I saw “Borat” and I regretted it, until now. Is Barack Obama really sure that Sasha Barron Cohen wasn’t on the other side of this conversation?
President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.
The remarks came as Obama met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Borat Sagdijev– one of the U.S. president’s many meetings with world leaders ahead of this week’s nuclear summit.
But wait! It gets better:
The Wall Street Journal‘s Jonathan Weisman asked McFaul to clarify.
“You seemed to be suggesting there was some equivalence between their issues of democracy and the United States’ issues, when you said that President Obama assured him that we, too, are working on our democracy,” Weisman said. “Is there equivalence between the problems that President Nazarbayev is confronting and the state of democracy in the United States?”
“Absolutely not … There was no equivalence meant whatsoever,” McFaul said. “[Obama’s] taken, I think, rather historic steps to improve our own democracy since coming to office here in the United States.”
Oh, no equivalence whatsoever- meaning that the Glorious Historic Progress for the Improving of Democratic Learnings of America are almost to Supreme Superiorness of Kazakh Democratic Republic of Repressionia, thanks to the miraculous achievings of Egotist-in-Chief, Borack Obama.
[and thanks to Paulding, for the visual]