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Obama praises Britain. He’s too kind. No really, he is.

posted at 6:25 am on May 24, 2011 by

So, Barack Obama is currently touring Europe. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: Europe, why? Doesn’t he detest the Old Continent?

Well, yeah. Judging by the way he has treated Europe ever since he became president, at least.

Apparently, however, he now feels we’re somehow of vital importance for his agenda. (You wonder whether his dismal approval ratings at home have anything to do with this trip, but that as an aside) So he graces us with his presence. Oh my, how wonderful: the almighty himself has arrived. (I guess that means that the end of Europe is indeed nigh; nigher even than most of us thought)

The British newspaper the Telegraph reports that British PM David Cameron and Obama have dubbed the relationship between their two countries, which was once known as “the special relationship,” as the essential relationship. Apparently, the American president wants to send a message of friendship to the British people (who he has insulted in numerous occasion).

That’s very considerate of him. Especially considering the fact that he is not exactly known for being considerate to anyone.

In any case, I’m afraid that the renaming of the ‘special relationship’ is actually an insult as well. Special implies something positive; something you’re happy about. Essential, on the other hand, may give people the impression that it’s not a marriage (or relationship) of love, but of necessity. We need each other… whether we like it or not.

Of course the two men also stress the point that there’s “a deep emotional connection” between their nations, but it’s clear to anyone with half a brain that such words don’t come from the heart. Not from Obama’s, anyway.

This post originally appeared at Right Across The Atlantic.

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Essential, on the other hand, may give people the impression that it’s not a marriage (or relationship) of love, but of necessity

exactamundo…my first thought as well…

enjoy his presence my friend…enjoy

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Well Europeans told us to elect this zero.

rbj on May 24, 2011 at 9:04 AM

RBJ: true. On the other hand, since when do American voters let Europeans decide who they’ll vote for? ;)

CMSINAZ: LOL, oh, we’re already feeling the warm glow of the messiah. We’re blessed, we truly are.

Michael van der Galien on May 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM

“Deep emotional connection.” Ye gods. What is this, the Oprah show?

The essential relationship kicked a lot more butt when our deep connection was based on political affinity, cultural heritage, and lots and lots of bombers, strike-fighters, submarines, destroyers, aircraft carriers, GLCMs, Tomahawks, special forces…

J.E. Dyer on May 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM

RBJ: true. On the other hand, since when do American voters let Europeans decide who they’ll vote for?

Since 2008, I guess.

aengus on May 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

“Deep emotional connection.” Sounds like some pap from a bodice ripper.

“Their eyes locked from across the room. Making their way through the crowd, they approached one another obliquely so as to arouse no suspicion, but in passing, their hands brushed, their breath quickened, the atmosphere between them hung heavy with a musky dampness. Barry and Dave needed each other, yet Barry’s attentions and glistening pecs would soon be focused on conquests beyond the pale Brit who would again find himself forsaken.”

tpitman on May 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Michael, did you see the article about dear leader’s miscue during his toast to the queen….

egads!

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM

CMS, got a link?

“The essential relationship kicked a lot more butt when our deep connection was based on political affinity, cultural heritage, and lots and lots of bombers, strike-fighters, submarines, destroyers, aircraft carriers, GLCMs, Tomahawks, special forces…”

Heh, true.

Michael van der Galien on May 25, 2011 at 3:56 AM

it’s on the HA main page….

cmsinaz on May 25, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Ah, this one!
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/24/good-news-obama-botches-toast-to-the-queen/

I’ve read it now ;)

LOL, he’s such an amateur. OMG

Michael van der Galien on May 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Michael van der Galien on May 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

i cringe everytime i’ve seen it….

yikes!

cmsinaz on May 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Just for you, I wrote a short post about the toast and some other mistakes he’s made during his trip.

Michael van der Galien on May 26, 2011 at 5:22 AM