reply to post by MysteriousHusky
Oh, no hard feelings and no harm done. I'm glad you feel the same.
I think you're right that in some ways, his background is a benefit. Just not in the context he's in for the United Nations. Much like Clinton was
and really, a couple far more notable ones before him like FDR, you sometimes couldn't ask for more in domestic policies.
To be really fair...He's been a major positive force in the eyes of some segments in our population that have traditionally felt underrepresented
..to say the very least. What I feel about that personally, isn't relevant...since I'm not directly impacted either way and in that way? Obama has
brought light into a number of lives.... That's being fair to both sides.
By the same token, he's been absolutely horrible at foreign policy and as much an amateur as we've seen since Carter. He opened his Presidency by
showing passive subservience, for goodness sakes. The first US President to ever bow
to a foreign leader. He's now done it enough times to
enough different ones to make any of those first lame excuses his people put forward....embarrassing to have said.
I know these days, things like protocol for it's own sake isn't taken as seriously by the public as it once was and the pomp/circumstance seen in
some functions is almost comedy....but taken real seriously for subtle meanings by the other leaders who live in that same world.
Carter wasn't a random thought for a comparison as it's come up before and fits pretty well. Even Carters best intentions ended up in failure as
much as not, and on the worst things, too. Obama may be full of good intentions (or not... opinions vary on that) for his motives, but he's trying to
sing Kumbaya to a world his NSA has basically raped for years to steal every intimate thought and idea from ...and he's being laughed at. Not
openly..but sure as anything, by deed and policy, other nations are mocking the man, regularly.
Whatever past Presidents of either party have been or have done......being mocked like a goof isn't among the problems they've had. Not outside
comedy skits on late night shows, anyway.
** I do want to note... This isn't partisan for me at this point and hasn't been for quite some time now. I have absolutely NO more love for
Boehner, Cruz, Rubio or any of the other names on the right. Some, like Obama, are personally above the rest for position and ability to do damage by
mistakes and misadventure, and that makes him a valid issue beyond the herd of cats we call Congress, for example.