John Ransom

As Obama moves from one disaster to the next disaster, it’s clear that he’s lacking the support from citizens here at home, is viewed skeptically by people abroad, and lacks the respect from foreign leaders that the Great Seal of the United States should confer on any president.

“A CBS News/ New York Times poll out tonight find only 40% of Americans are satisfied with the presidency of Barack Obama,” reported CBS News last week. “59% say they're disappointed.”

Only 59 percent? What’s wrong with these people?

Obama’s been beaten on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now in Ukraine.

He’s made enemies of allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Europe, for the second time since the Prague Spring, is hearing the goosestep march of Russian troops in Europe under the leadership of their new Man of Steel, Vlad the Impaler Putin, as Russians tear apart the Ukraine.

Under Obama’s leadership Russia has begun to sweep up the scattered pieces of their old, lost, iron empire.

And for those who think that Russia is just going into their own back garden, use Google to find out what that means.

Obama, according to our friends over at the Weekly Standard, in response has skipped another national security meeting.

This is how wars start, people.

And just because it won’t happen next week or next year, doesn’t mean I won’t eventually tell you I told you so. Although you’ll probably have died in a thermonuclear blast by then, so I won’t have the satisfaction of you hearing me.

And I’m only slightly joking.

Are we in the United States more secure or less secure than we were six years ago?

Less secure, and it’s growing more acute by the day.


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.