Skip to comments.Obama Connects With Young Europeans [tells cheering crowd in France, "America is changing"]
Posted on 04/04/2009 12:09:00 PM PDT by ETL
STRASBOURG, France President Obama, appearing on the eve of a NATO summit meeting here, told a cheering crowd of young people on Friday that America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes.
The gathering resembled any of the countless, similar rallies held during his presidential campaign. But this one took place in the Alsatian border region of France and Germany, not in a gymnasium in Des Moines, and Mr. Obama seemed bent on repairing soured trans-Atlantic relations that began with the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
A Landslide Mandate For Change
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain (LatterRain.com is a "Liberation Theology" commie-left website -etl)
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
From NBC Chicago, Jan 21, 2009:
Bill Ayers was "overflowing with happiness, relief, love" when he and his wife went to Grant Park with tens of thousands of Chicagoans to celebrate the election of President Barack Obama.
Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spoke exclusively with NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson about why they joined the Election Night celebration in the park, where 40 years before they helped stage the Days of Rage riots.
The couple said they got last-minute tickets from a friend to be in Grant Park that night.
"I couldn't stop crying a couple of times. I found the exact spot where I was beaten 40 years ago," Ayers said. "But I've never been in a crowd that large that wasn't edged with either anger or drunkenness or gluttony, and it was really an extraordinary feeling."
They can have him anytime. Free, no strings, except the one promising to keep him forever.
We’ll throw in Hillary and Frank, too.
The cheese-eating, surrender monkeys are so happy to see someone finally flushing America down the drain. I can see the Frenchies cheering and loving it. They want Americans to suffer along with them by surrending to the Communists.
Louis Farrakhan, at the annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008: "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better"..."If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."
Millions More Movement rally
Washington D.C., October 15, 2005
Louis Farrakhan speech
From Louis Farrakhan's "Nation Of Islam" website, FinalCall.com...
Re: Millions More Movement rally, Oct 15, 2005:
Unity generates power to change reality
By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
"The time has never been more ripe for a strategic relationship between the Black, Brown, Native American and the poor of this nation and the world."
"We need a Ministry of Defense. Our young men are born soldiers, but they are in the wrong war. They are fighting a war in the streets of America against each other, or they are fighting an unjust war overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. We need to bring our boys home and put them into the Ministry of Defense, so we can defend our communities, rather than destroy our communities.
We need a Ministry of Art and Culture. We applaud the hip hop community, the leaders of young people all over the world, but I want the young generation of artists to know there is a bigger purpose for art and culture than popping our fingers and shaking our backsides. Mao Tse Tung, throughout his long march to conquer China, had a billion people whose lives he had to transform. Many of them were victims of opium, drugs and prostitution, like we are. But Mao Tse Tung went to the cultural community and they accepted his idea. Then, through song, dance, poetry, drama, documentaries, movies and books, the idea of Mao Tse Tung became the idea of a billion people. China became a world power on the base of culture and the artistic community. If we had a Ministry of Art and Culture in every city, [we'd] create this movement [in the U.S.], we could say to our young people, What is the idea of the Time and are you reflecting that idea in your songs, dance and music?
We need a Ministry of Trade and Commerce. Do you think that a Millions More Movement should not be involved in the development of Africa, the Caribbean and Central America? ... we need a Ministry of Trade and Commerce that can link the struggle here with Africa and the Caribbean, Central and South America.
(note: this is Farrakhan's own "Nation Of Islam" website. However, the original page has 'mysteriously' been removed and it exists only in this linked cache form, thus the looong url -etl):
Louis Farrakhan, Santiago de Cuba, February, 1998: "There is not a member of the black masses in the United States who is not proud of the example set by Cuba and its revolution, with Comandante Fidel at its head"
"Minister Farrakhan and his delegation met privately with President Fidel Castro of Cuba."
Video of Farrakhan's Obama endorsement at the above mentioned 'annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008'. Hear him (Farrakhan) call Obama "The Messiah" And speak of "universal change":
America was founded specifically to counter the tyranny and socialist totalitarian and monarchial goverments of the time. So Obama wants to destroy America and adopt the same European style government that we declared our Independence from in 1776?
What possibly can Obama say to America on the 4th of July?
Obama makes me sick. Why do we have the President of the US himself going out and trashing our nation and our history? This is so awful it’s hard for me to really comprehend it.
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP), April 2, 2009, Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
Photos are from the 2008 "Victory Day" parade in Moscow:
From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia
September 29, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russia will help Venezuela develop nuclear energy a move likely to raise U.S. concerns over increasingly close cooperation between Caracas and Moscow.
Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Nov 25, 2008
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America. The deployment is the first of its kind in the Caribbean since the Cold War and was timed to coincide with President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Caracas the first ever by a Russian president.
More Yahoo search results for Russia and Venezuela connections:
July 29, 2006
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
Russian nuclear bombers in Cuba?
July 23, 2008
The media has been abuzz today at the prospect of Russian nuclear bombers being stationed in Cuba if the US goes ahead with plans for missile defense bases in Eastern Europe.
The story has riled the US enough that a US general has been wheeled out to tell the worlds press that any Russian attempt to build another nuclear base in Cuba would cross US red line.
The story broke earlier this week, when Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted an un-named source from within the Russian military. He told the Russian daily:
While they are deploying the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, our strategic bombers will already be landing in Cuba.
The quote hasnt been independently confirmed, but the Russian Defense Ministry added fuel to the fire when they refused to comment on the story.
The prospect of Russian nuclear forces being stationed in Cuba - which is, after all, only 90 miles from the US coast - would bring back some rather unpleasant memories for the US of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, where the Soviet Union under Nikita Kruschev launched an audacious and foolhardy bid to station nuclear missiles on the Caribbean island.
As that was the beginning of history? Certainly there couldn't have been any anti-American sentiment from before the dawn of time (otherwise known as Bush's inauguration).
More like “we won” (the commie left).
'Change' isn't always for the best.
“The United States of America is a big, stinking pile of ****, but we’re starting to smell a little bit less.”
What a pathetic, ridiculous poser Obama is. He is all about Obama and nothing else. I don't recall a US president ever trashing and apologizing for the US for policies still being pursued.
Obama is a self-absorbed megalomaniac who thinks every moment should be about him, and he puts himself above the US in any and every circumstance. It's always all about him and his attempts to ingratiate and self-aggrandize to his own benefit.
What a pathetic excuse for a leader he is.
Obama is an empty suit puppet of the commie left.
It’s not surprising that the eurotrash would like The Bamma. Europe, the birthplace of socialism, nazis, communists and Marxists.
You terrorist POS. That is because of who YOU are and the scum you associate with.
Most "normal" people wouldn't make a statement like that.
As I continually say: All you need to do is listen to liberals, and sooner or later, they tell the truth without realizing it.
And also a ‘self-absorbed megalomaniac’ as you say. He’s a lot of both.
It’s narcissistic personality disorder:
Obama: “America is dying!”
French crowd: “Hooray!”
“He [Obama] offered his thoughts on a wide catalog of global issues, drawing cheers when he spoke of shutting down the military prison at Guantánamo Bay and reducing nuclear stockpiles.”
Obama Endorses Soros Plan to Loot America
Change is like a pendulum, it never stands still.
0, might be right, but he will never see America becoming European. There will be more than blood on the streets and even the islamists will take a second look. Only a small percentage of Americans want this change.
A greater (far) percentage just wanted to get rid of Pres Bush. Though more than a few are beginning to realize “better the dog you know than the one you don’t”
No one knows Obmama still
Barf alert? Or maybe that should be implicit in the title.
Yea. Makes us rethink saving there asses with our lives and treasure in WWII don't it? Sorry jackasses. We should have let them die a natural death. Better for them, better for us.
“Only a small percentage of Americans want this change.”
Yes, but this small percentage have the microphones, and the attention.
And then to have so many US citizens/media applaud it like this a$$wipe accomplished something just makes my blood boil
America IS changing. Her citizens are stockpiling weapons and ammunition in anticipation of a second civil war instigated by the imposter in chief.
I guess Helene’s mother never taught her that it’s not proper to be a sewage sucking sewer pump in public.
NATO protesters storm hotel, light fires
Posted on 04/04/2009 8:18:23 AM PDT by boughtwithaprice
he as let china and Russia have a said in our banking
DickMorrisReports - 4.3.09
It can be argued that we’ve already surrendered to the communists by electing one our Pres__ent.
“What possibly can Obama say to America on the 4th of July?
Demoralization is an excellent tactic. Having the will to continue the fight in the face of such pressure is absolutely necessary.
Nevertheless, I, who can wax prosaic a lot here, just about can’t post after reading and thinking about that. It’s like hearing “Taps” or “The Navy Hymn.”
Hopefully someone will find that spot and beat him there some more....Severely!
It's more mob hysteria for Obama's messianic ego and grandiosity.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
Fouad Ajami wrote an article about this during the campaign that Obama represented a throwback to the mob and street hysteria of Third World politics. Insane, deranged, cheering and shouting people jumping up and down.
THIS IS WHY CHILDREN NEED TO GO TO THE TEA PARTIES!
George Jefferson ran a successful cleaning business. Obama has run nothing but his mouth.