I wouldn't praise him. I would be glad if he did and give him credit due for it, but no praising - he is not worthy of praise.
Most people who are Republicans are against his ideas - simply put. Because his ideas run along the idea of socialism, that is what people hopes fail, not Obama in general. The hope that he sees it is not working and will turn away from it. Socialist Countries, who know first hand how it does not work are warning us - he needs to listen to reason.
It isn't about getting even. That is a childish mentality. Risk the entire Nation on getting back at another? Really? That is not even High School mentality, it is elementary reasoning and logic. Seriously. The same thing goes for those who jumped around and said, it is our turn now, revenge. This isn't a game - the Countries survival depends on it and it is really sickening to see people treating it as an American Idol Contest or like a childish fight from grade school years. People need to grow up already.
Again, I hope the Nation does not fail under Obama - but he needs to take the warnings from other Countries seriously and I agree with the other Countries assessment of the problem.