Grauniad: Obama Votes “Present”

My goodness, when The One loses the Guardian…

Barack Obama’s speech disappoints and fuels frustration at Copenhagen

Barack Obama stepped into the chaotic final hours of the Copenhagen summit today saying he was convinced the world could act “boldly and decisively” on climate change.

But his speech offered no indication America was ready to embrace bold measures, after world leaders had been working desperately against the clock to try to paper over an agreement to prevent two years of wasted effort — and a 10-day meeting — from ending in total collapse.

…But in the absence of any evidence of that commitment the words rang hollow and there was a palpable sense of disappointment in the audience.

Ain’t nothing nastier than a disillusioned lover…

With any luck this whole circus will dissolve into a mess of hurt feelings and huffing-off-onto-their-jets and we will save trillions of dollars.

Oh, and the East Coast of the US is getting hit with a blizzard; a foot of snow in DC should convince anyone that there is, in fact, a God.

6 Responses to “Grauniad: Obama Votes “Present””

  1. mojo says:

    What, mealy-mouthed platitudes aren’t enough?

    Such cynics.

  2. JeffS says:

    “…there was a palpable sense of disappointment in the audience.”

    Cue the violins, playing a sad song.

    Me, I laughed. O!bama has done nothin’ but disappoint. This is hardly news to the real world.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    And as the people board their private jets the relief in sturgeon country is palpable.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Obama is also over there putting the final touches on a nuclear arms agreement with Russia. If that doesn’t send a chill down your spine I don’t know what will, especially with a democratic majority in Congress.

  5. Dave E. says:

    I’m struggling to make sense of the fact that Chinese Communist obstructionism might be the thing that saves our economy from the climate change fanatics.

  6. Michael Lonie says:

    From “Obammy and Bess”

    Oh I done plenty o’ nothing,
    and nothings plenty for me.
    Ain’t got no COP,
    Got no Health Care,
    Got no Olympee.

    Folks who do plenty o’ something
    Ain’t no good models for me.
    No bills from me,
    That’s for Harry
    and Nancy Peloseee.

    Yes I done plenty o’ nothing,
    and nothings plenty for me.

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