You Know, I Really Don’t Give A Rat’s Ass

About what other countries think of us

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.
“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

And I’m really getting tired of our “leaders” trying to fellate foreign media. I don’t care if the Brits want to eat everything fried or if the French want to smoke the stinkiest damn cigarettes imaginable; they can do what they want.
“Leadership” is not getting everyone to like you and say nice things about you.
“Leadership” is not forcing your people to abide by some other’s standards and look to another country for approval; that’s treason.
“Leadership” is doing what is best and right for your country, and the foreign opinion be damned.

7 Responses to “You Know, I Really Don’t Give A Rat’s Ass”

  1. To paraphrase Monty Python, he’s “Not a leader yet!”

  2. Ebola says:

    Keep in mind, Obama was the lead on pushing through a UN tax on the US (for all essential reasons). How the hell is it surprising he considers leadership bowing to the sociopolitical panderings of other “leaders”?

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Portland has more SUVs on the interstates than there are in the entire Cascade Mountain range. A point, I’m quite sure, that was ignored by that crowd.

  4. Saw this recently:
    Increases in greenhouse gas emissions, 1997-2004
    Worldwide 18%
    Kyoto nations 21.1%
    Non-Kyoto nations 10%
    United States 6.6%
    Tres fascinating.

  5. Jim - PRS says:

    “”We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK…”
    There is no way I can adequately express how much that dipshit statement frosts my stindeens.

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