This comes from a guy who just took a long fossil fueled flight to Cuba, with all the extra planes, then all the fossil fueled vehicles, followed by one to Argentina
(CNS News) “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said.
But a few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem.
On a day when morgues and hospitals in Brussels were still trying to identify the dead and the grievously injured, Americans among them, Obama described the terrorists as “vicious killers and murderers who have perverted one of the world’s great religions, and their primary power, in addition to killing lives, is to strike fear in our societies, to disrupt our societies.”
He went on to say that we should “not respond with fear.” This from a guy whose voter base feels “unsafe” from things like speakers who have different viewpoints, chalk drawings, mean words, and certain flags, among others. They freak out about people clapping. And they’re uber-afraid of a tiny 1.4 degree F increase in global temperatures over a period of 160 years.
The president told people to remember that terrorists “do no have power over us” because they “offer nothing except death.”
In the next sentence, he mentioned climate change:
“And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…”
Strange, coming from a man surrounded by tons of security, who also uses lots and lots of fossil fueled travel.
Perhaps people wouldn’t be so concerned if we had any confidence that the President gave a damn about stopping Islamic radicals, rather than telling us we need to accommodate them while also attempting to disarm the citizens of this country.