Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

posted at 11:21 am on February 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

For most of his term a slim majority said yes when asked whether they thought foreign leaders respected him — impressive resilience, really, for a guy who was pilloried for blowing hot and cold first on Mubarak’s ouster and then on Morsi’s. Sunni leaders certainly didn’t respect O for that, but then who cares what the oilbags in Saudi Arabia think? Last year, though, the bottom dropped out: Now he’s at 41/53 on the “respect” question. It’s not Republicans who’ve soured on him, either, as they never thought much of O’s international leadership in the first place. It’s independents and even Democrats who’ve lost that Hopenchangey feeling:

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My first thought when I saw that was Syria. He was so roundly humiliated by his “red line” last fall, first announcing an attack, then backing off to punt the issue to Congress, then allowing Vladimir Putin of all people to bail him out with a phony disarmament compromise, that even center-lefties can’t escape the conclusion that The One doesn’t know what he’s doing. But then I wondered — how closely did the public follow the whole Syria saga? I know O ended up giving a short primetime speech on it, but I’m skeptical that any foreign policy decision that doesn’t result in war penetrates the public’s consciousness too deeply. I think his falling numbers might be an accumulation of things: Syria, certainly, but also Snowden’s revelations about the NSA data-mining abroad and spying on foreign leaders like Angela Merkel. And there’s surely some irritation over his nuke deal with Iran baked in the cake, especially among strong supporters of Israel. Even Canada’s annoyed with him for his endless dithering on the Keystone pipeline. David Cameron seems to like him okay, I guess. Who else?

Here’s the graph that blew my mind. Americans’ satisfaction with the country’s place in the world goes south under Bush as the Iraq war drags on — but it never recovers. Compare the numbers in 2007, at the height of sectarian violence in Iraq, to the numbers today.

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Identical. Nothing Obama’s done, including total withdrawal from Iraq, has moved the needle much; last year’s modest improvement was, I suspect, more a boost he got after his election than a reaction to anything that happened abroad. I’m tempted to say that some of this is a response to the lack of U.S. leverage over the Arab Spring, but that doesn’t work. The numbers are almost the same from 2010, before the revolution in Egypt, to 2012. Maybe there’s simply nothing the White House can do to improve this metric short of winning a war or riding a major economic recovery. The latter would at least restore some sense among the public that “America’s back” rather than an empire in decline.

Exit question: Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela? Maybe he figures he should cut his losses and not challenge Putin to another game of chess. Checkers, i.e. approving Keystone, seems hard enough for him. But then, there’s nothing happening domestically for the rest of the year, and maybe for the rest of his term if Republicans can’t put something together on immigration. That’s why lame-duck presidents tend to focus on foreign policy in their last years in office. If/when the Iran nuke detente falls apart, he won’t have much of a legacy abroad either. Maybe a firm line on Ukraine against Putin will be his way of recovering some respect.


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I KNOW Bammy has no respect from foreign leaders. What’s to respect?

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

OOF!

workingclass artist on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

As president, Obama has become such an embarrassment that even the Kenyans are saying he was born in the USA,

petefrt on February 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Winner from the headline thread.

I second that one.

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

The entire Earth has become racist.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

As president, Obama has become such an embarrassment that even the Kenyans are saying he was born in the USA,

petefrt on February 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Winner from the headline thread.

Flange on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I wonder why???…

PatriotRider on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Because RAAAAACIST!!!!?

It never can be because he’s a colossal Fluke Up, right?

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

foreign leaders are all racists.

truthalwayswins on February 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Barack H. Bush

Good Lt on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

And “rice shrapnel” Kerry isn’t helping much. Putin probably can’t stop laughing at Øbama…

DimsdalePiranha on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

thats what happens when you lead from behind, you become irrelevant.

phatfawzi on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Worse than that, the US has become a bad joke.

rplat on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I was anti-Obama before it was cool.

