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Lipstick on a Pig -- the Political Cartoon too hot for Investor's Business Daily?
Investor's Business Daily | September 11, 2008 | Vanity

Posted on 09/11/2008 6:09:51 PM PDT by Zakeet

Earlier today, Investor's Business Daily posted a cartoon from their resident genius, Michael Ramirez, which perfectly captured the essence of Barry Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment. Copyright restrictions do not allow us to display the toon on Free Republic, but as of the time of this writing, you can view the Mr. Ramirez' artwork HERE.

Later this afternoon, IBD deleted the cartoon from their website, and as you can see HERE, it is no longer listed in Ramirez' archives.

Obviously, the heat's on IBD from the mavens of political correctness.

In my opinion, the only remaining questions now are whether they will pull the above link and when.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; cartoon; electionpresident; ibd; lipstick; obama; pig
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I advise naughty Freepers to look while the lookin's good.
1 posted on 09/11/2008 6:09:51 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I saw it earlier today and don’t understand the deletion. OK, NObomba has pig ears, er, big ears, and wears lipstick. So what?


3 posted on 09/11/2008 6:12:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Zakeet

Wowza!! Perfect!!!


4 posted on 09/11/2008 6:12:56 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Zakeet

5 posted on 09/11/2008 6:13:43 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Zakeet

IBD did the right thing, this cartoon is too stupid and is not worth to be published by one of the best publications in the country. Ramirez is always good but he screwed up badly on this one.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 6:13:53 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Zakeet
“Lipstick on a ‘pig’”? No, that's lipstick on a Marxist.
7 posted on 09/11/2008 6:14:07 PM PDT by LiberConservative (Sarah Palin makes me tingly.)
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To: Zakeet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2080413/posts?page=1

Yeah, well, it's too late for that. I've seen it in many places.

8 posted on 09/11/2008 6:14:45 PM PDT by Jemian (Nobama - wants to kill babies & raise taxes; Palin - wants to kill taxes & raise babies!)
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To: Zakeet
What was IBD so worried about? Offending libs or Islamists? Pretty gutless in either case.
9 posted on 09/11/2008 6:15:50 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Zakeet

Bet bambi won’t think this is so funny like he did his stunt.


11 posted on 09/11/2008 6:16:20 PM PDT by jackv
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To: Jemian

Oooh! Ignore post. It’s the pain-killers I’m on. I can’t be responsible for coherency.


12 posted on 09/11/2008 6:16:22 PM PDT by Jemian (Nobama - wants to kill babies & raise taxes; Palin - wants to kill taxes & raise babies!)
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To: Zakeet

Huh? The first link leads to the IBD website, from which you say they pulled it?!


13 posted on 09/11/2008 6:18:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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14 posted on 09/11/2008 6:18:38 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Why I dont like McCain -> http://www.johnmccain.com/climatechange/)
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To: Zakeet

15 posted on 09/11/2008 6:20:28 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: P8riot

Thanks. Can’t believe IBD would wuss out.


16 posted on 09/11/2008 6:20:57 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: P8riot

That’s an insult to pigs.


17 posted on 09/11/2008 6:21:36 PM PDT by Desdemona (Lipstick only until the election. The gloss has been sacrificed for the greater good.)
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To: jveritas
Yeah, I agree.
Ramirez is consistently great.
The IBD is consistently excellent.
Neither of them needed to 'push the envelope' with this cartoon. Not all that funny, and it almost descends into 'Toles territory' -- which is a gutter you want to stay out of...
18 posted on 09/11/2008 6:21:44 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Zakeet

Me thinks the effect would have been better without the caption, which is obviously implied.


19 posted on 09/11/2008 6:21:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: kik5150

Now, that’s scary.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 6:22:52 PM PDT by Silly (PalinLove.com)
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To: P8riot

BAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

(thump)

(roll)


21 posted on 09/11/2008 6:23:13 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Went to sleep with Palin - woke up next to McCain...)
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To: Zakeet

I LOVE RAMIREZ!


22 posted on 09/11/2008 6:23:17 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Zakeet

Wasn’t it Rush who made a joke about Pig’s Ears this week?


23 posted on 09/11/2008 6:23:21 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: jveritas

I don’t agree with you at all!


24 posted on 09/11/2008 6:25:19 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF
I LOVE RAMIREZ!

That makes two of us. He is THE BEST at what he does.

25 posted on 09/11/2008 6:26:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: El Cid

Sadly now this thread is a major red color headline on FR. Check out the main FR page. I guess many here just want to live on red meat even if it is totally spoiled meat that will poison the forum.


