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World 3, Obama 0 (Bob Maginnis calls Obama a Diplomatic Tourist)
Human Events ^ | 4/20/2009 | Robert Maginnis

Posted on 04/20/2009 6:48:57 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

President Obama’s two overseas trips -- Europe and Latin America -- make him appear more like a diplomatic tourist than the leader of the free world. He met heads of state, made speeches, attended summits, conducted town hall meetings, but accomplished nothing that furthers U.S. interests abroad.

Obama’s agenda -- described succinctly by his spokesmen on the eve of each trip -- was shut out by the leaders with whom he met.

Obama’s only accomplishment is to portray himself as a chameleon-like leader who takes an anti-American tone to please his foreign hosts.

Presidential candidate Obama promised to demonstrate a new tone for international relations. Apparently that new approach includes criticizing America, groveling to dictators and rogue leaders, allowing others’ agendas to trump ours, forgetting history, and a willingness to sacrifice Americans and their money while giving allies a pass.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanevents; maginnis

1 posted on 04/20/2009 6:48:58 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

He!He! Obama! The Diplomatic Tourist! I like it!


2 posted on 04/20/2009 6:51:15 AM PDT by classified
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To: classified

The French were not impressed with Costume Vide as he “Shucked and Jived “ across Europe.


3 posted on 04/20/2009 6:53:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: classified

Obama has shown that he has but one talent: campaigning and glad-handing. He seems to love applause a bit too much. He promotes Obama, not the USA.


4 posted on 04/20/2009 6:57:25 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: downtownconservative

He seems to love applause a bit too much. He promotes Obama, not the USA.
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Yep. That’s why he’s still ‘not my pres__ent’.


5 posted on 04/20/2009 7:01:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

In his eyes, and the sycophants around him, he was a terrific success. He gave speeches that bemoaned and belittled America, stabbed friends in the back and basically told the world that anarchy rules, do whatever you want. And, the crowds cheered while America circles the drain. ZerO to world, adult supervision is over.


6 posted on 04/20/2009 7:02:04 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (The next Constitution is going to have to restrict the vote to those who actually pay taxes.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I refuse to claim as well!


7 posted on 04/20/2009 7:04:45 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: downtownconservative
Obama seems to think his role is that of roving Ambassador of Goodwill.

Maybe his addiction to the ceremonial aspect of the Presidency will derail or at least retard implementation of his actual plans.

8 posted on 04/20/2009 7:13:00 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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Just think of the millions each trip cost America and what can a 10 year old nitwit possibility do for America. King Obama is a fool and the whole World is laughing at him and America. This turd can’t blame Bush now. And to his cult insane followers, what in the hell were you thinking. Oh, that’s right, no brains.


9 posted on 04/20/2009 7:14:24 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

One can only hope...


10 posted on 04/20/2009 7:14:41 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

, made speeches, attended summits, conducted town hall meetings, but accomplished nothing,that’s obama all right.


11 posted on 04/20/2009 7:15:29 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

What can one expect from a lightweight-socialist, propagandists-created, puppet/con-man?


12 posted on 04/20/2009 7:24:58 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

The narcasisstic sociopath NEEDS people to like him (World leaders) and at the same time takes pleasure in hurting those he thinks are out to get him (Us).


13 posted on 04/20/2009 7:28:44 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Maybe his addiction to the ceremonial aspect of the Presidency will derail or at least retard implementation of his actual plans.

Don't forget the clinton retreads, the Chicago hacks, and what is essentially a one-party congress. They do the (dirty) work. And others, whose names are unknown make the decisions. The president's job right now is largely ceremonial, obama is merely the figurehead. He has no plans. We need to keep our eyes on the ball, and it aint BO.

14 posted on 04/20/2009 7:31:58 AM PDT by Skid Marx
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If he spoke in Berlin today he would get booed.


15 posted on 04/20/2009 7:36:49 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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If he spoke in Berlin today he would get booed.

Are you in Germany (or do you have friends in Germany)? If so, what's the scuttlebutt on the street about King Obama?

16 posted on 04/20/2009 7:42:04 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
accomplished nothing that furthers U.S. interests abroad.

This has never been a goal of Obama.

17 posted on 04/20/2009 7:55:24 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Diplomatic Tourerist? :)


18 posted on 04/20/2009 8:05:32 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

A freind of mine who has family in Germany said he is still, like a rock star. As long as he doesn’t speak. No on watched his speach at teh G-20, they said, “because he is not thought of as being very smart. What rock star is?”


19 posted on 04/20/2009 8:14:09 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

but accomplished nothing that furthers U.S. interests abroad.


So far it appears to me that Obama doesn’t think it’s his job to further U.S. interests. He seems to think an apology is in order for this arrogant behavior of previous administrations, namely Bush. For the first time in history we actually elected a President who really doesn’t like his country or it’s history.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 4:51:56 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: truemiester

If he spoke in Berlin today he would get booed.


I think it would depend on which rock group his handlers could book.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 4:54:07 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Ich bien Tard. OR something like that.


22 posted on 04/20/2009 4:55:36 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Ich bien Tard. OR something like that.


23 posted on 04/20/2009 4:59:59 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Joan Kerrey
Obammy definitely has a different Modus Operandi. I am confused.

He is too friendly for me

For a while I thought he was the AntiChrist on one extreme and the Forrest Gump of politics on the other.

I am still at sea...

24 posted on 04/20/2009 5:14:02 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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