Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I hate to say I told you so, but...

There are many of us who said before the election that Obama, other than the minimum constitutional qualifications to hold the office, was woefully and abysmally unprepared to be president. We were informed by our betters that no, we were just being racist, reactionary bigots for saying so and that Barack Obama would bring a new age of enlightenment to our wounded world and that he would single-handedly repair our relationships with our allies ruined by that idiotic cowboy from Texas.

Obama's spectacularly piss-poor handling of British PM Gordon Brown's state visit last week - as well as his handlers' rather unsettling excuses for it - is well-trodden, but I didn't realize just how badly until tonight when I saw this post over at Ace's place. Ace quotes a stunner from this Telegraph article:
The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
I actually had to kind of laugh when I read it, because when I was in London a couple weeks ago I ended up in the inevitable political discussion with a local at bar there who was waxing poetic over Obama. I wish I could go find that guy now and ask him what he thinks.


Dave C said...


This guy still is in love with Obama..

if anything listen to the video clip..

don't ask, dont think, just support Obama.

Eric said...

They're like women in an abusive relationship...gotta stand by their man no matter what!