Step aside, Sandra Bullock! Barack is coming atcha!
In what is likely to become regarded as President Obama’s crowning glory, the world press (including our own MSM) has widely reported that a recently released Pew Research Poll shows that the “World” loves us much more with Obama as President than it ever did before.
Woo-hoo!!! Let’s all run out and buy something Chinese to show the world our appreciation! Here are some sample headlines:
ABC News: “CONFIDENCE IN OBAMA LIFTS U.S. IMAGE AROUND THE WORLD.”
San Francisco Chronicle: “Poll: U.S. image abroad surges under Obama”
Dallas Morning News: “World opinion of U.S. improves since Obama’s election”
USA Today: “Obama’s ‘rock star’ persona boosts U.S.”
No shock there! What’s not to like about the America of Barack Obama’s dreams? With the exception of the Brits and the Israelis, we could expect most of the “world” to rub their collective hands together with glee and break into a rousing rendition of “It’s A Wonderful World” at our demise. France would gladly exhume and return the bodies of all Americans who died saving French derrières if, in so doing, they could be relieved of any future perceived obligation to say or even think anything nice about us. In spite of (and maybe even because of) our billions spent on foreign and humanitarian aid to the rest of the world, we are still much despised.
But you know all that already! It doesn’t surprise you in the least that what our “rock star” president has brought us (in addition to near double-digit unemployment; unprecedented assaults on our Constitution; record-setting debt and deficits; and a clear path to socialism–illuminated by the fires of Healthcare Hell) is a warm and fuzzy feeling from the rest of the world.
What you might not know and what might just surprise you, however, is that according to that same Pew Research Poll, the Muslim world now has more confidence in Barack Obama than they do in Osama Bin Laden. Interesting.
That, of course, begs the question: confidence that our president will do what? What was it they previously had confidence in Bin Laden to do? Do they view Barry and Bin as sharing the same goals and aspirations, but put Barry a step or two ahead of Bin along his career path?
For my part, though I hate to disrupt the pageantry of the moment, I wouldn’t trade one ounce of my children’s birthright and future as Americans for all the pounds of “world praise” that either BO or BL could heap on my plate.