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Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His cartoons are syndicated by Creators. Michael won his second Pulitzer while at Investor's Business Daily.


  • I have reluctantly accepted the election results, although I believe my vote was stolen. I am going to hunker down and live my life by turning inward toward family and friends. I DON’T CARE about what happens in Washington because I cannot change it. In four years I will watch who runs. The Republican party and the Democrat party are just one party – every politician from both parties is interested in only one thing – getting reelected. They don’t give a Rat’s a&* about us. No is going to jail. So Americans hang on it is going to be a bumpy ride. Also, good luck to all those that support President Trump, I appreciate your fight.

  • This cartoon says it all!! I am praying that the political theater of the next two years will bring every moment of idiocy to light. Drag all the crazy out for each person to see, hear, ponder, and just maybe… begin to question the reality of what is being proposed by the progressive left.

    I love my Democrat friends: but they have no idea what has been at play – within their party – for the past 12 years.

    I love my Republican friends: but they also have no idea how much money, how well funded, how social media savvy, and how entrenched in our education system and local politics these seemingly home spun grass roots groups truly are.

    I have greater respect for my Libertarian friends, especially as many of them are finally seeing the link between a prolife worldview and ideas of freedom and liberty. Yes, your freedom ends at the tip of my nose, limited government rocks, and freedom should be free – and this should apply to human on our planet, especially within the USA.

    Your rights as a human began as soon as that x and x or that x and y joined together to create a new person.

    The progressives can trumpet gender confusion, secular humanism, sexual education for preschoolers on up, victimhood ideology, cancel culture, hatred among perceived groups, and bemoan the “fragile future” ahead of us.

    I am going to continue to love my neighbors, take care of my family, try to be a good steward of our time and talent and treasure, wake up grateful for each day that dawns and appreciate my tiny part if this grand adventure, pray for people around the world, listen to other people’s stories with interest, marvel at the beauty and diversity of the people and lands of our amazing country, read about history from lots of different primary sources and angles, maintain hope for our days to come, and decide to be bold, curious, and honest in any conversation with friends and strangers alike.

    America has survived moron-hood before.

    I place both Mr. Clinton and George W Bush in that category. We survived the Obama years, which were brilliant years because we had a black man in office as our President – but tragically, this was a man whose negative rhetoric and policies made it seem like he did not like America (nor most working Americans – “you did not build this”). He trickled in the progressive front. Worse yet, any person attempting to disagree with policy or hold Mr. Obama accountable for something he said or did, was called a racist and shut down. This transformed our formerly somewhat balanced and hardworking journalist trade into an entire collective of moron-hood, unable to give an authentic snapshot of any moment from the OrangeManBad years.

    Can journalists begin to ask good questions and look for real answers?

    Can politicians once more engage in debate and discussion over policies, problems, solutions? (Can professors, can families?).

    Can citizens relearn the concept of civic duty and hold their local politicians accountable to promises made and daily duties?

    Will common sense ever regain its status as being “common” instead of rare?

    Will America be able to engage in conversations of consequence? Return to our roots of subsidiarity? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… for all?

    Can I get an amen?

    Thank you for the comic. Am printing it out as a reminder of the start of Now for Something Completely Different.

    Hopefully in two to four more years, the electorate will prove that Truth trumps moronity. And we can encourage a sane slate of Democrat and Republican candidates, culled from the dumpster fire of public political progressive stunts, to prove themselves worthy of the office they seek.

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