Thursday, September 18, 2008
Is Spain our enemy now?

I wasn't going to write another political post for a few days, but McCain keeps giving me more ammunition.

The other day he did a Spanish media radio interview and was asked about a possible meeting with the Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Zapatero. McCain seems to think that Zapatero is some sort of Latin American Banana Republic dictator, not the democratically elected leader of a NATO ally.

MCCAIN: Well again I don't, all I can tell you is that I have a clear record of working with leaders in the hemisphere that are friends with us, and standing up to those who are not, and that's judged on the basis of the importance of our relationship with Latin America, and the entire region.

QUESTION: Okay... what about Europe? I'm talking about the President of Spain.

MCCAIN: What about me what?

QUESTION: Okay... are you willing to meet with him if you are elected president?

And it just goes on in that same vein for awhile...

Ok, I'm a typical American moron. I also didn't know the name of the Prime Minister of Spain. I'm not running for president or anything, but still. However, I did know that SPAIN ISN'T A PART OF LATIN AMERICA! The guy running as a "foreign policy expert" doesn't know that Spain is in Europe. Amazing.

Either way, McCain didn't seem eager to meet with Mr. Zapatero. Why? Is it because Spain is a socialist country? After bailing out AIG, isn't the United States socialist?


21 Comments:

Blogger Johnny Yen said...

I had the exact same thought about the AIG bailout.

Remember in the '04 election when calling Kerry "European" was a code word for calling him a "fag?" The Right used to point to Europe as a big failure. Big failurees. They penalize companies that ship jobs overseas. They provide health care for almost everybody. The crime is low, even in countries with lots of guns (see "Switzerland"). They have great rail systems and every city, even small ones, have great public transit systems. They have growing amounts of sustainable energy and agriculture. And the cars get good mileage, because gas has been over four bucks a gallon for years there. Etc, etc.

The Europeans figured out that government is a tool, and that the deal big business makes for affordable labor is to make sure that that labor is taken care of-- you know-- affordable health care, a living wage, a comfortable retirement.

And to preempt the people who will post and rip on them, how many times have you actually been to Europe? You know, outside the tourist areas, I mean.

I bet he got the guy mixed up with the Zapatistas.

Blogger Chris said...

At least he was in the correct ballpark - asked to guess I'd say Zapatero was a droopy pornstar moustache...

Relax, I'm a European!

Blogger Übermilf said...

I thought everything should be privatized and deregulated because business is so much more efficient than the government? So explain why the government is taking over businesses again?

Privatize social security, what?

It's strange to me that you are outraged McCain doesn't want to talk to Spain, but you don't seem to care that Obama wants to suck Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cock the first chance he gets.

Blogger yournamehere said...

I'm not outraged that McCain doesn't want to talk to Spain; I'm outraged that the "foreign policy expert" doesn't know that Spain is in Europe. Middle schoolers know that!

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

You know, if we'd have to listen to McCain's barely interested pattering and Palin's obnoxiously accented hatefulness in the White House, maybe it's best if they never talk to anyone.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

It's honestly just making me sad at this point. Somebody needs to give the crooked old fucker an Ensure and let him curl up under his afghan for a few days. Poor dear obviously needs a rest.

Besides, his running mate would do a fine job fielding the interviews while he's resting, right? I mean, she's his soulmate, after all.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

Oh, and ARRRRRRRRRRR!

Elementary schoolers know that Iran isn't a tiny country that poses no threat to us. Too bad Barack doesn't know that.

Blogger Cladeedah said...

Believe it or not, but i can name and point out more countries in Europe than I can states in the U.S. I'm a freshmen!

Blogger Cladeedah said...

Ok, I'm sorry, I meant to post as Jesse.

Blogger lostinutah said...

Me to 9 yr old son:

"Is Spain in Europe or Latin America?"

9 yr old son:

"Europe, right?"

Me:

"Right."

9 yr old son:

"Why are you asking?"

Me:

"John McCain doesn't know."

9 yr old son:

"Mom, how old is he? Man, he's an idiot."

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

No matter how you slice it or how much you attack Obama, VRWC, McCain still doesn't know where Spain is.

Blogger Johnny Yen said...

