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Barack Obama insults Britain again,
The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2013 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 07/11/2013 3:07:37 PM PDT by Kaslin

What’s the going rate for the US ambassadorship to London? Apparently around $2.3 million, judging by President Obama’s latest appointment to the Court of St. James’s, the most prestigious diplomatic posting in the world for a US official. This is the amount personally raised by Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, which raked in $730 million in total. Mr Barzun, an internet businessman, was handpicked by the White House to be Obama’s representative in London, despite the fact he has no connection to modern-day Britain and his main qualification for the job appears to be that he has been an effective “bundler” for Barack Obama's two successful presidential election campaigns. His only diplomatic experience has been his recent stint as ambassador to Sweden, hardly a global powerhouse, itself a reward for his role in helping Obama win election in 2008. Ironically, Barzun once interned for John Kerry, when he was Senator for Massachusetts.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; foreignaffairs; london; matthewbarzun; sweden; uk; unitedkingdom
The rest of the title is: with a shameless nomination of top donor as US Ambassador to London
1 posted on 07/11/2013 3:07:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I suppose it isn’t any worse than FDR sending them Joe Kennedy, although in that case the Ambassador didn’t matter because Roosevelt and Churchill communicated directly.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 3:12:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Kaslin

Well this is weird... guy looks straight to me.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Kaslin

Is he gay? Everyone else he nominates for something is..


4 posted on 07/11/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: colorado tanker
I thought it was FDR sending a veiled, but intentional insult to the Brits?

Then again, it back-fired when the Kennedys' started singing the praises of Adolph Hitler.

5 posted on 07/11/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kaslin
Ironically, Barzun once interned for John Kerry, when he was Senator for Massachusetts.

They're cousins of a sort. Don't know how distant. And both went to St. Paul's School.

Matthew Barzun's grandfather was the Columbia historian Jacques Barzun who married a Lowell. Matthew's mother was a Winthrop. He married the Jack Daniels' heiress and moved to Kentucky.

6 posted on 07/11/2013 3:29:23 PM PDT by x
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To: colorado tanker

“I suppose it isn’t any worse than FDR sending them Joe Kennedy, although in that case the Ambassador didn’t matter because Roosevelt and Churchill communicated directly.”

Kennedy was a very vocal Hitler and Nazi supporter. Churchill sent a message to FDR that if he didn’t remove Kennedy Churchill would have him killed.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 3:31:45 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: txhurl
Well this is weird... guy looks straight to me.

I wish I could agree with you.
A poofter if I ever saw one, albeit a very rich one.

8 posted on 07/11/2013 3:34:19 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Calvin Locke

I’ve never heard FDR sent Kennedy to London as an insult or joke. Kennedy actually enjoyed success running the SEC for Roosevelt, plus had been a huge supporter and contributor. When word got back to Washington that he was acting like a crazy uncle, they recalled him.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 3:37:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Gen.Blather
Kennedy was a very vocal Hitler and Nazi supporter. Churchill sent a message to FDR that if he didn’t remove Kennedy Churchill would have him killed.

I haven't read much specifically about the politics history of WW2.
So, my question is...

Is there any evidence or suggestion that the threat was carried out?

10 posted on 07/11/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Gen.Blather
Kennedy was also a coward, leaving London when the diplomatic corps was staying in town with the Royals and Churchill.

He wore out his welcome both with the Brits and State Department pretty fast.

11 posted on 07/11/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
The way I heard/read was that FDR sent an "Irishman" to the Court of Saint James.

(Then there was the hot dog dinner...)

12 posted on 07/11/2013 3:41:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Gen.Blather
Churchill sent a message to FDR that if he didn’t remove Kennedy Churchill would have him killed.

My respect for Churchill ratchets up another increment.

13 posted on 07/11/2013 3:42:24 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: colorado tanker
When word got back to Washington that he (Joe Kennedy Sr,) was acting like a crazy uncle, they recalled him.

And evidently saved his life, if post #7 is factual.

14 posted on 07/11/2013 3:42:55 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Kaslin
Despite pledging to clean up Washington, and make government more open and accountable, Barack Obama has been doing exactly the opposite. In April 2009, in his weekly address to the nation, President Obama declared that “it’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st Century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative.” Barzun’s nomination (he is still subject to Senate confirmation), suggests the president has absolutely no interest in living up to his own rhetoric.

You are commenting on facts not in evidence.
You are assuming that Hussein has the knowledge, experience, judgment and inclination, in addition to simply "interest."

The clown is as smart and competent as a boxful of tacos.

15 posted on 07/11/2013 3:50:23 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Kaslin

Contrast that guy with the first ambassador to the U.K..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YHl_0P2EJ4

As awkward as that was, at least you knew you got an actual qualified person for the job.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Kaslin

Is that guy show off the size of ass he had to kiss to get the job?


17 posted on 07/11/2013 3:51:07 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: publius911

I have never heard that before.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 4:29:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, which raked in $730 million in total... his main qualification for the job appears to be that he has been an effective “bundler” for Barack Obama's two successful presidential election campaigns... [and he] once interned for John Kerry, when he was Senator for Massachusetts.

19 posted on 07/11/2013 4:30:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Well, Roosevelt was old New York Dutch, and the Brits took it from them. It probably amused him to send them an Irishman.


20 posted on 07/11/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

Ping.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 4:34:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: publius911

“Is there any evidence or suggestion that the threat was carried out?”

Joe Kennedy died decades later.

Also, Churchill told the former king and ardent Nazi supporter that if he opened his pro-Hitler mouth one more time he’d be killed. They sent him off to be ambassador to a Caribbean island. To my knowledge the former king decided to keep his yap shut.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 4:40:03 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


23 posted on 07/11/2013 5:37:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; Vendome; Velveeta; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks; MamaDearest; DAVEY CROCKETT; Myrddin; ...
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Article, then check out comments through # 22. Esp # 6 , # 7 and # 22.
Fascinating historical facts.

Thanks, Nachum.

24 posted on 07/11/2013 6:56:53 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: colorado tanker

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

My old New York Dutch were here before the Roosevelts...

BTW that “Irishman” was a Catholic one...

Not exactly a WASP


25 posted on 07/11/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kaslin

I think one might add that Joe Kennedy made his money as a liquor-smuggling Chicago mobster. That’s where the Kennedy money came from. Not exactly proper Bostonians.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 7:11:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kaslin

Once again, the British will say what the ignorant Americans won’t.

Makes me shamed.


27 posted on 07/11/2013 7:17:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: LucyT; Nachum

Joe Kennedy was pond scum.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 9:40:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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