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Oct 4, 2009 8:49 pm


PUBLIC HUMBLING OF OBAMA/update



Chicago Is the First to Go in 2016 Voting Barack Obama thought the world adored him. He thought he was elected the president of the world. In Copenhagen, the IOC set him straight.

Will he finally become the president of the United States? If so, the exercise may have been beneficial.

A couple of my fellow HNN bloggers challenged my assumption that Obama considers himself the president of the world. So, I googled Obama,"president of the world" I got 64,500,000 results. Clearly, I am not alone. Here are a couple of results:

Carlos A. Quiroz of the Ground Report writes:

He stood there as if he was the president of the world, big error. . . .

The fact that the president of the U.S. traveled to Denmark, might have seemed arrogant and pretentious to many in the world, as Obama abused of his popularity and personal appeal, he went to the OIC himself to speak. That was a risky move that backfired. The 2008 campaign has ended already, Mr. President.

And by the way, the video presented by the U.S. had several Black kids presented as needy children who depend only in sports to overcome poverty and a difficult reality. It seemed so cliche and fake -not to say that is not the reality for African American children- because charity is not a reason to host the Olympics.

And here is a video of cnn - obama"president of the world"

Danish news: Obama's arrogance turned off IOC

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Yehoshua David Friedman - 10/7/2009

Compared to the real Third World, Afro-Americans live pretty well. Obama can't have it both ways. He has made it and still wants people to cry and give the advantages of affirmative action. I live in Israel and see the people who come here as foreign workers. They are happy to do menial labor and send back money to their families (they have families!) whom they leave for a number of years. Afro-Americans, who suffer only by comparison to better-off Americans, are no reason for the world to give Chicago the Olympics.


Yehoshua David Friedman - 10/7/2009

Compared to the real Third World, Afro-Americans live pretty well. Obama can't have it both ways. He has made it and still wants people to cry and give the advantages of affirmative action. I live in Israel and see the people who come here as foreign workers. They are happy to do menial labor and send back money to their families (they have families!) whom they leave for a number of years. Afro-Americans, who suffer only by comparison to better-off Americans, are no reason for the world to give Chicago the Olympics.


Jonathan Dresner - 10/2/2009

The bid went in under, and with the explicit support of, George W. Bush, who frequently acted as though the "leader of the free world" thing was really part of his job description.

Actually, one of the commenters (I don't remember who now, possibly Steve Benen) noted with regard to Obama's UN speeches that it was the first time in living memory that an American President spoke at the UN as a representative of the United States, instead of as some global uber-daddy.


Ralph E. Luker - 10/2/2009

Who thought he was elected the president of the world? Obama? What *evidence* do you have for that claim? If you have *none*, is that how you commonly argue? Without evidence? Without sense? Why do you embarrass History News Network with these public irrationalities?

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