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AP: World disappointed in Fauxbama Presidency

by on May 12, 2012

The European entitlement crowd is disappointed because Fauxbama didn’t do more to help them? I wonder why.

Remember President John Kennedy- “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for it.” The idea of creating value has been lost on two generations of world population because of politicians selling votes for entitlements and creating a socialist welfare state. I don’t care for Fauxbama, but anyone who says he didn’t do enough for them needs to be slapped across the face. People need to do for themselves and make the excess available for sale or sharing.

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

Obama’s rock-star-like reception at Berlin’s Victory Column in the summer of 2008 was a high point of a wildly successful European campaign tour. The thawing of a harsh anti-Americanism that had thrived in Europe was as much a reaction to the Bush years as it was an embrace of the presidential hopeful.

Those high European expectations have turned into disappointment, largely because of the continued U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo Bay in the face of vehement congressional opposition.

Foreign policy expert Josef Braml, who analyzes the U.S. for the German Council on Foreign Relations, said many Germans give Obama too much of the blame because they don’t understand the limits of his powers.

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