I heard so many liberals crying that Bush had forfeited “American prestige” in the world – and that Obama would magically restore the image of America around the world – that I finally just kept a vomit bucket next to my chair.
Let us just say that a mere 6 weeks into the Obama presidency, the outright, “barf all over your shoes” idiocy of the liberal mantra.
Then we had that same Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Russia so she could demonstrate to the world that the United States was now being run by a bunch of morons.
You would think that with all of the Marxists in the Obama administration, at least one of them would understand the Russian language well enough to keep us from looking like a bunch of fools:
Russian media has been poking fun at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she gave her Russian counterpart a “reset” button with an ironic misspelling.Clinton’s gift to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at their meeting in Geneva on Friday evening was meant to underscore the Obama administration’s readiness to “to press the reset button” in ties with Moscow.
But instead of the Russian word for “reset” (perezagruzka) it featured a slightly different word meaning “overload” or “overcharged” (peregruzka).GA_googleFillSlot(“news_story_instory”);
Daily newspaper Kommersant put a prominent picture of the fake red button on its front page and declared: “Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton pushed the wrong button.”
But Russia was just the Obama Administration’s warm-up routine for it’s grand fiasco with Britain.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to the White House bearing valuable gifts of historic significance that any museum would have been thrilled to receive. They were gifts that embodied care, thought, and national pride. Obama responded by giving Brown 25 DVDs he most likely can’t even watch (they use a different format on their DVDs than the US market) that could have been bought in any Wal Mart.
If that isn’t bad enough (and it’s frankly pretty damn bad), Obama returned – literally over British protest – a famous bust of Winston Churchill that the country had given the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. Obama basically said of the bust – which had been displayed in the Oval Office since – “take your junk back.”
It is only an educated guess on my part, but I have a feeling that Obama is holding out for a bust of the Great Appeaser Neville Chamberlain as a more appropriate metaphor for his foreign policy.
And – just to add injury to insult – Obama denied the leader of America’s greatest ally in the world a state dinner, and abruptly informed Prime Minister Brown that he wouldn’t bother to attend the joint press conference.
Not to be outdone in tastelessness, Michelle Obama responded to Mrs. Brown’s gift of outfits from the most exclusive clothier in England by giving the Brown children a couple of toy helicopters hastily picked up by a staffer from the White House gift shop.
So, the United States now fawns over Hamas terrorists while Obama pretty much tells our closest historic ally, “You guys suck.” The British are aghast at how shoddily and cheaply their leader was treated.
A State Department spokesman said, “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.”
The “special relationship” the United States has enjoyed with England for 150 years – including partnership in two world wars – is basically over.
Powerline headlines its article, “Don’t blame us, we’re incompetent,” to describe the national and international fiasco.
Apparently, “American prestige” means pissing all over our closest friends and allies while pursuing friendships with countries who hate us.
You can drop a note to the British apologizing for the despicable conduct of our embarrassment of a president at:
3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
And let us hope they do forgive us. By the time the Disgrace-in-Chief gets through undermining and destroying America, we’ll need all the friends we can get.