I think we’ve all been struggling to explain Big Guy’s foreign policy. Fortunately, the New York Times has finally done it for us: At Global Economic Gathering, U.S. Primacy Is Seen as Ebbing.
As world leaders converge here for their semiannual trek to the capital of what is still the world’s most powerful economy, concern is rising in many quarters that the United States is retreating from global economic leadership just when it is needed most.
“I’ve been searching for a word to describe it, and the one I use is ‘withdrawal,’ best I can come up with,” said Edwin M. Truman, a former Obama Treasury official now with the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “We’re withdrawing from the central place we held on the international stage.”
Of course the NYT thinks this is accidental - which is silly; everything is proceeding according to plan: BHO thinks America shouldn’t be any bigger, any stronger, any wealthier (especially wealthier) than any other nation. Once you understand his objective, everything else becomes perfectly understandable: the apology tour, the open borders, the mounting generational debt, the decimation of the military, the feigned deference to foreign leaders, etc., etc..
In other words, BHO is consciously uncoupling us from being THE preeminent World Power by doing everything within (and outside, to the extent he can get away with it) his power to topple our unearned position on the top of the totem pole. He wants to level the playing field; make all countries equal. The first part – toppling America’s power - seems to be working; at the Spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington D.C. many have already concluded that the United States is:
on the verge of ceding the global economic stage it built at the end of World War II and has largely directed ever since. “It’s almost handing over legitimacy to the rising powers,” Arvind Subramanian, the chief economic adviser to the government of India, said of the United States in an interview on Friday.
That doesn’t seem a good idea to me as “rising powers” aren’t usually, uh, ready to handle that sort of responsibility. Butt if Big Guy thinks it’s a good idea…
China builds island with a military airstrip in the middle of the disputed South China Sea
Experts say that is giving rise to a more chaotic global shift, especially toward China, which even Obama administration officials worry is extending its economic influence in Asia and elsewhere without following the higher standards for environmental protection, worker rights and business transparency that have become the norms among Western institutions.
What!? China doesn’t follow the Western rules of law? Big Guy sounded a bit disappointed to learn that China wouldn’t follow his lead toward global equality:
President Obama said last week that he had concerns of China using “its sheer size and muscle to force countries into subordinate positions.”
Who’d a thunk that? I can only imagine what they’ll do after they take over the World Bank, economic leadership and their military is three times the size of ours. Oh well, I guess we just follow our President’s lead and HOPE they do the right thing once they become Emperor of the Universe. Otherwise Barry might live to regret giving up all our economic power, military might and international prestige to those inferior, unworthy, ungrateful little gnats.
TODAY’S EXTRA-CREDIT QUESTION: How is it that a narcissistic megalomaniac manages to bow, repeatedly, in deference to so many world leaders?
HINT: the further he bows down, the more superior he feels.
While America threatens to become butt a shadow of its former self
I leave you with the words of a wise old bulldog:
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network