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Saturday, April 04, 2009

More Signs That America Has a New Leader

The world has now seen that our wild and crazy mascot has been replaced. “You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists!” and “Bring ‘em on!” have given way to “I'm here to listen, to share ideas and to jointly, as one of many NATO allies, help shape our vision for the future.”

Ah, fresh air. Sunshine.

At a town hall in Strasbourg, France, Obama said: “In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. There have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”

Sorry, xenophobes and phony “patriots,” but that needed to be acknowledged and brought into the open. The G-20 Summit and Obama’s speeches were long on feelgood rhetoric and short on specific solutions. But this was an important first step. We’re all in this together, and this new approach of conciliation and collaboration is the only way to deal with the global economy, terrorism, climate change, etc.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy responded with: “It feels really good to be able to work with a U.S. President who wants to change the world and who understands that the world does not boil down to simply American frontiers and borders. And that is a hell of a good piece of news for 2009.”

More good news comes from Obama’s meeting with bank CEOs last week. As this article says, “the bankers struggled to make themselves clear to the president of the United States.”

The CEOs kept “explaining” to the president why they needed to keep paying these exorbitant salaries to their “top” employees (i.e. the ones who dug them into this cesspool in the first place).

Obama interrupted their arrogant God’s-gift-to-the-world preening with “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that…My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

Bam!!! Pow!!! You tell 'em! Goddamn, I like our new president.

Conservatives, on the other hand, have a somewhat different reaction.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Bee said...

I like'im, too. And the baby was hilarious :)

My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.

Now There's a soundbyte for ya, lol.

April 4, 2009 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

Great examples there of Obama, in two very different settings, saying things that really needed saying.

This guy is a keeper.

April 4, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

“It feels really good to be able to work with a U.S. President who wants to change the world and who understands that the world does not boil down to simply American frontiers and borders. And that is a hell of a good piece of news for 2009.”

David Frum was on Bill Maher Friday night. What an ass. When the panel was talking about Obama’s trip and its successes, all he would talk about was how it was a failure, because the full economic actions Obama sought were not obtained. And he would not concede that the trip was a success in that our President started the healing process (Dumbya recovery) out right.

April 5, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger DB said...

So, we are a part of the world community now? I am shocked. It kind of feels...good!

April 5, 2009 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

It is time that the United States joined the global neighborhood and I think President Obama's tone and words were very appropriate and long overdue.
We need to be A big brother not Big Brother.

April 5, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

No, no, no. The president needs to tell Europe "America first!", and they can all line up behind us or Bill O'Reilly will start a boycott against their country.

April 5, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: I loved that quote too. It's about time those VIPs started being treated like regular people instead of royalty.

SW: Yes, definitely a keeper.

Carlos: Half the fun is watching the wingtards go into seizures over Obama. I saw part of a YouTube clip of Karl Rove and a few Fox News assholes having a tantrum over Obama's speech.

DB: Yes, it's great to be part of the world again.

Rockync: "We need to be A big brother not Big Brother." So true.

Lew: Uh oh, not Bill O'Reilly. I hear Sean Penn's movie career has gone down in flames now that O'Reilly has announced he's boycotting all of Sean Penn's movies.

April 5, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

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