Obama: The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game.And today's Drudge headline tells us what Obama's biggest worry is.... 5+ years into his presidency.
Tam: ....national borders in Europe are absolutely a zero-sum game, what with the last unclaimed territory on the continent vanishing some time in the late Middle Ages. Land there is a finite resource: For a country to get more, another country has to give some up.
It's telling that this icon of modern progressivism, this standard bearer of the Gramscian Long March, doesn't see actual physical lines on a map as a zero-sum game, and yet does see income inequality as a zero-sum game, as though the economy were a RISK board and the only way for Bill the Janitor to get more fiscal territory is for Bill the Software Company Founder to give some up.
Give him another couple years and he'll want to get spending under control. He'll tell us it is the most responsible thing to do.
How about we elect someone serious in 2016? Just try it out for four years...