Town Square

Post a New Topic

'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

Original post made on Apr 26, 2022

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing democracy during a keynote address at Stanford last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9:55 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Apr 26, 2022 at 7:41 am

D is a registered user.

During the 2012 Presidential debate, Mitt Romney stated that Russia was the greatest threat to the United States and world wide democracy. In response, President Obama actually laughed at him, and stated, "The 1980's are calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold war has been over for 20 years".

President Obama's complete and utter failure to appreciate and deal with the increasing Russian threat has now led to the invasion of Ukraine and the murders of thousands of innocent Ukrainian civilians, and has the United States in the most dangerous time in history since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Despite this, President Obama now has the gall to lecture us on why we need more government regulation and control of free speech to deal with the Russian threat!

If President Obama wants to have any credibility, he must first apologize to Mitt Romney, and the American public, for laughing at him during the debate, and ridiculing him for stating that Russia was a dangerous threat to world wide democracy. Mitt Romney was absolutely correct about Russia, and President Obama was absolutely wrong, and instead of admitting his crucial mistake, President Obama is now ignoring history and defaulting to the liberal Democrats playbook of "more government regulation".

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

It’s ‘International Being You’ Day
By Chandrama Anderson | 23 comments | 2,254 views

How quickly will we electrify our homes?
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 1,190 views

Whereto for birthday celebrations
By Deborah Grossman | 0 comments | 1,099 views

How muddled are the Pleasanton council's priorities
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 1,042 views

Expanding access to Yosemite's wonders
By Monith Ilavarasan | 5 comments | 949 views


2023 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here