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14 years and one Month ago

Parliament of Whores

With my gratitude to P.J. O'Rourke for giving it a name.

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Hey you know what's funny? Just yesterday, I told you that some of Europe's Socialists and Social-Democrats are deluded, while the rest is cynical.

And maybe you thought "Sure Diss, but how cynical exactly?"

Well, perhaps like Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission:
"Can I tell you something? Certain leaders in the developing world, most of them on the left, have told me privately that they would have preferred a Republican candidate to win. That's because they fear the protectionist policies of a Democratic President and Democratic Congress. I hope that President Obama will not yield to this protectionist temptation. I believe that would be bad for us all, in particular for Europe."
I'm not even going to touch on the topic of the EU complaining on protectionism—that's pot and kettle stuff if there ever was any—but I hope you'll admire the Euro-Socialist mindset at work. They loathe America even as they envy her wealth and power ; and their mainstream media unleashes a daily, constant barrage of anti-globalization and anti-free market economy propaganda.

Yet at the same time they are perfectly aware that their own "model" of society is unsustainable without the American Capitalist powerhouse bailing them out1.

I suppose all that cynicism is a defense mechanism. Those pathetic losers couldn't stand their reflection in the mirror otherwise.
  1. This is, incidentally, also the reason why the EU consistently joins the UN to call for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The Capitalists are the last chance of the Communist regime over there as well.

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3862 - bonmotdot

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  • bonmotdot Deep in the Heart of Texas

Frogman, wait till you hear the wailing from that Parliament of Whores about their own domestic security. As much as they depend upon us economically while they sneer at us, wait till they want the Cowboys to come riding over the hill to save their butts and no one comes, because The Obama cared too much about our "reputation" in the world. For 28 years they have ranted about the way we enforce good behavior around the globe. Now we have a leader who cares more about their opinion than about their safety. Have fun with that, gentlemen!

The irony will be amusing to observe. I guess the Parliament of Whores doesn't want us to think they really meant anything by all those mean comments.

By the way, PJ O'Rourke is awesome. Read "Give War a Chance."

3863 - Melissa In Texas

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  • Melissa In Texas

We watched in disbelief at how so many in Europe fawned all over Obama.

Of course, he marketed himself there and his spiel was snapped up like candy tossed amongst children

Now the reality of an Obama presidency causes them pause?

Welcome to our world.

3864 - Mike H.

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  • Mike H. Spokane, Wa

One thing that we've found out about our politicians is that you never can find a politician and his reflection in the same room at the same time. People keep saying something about bloodsucking. Also if I remember correctly, the only thing that you could see in Edwards mirror was his hair. I never heard of anyone trying that with Obama (The Apostate).

Speaking of apostates, what was that Conan Doyal story about the dog that didn't bark?

3865 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

Monsieur Frogman: Don't you always feel like you need to apologize to the "Ladies of the Evening" when you compare them to politicians?

3866 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

When you stop producing in your own county you must depend on others for all you need.The EU is very rapidly awakening to that small fact. Barri has repeatedly told Americans that he is going to collapse our energy industry, which will cause a cascade of collapse throughout our economy, and the rest of the world will follow.

3867 - unknown jane

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After giving some careful contemplation of our soon to be president (and after reading through his books -- a thankless task but a valuable one I think) I'm afraid that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The protectionism and economy smashing of Monsieur O has very little to do with him being a naifish ideologue with unicorns and rainbows in his eyes. Neither does his espoused foreign policy have much to do with stardust and glitter.

No, the wailing and gnashing of teeth will be a mere child's play if this man manages to get his "burning of the Reichstag" moment (and he wants one ... badly). God help us all if he gets it.

Of course, I hope I'm completely off course in my estimation of him and will be proven the abject fool. This is the one sneaking bad hunch that causes me to lose some of my optimism for the future and to worry. Let's hope I'm wrong, or that events will be such that he's forced to be Jimmy C. 2.0 instead of what I think he really wants to be in his heart of hearts.

All the more reason to hit the beach rather than hunker down as well.

3868 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

The point is that Socialists see no problem in killing off 75% of the population of this planet.They see that as a positive.

3869 - Instinct

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  • Instinct San Francisco, CA

So when Barry stops protecting the United States and goes along with Barney Frank and cuts our military funding by 25% who are we going to go and ask to cover our butts??

The average citizen won't be able to because Barry wants all our guns, the military won't because most of them will get out rather than serve another Carter and besides, they won't have the equipment or training to do the job. Guess we will have to turn to our good friends in Venuzuela or Iran to help us out.

Damn, we are so screwed for the next four years

3870 - Mike H.

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  • Mike H. Spokane, Wa

Instinct, You can always call on these guys, they're patriotic! Definitely do watch the arrest, Since I didn't wait till the very end maybe you can tell me if they let him keep his shirt as they hauled him off!