Two pompous world leaders — an American president who has led the world into disarray and the American economy to one-percent growth and a German chancellor who just allowed a million undocumented Muslim refugees into her country, no doubt including hundreds or thousands of terrorists — decided to condescend today to the newly elected president, Donald Trump.
“I think the president-elect is going to see fairly quickly that the demands and responsibilities of a U.S. president are not ones that you can treat casually,” President Obama said during a joint press conference with Angela Merkel in Berlin. “If you’re not serious about the job, then you probably won’t be there very long, because it will expose problems,” he said.
“It’s easier to make negative attacks and simplistic slogans than it is to communicate complex policies — but we’ll figure it out,” he said.
Gosh, that Obama. He’s so complex. And how stupid can we Americans have been to have just elected such a dumbass? One that figured out how to earn billion of dollars, but a dumbass.
“There are a lot of people who are looking for simplistic solutions, who are preaching unfriendly policies,” Merkel chimed in.
True, maybe Trump can get some lessons from Obama on taking the presidency seriously. You know, governing from the golf course, five weeks of vacation time a year, not bothering to build relationships with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, having few close ties with leaders overseas, appearing on any stupid talk show or YouTuber show one can find, and associating oneself with empty-headed Hollywood and singing stars, including purveyors of smut and misogynist material.
Obama just left Greece, where he lectured on democracy, which he did more to undermine — with his executive orders, willingness to ram society-changing Obamacare through on a party-line vote, and demonization of his opponents — than any president since Nixon.
Here he is pontificating from the Parthenon, if you can take it.