Obama: America has a ‘great smugness’ about wealth, status

Obama: America has a ‘great smugness’ about wealth, status

[Ed. – Still dissing the country that elected him twice, proving once again how undeserving he was of the presidency.]

Former President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that identity politics originated with the Founding Fathers and charged that the United States suffered from “great smugness” after the Cold War.

On a stage with former Secretary of State James Baker at Rice University in Houston, Obama noted the failure of the country to properly adapt to the rapid economic changes brought about by globalization and how he felt that brought on the nationalist politics of the Donald Trump era. …

“So part of what’s happened is that when people feel their status is being jostled and threatened, they react,” Obama went on. “What I would agree with is that the Washington consensus, whatever you want to call it, got a little too comfortable … they’re only looking at GDP numbers and they’re looking at the Internet, and everything’s looking pretty great, particularly after the Cold War. After what you guys engineered, you had this period of great smugness on the part of America and American elites, thinking we got this all figured out.”

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