It’s too bad that He Is Who Is will take the brunt of international criticism for the conference’s failure instead of the Chinese, but messianism is a double-edged sword, isn’t it? The world’s leftists were counting on him to blow through global gridlock with a concentrated burst of pure, sweet Hopenchange charisma, which was always moronic and impossible but comforting insofar as it offered an easy solution to an intractable problem. Now, a year later, they’ve got a “feeble climate deal” to show for it and the claws are out. It’d all be horribly unfair to The One if not for the minor fact that he pushed his savior crap to the hilt during the campaign, from his One World speech in Berlin to his infamous promise at the convention that people would look back one day and say “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” Watch below and see what “the moment” has come to. The fact that Obama crashing a meeting is the big dramatic takeaway from the conference is all you need to know about how “meaningful” it was.

Speaking of guys who are deluded about their own capabilities, John Kerry insists that cap-and-trade is all but a done deal next year. Uh huh.