Sex and travel Mr President, sex and travel

The tens of thousands of Americans who rest in Europe’s cemeteries are a silent testament to just how intertwined our prosperity and security truly are.

Miserably stupid berk:

In this complicated, connected world, the challenges facing the EU – migration, economic inequality, the threats of terrorism and climate change – are the same challenges facing the United States and other nations. And in today’s world, even as we all cherish our sovereignty, the nations who wield their influence most effectively are the nations that do it through the collective action that today’s challenges demand.

The logic of that is that the US should join the EU, isn’t it? Or do we agree that it is not necessary to be part of the same nation state in order to cooperate in which case Britain doesn’t need to be in the EU to do so, does it?

32 thoughts on “Sex and travel Mr President, sex and travel”

  1. When first appointed, his younger daughter on being told Obama is the first black US President, replied “Well, he better be good them” (paraphrased). I wonder what her response would be now ? I know what mine is. With luck, another Clinton to come. Glad I am old.

  2. The cow won’t make it.

    And the scrawny vapid jug-eared cunt has been Americas worst President so far. Which is kind of an achievement after Baby Bush.

  3. There’s been an interesting divergence between the US media and the RoW* media in the last few years.

    The former, while its Washington press corps remains Obama’s praetorian guard, being more diversely partisan, is more openly critical of him, at the very least reporting on low approval ratings. In short, for large sections of the American media, whatever magic ever existed, has gone.

    OTOH, the latter, remains stuck in a 2008-9 timewarp which, if it is not explicitly messianic, by default assumes that he is Great and beyond criticism. It’s a kind of soft focus hagiography.

    So I shall be interested to see whether the British public react to this intervention by welcoming it, or by scorning it, because that reaction may be a bellweather of any disjunction between our true opinions and those of the tribunes of the people, the ladies and gentlemen of the press.

    * I know nothing of Chinese or Iranian news media, but assume it’s safe to exclude them from my RoW category.

  4. The Daily Mail should run “PISS OFF OBAMA” as the headline for the day he arrives.

    That’s the spirit.

  5. In other words, we regard the UK as part of the State Department and wish you to help us fulfil our foreign policy ambitions. Never mind that it damages your economy, erodes your remaining sovereignty, divides and alienates your people and makes them less safe. It’s what we want that matters. Now get back to working for us.

  6. Mark T: he is at leasy consistent. Under O, the US economy has been damaged, the people divided and alienated, they feel less safe and the sham of democratic choice exposed. He is all in favour of world corporofascism with social justice trappings as the sweetener.

  7. OK, so what sovereignty is Obama ceding to the UK or the EU, in this spirit of “international cooperation”?

    Oh right, fuck all.

  8. Well, the non-US media have been isolated (or have isolated themselves) from his divisiveness, thin-skinnedness and so on.

    Even the US Praetorian Guard media have had to acknowledge at least some of this…

  9. When first appointed, his younger daughter on being told Obama is the first black US President, replied “Well, he better be good them” (paraphrased). I wonder what her response would be now

    I’m sure I’m not the only person who has thought this, but my opinion is that Barack Obama was not only the first black President, but he’ll likely be the last – at least for a very long time.

  10. Mark T, I’ve often wondered, when Bremainers cite was it Kissinger? saying, “when I want to call Europe, who do I talk to?”, as evidence that Europe should be a bloc with Britain as a member, just why it is that the telephone convenience of the US Secretary of State should be a relevant consideration, especially since the people who advance this argument would, for almost any other purpose, despise and scorn all things American.

  11. Oh, and according to the Telegraph, he also says he’s our friend. Am I misremembering, or do I indeed recall numerous slights and insults indicating he is temperamentally hostile to Britain?

    Britain in Kenya? Videos of his speeches given to McRuin in a format unplayable on our DVD machines? Anyone recall anything else?

  12. @Edward Lud

    The removal of the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. You may have that under the heading of “Kenya”.

  13. BiND: That’s how he achieved the achievement he achieved.

    Echo Father Jack

    “Award! Award! Award!”

  14. ‘In short, for large sections of the American media, whatever magic ever existed, has gone.’ – Lud

    In February, 2017, with Obama out of office, the legacy press will pretend they never supported Obama, that they were independent and unbiased as they could be. Lud correctly points out the start of the transition.

  15. Edward Lud,

    People who have to accept the consequences may have a different perspective on things to observers. It’s like all the socialist wankers supporting Maduro that don’t have to wipe their arse with their hands.

    Tim Newman,
    There will be another black US president but not for symbolic reasons, but because he’s the right person. There won’t be people feeling the moral obligation like they did last time.

  16. Led

    How about not being able to find the time to meet Brown when he was Prime Minister, referring to the Falklands as the Maldives in a speech, and the constant harping about British Petroleum over the oil-spill, when the company is known everywhere as BP….?

  17. referring to the Falklands as the Maldives in a speech

    He really called them the Maldives? And people still call W the fuckwit?

  18. ” when the company is known everywhere as BP….?”

    Not just the name – BP is more than 50% American by assets I believe after the Amoco acquisition.

  19. “He really called them the Maldives? And people still call W the fuckwit?”

    Well, in 2008 he said he’d campaigned in 57 states. That, of course, makes W the dumbass for only having been able to find 50.

  20. Once he is out of office, will all his expensively sealed student records be available to check out just how bright he is, or if he has ridden the affirmative wagon all the way into the highest office?

  21. There will be another black US president but not for symbolic reasons, but because he’s the right person. There won’t be people feeling the moral obligation like they did last time.

    Perhaps. But I have a feeling a lot of voters will take one look and think “Oh, we’ve had one of them already…” and not want a repeat.

  22. The mistake Obama’s supporters have made is putting such non-symbolic weight on his skin colour. Symbolically it is big, but practically it isn’t. But many people think he understands issues, and makes a better president, because he is black. Which is fine, but others may think he is useless and acting like a petulant, tin-pot African ruler because he is black. It works both ways.

  23. Not just the name – BP is more than 50% American by assets I believe after the Amoco acquisition.

    And the entire operation in the GoM was American run, with American personnel.

  24. Tim Newman,

    He’s a privately educated man raised in Honolulu who went to Harvard. Now, I have no doubt that he would have experienced racism, but he isn’t like Jay-Z or even Condelleeza Rice.

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