"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said."That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
Why do we give a rat's ass about what other countries think? This may sound nutty, but I would expect a presidential candidate to al least pander to Americans rather than foreigners.
This reminds me about how a Swiss with whom I was working - Herbert Gautschi - took America to task because our society was "excessive." His proof? The fact that we have 24-hour supermarkets. I had to explain to him that (a) unlike Switzerland, where to get someone to work past 5 o'clock is like convincing Gerald Augustinus to go green, America has a 24-hour work force and there are people for whom "o'dark-30" is the only time to get the milk and bread, and (b) I like having the opportunity to make that midnight run for Fritos-and-Fresca if I so choose.
God bless America. What time does the next revolution start?