The right is starting to throw fits because Barack Obama shook hands with the Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez. They are calling Hugo “Anti-American”, which simply is not true. Hugo was anti-Bush, and with very good reason.
For example, you have a kid at school that goes around bullying everyone that is smaller than him, and beating up on those that dislike him for this reason. Someone hits the bully in the face, so the bully pulls out a gun and shoots him. Then on the other hand you have a guy that gets along with everyone. Always has a smile on his face and talks to people about disagreements rather than “throwing bones”(as they say). Which guy is going to get more respect and which guy is going to get the most out of everyone. The one that tries to force agenda’s or the one that tries to negotiate them? I don’t think I have to answer that for you.
This is the simple fact. Barack is restoring dignity to this country. If this is the only thing that he does during his whole presidency, then his presidency could be considered fairly successful.
In my opinion, the right dislikes the ideal of getting along with other countries that may have ideological differences but essentially wish the same, because they can use those leaders as a “boogey-man”, which allows the disintegration of our constitutional rights, and rights as human beings on this planet. We don’t need any more boogey men…we need peace, and that is what negotiations can bring if done correctly, and in my personal opinion, that is exactly what Obama is doing.