Remember How Obama Was Supposed To Restore “American Prestige”?

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.

First we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stun Israel with her unhelpful accusations against a close friend and ally.

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).


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.

The entire British press is pretty much frothing at the mouth mad over the slap in the face.

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:

British Embassy
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.

6 Responses to “Remember How Obama Was Supposed To Restore “American Prestige”?”

  1. Mike Says:

    Isn’t amazing how you hear nothing about this in the mainstream media? If Bush did this it would be a blood bath.

    Obama is a moron. Just look at the DOW.

  2. HB Says:

    Wow – I think you need to travel outside your confines.

    What a lot of nonsense about Gordon Brown and insults to the British.

    Believe me, Obama is held in much higher value and estemm in the UK than our unelected PM Brown who has contributed so much to the economic catastrophe we’re enduring.

    For heavens sakes get some perspective and get a life – what do you expect from Obama in such a short time – walking on water miracles?

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    I clearly have a lot more knowledge about what is going on in the UK than you do. I literally had dozens of UK-based headlines to choose from when I googled my search terms. I clearly am reporting the facts accurately, and you are just as clearly misrepresenting them.

    Every fact I reported was accurate on the shabby treatment that Obama provided the leader of Britain. The cheap “afterthought” gifts from Barack and Michelle Obama to match Mr and Mrs Brown’s thoughtful and symbolic gifts; the denial of a state dinner to the leader of our closest ally; the refusal to attend a joint press conference; the offensive return of the Churchill bust as symbol of strength and resolve following 9/11; and the incredibly snotty statement from the State Department that Britain is no more important to the US than any of another 190 countries.

    I guess I expect a little better than that for America’s closest friend in the world for over 150 years.

    “Get a life?” What a little toad you must be for supporting that kind of conduct, HB.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Well, if you listen to HB above, it really doesn’t matter. No big deal. Nothing to see here, people.

    Unless Bush did anything one ten-millionth as bad, because he’s a little Brownshirted ideologue.

    I had a crystal-clear vision of Barack Obama when the Jeremiah Wright sermons came out. He preached anti-American and racist hatred while Obama’s fellow congregants stood up and cheered wildly. I knew then. Nothing has surprised me one iota since.

  5. hl Says:

    The Obama’s treatment of the Brown’s and the UK was embarassing to me as an American. I think it was intentional and part of their anti-white, anti-western Christian civilization “revenge theololgy” which they nurtured sitting under Wright for twenty years.
    I hope it will dispell the false ideas many Europeans put in the O. They need to face reality.
    Perhaps the above commentor doesn’t get out and “read much” so they are ignorant.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I think you’re right, HL. We truly don’t have any idea what Obama’s actual agenda is (i.e. what he is truly hoping to accomplish); your guess fits the data better than any other theory.

    Gordon Brown is on his way out as PM. And interestingly, the CONSERVATIVE Party is likely to take his place (so much for the world rejecting conservative values). But Obama didn’t just insult Brown; he insulted the nation who sent him. And that nation has been our staunchest friend and ally since the 1860s (beginning, I would argue, when Great Britain stopped buying Southern cotton and helped Lincoln end the Civil War).

    Barack Obama defecated on the most historic and vital relationship the United States has.

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