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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Great Communicator

Believe it or not, the first sit-down interview granted by the new President of the United States, Barack Obama, was to Al-Arabiya (Al-Jezeera's main rival).



You know, these past few days were not good days for Republicans watching the new President take his baby steps.

Not only did he reinstitute Federal funding to international groups that provide abortions or give advice on the issue, but he had a verbal skirmish targetting Rush Limbaugh, of all people, as well as taunting Republican legislators that "I won". There was that almost 1 Trillion dollar stimulus package which even John "RINO" McCain can't get behind, whilst Monday brought news that Timothy Geithner was confirmed as our Treasury Secretary even after "forgetting" to pay taxes, joining in spirit Barack Obama -- whose aunt is in the country illegally.

And finally, as cherry on top, his first concession to media is not even in the US, but to a foreign news entity which broadcasts in the Arab language.

(Did I miss anything?)

I was hopeful he would be a middle-of-the-road President given his moderate pre-Inauguration steps, but honestly, he won't be. As such, I won't be behind his left-of-centre efforts to retool America and its vision of itself in the world.

So far, I see more connective tissue to Carter than to Reagan.

And that sickens me.

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4 Comments:

  • He decried--and avoided--Fox News as long as he could, but can't wait to get on Al-Arabiya. sheesh.

    By Blogger knox, at Tue Jan 27, 12:35:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I don't think there's much point talking US foreign policy on Fox.

    I think he's taking the right steps to reinstate a positive world view with regard to the US. US policy over the past 8 years created a generation of potential terrorists. It's a nice change from 'Bring it on'.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jan 27, 08:17:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I think he's taking the right steps to reinstate a positive world view with regard to the US. US policy over the past 8 years created a generation of potential terrorists.

    I wish I could put myself inside your brain to be able to give you a full broadside of everything I feel about this.

    Nothing that we do, will EVER be sufficient for terrorists. That's what makes them terrorists.

    If getting rid of a genocidal murderer, allowing a democracy to take its first baby steps by guaranteeing its freedoms (on our dime), by giving billions of dollars in aid to Africa, and establishing a less-than-brutal society in Afghanistan, where little girls dare to learn to read, if that is not enough, and that creates animosity in others, then what can we say.

    You just want a snake oil salesman.

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 27, 09:31:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Re: 9.31 PM

    Hear, hear, Vicky. You take the words right out of my mind.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jan 28, 05:50:00 pm GMT-5  

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