John Ransom

And then there was the violence we wrote about earlier this week in Toulouse, France. “Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “was shot dead by SWAT police Thursday after a 33-hour standoff at his Toulouse apartment. He is suspected of killing four people at a Jewish school last Monday, including three children, and fatally shooting three soldiers the previous week. Mr. Merah told police before he died that he had links to al Qaeda.”

That’s 12 more cases of Sudden Obama Healing Syndrome.

We can add those bodies to the US count racked up in Libya, Egypt and -coming soon- Syria, possibly the biggest killing field of all thanks to new surge strategies from the administration.

Libya and Syria are places where the US surge has been specially arranged on behalf of France.

But perhaps the biggest healing is the healing that has been going on at home in the US where the strategy from Democrats includes a class warfare surge and a race warfare surge that is contributing considerably to the outbreak of Sudden Obama Healing Syndrome. And it's also obscuring Obama's horrid track record on: 1) the economy; 2) energy; 3) anything that doesn't involve vacations.

I can almost feel an Obama seven-day, six-night vacation coming on.  

I don’t know the ins and outs of the Trayvon Martin case, and nor do you.

In fact, I would venture to say that nobody, at this point, really knows what happened when George Zimmerman shot Martin- including our Post-Racial president, who has thoughtfully dragged race into a situation that calls for grace- on all sides.

What healing!

Obama made sure that as the head of the executive branch that he carefully chose what he said surrounding the incident, because the Feds, in this case, will be the ones doing the lynching. It’s very important the he look impartial (wink). And that the Feds end up as the only ones with guns. 

But our Post-Racial president did want us to know “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Let’s pretend it was Newt Gingrich who said the same thing: “If Obama had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”   

Sounds a little different? Yeah. I thought the same thing.    

I was beginning to think that our First Post-Racial president had no idea what fossil fuels like gasoline were for.

I was wrong. They’re there to fan the flames of more racial healing via the Critical Race Theory that Obama asked us to open our minds and hearts to.

Drill, baby, drill.

It’s all the more amazing because this week the Chicago Sun Times revealed that a nephew of former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley, Richard Vanecko, may have confessed to killing someone eight years ago, in a case “where irregularities in the investigation, including false official reports and a case file that went missing” may have contributed letting a Daley of Chicago get away with murder.

And you know what? The kid that allegedly got killed by Vanecko? His name was David Koschman and he looks a lot like my son.

David Koschman, right, was killed by a punch thrown outside a bar in Chicago  

David Koschman

Where has the president’s selective outrage been for the last eight years? Where is the Justice Department on this murder? How did the most powerful man in Illinois react? He appointed the uncle of the suspect as his chief of staff.

I used to live in a country where no one's son was supposed to get killed. But I suppose some groups get more equality than others, especially if you are connected.            

In wake of the president’s inflammatory remarks, the New Black Panther Party offered some more healing words backed by m-o-n-e-y.

“Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the ‘capture’ of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin,” writes the Boston Herald

“The militant group offered the bounty on Saturday,” adds the Houston Chronicle, “and called on black men to mobilize and capture George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch member who killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., in February.”

“New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday,” says the Herald. “And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’”

Wow, you can feel the Us-Against-Them surge really working, huh?

What healing!

Or better yet: What healing?

I guess with all this healing going on, no one wants to talk about jobs anymore.


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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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