Europe Increasingly Skeptical of Obama
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The Worst President Ever. He has lost the respect of our allies, and the fear of our enemies. It will take a strong leader like Ronald Reagan to regain American Prestige after a disaster like Jimmy Carter. A Jacksonian that will rebuild American Military power, and terrify our enemies with Star Wars type programs, and massive economic growth.

    • Corlyss

      ” It will take a strong leader like Ronald Reagan to regain American Prestige”
      I wish I had your confidence, Jack. Reagan had a different country, one that still had self-confidence, wasn’t obsessed with income redistribution and equality of outcomes like the one we have. Kids were not as poorly educated and poor fitted for adulthood as they are now. There wasn’t as much divorce and single women households and childish men evading responsibility. I think Reagan would not win now either.

    • Pete

      “….. and terrify our enemies with Star Wars type programs, and massive economic growth.”

      You got it, Brother.

    • Andrew Allison

      It doesn’t even require Star Wars, just the resolve to choose our battles and to win them at all costs. As opposed to the shameful history of the past 60 years.

  • Corlyss

    “it’s having a similar effect on our allies in Europe.”

    BFD. Our allies were hostile to Reagan too. Eurotrash is either wrong or tardy and sometimes both at once. Why, their hostility is almost enough to make me think Obama might have something to him . . . .

  • f1b0nacc1

    Good thing we got rid of that awful cowboy Bush…

    • FrankArden

      We didn’t get rid of him, term limits did that.

      Too bad we didn’t get rid of that awful community organizer Obama in 2012.

      Alas, hope springs eternal. The bumfumbling fool will belong to history in 2016.

  • FrankArden

    “A new piece in the WSJ reports that some senior officials in Europe are beginning to doubt the President’s resilience toward Iran:”…” it does at least suggest that Obama is beginning to lose the trust of many of our European allies. This is the price of our bumbling, self-defeating Syria policy.”

    I don’t disagree with this post’s assessment so much as I marvel at it’s understatement. The price we’re paying is not “our” Syria policy. That red line hits the president squarely between the eyes.

    The reason European allies (primarily France) are “beginning to doubt the President’s resilience toward Iran” is because there is no resilience toward Iran.

    The result of US “resilience” in Libya led to a cover up of death and tragic failure and scandal in the Benghazi.

    Oh, I forgot about Egypt. Yes, “we” have certainly been resilient there. We have resiliently backed the “democratically elected” Muslim Brotherhood to the consternation of Saudi Arabia, Israel and others allies in the Middle East.

    “Our” Syrian pol

    • Corlyss

      Folks know Obama thinks he was elected to end three wars (we can drop the fiction about Afpakia being the “good war”), not start one or even sound like he was starting one. The enormous pressure behind the drive to a deal with Iran, even a bad deal, is the implosion of Obamacare. Now poor li’l Doofus has nothing he can point to as an achievement.

      • FrankArden

        In spite of the minimal respect I already have for the president’s so-called foreign and domestic policies, whatever modicum of respect I might hold shrinks to minute insignificance as I agree with you.

        He is worse than the well meaning Neville Chamberlain who, at least, remembered the horror of the Great War and sought to avoid the next while waving a flimsy piece of paper from Munich with Hitler’s lies while he stood in the rain under his umbrella announcing “peace in our time.”

        Chamberlain was a well meaning appeaser who believed he was saving the world from another catastrophe.

        Obama is a coward with no meaning who thinks he needs to save himself from another catastrophic scandal.

  • The key to this, as with all other seemingly puzzling aspects of Obama’s career is that he is terrified of spending any time in the company of well-informed, capable people lest his own deep-seated ignorance, sloth and lack of preparation be exposed. I do not say he is unintelligent, merely that he has never done the background intellectual work necessary for the post he occupies.

  • kevinp2

    The WSJ link point to an unrelated article on electricity rates. Can you please fix? 🙂

  • drkennethnoisewater

    Good. Let Europe pay its own freight, bail its own banks out, deal with its own islamic immigration and Iran’s midrange missiles, and fund its own military. Buncha childish ingrates since at least 1968.

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