Life is tough. Even the commies are bashing him.
The Chinese Global Times, which has close ties to the Communist Party, ripped Obama before his scheduled trip to Asia.
The Global Times said:
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“Obama always utters “Yes, we can,” which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality…
…Obama’s best performance is empty rhetoric, while he achieved nothing on issues such as lowering the income gap. The American people have not benefited from the economic recovery.
In foreign policy, Obama must also take his share of the blame. He has managed to take US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but left no peace. Osama Bin Laden was killed during his tenure, but the IS has emerged from the Middle East.
Moreover, the Ukrainian crisis has almost brought Europe back to the Cold War era, and his pivot to Asia strategy only increased mistrust between China and the US and among East Asian countries.
The Australian has more:
China’s state-run media has decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an “insipid job”, days ahead of a visit by the US president.
The editorial in the Global Times, which has close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, came as the Republicans took control of the US Senate from Obama’s Democrats.
“Obama always utters ‘Yes, we can’, which led to the high expectations people had for him,” the Global Times wrote on Wednesday, referring to Obama’s 2008 campaign-trail mantra.
“But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.”
“US society has grown tired of his banality,” it added.
Although the US economy has improved gradually since the 2008 recession, the national mood is far from buoyant, with a CNN exit poll on Tuesday showing 54 per cent of voters disapproved of how Obama was handling his job.
The US president will be in China from November 10 to 12 for a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, followed by a state visit.