4/3/09

"The American"

An "American" had the unmitigated gall to attend The One's 'town meeting' in Strasbourg today.

Obama spoke to a large crowd of French and German citizens, many of whom were students, at a town hall-style meeting in Strasbourg, France, ahead of a major NATO summit.

and

In a speech delivered before taking questions from the audience, Obama invoked the slogans of his presidential campaign and stressed U.S.-European unity -- much as he did during his pre-election speech in Berlin over the summer. Whereas many U.S. presidents have strived during their time in office to build a domestic consensus, Obama further demonstrated his commitment to leading a new era of cooperation around the world.

"This is our generation, this is our time and I am confident we can meet any challenges as long as we are together," Obama said.

He drew huge applause when he said he is setting a dramatic goal of "a world without nuclear weapons."


which is fine, if he can make it happen. Maybe while he is focused on that, he'll leave the Second Amendment and the rest of the Constitution alone.

And then ...

Further underscoring his president-for-all-people image, Obama even apologized for apparently calling on an American by accident to ask the first question.

"I just want to say, I did not call on the American on purpose," Obama said.


That's good to know. What was one of those pesky "Americans" doing there, anyway? Was it a Republican plot to embarrass The One? Some sort of scheme to interfere with the bowing and scraping? Is it a CIA plot? Was "the American" standing on a grassy knoll?

Should "The American" have apologized to the president for being there? For even being an "American"?

Then we have:

In America, he said, "there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."

Oh, I have to disagree. I appreciate Europe's 'leading role'. They lead the charge to blame us for everything, and they are at the head of the line looking for handouts. They are at the head of the line in looking for American blood to defend and protect them, and they are at the head of the line as apologists for Islamic fundamentalists.

"There have been times when America's shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive," Obama said.


Oh, the shame of being an "American".

The bowing and scraping continues.

Meanwhile, as Our President goes on about nukes, here is a Michael Ramirez cartoon to brighten your day:

Too focused on the teleprompter

and another one:

Wooden nickel