John Ransom

Our jet-set president starts another round of leading from behind this week as he leaves for Hawaii, Australia and Bali to see if he can learn from and share with other world leaders how they create jobs, ignore their constitution, arm drug cartels without getting subpoenaed; or at, the very least how they shave a shot or two off their handicap.

Oh, if only Obama could be the president of China. The world would make a lot more sense. He could then invest in as many foreign green companies as he wanted.    

As the Congressional Super Committee crafts a Super Compromise that aims at preventing across-the-board federal budget cuts, Obama has decided to distance himself as far as possible from any deal- or work- literally distance himself by 10, 217 air miles as he attends a summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

His policy of craftily negotiating with Congress by not communicating with them worked so well in the past, why fix what isn’t working? Gee that could be the new motto for this administration: “Why mess around with a bad thing? Obama 2012.” 

Plus, if he really needs to say something that’ll get extra press while out of town, maybe there will be a “hot” mic around that he can take advantage of.

You hate Tim Geithner’s hair? What about me? I have to blow dry it every day!

This is the same great communicator/uniter who hasn’t been able to get a single vote for a budget this year; the same guy who went AWOL during the debt ceiling negotiations; the president whose jobs plan involves making an appeal to fifth-graders; and the Harvard professor whose only fixed economic theory is that raising taxes does…something…something, um, fair.

And you thought Rick Perry struggled with answers?

Obama is a daily, walking gaffe-machine covered up by media acolytes who need a messiah in the same way that Trotsky needed Lenin. And for the same reason: So that someone can tell them which way to shoot.      

Of course, the dividing line for the great communicator where fairness should start has rattled around between the income for Joe the Plumber and income for Warren Buffet and back down to income for Warren Buffet’s secretary.

Just another example of great communication from our communicator-in-chief.

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.