John Ransom

What an awful coming down.

“The problem is that I’m president of the United States; I’m not emperor,” he explained to us.

From a Nobel Prize to a booby prize; From the smartest guy ever to hold the position of president of the United States to one of the most obtuse.

“A few of us saw a backbencher from the Illinois state legislature,” wrote long-time Obama watcher, John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, “a guy who took orders, then rode to the White House on a personality cult, finally exposed.”

We’ll not really “finally.”

But more like “disastrously” exposed.

“We underestimated the complexities of building a website,” the not-so-emperor told us.

Oh THAT explains it.

All it took was for a personal insurance Armageddon to hit 5-150 million Americans; a tax increase on every worker in the U.S. that was never going to happen while he was president; spying on a few citizens more or less, with an emphasis on more; and mid-term elections for the lamest of lame ducks.

“The private sector is doing fine,” he yawned.

Why it didn’t happen long ago will be, I suppose, the mystery of the age.

Because it took a lot of stupidity to bend to a particular moment in time to break up the Obama Coalition of the More-Than-Willing:

OK, on the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’

I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity’ a week before the website opens if I thought that it wasn’t going to work. So clearly, we and I did not have enough awareness about the problems in the website.

Wait: Were you informed indirectly?


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.