John Ransom

Stopthelies wrote: John the country is sick of your hate of this president..... Wishing for failure is all you have done from day one John..... America is more import than cons dogma. – in response to Country Sick of Obama Job Act Acting Job

Dear Stop,

Really? The whole country? My advertisers would be interested to know that I have that type of reach. Please send details. My family will thank you.

Actually “wishing” is something that liberals are pretty good at. Conservatives are pretty pragmatic. I never “wished” for the president to fail. Instead, based on his ideas and his plan, I knew he would fail.

Had he come up with different plans, I might have wished him well. 

But where are the jobs Obama bragged he would create? Show me some actual empirical data that supports the idea that Obama has been successful at anything other than fundraising. 

He had carte blanche from Congress the first two years of presidency. He could have done anything he wanted to rebuild economy in his own way. 

And we got zero, zilch, nothing from him.

That’s not dogma or hate. It’s truth.       

AVCurmudgeon wrote: Though you are generally correct John, this is not one of your best. A couple of cavils. First, the absence of any actual Jobs Act does not "belie the real trouble with (Obama)", it exemplifies his real problem. And I seriously doubt that Aquinas ever said anything like the quote attributed to him by Manchester (if in fact Manchester did attribute it to him). Not Aquinas' style at all.  – in response to Country Sick of Obama Job Act Acting Job

Dear AVCurmudgeon,

You’re correct on my misuse of the word belie.

After that? Eh, “not one of your best” criticisms.

Look, I’ve provided you with a link to look up the quote in Manchester’s memoir. I’m sorry you’re too lazy to look it up. But your laziness doesn’t entitle you to imply the quote was made up. If you are going to criticize people, you should at least base it on your own labor of a few keystrokes after links have been provided for you.

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.