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Democratic Primary Boosts U.S. Image Around the World [Barf Alert!]
Washington Post ^ | 6/4/08 | Kevin Sullivan

Posted on 06/04/2008 6:40:21 PM PDT by melt

LONDON, June 4 -- For much of the world, Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the Democratic primaries was a moment to admire the United States, at a time when the nation's image abroad has been seriously damaged.

From hundreds of supporters crowded around televisions in rural Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland, to jubilant Britons writing "WE DID IT!" on the "Brits for Barack" site on Facebook, people celebrated what they called an important racial and generational milestone for the United States.

"This is close to a miracle. I was certain that some things will not happen in my lifetime," said Sunila Patel, 62, a widow encountered on the streets of New Delhi. "A black president of the U.S. will mean that there will be more American tolerance for people around the world who are different."

The primary elections generated unprecedented interest around the world, as people in distant parliament buildings and thatched-roof huts followed the political ups and downs as if they were watching a Hollywood thriller.

Much of the interest simply reflects hunger for change from President Bush, who is deeply unpopular in much of the world. At the same time, many people abroad seemed impressed -- sometimes even shocked -- by the wide-open nature of U.S. democracy and the history-making race between a woman and a black man.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; african; africanamerican; africanbrotherhood; alsadr; blackman; blackpresident; bo; cuba; democrat; democrats; europe; eurotwitsforkerry; hamas; hugochavez; internet; iran; iraq; jintao; kenya; obama; openminded; putin; racism; raulcastro; russia; sexism; skincolor; socialists; sovietunion; syria; tolerance; venezuela; vladimirputin; world

If you vote for Hillary--- you're a racist. If you vote for Obama--- you're a sexist.

And this Democratic bigotry boosts the image of America in the eyes of the World.

Not really surprising...

1 posted on 06/04/2008 6:41:03 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

BARF!


2 posted on 06/04/2008 6:45:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: melt

More handouts to the Turd World - Huzzah!


3 posted on 06/04/2008 6:46:28 PM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: melt

Do not alter article headlines. Thanks.


4 posted on 06/04/2008 6:48:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: melt
"Brits for Barack"

Funny how the British don't cheer for black muslims to run their governments, isn't it?

The same Eurotrash idiots who push Obama would probably never put a black racist into their governments.

5 posted on 06/04/2008 6:50:01 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: melt

IF the Euro-weenies love to let let in muzzies to their place, why not let them elect BO as their premier or whatever. And the US will throw in Hil too!


6 posted on 06/04/2008 6:55:22 PM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: Admin Moderator

Heck! They changed the headline on me. When I found the article, it was like this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3338561


7 posted on 06/04/2008 6:57:25 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
No wonder they love him...they love this guy...


8 posted on 06/04/2008 7:04:43 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: melt
No doubt about it, Barry would make a great Prom King for the NWO crowd. But as long as the USA clings to its sovreignity, then Prom Kings such as Barry will not be lionized here where legal citizens make the choice.
9 posted on 06/04/2008 7:12:36 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Prole

**The same Eurotrash idiots who push Obama would probably never put a black racist into their governments.**

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Same thing here in Hollywood where I work/live. I speak to the same ole moonbats about the same ole ,moonbat talking points “diversity, tolerance” etc..

but when i challenged them to go with me down to the black majority Crenshaw Blvd in downtown L.A. late at night, they refuse.

Worthless talkers these libs.


10 posted on 06/04/2008 7:17:12 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

How many black producers, executive producers and studio heads are there in “liberal,” diverse Hollywood?


11 posted on 06/04/2008 7:22:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: melt

So conservatives will take a collection for airfare and ship Big-Ear-Socialist-with-mean-wife-but-no-middle-name ... overseas, to the country of their choice.

However, the cavaet is, there are no returns and no refunds — Obamamania is sold as is, no batteries and no warranties included.


12 posted on 06/04/2008 7:23:11 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: melt

Who really give a crap what the idiot socialists around the world think?


13 posted on 06/04/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: max americana

Yeah, I’ve noticed that too. They run to the suburbs so conservatives will protect them.


14 posted on 06/04/2008 7:26:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who CARES what they KREAKEN think?


15 posted on 06/04/2008 7:26:39 PM PDT by P8triot1 (Liberalism ALWAYS produces the exact opposite of its stated intent. Quinns 1st. law..)
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To: melt
I'm sure the rest of the world appreciates Jimmy Carter as well. They want someone to suck up to them.

They wouldn’t be so smug if someone like Clarence Thomas were a nominee.

16 posted on 06/04/2008 7:29:10 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And yet, they all blame republicans for their lack of diversity.


17 posted on 06/04/2008 7:31:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: melt

What a load of clap trap!


18 posted on 06/04/2008 7:32:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“How many black producers, executive producers and studio heads are there in “liberal,” diverse Hollywood?”

*****

remember Paul Haggis of “Crash” fame? His production company staffers are ALL WHITE (yes, I’ve met him a couple of times) so where’s this TOLERANCE BS he kept preaching in his Oscar movie?


