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Sorry, America, I'm the bearer of bad news
Telegraph ^ | 2/16/09 | James Delingpole

Posted on 02/16/2009 12:14:43 PM PST by FromLori

I predicted it all: the corruption, naivety, incompetence and wasting of tax dollars, says James Delingpole.

By James Delingpole

Comments 33 | Comment on this article

Towards the end of an American tour last week to promote my new book Welcome to Obamaland: I've Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work, I began to feel ever so slightly guilty. Partly it was all those people I met still wearing their "Vote Obama" badges like religious talismans, still quite obviously brimming with audacious hope for their country's bright future under the new Obamessiah. Who was I to come from the other side of the pond and rain on their parade?

Mainly, though, it was because I'd never expected the Obama project to go pear-shaped quite so soon. Sure, it was nothing I hadn't predicted in the book: the cronyism, the corruption, the naivety, the incompetence, the wasting of taxpayers' money on pet, left-liberal causes. Even so, by the time I left Washington DC, I was feeling almost sorry for the guy. Couldn't he at least have had a honeymoon before the divorce papers came through?

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho2009; bho44; democrats; obama; obamaland; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 02/16/2009 12:14:43 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

ping


2 posted on 02/16/2009 12:17:01 PM PST by unkus
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To: FromLori

I wish we could divorce him. That bastard will be in for 4 years though and do untold damage that will probably be irreversible.


3 posted on 02/16/2009 12:20:17 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: FromLori

** VERY well said **
Eventually, the deaf, dumb and blind Obama voters are going to have remorse beyond their worst nightmares. While this socialist feathers his nest with their liberties and thier wealth THEY have worked so hard for.....


4 posted on 02/16/2009 12:20:36 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: FromLori
Couldn't he at least have had a honeymoon before the divorce papers came through?

A hell of a lot of folks consummated that marriage. Glad I was not part of it.

5 posted on 02/16/2009 12:21:53 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: FromLori

We are an international embarrassment.


6 posted on 02/16/2009 12:22:34 PM PST by IrishPennant ("We're surrounded...That simplifies our problem.")
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To: beaversmom

“I wish we could divorce him. “

Lol

He’d find a way to make sure we paid alimony and child support for his many foreign relatives, some who are here illegally.


7 posted on 02/16/2009 12:23:13 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: EagleUSA
"While this socialist feathers his nest with their liberties and thier wealth THEY have worked so hard for.....

Why are you under the assumption Obama voters work hard? Quite the opposite is true for the most part.

8 posted on 02/16/2009 12:25:23 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: FromLori

This article should be required reading for pmsnbc’s Chris Matthews, Keef Olberfuerher and that new Rocky Maddow dude.


9 posted on 02/16/2009 12:26:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life ;o)
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To: FromLori

Zero is on a path that will leave him as a lame duck in his first administration.


10 posted on 02/16/2009 12:27:30 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Liberty Valance

What is this MSDNC you speak of?? Can’t seem to find it.

PRay for America and Our Troops


11 posted on 02/16/2009 12:35:47 PM PST by bray (The District of Corruption fits Obama like a Glove)
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To: texmexis best
Zero is on a path that will leave him as a lame duck in his first administration.

Unfortunately he'll still be signing anything Pelosi & Reid come up with over the next 2 years .. with despicable assists from the three stooges - Snowe, Collins and Sphincter

12 posted on 02/16/2009 12:36:00 PM PST by tx_eggman (I own two rare photos. Houdini as he locks his keys in his car and Norman Rockwell beating a child.)
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To: FromLori

Bump. Welcome to Zeroland.


13 posted on 02/16/2009 12:37:10 PM PST by smokingfrog (Is it just my imagination, or is the water in this pot getting a little too hot?)
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To: texmexis best

I haven’t heard much about his falling approval rating. Wasn’t it over 80% a month ago, now in the low 60’s. I can just see how they ask the poll question. “Do you approve or disapprove of wise and respected President Obama’s handling of the presidency, in spite of how Cheney and Bush and Haliburton destroyed the economy?”


14 posted on 02/16/2009 12:37:51 PM PST by JTHomes
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To: Liberty Valance
"This article should be required reading for pmsnbc’s Chris Matthews, Keef Olberfuerher and that new Rocky Maddow dude."

They are past redemption on the matter. Too busy with tingly feelings to exercise any form of logic.

15 posted on 02/16/2009 12:38:03 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: FromLori
onering

I made this one in April 2008. I dare say most people who visit this site saw it coming

16 posted on 02/16/2009 12:48:27 PM PST by Nateman (The Obamanation begins.)
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To: texmexis best

What if the “leftist political majority” really decides to do away with even having elections in ‘10 and beyond?


17 posted on 02/16/2009 12:56:36 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Won’t happen. The word secession is the legal controlling authority.......


18 posted on 02/16/2009 12:58:55 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: texmexis best
"Won’t happen. The word secession is the legal controlling authority......."

What is sad about this is the fact we are having this discussion at all.

19 posted on 02/16/2009 1:06:05 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: unkus

Online UK news sources are not cutting Zero any slack. This must hurt 0’s feelings..it may be that Europe isn’t going to like The Messianic One.
And you know how important being “liked around the world” is to dems.


20 posted on 02/16/2009 1:10:53 PM PST by two23
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To: texmexis best
"The word secession is the legal controlling authority..."

No. These words are the controlling authority:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter...it...

It's our country, why give it up? Take it back. Anybody who is willing to do what it would take to secede ought to be willing to do what it would take to retrieve the country.

21 posted on 02/16/2009 1:11:42 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: FromLori

I saw a C-Span interview of Mr. Delingpole on Sunday, and he was magnificent. He handled the usual nut-job call-ins with aplomb, presenting facts and historical context to make his case. I’m buying his book as soon as I can.


22 posted on 02/16/2009 1:15:48 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: blackbart.223

Why are you under the assumption Obama voters work hard? Quite the opposite is true for the most part.
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True — and I am under no assumptions. Just the knowledge that a big part of this sick society thinks it can live by getting more out of the government than they put into it and that is the BIG LIE AND MYTH that the rotten Dems put a fanatic ideologue in the White House. People not paying income tax, welfare handouts, mortgage bailouts, you name it. IT IS ALL BUYING POWER with the money of others.

Welcome to Obama/Pelosi/Ried socialism.


23 posted on 02/16/2009 1:29:00 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: FromLori

The one thing Americans(and i use this term loosely)have yet to figure out. NEVER and i mean Never take a politician at his word. Would you idiots who do vote please for just once. Look at his or her voting record before casting your ballot. Obama has never run a business, written a bill while in either senate. And was a lousy Lawyer. And every friend or close associate he has hates America. Yet, he is now our President. We’ll need more than Gods mercy to get out of this one.


24 posted on 02/16/2009 1:48:18 PM PST by dbrew2u
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To: FromLori
America is as divided as it has been in perhaps any era since the Civil War. It's going to get uglier yet.

Oh yes its beginning to smell like the 1850's. I'm just waiting for John Brown...

25 posted on 02/16/2009 2:07:30 PM PST by Nat Turner (Proud two term solider in the 2nd Infantry Div 84-85; 91-92)
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To: EagleUSA
"Welcome to Obama/Pelosi/Ried socialism."

Are you trying to cheer me up?

26 posted on 02/16/2009 2:18:51 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: bray

Thank you ever so much for the reply ;o)


27 posted on 02/16/2009 8:22:28 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life ;o)
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