307wolverine on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I guess they’re all stupid and just not smart enough to see his greatness

jaywemm on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Leave King Barky the Incompetent ALONE!!!111!!!elibinty

Obama is just as competent in foreign policy as he is in the domestic economy and national debt.

Besides Obama gives himself a Solid B+ in foreign policy, just ask him.

jukin3 on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Headline I am really hoping for:

Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

NoFanofLibs on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

******** UpTwinkles *************!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The entire Earth has become racist.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

“Become”? Methinks you used the wrong verb tense.

nobar on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I guess they’re all stupid and just not smart enough to see his greatness

jaywemm on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Yeah, well that seems to be the case for most of us.

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

It is sad to see so many racist in this country. After all, Obama has a Nobel Prize. Just look at what he has done with our relations with our neighbors Canada (Keystone XL) and Mexico (Fast and furious). Obama has achieved things in foreign policy that haven’t been achieved in generations (Benghazi). Who could doubt the world is safer after Syria and Iran. The man even gave a speech at the Brandenburg gate while still just a candidate. What more do these racist want?

yetanotherjohn on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Foreign leaders don’t respect Obama….well, duh. Of course they don’t. Why should they? He’s an inept moron.

katieanne on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

After all, Obama has a Nobel Prize.

Meh, a Cracker Jack prize has more lasting value.

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama
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Hopey/Changey is responsible for his PR Demise!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Respect and Obama does not compute

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Is there a single issue of foreign affairs where Obama has done something right, or an alliance stronger than it was under Bush?

MTF on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I think his falling numbers might be an accumulation of things: Syria, certainly, but also Snowden’s revelations about the NSA data-mining abroad and spying on foreign leaders like Angela Merkel. And there’s surely some irritation over his nuke deal with Iran baked in the cake, especially among strong supporters of Israel.

I think Snowden is the only problem for Obama that has gained traction with the LIVs. That issue hits them at home and affects their freedom to selfie 24/7/365.

Even Canada’s annoyed with him for his endless dithering on the Keystone pipeline. David Cameron seems to like him okay, I guess. Who else?

Perhaps France’s PM Hollande? They did throw a fabulous soirée for him, so I hear.

conservative pilgrim on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The Rodney Dangerfield of world leaders.

antipc on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Btw–why was Obama’s recent meeting with the Dali Lama closed to the press?

conservative pilgrim on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela?

Bold as in doing what exactly? More sharply worded letters? A drone or two over Venezuela?

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Even Canada’s annoyed with him for his endless dithering on the Keystone pipeline. David Cameron seems to like him okay, I guess. Who else?

Maduro seems to like him, at least on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BobMbx on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela?

Obama’s a street thug and gang leader. Street cred is everything. He’s going to do something just to show how tough he is.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Maybe he figures he should cut his losses and not challenge Putin to another game of chess. Checkers, i.e. approving Keystone, seems hard enough for him.

Tic-tac-toe is too difficult for Barky’s 3 watt brain to handle. The affirmative action moron isn’t qualified to be in charge of anything more complicated than a mop. If Barky had been subject to the standards of a normal sentient person, he’d still be trying to pass otu of junior high school. No joke.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

Gee, what took the majority of Americans so long to wake up? Wasn’t it obvious after Obama’s apology tour in 2009?

Exit question: Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela? Maybe he figures he should cut his losses and not challenge Putin to another game of chess. Checkers, i.e. approving Keystone, seems hard enough for him.

If we had a real leader a la Reagan in the White House, the recent events in Ukraine would be a great opportunity for boldness. But with Obama on record as begging Putin for “flexibility”, Obama will end up like a wet noodle around Putin’s little finger, and the protesters in Ukraine may share the fate of the protesters in Iran from 2009. It will probably be up to the EU to save Ukraine, after they were verbally F’ed by American diplomats.

Steve Z on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Obama’s a street thug and gang leader. Street cred is everything. He’s going to do something just to show how tough he is.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

This, because its the one consistency in his record: He will do “something” and whatever his contribution is will make the problem WORSE.

