October 1, 2015

OBAMA’S FAUX SOPHISTICATION: Heather Wilhelm, writing at Real Clear Politics, notes, “If you reside on the political right, you’ve probably experienced the subtle condescension that occasionally erupts from a “sophisticated” sort who realizes you’re not on their side of the aisle. The left, in the eyes of many, is the correct and educated political alliance to choose: They have ‘nuance,’ you see, and ‘worldliness,’ and ‘science.’” Or a wise man once wrote, eminence front – it’s just a put on:

No one can claim easy solutions to the Syrian debacle. But it’s helpful to remember one particular 2012 presidential debate, when Obama mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia our nation’s number one geopolitical threat. “The 1980s are now calling,” he said dismissively, “to ask for their foreign policy back.”

Amazingly, here we are, with Russia poised to steamroll the Middle East, while our president spouts Fukuyama-inspired platitudes before the U.N. Mr. President, don’t look now, but the 1990s are calling. They want their copy of “The End of History and the Last Man” back. There are some corrections to be made.

Related: Ann Romney: People keep asking Mitt to jump into the race and “we are assessing.”

Romney slogan is ready-made: See, I told you so. (Though being a gentleman, I doubt Romney would use the Kingsley Amis extended cut version, sad to say.)