Former President Barack Obama, The Arrogant One, recently made a claim that should immediately see him put in the preposterous statement Hall of Fame…or Hall of Shame.
Speaking at Rice University’s Baker Institute for its 25th anniversary gala, Obama told the over 1,000 assembled guests, “I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords because—you know, I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy, and by the way, American energy production, you wouldn’t always know it but it went up every year I was president. That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas— , people. Just say thank you please.”
If he was Pinocchio, his nose would’ve spanned the distance from Houston to San Antonio by the time he was done falsely congratulating himself.
I know Obama isn’t a big fan of the Jewish state, but talk about chutzpah! The Paris Accord was an agreement to slash use and production of fossil fuels. Talk about delusional! Obama himself publicly said that fuel prices must rise dramatically if we were to have any hope of saving the planet. He talked about $5-per-gallon gasoline. He put the kibosh on the Keystone Pipeline and refused to consider new coal plants. His Secretary of State went on to become the first American presidential aspirant to campaign in West Virginia and tell its citizens that we must put a complete stop to the mining coal. “Sorry about all your jobs! Vote for me!”
Obama’s statement would be akin to Neville Chamberlain saying to Czechoslovakians on August 31st, 1939: “I was extraordinarily proud of the Munich Agreement because—you know, this whole ‘peace in our time’—that was me people. I've kept us out of war ever since. Just say thank you please.”
It would be as if George H.W. Bush (God rest his soul) had said in recent years: “I am extraordinarily proud that broccoli production went up every year I was president. The United States is now the 3rd leading producer of broccoli in the world. Overall, broccoli consumption has gone up roughly from 1990 to 2015. That was me, people. Just say thank you please.”