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Mort Zuckerman: World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:00 PM
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For fairness, I'll also add the second part of the headline here:

The president is well-intentioned but can't walk the walk on the world stage

Our SCM - State Controlled Media - only posts articles saying how the rest of the world loves obama, but is that really the truth?

Read the following and see if your opinion changes.

U.S. News Article


The reviews of Obama's performance have been disappointing. He has seemed uncomfortable in the role of leading other nations, and often seems to suggest there is nothing special about America's role in the world. The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world's leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America's foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush. One Middle East authority, Fouad Ajami, pointed out that Obama seems unaware that it is bad form and even a great moral lapse to speak ill of one's own tribe while in the lands of others.


Well, I've got news for obama and his handlers, it was also looked upon as "bad form" here in the U.S.

Granted obama was handed plenty to work on when he took office. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that perhaps he just isn't up to the job - to people here in the U.S. and it now seems, around the world.




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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Anyone who thinks Obama is doing a good job, or Bush did a good job for that matter is beyond mentally deficient.

Obama is just a worse version of GWB, and its scary to think hes not even half way done with his term.

The only question that remains is how much more damage will this piece of garbage do?



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Repeating what I've said many times before. After originally supporting Bush, I'm no fan of his now.

However, Bush and anything conservative were crucified for years by many of the same people here that are now defending obama at all costs.

Fair is fair. Level playing field and all that.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Star and Flag!
I'll leave it to that or I'll get censored again with warnings (hence the Title in my LOCATION area of my avatar "political Trolling."



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4


Globalization = enslavement.

enjoy your chains.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4


Did you actually read the piece from the OP?

This isn't about how you (or I for that matter) see obama. It's about how the rest of the world is starting to come back to reality concerning obama's performance less than 2 years into his term. Recall that this is the same world that a month into his term gave obama a Nobel prize for doing nothing more than having "a dream".



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4





Revolutionaries like Stalin, Che, Pol Pot, or as some of the whitehouse members prefer to call "Idol", Chairman Mao.

I'm sure you'll be carrying around with you your little book of Cap and Trade credits.
These people are not part of the solution, they're part of the problem.


[edit on 18-6-2010 by Violater1]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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How do you figure. I am a college student and we have learned a great deal of globalization in our classes, can ask what generation you belong to? As in "gen x, silent gen, baby boomer". The world is becoming globalized, why is it enslavement you are on a slave if you believe that you are.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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How do you figure. I am a college student and we have learned a great deal of globalization in our classes, can ask what generation you belong to? As in "gen x, silent gen, baby boomer". The world is becoming globalized, why is it enslavement you are on a slave if you believe that you are.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:15 PM
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That is awful that you could categorize Mr.Obama in those categories. Why are you so against his polices and his ideals. I think he see's the world as a global place. He's not an evil person like you are painting him to be. Think Global act Local.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
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How do you figure. I am a college student and we have learned a great deal of globalization in our classes, can ask what generation you belong to? As in "gen x, silent gen, baby boomer". The world is becoming globalized, why is it enslavement you are on a slave if you believe that you are.





College student? And this is your example of diction?

Really?
Really!



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4


are you high? no...BAAAA BAAAA BAAAA.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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Haha I am not surprised you have "learned" alot about globalization in collage. Given the leftist slant of most college campuses, I'm surprised they dont offer a degree in leftist indoctrination.

I am a Gen X'er (born in 1978).

Globalization means a loss of freedom, sovereignty, and personal liberties.

Not to mention it would destroy our Constitution.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
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How do you figure. I am a college student and we have learned a great deal of globalization in our classes, ...


That explains a lot. Most understand that a lot of liberal-biased indoctrination is what passes for education these days, and you seem to perhaps to be a product of that.


The world is becoming globalized, why is it enslavement you are on a slave if you believe that you are.


You couldn't be more wrong. As above, you could even be a perfect example of how indoctrination leaves the victims unaware of the reality all around them.

Cases in point: citizens of North Korea, or children that have been kidnapped and raised by their kidnappers.

From literature, since you are a college student, try reading Huxley's Brave New World - if your profs will let you ...



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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Globalization is positive not negative. leftist slant?? Is that because you haven't taken college classes since the 90s? I'm neither left nor right according to all the "political quizzes" I have taken. How does globalization do all of those negative you have said that it does.

Here are just a few pros of globalization....

Now there is a worldwide market for the companies and for the people there is more access to products of different countries.

