Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ratings of U.S. leadership fell in nearly every part of the world in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, dragging median approval to a record-low 30% ... Since Trump took office, the U.S. image has declined most sharply among higher-income, educated and urban-dwelling adults, who tend to be more politically engaged. If this influential class maintains its negative attitude toward U.S. leadership, the U.S. may experience more difficulty translating its power into influence. If disillusionment grows, politicians may increasingly seek closer relations with U.S. strategic competitors -- such as Russia and China -- and may adopt anti-American positions to garner more support at home.

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Chin wants to take our place as the world's super power. They are working a long range plan to do that.

While Trump is focused on how much he can skim off the US government teat.

If you watched the senate hearings you would have heard some discussion of AI.

Our intelligence agencies are telling us that China has figured out that whoever gets AI first wins. And they are sinking billions into it.

We have no plan to yet to compete with them.

And as I understand it we are probably screwed anyway as once an AI is produced that brings us right against the Singularity.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 02:22 PM | Reply

Chin = China

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 02:22 PM | Reply

Good analysis, Donnerboy. It shouldn't have to be said, but pissing off every other country on the planet is simply not a good strategy. In a world where China, Russia and to a lesser extent India, Iran and other countries are making a gambit for a larger global role, we're going to need all the friends we can get. I have no problem putting America's interests first, but part of doing that is maintaining friendly relations with as many other nations as possible.

#3 | Posted by cbob at 2018-02-14 09:20 AM | Reply

17 out of 19 centuries China has been the world's dominant economic power... they are just reclaiming their spot is all.

They should be an economic power that surpasses ours 1/4 the world's human population lives there.

People in the US need to stop thinking of the world in terms of a 2 billion world population... the 50's are over.

Borders, trade agreements... everything we think about our selves geopolitically needs to change

Dropping a nuke to win a war no longer carries the weight it once did.

All we need to do is become unpopular enough for the world to turn its back on us and we are nothing... you can't be rich without workers or a customer base

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-02-14 10:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

All we need to do is become unpopular enough for the world to turn its back on us and we are nothing

The US is already called "a global nuisance" in certain places. And the Dollar is getting a reputation as a toxic currency.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-14 10:22 AM | Reply

Good.

#6 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2018-02-14 10:35 AM | Reply

Hello Donny, once America has lost the leadership... no country will be friends. They will try to drag us down as much they can. Everyone is a hawk... if you are not the leader you are dead..

#7 | Posted by material07310 at 2018-02-14 11:27 AM | Reply

If you watched the senate hearings you would have heard some discussion of AI.
Our intelligence agencies are telling us that China has figured out that whoever gets AI first wins. And they are sinking billions into it.
We have no plan to yet to compete with them.
And as I understand it we are probably screwed anyway as once an AI is produced that brings us right against the Singularity.
#1 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-02-13 02:22 PM | REPLY

Stop watching the Senate hearings then. We have this agency called DARPA. If you followed what they do, you'd know they are deep into AI development, have a multi-billion dollar budget, and AI driven projects are already being deployed. Remember when they had a public competition to train the algorithms for the autonomous ASW platform as part of a new generation of commoditized, numerous ocean going platforms to replace our highly expensive, increasingly useless carrier based approach? You probably don't. Well that boat was just turned over to the Navy after a couple years of sea trials.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-14 02:09 PM | Reply

"If you ain't first you're last" - Ricky Bobby

"When you're not winning, you're losing." - John McCain

"We're going to win. We're going to win so much. We're going to win at trade, we're going to win at the border. We're going to win so much, you're going to be so sick and tired of winning, you're going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can't win anymore.' You've heard this one. You'll say ‘Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don't want to win anymore. It's too much. It's not fair to everybody else.'" Trump said. "And I'm going to say ‘I'm sorry, but we're going to keep winning, winning, winning, We're going to make America great again." - Donald Trump

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-14 04:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Weak, tiny-handed president = weak, small-fisted nation.

#10 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-14 04:33 PM | Reply

Good.

#6 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake

A lot of poeple are too dumb to see how america's global strength has contributed to their own prosperity.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-02-14 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The late stage of every civilization is characterized by the sophistry of oligarchs, who ravage the decaying carcass of the state. Once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed. Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

#12 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-14 08:26 PM | Reply

"Good analysis, Donnerboy. It shouldn't have to be said, but pissing off every other country on the planet is simply not a good strategy. In a world where China, Russia and to a lesser extent India, Iran and other countries are making a gambit for a larger global role, we're going to need all the friends we can get. I have no problem putting America's interests first, but part of doing that is maintaining friendly relations with as many other nations as possible."

So here's what Liberals need to learn. Just critically think about what you are saying. You mention at least 3 countries who have pissed off almost every country on the planet in the past. All of which have been done in the recent past and the further past. Yet, you then elude to them making a gambit for a larger role. So, which is it? If a country pisses off everyone else, can they have a larger role in the world or not?

There isn't a country in the world who a year ago said "Hey, America is too strong, we better not mess with them" who today says "America is weaker now, we should take advantage of them." That's partisan bs that just comes up by the natural tendency to want your support to mean something. It doesn't. Get over it.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2018-02-15 01:02 PM | Reply

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