Monday, August 16, 2010

Why is it the foreign press sees things the US press doesn’t or won’t about the Obama meltdown?

By John Sykes

Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph, a British newspaper, offers “The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown”. Those 10 reasons:

1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people
2. Most Americans don’t have confidence in the president’s leadership
3. Obama fails to inspire
4. The United States is drowning in debt
5. Obama’s Big Government message is falling flat
6. Obama’s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake
7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive
8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration
9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security
10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness

Nile concludes:

image There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.

This, combined with weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world, has contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible. America at its core remains a deeply conservative nation, which cherishes its traditions and founding principles. President Obama is increasingly out of step with the American people, by advancing policies that undermine the United States as a global power, while undercutting America’s deep-seated love for freedom.

In a bit earlier piece, The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people, by Nile:

There is however a political revolution fast approaching Washington that is driven not by mob rule but by the power of ideas and principles, based upon the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution. It is a distinctly conservative revolution that is sweeping America and is reflected in almost every poll ahead of this November’s mid-terms. It is based on a belief in individual liberty, limited government, and above all, political accountability from the ruling elites. The Obama administration’s mantra may well be “let them eat cake”, as it continues to gorge itself on taxpayers’ money, but it will be looking nervously over its shoulder as public unease mounts.

Folks, this kind of stuff isn’t new. The Spanish press has severely criticized the Muslim tinge and arrogance of Mrs. Obama’s trip. Obama’s popularity in the Muslim world is plummeting. The Israeli’s have about given up on him or need to. Even Latin American crazies like the Castros and Chavez are deserting him.

image The foreign honeymoon is over. What is worrisome is what this President will do when he realizes his ride is over. Will he lash out with dangerous foreign policy and lame duck politics? Will his arrogance rule or will he finally respect the will of the majority of the American people?

Me? I’m praying….

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