Our President Loves Europe!!!!

April 13, 2009

art_obamageneric_giWhen Barack Obama comes to London, I am certain that 50,000 people will turn out to cheer him on,” a British executive assured me when I visited the British capital recently.

Barack Obama’s White House bid has stoked more interest among Europeans than that of his Republican rival

“Americans?” I asked.

“No, not Americans,” he responded. “English people. You see, we want change, too.”

Spend a few days in western Europe talking about American politics and you discover that you are in deepest Obamaland. Not much different from Berkeley, California, or the South Side of Chicago.

As a woman put it to me in Paris: “We want America back.”

“Why does that mean Obama?” I asked her. Her response: “We think he’s the black Kennedy.”

What’s driving Obama frenzy in Europe? Is it ideology? The educated, well-informed Europeans I met were not entirely sure what Obama stood for. “Is he a socialist?” they asked. “I don’t think he would accept that label,” I told them.

They worried a little bit about Obama’s views on trade. “Is he a protectionist?” they wondered. “He calls himself a free trader,” I said, “just like John McCain, although he has been more critical of trade agreements like NAFTA.”

Europeans are not especially anti-McCain. I asked my British informant what kind of response McCain drew when he visited London. “Nothing,” he responded. “We see McCain as another old man. Just like our politicians.”

Europeans believe their politics has become old, tired, unexciting. Which is, fairly or unfairly, their image of McCain.

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To his European fans, Obama is the symbol of American renewal. They know three things about him. That he is young. That he is African-American. And that he has a Muslim name.

Europeans live in countries with large, unassimilated Muslim minorities. The idea that someone with Obama’s name and background could become President of the United States astonishes and impresses them. Europeans are thrilled by the idea that the United States can suddenly transform itself from a pariah in the world into an inspiration to the world.

Or can it? Everywhere I went, Europeans asked me if a black man can really be elected President of the United States. I told them many Americans ask me the same question.

My answer? It looks quite possible. We can’t be certain. People may be lying to pollsters, and possibly to themselves. But so far, the evidence suggests that at least as many white Americans are voting for Obama because of his race as are voting against him because of his race.

Leaving Amsterdam, I was slightly alarmed when the security agent inspecting my bags asked me to step aside. The agent, a Dutchman of African descent, leaned over the table and asked me in a lowered voice: “Do you think Barack Obama really has a chance to win the election?”


NYC Come out on April 4th for the National March On Wall Street!!!!!!!

March 29, 2009


” It is Time to End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
It is Time to Address the Economic Crisis by Cutting Military Spending

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967

Dr. King taught us we had to move beyond war if our country and our world were to be safe and prosperous and secure. He taught us that we could – and that we must – reshape our world so that poverty, racism and war no longer define our reality. And today, in this springtime of hope, to Dr. King and to the movements of which he was a part, we say “Yes We Can” organize a new world of equality and justice, a world beyond war.

Our country and our world are confronting grave problems – wars and occupations, poverty and inequality, the climate in crisis, and whole economies collapsing under the weight of war spending and greed. The election of President Barack Obama represents significant – though not yet sufficient – progress towards fulfilling Dr. King’s dream “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Now we must advance the dream “Beyond Vietnam.”

On the April 4th anniversary of Dr. King’s prophetic “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at Riverside Church, we will gather in New York City determined to lead our nation in the new direction so many long for. For the first time in too long, we will march filled with hope. Now is the time that our movements for racial justice and economic equality, our movements against the wars and occupations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and elsewhere, our movements for a new economy based on people’s needs, green union jobs and sustainability will ALL come together to say YES WE CAN! Yes We Can move beyond war. Yes We Can build a new world of justice, equality and peace.


Obama The New York Monkey In Bush’s Image

February 19, 2009

This is a outrage BARACK Obama is a dead monkey, a dead monkey puppet. No, he’s not Curious George. Barack Obama is the crazed monkey who signed off the US stimulus package.

The Guardian sees the picture of the monkey being killed, shot by two white police officers, an event depictured by the main editorial cartoon in the New York Post.

The paper says it..

“…seemed like just another lurid reference to the story that the tabloid had been covering with breathless abandon for two days running – the shooting by Connecticut police on Monday of a pet chimpanzee that viciously attacked his owner’s friend.”

But:

But the caption cast the cartoon in a more sinister light. “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,” it read, prompting accusations that the Post was peddling a longstanding racist slur by portraying president Barack Obama, who signed the bill into law yesterday, as an ape.

The President of the US as an ape? That is outrageous and disgusting. The Guardian is right to highlight this vileness. Fight fire with fire. Get Steve Bell, the paper’s cartoonist on it. Lampoon the slur. Make a monkey of it, so to speak.obama-the-chimp


Obama action figure looks like a monkey!!!!

February 19, 2009

Why Americia????? Where still doing it . What you might ask treating African-Amercians like monkey’s. Igonarance is bliss . I happened to be in toy tokyo and my commrades and I decide to Buy our 44th presdient action figure as a collectors item . As we examined this figure his ears and hands where enhanced like a monkey and by no means does this man look like a monkey. So are we still monkey’s in the eyes of main stream americia is the presdient a joke. Respect to our 44th presidient but the battle is just half way over we need to come together and stop seeing color and see the content of our character.