So I was reading The Times (London) online and ran into this column bashing, of course, Palin and McCain.
The comments were even more ill-informed than the pundit, which often is a difficult goal to achieve.
It always fascinates me to listen to non-Americans criticize our choices. Until, of course, they need us to keep them from killing one another, feed them when they have a disaster with which they can’t cope, or send them money their socialist economies can’t deliver.
For Americans to actually care what foreigners think of them is absurd, ignorant and self-defeating. Do you think the average French citizen cares a whit what any non-Frenchman thinks of him? Please. This is just the insecurity of a Baby Boomer Left that has been unable (so far) to transform America into that most-successful system of economics and liberty: Socialism. It worked so well for the USSR, I recall.
Look – Europe (& Canada, Japan, etc.) is irrelevant, and their socialist economic policies are to blame: So heavily taxed that they can’t consume, they create no jobs domestically or internationally. So overtaxed they can’t afford kids, they have chosen national suicide – every single European nation is at negative population growth.
Why ANYONE actually cares what Europeans think is absolutely beyond thinking people.
Seriously, you non-Americans blathering for Obama – have any of you ever had at the top of your tickets for PM (or whatever your high office is) a man or woman who has never held a single job?
Of course not. So it seems rather silly for you to be lecturing us on why an empty suit with no resume should be our leader, don’t you think?
If I were a Democrat I’d be EMBARASSED to have Obama as my nominee. Can you imagine Truman or FDR or JFK not rolling over in their graves at the idea that this guy is the best the current iteration of their party can offer?
If it weren’t so sad they’d be laughing their butts off. Seriously.
And if you’re worried about the global economic situation, did you listen to Biden say he and The Messiah will allow a JUDGE to overturn investment contracts – allowing principal and interest to be re-set at his/her whim? If you can think of a faster way to freeze global credit, please let me know. NO ONE will lend money if one silly judge can overturn the loan at his/her caprice. NO ONE.
McCain may not be a great choice, Palin may not be a perfect VP, but Obama is a stupefyingly ignorant naif, and Biden a true dyed-in-the-wool idiot with waaaay too much time in DC.
I dunno, maybe it’s that those who created the Rule of Law and Freedom of Speech and redress of government (that’d be the British for those of you in state schools run by unionized teachers), have just given up and want the government to be their daddy and mommy.
Which describes Europe today.