Skip to comments.US voters are not mad. Our stereotype of them is patronising and wrong
Posted on 08/20/2011 10:48:16 AM PDT by smokingfrog
America is a country of mad people governed by buffoons. That's the way a lot of Europeans are content to see it, no matter how much they love the US in other ways. A country of mad people because they are so religious, violent, overweight and in denial about things that look obvious from here but which the flag-wavers over there refuse to get. Governed by buffoons because, for the past half-century, from Lyndon Johnson to George W Bush, no US president was truly respected in much of this continent. Not even Reagan on the right or Clinton on the left. All of them, in various ways, were laughable.
That changed in 2008. With one mighty bound, the nation of mad people became a nation of visionaries, electing not a buffoon but an incredibly cool, incredibly smart, incredibly articulate leader who was so progressive and sensitive that, guess what, he might almost have been one of us. Except that, inconveniently, he wasn't. But that didn't matter. We gave him the Nobel peace prize when he'd only been in office for five minutes and drooled whenever he looked in our direction.
Now, with 15 months to go before the next US presidential election, a spectre is haunting Europe. The spectre is the possibility Barack Obama might not be re-elected. In fact it's more than that. It's the sense, among a lot of Europeans and a lot of progressives US ones too that Obama wasn't as great as he seemed and that, as a result, he has allowed the mad people to get their act together again and prepare to elect another buffoon next November. Prejudices confirmed. Comfort zone resumed.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
I am about as mad as hell...2012 can not come soon enough!!! =.=
"You're insane!" cried his comrade. "You'll never outrun that lion!"
"Perhaps not," replied the other. "But if I try really hard, I might be able to outrun you!
2012 we may/may not outrun obama...but then it’s back to the SOS!
Martin can kiss my rosy red...anyone that uses the word buffoon so many times is, of course, a buffoon themselves. My High School English teacher would have slapped me for uttering such rubbish.
Must be a lib paper, the comments were the usual clueless wastes of time the left puts out on cue. The welfare state is toast and those cultists are down to scapegoating Christians, pretty sad.
Unintended Satire... LOL!
Barf alert needed. One does not even know where to begin with the drivvel coming from this creature’s pen. Palin didn’t lose in 2008. McLAME did. Madness is re-electing Obama or making it possible for him to get re-elected. Sanity is preventing his re-election and nominating someone who can clearly articulate this country’s values. Most Americans couldn’t care less what the Euros think of our politics. As a whole, we are not like them and never have been. No apologies needed from our end.
You forgot the barf alert on this one!
Strictly within visual range of a functioning teleprompter.
Well your screen name and this frog’s last name prompts me to say that this Euro frog’s Kettle is boiling and he is done and does not have a clue. I also cannot help but wonder if his boil did not come about from some hallucinogenic materials on fire. The smoke got him before the boil.
Interesting. Wonder what nation that would be????
If America would look at everything that’s been done to this once-great country since January of 2008 and choose another 4 years of this, this nation is beyond saving.
From the leftist British ruling class which destroyed a once great nation. Unfortunately, the people had become cowardly enough to let them do it.
It’s okay. Europeans have been patronizing us as long as we’ve been here. Only the most neurotic among us care.
What is WRONG with these people? Even as his own country is being burned to the ground because of leftist policies far worse than ours, he remains as clueless as any OTHER piece of Euro-trash? There has to be something in the water that makes these people so incredibly obtuse. I just wish they would stop putting it in the water in NY and DC....
Isn’t Mr. Kettle’s country being over-ridden by an angry mob even as he pens this load of tripe?
overweight and in denial about things
...that look obvious from here but which the flag-wavers over there refuse to get.
What is it about people that live in glass houses?