He HAS to do “something” because its making headlines in the news, and Preezy Selfie HAS to insert himself into everything from Justin Bieber to Z if it’s getting bigger headlines than he is.

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Where are you, fascist thuggish trolls?

Why is the number not at 80%?

Most people are still stupid.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

When the leader of a super power willfully gives away concessions unilaterally, why would you respect him?

blammm on February 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

How can anyone in the world respect this?

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

I bet you anything the troll traffic will be low today.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

obama bows to the world’s potentates.

World disrespects weakness, every time.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Hmmm,….Hopey is on a Pattern Roll:

Obama Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address …

Obama snubs China, meets Dalai Lama – The Times of India

Obama snubs the Sochi Games, giving Putin a star spangled middle …

Obama administration snubs Vatican with embassy downgrade …

US-Africa Summit: Obama Snubs Zimbabwe’s Mugabe – VoA

Obama Snubs Art History Majors In Speech – BuzzFeed

The real reason Obama snubbed Netanyahu | Fox News

Obama Snubs GOP, Ditches Social Security Cuts – Olive branch to …

Obama Snubs Canadian Prime Minister – YouTube

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Why is the number not at 80%?

Most people are still stupid.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Yes. And obviously extremely slow on the uptake. I suppose if Putin were to urinate directly on Obama’s bowed head, it would take another few years before even more people concluded that Obama doesn’t have world leaders’ respect.

MMK on February 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela?

Why would he do anything about Venezuela? They’re going in the Obama-approved direction.

Bitter Clinger on February 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Oddly enough upon reading this development my respect for foreign leaders is up. Imagine that.

DanMan on February 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

What was everyone’s first clue? Chicago is out? Chicago is out?!

de rigueur on February 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Maybe he figures he should cut his losses and not challenge Putin to another game of chess. Checkers, i.e. approving Keystone, seems hard enough for him.

But, Barky was able to solve the dreaded Gordian Gate problem that had plagued White House occupants since the beginning …

Don’t try to tell me that this guy isn’t smart! His IQ is at least 20 points over 50 … which just happens to be the mean for his demographic. Big shocker, there …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

its been longer than, just now.

TX-96 on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Old, old news, “majority of Americans.”

Maddie on February 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The percentage of Democrats who think that leaders of other countries respect King Barack is still an astounding 69%. Gallup puts Benghazi Hillary’s favorability percentage at 59%. I wonder if Gallup will do a poll so we can see what percentage of these delusional Dems agree with John Kerry that climate change is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

NixTyranny on February 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

He was once called he smartest man in the room. Must have been talking about a one-holer outhouse!!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Exit question: Will numbers like this make O more or less inclined to be bold vis-a-vis Ukraine and Venezuela? Maybe he figures he should cut his losses and not challenge Putin to another game of chess. Checkers, i.e. approving Keystone, seems hard enough for him.
==============================================

Hopey will do what Changey has always done,
prove to himself that he is King of Faaaaaar
Leeeeeeeeeeeeft Politics!!

Never reaching the middle,..or working together with
anyone, has sowed those seeds!!!!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Is there a single issue of foreign affairs where Obama has done something right, or an alliance stronger than it was under Bush?

MTF on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

No, not that I can think of. Unfortunately, I remain convinced that foreign policy won’t have much, if any, bearing on elections for the foreseeable future. Unless and until there are significant American body counts, most voters just can’t be bothered with places like Iran, Syria or the Ukraine. Food stamps, enviro-fads, “wars” on women and income inequality rule the day.

SacredFire on February 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

He was once called he smartest man in the room. Must have been talking about a one-holer outhouse!!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Barky is still outsmarted by a wet turd.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

David Cameron seems to like him okay, I guess. Who else?

That Danish harlot.

Mark1971 on February 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

Sooooo, in other words, majority of Americans are really slow…..

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Um, he personally blew getting the Olympics for his hometown. And that was what, six months in? He got sized up and discounted pretty quickly.

rbj on February 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

He was once called the smartest man in the room. Must have been talking about a one-holer outhouse!!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I believe in libtard-speak that should be “more smarter”….

