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memyselfI
10-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Here it is, why the 'world' wants NObama to win. Outside of our shores they are banking on him being a revolutionary force and a major swing to globalization and making fundamental change in US policy and peace throughout the world. HE is creating all sorts of expectations from all over the world. Good thing he's the Messiah cuz a mere mortal obviously won't do. ROFL

Below is just a few gems of geneous this particular article features but the complete list is at the link below.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,585119,00.html

LEVI: In a way, you can understand it like this. I am in favor of that myself. I hope, if I could pray I would pray, for Obama being elected.

SALON: Why do Europeans love Obama?

LEVI: I don't know. I can't tell you why. I don't love him, by the way. I wish him to be elected. It's not a question of love or hate ... This is not the best way to make politics.

Why Obama should be chosen, in my opinion: No. 1, because it would mean really the end -- and the complete victory of the battle begun in the '60s. No. 2, because it will mean the end of a new American evil, which is the dividing, the Balkanization of American society. This is another counter-effect of a great idea, which was tolerance. You so much tolerate that you tolerate the American society to be in separate bubbles having their own peculiarities, and so on. Obama as president will mean all these bubbles submitted to a real ideal of citizenship. This is his message. McCain will not be able to do this. If McCain is elected, I can tell you the Iranians will close themselves in the Iranian identity. The Arabs will coldly, freezingly imprison themselves in the Muslim identity. The African-Americans will believe that the American society is more and more built against them. You will have an increase of the Balkanization.

And No. 3, you have another ideal in the America of today, which I call the competition of victims. Competition of memories. If you are in favor of the Jews, you cannot be in favor of the blacks. If you remember the suffering of slavery, you cannot remember too much the suffering of the Holocaust, and so on and so on. The human heart has not space enough for all the sufferings. This is what some people say. Obama says the contrary. It will mean the end of this stupid topic, which is competition of victimhood.

SALON: If McCain is elected, then how will the world react?

LEVI: The only way America can get out of the current crisis is a minimum of welfare state, of a Rooseveltian New Deal. It will not be tax cuts and so on ... So America will react badly. The world will react also badly. McCain may not be a bad guy, but he will mean -- his victory will mean -- the revenge, freezing, frightened, shy, rear-guard America. Rear guard. Not vanguard. Not victorious. Not optimist America.

SALON: A lot of Americans do not understand why it even matters what the rest of the world thinks about who the American president is.

LEVI: Because you are the most important, the most powerful country in the world. But don't be too narcissistic, you Americans. Everything matters to everybody. The next president of Iran matters to everybody. Who is president matters to everybody. Who presides over one of the most little states in the world, which is Israel, matters to everybody. The entire world matters. Even more little -- Gaza. Hamas or not Hamas? Everybody has the eyes on that. So it is a principle, a rule in this time of globalization: Everything matters to everybody.

Ultra Peanut
10-20-2008, 10:28 AM
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Mr. Kotter
10-20-2008, 10:30 AM
:)

L.A. Chieffan
10-20-2008, 10:32 AM
And that is a bad thing?

Messier
10-20-2008, 10:33 AM
I don't think the world will ever know what your deal is.

Mr. Kotter
10-20-2008, 10:34 AM
And that is a bad thing?

:spock:

Submitting our sovereignty to the international community????

NOT a good thing, in the minds of many of us; but I'm not concerned about Obama leading us down that road....in a scarey way, though, at least.

L.A. Chieffan
10-20-2008, 10:35 AM
:spock:

Submitting our sovereignty to the international community????

NOT a good thing, in the minds of many of us; but I'm not concerned about Obama leading us down that road....in a scarey way, though, at least.

I think you did better with the bunny/pancake pic

Mr. Kotter
10-20-2008, 10:37 AM
I think you did better with the bunny/pancake pic

Heh.

LMAO

ROYC75
10-20-2008, 01:21 PM
I was thinking Gaz was around me somewhere with a box of Mr Bubbles.

All the bubbles lost me, I couldn't keep up.

HolmeZz
10-20-2008, 01:24 PM
This is hilarious. CCW used to praise the rest of the world for mocking us about having elected Bush. Her signature for like years was a British magazine claiming 60 million people in this country were stupid.

memyselfI
10-20-2008, 01:35 PM
This is hilarious. CCW used to praise the rest of the world for mocking us about having elected Bush. Her signature for like years was a British magazine claiming 60 million people in this country were stupid.

For electing DUHbya a second time.

