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World hopes for a 'less arrogant America'(Obama-mania)
news.yahoo.com ^ | 110408 | WILLIAM J. KOLE and MATT MOORE

Posted on 11/04/2008 7:45:07 AM PST by VU4G10

BERLIN – A world weary of eight years of George W. Bush was riveted Tuesday by the drama unfolding in the United States. Many were inspired by Barack Obama's focus on hope, or simply relieved that — whoever wins — the current administration is coming to an end.

From Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the small town of Obama, Japan, the world gears up to celebrate a fresh start for America.

In Germany, where more than 200,000 flocked to see Obama this summer as he moved to burnish his foreign policy credentials during a trip to the Middle East and Europe, the election dominated television ticker crawls, newspaper headlines and Web sites.

Hundreds of thousands prepared to party through the night to watch the outcome of an election having an impact far beyond America's shores. Among the more irreverent festivities planned in Paris: a "Goodbye George" party to bid farewell to Bush.

"Like many French people, I would like Obama to win because it would really be a sign of change," said Vanessa Doubine, shopping Tuesday on the Champs-Elysees. "I deeply hope for America's image that it will be Obama."

Obama-mania was evident not only across Europe, where millions geared up for all-night vigils, but even in much of the Islamic world, where Muslims expressed hope that the Democrat would seek compromise rather than confrontation.

The Bush administration alienated Muslims by mistreating prisoners at its detention center for terrorism

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commies; obama

1 posted on 11/04/2008 7:45:08 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

I’ll say it again and again: the world can kiss my rear.


2 posted on 11/04/2008 7:47:42 AM PST by max americana
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To: VU4G10

I would post what I really think about this, but I may be banned forever. Suffice it to say, I don’t give a #!$* what the “world” hopes for.


3 posted on 11/04/2008 7:47:53 AM PST by Terrence DoGood
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To: VU4G10

What a joke...Obama is the most arrogant fool out there


4 posted on 11/04/2008 7:48:16 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: VU4G10

I don’t know about America, but Obama is as arrogant as they come, a real screwball.


5 posted on 11/04/2008 7:48:55 AM PST by pallis
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To: VU4G10

People need to realize that the crowds in Germany were not to praise Obama.......he organized a free rock and roll concert for them, just like he does here. As far as them not liking our present President..........I don’t really care what they think. People in France want to drag us down to their level. Let another war come about over there and watch them come crawling for our support.


6 posted on 11/04/2008 7:49:12 AM PST by RC2
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To: VU4G10

Gee, this article isn’t smug at all. /s


7 posted on 11/04/2008 7:49:39 AM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: VU4G10
“Compromise”? The Jews have a saying, “Never Again”. Islam has a foreign policy, “Again”. Where's the middle ground that Obama can accept?
8 posted on 11/04/2008 7:50:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: VU4G10

An Obama presidency means less arrogance?

WTH?

Everything about Obama—his wife, his friends,his volunteers, his campaign camp—reeks of arrogance.


9 posted on 11/04/2008 7:50:34 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: VU4G10

America hopes for a less needy rest-of-world...


10 posted on 11/04/2008 7:51:32 AM PST by Jagman (Don't tax me, bro!)
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To: VU4G10

Bu... Bu... Bu... Bu... But, O... O... O... O... Obama is arr... arr... arr... arr... arrogant.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 7:52:37 AM PST by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: VU4G10

The Germans, who brought us two world wars and a genocide of millions of people, have no standing to lecture the US on arrogance.


12 posted on 11/04/2008 7:53:35 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: VU4G10

Considering the extreme arrogance of Obama, I find this pretty ironic.

Actually, I find the rest of the world to be pretty arrogant to presume to tell us who should be the President of our (still) sovereign nation.


13 posted on 11/04/2008 7:54:05 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: VU4G10

Only a liberal can think that going from George W. Bush, who knows humility before the Almighty, to self-worshipping Barack Obama (we are the ones we’ve been waiting for) ... would make America LESS arrogant.

