Skip to comments.Barack Obama insults Britain again,
Posted on 07/11/2013 3:07:37 PM PDT by Kaslin
Whats the going rate for the US ambassadorship to London? Apparently around $2.3 million, judging by President Obamas latest appointment to the Court of St. Jamess, the most prestigious diplomatic posting in the world for a US official. This is the amount personally raised by Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obamas 2012 re-election campaign, which raked in $730 million in total. Mr Barzun, an internet businessman, was handpicked by the White House to be Obamas representative in London, despite the fact he has no connection to modern-day Britain and his main qualification for the job appears to be that he has been an effective bundler for Barack Obama's two successful presidential election campaigns. His only diplomatic experience has been his recent stint as ambassador to Sweden, hardly a global powerhouse, itself a reward for his role in helping Obama win election in 2008. Ironically, Barzun once interned for John Kerry, when he was Senator for Massachusetts.
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I suppose it isn’t any worse than FDR sending them Joe Kennedy, although in that case the Ambassador didn’t matter because Roosevelt and Churchill communicated directly.
Well this is weird... guy looks straight to me.
Is he gay? Everyone else he nominates for something is..
Then again, it back-fired when the Kennedys' started singing the praises of Adolph Hitler.
They're cousins of a sort. Don't know how distant. And both went to St. Paul's School.
Matthew Barzun's grandfather was the Columbia historian Jacques Barzun who married a Lowell. Matthew's mother was a Winthrop. He married the Jack Daniels' heiress and moved to Kentucky.
“I suppose it isnt any worse than FDR sending them Joe Kennedy, although in that case the Ambassador didnt matter because Roosevelt and Churchill communicated directly.”
Kennedy was a very vocal Hitler and Nazi supporter. Churchill sent a message to FDR that if he didn’t remove Kennedy Churchill would have him killed.
I wish I could agree with you.
A poofter if I ever saw one, albeit a very rich one.
I’ve never heard FDR sent Kennedy to London as an insult or joke. Kennedy actually enjoyed success running the SEC for Roosevelt, plus had been a huge supporter and contributor. When word got back to Washington that he was acting like a crazy uncle, they recalled him.
I haven't read much specifically about the politics history of WW2.
So, my question is...
Is there any evidence or suggestion that the threat was carried out?
He wore out his welcome both with the Brits and State Department pretty fast.
(Then there was the hot dog dinner...)
My respect for Churchill ratchets up another increment.
And evidently saved his life, if post #7 is factual.
You are commenting on facts not in evidence.
You are assuming that Hussein has the knowledge, experience, judgment and inclination, in addition to simply "interest."
The clown is as smart and competent as a boxful of tacos.
Contrast that guy with the first ambassador to the U.K..
As awkward as that was, at least you knew you got an actual qualified person for the job.
Is that guy show off the size of ass he had to kiss to get the job?
I have never heard that before.
Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obamas 2012 re-election campaign, which raked in $730 million in total... his main qualification for the job appears to be that he has been an effective bundler for Barack Obama's two successful presidential election campaigns... [and he] once interned for John Kerry, when he was Senator for Massachusetts.
Well, Roosevelt was old New York Dutch, and the Brits took it from them. It probably amused him to send them an Irishman.
“Is there any evidence or suggestion that the threat was carried out?”
Joe Kennedy died decades later.
Also, Churchill told the former king and ardent Nazi supporter that if he opened his pro-Hitler mouth one more time he’d be killed. They sent him off to be ambassador to a Caribbean island. To my knowledge the former king decided to keep his yap shut.
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Article, then check out comments through # 22. Esp # 6 , # 7 and # 22.
Fascinating historical facts.
My old New York Dutch were here before the Roosevelts...
BTW that “Irishman” was a Catholic one...
Not exactly a WASP
I think one might add that Joe Kennedy made his money as a liquor-smuggling Chicago mobster. That’s where the Kennedy money came from. Not exactly proper Bostonians.
Once again, the British will say what the ignorant Americans won’t.
Makes me shamed.
Joe Kennedy was pond scum.