John Ransom

The sketchy details surrounding the shooting in Las Vegas of two police officers as they ate pizza, gives me cause for grave concern. People armed with guns, killing cops and shouting “revolution” should always concern us, much as the Manson “Helter Skelter” murders concerned the country in 1969.

Because while some may say that the shooting is an isolated incident, I think it could be a trend if the country doesn’t draw away from the precipice from which we are currently perched. Like the Manson murders, the shooting represents in microcosm much of the action and reaction created by a decade of hate disguised as love.

I’m concerned of course for the families of the victims above all else. And I’m concerned for the city of Las Vegas, which is kind of a second home to me. I spent most of 2010 in Las Vegas educating voters about the issues important to conservatives.

So I know and love many people who call Las Vegas home.

But I’m concerned on another level for the country right now.

And if, as initial reports indicate, this was the work of white supremacists, I lay it off all on Obama. In fact, it almost doesn’t matter who it was shooting and shouting “revolution”—it could have been liberals from union local 1180-- somewhere down in there the motive drive at work was the worst, most divisive president we have ever had in this country.

That he’s a black man just makes matters even worse and more concerning.

Because we have come full circle in race relations where the party on the Left argues that their brand of racism is a positive good. Obama is their hero, their drummer and the chief propagandist of an ideology that counts color of skin over content of character.

And if there is a segment of the conservative movement that’s tinged by racism-- like every cross section of society-- then there is no part of the Democratic party that isn’t obsessed with it. Liberals have created a kind of segregation of thought and community that divides every American against our own house.

And race is just one component of this.

Class, gender, income, age, religion—all of the things we have been told shouldn’t matter at work, home or in the classroom—are the only things that seem to be of the moment for progressives under Obama.

The guy who was going to lead us into the post-racial age, according to gushing predictions by the news media, is instead all-racial, all the time.

I don’t know that Obama hates white people, like some have claimed. But I certainly know this much: the man hates someone, a lot.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.