- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh lamented that President Obama has been coming through loud and clear on the Crimea front in recent days — with an unfortunate message of a weak America.

Specifically, he honed in on the mocking that Mr. Obama’s received for his sanctions of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle that resulted in one Russian aide characterizing Mr. Obama as a “prankster.”

Meanwhile, another aide, the deputy prime minister, referred to Mr. Obama in a Twitter as “Comrade @BarackObama.” Crimea’s new prime minister tweeted a Photoshopped image of Mr. Obama dressed in a Russian military uniform.

Mr. Limbaugh said such world reactions don’t bode well for the image of America.

“They are openly laughing at our president,” he said, decrying Mr. Obama’s credibility on the world stage in a recent broadcast. “They are openly mocking Barack Obama.”