Tuesday, August 5, 2008

American people see through the blatant Obama propaganda machine

Original Link: http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/this-is-just-embarrassing/

by garychapelhill

I mentioned in my post yesterday that the American people see through the blatant Obama propaganda machine that is the US mainstream media (and also the “progressive” blogosphere). I was proven right almost immediately by the NY Times and their refusal to print McCain’s response to Obama’s plan for Iraq because it didn’t meet their “guidelines”, whatever that means. I can’t believe that a newspaper would turn down a presumptive presidential nominee after giving space to his rival. That just seems un-American, and just a little bit unethical from a newspaper that crammed said war down our throats with lie and innuendo. Anybody remember this gem from Judith Miller?

The C.I.A. is investigating an informant’s accusation that Iraq obtained a particularly virulent strain of smallpox from a Russian scientist who worked in a smallpox lab in Moscow during Soviet times, senior American officials and foreign scientists say.

The officials said several American scientists were told in August that Iraq might have obtained the mysterious strain from Nelja N. Maltseva, a virologist who worked for more than 30 years at the Research Institute for Viral Preparations in Moscow before her death two years ago.

For them to now lecture ANYBODY on Iraq is just plain laughable. The AP, however, takes the cake with it’s cringeworthy adulation of their King-in -waiting, Barack Obama. This article about his European tour is just too embarrassing for words:

Obama will find himself stepping into perhaps another iconic moment Thursday as his superstar charisma meets German adoration live in shadows of the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. He then travels to Paris and London where he can expect to be greeted with similar adulation.

Well if the Serbs like him he must be good, right?

Another iconic moment, because, after all, every moment for Obama is an iconic moment isn’t it? And I guess the AP didn’t get the word that THE ONE won’t be speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Oh well, when did pesky things like facts ever get in the way before (see Judith Miller, above). But watever, lets talk about how dreamy Barack is some more:

It’s not only Obama’s youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic. For Europeans, there have always been two Americas: one of cynicism, big business and bullying aggression, another of freedom, fairness and nothing-is-impossible dynamism.

If President Bush has been seen as the embodiment of that first America, Obama has raised expectations of a chance for the nation to redeem itself in the role that - at various times through history - Europe has loved, respected and relied upon.

So Obama represents freedom, fairness and nothing-is-impossible dynamism (yes we can!). PUHLEEEESE, if Obama represents more of anything its lip-service and arrogance. But of course, the big plus for Obama is that he’s NOT Hillary Clinton, because the Europeans hate the nasty Clintons just as much as us Americans:

“He’s different from other politicians. He represents minorities and he’s down to earth and smart,” said Ioannidis. “He comes from nowhere. He wasn’t born into it, and it’s got nothing to do with what family he’s from.”

But there appears to be a deeper mechanism behind Europe’s palpable excitement over Obama than just a break from the acrimonious Bush years. After all, it’s difficult to imagine the continent being swept by “Clinton-mania” or “Edwards-mania” had one of Obama’s main rivals for the Democratic nomination prevailed.

Yeah, its difficult to imagine because neither Clinton nor Edwards would have been presumptuous enough to make such an egotistical, self-adulating, coronation tour before they had even been nominated by their party, much less elected to the office of the presidency. After all, this election IS all about Europe isn’t it? Obama even has a web page for them on his website. I’m glad they’re playing such a large role in helping select OUR president.

It’s a vicarious thrill,” said Reginald Dale, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Europe Program. “After they’ve switched off their TV screens they’re not going to go out and find a black candidate to put forward to lead their own country.”

Above all, Europeans seem to sense that America is on the brink of a fundamental change - and see the protagonist of that transformation in Obama.

Such is the sense of the importance of the upcoming American election that France has given birth to a “Comite Francais de Soutien a Barack Obama,” or French Committee to Support Barack Obama.

It includes famous figures such as Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, fashion designer Sonia Rykiel and philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy. Other politicians, artists and academics, as well as ordinary French citizens, are among its ranks.

“These elections have repercussions on the whole world,” said committee president Samuel Slovit. “What happens in the United States will affect us here. It’s the result of political globalization.”

Well as far as I’m concerned they can have him. If he’s so transformational, let the French take the risk of electing a man who has never held a full time job and who has done a 180 on every issue he has even bothered to take a stand on. Where was mister inspiration/transformation when Bush was trying to strip women’s reproductive rights to the bone? Oh yeah, he was busy telling Terry Moran what his job is will be as President. And just so you know, I don’t believe half the crap in this article. I lived in Europe for 3 years and know for a fact that the hype over there is just as media-created as it is over here. Especially when it comes to the Clintons. Many Obamaphiles buy into the stereotype of Europeans as elitist snobs who find American culture tres droll. Probably because it reflects their own superiority complex when it comes to most other Americans. In reallity, however, this is closer to European’s real feelings about the Clintons:

Europeans who chafe at Bush respond to Clinton’s “inclusive, soft-toned way of communicating with the world, and especially with Europeans,” said Arnout Brouwers, a prominent Dutch editor who has studied American politics in Washington with the German Marshall Fund. “His personal history, his charms, even his personal failings, helped people identify with him as ‘one of us.’ “

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, a friend of Clinton’s, agreed. “The reason Bill Clinton is popular in Europe is very simple: He just is. He is a man of great charisma,” Kohl said in a brief interview after a meeting with Bush in Washington.

I’m guessing many of Obama’s fans are too young to remember how much Europeans (as well as much of the rest of the world) loved Bill. Maybe that’s because he did so much FOR them. I would hate to see act two wherein Obama breaks Europes heart. But I’m more concerned about what he’ll do to us.

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