Barack Obama swore that he was going to restore respect for the United States around the globe. In reality, what happened is that our country became the biggest laughingstock in the world. Multiple countries — Russia, Iran, North Korea, China — repeatedly thumbed their noses at us, flaunting acts of aggression and flouting sanctions against them. Why? Because they knew that Obama would do nothing about it.
Yet somehow, Barack and Michelle Obama were able to sit down for their weekly address, and claim with a straight face that the United States is more respected than it was eight years ago.
“Together, we fought our way back from the worst recession in 80 years, and got unemployment to a nine-year low. We secured health insurance for another twenty million Americans, and new protections for folks who already had insurance. We made America more respected around the world, took on the mantle of leadership in the fight to protect this planet for our kids, and much, much more,” Obama continued.
“By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we first got here. And I’m hopeful we’ll build on the progress we’ve made in the years to come.”
Do they actually believe the craziness that they’re spewing, or do they have to work really, really hard to not laugh while they talk?