John Ransom

Don wrote: Just how many vacation days did President George W. Bush take during his reign? - Obama on Vacation: The $28,429,533.47 Man

Dear Comrade Don,

George W. Bush took vacations either at his own home in Texas or at his parents’ place in Kennebunkport. That’s not the same thing as flying off to South Africa on safari or touring Brazil or hanging at Martha’s Vineyard.

It’d be nice to see the Obamas go back to Illinois, back to Hyde Park for a vacation, and hey, it would lower their carbon footprint too.

But when exactly have liberals been a "do-as-I-do" kind of people?

The most consistent feature of liberal legislation is that it exempts them and their lobbyists, unions and corporate pals from the effects of the social engineering they foist on the rest of us.

Bush at least had the sense to hang up his golf bags and not play golf after 9/11.

Obama, on the other hand, avoids Chicago.

Perhaps that’s because he helped make Chicago the toilet that it’s become.

Whatever else you can say about Chicago, it’s a city that has been forged and refined by Democrats, like Obama.

When I was growing up there, the city at least functioned.

Powerful or Pitiful?

Today it’s just a shooting gallery.

And why not?

John Ransom

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