Skip to comments.Special Relationship Over? Britain Talks of Boycotting America
Posted on 06/13/2010 5:51:49 PM PDT by george76
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...
Let me be clear: Im not normally in favour of boycotts, and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obamas reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.
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He is doing his best at something, breaking crusader relationships and allegiances!
Florida and NYC will be greatly harmed if the British tourists go elsewhere.
Falling right into the trap.........just damn!!!
The average Brit and their tabloids believed the BS...even after the bust of Winston Churchill was chucked out the back door.
Bammy & Rammy must be high-fiving their dissin’ of Israel & the UK over a Heinekin.
I don’t recall anything like this when W was around
Brits, please be reminded that 0bama is not America (perhaps not even being an American) and does not represent the majority in the US.
Can he just boycott the idiots who voted for Obama? I know I didn’t.
Impeach King Obama as soon as we get the House and Senate!
Can I play too?
“Brits, please be reminded that 0bama is not America (perhaps not even being an American) and does not represent the majority in the US.”
And remember that he hates you as much as he does us and is doing everything he can to tick you off.
“We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obamas administration repays us”
Bingo. In Obama’s universe, helping George Bush prosecute the war on terror earns the UK condemnation, not gratitude. Unfortunately the majority of Americans voted Obama in - but they’re wising up. Maybe its not too late to get back on track with our real allies, once we’ve hobbled him with a Republican Congress in November.
The Great National Mistake is an idiot.
Gosh, another quick trip for Hillary!! She’s seeing the world in lightning speed, haaa!
Also not to nitpick but the Brits seem to have very short memories. They were all for us electing Obama before the election.
I have one word for you, Mr. Oliver: Lockerbie.
Yeah I remember the letter writing campaign to encourage Americans to vote for John Kerry. That didn’t work out too well thank God.
I think Obama hates Great Britain because of the history of their colonial rule of Kenya. Half of his family comes from Kenya, and to be fair British colonial rule in many countries was brutal to say the least (Jamaica for example). But, this is 2010, and he is the President of the United States, I certainly hope he grows up and can starting looking beyond his personal biases and do what is best for this country.
70% for Obama, 14% for McCain.
I'm sure the Brits will be very irritated by that pointed reminder. They were eager for 0bama to take us (the US) down a peg or two but they didn't know he would take our erstwhile allies down with us.
I hope they do boycott us.
the message would be clear then.
Why don’t you do us a favor and reveal his Birth Certificate?
Right with you there Jonathan but with a small correction. Any UK freepers reading please note: Barry Soetoro did not win a huge mandate. I believe he won with 52% of the popular vote, but since the states elect a president it seems like a bigger margin. He only squeaked into office by a small margin despite a very weak opponent and a slavishly fawning media. Still, only a bare majority were fooled. This last 19 months of the Soetoro Regime has not gained him any new support and it's only the die-hard left, naive college students and the a-political who are still fooled by the mau mau president. Please don't blame all the American people for this Obomination
It looks like it is, at least until President Palin is sworn in.
I guess as the leader of the largest Muslim nation in the world he plans on resetting our allegiances and friends lists.
No I don't think that would succeed. Just keep him around and defund all his pet projects AND ALL HIS NON GOVERNMENT ALLIES LIKE ACORN (AND SUCCESSORS) AND THE UNIONS.
I seem to remember the many British newspaper whining and wailing about how STOOOOOPID Americans were for reelecting Bush. And then how WONDERFUL we were for voting for Obama.
For those of us who knew what he was... screw you. Don’t come whining to me because you GOT WHAT YOU WANTED.
You have got to be kidding. Zero has no intention of doing what is best for this country. His goal is to destroy us.
Hmmm, correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t the Europeans peeing themselves with excitement over Obama becoming POTUS?
This is heartbreaking, but until the heartland cleans house on November 3rd, it may be necessary.
My grandfather was given a medal by Queen Mary when she gave him a lift when he was hitchhiking (no joke!!). It’s a treasured family heirloom. I hope the Lord has him busy so he’s not watching what’s happening to his beloved country.
Latest polls from America have McCain and Obama in a near statistical deal heat. CNN recently reported Obama leading by a mere 3% with RealClearPolitics reporting a lead for Obama of just 2.5%. America clearly has not decided. However, Great Britain has for sure! Obamania has crossed the Atlantic and taken Britain by storm. A poll in Britain gave Obama 73% of the vote to McCain's poor 27%. This startling statistic begets the question, why is this the case? Why do the British prefer Obama so significantly more than McCain?
Yep... poor memory.
What did your grandfather do with Queen Mary in that car to earn a medal?
I believe it was the Mirror which was so openly scornful of Americans and declared 59,000,000 of us stupid after Bush’s second election. Although the rest of the British press was a little more circumspect with their headlines, it was obvious that their contempt floated right beneath the surface.
Before you condemn Obama for dumping on this so-called ally, take a read on some british websites and get a glimpse of what the average Brit thinks of us. I don’t mean their left-wing sites obviously they are not blood pressure friendly, but try the Sun. It is eye opening, and good luck trying to find a brit with a kind word for any American. I have the feeling this will positively be the only thing that I will ever agree with Obama about.
Anyone was going to be better than Bush, but shoot, Mr. Hope and Change doesn’t satisfy them either. I have a middle finger that normally I would never use to express my opinion, but I will start flexing it especially for our british cousins. (spit)
GOOD! Starve the beast. This isn’t your daddy’s USA. I’m all for the boycott.
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Welcomed with thunderous cheers, President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to repair damaged relations with Europe, saying the world came together following the 2001 terrorist attacks but then “we got sidetracked by Iraq.”
“We must be honest with ourselves,” Obama said. “In recent years, we’ve allowed our alliance to drift.”
In his opening remarks, he underscored European and American ties and appeared intent on improving the U.S. image abroad, which suffered under George W. Bush. “I’ve come to Europe this week to renew our partnership,” Obama said, bluntly claiming that the relationship between the United States and Europe had gone adrift, with blame on both sides.
“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world,” Obama said.
The world was going to love us again once President Obama took office. It is not working out as they said.
we see how Barack Obamas administration repays us
It’s still all about them.
They defecate oil over over thousands of square miles and they still don’t give a damn.
They act like they spilled a few crackers on the floor. Brits are clueless. Let’s dump about 5 million gallons in the Thames river, maybe they’ll get the picture.
I don’t know what their lefties have to complain about. They got exactly who and what they wanted in the Oval Office.
ROFL, she was in a limo...not the kind of vehicle he expected to pick him up. She just asked about his family and how he was doing, and the instant her companion addressed her as “Your Majesty” he figured it out. He said she was very nice and wasn’t nervous until the MP’s came for him!
Here in Berlin, people line up to get in
To wait for the end, living in glorious sin
Theyve looked around and now there is no looking back
To when rivers ran red, now its the sky that grows black
Shadows are cast as two giants roam over the earth
We light a match, but what is that little flame worth
Once allies danced and sang
But it was forty years ago
Here in D.C., they talk about Euro-disease
And how the French are always so damn hard to please
Motions are passed in Brussels but no one agrees
And no one walks tall, but no one gets down on their knees
Once allies laughed and drank
But it was forty years ago
Where I come from, they dont like Americans much
They think theyre so loud, so tasteless, and so out of touch
Stiff upper lips are curled into permanent sneers
Self-satisfied, awaiting the next forty years
Once allies cried and cheered
But it was forty years ago
Oh yes, everyone was going to LUV America when George Bush was out of office.
Please boycott us.
You wanted him, you got him.