Here, in a nutshell, was State Of The One VIII:
....times approximately twenty.
Oh, yes, it had its unearned, delusional victory laps - including the Iran nuclear "deal" while completely ignoring the act of war the mullahs committed against the United States yesterday:
That’s why we built a global coalition....
A joke that has long since disintegrated.
....with sanctions and principled diplomacy....
That have been lifted and miserably failed, respectively.
....to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
It's endorsed and guaranteed it, and we're bindingly obligated to defend it.
And as we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war....
Iran has rolled forward its nuclear program, hoarded more uranium, and the world is on a near-term collision course with nuclear Armageddon. The truth is the diametric opposite of everything he said. He's just banking on the ICBMs flying and the mushroom clouds blossoming after he's left office so that it'll be somebody else's problem - and fault. And if before, it'll be the Final Crisis he needs to establish his permanent rule.
I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air.
No, it's the God's honest truth, Barry, and I can personally attest to it.
Well, so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker. Let me tell you something. The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth, period. Period.
It’s not even close. It’s not even close. It’s not even close. We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined.
Perhaps. But on what are we spending it? Not weapons updating and modernization. Not on strengthening our strategic nuclear deterrent. Not on fifth generation stealth aircraft and naval vessels. Not even on keeping our Tomahawk cruise missiles and Hellfire air-to-ground missiles stocked. And no, he didn't mention the one he supplied to the Castros, even while touting his grand "opening to Cuba".
A moment later, Obama added, “No nation attacks us directly or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin. Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office....”
Tell them that and see whether you get any applause, asshole.
Note that these ten U.S. Navy personnel are bootless and the one woman in the group has her head covered Islamic style after being viciously interrogated, as the Iranians openly boasted. Do they look like they've just been "rescued" by the Iranians, as Joe Biden claimed this morning?
Believe it or not, that is the spin the Obama White House has chosen to put on it, complete with an official expression of gratitude for the privilege of apologizing to the mullahs for our being attacked and humiliated by them not even twenty-four hours ago:
But "no nation attacks us directly or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin". One more word that The One has lexicographically "fundamentally transformed," it appears.
One issue that O hardly touched upon at all, though, is the one that is all he's been caterwauling tearfully about for the past two weeks: Gun control. In fact, here is the lone mention of the subject he made in his entire trademark windy, narcissistic over-oration:
And I’ll keep pushing for progress on the work that still needs doing. Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done. [emphases added]
And there's the segue to the question I raised yesterday: Is the latter highlighted quote another Freudian slip of what is to come later this year? A Final Crisis-fueled coup de tat, cancellation of the 2016 election, and establishment of the long-anticipated Obama presidency-for-life? He has to know that the Republican Congress is never going to give him any of those wish-list items, no matter how much he pushes for them, and by the time he'd have a friendly Democrat Congress again, he'd be out of office in conventional terms. So how can he "not let up until they get done"? Only two ways that I can conceive of: (1) More, indeed, an avalanche of illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional Executive Orders shredding Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution and further entrenching his presidential dictatorship; and, not or, but AND (2) the aforementioned coup de tat to give him all the time in the world to ram every last one of those leftwing extremist items down our throats.
King Hussein may have downplayed his Agenda, in other words, because he's about to unleash it in full-scale communist revolutionary fashion, law and Constitution be fiery damned.
I've already said that 2016 will be the most cataclysmic year in American history. I see no reason not to believe that that was not an overly optimistic prediction.