**Posted by Phineas
You know, beneath the cool exterior of the basketball-playing hipster president, behind the facade of the partisan class warrior, there lurks a core truth — Barack Obama is a jackass:
While at a highdollar fundraiser San Jose, California, President Obama ridiculed Rick Perry.
“You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.” Obama said to laughter and applause, and added, “No, no, it’s true!”
Perry was understandably angered: Obama repeatedly refused to issue a disaster declaration for last spring’s wildfires, in which thousands of homes were destroyed. I bet the families whose houses have been reduced to cinders thought it was really funny. Just as Texan Bryan Preston:
Once again, Barack Obama has shown that he is unworthy of the office he holds. Droughts are just part of nature. They happen, no matter what mankind does. This year Texans have had 1,500 homes burn, thousands of acres torched, livestock and crops and even lives lost, and Obama turns that into a craven partisan hit on the state’s governor. What an idiot. What a partisan jacksnipe.
Leave aside Obama’s scientific ignorance (1) that ascribes all bad weather to the demon “Climate Change,” this need to use the genuine suffering of fellow Americans to mock a political foe is more than just callous or insensitive; it show a basic lack of empathy (2). In fact, referring to a recent foot-in-mouth moment the President had in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, PJM’s Spengler wondered, perhaps only half-satirically, if Barack Obama isn’t a sociopath, one of the marks of which is an inability to empathize with others.
I’ll leave that to people with psychology degrees; for me, this is just further proof that Obama not only is incompetent, he’s not even a likeable person.
Our president is a jerk.
(1) As Preston says, drought happens. Far from being the fault of “greenhouse gases” and Man’s sins against Gaea, droughts in Texas are a normal part of the La Nina phase of the recurring El Nino/La Nina cycle in the Pacific.
(2) Ironic, for a guy who made a big thing about appointing judges with empathy.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)