Obama insults the voters and opponents

Nile Gardiner:
Just back from his annual summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, President Barack Obama has returned to disparaging his political adversaries and anyone who happens to disagree with him on policy.

According to a report in Politico, the president has taken to describing opponents of the hugely controversial Iran deal as “crazies.” The so-called “crazies” now include a majority of members of the House and Senate, a large chunk of the American electorate according to opinion polls, and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

It is significant that several leading figures in the president’s own party have declared their opposition to the Iran deal, including Charles Schumer, the senior senator for New York, and Eliot Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee from New York.

Obama’s remarks, made at a conference hosted by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in Las Vegas on Monday, echoed his American University speech on the Iran nuclear deal in early August, where he compared critics of the deal to Islamist hardliners in Tehran who chant “death to America.”

Obama isn’t interested in outlining a coherent case explaining why the agreement with Iran advances America’s interests and national security—because it clearly doesn’t.

Instead of maintaining the pressure on Iran to end its nuclear program, after years of the United States and its allies painstakingly building an international sanctions regime, the White House has opted for a policy of surrender.
There is more.

This is not the first time Obama has resorted to childish name calling instead of making a coherent argument for his position.  It may make his supporters feel good to hear him insult those who disagree with him on an issue, but it does not persuade anyone to change their minds.  The only person who currently matches him in this type of vitriol is Donald Trump.


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