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Obama's GOP Critics

Updated on February 7, 2013

Obama's Critics

Nick Anderson's cartoon from this morning's New York Times' editorial page captures the hysteria displayed by many of Obama's critics. Nick Anderson is a Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist with the Houston Chronicle. Here is a link to his website which offers prints of his editorial cartoons, suitable for framing.

http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/anderson/home.php


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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      3 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Try the Koch brothers, the Wall Street Banksters, the neocons who believe that war is the solution for other countries' problems, and the ignorant, knuckle dragging Tea Partiers.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Saisai 

      3 years ago

      Who is the answer to ecoomny, war on iraq, healthcare, gas prices, school fundings, foreclosures, middle class and etc then? If you're taking away the pointed finger, we need to know WHO we need to point it at. The candidates for presidency are the ones who are saying they are responsible for the issues we have in this country. Who are the others accountable?

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Refreshing and incisive. Good laugh!!!!Thanks.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Jody Lynn for your comment.

      I have no regrets for supporting Obama. He has accomplished much that he promised (health reform, removing combat troops from Iraq, banking and finance reform, nuclear disarmament treaty signed) but much remains to be done, especially reviving the economy and creating jobs. He has been handicapped by the Party of NO! and a couple of Blue Dog Democrats who forced compromises in the health reform bill and economic stimulus measures. Republicans criticize President Obama but offer little or nothing to solve the country's problems. Seems to me it doesn't make sense for the Republicans to vote on party lines on every Obama proposal and then criticize him for not keeping his promises.

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      Jody Lynn1981 

      8 years ago

      Hello Mr. Deeds, I was wondering how you feel about Obama right now. Do you think he has followed what he said he would do during his campaign to become President. Also you have some great Hubs. Have a good night

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Joe McCarthy's Ghost is Running Amok in the Land

      Today, Joseph McCarthy’s ideological heirs in the Republican Party and right-wing media are using the language and tactics of McCarthy to stir fears that the nation is being destroyed by enemies from within. Republican Members of Congress and other GOP officials have not shown Welch’s concern for decency; instead they frequently act as an “amen chorus” to the far right’s demagogues or stay silent, hoping to reap political gain from the attacks on President Obama, administration officials and nominees, congressional democrats, and even military leaders.

      http://site.pfaw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=rww_...

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny and not far from the truth. Tnx.

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      kartika damon 

      9 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      I love the toons, Ralph! These pictures are worth a million words! Kartika

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I haven't noticed any arrogance on Obama's part. The arrogance is on the part of nearly all the Republicans who have not been willing to enter into serious discussions on health care reform. Besides, Obama doesn't have a health care bill so far. He has encouraged the House and the Senate to come up with bills in accordance with some general principals. With regard to his speeches, Obama is one of the most articulate presidents in memory. There is no comparison with Bush who could hardly combine a noun and a verb to make a complete sentence. And he affected a "down home good ole boy" Texas manner of speaking, leaving his blue blood, East Coast, Ivy League roots behind him.

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      estopher 

      9 years ago from Bainbridge, Ohio

      catwoman89, I'll admit that this is probably more of a right scare-"protest"-tactic than it is a legitimate threat, when the left admits that Obama's rhetoric and arrogance towards this bill governing health care is unnacceptable. His quotes as of late sounds like the trash talk one would pull off of ESPN from Afirican-American atheletes rather than the President of the United States. Even Bush--as horrible as he was-kept his cowboy under more cool than Obaba is keeping his slang and attitude in check.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      catwoman89, thanks for your kind comment. At least one school district in Michigan (Rochester, which is infested with a bunch of wingnuts who've opposed sex education in the past) is not going to allow the children to hear President Obama.

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      catwoman89 

      9 years ago

      YOU ARE THE BEST, RALPH! ! ! ! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME FEEL SANE THIS MORNING!!!!! I NEEDED IT!!! I teach high school, and there have been seeds of mass hysteria sown into our students about Obama's speech. Even our security guards are getting ready. Parents aren't allowing their children to watch his speech...one student even said, "I HEARD THAT OBAMA IS GOING TO MAKE ALL THE CHILDREN WRITE LETTERS PRAISING HIM." WTF?!????!!!!!!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      You have my sympathy for your injury and the failure of the VA to provide proper treatment. That should not happen to anyone, especially veterans.

      Big problems in the country and the world require a strong and effective government.

      "Are you saying because I'm a millionaire I should pay more?" No. Please read what I said again, that is, that a millionaire should pay the same 7% as someone earning the minimum wage.

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      estopher 

      9 years ago from Bainbridge, Ohio

      Well let me put it this way, I have two bulging disks in my back that occured on active from a bad jump (airborne) It took me a year to get the MRI'S to confirm the injuries, it took six months to get the nerve tests to determine why my left leg is numb, within the year I have an appointment with a neuro surgeon.So that is two years I have lived in excrutiating pain with an injury that I got while serving my country, and a numb left leg and the VA has prescribed me the equivalent of Alieve to deal with it until they can figure it out. None of the departments communicate, the Mental health clinic does not even have communications with the ptsd clinic so two doctors try to prescribe two different medications for the very same problem and have no way to see what other medications you are even on. That is probably why I see the WW11 vets drooling on themselves at the local VA Homes. Unless you are smart enough to ask the questions about your medication you may end up with a dissarrayed concoction.

