March 23, 2012

Obama and the Allies

This great video on YouTube demonstrates a couple of things. First, Obama has no ideas. Although he goes through the diplomatic niceties of praising allies, he does so robotically employing the same tired cliches.

It's painfully obvious Obama puts little thought into his remarks, typical of his haphazard approach to building relationships with countries friendly to the U.S. You'd think Obama might take as much time and effort spinning up on foreign leaders as he puts into his March Madness picks. 

Especially since many of these countries are staunch allies supporting our operations in Afghanistan. 

On the other hand, if your the absolute dictator of a fundamentalist Islamic nation, you get a bow. 

Secondly, the great orator and author, whom Michael Beschloss said was "probably the smartest guy ever to become president," can't seem to put together a sentence without numerous ahs, and ums. Call it the presidential hazards of operating without a teleprompter.

It's exactly what I'd expect of a guy with no real experience running a business, commanding a company or writing his own books, pushed way above his level of competence because of skin color.

As far as smart diplomacy, don't think that's working out. The Danish TV host knows bullshit when he sees it. And Obama's full of it. It's been a long time since Senator Obama's unsolicited speech in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, and Europeans have tired of the bright, shiny object that was Obama.

Check out Phillipine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroya's body language. Though seated next to Obama, she's leaning as far away from him as the chair and protocol allows.

Madame President, we sympathize. In fact, that's exactly how many Americans feel about their president.