Barack Obama has always felt comfortable as an internationalist, a world traveler, a man among the masses.
It should surprise none of us that the President’s visit to Mumbai places him within his personal comfort zone.
Note: the image used in this post shows a sand sculpture by Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik in Puri, India.
The concepts of globalization and international integration have always intrigued our President. He delivers best when he is situated in the international arena where he moves about seamlessly.
In some ways, the President appears more settled when he is not having to move among his real constituency, the American people, where the likelihood of confrontation is at its highest.
The Mumbai trip, despite its costs (whatever the costs may be) and the huge entourage, places Obama among the “people of the world” where he finds, strangely enough, feverish support, love and esteem.
Speeches about Job Creation
Barack and Michelle will spend four days in India where the President pledge to help create jobs…no kidding…he wants to help India create jobs.
All of us should follow the rhetoric streaming from Obama’s lips and compare the tone and content to what we heard from him in the United States during the recent elections.
Obama has always loved Mahatma Gandhi so it comes as no surprise that when he toured the Mumbai house of the Indian Patriarch he wrote in the visitor’s book ““He is a hero not just to India, but to the world” a view we believe he holds of himself. Rest assured, apart from fantasies dancing about in his head, Obama is no Gandhi.
Obama will travel to Indonesia; he lived there as a child. Watch the responses of the masses and the content of Obama’s speeches.
His final leg will take him to both Korea and Japan, the former for the scheduled G20 meetings and the latter for the APEC summit. In these forums the populist lingo will be muffled and replaced with economic language.
Come Home Soon, We’re all Waiting
With the mid-term elections not yet a week old, our President is off and running in India and Indonesian shoring up his place and popularity in the global village. Amazingly enough, his core message is jobs!
When the President returns from this, his latest ego trip, his language will zig and zag again, evolving into political babble designed to keep him from making any compromises to his statist policies such as health care reform.
Our fervent hope and prayer is that the new Congress will swing enough Democrats to the cause of repeal so that the power of the veto can be overcome and we can begin the process of cleaning up the mess Obama has created.
Retiring Obama to the Global Village
In a couple of years (728 days to be precise) we will retire Barack Obama and set him free to become the world leader he has always aspired to be. We will terminate our relationship with him as President and the global village will adopt him as their son.
Barack Obama has always been engaged in a search for esteem and love and acceptance and adoration. We are going to help him find such.