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

thats what happens when you lead from behind, you become irrelevant.

phatfawzi on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I think that’s it in a nutshell. Obama never wants to take the lead on anything, here or abroad. So he’s increasingly viewed as irrelevant and detached. Maybe that’s spared him some erosion of his poll numbers on domestic matters(i.e. the Limbaugh Theorem), but it’s also gonna make him look like a complete pushover when it comes to foreign affairs.

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The First Time?

Is Michelle still proud of her country?

TimBuk3 on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Doesn’t matter. Obama can do the world leaders’ jobs better than the world leaders.

de rigueur on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

And who could forget that “magical” experience in Libya, which eventually resulted in a failed state and the death of four Americans, including our ambassador there? We keep getting trashed around the world and do nothing about it. And anybody wonders why the American people don’t trust him on foreign policy? Give me a break. He’s the weakest president since Carter. Only now are people willing to admit that.

Libertyship46 on February 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Las Vegas odds of Obama getting tough on Putin in the Ukraine are ….well, Vegas refused to place a line on the event.

Techster64 on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

restore some sense among the public that “America’s back”

With “O” in the WH, the only thing on America’s back is a wide Yellow Streak.

socalcon on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Las Vegas odds of Obama getting tough on Putin in the Ukraine are ….well, Vegas refused to place a line on the event.

Techster64 on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Well, we didn’t put up a line on the Green Bay Packers winning the World Series either so………………….

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

What the hell is amatter with you peeple?

Obama is a grate presudint!! My teecher told me so!

BacaDog on February 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Is there a single issue of foreign affairs where Obama has done something right, or an alliance stronger than it was under Bush?

MTF on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Well, he personally killed Bin Laden…..

(crickets)…..

(more crickets)…..

Oh, did I mention that he personally killed Bin Laden?

Maddie on February 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

And it only took 5 years…

jaydee_007 on February 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I am old enough to remember the floundering foreign policy of Jimmy Carter. This is worse.

myiq2xu on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Obama? Our enemies laugh, point and slap their knees.

petefrt on February 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Headline I am really hoping for:

Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

NoFanofLibs on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Here’s mine;

For the first time, Americans surround the White House with torches and pitchforks.

Cleombrotus on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I am old enough to remember the floundering foreign policy of Jimmy Carter. This is worse.

myiq2xu on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

True. However misguided and stupid under Mika’s idiot father, Carter’s foreign policy blunders were well-intentioned attempts at doing right by this nation. The lazy shiftless rat-eared coward in the White House is a European Socialist who is deliberately doing harm to this nation.

I’m surprised one of the regular HA trolls are not out there defending the shucking and jiving this bastard has been doing as his minions are weakening this nation.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I am old enough to remember the floundering foreign policy of Jimmy Carter. This is worse.

myiq2xu on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Malaise rings a bell, yes?

D-fusit on February 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

But 59% love Killery. How stupid Americans are these days.

neyney on February 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Malaise rings a bell, yes?

D-fusit on February 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Let’s not forget the attack of the bunnies.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Barack, it’s your birthday, and it’s time you knew. You’re not our natural-born child.

I’m not? You mean I’m gonna STAY this color?

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM

No human respects this subhuman mongrel.

Murphy9 on February 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Maybe a firm line on Ukraine against Putin will be his way of recovering some respect.

Yeah, that’ll be a good idea. Throw the gauntlet down over an issue that’s right in Putin’s back yard.

As much as I’d like to see us stick a thumb in Vlad’s eye over Eastern Europe (Georgia, Ukraine, etc.), threatening to start WWIII is a non-starter.

