Obama tells Europe that conservatism is coupled to Putin

Neil Munro
The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama used his set-piece speech in Europe on Wednesday to couple Vladimir Putin’s crudely nationalist takeover of Crimea with the increasingly popular opposition to his big-government, progressive agenda.

“Casual indifference [to President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Crimea]… would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century,” he declared.

Progressive “ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power… Often this alternative vision roots itself in the notion that by virtue of race or faith or ethnicity, some are inherently superior to others and that individual identity must be defined by us versus them,” he claimed.

Throughout his speech, Obama contrasted progressives’ supposedly universalist ideals with conservatives’ ideal of smaller governments that are tailored to the preferences of their unique populations.

The progressive ideals include the “United Nations and a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international law and the means to enforce those laws,” he said…

…Obama also claimed that the European progressive “ideals that came to define our alliance also inspired movements across the globe,” including the U.S. racial-equality movement of the 1950s, and the anti-colonial movements in Africa and India.



The complete article is at The Daily Caller.



RelatedThis is the Sound of One Man Clapping for Obama  (video)

President Barack Obama failed to receive any applause or cheers Tuesday in the Netherlands at the conclusion of his joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

After thanking the crowd twice, Obama remained at the podium, expecting the usual fanfare and applause.

Instead, he was met with one slow, awkward clap.


Update: George Soros pushes Obama to release strategic oil reserves to ‘ruin’ Russia

…“The Russian economy is very weak because the oligarchs who run the country don’t trust it and they send their money abroad,” he added. “So if you stop the inflow of funds, that will bring the Russian economy to its knees.”

“Ukraine is determined to reform, but it needs protection,” Soros continued…



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