John Ransom

Sarah Palin is right.

Obama losing Lois Lerner’s emails is worse than Nixon erasing 19 minutes of tape.

Two years of emails is much more significant than 19 minutes of conversation.

But then Obama’s just being Obama.

If the IRS would only turn over the hard drive of Lois Lerner, I would happily be able to restore those lost two years of data.

Do you know how hard it is to permanently delete data off of a hard drive?

Very hard… you’d have to deliberately do it.

It would be kind of like spending $1 trillion on shovel ready jobs and creating no jobs.

It would be like giving unprecedented support to the solar industry… and thereby killing the solar industry.

It will be like spending hundreds of billions on green jobs, an automotive bailout, and alternative energy, and end up with no jobs, no security and no energy to speak of.

It would be like passing banking reform to fix too big to fail, only to end up with bigger, more failure prone banks.

It would be like selling arms illegally to drug cartels south of the border and then covering up why you did it.

It would be like passing health care reform before you read what was in it.

It would be like promising that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.


It would be like spending a half a billion dollars on the website that doesn’t work.

It would be like losing Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia as allies, and driving them into the arms of radical Islam.

It would be like opposing the Iraq war but proposing to go to war in Syria.

It would be like saying that you ended the Iraq war while Islamic rebels drove into Baghdad.

It would be like outing the Pakistani national who helped us get bin Laden.

It would be like saying we can’t drill our way out of our energy problem amidst the greatest energy boom in the last hundred years in the United States.

It would be like promising to soak the rich on taxes, while raising taxes on everyone.

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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