RUSH: Barack Obama says, "The time for talk is over." This from a guy who thinks the world is governed by the aggressive use of speeches! He says "The time for talk is over." Headline from the UK Guardian: "Barack Obama's Speech Disappoints and Fuels Frustration at Copenhagen -- He offered no further commitments on reducing emissions or on finance to poor countries beyond Hillary Clinton's [$100 billion]. But his speech offered no indication America was ready to embrace bold measures, after world leaders had been working desperately against the clock to try to paper over an agreement to prevent two years of wasted effort -- and a 10-day meeting -- from ending in total collapse. He did not even press the Senate to move ahead on climate change legislation, which environmental organizations have been urging for months."
Just about patient, environmentalist wackos. That's the big push next year. From Fox News: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he 'still' smelled sulfur [in the room] after President Obama made a keynote speech at the Copenhagen climate conference Friday, accusing the American president of carrying same satanic Chavez believes followed Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush. Chavez, who was not included on the original list of speakers for the final day of the summit" but he spoke up anyway and he "ended the proceedings with bitter references to the Peace Prize-winning Obama as the 'Nobel Prize of War.' 'The Nobel Prize of War just finished saying here that he is here to act. Well, show it sir. Don't leave by the back door,' he said." Nobody is happy in Copenhagen over Obama. Once again, the world set Obama up. They put him on the pedestal. "Obama's going to come in here and save the day! We screwed it up for the first nine days. We couldn't get anything done except extorting $100 billion out of Hillary Clinton.
"But Obama -- the man of Berlin, the man of Cairo, the man of world speeches apologizing for the United States of America -- the institute, the Copenhagen crowd wanted to hear him come over and apologize once again for the United States. They wanted him to say how heartily he was going to attack the capitalist system, and they wanted his presence to secure for the entire gathering a positive end result. And they were let down deeply. Because the magic that was Barack Obama is gone. It's no longer a special thing to hear Obama speak. It's no longer a special thing to see Obama show up or arrive anywhere. He's overexposed on television. His speeches all sound the same. A giant, big let-down. The world soon (if they haven't already) will realize that they have been hoaxed on who Obama is just as they have hoaxed us on the whole notion of climate change. I'm going to mark my words... Well, I can't mark my words in eight seconds.
RUSH: "The lackluster speech proved a huge frustration to a summit that had been looking to Obama to use his stature on the world stage -- and his special following among African leaders -- to try to come to an ambitious deal." One African leader, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the country used to be Rhodesia, and he has literally run the country into the ground. It was a great place once, Mugabe is a dictator and he's run the place into the ground, and he is fit to be tied about Obama's inaction. He's running around the climate change talks saying, "We didn't make this mess, we're a poor country, we didn't make any of this mess, you did. Where's our change, where's our cash?" They're livid over there.
"Many reactions were strongly critical of Obama. Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, described Obama's speech as 'ridiculous' and the US's initial offer of a $10bn fund for poor countries in the draft text as 'a joke.' ... The extent of crisis in the talks has taken leaders by surprise. The Brazilian leader, Lula da Silva, told the conference that the all-night negotiating sessions took him back to his days as a trade union leader negotiating with his bosses." My friends, this is from the UK Guardian, and it's hilarious. I can almost see these people being so ticked off they ask Obama to give back his Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe Obama can quickly announce that he's going to have the US work to give a hundred trillion for climate change. That ought to shut 'em up for a little while. After all it's only money that we don't have. We're already spending and printing money that we don't have.
"Confidential Document Reveals Industrialized Countries Cheating the World on Climate." This is from The Times of India. "The industrialized countries are cheating the world. A confidential document of the UN Frame Convention on Climate Change secretariat prepared on December 15 shows, contrary to what the rich nations might claim, even if they come true on their current pledges to reduce emissions the world is headed towards a three degree temperature rise by 2050, not two degree Celsius -- the tipping point." So it is falling apart. Rich countries have been found to be cheating. Why, who would those rich countries be?
