For someone watching the United States from across the Atlantic, British politician and author Daniel Hannan has a unique perspective on American politics. Unfortunately, that perspective makes our current politicians look awfully small.

For comparison’s sake, some tonight are posting video of President Ronald Reagan’s statement after the Soviets attacked a Korean airliner in 1983.

In lieu of a televised address tonight, President Obama is attending closed-door fundraisers in New York City.


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