Skip to comments.LONDON DAILY MAIL editorial: On Obama's victory
Posted on 02/13/2009 1:41:11 PM PST by safetysign
The Daily Mail (UK) wrote this editorial about Obama on 1/6/2009. (confirmation, Google "London Daily Mail Obama's Victory")
Obama's Victory--A British view A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style o ver substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.
A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.
Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and b eaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.
Congratulations America !
I wish we knew the author’s name.
That pretty much sums it up. Do we let this empty suited Kenyan get away with it, steal our country, or do we begin to make some noise. Not noise from groups of 10-15. We need millions.
Wow!!!...Ditto...Preach it Brother!!! That is every bit the truth. It’s hard to believe its coming from the UK.
The author is correct. But they needn’t have any schadenfreude from it, because before Hussein is finished they will be an open target for their enemies. Their American-taxpayer-funded security umbrella will be gone.
The person hit the nail on the head.
>> But what do the English really think about Obama?
Reads like an American dialect.
WOW! Thanks for posting!
I keep seeing this called Obama’s victory, but how is it a victory when you push through something the majority of the country is against. Victory, for now, maybe, but failure overall in the future and at mid-term elections (at least I hope so.)
Dear Brits: He is a “citizen of the world” according to his own words last summer. In other words, he has his sights set on you too. Last November, he said he’s come to “save the world.” You ready for that?
Sadly, an “I told you so” is a poor replacement for victory.
As the Senate vote on the stimulus measure approaches I feel America is at a crossroads, more so than it was even on Sept. 12, 2001. There is little doubt in my mind that this measure will do much more harm to us than a terrorist attack.
I thought just about all British papers were pro socialist.
Is this typical for the Daily Mail?
It nailed the problem as I see it.
The foreign press has been having a field day at Obama’s expense. Somehow the Republicans are going to be blamed for Obama’s fatal conceit.
It is reassuring to see some of our Brit cousins still have a keen eye & common sense.The same cannot be said for those who voted for OB nor the self serving, ethically & morally challenged cowards we keep electing to Congress.