19 posted on 06/04/2008 7:33:13 PM PDT by max americana
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To: melt

“Yes, I am very happy for the US. Now give me some money.”


20 posted on 06/04/2008 7:33:58 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: melt
The same Marxist forces that have had decades at work in the Euro culture, are coming to fruit. We are also in the grips of these forces which has taken hold of our media and the DemonRAT party. In fact, these forces have been applied in places we would not expect, like our historically conservative Christian denominations. Any denomination that courts homosexuality is showing the results of efforts aiming to undermine them.

Any candidate that poses as Republican and supports defeat in Iraq or anti Israel policy, is an agent of Communist efforts to take back what the Cold War failed to achieve.

21 posted on 06/04/2008 7:37:21 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: rlmorel

LOL funny but tragic at the same time.


22 posted on 06/04/2008 7:49:47 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I misread the title. I thought it said “excrement.”


23 posted on 06/04/2008 8:02:57 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: melt

If they like the racist POS so much, let him go over there and be their President.

They can have our hyphenated and self-hating Americans who support the guy too.


24 posted on 06/04/2008 8:03:10 PM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: melt
From the link in post no. 1 -- ARTICLE SNIPPET - Page 2:

"In terms of foreign policy, Obama's stated willingness to meet and talk with the leaders of Iran, Syria and other nations largely shunned by Bush has been praised and criticized overseas. In Israel, Gilboa said, Obama's openness to the meetings has contributed to a sense that his Middle East policies are too soft. When a leader of Hamas, the Palestinian organization that the United States and Israel call a terrorist group, expressed a preference for Obama earlier this year, many Israelis were turned off even more."

25 posted on 06/04/2008 8:12:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

I see on page 3 of the WaPo that Russia likes BO, too.

Well, well.


26 posted on 06/04/2008 8:17:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

LittleGreenFootballs.com - blog: "Obama the Self-Proclaimed Messiah" (June 4, 2008, 8:41 am PST)

WorldNetDaily.com: "NATION OF ISLAM ACTIVISTS ON OBAMA CAMP PAYROLL Former insider worried by senator's connection to Louis Farrakhan, members of radical group" by Aaron Klein (June 3, 2008)

NEWS BUSTERS.org - blog: "BET Founder: Election of Obama 'Greater Than the Emancipation Proclamation'" by Matthew Balan (June 4, 2008, 13:37 ET)

POLICElink.com: Portland, Oregon - "OBAMA USES POLICE MEMORIAL FOR PORTA POTTIES" (May 30, 2008)

VIDEO (RNC): "Obama and The Second Amendment" (Added May 16, 2008)

DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com): "Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood" by Daniel Pipes (April 29, 2008)

JEFF HEAD.com: "THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA"

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (JEFFHEAD.com): "Barack Hussein Obama's Circle of Friends and Support - II" by Jeff Head (April 18, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum: "A SMALL-TOWN PENNSYLVANIAN'S VIEW OF ARROGANCE" -Commentary by Joanie (April 13, 2008)

ZOMBIE TIME.com - zomblog: "Obama's 'bitter small-town Americans' speech at Getty fundraiser: good, clear audio file now available here!" (Added April 12, 2008)

Link (mp3)

VIDEO: "BARACK OBAMA: THE COMPANY HE KEEPS" -Hal Lindsey (Added March 22, 2008)

VIDEO: "IN 52 SECS WHY BARACK OBAMA CANNOT WIN A GENERAL ELECTION" (Added February 16, 2008)

AMERICAN THINKER.com - blog: "Barack Obama and Israel" by Ed Lasky (March 22, 2007)

27 posted on 06/04/2008 8:20:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Who really give a crap what the idiot socialists around the world think?

Damn skippy.

28 posted on 06/04/2008 8:33:32 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: melt

“This is close to a miracle. I was certain that some things will not happen in my lifetime,” said Sunila Patel, 62, a widow encountered on the streets of New Delhi. “A black president of the U.S. will mean that there will be more American tolerance for people around the world who are different.”

Said by a woman from India, where the caste system treats people like dirt because their last name isn’t the right last name.

The hypocrisy is all over, isn’t it?


29 posted on 06/04/2008 8:44:33 PM PDT by singlemomofone
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To: melt

I hope McCain wins just to break “the world”’s heart. The “world” doesn’t get a vote, for a good reason.


30 posted on 06/04/2008 9:15:50 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: rlmorel
You should title that excellent graphic: "Che"nge...
31 posted on 06/04/2008 9:41:35 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: DesScorp

OPINION-SPECULATION: However, “the world” may spend money here and there to see their guy win.


32 posted on 06/04/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: melt

Of course, Muslims of the world arise. Turning the U.S. into a third world country is only one election away.


33 posted on 06/04/2008 9:46:38 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: singlemomofone
"Patel"

If most of world's residents are as stupid as Ms. Patel, the future is hopeless.

34 posted on 06/05/2008 1:28:35 AM PDT by driftless2
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