John Ransom

In this week’s Email, Hate Mail and Comments column Odin the Intellectual asks: “Does this racist twit ever write anything serious?” although it’s not immediately clear that he’s not talking about himself; Henry says that we have to use a better message; and Lilly? Well, Lilly is just her usual self.    

Tibby wrote: In the liberal mind you have no right to work. Which may help explain why they believe you have a right to welfare and healthcare. Liberals love rights that someone else has to pay for. – in response to my column The SEIU NLRB Serial Job Killer   

Dear Tibby,

That’s right. Only the government, combined with union membership can create jobs in the minds of Democrats. I think the worst thing about Obama is his fronting for unions and getting them involved in the economy again.

Unions are anti-job creation. They represent people who have jobs, not people who want jobs. Unions will always favor higher wages and benefits for fewer workers. It they don’t, they can’t possibly be doing their job of representing the best interest of their members.

Unions ran this country into the ground by the 1970s. Let’s not let them do it again.        

Henry wrote: We as conservatives are not going to be heard or listened to if we don't find a way to get out our message using the MSM...2012 is too important to not try every possible tactic available to us...I think we have a reoccurring problem and that is how we frame our opposition to policies, spending. – in response to my column The SEIU NLRB Serial Job Killer  

Dear Henry,

Agreed. The words we use are very important. I’m not completely convinced that Frank Luntz has the whole thing wired, but he does have some interesting ideas about how to frame the debate.

Obama uses words- rather misuses them- very effectively. For example, in the budget debate, the White House has gotten away from the term “tax increases” and used the term “increases in revenue.” And the mainstream media has gone along with it.

I think that what Obama does is cheap. That kind of stuff eventually catches up with politicians when people realize that they can’t tell the truth about anything.

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.