Skip to comments.Obama’s three strikes in Hawaii
Posted on 11/15/2011 3:59:56 PM PST by mandaladon
President Barack Obama annoyed the Chinese government, embarrassed the Japanese government and called Americans lazy at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hawaii, held over the weekend.
The diplomatic strike-out was accomplished by Obama during a trip that his aides hoped would portray him a global leader worthy of re-election in 2012.
The trips absence of significant trade, investment or security deals, and Obamas frequent claims that President George W. Bush reduced the nations standing in the world, created an opportunity for his domestic rivals to deride his trans-Pacific diplomacy.
International media broadcast a U.S. government report on Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Obama that he is willing to put all goods, as well as services, on the negotiating table for trade liberalization, or free trade deals.
Japans foreign ministry quickly denied the claim on Sunday. Prime Minister Noda never said this, the ministry wrote in a statement.
On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest affirmed the U.S. report during a press conference. The readout that we put out was based on the private consultations that President Obama and Prime Minister Noda had [and] also on the public declarations from Prime Minister Noda and other members of his administration, Earnest said.
Free trade is a controversial issue in Japan, partly because Japans small farms, family shops and homogeneous culture would likely be significantly impacted if U.S. companies such as Wal-Mart gain greater access to Japans consumers. Next, the Chinese government reacted sourly to Obamas Nov. 13 statement that China has grown up, and should end its long-standing mercantilist practice of artificially lowering the value of its currency to boost domestic growth by spurring exports and constricting imports.
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The Japanese have a strong culture of honor. No doubt they looked at Obama and quickly concluded he had none.
I wonder what Obama’s spin doctor is going to do with this one.
Those guys sure seem to like that Aussie lass.
Perhaps you mean "spin doctors".....
Obama’s most recent insults. Just within the past couple of months.
annoyed the Chinese government,
embarrassed the Japanese government
called Americans lazy
Bitching about Netanyahu with Sarkozy
Insulting French President Sarkozy (hope your kid doesn’t look like you comment)
His mad-magazine photo-op with hand over world leader
There he goes again. The only one sticking his hand in front of another world leader’s face. But what the hell, he got to play golf.
Asian dude in the back row:
“I knew I should have brought my samurai sword with me. One swipe and that dufus loses an arm.”
Obama is a fool and an idiot. No matter what room he is in, he is always the least qualified person present.
He has no job experience. He has no military experience. He has zero executive experience of any kind.
But worse than all that, he has the outlook, personality, and mentality of a naive teenager. He is mentally stunted and has no business in an international forum representing any company, or country, or anything. He is an idiot.
The Japanese, Chinese, and others, don’t have to play ‘tip toe around the fool’ like we do here and their press is just scathing about how stupid he is.
0bama is an educated (allegedly) moron.
Yep, thems the ones.
It wasn’t all bad - Barry did get in a round of golf with a whoremonger
The White House, Nov. 15, 2011
It is so good to be back home in Hawaii where I grew up and spent my formative years!
Here in Asia it is important for me to say that most Americans are lazy, gun toting rubes who cling to religion and thoughtlessly pollute the planet with fossil fuels and exhale tons of carbon dioxide each year.
I can't apologize enough for America's giant carbon foot print across the face of mother earth. My fellow Americans need to learn that they can't go on consuming more than their fair share of the world's resources.
But once these softy Americans get a dose of my clever national health care they will learn to live like the rest of the planet.
Here in Asia
He’s waving to his homies again. He still can’t believe he’s allowed to stand with the adults.