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