John Ransom

The United States is considering airstrikes against Islamic rebels with our newest ally, um, Iran.

from Reuters:

Joint action between the United States and Iran to help prop up the government of their mutual ally would be unprecedented since Iran's 1979 revolution, demonstrating the urgency of the alarm raised by the lightning insurgent advance.

As a courtesy to those readers who don't speak Obama, let me provide a translation:

"We've screwed up so badly that we have to have enemies like Russia, China, and Iran bail us out in foreign policy and war, over and over and over again."

This administration has gotten well beyond ridiculous.

It's breathtaking in its incompetence.

It's grandiose in its persistence.

It's perverted in its ignorance.

I'm wondering if Obama ever considered treating the GOP with half the deference that he seems to treat foreign powers that wish us harm.

It'll take us at least 50 years to undo the mess that Obama's created worldwide. That is if we can undo it at all. The real trick will be undoing all without a big, nasty war.

And here's a message from my libertarian and isolationist friends: I like Rand Paul very much, but he'll never be President of the United States acting like Obama on foreign policy.

I prefer a president who can open up a can of whoop ass on someone other than Catholic nuns.

Oops, It’s Getting Cold Inside

The IMF has revised downward their GDP numbers for the United States from 2.7% annual growth to 2% annual growth. It was just a few months ago that economists were ballyhooing the idea that the economy was finally gaining traction, with some economists predicting 4% GDP growth for 2014.

Now that their predictions have proven to be ridiculously optimistic, the IMF is providing them with figleaf cover that blames global warming for the brutal winter that we just had, thereby bringing down GDP.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.