And this is hilarious, too, from the UK Telegraph: "A geologist has gone on trial in Switzerland for allegedly causing earthquakes while drilling for hot rocks to produce clean energy." Green technology can kill you! "Markus Haering, who designed the geothermal project, rejected allegations that he deliberately damaged properties and said local people knew the risks. The deep drilling underground caused a series of earthquakes in 2006, including one of 3.4 magnitude, rattling residents of the north-western city of Basel. Geopower Basel, the project leader, has already paid around 9 million Swiss francs (£5.3 million) in compensation." So here's this schlub, a geologist, out there working to try to find the answers on green technology and, lo and behold, he causes earthquakes to happen and he's on trial. Let's listen to a little bit of Obama's lackluster speech. (interruption) Yes, Snerdley, we're going to get to health care, as I told you. I mean we're loaded here today. We're going to get there. Here's Obama. He says this is not fiction. This is science.
OBAMA: We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you, like me, were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction. It is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know.
RUSH: Okay, it's not fiction. This is science. If you have to say it's not fiction, you're in trouble. I understand now why they're calling it lackluster. I mean, this was a flatline. There's no emotion, no energy, no sense of urgency, not even any interest! Here's the next sound bite where he says, "I came here not to talk, but to act."
OBAMA: The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge. The question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate change is not in doubt, I have to be honest, as the world watches us today, I think our ability to take collective action is in doubt right now, and it hangs in the balance. I believe we can act boldly and decisively in the face of a common threat. That's why I come here today, not to talk, but to act.
RUSH: And he didn't act. All he did was talk. And after he's finished talking, this is a guy who believes the world is governed by the aggressive use of speeches. All he did was talk. He didn't act. And now they're all panning his speech. Here's the next bite.
OBAMA: We know the fault lines because we've been imprisoned by them for years. These international discussions have essentially taken place now for almost two decades. And we have very little to show for it other than an increased acceleration of the climate change phenomenon.
RUSH: He's not selling me.
OBAMA: The time for talk is over.
RUSH: Shut up, then.
OBAMA: This is the bottom line.
OBAMA: We can embrace this accord, take a substantial step forward, continue to refine it and build upon its foundation, we can do that and everyone who is in this room will be part of a historic endeavor, one that makes life better for our children and our grandchildren.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I now realize one reason why this sounds so flat. They forgot the godlike reverb in that giant auditorium where Obama was speaking. Without the giant reverb and the godlike presence, this is flat. This is flat, this is so flat, his tire gauge to increase gasoline mileage probably wouldn't work. There's no pressure in the tire. That's what's missing. There was no reverb there. He sounds totally disinterested in this, like he didn't want to go, like he knows there's no way to salvage this. Let's go back to June 3rd, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This is after the last primary election. Obama's victory speech.
OBAMA, JUNE 2008 (godlike reverb): If we are willing to work for it and fight for it and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless, this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.
RUSH: It was nothingness, it was totally empty. But you see, ladies and gentlemen, when the reverb is there, when the godlike reverb is there and when he has some energy, he's a totally different character. (imitating Obama) "We are going to look back now and tell our children that we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs for the jobless." Yeah, how is that hope and change working for those people? This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal. We are in deep doo-doo. We got the Iranians nuking up and nobody is stopping them. Kim Jong-il, another irrational lunatic nuking up, nobody is stopping him. Well, I know Obama sent him a letter, but that's what I mean, governed by the aggressive use of words, speeches, what have you.
RUSH: I think it may be safe to say here, folks, that we have a trifecta. A trifecta of failure by Barack Obama. He failed to get the Olympics to Chicago. His Asian trip was a failure. His appearance today at the climate summit was a failure. He had that disaster with the Olympics. Our bid was the first one tossed out! His Asia visit? Nothing was accomplished. Even The Politico blasted it. It was panned universally. Now the headlines out of Copenhagen are just brutal. Obama is being described as "angry" by The Politico. His speech was called "disappointing" by the UK Guardian. The conference itself is said to be a "circus" and the science of global warming is being undercut by the Russians of all people! The Russians, by the way, have really confirmed the hoax on all this and there's an understandable reason why. The aim of these anti-capitalists over there is to get rid of oil, among other things, and that's a huge source of income (natural gas as well) for the Russians.
