Did Obama strike out?

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    According to Jake Tapper, Obama struck out on his Asian trip. I'm hoping he at least opened the door to new trade policies. What do you think? Do you think the trip was worth the cost? Will it be worth it in the long run?

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ … _trip.html

    1. Doug Hughes profile image58
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pundits frequently expect that every at-bat yields either a strike-out or a home run. Such is not the case in baseball or politics. IF Obama served notice of changing policy regarding trade in Asia, it was worth the cost.

      We have to play it out to see the result in the long run. I don't think all the changes we WANT to see are being announced in press releases. What messages were conveyed in private, direct talks can have huge consequences that we won't see this week..

      1. habee profile image94
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hope you're right, Doug, but I do think the prez has lost some of his overseas clout.

        1. tony0724 profile image58
          tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not just some Habee. All of it.

        2. JOE BARNETT profile image60
          JOE BARNETTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          habee wow that is really the quickest decision i have ever seen. it seems like you are looking for only bad. you say you believe based on what? because the last i heard is that he was great and has improved our image overseas.

          1. lady_love158 profile image57
            lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Try reading today's papers!

            1. JOE BARNETT profile image60
              JOE BARNETTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              tell me what is says. and if you are reading it , it must be some biased rag. but i'll bite, what did it say?

              1. lady_love158 profile image57
                lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/ … te-failure

                Like another member of Obama's party wouldn't have a biased view? I suppose you believe the positive comments on ebay too!

                1. JOE BARNETT profile image60
                  JOE BARNETTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  well lady love i don't go to ebay for news because it is not a news agency and neither is fakenews. how many times must a person be told that it is not a news agency, it is not a news agency, it is not a news agency, it is not a news agency! thats why their guys donated to candidates and nothing happened and olberman donated and was suspended.
                  no just you ladylove i've never seen you say one positive thing about the pres.even when he succeeds at things that you will benefit from. ledbetter law. guess you'll turn that down huh?

                  oh so then you admit this is a biased opinion? ok case closed

    2. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Obama can't do anything right! What a loser!

    3. JOE BARNETT profile image60
      JOE BARNETTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i guess you didn't see this. right next to the link you posted.

      "Thank goodness we've got a president now who is standing up, even to some of our allies and saying we're insisting on fair treatment," Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) said on ABC's "This Week."

      well now that changes things doesn't it?

    4. tapsearcher profile image59
      tapsearcherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      First of all, free trade is not trade as historically practiced and defined. Free trade today is based on moving production from place to place for the sake of cheaper labor. Thousands of U.S. factories were moved to other lands and many of our so called exports are components shipped to factories in other lands that once were here.
      President Obama follows freetraders President Bush and Clinton with free trade now have a long history of failures.
      See Free Trade fails U.S. story from Baltimore Sun and Washington Times at http://squid.me/9 and http://squid.me/R or see http://tapsearch.com/super-links

  2. Ralph Deeds profile image66
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    A comment from our neighbor to the north: America, He's Your President, For Goodness' Sake!

    At some point, the treatment of President Obama went from offensive to ugly and then to downright dangerous. The health-care debate, which looked more like extreme fighting in a mud pit than a national dialogue, revealed a very vulgar side of America. President Obamas face appeared on protest signs white-faced and blood-mouthed in a satanic clown image. In other tasteless portrayals, people who disagreed with his position distorted his face to look like Hitler complete with mustache and swastika.

    Odd, that burning the flag makes Americans crazy, but depicting the president as a clown and a maniacal fascist is accepted as part of the new rude America.

    Maligning the image of the leader of the free world is one thing, putting the president's life in peril is quite another. More than once, men with guns were videotaped at the health-care rallies where the president spoke. Again, history shows that letting men with guns get within range of a president has not served America well in the past. [more linked below.]


    http://bajanreporter.com/america-hes-yo … k-h-obama/

    1. Reality Bytes profile image80
      Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Where could that idea have eminated?

      http://www.thomasalbert.com/politics/protest/bush_hitler.jpg


      http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/33d/projects/media/BushHitlerPlakard053.jpg

      1. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Very ironic.

        But I doubt the Left remembers or cares how Bush was criticized and mocked and put under their hate speech.  They have an excuse for everything.

        1. thooghun profile image82
          thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not everyone who voted for Obama held those posters, and not everyone felt that Bush was the anti-Christ.

          Sorry, but this "they and us" mentality is perhaps the biggest obstacle the country has.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image80
            Reality Bytesposted 7 years agoin reply to this



            With this I agree.  smile

        2. Ralph Deeds profile image66
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But Bush deserved the criticism he received. (Not necessarliy the cartoons making him look like Hitler although there are some similarities.) In any event, two wrongs don't make a right.

          1. WalterDamage profile image56
            WalterDamageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, "But Bush deserved it"....wow, that makes everything okay, now doesn't it?

  3. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    I don't get what the big deal is with this trip. Bush did a trip to India as well. Obama struck an agreement with India that will directly lead to the creation of thousands of American jobs. It's not a cure for our economic woes, but it's a step in the right direction. Obama needed to get out there and be seen abroad and help spread American interests.

    1. tony0724 profile image58
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Time will tell

    2. WalterDamage profile image56
      WalterDamageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Obama has been seen abroad....the rest of the world is laughing at the inexperienced, clueless Community Organizer In Chief....

 
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