The Indians have learned quickly what it took Americans almost two years to figure out: Obama has a great speaking voice, but he doesn't say much, and he has the intellectual depth of a pothole puddle.
Specifically, it appears as if our masterful intellectual liberal leader only knows one thing about India: Ghandi. And so he repeats it, ad nasuem, to every Indian he meets. Which makes them...nauseous:
On several occasions, he has cited his deep admiration for Gandhi, perhaps as evidence of his fondness for India.
“The impression on the Indian side is every time you meet him, he talks about Gandhi,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express, a leading English-language newspaper, adding that the repeated references struck some officials as platitudinous.
Silly third-worlders...don't they know this is all about race?
In praising Gandhi, Mr. Obama has often cited the influence of Gandhi’s civil disobedience campaigns on the civil rights movement in the United States. Dr. King visited India in 1959, more than a decade after Gandhi’s death, seeking to draw from the taproot of his moral power, in a trip publicized in India and the United States.
“The trip for King was very much about laying claim to the Gandhian legacy,”
And this trip for Obama, apparently, is about laying claim to King's legacy...as well as Ghandi's.
The Indians, however, have other concerns about people laying claim to their legacy...and lives:
...all that students questioning him wanted to discuss was "jihad." And he was ready with that bull-shitty quarter truth that "Well, the phrase jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam and is subject to a a lot of different interpretations."....
Obama continued: All of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified. So, I think, one of the challenges that we face is how do we isolate those who have distorted notions of religious war.
This does not sit well with the billion Indians, especially Hindu Indians, who are sitting ducks for jihadist terror. And it certainly did not sit well with the president's listeners....
The president lives in his own world, where all Indians are Ghandis, Islam is a religion of peace, Israel is the root cause of the world's problems, and massive debt loads are a tonic for ailing economies.
I'm sure Obama's world is a comfortable place for him, and his fellow liberal academics, to reside. Unfortunately, it bears no resemblance to reality whatsoever. And the Indians are now waking up to the fact that the leader of the world's sole remaining super power is not only an idiot, but a clueless one at that.
Seems like the Indians bade farewell to Barack Obama with much more foreboding than they greeted him with. Welcome to our world, my Indian friends. Join the (tea) party....