There is a steady cash flow into the developing countries, which gradually decrease the dollar difference.

Due to the presence of a worldwide market, there is an increase in the production sector and there are lots of options for the companies now.

Gradually there is a world power that is being created instead of compartmentalized power sectors.

Politics is merging and decisions that are being taken, are actually beneficial for people allover the world.

There is more influx of information between two countries, which do not have anything in common between them.

There is cultural intermingling and each other is trying to know about the other’s cultural preferences and in the process of doing so, we are actually coming across things that we like and in the course of time adopt it.

Since we share financial interests, corporate and governments are trying to sort out ecological problems for each other.

Socially we have become more open and tolerant towards each other and they who live in the other part of the world are not aliens as we always thought. There are examples like now Indian girls work in call centers and work nights, which was a taboo even two years back. We are celebrating Valentine’s Day, scraping on Orkut, watching the Idol series, Fear factor, the Indian version Big Brother.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Please not that I am not not high nor drunk. I am not trying to impose my ideologies on others I am open for discussion. When I make a list of the pros and cons of globalization I see more pros than cons, so logically it is better. TRY AND PROVE ME WRONG! Don't just attack or use illogical fallacies. I love ATS because it helps broaden all of our perspectives!



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by Y2Zgt
I see Barack Obama as a revolutionary. People are naturally afraid of change. He has ideas that many are afraid to talk about. Globalization is the future, people who criticize Obama need to look at him in a different perspective than the media paints. He is doing what he believes is right and I support him.4


Flame me and ban me for this, this is the most ignorant post I have ever seen "revolutionary"
Ignorance is not revolutionary. the future, is a socialist muslim nation that is in worse shape than a 3rd world country. So someone doing what they believe is right deserves support no matter the effect?????
IGNORANT -- "afraid of change" --- the "Change" will be your loss too

Again -- MODS may ban me forever --- people like you that support him have ruined this country--- cap and trade --- WILL DOUBLE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL --- DARK AGES ARE COMING.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Are you trolling or just that ignorant?

The rest of the world is losing resect this man because he doesn't respect his country.

You don't bash your own family at your neighbors house with mom watching do you? NO. You keep your house in order, praise your kids, update the siding. It earns you respect in your community. What the OP was discussing is that he has or is losing the respect that the US once had because he is an ineffective leader.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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While there is plenty of evidence to suggest that our Forefathers envisioned The United States of America as being a leader in the world in terms of freedom and inalienable rights, the POTUS was never intended to be a world leader, and as Commander in Chief, the President's primary responsibility is, as it has always been, to protect the nation from enemies, both foreign and domestic.

It was certainly not the intention of our Forefathers that The United States of America spend billions upon billions of dollars in foreign aid, and the empire building that has been accomplished through a military industrial complex could never have happened without the willing agreement of multitudes of American's accepting liability for an income tax, something our Forefathers never had to experience, and certainly was not the form of taxation they rebelled against prior to 1776.

As far as I am concerned, the only strong President, in terms of foreign policy, at this point, would be a President who tells the rest of the world to piss off and handle their own problems because we have plenty of problems of our own. Regardless of what the rest of world would have to say about such a President, such a President, willing to pull our troops out of all nations, willing to stand up for the American people and demand that Congress knock off their shenanigans with tax dollars and throwing it away to nations who love to criticize us in return, a President willing to sacrifice his own political aspirations in order to uphold the oath of office he, or she took, would be a strong President, and would have tremendous support from the people.

A President willing to pull out of the United Nations, willing to make clear to the rest of the world that we do not need a standing army because The United States of America has a populace armed and ready to defend its own nation, and if the rest of the world wants the U.S. to dismantle its nuclear weapons cache, then the rest of the world can begin by dismantling theirs, and in the meantime The U.S. will mind their own business and take care of their own, and let the rest of the world do what it pleases, would be a strong President.

A President that is in full support of free market principles and encourages free trade between nations without any tax dollars spent on such a principle, and merely leads by example, which means to butt the hell out of the free market so that American's can do business with whomever they choose to do business with, would be a strong President.

A President who uses his, or her position to demand that Congress repeal the Federal Reserve Act and get back to printing and coining money themselves just as the Constitution mandated them to do, would be a strong President. A President who declined to be a world leader and instead told the rest of the world that he, or she, is not a leader but a servant of the people, and that in our country it is the people who hold the inherent political power, would be a strong President. Of course, it is highly unlikely the people would ever elect such a person, so I suppose the point is moot.




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