‘Why Obama Gets No Respect” From World Leaders

The New York Post’s Linda Chavez ponders the reasons why Barack Obama has fallen so far in the eyes of the world, and taken the United States right along with him…

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Remaking America’s image

Why Obama gets no respect

President Obama’s decision to cancel his planned trip to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin was the right thing to do in light of Russia’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden. But it also illustrates problems of the president’s own making.

One of Obama’s chief aims upon assuming office was to remake America’s image in the world’s eyes. And he has — but not in the way he imagined.

…As Obama famously said in 2009, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” This view is common on the left but would strike most conservatives — and, I suspect, most Americans — as wrong-headed.

…Obama took the left’s view a step further. He seemed to think his own personal charisma could overcome America’s benighted reputation with friends and foes alike. Remember, this is the man who thought he could sit down with Kim Jong-il, Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and they would change their ways.

But instead of embracing Obama and the new America he was creating, friends and foes alike came to view America as increasingly weak.

…A weaker America makes for a more dangerous world. America appeared weak after the failed Vietnam War, which opened the door to Soviet expansion in Asia, Latin America and Africa and to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran. In the 1990s, America was thriving as an economic force but seemed oblivious to the threats being directed at us by Osama bin Laden.   LINK

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Without coming right out and saying it, Ms. Chavez is clearly signaling a concern that is growing among some journalists – and many political and military leaders in Washington D.C.  The near universal contempt our enemies now have for America has grown immensely since Barack Obama took office.  Obama, enthralled by his own media created image, believed his words alone would be enough to change the views of world leaders.  Those same world leaders looked upon the empty rhetoric that fooled so many Americans, and shrugged them off, knowing then that the United States was bereft of any real leadership, and certainly a far weaker threat to themselves.

This situation threatens all of us.  Young and old, Black and White, conservative or liberal – Barack Obama has undoubtedly made us all less safe, and Linda Chavez is signaling that dangerous reality.

She’s right.   -UM

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“Mr. Ulsterman has a knack for weaving exciting and noteworthy ‘fact-tion’ (based enough in fact but presented as fiction) on paper make these easy to lose yourself in. If you have any idea of what is happening in the world around you, that is. It’s not hard to read any of his books so far and not be able to find the parallels of the characters in the books with the current batch of ‘bad guys’ in public office.” -James L. Miller   LINK

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -G. Washington

5 Comments to ‘Why Obama Gets No Respect” From World Leaders
    • Doug
    • OT. Read the 2nd Mac Walker book UM and really enjoyed it. The part with the general gave me chills. You better be careful or you’re going to be getting a visit from the Obama police. Can’t wait for #3. Bring it!

    • VTX
    • How can you respect a man who believes he should have been aborted? That’s what’s behind his support of infanticide. Other countries have done what our shallow political leaders have refused to do: vet the psychopathologies (plural) and ineptitude of the one they’d installed. On the other hand, there are those who chose him for his weakness and imbecility, as well as his superficial characteristics.

      It doesn’t take a profiler to see that the Princess is a narcissistic boob. You don’t have to delve very deep into the influences that formed the man –
      (movies like Trading Places, songs like “Stand” and sexual perverts like Frank Marshall Davis and a long list of abandonments by father figures.) Brennan knew this – and was another betraying father figure in a line of
      abanonders.

      (an aside – this page prints like it did after they got “UBL,” which was about a month after my post on TH. I have concluded that I will be subjected to an extinction event in coming weeks or months, but if this somehow improves the chances that our Republic will survive this evil, I’m not gong to bitch about it.)

      The full-frontal assault on our liberties is about to begin – dictators like the Princess can’t stand to be mocked. The respect they crave is respect they don’t deserve, can’t earn and will never obtain – no matter how many people they make disappear or shoot down or push out of helicopters.

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • Like this:

        Scottish National Party, Children and Young People Bill
        In Scotland, Big Brother now plans to monitor your child

        By David C. Jennings (Bio and Archives) Sunday, August 11, 2013
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        The Scottish provincial government, led by the secession seeking Scottish National Party, has introduced legislation that will see the State provide a personal guardian for each child, regardless of need, at a cost of over £120 per child per year.

