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From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez comes a collection of conservative political cartoons forming a satirical history of the Obama era, with a foreword by Dick Cheney and an afterword by Rush Limbaugh.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare is a trenchant and outright hilarious collection of political cartoons, presenting a wonderfully intelligent and beautifully drawn snapshot of the absurdities of the Obama presidency. Ramirez tackles everything from Obamacare to the economy, foreign policy to culture wars, the environment, and much more.

Says Bill O’Reilly of this great talent: “Michael Ramirez says more in one cartoon than most talking heads say in a full day.” With Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare, he offers the conservative reader a compilation of his award-winning cartoons—and a clever way to remember the eight years they’ve hated!

About The Author

Photograph by Morgan Patrick Photography

Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008 and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner. He is a senior editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily. Ramirez is a Lincoln Fellow, an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and has won almost every journalism award, including the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California-Irvine, the 2005 National Journalism Award, the 2008 Fischetti Award, and The H. L. Mencken Award. He is the author of the book Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Threshold Editions (October 27, 2015)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501110276

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Raves and Reviews


"Michael Ramirez says more in a cartoon than most writers say in 1000 words—and he’s a lot funnier. It’s probably why he’s the best political cartoonist in the business and explains his Pulitzer Prizes. In his latest collection of biting satire and insight, Ramirez calls on all of us to join him in a primal scream of “Give me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare!”

– Governor Mike Huckabee

"Michael Ramirez is the greatest cartoonist in world history. His cartoons express in a picture, hilariously, what it takes me hundreds of words to communicate. This will be everyone's favorite book on your coffee table."

– Ann Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Adios America

"Michael Ramirez is a genius and a prolific force for all that is good and Right-thinking. This compilation of his work is must-view and must-share. Thank God we have a powerful pen and voice in the world of editorial cartooning!"

– Michelle Malkin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Culture of Corruption and Who Built That

"Every page of Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare reminds me why I’m blessed to have Michael Ramirez as a friend - and why you need to buy, read and keep this book so your grandchildren know the truth about what happened in our era. In the space of a single page Michael can make you laugh, cry and wonder,“Why didn’t I think of that?” Michael Ramirez is the Jonathan Swift of our age - a satirist with a powerful pen - and a gift for holding the powerful accountable."

– Oliver North, #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Heroes on the Homefront

"Michael Ramirez is my favorite editorial cartoonist."

– Thomas Sowell, New York Times bestselling author of Basic Economics

"Two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez is assuming the role of our Hogarth...Ramirez provides the conservative movement with an artist who is indeed an artist, and we can and should celebrate his real achievements—and heed his counsel."

– National Review

"Michael Ramirez is, hands down, the best editorial cartoonist in the business today, and this collection of his efforts during the Obama Administration proves the point. Through his wry humor, understatement and unmatched sense of irony, Ramirez captures our recent history in ways professional historians should envy. Nobody does it better."

– Ambassador John Bolton

"Michael Ramirez is the Thomas Nast of our time, whose work not just provides memorable images but also wields powerful arguments. His collected works is a penetrating a history of the Obama years."

– Michael Barone

“For conservatives living in the age of Obama, Michael Ramirez gives us reason to laugh when we feel most like crying. From Hollywood hotheads to Beltway bigwigs, he skewers the political class with unparalleled wit and candor. Give me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare is his best work yet.”

– Senator Orrin Hatch

"Thanks for giving us conservatives some good laughs."

– Phyllis Schafly

"To pen the scathing cartoons in Give Me Liberty or Give Me ObamaCare, one has to be bold and fearless. The book is educational, challenging, and fun to boot."

– Walter E Williams

“Whatever or whoever his target, a Ramirez cartoon is worth more than 10,000 op-eds, laugh out loud hilarious with the intellectual impact and precision aim of a guided missile.”

– Former California Governor Pete Wilson


"Mike Ramirez's pen is a weapon of mass destruction; lethal, explosive, always on target."

– Michelle Malkin

"Michael has the uncanny ability to cut through all the spin and expose the truth in a single, hilarious picture."

– Sean Hannity

"Michael Ramirez says more in one cartoon than most talking heads say in a full day...Ramirez is hilarious."

– Bill O'Reilly

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