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May 21, 2014

"Can anyone name a significant American achievement in world affairs over the past five years?"

The room was completely silent. Since the group had traveled widely, I posed a second question,
"Have any of you visited countries where relations with America are better than five years ago?" Again, silence. These were people who zip all over the globe and deal with senior officials. Many had backed Barack Obama's historic presidential candidacy in 2008 and his re-election in 2012. Yet they were stumped when asked to name any recent achievement in American foreign policy.
- - Chicago Tribune

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National decline IS the liberal agenda. It's a feature, not a bug. Your "nice" liberal neighbor/friend is participating in the decline and the cowards on our side refuse to acknowledge their part in ruining this country. We chant "they just don't know." No! You don't know them.

Posted by: Scott M at May 21, 2014 12:53 PM

Can anyone name a significant American achievement in world affairs over the past five years?


Making the world miss Bush.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at May 21, 2014 2:08 PM

"Well..it's..um.. complicated!"
Um, NO! It is NOT.

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 21, 2014 3:46 PM

"The Silence of the Liberals"
Roger Simon

Posted by: pinklady at May 21, 2014 5:15 PM

Putting A half breed faggot of dubious provenance on the throne. Twice.

No other nation, even Elbonia or Bumfukistan is that stupid.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 21, 2014 6:54 PM

There is one...
The world got to watch America turn from the light and Might of the world and a pillar of Freedom, into a tawdry San Francisco performance artist using bodily fluids and oatmeal to make an obscure allegory about the dissonant nature of consciousness.

Posted by: Lazlo at May 21, 2014 7:31 PM

Highest debt in world history.

How many zero's are in a thousand trillions?

How many zero's does it take to circle all the way around and meet back up with the first number?

When the zero's meet back up with the first number can they start all over again by making a 2nd row?

What happens when the US debt is more than the value of the entire earth?

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 21, 2014 7:47 PM

Aside from Bin Laden, its a pretty short list and I'm not ready to concede that Obama giving the head nod to the military's carefully crafted plan should be considered an Obama achievement.

Posted by: Syd B. at May 22, 2014 6:15 AM

Aside from Bin Laden, its a pretty short list and I'm not ready to concede that Obama giving the head nod to the military's carefully crafted plan should be considered an Obama achievement.

Posted by: Syd B. at May 22, 2014 6:15 AM

As a matter of fact, I'd extend the challenge this question poses to the past twenty years.

Posted by: Syd B. at May 22, 2014 6:51 AM

Obama "pivots" to Asia and Thailand has a military coup.

You can't say he isn't consistent.

Posted by: B Moe at May 22, 2014 7:30 AM

Well, after four or five years, Russia taking Crimea, Syria using chem weapons, Iran's nuke program advancing, NK launching missiles and shelling SK, China's aggressive moves, the usual terrorist activities, and several stable Middle Eastern governments being toppled and leaving power vacuums, fed agencies being used as political arms, spying on innocent citizens, etc., we've finally figured out that the biggest challenges facing us today are global warming, inequality of women's pay and people who can't raise families on the minimum wage.

So we've got that going for us, which is nice, because the first step is admitting that you have a problem.

Posted by: Syd B. at May 22, 2014 8:37 AM

The thing that got me is that the author of the article is a U of Chicago professor. Hussein was a U of Chicago professor. He is losing his tribe. Very interesting.

Posted by: Fat Man at May 22, 2014 9:10 AM

Fat Man: yes, but too little too late.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 22, 2014 12:20 PM

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