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Obama’s three strikes in Hawaii
The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Nov | Neil Munro

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 trip’s absence of significant trade, investment or security deals, and Obama’s frequent claims that President George W. Bush reduced the nation’s 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.

Japan’s 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 Japan’s small farms, family shops and homogeneous culture would likely be significantly impacted if U.S. companies such as Wal-Mart gain greater access to Japan’s consumers. Next, the Chinese government reacted sourly to Obama’s 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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KEYWORDS: china; eatyourpeas; japan; obama
“Now they’ve grown up, and so they’re going to have to help manage this process in a responsible way,” Obama said during a press conference..................If I was the Chinese I would've asked Zero when is he going to grow up. This guy is an idiot and the MSM gives him a pass on crap like this.
1 posted on 11/15/2011 3:59:57 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

The Japanese have a strong culture of honor. No doubt they looked at Obama and quickly concluded he had none.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 4:05:13 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder what Obama’s spin doctor is going to do with this one.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 4:06:05 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: mandaladon
“No one is asking him to go out there … to be a jingoistic cheerleader,” Charles Krauthammer said on Fox news. “But when you call your own country ‘lazy’ when you are abroad and you call it unambitious and soft when you’re home, I think what you are showing is not tough love, but ill-concealed contempt.” ......................When Obama is not bashing America he's apologizing on our behalf...this moron is an embarrassment.
4 posted on 11/15/2011 4:06:19 PM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

5 posted on 11/15/2011 4:17:17 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: null and void

Those guys sure seem to like that Aussie lass.

6 posted on 11/15/2011 4:20:12 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Traveler59
I wonder what Obama's spin doctor is going to do with this one.

Perhaps you mean "spin doctors".....

ABC
CBS
CNN
NBC
NPR
etc, etc..

7 posted on 11/15/2011 4:20:26 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: mandaladon

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


8 posted on 11/15/2011 4:20:30 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: dfwgator

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.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 4:31:50 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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10 posted on 11/15/2011 4:40:23 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: dfwgator

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.”


11 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:44 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: mandaladon

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.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 4:44:53 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: mandaladon

0bama is an educated (allegedly) moron.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 4:50:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Yep, thems the ones.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:00 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: mandaladon
Foreign investors need “to navigate state and local governments that may have their own sets of interests… [and] being able to create, if not a one-stop shop, then at least no more than a couple of stops for people to be able to come into the United States and make investments, that’s something that we want to encourage,” he said.

I really don't like the sound of this at all.... Selling out America to foreigners - a one-stop shop! We encourage it!
15 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:43 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: mandaladon

It wasn’t all bad - Barry did get in a round of golf with a whoremonger


16 posted on 11/15/2011 5:18:34 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mandaladon
President Obama's Honolulu Message

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


17 posted on 11/15/2011 8:09:57 PM PST by garjog
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To: null and void

He’s waving to his homies again. He still can’t believe he’s allowed to stand with the adults.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 9:31:10 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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