Obama’s Understated Foreign Policy Gains
It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for American foreign policy. No, seriously.
Uh huh. A few more good weeks like this and we can just flip the keys to the Chinese, or Russians, or anyone interested, and call it an era.
Several Democrats also questioned Obama’s decision to not visit the border.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said he was “floored” to see Obama drinking beer and playing pool during a visit to Denver on Tuesday but then opting not to visit the border.
“If they are worried about putting a face, the president's face, to this human crisis, humanitarian crisis, I think it's worse if he doesn't even show up,” Cuellar told MSNBC.
“Either way, he's going to be tied into this humanitarian crisis. He either can roll up his sleeves and go down to the border, or he can just look aloof and detached and not go to the border, send surrogates down there, and say that he's got everything under control.”
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program, told USA Today that if she were advising President Obama, “I’d advise him to go to the border.”
This 'no photo ops at border' is one more red line Obama will be abandoning soon enough.