Thursday, January 21, 2010

The World Says Goodbye To Barry O

Great headline from across the pond this morning: "The World Bids Farewell To Obama" - the folks at Der Spiegel do a round robin of European opinion.  Everything from the practical and realistic:

Scott Brown campaigned on two promises, both of which apparently struck a nerve with the electorate. He wants to block health care reform and he wants to find ways to reduce the enormous budget deficit. It is here where the roots of dissatisfaction with Obama are to be found. His reform agenda, in its current form, is highly suspect to Americans. And they have the impression that, if he continues piling up debt, he will be gambling away the country's future.

to the rabidly fever-touched crazy:

"For everyone else in the world, this means that they will have to bid farewell to a candidate for whom the hopes were so high. They will have to say goodbye to the charisma they fell in love with. Obama will be staying home after all."

Umm,'s that kind of coverage that makes us Americans want to (in the words of S.E. Cupp) "stick our fingers in our eyes and swirl them around."

They at least got part of it right - "the charisma they fell in love with" - that was all it was.  The rest?  Teleprompter and empty suit.  I mean this rank amateur was just on the radio in an interview saying that the Middle East problem is "harder than I thought."  Harder than you thought???  WTF???  Did you really believe that you would get sworn in and the oceans would begin to recede like you said?

We on the right have said all along that this guy is no messiah, but the folks on the left that believed must be feeling some degree of the anguish that the Jews who believed in Jesus must have felt when they saw him on the cross.  One big difference, the latter proved he was divine.  Barry?  He's just another hack out of the Chicago political machine.  Done.

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