President Barack Obama is dealing with a fairly typical decline in approval ratings. Like former president Ronald Reagan and despite media acknowledgment, George W. Bush, Obama has likely realized the problems of running a sprawling republic are not simple. But certain actions by Obama warrant questions as to intent. Is our commander-in-chief acting more like the leader of the UN than of the U.S.? [Article continues after video.]
The video about President Barack Obama's bow to the emperor of Japan was produced by the College Republicans at the University of Connecticut. H/T to Newsbusters for publishing it.
For starters, conservative media has, marching in unison, branded the president as “dithering” over Afghanistan. Old branded media has been gentle about this matter, refraining from listing war deaths on a regular basis in sharp contrast to the practice during the administration of Bush ‘43, and when troop deaths are listed, the total is used rather than the total since Obama took office. Why would the president delay a decision on a matter many Americans are passionate about and a matter his chosen advisers have made requests about? Does anyone really believe tolerating the Taliban is a good idea?
Then there’s the matter of climate change, formerly global warming and before that, global cooling. This week has produced the greatest scandal in modern science, with the Hadley hacking disclosing scientists colluding and perhaps lying about statistics and the impact of man-produced carbon emissions. Yet Obama focused on a “green memorandum” with India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Despite allegations of fabrication on the part of scientists and possibly the IPCC, Obama appears to believe the CC/GW/GC issue is settled even though proposed legislation will benefit developing nations and sledgehammer Main Street, USA.
Old branded media has covered the pending trials of alleged 9/11 co-conspirators and self-professed “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York, in a criminal trial rather than a military court. This approach is in the vein of former president Bill Clinton whose handling of the Blind Sheik was a complete disaster. How are we able to make that claim?
Consider this statement: “Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.” Media does not appear to remember this.
Meanwhile, most speeches our president has delivered consisted of mea culpa and apology for the greatest country in modern history. If we factor in personal liberty, that would be the greatest in the history of all time.
Yet because of White House policy, we may not call a terrorist a terrorist even though that’s what many believe the Ft. Hood shooter, an Islamic extremist, was, and we may only attack a faith if it’s practiced by Christians, especially if they’re pro-life.
At the moment, Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting Brazil and one item on the agenda is a travel visa waiver for the two countries. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, consider this statement about Ahmadinejad's Brazil visit from The Israel Project: “Iran, widely recognized as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, has been expanding its terror network globally. That, combined with the regime's determination to become a nuclear power and its expanding influence in Latin America, has become a serious international security issue and a growing global concern. Iran uses Hezbollah and splinter groups of Iran's Revolutionary Guard to recruit and train sleeper cells in foreign countries, particularly in Brazil.”
China has cautioned the U.S. on the size of our debt and the Democrat-controlled Congress’ runaway spending. Our president bowed so low to the emperor of Japan he appeared to approach prostration. Old Branded Media rationalized, but the world was not persuaded, realizing the complete lack of common sense in this approach.
On the Obama bow, by all means read the commentary at Ampontan, the site we turn to for matters related to Japan. The bow is covered in a broader article, but it gives an idea why much of the world ridicules American media and resulting negativity for the U.S. image abroad.
Our president’s policies and decisions may, in his opinion, advance the state of our great republic. But in our opinion, we should be asking ourselves if he’s bucking for a secretary-general position in future.
Does Obama want to run the U.S. or the UN?