It’s a wealth redistribution dream come true and Obama just earned a remarkable title from the New York Times for being head chump.
“Obama, Once a Guest, Now Leader in World Talks,” the headline reads.
Whew, he’s exhausted! It’s time for a round of golf and another vacation in Hawaii!
Representatives from nearly 200 nations voted in Paris on Saturday to adopt an historic agreement on climate change.
And there’s little wonder President Barack Obama is such an avid supporter of the deal.
The agreement, which Obama said “creates the mechanism” to deal with the issue, includes a pledge from the world’s wealthier countries to contribute no less than $100 billion a year by 2020 to move the world’s economies to cleaner energy sources and to help poor nations cope with the effects of climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Obama spoke on the COP21 agreement after spending Saturday afternoon on the golf course — he was forced to miss out on his weekly ritual last week, in part because of chilly weather and because of the unfortunate incident of “gun violence” in San Bernardino.
Ironically, while gladly redistributing America’s wealth around the world, the president will be laying down a substantial carbon footprint next week when the first family jets off to Hawaii for their annual Christmas vacation.
The New York Times, in an attempt to build on Obama’s shaky legacy in the sunset of his second term, went to extraordinary lengths to praise the deal as one of Obama’s greatest successes. Ignoring a history of leading from behind, they even promoted him to a “world leader.”
“For Mr. Obama, the agreement represents a legacy-shaping success, destined to join his health care law in the annals of his most lasting achievements,” The Times proclaimed.
Promising that this is “only the beginning,” the president hailed Saturday’s achievement as a game changer.
“This agreement represents the best chance we’ve had to save the one planet that we’ve got,” he said. “I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world.”
The Islamic State notwithstanding.
The reaction on social media to the whole affair indicates that, outside an adoring media, this president has worn out his welcome. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
President Obama, Once a Guest, Now a Leader in World Talks https://t.co/nvwRDVsOi5
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 13, 2015
— K Wilson (@KeittW) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Oh haha! I thought you were talking about something serious. Like terrorism.
— MenRec (@rustyweiss74) December 13, 2015
@nytimes This deal is a fraud. Obamacare was passed to reduce helathcare costs. Fraud. Nuclear deal with Iran. Fraud. Obama presidency Fraud
— Terrance McGovern (@TSMcGov) December 13, 2015
@nytimes -Leader??? No, leaders lead, Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Kennedy. Obie huddle with Rice & broodes.
— Paul McNally (@CoachPMac) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Obama is hardly a leader. He’s more like a towel boy for a contained JV team. Can’t wait for his next failed comment about ISIS. ?
— Fernando Hernandez (@AmericaisMighty) December 13, 2015
Guy who took days to admit to the nation a terrorist attack hit the homeland will brag on TV about climate change deal same day it was made.
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 12, 2015
— Allenby (@Theallenby) December 12, 2015
Islamic terrorists killed 14 Americans in CA days ago, and Obama can’t go there to sing Amazing Grace because he’s golfing today.
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 12, 2015
@hale_razor After announcing an American was beheaded on national TV, he was on the golf course 20 minutes later! He just doesn’t care!
— Rocco (@rockutica) December 12, 2015
@hale_razor hey these mild temp mid-December global warming climate change days don’t come around very often; need to the make best of them
— Steve45220 (@steve45220) December 12, 2015
— Rāzərbak Nation (@MediaJuggernaut) December 12, 2015
— Debra Slack (@debraslack) December 12, 2015
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