Smart Power: Semi-Retired President Can’t Help Chewing Gum

Mailing it in

(Times Of India) In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday.

In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president.

Allahpundit wonders if he was chewing nicotine gum. He also points out that Bush was quite a bit more popular in India than Obama. Really, though, Bush was typically more popular than Obama with leaders in nations around the world. Not necessarily his policies, but his ability to reach out to leaders, to talk to them, to include them, to treat them as equals and partners, to listen to them. To create international relationships as POTUS. Obama barely talks to the elected officials in his own Party, and has barely spent any time creating international relationships, other than a few ill-timed selfies. Obama just doesn’t seem to want to put the work in. Nothing surprising in the least.

And, yeah, quite a few India citizens were very unhappy with the gum chewing.

Apparently, King Abdullah hated Obama’s guts, too. Not too sure that’s a bad thing, but, Saudi, for good or bad, is an important regional ally.

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6 Responses to “Smart Power: Semi-Retired President Can’t Help Chewing Gum”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Gum chewing. The Horror! The Horror!

  2. Deserttrek says:

    the little mohammedan street boy shows his class

  3. Nate says:

    Of course, many Indians consider cows sacred, so maybe he was just ‘chewing the cud’.

  4. Comparing Bush and Obama brings tears to my eyes. Bush’s actions led to more deaths than HIV has caused in the last decade..

  5. Casey says:

    …And how many people have died in Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq because of Obama’s follies? If you want to pick nits or something.

    What “Research Inventor” is attempting is a primitive tu quoque; it would be funny if it weren’t so foolish. If nothing else this tells me this Obama apologist has no real counter-argument, and just can’t deal with the fact that his Fearless Leader isn’t as universally beloved as has been claimed.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Today Michelle Obama visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia without her head covered, causing quite a stir.

    That may even more egregious than gum chewing!

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