"I LOVE HIM!"

Hat-tip to John Horne Tooke in the comments for pointing us to the Twitter account of BBC journalist Jude Machin:

“Obamama”? Urrgh *shiver*.

OK, so she’s assigned to the 2012 Olympics and isn’t covering US politics (and quite clearly can’t be allowed to do so – right, Ms Boaden?) However, isn’t it interesting that every time a BBC hack expresses a political opinion on Twitter it always seems to come from one direction? Imagine a BBC journalist declaring his or her support for a Republican candidate on Twitter. It would mark them out as a freak. Career suicide. But announcing one’s love for Obama? Hey, no big deal, everyone at work’s cool with that.

The same sort of thing didn’t do Anita Anand’s career any harm, did it?

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65 Responses to "I LOVE HIM!"

  1. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Praise Him! They are all at it.

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  2. Jon S says:

    socialist bitch

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    • London Calling says:

      Twitter: “@judemachinJude Machin Delighted that my kids’ school will be closed next Thursday due to industrial action. It’s the 80s all over again…”

      FFS this is the first time I have looked at anyones twitter stream and what did I find with this silly “mother of two” (todays strikes) I’ts the 80′s all over again…” A vacuous  lefty cow.

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  3. BBCwaste says:

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving….

    Malcolm Downing (Newsgathering World Assignments Editor)

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713815816

    Activities and interests: Barack Obama

    Impartiality is clearly in their genes.

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  4. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    An Obama obsession can only be a good thing? Depends if you’re pretending to be an objective journalist, I suppose.

    And what the actual fuck is an Obamama. Apart from a nasty speech impediment.

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    • D B says:

      “what the actual fuck is an Obamama” – I’m assuming it’s a disciple of Obama who has given birth.

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      • D B says:

        Perhaps it’s the “progressive” equivalent of the Mama Grizzly. Fecund Females For The Dear Leader sort of thing.

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        • London Calling says:

          So it’s “Jude” Machin? Or is it Judy, or actually, Judith? Masculinisation of female first names is a contemporary conceit of the right-on left.  Show us your tatoo, Obamawankha 

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  5. ltwf1964 says:

    lefties are mental

    this thread proves it beyond all doubt

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    • ltwf1964 says:

      and if you need more proof,waqtch Glenn Beck

      he has these idiots down to a “t”

      that’s why they hate him so much…….truth hurts

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  6. Louis Robinson says:

    How will Jude Machin report this:

    http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/28/lennon-was-a-closet-republican-assistant

    Watch the trash machine mow the Blessed John down. He’ll be Borked, Palinized, Mametized. The media will now go McCartney after his anti-Bush statements. Oh, how I love watching these trendy people turn themselves inside out.

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  7. BBCwaste says:

    Nick Higham… activities and interests: I bet we can find 1,000,000 people who want proportional representation – UK

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551520926

    Joe Lynam … endorsing candidates:
    Activites and interests: Paul Lynam – Seanad Candidate 2011 (NUI Panel)

    http://www.facebook.com/jblynam

    Paul Mason
    Activites and interests:
    29 September: 1st European General Strike?

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500023564

    …. and on and on it goes…

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    • John Anderson says:

      There could be people at the BBC monitoring this site.

      NONE of your links work – they have been cancelled.

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    • BBCwaste says:

      The work John. Have another go. I didnt have time to screenshot them last night. Perhaps someone else will have time to collect the evidence.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I get “this content is currently unavailable”.  Is it because I don’t have a facebook account and never will?

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      • Grant says:

        Link works for me, but I have a Facebook account. John Mason has 1340 friends, even more than me  :-D  

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  8. ltwf1964 says:

    it’s not the bbc anymore

    it’s LSE-TV

    bunch of complete wankers destroying the country

    should be charged with treason the lot of them

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  9. dave s says:

    40 years of liberal left indoctrination and this is the result. Journalists with schoolgirl crushes. Journalists, politicians ,commentators all of them in thrall to their emotions and a desperate desire to feel truly alive and part of the hive that has always nurtured them.
    Reality is pitiless and will, as it always does, have it’s way in the end.

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  10. Jeremy Clarke says:

    I have no idea who Jude Machin is. I am sure she is perfectly lovely, a wonderful mum and an inspiration to all those know her.

    She may be a superb journalist; a fearless exponent of even-handed, disinterested reporting; and, as a proud employee of the BBC, impartiality may well be stamped all over like a tattoo on an Essex girl’s arse.

    But she is evidently extremely dim-witted: the BBC is criticised relentlessly  by people from all over the political spectrum and it is perfectly obvious to anyone with half a brain that if you publicly profess your love – or contempt – for a controversial political figure, you are going to get a kicking from some quarters.