      I haven't studyied how to fix social security. I have lost about all faith in governemnt programs. The entire diplomatic process is not designed for a large government that can micro-manage many entities. They can barely manage the programs they have and most are the most inefficient institutions in the World. There is too much bearocracy and red-tape in place that inhibits the government to act quick enough for the ever changing World.We are designed to have "checks and balances" and when that system was implemented the government was small and only made very large decisions. Now the government is large and they govern over the most micro of decisions. It isn't designed to handle these problems we need to scale back government interference. The whole housing market dibaco started with governmentt interference into a very important market to our economy, and by the time they could see the results and could change it the results had already happened.And no that wasn't Bush, Clinton dug the whole that became the housing market crisis.

      I haven't studied how to fix social security but the system needs to be erradicated, it doesn't even keep up with inflation on our investment. We could privatize the money and let someone with the initiative to make money on our investment handle it and they would have the time to adjust to economic tides and changes. And why should 7 percent not be standard? Are you saying because I am a millionaire I should pay more?

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      "The Left is really blinded to reality." You are accusing the "Left" of over-generalizing buy you are over-generalizing yourself! Nobody said that "everyone that is conservaitve out there is a 'right-wing nut-job." Unfortunately, true and rational conservatives are an endangered species or at least their voices are being drowned out by the nut-jobs. There are nut-jobs in both parties, but many more are right-wingers in my estimation--gun nuts, religious nuts, birthers, conspiracy theorists about various subjects from 9-11 to Kennedy's assassination, and so forth.

      You say you're getting VA hospital care, but that "you don't want government anywhere close to your health care." Why is that? I've read that VA health care is quite good. I wish I were eligible for it.

      How would you "fix" Social Security? My suspicion is that, like Bush, you would fix it like "fixing" a dog or cat! All it needs is a few tweaks to put it on a sound footing for the foreseeable future. The rumors about it's demise are unfounded. The income cap should be dropped or raised and indexed. Why should somebody making $20,000 or $100,000 pay 7% and somebody making $1 million pay .7%? Paying for Medicare is a real issue, not so easily solved.

      Here's a simple proposal for health care reform:

      Editor

      New York Times

      Josh Marshall recently offered a simple, elegant health care reform proposal: Allow people under age 65 the options of keeping their current insurance or signing up and paying for Medicare coverage. Works for me!

      Ralph Deeds

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      estopher 

      9 years ago from Bainbridge, Ohio

      The Left is really blinded to reality. Not everyone that is conservative out there is a "rightwing nut-job birthist"-actually very few are. The right has some very fundamental questions that the President fails to address. And the more he ignores these questions the more ticked we get. It isn't like we are bashing out windows of coffee shops over free trade cofee (left wingers) we have questions that no one can answer on healthcare...like how do we pay for it? How does it work? What does it cover? No one can give a straight answer to that..plus after this we have to fix social security..can you imagine the debt we will be in after we instill a whole nother government institution than have to bail out social security just as a band-aid to figure out how to really fix it. I have been under the control of the governments efficient machine in the military, and I still attend VA hospital. My insurance is tricare prime through the military. Believe me you do not want government anywhere close to your health care!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      It's true that Lyndon LaRouche whack jobs have been involved. So have Republicans organized by Dick Armey and other paid lobbyists for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry. Moreover LaRouch is a nut job, but not exactly a left wing nutjob.

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      cdggt 

      9 years ago

      I didn't know that A Texan, thanks for enlightening me.

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      cdggt 

      9 years ago

      Some people might also feel that the majority of government run programs are full of waste and are bankrupting the country.

      Saying all people that oppose a gigantic new government entitlement program are marching around with swastika signs and are dumb red-necks is the same as saying all liberals support spitting on troops returning home from war.

      Try not to be so partisan, it detracts from your arguments. All you're doing is selling your hate for those with an opposing point of view. Try to sell the issue.

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      A Texan 

      9 years ago

      Obama as Hitler signs???? You do know those signs came from the Lyndon Larouche bunch don't you? Larouche is a left wing nut job http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_Larouche

      And why is exercising the right to bear arms so scary to you? No crimes were committed! Liberals hate the constitution and the bill of rights don't you?

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Good point. That hadn't occurred to me.

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      Jeffrey Penn May 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Do you remember Bush protesters being kicked out of his gatherings because they wore Anti-Bush T-shirts, you know, the kind that mimic no left turn street signs? But it is okay for the right wing fanatics to carry Obama as Hitler signs and Ak-47s. Hmmm.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Ha! Ha!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for your comment, John. I'm relieved that the you're not the guy in the cartoon!

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      John Young 

      9 years ago

      I love how the sides in the healthcare discussion paint their respective positions as either black or white -- or right or wrong. Life is neither... it's mostly grey, very grey. Until we rid the healthcare discussion of the partisan and ideology zealots, we will continue to live with a dysfunctional system that works well for some and fails for others.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Beasts are everywhere it seems....:O(

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      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Tnx, all for the comments.

      ethel, it seems so mad from this side also.

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      It all seems so mad from this side of the pond

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      Susan Keeping 

      9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Very nice :) And not too far off the truth (of the critics not the facts), unfortunately.

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