Discussion in 'Politics' started by ScreamingEagle, Apr 1, 2009.
Euros still like Obama but the glitter is gone....
The speeches are getting old.
He's still campaigning.
He s still very very popular in europe, the glitter is not gone. People in europe are mostly angry on the republican Bush president and are very very glad that the republicans are out of power. They see this crisis as a result of america, but they don't see Obama as the guy responsible for it: they more see him as the guy who is going to fix the shit that his predecessor left behind.
Well the europeans better get in line, because us Americans want the buffoon to do something worth while here first, aside from strapping us with the most massive deficit in the history of our nation.
Europeans are sounding like Red Dawn on the bitching about Dis rep thread.
It's not America's fault they are in trouble, it's their own.
The Prophet is blithly assuming that he knows which side is up and that his self regard and public image will hold sway in Europe even on their existential concerns.
He may still be able to enthrall students and other social idealists, but there are many adults in Europe who remember very well where fiscal irresponsibility got them during the later 30's when the paper hanger came to power.
The trouble with The Prophet is that he is essentially a spoiled kid who thinks he knows adversity because of his Chicago experience. From a European perspective, he is an amateur to be tolerated, used, and watched.
Sounds like you and Obama have the same speech writer. I've never seen a president do more finger pointing than Obama. I sure don't call that leadership. We already had the "Teflon Don", now we have the "Teflon Barry".
Sure, Obama is still popular in Europe because he's a Socialist just like the Europeans....and he's playing suck up footsie with their leaders....and the Euros can protest and blame Bush and blame the banks all they want....but that is not going to resolve anything....but eventually when their kids are starving they will be asking why Obama The Great Black Hope from demonic capitalist America didn't do anything to get their jobs back...
Are you for becoming another sluggish Socialist nation....because that is all BO doing for us...
Good point there, yes europe is a bit socialist. But that is not the main reason why he s so populair in Europe. Is america socialist because americans like Obama?
You re too pessimistic, have you seen the dow jones today? above 8000 points, I think the economy is going to be just fine Stocks extend 4-week rally; Dow breaches 8,000 . It seems to be stabilizing, the commodity prices are going back up which indicates that the economy is becoming active again.
say thank you Obama if this continues. of course that is if it continues.
I m thinking that the worst is over, the unemployment is over its peak and the way to go now (for the stocks) is ... up (I think we re in the bull market)
the most common thing I ve heard on the economic news is : "it was less bad as expected" , this indicates that people are too pessimistic about the current situation (although I agree it is a bad situation, I would not compare it to "a depression in the making").
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