    It is not good enough simply to be impartial – you have to be seen to be impartial. It’s really not that difficult a concept to comprehend.

    I know media types have enormous egos and think that, for instance, taking the car in for an MOT is worthy of a public proclamation on Twitter but they should learn to temper their enthusiasm for self-promotion. Ultimately, no one outside their bubble really cares.

    I wouldn’t want to single out Jude – she is an easy target – but it seems that half of the BBC seem not to realise that Facebook and Twitter are public fora.

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    • Millie Tant says:

      I wouldn’t want to single her out, seeing that numerous Beeboids seem to feel that they can write what they like on Twitter or blogs and no restraint is necessary.

      Why should she be considered dim witted when she and we can see the political cheerleading Anita Anand continuing unhindered to present a political programme for the Beeboid Corporation?

      I’m not sure who are the bigger mugs – the Beeboids in charge of the minions, the Beeboid Trust that allegedly represents the paying public, the regulators of Broadcasting standards, including the Government in charge of all, or the public who put up with the lot of them.

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      • My Site (click to edit) says:

        I’m not sure who are the bigger mugs’

        As the element of choice is withheld from the public on whether to pay or not, and mechanisms for protest are limited (I doubt my MP will see his passive support for the BBC as a vote swinger), it’s hard to place any person feeling oppressed by this situation as a mug.

        But every blatant instance such as the above, the Israeli dog report or Byfordesque pension payout (with the airwaves alive today with middle aged teachers whingeing about how they are ‘going to have to’ adjust cosy lifestyles unless the private sector works until they are 80 to keep ‘em on their public sector bubble) constitutes a mugging.

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      • Millie Tant says:

        I certainly feel oppressed through not having freedom whether to pay for the Beeboid Corporation and its propaganda or not, and may or may not be a mug for paying it but most people don’t feel the same as I do about the Beeboid Corporation -  rather, they like and support it, considering it a quality broadcaster and reliable source of news and entertainment. I’m not sure what the polls say about value for money – I wouldn’t be surprised if they also think it is good value.  How many would subscribe and would view it in the same positive light if they had the freedom to choose which television and broadcaster to pay for is another question.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Well said, Jeremy.  Although this woman isn’t being singled out so much as added to the pile.

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    • Grant says:

      Excellent post, Jeremy. Now tell us some more about these Essex girls’ tattoos, please.

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    • NotaSheep says:

      When all of your friends and colleagues love Obama and hate Palin, love Palestinians and hate Israel, love Labour and hate Tory scum then I doubt expressing your political views seems at all controversial.

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  11. John Horne Tooke says:

    Twitter has brought the political leanings of the BBC people to the attention of everyone. They seem to think that putting a caveat in their profile like “these are my views and not the BBCs” excuses them for their bias.

    Can these people be balanced in their reporting when they have such a passion for socialism and its leaders? 

    It is impossible to reform the BBC they are staffed to the brim with people like Machin. Twitter has proved what this site has been saying for years. Sell off  this overstaffed socialist fan club, I expect most of these “journalists” would end up on the check out at Tescos. Which other corporation would want to subsidize thousands of socialist commentators?

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  12. Tomfiglio says:

    When did the BBC become the preserve of crass idiots like this?

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  13. John Horne Tooke says:

    Who have to be blind and deaf not to see the almost God like love for Obama at the BBC.

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  14. John Horne Tooke says:

    Old but still relavent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdN3y8yRc6E

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  15. jarwill101 says:

    A French philosopher predicted that all modern life would become entertainment, ‘a series of spectacles’; eventually, one news item would carry a similar weight to another, & discrimination in actual relevance would disappear. He foresaw the age of idiocy & infantilisation, & the shallow, posturing twitterings of the Beeboids are confirmation of his prediction. Can anybody imagine somebody like the late Charles Wheeler admitting to an obsession/infatuation with JFK? Wheeler was a BBC man; he was also a thoughtful, sceptical, restrained grown up. Given the rigid conformity of the Oxbridge/LSE ‘talent pool’ from which the BBC nets its tadpoles, the situation can only get worse; there’s not a free thinker to be found, or if there is one, they wouldn’t get into Beeboidia.
    Obamama? Nothing but babyspeak. Babyspeak for a president that is all spectacle. A mythic messiah that only the immature could obsess over. A president whose analytical depth, & patriotism, are as shallow as the bath water in a drought, who, away from the slickness of the autocue, is a bumbler, probably more concerned with looking as cool as Marvin Gaye, circa, 1965. All spectacle, all surface shimmer. Obadada.

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    • Grant says:

      A bunch of teenage scribblers with an average mental age of 14.
      Beeboids never grow up.

