"Obama acknowledges decline of US dominance"

Does Obama understand what angers many people about him? Rather than talking about America's best days still being ahead of us, he talks about America being in decline.

Implicitly acknowledging the decline of American dominance, Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was no longer in a position to "meet the rest of the world economically on our terms".

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Mumbai, he said, "I do think that one of the challenges that we are going face in the US, at a time when we are still recovering from the financial crisis is, how do we respond to some of the challenges of globalisation? The fact of the matter is that for most of my lifetime and I'll turn 50 next year - the US was such an enormously dominant economic power, we were such a large market, our industry, our technology, our manufacturing was so significant that we always met the rest of the world economically on our terms. And now because of the incredible rise of India and China and Brazil and other countries, the US remains the largest economy and the largest market, but there is real competition." . . .



Blogger OldSouth said...

It is a decline for which he has labored his entire career. Little wonder he uses the opportunity to announce it in India.

Our first anti-American president.

We've had crooks, drunks, incompetents, egomaniacs, and mediocrities in the office before; but never a president who actively and consciously works against the interests of the country that elected him.

What other explanation could account for his behavior?

11/08/2010 11:01 PM  
Blogger Raven Lunatic said...

Never attribute to malice what can just as easily be explained by incompetence. It's not that Mr Obama is trying to hurt the US, he just simply doesn't understand how the world outside the lime light actually works, and is too naive to realize that he's making things worse.

11/09/2010 12:53 PM  

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