John Ransom

Ericynot wrote: You really ought to know, especially if you don't like foreign aid in general, that Israel is by far the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. In 2010, the most recent year I checked, we gave them $3.175 billion in economic and military aid. That's more than $61,000,000 a week. When we're $16 trillion in the hole, are you OK with that?- As Predicted Democrats Abandoning Obama

Dear Comrade Y-

I’m ok with it.

You know how much a freakin’ aircraft carrier costs? A new Ford class carrier costs about $12-$14 billion and carries about 75 aircraft.

Israel however has about 400 combat aircraft, plus about 600,000 trained troops for ground combat operations. They are the best ally we have.

Who do you think really protects the oilfields in the Middle East?

Imagine a Middle East without Israel.

Oh, that’s right. You’re an Obama liberal. You’re not just imagining a Middle East without Israel, you’re working to bring it about.  

Ranuss wrote: Republicans should just shut up about it. Democrats might respond to having their noses rubbed in it by backing away and supporting Obama after all. If I was a democrat, I would push back if the opposition tried to use my comments on political position for political gain. Typical ignorance of the current GOP. - As Predicted Democrats Abandoning Obama



Dear Ranuss,

So you are thinking that the smart political move would be to NOT remind people at every opportunity that these 14 Democrats have turned on Obama; that we shouldn’t point out that this hurts his credibility; and that you fear that the other side will “push back?”

Yeah, that would be a shame. Then they’d have to try to have to explain themselves over and over again in the news media, with people reminded every time they speak of what they said previously to hurt Obama’s credibility.  

BTW, who’s ignorant in this equation? 


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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