Skip to comments.Democratic Primary Boosts U.S. Image Around the World [Barf Alert!]
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.
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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...
More handouts to the Turd World - Huzzah!
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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.
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!
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
**The same Eurotrash idiots who push Obama would probably never put a black racist into their governments.**
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.
How many black producers, executive producers and studio heads are there in “liberal,” diverse Hollywood?
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.
Who really give a crap what the idiot socialists around the world think?
Yeah, I’ve noticed that too. They run to the suburbs so conservatives will protect them.
Who CARES what they KREAKEN think?
They wouldn’t be so smug if someone like Clarence Thomas were a nominee.
And yet, they all blame republicans for their lack of diversity.
What a load of clap trap!
“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?
“Yes, I am very happy for the US. Now give me some money.”
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.
LOL funny but tragic at the same time.
I misread the title. I thought it said “excrement.”
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.
"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."
I see on page 3 of the WaPo that Russia likes BO, too.
“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?
I hope McCain wins just to break “the world”’s heart. The “world” doesn’t get a vote, for a good reason.
OPINION-SPECULATION: However, “the world” may spend money here and there to see their guy win.
Of course, Muslims of the world arise. Turning the U.S. into a third world country is only one election away.
If most of world's residents are as stupid as Ms. Patel, the future is hopeless.