dudejcb wrote:I know the world's esteem for the US skyrocketed under Bush. It was a regular love affair back in the good old days and then ... then ... then Obama got elected, and then something happened, and ... and ... and then Obama made a mess of everything. And the sky is falling and it's all his fault.
Check it out. Only used seventy one words to say the same thing.
Oh yes, the beloved false choice.
The enemies FEARED Bush. It's not about a love fest. Never has been never will be.
Remember the Iran hostage situation. I know the libs like to pretend like it was some conspiracy, but the reality is that Iran had no fear of Carter, but Reagan scared them.
Look at Bush an the Libyan WMD program. They gave it up without a fight. Why?
The other part is that he is believable and doesn't make empty threats. Does anybody believe Obama at this point.
Walk softly and carry a big stick really is a good analogy for what we should aspire to. Obama has the walk softly part down, but nobody believes he will use the big stick to do anything but squash bugs that cannot fight back.
Look at Bush. Everybody knew he would use the big stick, but when it came to the axis of evil, he only used it against Iraq. North Korea, he pushed China to join in pressuring North Korea and Iran had the U.S. on two borders after having easily run over "tough" nations one which the Soviets had failed. Then comes the Green Revolution and does Obama do like he did in Libya and Egypt. Nope he let's the mad Mullah's squash the revolution. North Korea, China, Russia, ... are all now acting with more aggression because they have no fear of the U.S.'s big stick.
Since Obama has put down the big stick, that means walking softly will never work. So now he is trying to walk loudly with Russia just makes him look like a clown. Eventually Obama's ego will get hurt to bad and he may well react to prove his manhood and get us into a war or some other country will underestimate our country and go too far and the nation will demand that we respond and Obama will be forced to respond.
Under Bush, nothing was peachy, but we were able to far better direct events and control things. Now we are a back seat driver sniping at the world. This is bad for the world and that will end up badly for Americans and America.
Granted you said nothing in 70 words, except helping deflect from what you don't want to be true. You have to defend Obama because you have to defend your failing views as they play out in reality. If these failed socialist Utopian ideas keep getting worse, DO NOT DRINK THE KOOLAID!