"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on
72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going
to say OK."
Excuse me??? Who gives a flying fig what other countries say about how I, an American Citizen, keep my house???? Since when do I have to get permission to turn on my air conditioner?
This statement by Mr. Obama tells us much. First it tells us that Mr. Obama does not believe in private property or the capitalist system. If I have the money to keep my house at 72 degrees and to fill the tank in my SUV, a person who believes that my property is my business would say... nothing. That is what I choose to do with my money. The capitalist would try to find some way to provide me with gas or with energy so that they may profit from my life style choices.
Second, and most importantly, Mr. Obama, very likely the next President of the United States, does not believe in the sovereignty of the United States of America. If he allows other countries to dictate what the citizens of the U.S. do, he essentially, says that the Constitution is not the supreme law of the land. If the Constitution is not the supreme law of the land, then the United States of America is nothing more than a region controlled by some other force.