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GrumpyOldLady
11-07-2008, 10:33 AM
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlosconi says 'welcome' to the young, suntanned, Messiah Obama.
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He said Obama's election to the White House had been "hailed by world public opinion as the arrival of a messiah." So apparently he isn't the only world leader who thinks Obama is 'the messiah'.
Reuters Story Here (http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE4A562120081106)

Yep. He's 'The One' the world has been waiting for alright.

All that self-worship messianic rhetoric during the campaign worked on these mush-brains.

Elspeth
11-07-2008, 10:35 AM
You know, I find myself wondering if Obama ever wore a blue turban.

GrumpyOldLady
11-07-2008, 10:38 AM
You know, I find myself wondering if Obama ever wore a blue turban.

Betchya he did. During his spring break 3 week vacation to muslim Pakistan during martial law.

I'm sure he didn't go around proclaiming himself to be a Christian while he was there.

zBoots
11-07-2008, 10:45 AM
You know, about 6 decades ago, them Italians fell for the "messiah" thing.

They just never learn.

When Europe lines up behind someone and stars saying "Hail"..

Look out.

GrumpyOldLady
11-07-2008, 01:39 PM
EU calls for New Deal for New World with Obama (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/PoliticsNation/EU_calls_for_new_deal_for_new_world_with_Obama/articleshow/3677238.cms)

He's the messiah.
Calls for a New World Order.

Yep ...

Odysseus
11-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Reuters Story Here (http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE4A562120081106)

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlosconi says 'welcome' to the young, suntanned, Messiah Obama.

Yep. He's 'The One' the world has been waiting for alright.

He said Obama's election to the White House had been "hailed by world public opinion as the arrival of a messiah." So apparently he isn't the only world leader who thinks Obama is 'the messiah'.

All that self-worship messianic rhetoric during the campaign worked on these mush-brains.

Read closely, Berlosconi's comment merely points out that he's been hailed as if he were the messiah, not that Berlosconi thinks that he is. It's no different from our messiah jokes about him. Berlosconi is a conservative and a consummate wise ass. Don't read too much into this one. Now, if Gordon Brown or some of those other Eurolefties say it, then you can be sure that they mean it.

GrumpyOldLady
11-07-2008, 04:42 PM
he's been hailed as if he were the messiah,
Do you mean he was being sarcastic and that he doesn't like Obama ??

Odysseus
11-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Do you mean he was being sarcastic and that he doesn't like Obama ??

Hard to say. Berlosconi was a staunch ally during the Iraq War, a friend and supporter of President Bush and he's nobody's fool. He's doing what he has to do to make nice with the new president, but don't read too much into it.

Elspeth
11-08-2008, 11:24 AM
The Italian Left took him to task for the remark. Called him "racist" ! LOL!!!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/world/europe/08italy.html?em



Mr. Berlusconi made the remark while meeting President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia, saying that Senator Barack Obama’s good looks, his youth and his so-called suntan were “all the qualities” for Mr. Medvedev and the future president to “develop a good working relationship.”

Many Italian newspapers gave the comment nearly as much front-page attention as Mr. Obama’s victory itself. The journalist Curzio Maltese wrote in the center-left La Repubblica that “bookmakers wouldn’t even take bets” on how long it would take for Mr. Berlusconi to let slip another of his famous gaffes. “Mr. Berlusconi never fails to live up to our worst expectations.”



I probably shouldn't laugh, but it's kind of funny.

Elspeth
11-08-2008, 11:55 AM
OK, here is my favorite video on the topic:

"'Why does he have to be such an idiot?'

Italians express their anger and embarrassment after their prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, calls the US president-elect, Barack Obama, 'tanned'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2008/nov/07/berlusconi-obama-tanned

And ladies, the guy they interview in the city is ultra YUMMY! MMbaby!