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President Obama plays the fool on world stage
The Morning Journal (Lorain OH) ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Skoch

Posted on 10/04/2009 11:56:33 PM PDT by kingattax

PRESIDENT Obama has been stumbling all over the world stage this past week. The spectacle has been aggravating and painful.

The former world's biggest celebrity is proving himself to be the world's biggest joke to our allies and enemies alike. Sadly, the joke is on us, the nation that elected him despite plenty of alarm signals.

If Obama's star has fallen this far so fast, how much worse can his presidency get for this nation over the next three years? And how much more dangerous?

If only some of his recent humiliations can pop the bubble of narcissism in which he floats through life.

Obama and his wife made a highly publicized trip to Copenhagen to personally lobby for Chicago to be chosen as the site of the 2016 Olympics. But even before the Obamas could get all the way back home. Olympic organizers threw Chicago's bid in the trash; then they declared Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the winner.

Obama's reaction was characteristic: He ignored reality and responded by proclaiming Chicago's bid was best no matter what. He also gave out "an A for effort" to Chicago, adding that he "could not be prouder" and, "You can play a great game and still not win."

Sorry, but for the president of the United States on the world playing field there's no substitute for winning. Obama only made a fool of himself and a laughingstock of the U.S. in the eyes of the world.

But it could be worse, and it has been:

* There was Obama's recent brain cramped declaration that he was "not interested in victory" in Afghanistan. There's a real morale booster, for the Taliban.

* We all learned in recent days that Commander in Chief Obama has more often spent time laughing with Leno and Letterman on TV than he has spent in conversation with his commanding general of our troops in Afghanistan.

* Worst, it took a newspaper in Paris to reveal that Obama infuriated allies France and Great Britain by refusing to use his speech time at the United Nations last week to confront Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with the discovery that Iran is operating an additional secret plant for purifying uranium that could be used for bomb-making. A Wall Street Journal account noted that the Obama White House declined to drop the bombshell revelation at the U.N. because "it didn't want to 'spoil the image of success'" for Obama as he gushed about his vision of a world safe from nuclear weapons.

Instead of exposing Iran's nuclear treachery, Obama gave Ahmadinejad a free pass to spew on the U.N. stage. Then, the next day, at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Obama finally allowed as how Iran has been lying and cheating on its nuclear program.

Obama's failure to lead in this instance is breathtaking for its jealous vanity.

He would rather be hailed for one day over his no-nukes fiction world than to use his day to direct a devastating blow of truth against a genuine nuclear threat to his own nation and our allies.

That is the action of a blind fool, not a president of the United States.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; bho44; third100days; worldopinion
"fool" would be an improvement
1 posted on 10/04/2009 11:56:33 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

“Fool”’s a pretty satisfying start, though!


2 posted on 10/04/2009 11:59:43 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: kingattax

Looks like there actually is a dark side of the moon.

3 posted on 10/05/2009 12:03:56 AM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: kingattax
Don't forget his cancellation of the missile defense shield in Europe.

He's an affirmative action knucklehead.

4 posted on 10/05/2009 12:14:22 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: kingattax
In response I can only point to your previous posted thread:

Did We Elect a Beta Male As President?

5 posted on 10/05/2009 12:15:34 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: kingattax

A hubris joker at the helm of a ship of fools (0bama voters and supporters).


6 posted on 10/05/2009 12:23:48 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Third World trickle up poverty will result in cascading Third World tyranny.)
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7 posted on 10/05/2009 12:34:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a beating.)
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8 posted on 10/05/2009 12:35:24 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kingattax

Makes me even more ill reading it. Very scary indeed.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 12:39:01 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: kingattax

He doesn’t have to play one. He is one.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 12:45:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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11 posted on 10/05/2009 12:55:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a beating.)
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To: kingattax

I wouldn’t insult blind people with this association.


12 posted on 10/05/2009 1:46:30 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Dem Guard

It’s an insult to fools as well.


13 posted on 10/05/2009 2:55:47 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Iron Munro
Very Good!!!!!!


14 posted on 10/05/2009 3:31:47 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kingattax
PRESIDENT Obama has been stumbling all over the world stage this past week.

This past week? I guess that's technically true. Every time he goes anywhere he stumbles.

If Obama's star has fallen this far so fast, how much worse can his presidency get for this nation over the next three years? And how much more dangerous?

Sadly, it can get much worse.

If only some of his recent humiliations can pop the bubble of narcissism in which he floats through life.

Hubris and narcissism are tough nuts to crack. There will always be Bush to blame.

15 posted on 10/05/2009 4:13:47 AM PDT by stevem
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I will be glad when people for once and for all recognize that Obama is not interested in leading his NATION in greatness, but merely to be recognized individually for greatness.

The fool cannot understand that he will never be seen as great while throwing his nation under the proverbial bus. The numerous articles that were ignored regarding the diagnosis of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder is going to be shown as dangerous in historical perspective.


16 posted on 10/05/2009 4:19:31 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: kingattax

I keep remembering when the Democrats were so upset by Dubya’s so called smirk.

Where were they when Obama came on the scene with his nose in the air arrogant look that sickened me.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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18 posted on 10/05/2009 4:23:48 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kingattax
Obama and his wife made a highly publicized trip to Copenhagen to personally lobby for Chicago to be chosen as the site of the 2016 Olympics. But even before the Obamas could get all the way back home. Olympic organizers threw Chicago's bid in the trash; then they declared Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the winner.

This is incorrect. The Chicago bid was thrown in the trash on the FIRST ballot.

19 posted on 10/05/2009 4:56:29 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: kingattax

The ‘fool’ is even more disrespected and despised than the idiotic Carter.


20 posted on 10/05/2009 5:57:24 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: kingattax

These are the actions of someone who intentionally wants to destroy the U.S.


21 posted on 10/05/2009 6:18:02 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (The only positive thing about the 'Cash for Clunkers" program, is that it took thousands of Obama bu)
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