We have superbly gifted readers - Victor is MD of a significant Australian business, speaks fluent Russian and opines about Obama and Putin for us
Yesterday Obama read the autocue to deliver this series of platitudes, motherhood statements and latter day Greens/Leftist cliches in his final State of the Union address.
Obama had four big questions he wants Americans to focus on:
- First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy?
- Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us – especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change?
- Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?
- And finally, how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst?
Wow! What a bunch of great ideas! His speech was for the in-crowd, nod-nod, wink-wink. It was replete with the dangerous certainty and overconfidence in his infallibility that characterises his ilk. And if you didn't get it, Obama almost spelt it out, Donald Trump is everything that is evil. How's this for a smack in the mouth for anyone who's not on the Obama cool, trendy and correct bus?
Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it.
Which brings me to Victor who submitted the comment below comparing and contrasting Obama and Putin.