Obama bestrides the narrow world

President Obama is the devotee of an incredibly delusional and destructive ideology, and he is also a very small man. I believe him to be the smallest man ever to occupy the office of the president, though I may be overlooking some nineteenth century president whom I don’t know sufficiently well.

Obama put his ideological claptrap, his arrogance, his pettiness and his vanity prominently on display yesterday in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly (transcript here, video below). They used to say that politics stops at the water’s edge. For Obama, it’s all politics all the time as he uses the United Nations forum for a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump. What a jerk.

It’s not that he had nothing good to say in the speech. He said some good things. But they are smothered by the leftist fog and the sheer vanity of the production. I hate to say it, but you have at least to read the whole thing.

Our friends at Grabien have created the clip below compiling some of Obama’s comments on the United States in his speech. If you can’t stand to watch the whole thing, you may want to give this a try. The lowlights are illuminating in their own way. He fancies himself a man far bigger than his own country if not the narrow world.

Quotable quote: “If Russia continues to interfere in the affairs of its neighbors, it may be popular at home, it may fuel nationalist fervor for a time, but over time it is also going to diminish its stature and make its borders less secure. In the South China Sea, a peaceful resolution of disputes offered by law will mean far greater stability than the militarization of a few rocks and reefs.”

One more: “[I]n a place like Syria, where there’s no ultimate military victory to be won, we’re going to have to pursue the hard work of diplomacy that aims to stop the violence, and deliver aid to those in need, and support those who pursue a political settlement and can see those who are not like themselves as worthy of dignity and respect.”

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