John Ransom

Despite concrete evidence that global warming has paused, despite evidence that the world is most definitely not running out of oil, despite evidence that the climate models are wrong, global warming still looms as a major disaster to people living in the United States, especially the poor and the middle class.

That’s because the false hysteria surrounding global warming is partially responsible for electing the worst president that we’ve ever had.

And the cleanup from this disaster is going to take a long while.

Let’s put it this way: The earth will begin to warm again before the fallout and toxic effects of Hurricane O are cleaned up.

In the latest manifestation of the man-caused disaster that is Obama, Senator Millionaire, Harry Reid, (D-Dead) got rid of the long agreed-upon rules that prevent presidential nominations from coming to a vote without a consensus amongst Senators.

This rule has been so sacrosanct that changing it has been referred to by BOTH parties as “the nuclear option.”

While Democrats usually pursue a strategy of using dead voters to stuff ballot boxes and suppress the vote, Obama instead turned to a dead Senator, Harry Reid, to stuff the Senate votes.

And because the nuclear option was deployed, you can kiss an early debt deal goodbye, along with a deal on tax reform or a deal to keep government running past January 2014.

Only rulers of tin-horn dictatorships seek to go nuclear, like this, as an alternative to real, responsive government.

“I just think after today, legislating’s going to be pretty tough,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, who infuriates the GOP’s base for often cooperating with Democrats on bipartisan legislation.

“If you thought the Senate has already ground to a near standstill, this is like throwing sand into the gears of an already rusty machine,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s really going to heighten the tensions even further, create bitter partisan arguments and add to the acrimony that’s currently in the Senate.”

Strike that. I’m sure he meant to say: “create MORE, bitter, partisan arguments.”

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.