From the Chicago Sun Times, March 3, 2007:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/281249,CST-NWS-OBAMA03.article

Obama: Iran threatens all of us

Won't rule out force in speech in Chicago to pro-Israel group

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March 3, 2007
BY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter
Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the use of military force should not be taken off the table when dealing with Iran, which he called "a threat to all of us."

Speaking before a pro-Israel crowd at a downtown hotel, Obama also repeated his call for a phased pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq and strongly backed a strong U.S. relationship with Israel.

Earlier in the day, the Republican National Committee took aim at Obama, issuing a research memo aimed at highlighting the Illinois freshman senator's lack of experience on foreign affairs. That the gloves-are-off memo was even generated at this time is a testament to Obama's growing strength in the Democratic primary field.

Obama campaign spokesman Dan Pfeiffer dismissed the Republican memo as an "example of the type of politics Barack Obama is hoping to change." He said Obama has spoken out against the war for years.
Iranian leader 'reckless'
While he was being attacked in Washington, Obama was in friendly territory in Chicago as he appeared at a forum attended by 800 members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobby. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and a hug from one of the group's leaders.
Obama said global leaders must do whatever it takes to stop Iran from enriching uranium and acquiring nuclear weapons. He called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "reckless, irresponsible and inattentive" to the day-to-day needs of the Iranian people.

The Iranian "regime is a threat to all of us," Obama said.

While Obama wouldn't rule out force, he said the United States should engage in "aggressive diplomacy combined with tough sanctions" to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear threat.

That's funny. Why did Barack say this in Pendleton, OR May 19, 2008?

"I mean think about it. Iran, Cuba, Venezuela – these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us."

As if geographic area is the measure for whether or not a country is dangerous. Fucking moron.

I realize that it is hard for you libs to acknowledge that Barack is frighteningly naive, but get used to it.

Maybe McCain doesn't know where Spain is, but at least he knows there are 50 states in the U.S., (not 57 like Obama thinks - "I've been in 57 states, with, I think one left to go." Barack Obama, May 9, 2008 in Oregon)

I'm also pretty sure McCain wouldn't give a kid with asthma a "breathalyzer" like Obama would.

And, Obama might do better in KY if he actually knew where it was:

"What it says is that I’m not very well known in that part of the country... Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known — not only because of her time in the White House with her husband — but also coming from a nearby state of Arkansas."

Barack Obama
Telephone Interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader
Friday- May 18, 2008

Kentucky is one of two states that borders 7 different states:
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri all border Kentucky.

Last time I checked, Arkansas does not border Kentucky - ILLINOIS DOES.

So, no matter how you slice it or how much you attack McCain Scarlet Hip, Obama still doesn't know where KY is. For that matter, he doesn't even know how many states there are in our country for crying out loud! Fucking idiot? You bet he is.

Blogger yournamehere said...

vast,
since you used to curse upon seeing McCain's image on television, I'm surprised to see you defend him so passionately. Of course, I'd probably be doing the same thing if John Edwards, my least favorite Democrat, had won the nomination.

Obama was trying to explain why he got his ass kicked in the primary here. My guess is if Barack had said "I'm losing in Eastern Kentucky by a ten to one margin because people in Appalachia have never seen a black guy before" it might have hurt him politically.

Obama will win Louisville and do well in Lexington, the only two cities in this state with paved roads. The rest of the state thinks Sarah Palin is a foreign policy genius because Alaska is close to Russia. It doesn't matter if Obama thinks Kentucky is in the midwest, south, or pacific northwest; he's gonna lose here.

At least you aren't one of those fucking undecided voters. Can we both agree that they are the dumbest people on Earth?

Blogger Jo said...

Okay, I have to figure out how your brother makes you talk reasonably. You're so MEAN to me when I disagree with you.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

Sorry, you didn't prove that Obama doesn't know where Kentucky is, just that he made a mistake about one of the bordering states. If you want to go there with making mistakes regarding anything to do with being presidential, I can give you several websites devoted to the stupidity of Dubya.

And McCain still doesn't know that Spain is not part of Latin America, so apparently McCain is a fucking idiot as well.

Blogger jesse said...

I'm pretty sure Obama meant that he has been to 57 states, as a joke.

Blogger Cold Hands said...

Yes because NOBODY who is only getting a few hours of sleep a night can make a mistake.

I find it amusing how quickly liberals jump on stuff like this - how about focusing your rage on the actual issues?

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