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  • Europe Falls Out of Love with Barack Obama

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    You know things must be going really badly for Barack Obama when even his most ardent supporters across the Atlantic are turning against him. In an interview with The Times, European Commission President and arch eurofederalist Jose Manuel Barroso is openly disappointed about the current state of the transatlantic relationship, describing it as a “missed opportunity” for Europe:

    The transatlantic relationship is not living up to its potential. I think we should do much more together. We have conditions like we have never had before and it would be a pity if we missed the opportunity.

    Even more scathing are the comments of a senior aide to Nicolas Sarkozy, who is quoted by The Times as saying:

    Obama does not come from the same tradition as his predecessors. He is interested in Asia and Russia, not Europe. There is no sense of a privileged relationship. They seem to take us for granted sometimes.

    And here’s what a German government official had to say about Obama’s call for Europe to spend more money on stimulus measures instead of reducing budget deficits:

    If our austerity cuts lead to street demos, the protesters will be shouting out phrases they heard from Obama. How do you think that makes us feel?

    Such sentiments would have been unthinkable 19 months ago, when Obama was swept into power amidst a wave of global euphoria, especially in Europe. Now he’s regarded with suspicion, even derision in many quarters of the European Union, including in Britain where his handling of the BP/Gulf oil spill issue has led to a furious political and media backlash.

    It was inevitable that a president elected with such high international expectations would eventually disappoint. But the speed with which he has fallen from grace, even in the capitals of Europe where his left-wing, big government ideals are traditionally most prevalent – Brussels, Berlin and Paris for example – has been simply breathtaking.

    George W. Bush may not have been the most popular figure in Europe when he was president, but at least he was respected by European leaders, and feared by his enemies. In contrast Barack Obama is not only disliked abroad, but also increasingly isolated among America’s allies, and viewed as weak by America’s adversaries. So much for Obama’s boast of “restoring” America’s standing in the world.

    Cross-posted at Telegraph.co.uk.

    Posted in International [slideshow_deploy]

    13 Responses to Europe Falls Out of Love with Barack Obama

    1. Billie says:

      I do not sympathize with this person. He makes his bed and will continue as he is on a mission, not about America or any nation populated with Christianity.

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    4. Newbsnorth says:

      Perhaps we were forewarned about this administration in Ayne Rands ….'Atlas Shrugged' …. where the inept government tried to run the country without anyone qualified to do so…I believe this is occurring now. He is making OUR country the laughing stock of the whole by apologizing for our faults…even though we are the first ones to respond to crisis'. He has no idea how to run any agency and has appointed people as qualified as himself…. not!

      When all business' bail out … where are we? Socialism, his way will destroy this country like Maxism did to USSR.

      Are we to believe him now? Everything he professed prior to his election … he has fulled to fulfill. He is a liar.

      jim

    5. Tattoolady says:

      Obama scares me. He is leading us down the road of "Socialism/Communism". I see it happening now! Many years ago a former Russian Dictator stated that: "they will not need to fight a war with us, they will take us from WITHIN" !!!! This is SCARY!!!

    6. Jeff says:

      Obama is right. We owe the rest of the world an apology. American hereby apologizes for electing such an inept President. We apologize for his disregard for our allies and friends; for his reckless abandon for the will of the people who elected him, and his illusive and dishonest methods of pushing forward his socialist agenda. But, Europe, I have to say, we're probably going to be more sorry than you are. Please stand by us until we get this regime out of office. God bless America and our allies

    7. Jeff says:

      Obama is right. We owe the rest of the world an apology. American hereby apologizes for electing such an inept President. We apologize for his disregard for our allies and friends; for his reckless abandon for the will of the people who elected him, and his illusive and dishonest methods of pushing forward his socialist agenda. But, Europe, I have to say, we’re probably going to be more sorry than you are. Please stand by us until we get this regime out of office. God bless America and our allies

    8. Spiritof76, NH says:

      Obama and his minions love Mao. He generally hates white people. He hates the British for being the colonial power of Kenya. He scolds Al Quaeda as terrorists when the slaughter Africans. But, we deserve it. His spiritual leader emphatically said so. He sat in his church for twenty years.

      Remember, Americans with less than 5% of polpulation consumes over 20% of resources. Implication: we need to be brought down. He doesn't care if our economy collapses. He thinks it will give him an opportunity to convert the rest of the private property into a government collective. Isn't that what the communist leaders like Mao did in a very ruthless way? Of course, they had to do it for the good of their society- a sort of cleansing.

      America, you elected a communist and you wonder why he is acting the way he is!

    9. Darkside, Fort Worth says:

      What should scare us all is the stupidity and ignorance of the American people whose votes launched this incompetent socialist into the highest office of our country. When will we wake up and actually DO something to take action to halt and reverse this backslide. We simply cannot continue to tout our stature gained in winning WWII. We've got to earn it every day. Both sides are at fault and it's time we cleaned house to restore ourselves as decendents of that Great Generation.

    10. Deidra Houston, Texa says:

      Amen to Jeff's words. Thanks.

    11. G-mama, PA says:

      I agree with Jeff, also. It seems impossible that all this is happening. So much corruption in the last year and a half. Everyday there is more. May God help us!

    12. Tom says:

      I am really sad for Barack Obama and the USA for not living up to the high hopes and aspirations the whole world expected of him.

      I just wish that given a little time, all the efforts of Obama will bear fruits and he will be vindicated at the end.

    13. Gabriel, Chico CA says:

      Socialist? Communist? Russian Dictator take US from within? It is really sad to see these types of thoughts/opinions…It is living proof that a single news organization can have an enormous (negative) affect on the minds of Americans.

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