Tweet of the Day: Obama no longer leading from behind

Now he’s not leading at all. He never was really, but in his sit-down with Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” this past Sunday, the “leader of the free world” made it clear that he has no idea what leadership means, especially in these fractious times.

When Kroft presented the president with the harsh realities on the ground in Syria — specifically with Vladimir Putin’s movement of troops into that country, challenging Obama’s leadership — Obama said:

Well Steve, I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership. My definition of leadership would be leading on climate change, an international accord that potentially we’ll get in Paris. My definition of leadership is mobilizing the entire world community to make sure that Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon. And with respect to the Middle East, we’ve got a 60-country coalition that isn’t suddenly lining up around Russia’s strategy. To the contrary, they are arguing that, in fact, that strategy will not work.

Self-delusion this dramatic is no laughing matter, but that didn’t stop the Twittersphere from lighting up with taunts. Here, via Twitchy, are several:

Even if climate change were the existential threat Obama seems to believe it is, does he not see Russia’s incursion into the Middle East a priority?

Also, what in the world is the “world community”? Is that the United Nations, which has been a non-entity for at least a century, if not more?

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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