Comments on: The superpower vacuum http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pablito http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/#comment-1963 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:15:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1282#comment-1963 God…this whole article is just too much. A “Dutch rudder” if ever there was one! They would have been better off inviting a Chinese rep than Geithner. In fact who exactly invited him? Who is “they”? and if “they” invited him why was he brushed aside? Also the correct term is “hyper power” (since the fall of the USSR) we still have super powers without a doubt.

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By: FoxxDrake http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/#comment-1960 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:22:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1282#comment-1960 @garilou

“I guess I should call the CEO of one of those big corporations who are the real rulers in the US.”

OUCH! True…so very true but Ouch. Poor Obama, poor us – he promised so much hope and then went right back to propping up the rotten edifice he wad elected to: repair were possible, replace as necessary or tear down where corrupt.

Instead he ran scared; kissed butt; showed no spine and well…none of those voters who came out for him before will come out for him again or possibly anyone. I won’t.

In a way he was worse than Bush because…well we knew Bush was bad but Obama…his spectacular failure was a deep betrayal that has broken, hearts spirits and wills; all those young people who wanted better now believe “what’s the point?”

Remember it was the failure of the Weimar Republic that gave rise to fascism. The tea party will get their wish with the election of Rick Perry or Mitt Romney (Michelle Bachman as vice president) – they will destroy the rest of the middle class and once that is complete and 20% of America sits upon 80%…something will build, something will SNAP and god help us then.

I fear something will rise out of that something so scary, those tea-bagger will pray for the good’old days when Obama was president.

Ouch.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/#comment-1959 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:01:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1282#comment-1959 This sentiment has been apparent in Europe since the election of Obama.

But you tell only half the story. A superpower with Carter, Bush the Elder or Clinton at the helm is loved by everyone.

W?? Or, to a lesser extent, Reagan? No thanks. Nobody wants that kind of bully in the room.

With Obama in charge Europe hoped for more foreign policy activism. They (we) will stop hoping for that if Perry gets elected.

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By: garilou http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/#comment-1958 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 03:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1282#comment-1958 And if I wanted to call the US, who should I call?
A president who became a lame duck after only 2 years?

I guess I should call the CEO of one of those big corporations who are the real rulers in the US.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/09/19/the-superpower-vacuum/#comment-1954 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1282#comment-1954 We need a superpower here in the USA to straighten out our crooked politics! And our crooked banks.

Like it or not, America is fragmenting and fast. When the top quintile thinks the bottom 4 quintiles are trash, you have a “representative” government in trouble. Generally the rate of decline is stunning and so is the lack of comprehension.

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