So it turns out that a bunch of these climate e-mails came from a Russian server, the ones that were posted and leaked -- actually not "leaked." The Russians were the whistle-blowers here, and they showed how all of their reporting stations are ignored if they don't get the data that the warmers want. So that's all hitting these people over there. He's being described as "angry" by people. Here's a good summary by the UK Telegraph: "If there were not $45trillion of Western citizens' money at stake, this would be the funniest moment in world history. What a bunch of buffoons. Not since Neville Chamberlain tugged a Claridge's luncheon bill from his pocket and flourished it on the steps of the aircraft that brought him back from Munich has a worthless scrap of paper been so audaciously hyped. There was one good moment at Copenhagen, though: some seriously professional truncheon work by Danish Plod on the smellies. Otherwise, this event is strictly for Hans Christian Andersen."
And what is being discussed there is a piece here by Gerald Warner on his blog at the UK Telegraph: "Copenhagen Climate Summit: 'Most Important Paper in the World' is a Glorified UN Press Release." The funny aspects here are sarcastic, with some great historical references. "When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying -- what do you do?" What do you do? "No contest: stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style 'Do not distribute' and 'leak' a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would bin the same document unread if it were distributed openly.
"After that, get some unbiased, neutral observer, such as the executive director of Greenpeace, to say: 'This is the single most important piece of paper in the world today.' Unfortunately, the response of all intelligent people will be to fall about [die] laughing; but it was worth a try -- everybody loves a tryer – and the climate alarmists are no longer in a position to pick and choose their tactics. But boy! Was this crass, or what? The apocalyptic document revealing that even if the Western leaders hand over all the climate [money] demanded of them, appropriately at the venue of Copenhagen, the earth will still fry on a 3C temperature rise is the latest transparent scare tactic to extort more cash from taxpayers. The danger of this ploy, of course, is that people might say 'If we are going to be chargrilled anyway, what is the point of handing over billions -- better to get some serious conspicuous consumption in before the ski slopes turn into saunas.'
"This 'single most important piece of paper in the world' comes, presumably, from an authoritative and totally neutral source? Yes, of course. It's from the -- er -- UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that is -- er -- running the Danegeld Summit. Some people might be small-minded enough to suggest this paper has as much authority as a 'leaked' document from Number 10 [Downing Street] revealing that life would be hell under the Tories. This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole [man-made global warming] imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmest camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all," and then the last paragraph: "If there were not $45trillion of Western citizens' money at stake, this would be the funniest moment in world history," and the ChiComs have snubbed Obama.
Why would...? Ask yourself this: Why would the ChiComs support President Clinton? (Ahem!) President Obama in Copenhagen? Why would they? He's promising to spend more money that we don't have! They have already lectured him about it. This is from Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: "Perhaps Barack Obama saw his arrival in Copenhagen today as 'the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,' but it turns out it wasn't even the moment when nations began to pay attention to him. While Obama trotted out his familiar exhortation that 'the time for talk is over,' the Chinese apparently took him at his word: 'There is no time to waste,' Obama said.
"'Now I believe it is time for the nations of the world to come together behind a common purpose. There has to be movement on all sides. It is better for us to act rather than talk.' "But action was hard to find," and the Chinese basically walked out. It saw, my friends, a huge humiliation. China has the correct approach, not just for China but for an entire world struggling through an economic crisis. You know, I really do think that Obama is risking his credibility by traveling all over the world again and again and returning home empty-handed. "I'm going to make the sea levels fall! We're going to heal the earth! We're going to have everybody with a job," blah, blah, blah. Nothing, nothing that he has said he could magically make happen has transpired, and what's happening is that...
You can talk all you want about what you didn't like about George W. Bush, but Barack Obama is reducing the impact of presidential diplomacy like no president ever has. He is a constant failure. By the way, aren't Howard Dean and the boys saying Obama has failed? Have they not joined me in that chorus? They all are. So he fails on every mission, he becomes a laughingstock, and he looks desperate at the same time. Now, "Obama also plans to meet with Russia's Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the stalled START pact [strategic arms talks], in which the Russians have also balked on verification issues. The White House doesn't expect to win any agreement there, either, which makes this a double failure."