Let them eat cake: Barack Obama’s Marie Antoinette moment

Perhaps no set of events helped illustrate Barack Obama’s out of touch lack of awareness than yesterday. In response to Donald Trump’s superb acceptance speech at the RNC the evening before, the president remarked,

But I did read some of what was said, and the one thing that I think is important to recognize is this idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people. I hope people the next morning walked outside and birds were chirping and the sun was out, and this afternoon, people will be watching their kids play in sports teams and go to the swimming pool and folks are going to work and getting ready for the weekend.

This would have been ludicrous had some third-rate journalist written it. But for POTUS, it is inexcusable. Except this is Barack Obama, whose disconnect from reality is nothing new or unexpected. I don’t think for a moment he believes this. He knows how dangerous the world is. The problem is, there are only six months left in his disastrous presidency — thank God — and the world has become more dangerous because of us unwillingness to take militant Islam head-on. Indeed, Obama is now motivated by self-preservation. He has a legacy to craft. And it doesn’t matter what reality is. A large segment of the American electorate is gullible and woefully uninformed or misinformed, and they’ll believe whatever lie Obama tells them.

But the notion that the rising sun and chirping birds somehow implies an absence of evil is just a cop-out. The sun also rose over Auschwitz, and the birds chirped on 9/11 just like every other day.

Unwittingly, CNN provided a tale of two headlines yesterday that illustrated Obama’s disconnect in a single screen capture.


You see, literally minutes after Obama’s declaration that the birds were chirping, jihadists went on a shooting spree in Munich, killing 9 people. The aftermath is predictable: the left can’t figure out a motive…again, Obama looks like a buffoon…again, and Donald Trump is validated…again.

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