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    The Grand Obama $2 Billion "Vacation" Summit-Epic Fail

    Leaving aside his bizarre absolutions of radical Islam in the face of Hindus
    who have just removed bloodstainsfromthe carpet at the Taj Mahal palace and
    have lost 80 million to Islamists over history, let's focus on the stated
    purpose of President Obama's $2 billion dollar "vacation:" to seal deals to
    grow America's economy and create jobs at home.

    That mission was, in the opinion of conservatives and liberals, at home and
    around the world -- an epic fail.

    The Hindu:
    "Not so beautiful from this angle." "President Obama's visit did nothing
    for peaceful relations between India and Pakistan."
    Washington Times:
    "Chinese officials were more blunt in rejecting U.S. calls for faster
    reform, suggesting that the burgeoning U.S. trade deficit with China this
    year is primarily the result of excessive spending on imports by U.S.
    consumers and businesses, "If you're sick yourself, don't ask others to take
    medicine," Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Yu Jianhua said."
    Germany's Angela Merkel offered no sympathy:
    "Mrs. Merkel, reflecting a more traditional German view born of her
    country's history of hyperinflation before World War II, was equally
    adamant. "I am not one, and Germany is not one, who says growth and fiscal
    consolidation are contradictory," she said during a lunchtime address in
    Seoul. "They can go together, and it is essential to return to a sustainable
    growth path."

    She also suggested that it was the job of deficit countries - like the
    United States and Britain, though she diplomatically avoided citing them -
    to increase their competitiveness rather than put limits on countries that
    had figured out how to get the world to buy their goods. "In the task ahead,
    the benchmark has to be the countries that have been most competitive, not
    to reduce to the lowest common denominator," she said. "
    The Australian.com:
    Mr Obama found himself in the odd position of having to defend the US's
    independent central bank.He was also unable to quell concerns that the US
    government is deliberately trying to weaken the dollar to boost exports.
    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said yesterday he would press
    Mr Obama to explain the Fed's move.South Korean President Lee Myung-bak
    demurred when asked about it.

    "I think that kind of question should be asked to me when President Obama
    is not standing right next to me," Mr Lee answered."
    Heritage Foundation:
    "Obama hits the "trifecta of failure" in Seoul."
    Fox News Nation Op-ed: Obama's "Asian Trip A Complete Failure"
    "The most conceited White House in memory thinks it is making history in
    Asia. Instead, President Obama is completing his longest foreign trip with
    no real accomplishments to show for himself-and a reinforced image as a weak
    leader in over his head."
    Los Angeles Times:
    "President Obama appeared to fall short. Leaders of the world's biggest
    economies showed that they were in no mood to compromise"
    Fiscal Times:
    "President Obama seemed willing to buck big labor's influence; his failure
    to get the job done is beyond disappointing."
    The Economist:
    "So good is the India-America relationship these days that Barack Obama
    has been warmly welcomed even when he comes with precious little to say.

    The opening part of his four-country Asia trip, in India, may turn out to
    be a great success (at least compared with the Indonesian part of it, which
    risks being blown off course by a troublesome volcano). But the first two
    days delivered little for anyone to get excited about."

    Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Obama's Rough Week"

    Once upon a time, a President could take refuge from political setbacks at
    home by dialing up the White House travel office and heading overseas.

    But President Barack Obama hasn't gotten much of aboost so far from his
    post-election Asian odyssey, unless you count the polite applause with which
    enemies of a proposed free trade deal with South Korea greeted Mr. Obama's
    failure to clinch the agreement ahead ofthe Group of 20meeting in Seoul.

    The collapse of the South Korea trade talks and the frosty reception Mr.
    Obama's ideas for narrowing global trade imbalanced received from the
    leaders of China and Germany - earned Mr. Obama well short of boffo notices
    Friday in the mainstream media back home. "Traveling in Asia, Obama's Glow
    Dims," declared the New York Times.

    "Obama, weakened after midterms, reveals limited leverage in failed S.
    Korea deal," was the judgment of the Washington Post.

    "U.S. Wields Less Clout at Summit," was the call by the Wall Street
    Journal's Jonathan Weisman and Damian Paletta.

    The Weekly Standard's Andrew B. Wilson raised a skeptical eyebrow at
    President Obama's rhetorical embrace offree trade and deregulation during
    his trip to India.

    The Group of 20 industrialized nations punted until next year the task of
    defining what should be done to bolster the sluggish recovery and adjust
    "imbalances" in trade and currency values.

    Meanwhile, back in Washington, the trial balloon deficit cutting plan
    launched by the co-chairs of Mr. Obama's deficit cutting commission absorbed
    more buckshot from left and right, and the Democratic co-chairman, Erskine
    Bowles, took a poke at "people in the White House," saying he'd spent more
    time listening to Republican ideas for balancing the federal budget than any
    of them.

    Politico kicked Mr. Obama's summitry down below headlines about
    Republicans looking for Democrats to help dismantle the President's health
    plan, and began speculating about 2012: "Map Narrows for Obama reelection."
    Good heavens, Obama couldn't even go to the restroom in Korea without a
    controversy! Korea Herald: "Animal activists slam goldfish security."
    StevieO, Nov 13, 2010
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