- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2012

The mainstream media wants us to believe that President Obama was a mediator at the recent Group of 20 meeting. That is hilarious; there isn’t a single example to show that the president persuaded anybody about anything at the summit (“Sigh of relief at G20 summit turns to angst,” Web, June 18). The great American mediator in chief, Mr. Obama, was as inept in Mexico as he is at home in the United States.

The look on the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was with Mr. Obama showed how unimpressed he and the rest of the world must be with our vacationing, golf-playing, campaigning president. Mr. Putin’s action in Syria shows the Russians aren’t at all dissuaded by the dynamic duo of U.S. foreign policy, Mr. Obama and the globe-trotting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, the Obama-adoring media trumpets the president’s pathetic record, trying to play up his total lack of achievement in office.

The only people in the United States being dissuaded by the president and his administration belong to our do-nothing, dimwitted, banana-republic Congress. While most everyone else sees Mr. Obama as ineffective, congressional “Republicrats” stand around uselessly wringing their hands.


If the media, Congress and the Obama machine ever did the right thing, it would be so stunning that the Earth might stop spinning on its axis.

RAY TAFT

Bacliff, Texas