Wednesday, September 28, 2011

'The President's Scolding is a Pathetic Attempt to Distract Attention From His Own Failures. How Embarrassing'

Remember when candidate Obama thrilled the masses in Germany with some inane drivel back in 2008? Good times, good times. Well, much like the majority of Americans, they now view him as a colossal failure, a bumbling, pathetic arrogant clown.

Some rather harsh words for the petulant man-child:
The mass-circulation Bild writes:

"Obama's lecture on the euro crisis … is overbearing, arrogant and absurd. … In a nutshell, he is claiming that Europe is to blame for the current financial crisis, which is 'scaring the world.' Excuse me?"

"The American president seems to have forgotten a few details. The most important trigger of the financial and economic crisis was US banks and their insane real-estate dealings. The US is still piling up debt … The American congress is crippled by a battle between the right and the left. The banks are gambling just as recklessly as they did before the crisis. The president's scolding is a pathetic attempt to distract attention from his own failures. How embarrassing."
Tell us how you really feel.
The center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung writes:

"One needs to remember the context within which Obama's scolding of the Europeans took place. It was an event where the president was raising money for the Democrats and where he wanted to explain to voters why the US economy is much worse off than he and his economic experts had believed until recently. Hence his criticism of the EU was simple electioneering."
Gee, ya think?

But wait, there's more.
The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

"Dark clouds have gathered over the American president. The gloomy state of the economy is putting a dampener on Obama's future prospects. The optimism of the past is gone, replaced by a cheap search for a scapegoat."
Wait, did they say dark clouds? Why, that's raaaaacist!

Another beatdown:
The financial daily Handelsblatt writes:

"The fact that Barack Obama, who is a brilliant thinker, knows full well that things are much more complicated in reality does not help. Indeed, it does the opposite. In the desperate battle for his re-election he'd rather construct myths, such as claiming that the Europeans alone are responsible for the American mess. Not only is this fundamentally wrong, but -- coming as it does from a friend -- it's downright pitiful and sad."
I have to quibble with one point: Who on earth still believes this guy if a brilliant thinker?

1 comment:

James Hlavac said...

Hmm, Der Attackenvatcher ist vatching, nein? Of course, what the president doesn't understand about economies is "keepen sie fingers from den manchinen, snicht mit der gefingerpokin, und vatchen der stuffen comt out." But with virtually every website and newspaper in the world now laughing at or chastising the man; do they really need a special website to keep track of it all?