Originally posted The Blacksphere
Currently, many Americans are coming to the conclusion that despite the hoopla, Barack Obama is a failed president.
However, the truth is, that as far as personal achievement stories go, and judging by Obama’s unstated goal of demoting America, he’s a smashing success.
According to author and British journalist Con Coughlin, in his article entitled: US government shutdown: Barack Obama is presiding over the end of America’s superpower status, The Daily Telegraph’s Defense Editor believes that Barack Obama is overseeing and personally responsible for the “end of America’s superpower status.”
Coughlin cites “President Barack Obama’s obduracy over his flagship healthcare policy” and the inability for Republicans and Democrats to reach a federal budget agreement as the impetus behind the shutdown.
The real reason for the shutdown? Republicans believe that sending Americans on a “train wreck” called Obamacare without removing the “glitches” endangers lives and adds to a veritable debt mountain at a vulnerable time in America’s economic history.
Obama’s immature, obstinate response to those concerns? “I shouldn’t have to offer anything” to the negotiations, he declared.
Coughlin further points out that, although Obama has assured the world that the US military will continue to function, and despite White House chefs continuing to cream Michelle Obama’s cream-less creamed spinach, the shutdown comes just weeks after the president’s slipshod handling of the Syrian crisis.
Having one debacle after another is a blow to Obama’s already shaky status, and a humiliating spectacle on the world stage.
Put into perspective and expressed in a somewhat less-than-British way, the wheels are coming off the Barack Obama ‘Hope and Change’ bus.
Not to mention Russian bear Putin stepping up in the role of “main power broker in the Syria crisis.” Mr. Coughlin maintains that Vladimir taking control of America’s unruly child “has severely damaged America’s standing as a major global player.”
Coughlin correctly stated that “There was a time not so long ago when the world looked to America for both political and economic leadership.” However, things have changed, and the author rightly points out that “thanks to Mr. Obama’s inability to provide decisive leadership on either front,” the world can no longer take America’s leadership for granted.
Yeah, but has Con Coughlin ever seen Barack Obama cut a rug with Ellen DeGeneres? Heard him croon a few bars from Al Green? Read flawlessly from a Teleprompter? Give a rousing speech? Throw a baseball? Or more importantly, has he observed how tough Barry can get when denying elderly WWII veterans confined to wheelchairs access to the WWII Memorial?
Shouldn’t his abilities in those varied venues count for something in the world community?
Anyway, according to Con Coughlin, “In short, the longer the Obama presidency continues, the more America’s status as a superpower ebbs away.” That’s certainly true.
But on the upside, “the longer the Obama presidency continues” the more excited Barack Hussein Obama becomes that his plan to expedite “America’s chickens” coming “home to roost” is a smashing success.