H


14 posted on 11/04/2008 7:55:03 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: Maceman

After we’re attacked again...and gas is more than 5 bucks...can we still cheer for Obama?


15 posted on 11/04/2008 7:55:09 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: VU4G10

Considering the extreme arrogance of Obama, I find this pretty ironic.

Actually, I find the rest of the world to be pretty arrogant to presume to tell us whom we should elect as the President of our own (for the moment at least) still sovereign nation.


16 posted on 11/04/2008 7:55:23 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: VU4G10
Here you go, international community. This is for you.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 7:55:55 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (They're penguins! Just wipe the oil off the white parts and toss 'em back!!)
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To: VU4G10

Strange that so many people fail to see arrogance in a man who thinks that he can care for the sick, heal the planet, and stop the oceans from rising.


18 posted on 11/04/2008 7:56:14 AM PST by liberte
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To: VU4G10

Translation: World wants a weak America.


19 posted on 11/04/2008 7:58:50 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: VU4G10

They want us to keep shoveling out the money to protect the world from the bad guys and shovel out the foreign aid but I guess we aren’t meek enough when we do it, huh?

Jerks. Obama will let the muslims have their way with you and then you’ll be wishing for the good ole USA.


20 posted on 11/04/2008 7:58:58 AM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: VU4G10
"flocked to see Obama this summer as he moved to burnish his foreign policy credentials during a trip to the Middle East and Europe,..."

How does stepping in each of those places for a 3 hr. photo op "burnish" his foriegn policy cedentials?
What Horse crap.

21 posted on 11/04/2008 8:03:36 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: VU4G10
if a Frenchman came to the US and knocked France, he'd be a source of amusement, if a Russian knocked Russia, he'd be listened to and agreed with on principal, if a Venezuelan knocked Chavez he'd be in this country and safe!

Now Obambi travels the world and puts down the US and suddenly he's the only hope for the world?

Hey Algore told a sh*t load of lies and won a Nobel prize

GET OUT AND VOTE FREEPERS!

22 posted on 11/04/2008 8:03:52 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: VU4G10
Does ANYONE (outside the media) truly believes "the world" wants what is best FOR Americans? No, those countries who hate us now, yesterday and tomorrow, will still hate us. Obama, if he is elected President, will find out on Day One.

Countries only have interests not friends. Only when our interests coincide with other countries can they to be considered our friend and for no other reason.
23 posted on 11/04/2008 8:04:58 AM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: RedMonqey

The majority of UN members are NOT democracies. Remember that.


24 posted on 11/04/2008 8:08:47 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: VU4G10
First, George Bush is my man. I respect him because he does it his way, right of wrong. Second, I don't give a damn what the French, Germans and all of the other European riffraff think or like. Most of us like our country just the way it is. We have bumps and lumps and we don't get along with each other very well, Right. So why to these Europeans call us to save their collective asses when they get in trouble?
25 posted on 11/04/2008 8:13:59 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: VU4G10
In Germany, where more than 200,000 flocked to see Obama this summer

Another oft-repeated lie. They were there to see a concert, planned long before Obama inserted himself.

26 posted on 11/04/2008 8:21:15 AM PST by Teacher317 (Suddenly a big time Palin supporter... who's that McCabe guy?)
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To: massgopguy
The majority of UN members are NOT democracies.

Sad but true. The UN is UNfriendly to US.

And yet we continue to pay the fees for these bums.
27 posted on 11/04/2008 8:23:00 AM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: VU4G10

28 posted on 11/04/2008 8:25:06 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: VU4G10

I don’t know how true this story is - I’ve from ‘over there’ and the feedback I’ve been getting from various sources is the exact opposite of this article.


29 posted on 11/04/2008 8:26:55 AM PST by chase19
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To: VU4G10
Arrogant?

That means a non-Moslem who refuses to bend to the will of the mullahs.

So, somebody wants a less arrogant America?

Not while I'm around.

