7 Stories Obama Does Not Want Told - Story 5
by TexasGOPVote on December 4, 2009 at 6:34 PM
John F. Harris outlines seven storylines that the Obama White House doesn't want you to know in his Politico article "7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told," and TexasGOPVote is adding seven new tags to help our readers follow them! They include:
- monopoly money
- Chicago-style politics
- pushover patsy
- selling out America
- President Pelosi
TexasGOPVote will dedicate a blog post to each of these seven stories in the coming weeks!
Story #5: He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe
In the past, politicians of both parties have agreed that the United States- due to its power and/or the hand of Providence- should be a singular force in the world. Obama seems to be the exception. People are starting to question whether Obama is comfortable with a relative decline in U.S. influence or position in the world.
His peculiar bow to the emperor of Japan was symbolic. But his lots-of-velvet, not-much-iron approach to China had substantive implications.
On the left, the budding storyline is that Obama has retreated from human rights in the name of cynical realism. On the right, it is that he is more interested in being President of the World than President of the United States, a critique that will be heard more in December as he stops in Oslo to pick up his Nobel Prize and then in Copenhagen for an international summit on curbing greenhouse gases.