President Obama on front page of Jakarta Globe newspaper

Remember when I talked about America’s standing in the world?

Well, America’s superpower rating and President Obama’s absence from the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit because of his domestic budget drama were not lost on the Jakarta Globe newspaper.

“Diminishing Superpower…” Painful.

And while the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts play the game of who-will-call-whom to discuss the US budget, China inked a nearly USD 33 billion deal with Indonesia, the host country of the APEC meeting.

Even if Obama showed up, what would he have to offer Asia other than that one-sided TPP scheme and guns? China came to the party with a checkbook!

I’m sure a few Asian countries are asking that question right now…

song currently stuck in my head: “i’m so lost” – the moments

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