Former President Barack Obama derided Americans during a speech for being too "racist" and mired with "mommy issues" to act on the issue of global warming.
"Shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues"
The former president was speaking with author Dave Eggers at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago Monday when he gave his scathing assessment of Americans.
"Right now I could take off-the-shelf existing technologies," he claimed, "we could reduce carbon emissions by, let's say, thirty percent, without any, you know, it's not like we'd all have to back to caves and you know, live off, you know fire."
"We could have electricity and smartphones, and all that stuff," he said."Um, which would buy us probably another 20, 30 years, for that technological breakthrough that's necessary."
"The reason we don't do it is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues," he added to laughter from the audience. "Yeah, I mean, we are fraught with stuff."
"And so, if that's the case," he continued,"then the single most important thing we have to invest in, is not, all, and look I'm a huge supporter in science, and technological research, and social science, and evidence-based learning, all that good stuff, I'm, people call me Spock for a reason."
"I believe in reason and logic, and all these Enlightenment values, but the thing that really we have to invest in, is is, people," he concluded.
Here's the video of Obama trashing the American people:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated that she intends to push for a new committee on global warming after Republicans dismantled a previous committee when they took control of the House of Representatives in 2010.