Skip to comments.Note to European liberals – no one in America gives a damn what you think about the US election
Posted on 10/25/2012 1:55:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.......... [S]upport for Obama has more to do with European distaste for Middle America, characterised by angry Tea Party activists, guns, racism, climate-change denial and creationism. (We all like a laugh at creationists, but the main difference between the sort of unscientific beliefs espoused by religious Republicans and the secular bunkum believed by the Democrats is that you can get fired for questioning the latters PC doctrines.)
Its this arrogance and snobbery that drives European thinking about the US. A case in point is the Guardians unwittingly comic 2004 Operation Clark County, where they got various yellow-teethed Brits to condescendingly tell our colonial cousins how parochial and frightful they all were.
Obama represents opposition to this Jesusland version of the US, and, according to the media narrative, is representative of another sort of America, as well as the countrys journey from slavery to equality (something I guess has little resonance with the Chinese). Europeans like Obama because of how he makes them feel about themselves; by contrast, for many Americans he seems like something of an empty shell, weak, bored, condescending and driving the country further into debt.
Luckily for them its up to Americans to decide the next election, and the views of Europes liberal opinion-formers dont amount to a hill of beans. I just hope that, come the early hours of November 7, the BBC has plenty of counselors on standby.
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“Note to European liberals no one in America gives a damn what you think about the US election”
That’s a fact, Jaques.
Hey, I find the Europeans’ naïveté amusing. (Do the French even have a word for naïveté?)
Oh, we do, do we?
Actually, the term "naive" has its roots from the Frog Language.
Origin of NAIVE:
French naïve, feminine of naïf, from Old French, inborn, natural, from Latin nativus native
First Known Use: 1654
Here all this time I thought that European support for Obama was because Obama espouses the same failed socialist policies that are leading Europe to economic and social collapse.
Europe might be "saved" by the likely implementation of Sharia Law. European disordered minds and policies support the "infestation" of the entire union by outsiders with no interest in their silly borders, language, and culture.
You’re a pee on. == European.
>>[S]upport for Obama has more to do with European distaste for Middle America, characterised by angry Tea Party activists, guns, racism, climate-change denial and creationism.
Aside from racism, these are all things I support!
The EU/UN is trying to do to the US what it did to South Africa.
There should be some active measures against this nonsense.
Euros, muslims, Asians, Africans.. the whole lot of you...you don`t get a vote, so..
I think Lonesome had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek on that remark.
My Brit in-laws are very nice people, but they’re all extremely liberal on most matters and of course all anti Iraq and Afghanistan wars. One time one of them said that war is never good. I remarked that it sure took care of Hitler. He didn’t have an answer for that one.
That is true, but Europeans are largely socialist. Socialists hate the truth; they are forever frustrated that the realities of natural law and life do not fit into their Utopian perspective, their ideas of what constitutes a perfect world.
It is quite odd. Tea Party activists simply believe in fiscal responsibility, God, and the sanctity of life.
Government slaves are allowed to have an opinion? They have an opinion of our system, because they are not allowed to have opinions of their own system. I guess we could feel sorry for them.
That reminds me of a great quote I read the other day. Something like:
When your theories don’t match reality, it’s not reality that’s broken.
I remember years ago I was stationed at a USAF base in the UK during a presidential election. Brits I knew were completly bewildered by our elections. It was not just the Presidential election and the Electoral College they didn’t understand. It was also our local elections and how we seem to vote for just about every political office there is. I told them that was democracy at work.
One of these European countries should grant him citizenship and vote him in as Prime Minister. France, maybe. They love him that much, don’t they?
Piss off Europe!
The Europeans don’t understand that America’s forefathers left that sorry continent while the getting was good . In the last century Europe has given the world the two World Wars the ideologies of socialism ,communism, fascism, Nazism,Stalinism,the final Solution to the Jewish Question , the liquidation of the Kulaks & the Europeans can’t figure out why we try to go our own way instead of following their lead.