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Ramirez: The Statue of Bigotry

posted at 5:27 pm on January 22, 2014 by

Sheer genius from our friend Michael Ramirez, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at Investors Business Daily (via John Hinderaker at Power Line):

ramirez-cuomoAlso, 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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Jeddite on January 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Perfect.

bluegill on January 22, 2014 at 5:38 PM

epic

Imrahil on January 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Ramirez nails it again.

Naturally Curly on January 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Perfect! Perhaps Gov. Cuomo should hark back to history, when Italians were not welcome on these shores because they were “different”.

RebeccaH on January 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Scratch a fascist, find a democrat.

I remember when it was the other way around. Good times, good times.

jukin3 on January 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but the worst part is that his fellows Dems didn’t call him out on his garbage. In fact, they agree with him and would love for conservatives to be driven out of the state.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

…very good!

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but the worst part is that his fellows Dems didn’t call him out on his garbage. In fact, they agree with him and would love for conservatives to be driven out of the state.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

I was just opining on that same subject at work today…talking about Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott, and I started saying Republicans act quickly most of the time to rebuke anyone who says something stupid, using Todd Akin as a prime example…who was cut off by the RNC after his rape remark.

But Democrats circle the wagons, and if they finally do come to their senses when one of their own screws up, it’s too little too late.

JetBoy on January 22, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I love how the torch of Enlightenment is blown out.

artlover on January 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM

…the worst part is that his fellows Dems didn’t call him out on his garbage. In fact, they agree with him and would love for conservatives to be driven out of the state.

Christien on January 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

And “Hollywood moguls” are planning a “big fundraiser” for Cuomo.

Just adding that bit of info.

Lourdes on January 22, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Waiting for one of our resident racially-paranoid trolls to tell us this isn’t an example of bigotry because he’s a white guy, and the right-wing, gun-toting, Tea-Party, rednecks he was obviously talking to are white too.

CurtZHP on January 22, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ahh yes the ever tolerant left….and the conservatives are the evil ones.

jaywemm on January 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Blackshirt Cuomo.

AshleyTKing on January 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Best satirist since Cox & Forkum.

thejackal on January 23, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I haven’t been more than mildly happy with my governor (Bentley, Alabama) until now. His reply to Cuomo was classic: “maybe ya’ll might want to come check out Alabama – we welcome everyone!”

Yeah, those “tolerant” democrats, and those “hateful” republicans is a totally fabricated meme.

I.e. the left lies.

Squiggy on January 23, 2014 at 5:20 AM

Spot on, as usual.

Keep up the good work, Michael Ramirez!

AZCoyote on January 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Ramirez must be a Lou Reed fan…

This room cost 2,000 dollars a month
you can believe it man it’s true
somewhere a landlord’s laughing till he wets his pants
No one here dreams of being a doctor or a lawyer or anything
they dream of dealing on the dirty boulevard

Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ‘em
that’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
Your poor huddled masses, let’s club ‘em to death
and get it over with and just dump ‘em on the boulevard

(Lou Reed – Dirty Blvd)

verbaluce on January 23, 2014 at 8:43 AM

From another thread but appropo here as well:

The Governor should be thankful the object of his exclusive vitriol won’t leave NY State. The truth is while the Gov. is socially very far left he is a realtive (for NY State anyway) fiscal moderate; recognizing that he cannot kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Note his opposition to Deblasio’s tax the rich til the pips squeak proposal. However, he lets the GOP State Senate take the fall as to why some fiscal prudence must be followed when he is dealing with the left progressive base. He could have arranged for the Senate to be controlled by the Dems as they had a majority of seats but he quietly acquiesced to 5 Dems supporting Dean Skelos, the GOP Senate leader, to head the Senate. The Dem party leadership there was too radical and too corrupt (not to mention variously under investigation or indictment and seemingly incapable of doing the nuts and bolts work of the Senate.)

Thus Cuomo relies on the GOP to get state business done, take the blame for radical fiscal agendas not getting passed and to serve as rhetorical whipping boys to please the people he has to appeal to to win a Democratic Party Presidential nomination. Thus, the invitation for Republicans to leave is silly not just because much of the wealth in the state and taxes are generated by the portion of the State population that votes for GOP candidates, he needs the GOP politically as well as financially.

KW64 on January 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM