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As the chickens come home to roost for 0bola and his regime an ever-increasing in size target appears on his yellow spine.

China is no refuge from Obama’s woes
Edward LuceEdward Luce
Beijing sees the US president as a weak leader in the autumn of his presidency
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Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global stage. Barack Obama is no exception. Following last week’s drubbing in the US midterm elections, he lands in China on Monday for a summit with Xi Jinping. He is unlikely to find Beijing more pliable than Washington DC. As time goes on, it becomes ever harder to separate his domestic weakness from his global standing. Even the tone is spreading. “US society has grown tired of [Obama’s] banality,” China’s semi-official Global Times said last week.
Mr Xi is too polite to put it like that. Yet there is no mistaking which of the two is on the way up. In his first year in office, Mr Obama offered Beijing a “G2” partnership to tackle the world’s big problems. China spurned him. Mr Obama then unveiled his “pivot to Asia”. China saw it as US containment and reacted accordingly. Its defence spending today is almost double in real terms what it was when Mr Obama first visited China in 2009. Over the same period, the US military budget has barely kept pace with inflation.
Will a weakened Mr Obama have better luck with China? The answer is not necessarily “no”.
Edited by ExExpat

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To be fair to Obama, his predecessor kind of undermined America's influence e.g. he choice to undertake his Iraq and Afghanistan adventures showed the world the limits of US military might. I know, we are not supposed to talk about Bush the younger legacy, resident right wingers don't like it, and gets in the way of their narrative that Obama is the worstest president ever.


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But in an earlier post we were told the world was overjoyed because we elected a black President and that every country would love to have him as a leader

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Only if you cringe at the notion of discussing scatology.

To be fair to Obama, his predecessor kind of undermined America's influence e.g. he choice to undertake his Iraq and Afghanistan adventures showed the world the limits of US military might. I know, we are not supposed to talk about Bush the younger legacy, resident right wingers don't like it, and gets in the way of their narrative that Obama is the worstest president ever.


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He should spend his time golfing.

Maybe an occasional visit to Ferguson to rally the base :devil:

Holder has that covered as we speak.


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So, he bows, kowtows and apologizes, but take the gum out of his mouth? Not a chance.

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He travels the world seeing who he can offend the most.....


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

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~~Title edited to match article~~

Title edited? The topic is:

Beijing sees the US president as a weak leader in the autumn of his presidency

That's the quote from the article. Did you read that part?

So, if it appeared like this then what?

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Beijing sees the US president as a weak leader in the autumn of his presidency
Edward LuceEdward Luce
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Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global stage. Barack Obama is no exception. Following last week’s drubbing in the US midterm elections, he lands in China on Monday for a summit with Xi Jinping. He is unlikely to find Beijing more pliable than Washington DC. As time goes on, it becomes ever harder to separate his domestic weakness from his global standing. Even the tone is spreading. “US society has grown tired of [Obama’s] banality,” China’s semi-official Global Times said last week.
Mr Xi is too polite to put it like that. Yet there is no mistaking which of the two is on the way up. In his first year in office, Mr Obama offered Beijing a “G2” partnership to tackle the world’s big problems. China spurned him. Mr Obama then unveiled his “pivot to Asia”. China saw it as US containment and reacted accordingly. Its defence spending today is almost double in real terms what it was when Mr Obama first visited China in 2009. Over the same period, the US military budget has barely kept pace with inflation.
Will a weakened Mr Obama have better luck with China? The answer is not necessarily “no”.
Edited by ExExpat

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