The 2016 SOTU: A Delusional Denial of Reality

160108073509-obama-state-of-the-union-2015-full-169Of all the descriptions of President Obama’s last State of the Union address, the most apt and succinct that I’ve seen comes from Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He simply called it a “delusional denial.” Sadly, Obama fits perfectly the definition of a demagogue: “someone who appeals to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population.” Demagogues prey on the emotions of the poor and uninformed; they know how to exploit crises to enhance their own power. In the memorable words of Rahm Emmanuel (at the time he was Obama’s first Chief of Staff), “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

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