18 April 2009

Our President Yuks It Up With Leftist Thugs

"Chavez walked over to Obama, patted the president on the shoulder and handed him the book, "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" by Eduardo Galeano, an essay about U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region."

(Fits right into the leftist template - evil Europeans and Americans are the root of all evil. If Chavez ever does "lose" an election, he could come to the United States and become a university professor. Perhaps Bill Ayers needs a comrade.)

"Obama also extended a hand to a leader Ronald Reagan spent years trying to drive from power: Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega. The Sandinista president stepped up and introduced himself, U.S. officials reported. Yet soon after, Ortega, who was ousted in 1990 elections that ended Nicaragua's civil war but who was returned to power by voters in 2006, delivered a blistering 50-minute speech that denounced capitalism and U.S. imperialism as the root of much hemispheric mischief. The address even recalled the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, though Ortega said the new U.S. president could not be held to account for that. "I'm grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old," Obama said, to laughter and applause from the other leaders."

Ha-ha. God help us.

Story here.

6 comments:

James F. Epperson said...

I guess I don't see the problem. Would you feel better if our president insulted those folks we have historically had problems with? That might make us feel good, in a childish way, but it isn't conducive to good foreign relations.

What I find ironic in this is the way you all want to throw out one of the seriously good foreign policy ideas of Ronald Reagan: Constructive engagement. It might make us feel good, in a childish way, to snub our noses at a regime we don't like (such as apartheid South Africa) but it is better to keep open the lines of communication and commerce. The embargo of Cuba is one of the most foolish things we have ever done.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

*grumbles incoherently*

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

These are communist thugs who imprison (and/or murder) dissidents. They are tinhorn dictators and railed on in 1960's style anti-American radicalism.

Insult them? Straw man.

My biggest problem is that these thugs see something they admire in Obama.

brboyd said...

Richard,

The see something they like, for sure. They see a president that will be ushering the leftist/socialist united States of America (lower case intentional)

P.S. William Ayers is not an extremist, but because I am a veteran, I AM!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BRBoyd:

Quite amazing, isn't it? Up is down, good is bad, right is wrong, etc, etc. 1984?

brboyd said...

William Ayers openly stated he wanted to overthrow the government by force of arms. Now, he has a friend that is doing it by force of politics.