Barack Obama spoke to an audience in Milan, Italy today at a summit of food innovation(?) It’s not clear why the organizers thought Obama would be a good ambassador of food innovation, but whatever…
During his speech Barack Obama told the audience, “The mark of a good leader is somebody who is able to empower other people.”
“The mark of a good leader is somebody who is able to empower other people,” Obama said. “So often we think of leadership as somebody at the top who is ordering other people around … but it turns out, for me at least, what made me understand leadership was when I could see somebody who thought they didn’t have a voice, thought they didn’t have influence or didn’t have power, and teach them how to speak up on the things that were affecting their lives.”
And that’s how the Tea Party movement was formed.
Thank you, Barack Obama.
Under Obama Democrats lost over 1,000 seats in Congress, the Senate, governors, and state legislatures.
So much for empowerment.