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Barack Obama's success in South Africa cannot mask the failure at home
Uk Telegraph ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | Peter Foster

Posted on 12/14/2013 5:44:03 PM PST by Innovative

Barack Obama's address at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was deemed a triumph, writes Peter Foster. But back home people are mainly listing his failures.

Back home, however, such adoration is harder and harder to come by. Perhaps that is why Mr Obama rises so brilliantly to the away crowd, conscious that the home fans are disillusioned with a management style that has put so little into the political trophy cabinet.

He is barely a year into his second term, but Mr Obama is fast becoming like Baroness Thatcher or Mikhail Gorbachev, who were lionised on the international stage but, perplexingly to foreigners, more and more widely reviled at home.

The disaffection at home is no longer confined to the American Right that reviled him from the start. One poll last week showed Mr Obama's approval ratings at 38 per cent, a record low - the point where the president himself becomes the problem, instead of being the guy with a bully pulpit who can solve them.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare
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I have news for you -- Obama is no Thatcher or Gorbachev...
1 posted on 12/14/2013 5:44:03 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Success? It was a freak show.


2 posted on 12/14/2013 5:45:41 PM PST by DManA
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To: Innovative

That was a success?


3 posted on 12/14/2013 5:46:14 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Innovative

Maybe we can give Obama to South Africa.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 5:46:25 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Innovative
"Barack Obama's address at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was deemed a triumph, .."

but of course! was there ever any doubt it would be?

5 posted on 12/14/2013 5:46:25 PM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: Innovative
Success doing what?

Talking about himself?

6 posted on 12/14/2013 5:46:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Innovative

and Putin craps him out after breakfast


7 posted on 12/14/2013 5:46:49 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Innovative

The Deaf Folks found it rather incomprehensible, i heard>


8 posted on 12/14/2013 5:48:06 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Innovative

News Flash, Part 2: Bambi’s international achievements are non-existent as well.

RLTW


9 posted on 12/14/2013 5:48:37 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Innovative

What success?


10 posted on 12/14/2013 5:49:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: left that other site

they said on the radio the signer had a schizo fit and just signed rock lobster and donkey over and over


11 posted on 12/14/2013 5:50:06 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: DManA

Indeed. It was a freak show of demoralizing US liberl loser black colonization of Africa. Poor Africans....


12 posted on 12/14/2013 5:50:34 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: Innovative

Wow...the definition of success sure got lowered...

Make a decent 17 minute speech praising a fellow traveler marxist...and took a selfie with some hottie blond....


13 posted on 12/14/2013 5:51:14 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BenLurkin
What success?

Pretending he's not totally homo by flirting and making an ass of himself with the blond chick from Denmark..........Just guessing.

14 posted on 12/14/2013 5:52:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Innovative

He was successful in operating a cell phone camera. However he looked like a moron doing it.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 5:52:58 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: bigheadfred

And he was hallucinating at the time too!


16 posted on 12/14/2013 5:53:19 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: lavaroise

Everywhere black folks are in charge things go to hell. Please give me a counter example. I am desperately looking.


17 posted on 12/14/2013 5:54:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: Innovative

What the hell “success” is this clown talking about? Some of these idiots just can’t help making fools of themselves for their “messiah”.


18 posted on 12/14/2013 5:54:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Trust No One.)
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To: Innovative

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/448526/Hilarious-spoof-video-shows-fake-signer-at-Nelson-Mandela-service-making-balloon-animals

19 posted on 12/14/2013 5:55:08 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Lurker
That was a success?

Well, he wasn't assaulted by the schizophrenic murderer standing two feet away from him pretending to give sign language. I guess that's good.

20 posted on 12/14/2013 5:55:13 PM PST by Drew68
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Success doing what?”
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Destroying America, but the idiot voters were convinced that they had to vote for the black man, just to prove that they are not Raaaaacist, despite that Obumbo is little more then a filthy Communist and most likely an illegal immigrant from Kenya.


21 posted on 12/14/2013 5:55:19 PM PST by AlexW
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To: DManA

I heard Liberia is Utopia.


22 posted on 12/14/2013 5:58:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Drew68

BTTT


23 posted on 12/14/2013 5:58:09 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Drew68

The schizophrenic murderer had his hands full at the time, otherwise who knows what could have happened?


24 posted on 12/14/2013 6:07:22 PM PST by lump in the melting pot (Half-brother is Watching You!)
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To: DManA

Obama’s first speech’s here were successes, then we found out that he gives the same speech every time.


