Sure, Obama saved the country from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, but mainstream media depictions of the president as a savior beloved by the entire, swooning world couldn’t be further from the truth. For proof, just look at today’s news that the president failed to secure the Olympics for America.
Why did Obama’s high-profile bid fail? It could be because of the notoriously secretive, unpredictable inner politics of the Olympic Committee, which has a long history of defying conventional wisdom and, well, common sense. But more likely it’s because, like Americans back home, the rest of the world hates Obama for his smarmy attitude and big-government agenda. In less than a year, Obama has single-handedly undone all the goodwill that President Bush amassed. “The Obama magic has truly fizzled,” Ann Alhouse writes. I’ll go one further and suggest he never even was magic to begin with.
So yes, Obama did save the country from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, putting a swift halt to a financial downward spiral that threatened to consume not only the country but the entire industrialized world, but today’s news proves beyond a doubt that Obama is deeply unpopular with the rest of the world. Note to red-blooded military leaders: Now that Obama is down and out, it might be a great time to stage that coup.