Those of you who have read this blog understand that there's not much redeeming about Barack Obama's tour as president. A crazed negro shooter takes a shotgun to some brave men and women in uniform at the Washington Navy Yard. As the event unfolds, what does he do -- Blame Bush and the Republicans.
If the HONEST and NOBLE people at the Washington Navy Yard had been allowed to carry firearms on base, they'd have made short work of the shooter. Alas, the ObamaNation feels that only criminals should be armed.
Barack and friends only planned one state visit this year. President Dilma Rousseff from Brazil was coming on October 23 to hang with Barack. Barack couldn't imagine that anyone wouldn't want to bask in his glow -- particularly with all that he's lavished on Brazil. Last Tuesday, President Rousseff said, "I'll pass". The mainstream media won't mention it because...well it's s a slap in Barack's face. Brazil is choosing to get closer with Russia. I wonder WHY that is?
(IBD) "It's time for the United States to treat our engagement with Brazil on economic issues as seriously as we do with nations like China and India," Obama declared when he arrived in Brazil last year. "The United States doesn't simply recognize Brazil's rise, we support it enthusiastically."
Obama sent one of America's ablest professional diplomats, Tom Shannon, to be his ambassador to Brazil, pledged at least $2 billion in trade credits toward the development of Brazil's energy — because "we want to be your best customer" — and recently wrested a $4 billion aircraft modernization deal from the French to the benefit of Boeing, a move so important he sent Vice President Joe Biden to Brasilia to seal the deal last May.
|Feet on the Resoulute Desk = bad upbringing|
From an international point of view, America is still a big market, but it's becoming much less important to have America as a friend because we are not a reliable ally. The Brazilians don't care how much money we give them to buy their friendship. They'll take the cash and go with Putin and the Russians. Thanks Barack.