The New York Times: [...]Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”Got some news for Obama, it would be so much easier on us too if he was the president of China!
Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard has a great response to The Won's lament:
Mr. Obama is right.
If you’re president of China, people around the world who are fighting for freedom don’t really expect you to help. If you’re president of China, you don’t have to put up with annoying off-year congressional elections, and then negotiate your budget with a bunch of gun-and-religion-clinging congressmen and senators. If you’re president of China, you can fund your national public radio to your heart’s content. And if you’re president of China, when you host a conference on bullying in schools, people take you seriously.
Unfortunately for him and us, Barack Obama is president of the United States. That job brings with it certain special responsibilities. It’s a tough job—maybe tougher than being president of China. But Barack Obama ran for president of the United States. Maybe he should start behaving as one.Quite frankly, Obama is not leadership material for any nation, never was and never will be. Had the media not blown sunshine up everyone's butt back in 2008 and simply reported Obama's record (or lack thereof), he would not be fantasizing about Hu Jintao's job and we would not be fantasizing about having a different president.
2012 cannot come fast enough for me.
Via: The New York Times
Via: The Weekly Standard