John Ransom

I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody that’s now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod.

You see: he’s been nominated for an Emmy now.

In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy.

Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination.

And it’s my fault.

When Obama visited Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the greatest baseball play ever.

“But I think that there’s a high probability that Obama believes the Baseball Hall of Fame will induct him into their hallowed halls as the greatest baseball player to ever live,” I wrote.

And this would make sense.

The man got a Nobel Peace Prize and he has sown nothing but war. War at home and war abroad.

The man has been declared by his liberal acolytes the greatest and blackest and gayest president to ever live. And whatever else may be said, he certainly isn’t the greatest president ever, while Bill Clinton is still blacker than Obama has ever been.


OK, I’ll give him that.

But if there is one thing that I have learned in life it’s this: Be really careful when mentioning bad ideas to liberals. They embrace them.

Lots of them.

And so when Obama teamed up with Zach “Tax-a-Vowel-You-Can-Afford-It” Galifianakis to make a prop-up commercial about the failing healthcare website,, liberals embraced the commercial, because liberals use humor better than conservatives do.

And they are more gullible.

And so the president’s botched launching of a simple website that likely gets less traffic than State Farm, is earning him an award.

The Between Two Ferns commercial, as it is known, has been nominated for an Emmy. Because while liberals use humor more effectively than conservatives do, ironically they also take themselves far too seriously.

“Obama’s appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ Web series, ‘Between Two Ferns,’ was nominated Thursday for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short-Form Live-Action Entertainment Program category,” reports Politico. “The president was promoting enrollment on, and the White House said that traffic to the website increased by about 40 percent thanks to the clip.”

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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