According to known-competents Spector and Clinton. When it comes to foreign policy (we have one?) resistance to Obama’s fascist agenda makes us look stupid to the world, and we already know those who criticize Obama here at home are “serving the goals al-Qaeda.”
Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both said that partisan debate in Congress has hamstrung President Barack Obama’s foreign policy efforts, and weakened America abroad.
Speaking before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee on Wednesday, Specter lamented that partisan debates and squabbles were keeping Obama from reaching his foreign policy potential.
“I have been concerned about the gridlock in Congress for many reasons,” said Specter. “It has had an impact on our stature internationally. The president came on with a great promise and, I think, did materially change the world’s view of the United States for a number of reasons.”
Specter continued, “I think not only has President Obama been diminished but so has the presidency and, for that matter, so has the ability of governance by the Congress of the United States.”
Specter also said that Congress ought to “be backing up” Obama, rather than fighting over his policies and appointments.