Looks like Russia has invaded Ukraine in direct defiance of the United States. (See: http://online.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-accuses-russia-of-invasion-1409222768)
Looks like Obama (pulled off the golf course) made another useless speech that basically says the United States is going to do nothing. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/world/obama-vows-new-russia-penalties-over-ukraine.html?_r=0) and: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/08/28/russia-invades-obama-expresses-concern/
Looks like the rest of the world continues to view the United States as weak and, under Obama, incompetent.
Looks like ISIS continues to do what they want to do, with no consequences from the United States. Behead an American journalist? So what? What will Obama do? Nothing. Oh, sure - he'll "study" the situation. Or better yet - form a "coalition!" In other words, do what he does in the face of most disasters. Study, ponder, stall, hope people forget, and move on to the next crisis... (See: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/09/Ted-Cruz-ISIS-is-the-Face-Of-Evil and http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/28/world/meast/isis-iraq-syria/index.html
Looks like business as usual for Obama and Co.
Looks like Obama continues to want to disengage himself (and the country) from what is going on in the world. Whistling in the dark and ignoring the fact that what Obama isn't WILLING to do does indeed have dire consequences for the world at large. Guess more pressing matters are stirring up racial strife in Missouri, sending a few representatives to the funeral of a thug (Michael Brown), making sure gays can marry, working to block voter ID, glossing over numerous government scandals, suing states that wish to protect their borders from illegal aliens, or regulating what school children are allowed to eat in public schools. Even the disaster known as "Obamacare" has been pushed to the backburner given all the shenanigans associated with Obama. Egads.
The world is in turmoil, the United States is no longer "leading" or a world power. The president is more concerned with his golf score or meaningless social issues. The low information voter is happy that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally got married.
The United States of America deserves better. Hopefully future elections will see voters realize what is at stake and vote accordingly.