Skip to comments.Barack Obama has made me want to boycott America
Posted on 06/12/2010 11:21:29 PM PDT by Nachum
The special relationship is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obamas administration repays us.
First, Obama declared that America was neutral over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the Malvinas.
I dont know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. Im normally pro-American, but Mr Obamas seeming support for Argentinian aggressors, who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands, is gratuitously offensive. So from today, Im boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer, Ill be going to France, not California.
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Oh oh. I thought Barry was going to make the whole world love us again. LOL!
Every day a new reason to hold these people in a new level of contempt.
Have a Coke and a smile...
Bambi is a fool who does not know who are real allies are.
Bambi is a fool who does not care who are former allies were. We are now the USSA.
Most of us (Americans) feel the same way. We’ll throw him and his out as soon as we can, but it may take a while. Sorry for the delay. If you hear sounds of warfare, just stay clear until they subside.
I have to say, while I applaud anyone for stepping up and dumping on Obama, it's getting a little tiring to read these little tantrums from Brits. After years of hearing them denounce us for not being believers of Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change, now they're saying you can't attack BP because it'll hurt those who're invested in them, or have BP stocks in their portfolios.
Drudge linked to an article from some Brit commentator that shows all the awful things America has done to the UK, and what really caught my eye was how we entered the world wars late and that our losses weren't much compared to Britain's. It never occurs to these folks that our people died by the thousands to save THEIR land--we weren't in any immediate danger. (I'm not against our fighting in these wars, and of course we would have ended up fighting WW2 sooner or later--that's not the issue.)
I think the soccer thing today just shows how mature the British are, after always sniffing at everything American for decades, or centuries. Seems they can be just as childish as anyone else--which, of course, would be a devastating blow were they to admit that to themselves.
I think Americans on the whole respect the British but don't like them, while the British like Americans but don't respect them. Obama is just the latest opportunity for them to come out in the open with what some have long suspected.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN JUNE 6: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R) bows as he shakes hands with Azerbaijans Minister of Defense, General-Colonel Safar Abiyev on the tarmac at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport June 6, 2010 in Baku, Azerbaijan. On the table in front of Aliyev is a letter from President Barack Obama. Gates left Singapore earlier today after participating in the Shangri-La Dialogues Asia Security Summit, which ran from June 4 to 6, 2010. DL
Welcome to our world.....
I’m somewhat ambivalent about this rant. But France? really? They honestly helped you out greatly in WWII. And you don’t even speak their language. The Falklands? a last vestige of a sunsetted Empire. You don’t speak their language, either.
The FEW will control the masses. There really is no where to escape.
Are these the end times, who knows?
Many contend that the possibility of anarchy is very much in the air.
Don’t getcher knickers in a knot, Alex. 0bama hates America more than you ever will.
I visited Exeter University in the summer of 1975, and the brief intercourse this entailed with British youth culture led me to the observation that we ARE the Brits, with minor variations that tend to make this fact obscure to us. Take for example, Bugs Bunny. Qunitessentialy American, right? But British through and through, if you look deep.
G. B. Shaw said it, "One people, separated by a common language."
Who would have guessed?
British & American tribute band of brothers
How has BP made you feel?
I've never believed that, but you've had more exposure to them in their batural habitat, while I've encountered quite a few Brits in the wild (America). Can't say I cared much for 'em, tho' that may be my Irish ancestry coming through. Fell very hard for one British girl, but was lured away by an Aussie... :P
The UK is number 3 on his most-hated nations list. The US and Israel are tied for 1st.
He's no fool ... he knows exactly what he's doing.
o m g r u f kidding me
What is this the Stepford cabinet?
I was going to say something like, “Hell, I live live here and I feel like boycotting the place”, but you folks beat me to it.
Everything is insane now. Barry0 wants BP to pay the other oil companies for losses from the moratorium.
Me, too. And I LIVE here!
If you read
- The New Dealers' War:
- FDR and the War Within World War II
by Thomas Fleming
you learn that the US was very loathe to get into WWII; right up until Pearl Harbor opposition to it polled 80%.
But then, the British jubilantly greeted Neville Chamberlain as a hero when he came back from his meeting to appease Hitler proclaiming "Peace in our time." So much for the idea that the British were more eager to fight Germany than the US was.You also realize that the US was in the 1940s still not really over the War of 1812 enough to think that the British Empire was a good thing.
The US was anticolonialist. Monroe Doctrine, and all that . . .
And you know..., I suffered anxiety over it.
They’re going to take BP down. Britain is going to be furious. Can’t say as I blame them.
But they still have Mardi Gras. /s
Sounds like some Bush “Miss Me Yet?” billboards need to go up over there. :)
AFter stomaching Russel Brand’s little tirade on the music award show two years ago, calling Bush “retarded” and begging America to vote for Obama, I think it’s all quite humerous.
It’s a ridiculous article because of the whole boycott thing, but I can appreciate the anger and the anti-Obama sentiment. Zero really does stick it in the eye of the British every chance he gets. The Special Relationship isn’t over because our interests still coincide; only when they permanently diverge will it truly end. Unlike Britain we have a constitution which doesn’t allow us to call for new elections at the drop of a hat...we have to wait it out until 2012. See you then Alex.
But then, the British jubilantly greeted Neville Chamberlain as a hero when he came back from his meeting to appease Hitler proclaiming "Peace in our time." So much for the idea that the British were more eager to fight Germany than the US was.
Funny how the article Drudge linked didn't mention any of that. Well, not really.
bump for later read.
Unfortunately I believe your right.
>> Bambi is a fool who does not care who are former allies were.
Many of our allies told us to eat dirt while fawning for the One.
I love Europe, but they can eat dirt on this One - their damn infatuation with vapid BS.
Their support for him was crazy and he threw them all overboard right after he won. I wonder if they think of that?
The only supporters he kept were just the Muslims. The rest of his 'crazy' supporters are now fish food.
He makes me want to boycott him.
? The Falklands are an English speaking zone, settled by people of UK ancestry.
I agree-I also remember that the Brit’s supplied the VC with weapons when we were fighting there.
Ditto that “Yup”
That turns my stomach. I really despise these scum.
Freepers, remember when the libs did that apology thing after Bush was elected? Maybe we should do one now.
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