25 posted on 12/14/2013 6:13:24 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Innovative

He reminds me of that dude that Said “I am the Captain now “


26 posted on 12/14/2013 6:16:49 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: DManA

Taking selfies at a funeral is a success?! ROFL! Boy, they’ll spin anything won’t they!?


27 posted on 12/14/2013 6:17:07 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Innovative
Barack Obama's address at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was deemed a triumph

This gibberish needs a translation!


28 posted on 12/14/2013 6:19:31 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

lol

there were no security checks!!

think about that


29 posted on 12/14/2013 6:20:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AlexW

success?

huh?


30 posted on 12/14/2013 6:20:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Innovative

SUCCESS????

He was more ‘comfortable’ because he was performing in the Continent of his origin.

Who says ‘You can’t go home again’?

With this latest round of ‘so called’ Brit Journalists, no wonder they have become or at least are morphing into a Muslim stronghold.


31 posted on 12/14/2013 6:22:58 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: Innovative

What success?


32 posted on 12/14/2013 6:24:45 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: GeronL
there were no security checks!! think about that

Sounds like somebody might have been trying to make the event a great success, but it didn't work.

33 posted on 12/14/2013 6:25:26 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Innovative

Why the heck should anyone be seeking to have a “success” at a memorial service? It ain’t the debutante ball.


34 posted on 12/14/2013 6:26:36 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Innovative

35 posted on 12/14/2013 6:26:58 PM PST by BRL
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To: Innovative
He is barely a year into his second term

Uhhh, look at your calendar again. It's over a month shy of a year into his term.

36 posted on 12/14/2013 6:27:07 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sooth2222

LOL, that’s funny!


37 posted on 12/14/2013 6:27:52 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Innovative

You forgot the barf alert. What a pathetic idol worshipping article.


38 posted on 12/14/2013 6:29:22 PM PST by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: military cop

America’s friends are left behind in Barack Obama’s new plans

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10516110/Americas-friends-are-left-behind-in-Barack-Obamas-new-plans.html

“Broadly speaking, the governments and people which most closely identified with the United States have lost out. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Gulf States, Turkey and Israel are feeling sore. Regimes, like Mubarak’s Egypt, which had put all their eggs in the American basket, then found them addled. Many fell. In the Far East, old US allies feel inadequately protected from the rising power of China, and in Africa that same rising power has been left free to buy the place up. The great Obama “pivot to Asia” seems to have pivoted away again. Even western Europe feels neglected.

As for Britain, the bust of Winston Churchill left the Oval Office as Mr Obama moved in, and we lost influence.

So the rewards for doing the right thing by the United States seem to have diminished sharply.”


39 posted on 12/14/2013 6:29:32 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: BRL

LOL! Very creative — but probably closer to the truth than we want to admit...


40 posted on 12/14/2013 6:32:05 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Sooth2222

The sign guy made more sense than Obama....at least he made something.


41 posted on 12/14/2013 6:32:32 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Innovative
What success would that be?
42 posted on 12/14/2013 6:37:10 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DManA

Success? It was a freak show.

It’s the Brits, they meant suckfest.


43 posted on 12/14/2013 6:38:28 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cheerio; All

From the article:
“So while the Right peddles ideological pipe-dreams about the invigorating powers of zero-government, and the Left relapses to the politics of envy against the wealthiest “one per cent”, Mr Obama is left in the middle to be, as he sees it, the voice of what he calls “common sense”.”

This shows the utter ignorance of the writer. Obama in the center? If he got further left, he would be off stage.


44 posted on 12/14/2013 6:49:17 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Innovative

The media sets the bar so low for the Marxist.


45 posted on 12/14/2013 6:50:58 PM PST by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: Innovative

The translator gave a better speech than he did.

Pray America is Waking


46 posted on 12/14/2013 6:52:43 PM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Innovative

Successful photo op maybe. But that’s about it.


47 posted on 12/14/2013 6:55:51 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Innovative
Obama is the consummate showman..period!

what successes? hey they applauded....

the SHOW must go on, unfortunately.


48 posted on 12/14/2013 7:01:18 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: NewHampshireDuo

They want him. Badly. I had it out on several South African blogs this week with some locals there and they called me “ungrateful” for not appreciating him. They think he is the best ever. Fools.


49 posted on 12/14/2013 7:02:37 PM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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Barack Obama's address at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was deemed a triumph

Deemed a success by whom and why should we care what they think?

50 posted on 12/14/2013 7:12:32 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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