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Obama's Defeat: Two Years of America Turned Inward (Rzeczpospolita, Poland)

 

"This is bad news for the world. Since Tuesday, America's enemies from Moscow to Pyongyang need no longer worry about threats from Washington. President Putin knows that Obama's hands are tied, since Congress will not allow him any radical moves. Over the next two years the major U.S. political parties will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Regardless of who runs, Democrats and Republicans will only do things designed to help their candidate and diminish the chances of their rivals. For the next 24 months America will be, unfortunately, focused mostly on itself."

 

By Bartosz Węglarczyk

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Translated By Halszka Czarnocka

 

November 7, 2014

 

Poland Rzeczpospolita Original Article (Polish)

Republicans won decisively in the midterm elections because they made them into a referendum on Barack Obama.

 

They regained their majority in the Senate and increased their advantage in the House of Representatives. According to the rules of American politics, Republicans now take over the chairmanships of all committees in both houses, which means they will decide what will be discusses and when and then what is accepted or rejected.

 

For Obama this is essentially the end of his presidency. The White House, of course, will have plenty to say about foreign affairs. The president will be able to send troops on missions and travel to summit meetings, but on domestic matters, most of all those related to federal expenditures, Obama will only be able to do what the budget allows - and the budget is prepared by Congress.

 

This is bad news for the world. Since Tuesday, America's enemies from Moscow to Pyongyang need no longer worry about threats from Washington. President Vladimir Putin knows that Obama's hands are tied because Congress won't allow him any radical action.

 

The Republican victory is a motion of censure against the tenure of the White House' occupant. Republicans won decisively in the midterm elections because they made them into a referendum on Barack Obama.

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Correct are pundits who point out that for objective reasons, the Republican Party had an easier time of it this year, since the elections for a third of the Senate were mostly held in Republican-leaning states. Yet that doesn't change the fact that on Tuesday Americans made clear: Barack Obama's policies just aren't their cup of tea. The president's political capital is running out. All his future interlocutors know it including at the APEC summit in Beijing, where Obama will reportedly meet Putin.

 

Over the next two years the major U.S. political parties will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Regardless of who runs, Democrats and Republicans will only do things designed to help their candidate and diminish the chances of their rivals. For the next 24 months America will be, unfortunately, focused mostly on itself.

 

 

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Rossiya Segodnya, Russia: U.S. Midterms: Prepare for More War, More Spying, Rigged Trade

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NZZ Switzerland: Obama II: Prepare for America's New Danger- Averse Global Course

 

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