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25 July 2008 @ 10:50 am
Ugh...  

The latest abuses of power from the TSA. Some scary, scary stuff. Something is seriously wrong here...

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Am I the only one tired of Obama going around the world and meeting with important people and telling them what he thinks should be done?

Here's a list of recent headlines...

Obama urges Iran to accept EU nuke proposal
Obama meets key Mideast leaders
Obama to visit West Bank, Palestinian official says
Obama to demand more from Europe in Berlin speech
Obama presses Europe on Afghanistan


"Hey, guys, I'm going to run one of the most powerful nations in the world, so you should ALREADY be paying attention to me, and heeding my words!" News flash, man. Until you actually get into office, you DON'T speak for the entire U.S., you only speak for yourself! How arrogant!

Did his people think this would look GOOD? What were they thinking, sending him overseas to tell everyone what he thinks is wrong with them?

Imagine if someone running for president from France came to your country and started telling you what was wrong with you and what you should be doing? How would you feel about it THEN?

*eyeroll*

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Violet Tigressviolet_tigress1 on July 25th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Is there a better option?
Fritters: TT BB Confused by shamanic_nurikofritters on July 25th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
On the travel or the candidate?
Violet Tigress: Aliceviolet_tigress1 on July 25th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of the candidate. Knowing when to keep his mouth shut would probably make for better travrl plans.
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Phoenix Anew: Ghost World stupidphoenix_anew on July 25th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
To answer "What were they thinking?" One of the biggest things people like to say against Obama is his lack of leadership experience. I guess they figure if he starts going around the world and broadcasting his "big ideas" to people and giving suggestions on what he thinks needs to be done, this will show he is capable of in fact leading our country and dealing with foreign leaders on a regular basis.

I'm not saying it's working, but that's probably their goal with this.
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on July 25th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
What is this about "experience"? George W. Bush has had seven years of actually being president, and there are quite a few people who don't think he's doing a good job. (I am one of them.)
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Fritters: Zim google-eyes by inanefritters on July 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
I can see that point of view. It still seems a little early to "broadcast" to other countries, though.
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on July 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
To be fair, I think Sen. McCain should do likewise so that other leaders (and populaces) in the world can have a chance to get to know him. The point is that the next president of the US is going to be somebody who is not the same as the current one, and if we as a country are to regain our standing, it would help if both candidates present themselves to the world.
Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on July 25th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
...but the world isn't voting. And telling others what to do from a position that isn't in power makes us look like we're sticking our nose in everyone's business, IMHO. And it seems to me like it would be 50% a waste of other countries time to have them get to know someone who isn't ever going to be President. Do you really think we should "get to know", as a country, both of the people running for PM in England and the front runners for France and Germany and Japan and Pakistan and India, etc. etc?
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on July 25th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
If those countries were superpowers, yes. Or even just because we (I'm assuming here) want to be informed about world politics, and the relationship between our country and the rest of the world.

Another reason for having both Sen. McCain and Obama make the world circuit is to demonstrate to all that this is what the US is like, that we have presumptive candidates from the major parties who are aware that the rest of the world may well be looking at our election with great, nay extreme, interest.

It's also a good ad for democracy, don't you think? That might get them thinking in Pakistan, maybe.
postrophe on July 26th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Actually, McCain just met the Dalai Lama... does that count? (He may not have really Told Him What To Do, but...)
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Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriverbrendo on July 26th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
McCain already HAS foreign contacts. No on the job training necessary.
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on July 25th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and one more:
Imagine if someone running for president from France came to your country and started telling you what was wrong with you and what you should be doing? How would you feel about it THEN?
If he were Alexis de Tocqueville, I'd listen.
krystalemerges on July 25th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
actually...
many 'elected' officials make trips around the world (the LA mayor just returned from a trip out of the US) and make suggestions on a variety of topics on a regular basis...

the difference is that the "MEDIA" does not make it a big deal and unless they are in some way interesting to said "MEDIA" their trip is of no reportable value.

(I noted that one source of media info mentioned that McCain had made several trips to the war zones in a negative comment about the Obama trip)

I am not for or against either side, but his trip as a US senator is not uncommon, the only uncommon bit is how much press he got for it, for obvious "media" reasons.
Robyn Goodfellow: huh?robyngoodfellow on July 26th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Should he be telling other countries what to do even if he were president?
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on July 26th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
THANK you, that was my point, but most people think he's doing something he ought to be 0_o
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