Skip to comments.President Barack Obama must do more than manage America’s decline
Posted on 06/23/2012 7:50:56 PM PDT by opentalk
In the face of Obamas timid foreign policy towards Russia and the Arab world, Republican challenger Mitt Romney is offering real hope.
Why was Barack Obama so popular globally when he ran for the US presidency four years ago? Because people believed that an eloquent and charismatic first (half-) black president of the United States could do good in the world. The retro-chic poster with a picture of Mr Obama and the single word HOPE on it conveyed the entire message.
Four years on, Mr Obama remains eloquent, charismatic and (obviously) 50-per-cent black. He still has considerable global prestige, but his career exhibits a contradiction which, over time, tells against him. He has used that prestige to tell us, in effect, that the president of the United States cannot do all that much good in the world. His message is that American power has lessened, that America is not a special place.
In logic, if you accept this message, you must place less hope in the man who delivers it. He is the advocate of his nations decline, and therefore of the reduction of his power.
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He’s not merely managing the decline, he’s driving it.
Obama just did what every one of his enablers did over the course of his life. They lowered the bar for him.
You are absolutely correct!
You took the words right out of my mouth. Hell, he’s the chief architect and engineer.
Amazing that a man that is an utter failure can have Global Prestige.
I guess on the world stage if you are a Charismatic Socialist failure is not considered a disqualifying factor.
And if you are dismissive of your own country which happen to be the sole standing super power you get bonus points.
> He still has considerable global prestige, but ...
Beat me to it.
... that muzzie POS.
95 percent of all current patents for modern man trace their way back to New York; 95% of all inventions were made in the US last year.
America is still the hub of modern man and will continue to be as NO one out there is collectively smarter, blessed nor gifted irrespective of what the detractor Obama wants to say or peddle.
We built the infrastructure.
We just witnessed something... America got a cold, Europe got a related flue, Greece? So marginal? Crashed.
And “he” is the president of the US of A? Ha!!!!
Obama’s mission is to cause America’s decline. If he appears merely to be managing it, that is only a sign of his (fortunate) incompetence!
Amen!! He WANTS America in decline....he wants to knock it down a few pegs. He is an EVIL man....EVIL ALWAYS comes with a SMILING FACE.
And usually has a teleprompter & a willing media.
For starters...the various heads of state turned their backs to him at the recent G-20 conference (see the video clips) ....and the ultimate put-down when Putin gave him a "left handed" handshake....
The political left has always grossly over estimated their influence and the numbers of their supporters. At the same time they have way underestimated the resiliency of the American economy and the viability of our institutions.
These factors have lead the left into folly at least twice in our history, Woodrow Wilson and FDR, and is in action the third time now with Obama.
World wide the left has never succeeded in it’s aims with legislation alone thus inducing frustration. What is frightening is that too often when that last straw of frustration hits their backs they resort to guns and shooting those who oppose them.
Obama is of the same mind set of those who shoot their opposition.
Those on the left see the world as static with one pie with its size set. The pie will not, can not get any bigger. Those on the right see the world as opportunity with many pies of varying sizes and they can be increased in size with effort. New pies can be created also like Bill Gates Microsoft.
Those on the left will say I am going to work to earn money. This ties in with one pie, set size and there is no more. Those on the right say I am going to make some money. They talk in terms of creating wealth and then proceed to do exactly that.
To Obama we are stealing from the rest of the world to maintain our wealth. In reality we decided we wanted a bigger pie so we built one L of a big one and if the blasted socialists would get off our backs we can build another one even bigger.
One thing in Europe I noticed they always talked about earning money. Here in the US it almost always is Im going to make money. Let us not adopt European ways.