John Ransom

10) In six short years as president, Obama has taken the Democratic Party from the One to done. While it’s way too early to write off the party even for 2014, the wounds created by supporting this colossal bozo will be even longer to heal than the wounds inflicted by Jimmy Carter. Obama said way more then he knows when he admitted that the problem is that he’s president, not emperor.

9) Remember when the Fawning News Media said that comedians would have a tough time making fun of Obama because he was so serious, so perfect, so black? Well the FNM seems to get under that bar no matter how low we set it, don’t they? Comedians aren’t just making fun of the president now; they’re making fun of the media as well. In a recent poll, 82% of people that I asked randomly as I met them on the street said about journalists in general… well, I can’t repeat it.

8) Remember bullet number 9 above? About the Fawning News Media? Well if you can’t be funny at the expense of Obama these days, you just can’t be funny. Look, the dude has a stick permanently stuck up his rear end—I said stick, ok? It would be tough to not be funny about a guy who takes himself as seriously as Obama does. Stopping the seas from rising? Healing the earth? The guy can’t even run a website with less monthly traffic than your typical news organization. Comedians have been placer mining that stake for six years, more or less. When Obama’s gone they’ll have to go back to hard rock mining like the rest of us. Let’s hope they’ll find the courage and resourcefulness to be funny about Hillary too, even though she doesn’t have a stick in her rear.

7) Electricity has gone from the rainbow-powered, “free” energy source made possible by windmills and magic rays of sunshine, to a dirty, pollution emitting source of danger that hunts us down while we sleep. The culprit? Cheap, reliable sources of Domestic Coal that power electric all over the USA. So Obama says, “no more coal power plants,” even as his energy policy—if it can be really called that—depends on generating more electricity for the growing number of bumper cars, known ironically as “Smart cars”. The result is that coal prices will come down, and we’ll ship cheap, reliable domestic coal to China at much cheaper prices thus allowing Chinese consumers to get the low, low prices that Americans can’t enjoy. Oh, and we’ve lost 50,000 coal jobs so far, with another 17,000 power plant jobs expected to go. Add in an additional 80,000 coal jobs waiting for the axe to fall, multiply by the numbers of jobs that support coal workers and you get about 600,000 jobs lost.

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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