        The government’s plan has met fierce opposition from a number of fronts including The Law Society of Scotland, The Schoolhouse Home Education Association, and sections of the media but party officials are doubling down on their plans.

        First Minister Alex Salmond’s SNP administration wants every child to have a ‘Named Person’ with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner. There will be a database where children’s personal details can be recorded, stored and shared, and the act named the Children and Young People Bill would permit children who are angry with their parents to report them to their named person.

        It literally is something out of Orwell’s 1984 where parents constantly had to be mindful of what they did, since children were encouraged to report them to the authorities for the tiniest infractions of party policy.

        Alison Preuss, secretary of the Schoolhouse Home Education Association, said the Bill as it stood would place a state agent at the very heart of the family and added: “It is obvious many MSPs (Member of Scottish Parliament) are not aware of the more sinister aspects of this legislation. It is open to abuse and misinterpretation and many parents could fall foul of overzealous agents of the state or people who are just plain busybodies.”

        The Scottish Daily Express warned: “If this sinister aspect of the Bill were to be passed, the guardian could take official action if the child was not being raised in government-approved fashion.” And that is the most troubling part! As the system became established, the state would begin to determine what government -approved fashion is and squash alternative views with threats of removal of custody”.

        How the proposal is workable is highly questionable. The legislation suggests that each child will be assigned a guardian that is a health care or education professional. With education though it would not be teachers but School Heads and Deputies only! This would put the child-guardian ratio something in the region of 100:1

        Subsequently a Primary School Headmaster/Mistress with 300 children to watch would also have another 100 aged up to 18 for whom they are the guardian (the child has the same guardian for 18 years). Brilliantly of course the legislation doesn’t cover how all the extra work will be done by the guardians in addition to their existing duties.

        The SNP led government has hit back at critics saying:

        “The protection and promotion of the well-being of Scotland’s children and our aim of making our nation the best place for children to grow up are at heart of the Children and Young People Bill. Our focus is on the safety and protection of children. The named person, who is likely to be a health visitor, head or deputy head teacher and will usually already know the child, will be a first point of contact if help is needed. This is formalising what should already happen and there is evidence it is working well in many areas. We are confident it is compliant with European law.”

        The idea that this is ‘what should already happen’ is very alarming. Clearly the SNP sees the state, rather than the family as the appropriate and best positioned to decide the welfare of a Scottish child. There may be instances where a child needs a person they can go to, but its better in those exceptional circumstances that a team approach is employed with children being taught that they can share with teachers and doctors who can act if the circumstances warrant.

        This all encompassing method is a typical governmental blanket approach that is wide-open to abuse as activist types try to wrest decision making from parents under the guise that the state knows what’s best.

        On the Scottish Law Society’s website Morag Driscoll said:

        “The policy aims behind this legislation are admirable and we recognise the genuine effort to improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland. However, we are not convinced that this legislation achieves those aims. The proposals could interfere with Article 8 of ECHR (European Court of Human Rights), the right to respect for private and family life, as there is scope for interference between the role of the ‘named person’ and the exercise of a parent’s rights and responsibilities. It could be interpreted as disproportionate state interference. We are also unclear about how this legislation will work in practice and in particular, the resources required to administer the ‘named person’ scheme. We all want law that is clear, proportionate and enforceable. It is still early in the parliamentary process for this legislation so we hope the Scottish Government and MSPs will be able to reflect on these points.”

        And the process will take time as all parliamentary legislation in the UK does. We can only pray that less controlling heads will prevail and a majority of parliamentary members will see this as a massive, intrusive and unnecessary over-step.

    • paloma
    • Would you believe that one of his earlier aliases was Rod Daingerfield??? He really wanted Carlos Dangler – err – Danger, but it was already taken.

      Poor Barry, no respect, no more little red lines in the sand, not so many foreign friends anymore. Sigh. Now all he has to look forward to is golf and vacations. But at least he’s in Martha’s Vineyard now with the lower Upper Class 1%. s/o

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