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February 15th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Obama's struggles abroad

The economy, health care, resurgent Republicans – they've managed to stall the president's domestic agenda at every turn it seems.

But will problems here at home spell trouble for President Obama reaching out to allies and adversaries abroad? Our Jill Dougherty is following that story for us.


Filed under: Politics • World
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Andy

    Obamas struggle we must realize is not something of simplicity, he has more to rebuild than to constrcut. Constantly argueing over his accomplishments so far in his presidency does not give him the encouragement that he needs from his country to dictate. I am proud to be an american we must remember, not a democrat or a republican relying on eachothers differnces on political views to construct our nation.

    February 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  2. Tony R

    The president's struggles with his domestic and international agendas are rooted in a racially motivated white American cultural backlash at the United States' first non-white president. The Republican political leaders are acting on their respective constinuencies' racially motivated fears. The Tea Party and the Birthers are the side affects of those fears. Republican lead fear mongering is hampering our President's job performance because it widens the poitical and racial divide in our country. Our President can't be an effective leader if he's actively fighting a political fight with racial and bigoted undertones. Afford him the same oppurtunity to govern as his predecessors. A year ago I was proud to be an American. Today I'm ashamed!

    February 16, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  3. JOHN IN NEW YORK

    Yeah i get a kick out of these liberal remarks that Rob and John make, hey John socialism you ever been overseas and see how other governments are runned, between the service and working for the government ive traveled to my share of places we are heading to socialism , go travel Rob youll find out, you liberal jerk. Hey John where you born in Hawaii you have a birth certificate one thats real. You talk about trash look at the Democratic party one big rascist party they argue between themselves they screw there own fellow party members look at there states and cities they run there a mess. Go live in Detroit or Gary Indiana youll find out fast that most of those people want hand outs , sounds like you too . So you say america is going to be ruined hum last i looked its starting now maybe you need to pasturize the life , Im a main stream American , disabled veteran from the service been in government now 20 plus years i vote for who is right for me not for the hand out corp. I have kids own my own house work two jobs and i never for one moment complain about my life or country , you loser

    February 16, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  4. Mitchell

    None of our international foes or partners respect or fear him. He is just an "empty suit" that gives good speeches.

    February 16, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  5. John

    Hopefully the right wing will get their way and subsequently ruin America. Not because I necessarily want to see America ruined, but if main stream Americans, i.e. the majority, stand back and allow these rascist white trash liars, whose sole purpose is to maintain white elitism in America, achieve their objectives, then America deserves to be ruined. Not that it really matters to me. I left for better pastures years ago,lol!

    February 16, 2010 at 2:25 am |
  6. Rob

    Actually, international opinion of Obama is high and with the exception of Israel, the majority of our allies are more willing to cooperate with Obama than they ever were with Bush. I don't like all of his ideas but to call him a coward or a socialist or a thug doesn't do anything productive. He is none of those things (and if you actually knew what the definition of socialism was you might understand that). The more you make him out to be some anti-american moron, the stupider you look. Stick to the issues, please.

    February 16, 2010 at 12:22 am |
  7. James Rutledge

    This president said he has visited 57 states and has only 2 to go to have visited them all. Speaking to a group of navy Corpsmen, he referred to a Corpsman as a corpse-man 3 times. And we are wondering why he is having problems with not only domestic affairs but foreign affairs. Obama was educated as a priviledged white youth, sheltered from the world, and has never lived as a normal American citizen. His book learning from the elitist, Socialist-leaning, anti-American professors has prevented him from ever being able to relate to the needs and desires of the American people.

    February 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  8. jim vicalvi

    Finally obama found out that just bowing down to people doesn't always make friends. He wasn't running just for the presidency of the USA. He was running to be the leader of the WORLD. Guess he finally learned that he's not as well liked as the annointed one expected. They just moved one of his statues in one of his homelands.

    February 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  9. Glenn Koons

    Obama does not reach out to our allies; he disses them in favor of Iranian thugs instead of the opposition trying to unseat the mullahs. He does not have any relations with the states of Ukraine or Georgia, former USSR clients and instead, salivates over Putin. This naif in the WH is a simple socialist pacifist and could not protect our international interests because he is a political coward. No Reagan, No JFK, No TR. He is a useless Chicago thug who endangers the USA domestically and internationally. Period. Stop covering for him, CNN and Jill dear!

    February 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm |