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bijou
01-22-2009, 01:30 PM
On the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration, James Delingpole says that the President-elect is horribly reminiscent of Tony Blair in 1997. He may be a fantastic guy, and look great, but he will bring a ragbag of scuzzballs, communists and eco-loons to power with him

No matter how excited you may be about Barack Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday, I bet you’re not as pleased as I am. Never have I wished more devoutly for a presidential victory than the one won by this mighty intellect-cum-healer-cum-fashion-model-cum-general-all-round-Messiah — a man so conscious of his own merit that, unlike any president before him, he plans to swear his inaugural oath on the Lincoln bible.

But this wasn’t because I nurtured a burning desire to see the first ever African-American made US president. Nor because I’d bought into his speeches or that lovely, confident, articulate speaking voice he has. Nor yet because I had the remotest faith in Obama’s ability to change America for the better. Quite the opposite, actually. The reason I wanted him to win was because I was halfway through writing a book called Welcome To Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future And It Doesn’t Work. The title just wouldn’t have had the same ring under a President John McCain.

When I tell them about the book, most of my Conservative friends go: ‘Wow! That is such a good idea.’ But all the credit here belongs to a brilliant US publishing vice president named Harry Crocker III who contacted me out of the blue one day with the nicest email I’ve ever received. ‘Dear James,’ it went, ‘as a longstanding Spectator reader and fan of your column I wondered whether you might be interested in writing a book for us…’ ...At which point, it all made such perfect sense that the write-in-a-month part ceased to be a problem. ‘But of course!’ I realised. ‘It’s like May 1997 all over again. Same euphoria. Same sense — even among many Conservatives — that this time it’s different, that this guy’s The One who’s going to change everything. Same subtly bullying, post-Diana’s-death-style atmosphere where if you don’t subscribe to the popular consensus you’re a freak and a cynic and you’re wrong and you should probably be shot.’ ...
http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/features/3233531/i-have-seen-your-future-america-and-it-doesnt-work.thtml

Gingersnap
01-22-2009, 01:44 PM
Me, I’m with the great Rush Limbaugh all the way on this one: I don’t hate Obama because he’s black. I hate him because he’s a white liberal.

LOL! That's it exactly!

I'll forward to reading this book assuming that the clerks at Borders don't hide it behind the breast feeding manuals.

bijou
01-22-2009, 04:25 PM
LOL! That's it exactly!

I'll forward to reading this book assuming that the clerks at Borders don't hide it behind the breast feeding manuals.

James Delingpole has a nice style, it should be a good read, and if he makes the Blair/Obama case it will be truly scary.

Arroyo_Doble
01-22-2009, 04:35 PM
and to Caucasians an honorary (and, indeed, half-) white person in the fine tradition of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton.

Is this guy calling Obama an Uncle Tom?



In four, or more likely, eight years time, America is going to wake up one morning ... with the most terrible hang- over, only to find its pockets empty, its savings gone, its property trashed to virtual worthlessness, ... and it’s going to ask itself: ‘Huh? How did that happen? Did someone drug me? Why didn’t I see that one coming?’

I think that happened in 2008.

AmPat
01-22-2009, 07:29 PM
and to Caucasians an honorary (and, indeed, half-) white person in the fine tradition of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton.

Is this guy calling Obama an Uncle Tom?



In four, or more likely, eight years time, America is going to wake up one morning ... with the most terrible hang- over, only to find its pockets empty, its savings gone, its property trashed to virtual worthlessness, ... and it’s going to ask itself: ‘Huh? How did that happen? Did someone drug me? Why didn’t I see that one coming?’

I think that happened in 2008.

A fair point unless you care how your money disapeared. If my money disapears from a failure of the economy it is unfortunate but I chose to play. If it disapears because somebody else got handed my money through legislation, it's robbery wrapped oin Socialism.

That may not matter to you liberals but to capitolist minded types, you know, Americans, it should.

lacarnut
01-22-2009, 09:43 PM
[INDENT]In four, or more likely, eight years time, America is going to wake up one morning ... with the most terrible hang- over, only to find its pockets empty, its savings gone, its property trashed to virtual worthlessness, ... and it’s going to ask itself: ‘Huh? How did that happen? Did someone drug me? Why didn’t I see that one coming?’

I think that happened in 2008.

You are correct. However, I would rather look to the future rather than the past. The hope and change that Obama brings will lead us down the road to socialism and higher taxes. You can book it along with a terrorist attack on our soil in the next couple of years. Watch and see, chump.