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BBC Big: Europe Pulling For Obama As More Supportive Of 'Social Democratic' Values
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/03/2012 5:06:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Call it damning with pink praise . . .

On today's Morning Joe, BBC's Katty Kay, anchor of the network's American edition, said that Europeans favor the re-election of President Obama because he is more supportive of "European social-democratic values." You know, those wonderful welfare-state policies that have worked their magic so well that Europe now enjoys . . . an 11.1% unemployment rate.

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1 posted on 07/03/2012 5:06:55 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Europeans rooting for Obama as a fellow ‘social democrat.’ Pinky ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 5:08:19 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Good morning.

Kudos to you for your ability to watch, and report on this swill everyday. I couldn't do it.

5.56mm

3 posted on 07/03/2012 5:12:17 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is “more in line with European social-democratic values?” Well, you could knock me over with a feather. What they mean to say is Obama is more in line with the European idea that the state should control everything down to the color of your underwear. Which should be red.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 5:18:13 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
More “social democratic”, eh. Vladimir Bukovsky had this to say about what the social democratic ideal is doing to the European Union:
The Soviet Union used to be a state run by ideology. Today’s ideology of the European Union is social-democratic, statist, and a big part of it is also political correctness. I watch very carefully how political correctness spreads and becomes an oppressive ideology …
If that is what Obama is on board with, then he is a tool of a very dangerous movement.
5 posted on 07/03/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rather, Europe is going into a panic desperation mode because their fellow “social democrat” sinking faster then the Titanic.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 5:21:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: driftless2

Europe likes him so much, mainly because he makes them look good.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Okay everyone, repeat after me:

“America is not a Democracy, it is a Constitutional Republic.”

“Social Democracy” is just code for socialism.

I despise Liberals. There are numerous very sulfurous, burning ponds for every last one of them.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 5:29:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Europe Pulling For Obama As More Supportive Of 'Social Democratic' Values

If Mitt Romney's Campaign, and all of his Super PACS (like Karl Rove and Co.) don't jump all over this, they need their head examined.
9 posted on 07/03/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: rarestia

“America is not a Democracy, it is a Constitutional Republic.”
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You are 100% correct my friend.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 5:32:44 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: driftless2

we thought we won WWII, but as we are finding out, Hitler did win it.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 5:37:14 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And what did Obama Lover Mourning Joe have to say about this?


12 posted on 07/03/2012 5:38:03 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

and the democrats are the Democrat Party, not the Democratic party


13 posted on 07/03/2012 5:38:24 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: John W

Joe was off today.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:06 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: driftless2
Obama is “more in line with European social-democratic values?”

But that's not the same as having an America that supports European interests. IOW's a weaker America lead by Obama is not going to be able to support European defense, and the days of freeloading off America will hasten to an end with an Obama re-election. But they can't see that.

Better start writing those bigger tax checks for your own defense, Euroweenies!

15 posted on 07/03/2012 5:45:17 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: television is just wrong

and the democrats are the Democrat Party, not the Democratic party
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EXACTLY!!!


16 posted on 07/03/2012 5:54:13 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Tallguy

If many Euros are like my Brit in-laws, I doubt they give a thought to defense. I’ve yet to hear my Brit in-laws say anything at all about Islamism or defending their their country. They were all against the Iraq War and probably Afghanistan as well. Some called Tony Blair a war criminal. So in my honest opinion, many Euros are blissfully unaware of any threat to their own countries. I don’t even think they believe we will come to their defense in case of an attack or care if we do or don’t. Because they simply don’t see any threats on the horizon. And I’d have to say, like Mark Steyn, their biggest threat is a demographic i.e. Islamist threat. But they don’t say anything about that either.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:18 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Imitation being the highest form of flattery ensures that the eurofemmes think we worship them.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging it's tail.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

From my perspective- someone who travels to Europe and talks to Europeans - most Europeans don’t give a rat’s behind about Obama or the presidential election. Not because they like or dislike him, but because they are neck high in their own troubles they don’t care.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

From my perspective- someone who travels to Europe and talks to Europeans - most Europeans don’t give a rat’s behind about Obama or the presidential election. Not because they like or dislike him, but because they are neck high in their own troubles they don’t care.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 6:10:05 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Two points. First, we had to save Europe from itself three times in the last century. Second, many of our ancestors came here to escape the garbage they were subjected to in Europe. So why do we lionize European political ideas?


21 posted on 07/03/2012 6:10:29 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: popdonnelly
Not everyone who came over from Europe did so to escape it, but to remake the New World in the Old World’s image instead. The progressivism that started in the early 20th century over here did have a source.
22 posted on 07/03/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It must be really something to work for the Beeb and speak for all of Europe. News broadcasters - what don’t they know?


23 posted on 07/03/2012 3:19:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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