30 posted on 11/04/2008 8:27:33 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: VU4G10

I’m sick and tired of hearing about how Bush Alienated the world! Give me a break!! No one man has done more to help Muslims...people who are not even from our country....than President Bush. Does the world really want Saddam Hussein back? Does Iraq really want their dictatorship back? Does the world really want the Taliban back and Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan? Seriously, you people out there in la la land have got to get a grip. People don’t hate President Bush because he’s ignorant or whatever...They hate him because he had the guts to do do one none of the whiners before him had the balls to do.....which is to fix the damn problem.

Granted he’s made mistakes. And, granted, it’s been tough as hell if not pure hell at times. But, this is grown up time!! The world is and will be a better place down the road because of President Bush’s policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s just too bad, the world is too ignorant to think beyond George Bush’s butchered syntax. To this day, the political left is still incapable of thinking passed the ‘beer party’ coming up this Friday. It was true when I was in college and it’s true to this day.


31 posted on 11/04/2008 8:30:22 AM PST by Mustangman (Democrats Disgrace)
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To: max americana

This “Arrogant America” is all the world has left to protect freedom loving people...


32 posted on 11/04/2008 8:31:36 AM PST by mdunn121
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To: what_not2007
An Obama presidency means less arrogance?

That is ParlorSpeak for "Independent"

As in: The United States is too arrogant(independent) according to the views of the world.

Europe wishes for a less arrogant(independent)American policy.

American arrogance(independence) spells trouble for the Crown of King George and the British Empire.

You get the idea...
33 posted on 11/04/2008 8:31:37 AM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: VU4G10

My hope is that the “world” stop its arrogant rantings about America.

USA is the great HOPE of many people all around the world.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 8:32:46 AM PST by biscuit jane ( Obama = National Socialist)
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To: RedMonqey

“Europe wishes for a less arrogant(independent)American policy. “

I flip my nose at Europe’s arrogance.

The Obama family can takek their America-hating Rev Wright and Bill Ayers and friends and move to Europe.

We don’t need them anyhow.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 8:37:44 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: max americana
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36 posted on 11/04/2008 8:38:56 AM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: Nathan Zachary
How does stepping in each of those places for a 3 hr. photo op "burnish" his foriegn policy cedentials?Image, baby imagine.

That's the only way an empty suit can be seen as having gravitas.

And why Sarah is "unqualified" as president even though she's not running for that office. Because she didn't have an passport until recently.

An three hour tour. An three hour tour
37 posted on 11/04/2008 8:40:03 AM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: VU4G10
About that "arrogance"... umm, is that the arrogance of being successful, and proud of our hard work and independent nature? Or the arrogance of being there to help serve any other nation on earth in their time of need? Or the arrogance born of the fact that we're more willing to protect ourselves from the ravages of total socialism, no matter how good it sounds to the voter's heart? (Lord, please let this be so today, more than ever!)

Which arrogance is it exactly that "the world" dislikes?

38 posted on 11/04/2008 8:56:34 AM PST by Teacher317 (Suddenly a big time Palin supporter... who's that McCabe guy?)
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To: VU4G10

LESS arrogant?

I’m sorry but you expect millionaire elitists who expect it all handed to them to be LESS arrogant?

Oh right - I forgot, other nations are already run by the most arrogant amongst them..


39 posted on 11/04/2008 8:56:38 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: angelcindy
What a joke...Obama is the most arrogant fool out there

Yes, but he'll be 'kind' to terrorists the way the AP wants him to.

40 posted on 11/04/2008 11:15:16 AM PST by South40
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To: VU4G10
America did not become head-and-shoulders above EVERY other nation in the world by following them or asking their approval.

That's what REALLY galls them.

41 posted on 11/04/2008 11:53:23 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: VU4G10

If the world wants less arrogance, then they want John McCain. Barack Obama is far more arrogant than Bush. In fact, he may be one of the most arrogant candidates we’ve had. He does arrogance better than the inept John Kerry, who did, to his credit, try very hard at arrogance.


42 posted on 11/04/2008 12:01:34 PM PST by Yaelle (McCain chose torture over selling out his country. Obama would have lasted one minute.)
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