John Ransom

Obama took his You Don’t Love Me Enough reelection tour on the road to the 57th state this weekend on his way to a less hostile, foreign audience.

No, the stopover wasn’t in Kenya.

It was in Hawaii on his way to Bali, Indonesia, as a part of a new election strategy that aims to capture the entire foreign vote for Obama and the Democrats.  

Hey, and why not?

No one has done more for those thrifty, industrious, hard working foreign countries than Obama has. And under Obama’s executive amnesty program it’ll be easier than ever for foreigners to register and vote for him via absentee ballot. 

When he said Transforming America, he wasn’t kidding.

In the stopover in Hawaii, in anticipation of speechifying to foreigners, the President of the United States revised slightly his grand apology speech on behalf of all of us Ugly Americans who are responsible for the world’s ills.

You’ll remember that in return for a Noble “Peace” Prize, Obama toured the world in 2009 apologizing for how great the United States is- and presumably for not firing up enough cruise missiles to prove it.

How dare we have fair and free elections? How dare we not persecute people because of religious and political beliefs? How dare we insist that Saddam get due process and be tried under Iraqi courts and laws? Didn’t we know that we could have just turned him over to an extra legal mob as we did Gaddafi, and have him beaten to death and his body sodomized?

We are soooo, sorry. Start minting the peace prize!

Instead, Obama wants everyone to know that the state of the economy in the US and the world has a simple explanation that has nothing to do with him.

Americans are lazy, says our commander-in-chief.

Yep. It’s true.

“We’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades,” said Obama to leaders at the APEC Leaders Summit in Honolulu. “We’ve kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

Yes, that’s us: Ugly, Lazy Americans responsible for the president’s- and the world’s economic troubles.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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