…when you can create widespread comic relief and chaos instead??
Let’s put aside for the moment the pure idiocy and symbolism of giving a button to push, much less a RED button to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as her opening salvo into discussions of US-Russian relations. Ummmm..HELLO?? How in heaven’s name do translators get the intended word “Reset” somehow confused with “Overcharge”??? Where were the proofreading skills that I make even my kindergarten students practice? Perhaps a Freudian slip.
Let’s totally disregard the fact that just last week it was leaked, rumored, whatever..that President Obama sent a letter a few weeks ago offering to put the brakes on or totally abandon the missile shield program overseas if Russia would “help” us in persuading Iran to play nice and give up their dangerous toys (can’t have them putting anyone’s eye out, now can we??)
Then our illustrious Hope and Change administration also managed to alienate British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and in the process look cartoonish, when in an epic (can’t do anything small, now can we?) thoughtless gesture, gave him plastic gift shop helicopters and a DVD collection of American movies in exchange for a few priceless “trinkets” that he and his country bestowed on our new best hope. I guess Walmart didn’t have any of the “As Seen on TV” products in stock to sweeten the gift pot.
I know what you’re thinking…obviously DVDs and plastic helicopters stack up SO well with an ornamental desk pen-holder made from the oak timbers of the Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President for the Resolute desk in the Oval office…the framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to symbolize Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria…and a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert. They also brought thoughtful, handpicked gifts for the first girls.
The Obamas in turn, managed to treat the Gordons like the relative you see once a year at Christmas and use the last pennies of your gift budget to grab something on clearance…and in the process snub one of our staunchest allies. Mission Accomplished, Mr. President!! Please keep making us proud! Why not just give them a gift card while you’re at it. At least that might have stimulated the economy in some way if they redeemed it.
When the Obama administration touted the fact that they were going to boost our reputation on the world stage again, I didn’t think they meant the comedy stage. The world is starting to snicker at the United States and beginning to fall off the adoration bandwagon. The pedestals are being put away in favor of feet of clay.
The resounding chorus coming from the top…starting with Rahm Emanuel and echoed by Hillary Clinton this week…
~“Never waste a good crisis,” Clinton told a hearing at the European Parliament. “And when it comes to the economic crisis, don’t waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security.” … “This is a propitious time … we can actually begin to demonstrate our willingness to confront this. We are making up the best we can for lost time,” she added.~
…when in the middle of a worldwide economic meltdown is chilling if you pay attention. Focus is being absolutely lost on the important immediate economic domestic issues in favor of cramming every single piece of expensive pet agendas through on the coattails of each piece of legislation being considered. Heck, ignore the fact that we are hemorrhaging money, let’s revamp health care and give everyone a pig in a poke while we’re at it!! Oh wait, those pigs probably cause global warming and might be construed as pork or need lipstick…better make it tainted peanut butter instead!!! Yeah, that’s the ticket! That will build respect for us around the world!
Hold on to your goodie bags, it appears to be Howdie Doodie Time again!
Bless their hearts.
“Obama inherited a disaster and has created a catastrophe.” Ann Coulter