There is no firm line that we can possibly draw that Putin won’t have the balls to challenge. He knows how inherently weak Obama is, and how much weaker the West’s hand is wrt the Ukraine overall. There is no ace-in-the-hole for that situation. Period. We’re gonna have to sit in the bleachers and hope to G-d that Putin ends up being a paper tiger if the revolution really has some teeth.

nukemhill on February 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Rick Perry
1m
Texas Gov. Rick Perry after meeting with Obama at White House: ‘I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president’ – @Chris_Moody

https://twitter.com/Chris_Moody

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 1:29 PM

My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor middle class black white child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ eatin’ dog down in MississippiIndonesia…

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Let’s not forget the attack of the bunnies.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

This time it will be hamster. Gerbil or something.

de rigueur on February 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Crossposted to Erica and AP both:

You don’t seem to be proud of our first black President. I can’t help but think you’re racist.

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 1:43 PM

You don’t seem to be proud of our first black President. I can’t help but think you’re racist.

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 1:43 PM

So only skin color matters, not things like competence or “content of character”?
Who’s the racist?

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Where the hell has Gallup been for the past 6 years? I travel to many other countries and every single one thinks BO is a fool and has no respect or trust in him and/or his administration.

Wade on February 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Well whoda thunk that some jive talking huckster community organizer had any chance of succeeding on the world’s stage?

He’s Al Sharpton – just a little better looking.

Key West Reader on February 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Funny, but I thought this wouldn’t ever happen to a U.S. president again if we could just get rid of Bush.

RI_Red on February 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

You don’t seem to be proud of our first black President. I can’t help but think you’re racist.

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 1:43 PM

So only skin color matters, not things like competence or “content of character”?
Who’s the racist?

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I forgot the /

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I forgot the /

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Ok – gotcha.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Ummm…scroll down and see how Obama just received ANOTHER ’4 Pinnochios’ for lying about Medicare…every time the guy pens his mouth he lies. He refuses to share details about his deal with Iran, is spying on his own people and world leaders, is taking a page out of Hitler’s playbook by trying to put ‘government enforcers’ into the media newsrooms….who in their right mind would trust this Muslim Extremist Symathizer / wannabe-dictator?!

easyt65 on February 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Gallup: For the first time, majority of Americans think foreign leaders don’t respect Obama

Oh really? What was their first clue?

The great “reset button” thing?

Declaring Iraq the “bad war” and Afghanistan the “good war”- and then proceeding to cause our casualty rate to explode, effectively tell the enemy “we’re leaving, it’s all yours”, and then planning to do a “last helicopter out of Saigon” on both?

Honduras?

Venezuela?

Mexico?

Somalia (again)

Sending Churchill’s bust back and including a set of The One’s self-indulgent babbling rants greatest speeches on a CD that won’t play on the equipment?

Libya?

Egypt?

Syria?

Iran (over and over again)?

Canada?

China and the Far East?

Or screwing over Israel again?

(Oh, that’s right, I forgot -all Democrats do that when they’re in the White House. Sorry.)

They gave him a Nobel Prize as a gold star for attendance, like he was a six-year-old in first grade. Which tells me they had him pegged from the start.

They have never respected the petulant man-child in the Oval Office, and I suspect our allies may be getting a bit weary of trying to talk to him while he’s busy listening to the voices in his head.

Our enemies hope he keeps on doing just that. It makes their job (destroying us and everyone else they don’t like) a lot easier.

Respect is something that must be earned. And whether The One realizes it or not, as Mr. Wolf said in Pulp Fiction,

There’s a difference between being a character, and having character.

Unlike the young lady he was talking to at the time, I don’t think The One is ever likely to figure that one out.

clear ether

eon

eon on February 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

What’s there to respect? Nit from foreign leaders but ANYBODY?

MaiDee on February 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I’ve said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I’d still be a citizen of the Soviet Union.

— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 22, 2014

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Corrupt pols are respected by no one but their acolytes.

GarandFan on February 24, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I can’t figure out why he had any credibility in the first place. Wonder if all those drone attacks had something to do with his decline. Or Benghazi.

scalleywag on February 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM

For the first time, majority of Americans are not idiots? Hard to believe.

tenore on February 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Well, (freaking) duh.

NoPain on February 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM

About the headline, not the post above mine.

NoPain on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM