President Obama appears to have lost none of the arrogance or swagger that he has become famous for over the years. While in Paris for an international summit on Climate Change (that has contributed more pollution than a fleet of gas guzzling SUV’s), the President was asked about the upcoming presidential elections. He responded in his usual (and condescending) manner.
Question: To put a finer point on the climate change question, can leaders gathered here believe that the United States will keep its commitments even after you’ve left office, if a Republican succeeds you in the White House?
President Obama: Uhh. Just with respect to my successor, let me first of all say that I’m anticipating a Democrat succeeding me.
I’m confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front. But even if somebody from a different party succeeded me, one of the things that you find is when you’re in this job, you think about it differently than when you’re just running for the job.
And, what you realize is what I mentioned earlier, that American leadership involves not just playing to narrow constituencies back home, but you are now at the center of what happens around the world.
If the American people are truly “wise,” they will dump every liberal politician currently serving in office, repent of their national sins and return to constitutionally grounded sanity. I’m not as certain as the President is about our collective wisdom, but I am pretty sure that the next President will not be from the Democrat Party.