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Obama's view of Cameron: a lightweight, claims magazine
The Guardian ^ | 05/06/10

Posted on 05/06/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT by MissesBush

According to tomorrow's New Statesman, Barack Obama was unimpressed by his encounter with David Cameron earlier this year and commented: "What a lightweight!"

According to James Macintyre's report, Cameron's attempt to stress his pro-American and Eurosceptic credentials did not meet with Obama's approval. According to Macintyre's diplomatic sources, the Democratic candidate was "distinctly unimpressed" and labelled Cameron a lightweight.

Macintyre notes that 48 hours earlier Obama had delivered a speech in Berlin stressing "the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future".

Following the meeting with Cameron, Obama apparently asked officials for more information on Tory Euroscepticism. Macintyre also speculates that Cameron's support for the Iraq war – which Obama opposed – did not help the relationship either.

The report is sure to dismay Cameron and damage his attempts to portray himself as a world-class statesman – not to mention relations between Obama's incoming administration and a possible future Tory government.

When Cameron met the then-presidential candidate in July, the two held an hour of discussions, and Obama also met shadow cabinet members William Hague and George Osborne.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhouk; cameron; claims; davidcameron; lightweight; magazine; obama; uk; view; weakling
Funny, I thought it was Bush who "alienated key allies" but that low down street thug has been alienating the Brits, among other important allies, and now is giving the back of his hand to the likely new PM? Obama calling anyone a lightweight would be like Rosie O Donnell calling someone butch
1 posted on 05/06/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

Takes one to know one.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 3:49:28 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: MissesBush

Wow .
A new Olympic record has been set of the pot calling kettle black event.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 3:50:00 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: MissesBush

Pot. Kettle. Politically correct color.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 3:50:26 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The problem is not that people are taxed too little [it's] that government spends too much."-Reagan)
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To: MissesBush
Obama's view of Cameron: a lightweight, claims magazine...

So says the 'light in his loafers' featherweight, pResident Obama...
Mr. Cameron should take it as a complement...

5 posted on 05/06/2010 3:50:44 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: MissesBush

Everyone is a lightweight compared to megagenius Obama.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 3:51:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MissesBush

Hmm...isn’t this called projection?


7 posted on 05/06/2010 3:53:45 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: MissesBush

This is surreal. The most inexperienced, unqualified, community organizer POS in the world with zero accomplishments is calling Cameron a “lightweight”? I mean....I’m not a huge fan of Cameron, but MY GAWD....


8 posted on 05/06/2010 3:55:00 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: MissesBush

I think they sent Anita Dunn over there to sabotage him.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 3:56:12 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: MissesBush

How ironic that Obama would call anybody a lightweight.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 3:56:57 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: MissesBush
This surely is a takes one to know one issue, but Obama is actually right; Cameron is a lightweight. He's no Conservative.
11 posted on 05/06/2010 4:00:30 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: MissesBush

Obama has the nerve to call ANYONE a lightweight?

hh


12 posted on 05/06/2010 4:01:24 PM PDT by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: NavVet

The British lightweight still outclasses our Kenyan Junior Flyweight.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 4:01:30 PM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: Carl LaFong
You beat me by 26 seconds!

Huh ??
ARE  WE  TALKING ABOUT
President Obambi?

14 posted on 05/06/2010 4:02:13 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The reason I'm not disillusioned with Obama is that I was never illusioned." -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: hoosier hick

Are you kidding? Saint Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize . . . . for doing NOTHING! That’s power!


15 posted on 05/06/2010 4:04:03 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: MissesBush

Obozo must have been looking in a mirror.


16 posted on 05/06/2010 4:05:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Goldsborough
Any classes lighter than "junior flyweight"?

Obama would tend to make anyone else look like a battlecruiser ..... that's why he dreamed up the "I was born in Kenya" roorback in 2004 or whenever it was, to make himself blacker, after Bobby Rush dusted him off and tagged him as an "Oreo".

17 posted on 05/06/2010 4:06:20 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: MissesBush

It works in more ways than one ...

18 posted on 05/06/2010 4:07:19 PM PDT by x
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To: MissesBush

Obama didn’t like Avatar? Oops...


19 posted on 05/06/2010 4:08:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: Carl LaFong

That Olympic record will never be broken.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 4:10:52 PM PDT by altura
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To: FreeKeys
Pot. Kettle. Politically correct color.

The Black calling the kettle pot.

21 posted on 05/06/2010 4:15:19 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: MissesBush
Lightweight suggests stupid.

Cameron graduated from Oxford, and I don't think he has made his college transcripts a state secret.

Columbia GPA, Obama? SAT's? LSAT's? Class Rank at Harvard Law?

22 posted on 05/06/2010 4:23:23 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: MissesBush
"What a lightweight!"

Says the Empty Suit.

23 posted on 05/06/2010 4:24:20 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: MissesBush

Look, my impression is that Cameron is indeed a bit of a weenie, but for obvious reasons, Barack Obama is about the last person in high office I want to hear that from.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 4:26:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MissesBush

“What a lightweight!”

Now, that’s rich . . . a Kenyan-born, illegal alien with absolutely no experience calls someone a lightweight. Awesome!


25 posted on 05/06/2010 4:39:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: MissesBush

The Loon-O-dent is hydrogen gas. Just what could be a lighter weight than our presidential idiot?


26 posted on 05/06/2010 4:48:31 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MissesBush

Did that quote come as Zero was on the 14th tee of his weekly “fact-finding” mission?


27 posted on 05/06/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT by rod1
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To: MissesBush

The guy who never ran a lemonade stand, much less a business. The guy who never even went to basic training or the Boy Scouts and yet is the commander of one of the largest military forces in the world... THAT guy is calling someone a ‘lightweight?”

This is proof positive that Ozero’s ego has gotten the best of him. I would pray for his downfall to be swift and that I could witness it, but that might mean America has to suffer with him.


28 posted on 05/06/2010 5:11:08 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Carl LaFong

that record will never be broken.


29 posted on 05/06/2010 5:14:01 PM PDT by altura
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To: MissesBush

Bambi hates the Brits, which makes me like them even more.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 5:16:25 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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