an election. All I can think of is that they’re just trying to keep the facts unknown until after the election. They still have the mentality of treating this like it’s a law and order issue rather than a ‘war on terror’ issue.”(VIDEO..More….)
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http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/26/republicans-letter-libya-attack-buck-mckeo/

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Contrary to what the conventional media punditry wanted to convey during the emotional competitiveness of the primary season-

Super Mitt Romney is a class act. Personally denigrating someone is not compatible to his life’s journey. Is Mitt perfect? No. Is he a person of quality values ? yes. All of us know some decent, responsible, role model people in our lives;We know who they are and why we aspire to be like them. Mitt would be included in that group if we knew him personally.

Anyone who says Mitt Romney is not a decent person is lying. In the political world of self absorption, disrespect and corruption – Mitt Romney is a breath of fresh air. OK – He’s really rich to. So is Al Ghore.

Its a joke that a scumbag like Bill Clinton even looks in Mitt’s direction. There is no shame anymore. Values are disposable for many people, especially the ones who like throwing stones.

Mitt is not one of them.

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Good grief! No one’s asking Mitt to denigrate Obama just to show more compassion and fight. Stop with the wimpy ads, stop the he’s a nice guy crap. Hell, he hasn’t even gone after him like he did other republicans in the primaries. He should be ahead, this election should not be close.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

For cripes sake, calm down. The model that this idiots use is so out of wack it’s not even funny. Take a look at Dick Morris and how they should be polling and you can put away the tums. I fail to believe that America is not seeing what is going on and will elect this failure again.

jistincase on September 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

This is an excellent cartoon.

You chuckle at first, then the more you look at it you realize how horrifying it really is.

The_Livewire on September 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Happy Nomad on September 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

A French Magazine ran such a cartoon recently. I’m of the opinion that the ‘hands off’ approach to the images relevant to Islam will be ending shortly, as the world begins to realize that only MORE speech is the only viable answer to those who wish to negate freedom of speech and expression.

thatsafactjack on September 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Obama is an embarrassment to the land.

Schadenfreude on September 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

our concern is duly noted, you may now turn your pay request in to David Axelrod…

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Go turn your own pay request into Axelrod, your excuse making sure fits that of a leftist troll.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Your concern is duly noted, you may now turn your pay request in to David Axelrod…

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

GOP chairmen ‘disturbed’ by Libya story, demand new briefing
09/26/12 11:42 AM ET
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Eight House GOP committee chairmen on Wednesday demanded a new briefing “as soon as possible” from the Obama administration on the Libyan consulate attack in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens dead. (More….)
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http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/258761-gop-chairman-demand-more-answers-from-obama-on-libya

canopfor on September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

In keeping with his overall laziness, Obama is cobbling together the lowest of the low-hanging fruit of voters: those on the gooberment dole to whom he can promise more goodies that we can’t pay for; those who don’t pay attention to current events and who consider puff shows like “The View” and “Oprah” to be news sources; union thugs who see in him a kindred spirit of “screw the rich” (a/k/a take the money from the rich and give it to them); the perpetual victims who absolutely refuse to take any responsibility whatsoever for the crappy circumstances of their lives (such as having 4 babies by 4 different “fathers”); the hopelessly naive panderers who drive around in their hybrids with “Coexist” bumper stickers; the idiots who equate celebrity with competence; and last but not least, the racists who vote for him simply because he is black.

Sadly, tragically – he just might be able to find enough of them to get a wholly undeserved second term.

natasha333 on September 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

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Your post was chastising Mitt for saying Oblamer is a nice guy. Personally, he has to be a nice guy that is. Politically, he is a bad President- as Mitt HAS stated just that on many occasions.

Mitt’s campaign ads are very tough and pointed down here. If you are in a non-battleground state- you may think there is no push back. There is.

Staying as positive- as best he can,- Is the best strategy. The media filter skewing the polls are the same ones controlling Mitt’s exposure to the country. Even just a little emotion will be deemed – “UnPresidential”

Angry White Man” need not apply for that position.

(and I’m not saying you are an angry white man. And we are should be angry to some extent.)

FlaMurph on September 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

For cripes sake, calm down. The model that this idiots use is so out of wack it’s not even funny. Take a look at Dick Morris and how they should be polling and you can put away the tums. I fail to believe that America is not seeing what is going on and will elect this failure again.

jistincase on September 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Unfortunately, they don’t see things like we do here in our alternate HotAir universe.

Over and over, day after day, even Rasmussen has it tied.

FREAKING TIED? After the last 3 1/2 years of economic magic? How do you explain that one?

Romney should be up by 5 nationally AT A MINIMUM.

