It is becoming increasing difficult to take anything President Obama says seriously. A year has passed and what’s his significant achievement? His words ring hollow. His words are forgettable. Obama’s only hope for reelection is that the economy recovers. It’s the only way I see this term being a success. The economy is something the President can’t control; however, he can discourage investment. If the White House doesn’t stop its relentless attack on investors the economy will not bounce back.
The President is in Copenhagen today for the idiotic climate change summit. The world has been cooling for ten years and the Earth has been much warmer in the past 1,000 years. The climate changes… all the time! And yet we’re facing a crisis. Leave it to politicians to come up with new imaginary problems in which to scare people.
The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge — the question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate change is not in doubt, I have to be honest, as the world watches us today, I think our ability to take collective action is in doubt right now, and it hangs in the balance. I believe we can act boldly, and decisively, in the face of a common threat. That’s why I come here today — not to talk, but to act.
How could the President deliver such a line with a straight face? What was his action? Thanks in part to farm subsidies (that Obama supported last year) there’s no possible way the United States will pass any meaningful cap and trade system. Just how bad was Obama’s speech? The liberal Guardian called it “lacklustre.” Yet, this won’t stop the airbag in chief from saying they’ve reached an “unprecedented breakthrough.” Who does Obama think believes this nonsense? Why is our head of state going to Europe to apologize for the United States?
Obama may eventually become known as “the man who killed Copenhagen,” said Greenpeace U.S. Executive Director Phil Radford. Ah, the taste of success.
The collection of world leaders in Denmark is further proof that H. L. Mencken was right:
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
There’s absolutely no reason that the President of the United States should be wasting time on the issue of global warming when there’s a war, a recession, and a fiscal nightmare going on. Climate change should rank last in order of priority.