John Ransom

What an awful coming down.

“The problem is that I’m president of the United States; I’m not emperor,” he explained to us.

From a Nobel Prize to a booby prize; From the smartest guy ever to hold the position of president of the United States to one of the most obtuse.

“A few of us saw a backbencher from the Illinois state legislature,” wrote long-time Obama watcher, John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, “a guy who took orders, then rode to the White House on a personality cult, finally exposed.”

We’ll not really “finally.”

But more like “disastrously” exposed.

“We underestimated the complexities of building a website,” the not-so-emperor told us.

Oh THAT explains it.

All it took was for a personal insurance Armageddon to hit 5-150 million Americans; a tax increase on every worker in the U.S. that was never going to happen while he was president; spying on a few citizens more or less, with an emphasis on more; and mid-term elections for the lamest of lame ducks.

“The private sector is doing fine,” he yawned.

Why it didn’t happen long ago will be, I suppose, the mystery of the age.

Because it took a lot of stupidity to bend to a particular moment in time to break up the Obama Coalition of the More-Than-Willing:

OK, on the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’

I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity’ a week before the website opens if I thought that it wasn’t going to work. So clearly, we and I did not have enough awareness about the problems in the website.

Wait: Were you informed indirectly?


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.
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