26 posted on 09/11/2008 6:26:51 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Zakeet

That’s My Man .... *sigh* ...... oink ....


27 posted on 09/11/2008 6:26:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Warning - Hurricane Sarah Is Coming")
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To: jveritas

Perfect depiction!!!


28 posted on 09/11/2008 6:27:05 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
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29 posted on 09/11/2008 6:27:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: El Cid

They even deleted my post expressing my opinion why it is a bad cartoon. Yep my post really violated all the rules of the forum (extreme sarcasm). Really sad.


30 posted on 09/11/2008 6:29:00 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: LiberConservative

No it’s lipstick on dumbo.


31 posted on 09/11/2008 6:29:09 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: jveritas

It is not nearly as bad as the ones of Bush we see all the time in the major papers.


32 posted on 09/11/2008 6:29:24 PM PDT by E=MC2
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To: Zakeet

Ramirez is a real treasure.


33 posted on 09/11/2008 6:29:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac President.)
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To: Zakeet

Yup, still a pig.


34 posted on 09/11/2008 6:30:16 PM PDT by Tramonto (0bama-Biden: Brite Artikulit Clean)
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To: jveritas

I think you have a really serious case of Stockholm Syndrome going on..


35 posted on 09/11/2008 6:31:06 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Zakeet

The image would be great for a cross stitch border


36 posted on 09/11/2008 6:32:05 PM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: xcamel

What do you mean?


37 posted on 09/11/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: El Cid

My mistake, they did not delete my post.


38 posted on 09/11/2008 6:33:18 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: kik5150

Reminds me of that famous pre-WWII pose by Mussolini.


39 posted on 09/11/2008 6:34:45 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: kik5150

When a sexist Pig, who comes from a long, long line of sexist pigs...Daddy Obama pologamist and wife abuser sexist pig, Granddaddy Obama pologamist sexist pig looks down their nose at you because you are woman...they look like the unappealing sexist pig they are.

40 posted on 09/11/2008 6:35:12 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Zakeet

you can put lipstick on a capitalist pig.
but it's still a capitalist pig.

41 posted on 09/11/2008 6:37:57 PM PDT by ETL (Please visit my newly revised FR Home/About page for ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections)
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To: Zakeet
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42 posted on 09/11/2008 6:38:19 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: jveritas
Wow! That was odd, there wasn't anything profane, or out of place in your post 10... At most it was an opinion that some folks might disagree with (although I have to agree with what you wrote) but it was just an opinion.
I should have copied it before my post (I usually do that, to save people from having to flip back - but I didn't do it this time... Oh well, my post will just be dangling in the wind with some vague reference to deleted remarks).
43 posted on 09/11/2008 6:38:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Zakeet
Very appropriate! I think many democrats are thinking the same thing about now.
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Democrats on Capitol Hill fear Obama fallout

By Andrew Ward in Washington

Published: September 11 2008 23:30 | Last updated: September 11 2008 23:30

Democratic jitters about the US presidential race have spread to Capitol Hill, where some members of Congress are worried that Barack Obama’s faltering campaign could hurt their chances of re-election.

Party leaders have been hoping to strengthen Democratic control of the House and Senate in November, but John McCain’s jump in the polls has stoked fears of a Republican resurgence............

Read the whole article
44 posted on 09/11/2008 6:39:22 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
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To: Zakeet

This naughty Baptist minister not only looked but saved it as well>;)


45 posted on 09/11/2008 6:40:01 PM PDT by pvoce ('Good' sense and 'Common' sense are two entirely different concepts.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
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46 posted on 09/11/2008 6:40:05 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Zakeet
HERE & HERE


47 posted on 09/11/2008 6:40:27 PM PDT by pookie18 (Palin-Jindal '12)
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To: chaos_5
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48 posted on 09/11/2008 6:41:13 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: jveritas

Would have been better without the caption.

I guess it needs to be added to the banned animal list:

no monkey business referrals
no chickens to roost comments
no pigs with lipstick analogies

I’m guessing dogs.... are next, which reminds of the
Standard White Poodle / John F. Kerry

At least Kerry was fair game, Obama’s skin has obviously been designated too delicate and holy to blemish


49 posted on 09/11/2008 6:41:22 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Drill here, Drill now, & Pay Less!)
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To: Zakeet

50 posted on 09/11/2008 6:42:03 PM PDT by Blogger
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