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

Can’t even debunk the polls now so it’s just slime here.

It’s good news for the country that the stupid party is so dispirited. But a cornered dying rabid dog is a poisonous desperate thing. Watch your hands Barry!

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Your world view would improve considerably if you took the time to crawl out of Barfy’s a$$ once in a while and look around. But then again, reality might scare you $h!tless.

NapaConservative on September 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM

FREAKING TIED? After the last 3 1/2 years of economic magic? How do you explain that one?

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Uhmm…because people lie in to the pollsters so they don’t appear racist?

The only poll that matters is the one on Nov 6, 2012.

Not take your blood pressure pills and lay down for a while.

NapaConservative on September 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Brutal

LiquidH2O on September 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Soft sell ain’t a working Mitt.

……can you believe that the American people would even consider JOE BIDEN a better leader, and be better qualified to be President than Paul Ryan?

The gop is looking more and more like the Whigs everyday.

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

If Obama is re-elected, Joy Behar is going to take it all off too.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Choke!

1. Thanks. Off to the breakroom for some paper towels to clean off my monitor, and

2. Now I’m off my feed as well. What a visual. Good news is you are saving me lunch money….

Tenwheeler on September 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

“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.”

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

our concern is duly noted, you may now turn your pay request in to David Axelrod…

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Go turn your own pay request into Axelrod, your excuse making sure fits that of a leftist troll.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Oho-ho, that’s funny right there. Projecting much, or just tired of sitting on that sore…

Tenwheeler on September 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Ramirez stole my material! I demand food stamps!

NotCoach on September 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Watch your hands Barry!

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

…Why?…is your pants down around your knees again…and you’re using both hands… again?

KOOLAID2 on September 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

No, he probably loathes Obama like the rest of us **HOWEVER** we aren’t running for the POTUS and have to be diplomatic and walk a very thin line.

What can Romney say that won’t get twisted by the LSM and the Obama campaign? Romney can’t win with just us. He needs some of the mush brains to either stay home or vote for him.

So Romney straddles the line and tries to get the information out in other ways.

But you know this and it gets in your way of your hectoring.

kim roy on September 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Another single panel that makes you laugh AND cry – it really says it all.

Mr. Ramirez has to be the most talented political cartoonist of my lifetime.

Again sir, perfect.

Tim_CA on September 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Mr Hawk, all Mr Ramirez has done is construct a pictoral representation of Obama’s own words. It’s uncomfortable for you and that is understandable.

DaveDief on September 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Romney likes him, thinks he’s a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

No, he probably loathes Obama like the rest of us **HOWEVER** we aren’t running for the POTUS and have to be diplomatic and walk a very thin line.

What can Romney say that won’t get twisted by the LSM and the Obama campaign? Romney can’t win with just us. He needs some of the mush brains to either stay home or vote for him.

So Romney straddles the line and tries to get the information out in other ways.

But you know this and it gets in your way of your hectoring.

kim roy on September 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Romney is a gentleman and as such he won’t lower himself to personal attacks (not to mention that the lame stream media would have a field day about that). He has plenty of material using policies and competence to attack O, but with president celebrity at the other end (and his “likeability”) you need to separate the venues of attack from his personality/ personal life and his ideologies and policies. Otherwise you come out as just angry and loose part of the audience you are trying to get.

ptcamn on September 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

President ‘Eye Candy’…

PatriotRider on September 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Wow. Real classy. What a puke Ramirez is.

Can’t even debunk the polls now so it’s just slime here.

It’s good news for the country that the stupid party is so dispirited. But a cornered dying rabid dog is a poisonous desperate thing. Watch your hands Barry!

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!!!

kim roy on September 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

So why aren’t congressional republicans hammering Obama on this outrage? They don’t want to lead. They want to keep in their comfy opposition position. They know their re-election is certain with that jackass in charge. Our govt is broken.

pc on September 26, 2012 at 2:43 PM

This ‘toon has got to get the most airtime tonight that it can. Thanks to those who will repeat it on air tonight.

jake49 on September 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Wha…? You mad, bro? Get a grip, loser.

(btw; Those polls? The best your obamassiah can do is a 1-point lead in a poll that is weighted Dem. +10! Loser!)

Solaratov on September 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I wonder if they are ready to take back their ‘peace’ prize.

TerryW on September 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM

tommyhawk on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

But DNC ads showing Paul Ryan tossing granny off a cliff are perfectly okey-dokey with you?

You’re a jackass.

UltimateBob on September 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Now, now…if it wasn’t for double standards, leftists would have no standards at all. Give the poor, confused losers a break.

Then, just laugh mockingly at them. They deserve nothing better.

Solaratov on September 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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