The world likes and wants NObama FOR NOW. Just wait. The expectations they have set for him are enormous.

Mecca
10-20-2008, 01:42 PM
This is hilarious, yea we want a president that everyone else in the world hates, god forbid someone that everyone likes get elected.

HolmeZz
10-20-2008, 01:43 PM
For electing DUHbya a second time.

The world likes and wants NObama FOR NOW. Just wait. The expectations they have set for him are enormous.

Yes, you touted the world's opinion when they blasted us for electing Bush and now you're criticizing the world's opinion for preferring Obama.

memyselfI
10-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Yes, you touted the world's opinion when they blasted us for electing Bush and now you're criticizing the world's opinion for preferring Obama.

The world wants a pet rock over DUHbya and the Republicans. That doesn't mean we should give them one.

HolmeZz
10-20-2008, 01:49 PM
The world wants a pet rock over DUHbya and the Republicans. That doesn't mean we should give them one.

I'll repeat it again cause you're pretty slow.

You touted their opinion about Bush(lending credence to what they think) and now you're criticizing them for preferring Obama to McCain. Either their opinion matters or it doesn't. You only seem to care when it suits your own narrative.

Calcountry
10-20-2008, 01:49 PM
This is hilarious, yea we want a president that everyone else in the world hates, god forbid someone that everyone likes get elected.ROFL

Calcountry
10-20-2008, 01:50 PM
The world wants a pet rock over DUHbya and the Republicans. That doesn't mean we should give them one.I wish Hillary would have won.

Then everything would be better.

Amnorix
10-20-2008, 01:57 PM
The world wants a pet rock over DUHbya and the Republicans. That doesn't mean we should give them one.

At this point, so do a majority of Americans. For good or for bad.

BigRedChief
10-20-2008, 01:57 PM
We live in a global economy. We need to work with each other.

memyselfI
10-20-2008, 02:16 PM
I wish Hillary would have won.

Then everything would be better.

The world wouldn't be giddy at the idea of a metrosexual Messiah being the most powerful being in the world. :doh!:

She would have been a happy mediam between blissful salivating and dreaded scorn. That would be 'better' but that is about it pertaining to this issue, IMO.

Ultra Peanut
10-20-2008, 06:32 PM
Kill yourself.

Baby Lee
10-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Kill yourself.

Now, now. Gotta keep a hold on that 'I'm better than vailpass' trophy.

Ultra Peanut
10-20-2008, 06:40 PM
Now, now. Gotta keep a hold on that 'I'm better than vailpass' trophy.That's a low hurdle to clear. I'm safe.

jAZ
10-20-2008, 06:42 PM
Welcome back Denise!

Question for you.

What do you think Americans want Obama?

Taco John
10-20-2008, 07:06 PM
These bitter tear threads are a lot more enjoyable than I had imagined they would be.

Ultra Peanut
10-20-2008, 07:10 PM
These bitter tear threads are a lot more enjoyable than I had imagined they would be.I hope I have a neverending appetite for this kind of stuff, because it's gonna get even hotter and heavier over these next two weeks.

noa
10-20-2008, 07:11 PM
Say hi to your mother for me.

KC Jones
10-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Is Ah the new OOPS?

StcChief
10-20-2008, 08:26 PM
We live in a global economy. We need to work with each other.no we don't need to give in the the Euro Socalists Deomocrats that some how think they should rule America...... and their way is better.

We need to drive the economy again even more.....

Friendo
10-20-2008, 09:39 PM
The world wouldn't be giddy at the idea of a metrosexual Messiah being the most powerful being in the world. :doh!:

She would have been a happy mediam between blissful salivating and dreaded scorn. That would be 'better' but that is about it pertaining to this issue, IMO.


gat dam!!! ROFLROFLROFLROFL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AE847UXu3Q


where's my blowdryer?

jAZ
10-20-2008, 11:00 PM
Welcome back Denise!

Question for you.

What do you think Americans want Obama?

Bump!

memyselfI
10-21-2008, 07:05 AM
Welcome back Denise!

Question for you.

What do you think Americans want Obama?

I'm sorry, I am not under the Ofluence so I don't understand the question.

BigRedChief
10-21-2008, 07:17 AM
no we don't need to give in the the Euro Socalists Deomocrats that some how think they should rule America...... and their way is better.

We need to drive the economy again even more.....
Isolationism has never worked and it won't work now.

I'm not in favor of any style of government like a socialist Finland but the reality is that from this point on (at the top level) our banks/credit are all tied in together.