At a fundraiser in the home of an occasional Obama golf partner and former president of UBS Investment Bank, Obama spoke before an audience paying $15,000 a couple to bask in his aura.
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They want to hear more Obama, and they can afford his policies.
Speaking before a friendly crowd, Obama delivered real value. He achieved new depths of inanity. He actually said this without provoking howls of laughter. (The very rich are different from you and me). Justin Sink reports in the Hill:
“I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.
But the president said that current foreign policy crises across the world are not comparable to the challenges the U.S. faced during the Cold War.
Acknowledging “the barbarity” of Islamist militants and Russia “reasserting the notion that might means right,” Obama, though, dismissed the notion that he was facing unprecedented challenges.
“The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” he said, according to a White House pool report.
Priceless. And there is more:
And there is more:
“If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said Obama.
The president acknowledged that conflicts in the Middle East posed difficulties, “but it’s been challenging for quite a while,” he said.
“We will get through these challenging times just like we have in the past,” Obama added.
Obama to the contrary not withstanding, he presents a crisis with a new challenge. In crises past, we had Lincoln and Roosevelt to see us through. In the Cold War, we had Truman to set the course with the strategy of Containment and Reagan to top it off. Now we are revisiting killer rabbit territory, but Carter awoke from his reveries. Obama still seeks to align us with the mullahs of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood and their friends elsewhere.
Obama does not understand the nature of the challenge that oppresses us. He is obstinate in his view of the world. He is not about to learn anything. We have never confronted a world crisis with an ideological numbnuts at the helm.
Hope! We can hope for a “strategy,” or we can hope that things will start looking up in about two-and-a-half years.
UPDATE: Via Hot Air, more context for the quotes here. Peter Baker brings the news for the New York Times readership in “Seeking to ease worries, Obama says the world has always been ‘messy.'”