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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    I don't care how America is perceived. As long as she has the most powerful economy and by far the most powerful military - no one will dare mess with her.

    But, I would be more concerned about the fact that America is probably much weaker overall then she was when Obama took over. Far more debt and a government/military industrial complex that just won't stop growing...far beyond America's ability to support on a balanced budget. And the Fed's/Obama's refusal to let the economy reset, forces it to continue down the road of mediocrity.

    However, America was far weaker when G.W. Bush left office as well - but for somewhat (though not altogether) different reasons.


    If America does not just let the economy run itself, end this paranoia about terrorism (though it seems to be slowly dissipating) and live within her means - this slide will continue, imo.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Nah.

    You guys in USA like to turn two main rival parties into a pissing contest. But fail to see the bigger picture. From out here weakness is neither seen in your imaginary divisions nor in influence.

    Best thing Europe has against China and Russia. You cannot be weak even if you wanted to .
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    if "weaker" means less of a perceived empirical "superpower," i hope so. we have been the first world's pro bono army for more than half a a century now, and it's time to go back to being a country. it is someone else's turn to bankrupt itself on global police actions while we fix our damned bridges and improve the lives of average working citizens.

    every empire collapses. some countries endure. seems like it's better for us to be a country.
    As in the early pre WW l 1900's as in "Speak softly but carry a big stick." ?

    The world did glaze it's eyes upon America back then as being a country to be held in awe.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post


    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.
    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?














    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?


    What nation on this planet has more power and influence than the USA?

    The simple answer is: None

    Lots of people on the right complain about the USA's Budget and with the same breath demand more spending on the USA's bloated military.

    Some people on the right will never be happy. If Obama made it rain cookies, they'd complain about a milk shortage.

    The best thing to do is to just turn the volume all of the way down and ignore them.

    They'll still be complaining about the same things after Obama leaves the White House and another Democrat takes his place in 2017 because the GOP has nothing good to offer the American people.




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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post


    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?

    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?

    As a Brit, I would say that the Obama administration seems weaker and more arrogant in how it treats its allies, rather than the US nation as a whole. The failure to introduce gun control due to 2 shootings (Aurora Cinema and Sandy Hook) was a failure by him in the eyes of 99% of British people, and Obama's general opinion of the British has been awful from the go. He pressured us to remain in the EU, he referred to France as the US's greatest ally and used the gulf oil spill to blame an imaginary company by the name of "British Petroleum" when it has been known as BP for years beforehand. The Obama presidency will go down in Britain as one of failure and insult for the most part. However, obviously the British public as a whole liked the ACA, and his policies on gay marriage and abortion, but that's about it. More anger is directed at the Republicans in "Socialist Europe" though, for obvious reasons.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    What nation on this planet has more power and influence than the USA?

    The simple answer is: None

    Lots of people on the right complain about the USA's Budget and with the same breath demand more spending on the USA's bloated military.

    Some people on the right will never be happy. If Obama made it rain cookies, they'd complain about a milk shortage.

    The best thing to do is to just turn the volume all of the way down and ignore them.




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    I didnt ask who has more influence, I asked if we had less under Obama.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    As a Brit, I would say that the Obama administration seems weaker and more arrogant in how it treats its allies, rather than the US nation as a whole. The failure to introduce gun control due to 2 shootings (Aurora Cinema and Sandy Hook) was a failure by him in the eyes of 99% of British people, and Obama's general opinion of the British has been awful from the go. He pressured us to remain in the EU, he referred to France as the US's greatest ally and used the gulf oil spill to blame an imaginary company by the name of "British Petroleum" when it has been known as BP for years beforehand. The Obama presidency will go down in Britain as one of failure and insult for the most part. However, obviously the British public as a whole liked the ACA, and his policies on gay marriage and abortion, but that's about it. More anger is directed at the Republicans in "Socialist Europe" though, for obvious reasons.
    Let Americans worry about gun control (or preventing gun control).

    Worry about west sefton.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You just don't get it...You have to make the terrorists fear us...They don't now.



    Tell that to one of the guys in Pakistan or Yemen who just got splattered by a Hellfire missile.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I didnt ask who has more influence, I asked if we had less under Obama.



    Re-read the comment that I posted.

    Let any nation that thinks that the USA is weak try jumping on the USA. Case closed.

    I don't have time to waste on you.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 01-20-14 at 04:24 AM.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post


    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?

    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?

    I don't think anyone sees the US as weaker in a military sense, how could they? The US spends more money on arms than the next 9 nations combined. What it has lost, and what certainly makes it weaker diplomatically, is it's moral authority, and that didn't happen under Obama, but under Bush.
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