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The First Pacific President

Posted by Ryne McClaren on March 14, 2010

Don’t worry, Europe; he doesn’t give a damn about us, either:

The president’s affinity with the Pacific serves as a reminder that the sole European in his lineage seems to be a great-great-great-grandfather from County Offaly who inspired the 2008 folk song There’s No One as Irish as Barack O’Bama.

Unlike George W Bush and Bill Clinton, Obama has made little effort to strike up friendships with European leaders. At the G20 summit in Pittsburgh last year he was pictured walking out with the leaders of China and India, his administration’s evident priorities, along with Russia, at the expense of America’s traditional allies.

So don’t go thinkin’ that you’re special in your not-give-a-damn-ness.  We’re running such a large friendship deficit in this era of Hope and Yada-Yada-Yada.  And when it comes to getting the shaft from Barry and his tribe of Capitol Hill careerists, Israel still has you beat hands down.

This is the sort of nonsense that I could have easily predicted for, well, everyone, but didn’t really want to harsh the awesomeness of The One.

One Response to “The First Pacific President”

  1. Dan Draney said

    Far beyond “little effort to strike up friendships with European leaders,” the Obama Administration has in several cases appeared to deliberately slight/snub our European friends. With Britain in particular the number and consistency of the snubs makes it clear that this is deliberate (or the most incompetent foreign policy team in history): ditching the Churchill bust; cheesy CD collection in US format as a “gift,” denying there’s anything “special” about our relationship with Britain, refusing to meet with British officials at G10. Who thought we’d see the day when the Europeans are wishing they had GWB back.

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