If you listened to President Obama at a recent fund raiser you might have come away thinking everything is just fine. It's the trouble making media that has everyone so frightened. See thehill.com: Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’.
“The world’s always been messy ... we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” he said, according to a White House pool report.
The president, looking to strike a reassuring tone, argued that American military superiority has never been greater and that the U.S. still held advantages over potential international rivals like China.
Barack Obama is our Chauncey Gardener. that's the character Peter Sellers made famous in the movie Being There. Chance was a gardener who somehow became the darling of the political class with his banal remarks about gardening which the in-crowd took as deeply thought out metaphors. He was a blank slate on whom they drew an image based on their own expectations. Remind you of anyone?
Hey, lookie here. Being There is being aired on TCM this Wednesday (9/3/2014) at 7:00 PM CST. How timely.