“As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance,” Obama said. “Which, by the way, the father of Sen. Cruz escaped for America. The land of the free. The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense. It’s contrary to who we are. And it’s not going to help us defeat ISIL.”
Just stay down Ted, just stay down.
Obama could be an exceptional ex-president. He excels at these kinds of verbal jabs and getting down to the rhetorical nitty gritty, kind of like Bill Clinton became the Secretary of Explaining Stuff at the 2012 Democratic Convention. But without the Clintonian baggage.
Funny how Jimmy Carter has been so recognized for his philanthropic works without apparently hobnobbing with elites at Davos. I’m sure the Clinton Foundation does good things, but they’re better known for the contributions from Saudi princes than actual accomplishments. I have a feeling Obama could end up being the most effective post-presidential communicator of the three ex-Dem. presidents. Maybe not as saintly as Carter, but he doesn’t strike me as needing that affirmation of the elites that Clinton evidently does.