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    • Millie Tant says:

      This picture maybe conveys what he meant – a series of “screen spectacles” as a docile population sits watching [the Beeboid] propaganda and “entertainment”:

      http://lkart.com/what-is-critical-postmodern-art/

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      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        I like how the writer claims “critical postmodern art” is so great because of the “multiple perspectives”, and how that doesn’t negate “truth”, when it seems that all the works depicted are coming from the same perspective, being critical of the exact same thing, only using different artistic styles to do it.  Kind of like the BBC.

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  16. ltwf1964 says:

    just thought of a snappy campaign slogan for the Republicans electioneering

    B.O.—stinks something rotten

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  17. George R says:

    Another excuse for Beeboids at INBBC to worship their god:

    Obama to establish formal contacts with Muslim Brotherhood

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  18. Deborah says:

    Slightly off topic but I received this forwarded e-mail.  If BBC journalists really wanted to be investigative journalists then this should give them something to work on (I am sure they would have had it been Bush.

    Obama: Where are his girl friends?

    Where are his girl friends? Strange that none have popped up!Strange to the point of being down right WEIRD!

    It’s niggled at me for ages that no one who ever dated him ever showed up. The simple fact of his charisma, which caused the women to be drawn to him so obviously during his campaign, looks like some lady would not have missed the opportunity.

    We all know about JFK’s magnetism, McCain was no monk, Palin’s courtship and even her athletic prowess were probed. Biden’s aneurisms are no secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton–we all know about their heart problems. How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House? Nope… not one lady has stepped up and said, “He was soooo shy,” or “What a great dancer!” Now look at the rest of this – no classmates, not even the recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him.

    I just don’t know about this fellow.
    Who was the best man at his wedding? Then check groomsmen. Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.
    Has anyone talked to the professors? It is odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.
    When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president gives to the public all their photos, etc. for their library. What has he released?

    Does this make you wonder?

    Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama’s past,
    saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc. ? Not one person has ever come forward from his past.
    VERY STRANGE… This should really be a cause for concern. To those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man.

    Let’s face it. As insignificant as we all are… someone whom we went to school with remembers our name or face … someone remembers we were the clown or the dork or  the brain or the quiet one.  George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia-the class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him.

    While he is such a great orator, why doesn’t anyone in Obama’s college class remember him? And, why won’t he allow Columbia to release his records? NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA
    Looking for evidence of Obama’s past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him. For example, Wayne  Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia, who also graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, “I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia … EVER! Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, “Class of ’83 political science, pre-law” and says, “You don’t get more exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him.” At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. Obama’s photograph does not appear in the school’s yearbook, and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia , provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia …

    NOTE: Root graduated as valedictorian from his high school,
    then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a political science major in the same class in which Barack Hussein Obama states he was.

    Some other interesting questions…

    Why was Obama’s law license inactivated in 2002?
    Why was Michelle’s law license inactivated by court order?
    It is circulating that according to the U.S. Census, there is only one
    Barack Obama but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.
    WHAT?The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where heis never reported to have lived.
    No wonder all his records are sealed! Somewhere, someone had to
    know him in school…before he “reorganized” Chicago and burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm, poise, and speaking pizzazz.

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    • jarwill101 says:

      Phew! Deborah, that is some comment! I’ve always regarded ‘Barry’s’ sudden prominence on the political scene as very dubious. I regard him as the black Great Gatsby, a man from nowhere, & rather keen to dissemble when it comes to searching personal questions. I sometimes wonder who actually selected him, & why? Is he actually ‘post-racial’? To whom does his real allegiance belong? And for how much longer can the media continue/fake their post-orgasmic euphoria after the ‘chosen one’ has been seen to have feet, & quite possibly, a head, of clay?

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    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Tour de force, Deborah.

      My wife once commented that when Presidents get elected they seem to age very quickly.

      I jokingly opined that as soon as they get the keys to the Oval Office and are alone, a side door opens and the smell of brimstone pervades as they find out what really is going on.

      Maybe I was closer than I knew, and this time the puppet master has tired of the behind the scenes gig.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      His Harvard records are – strangely – sealed, it’s true.  Although the Harvard Crimson has records of His time there.  But I expect the reason nobody has come forward to get their fifteen minutes of fame for being a college friend/girlfriend is because there weren’t any.  He does not come across as a nice guy, someone who makes friends easily, but does seem like someone with a long list of friends cast aside or thrown under the bus.  He even disavows knowledge of His own friends (Ayers, Wright), so it’s not surprising.

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      • Grant says:

        David P,
        Deborah has opened a can of worms here. 
        Obama does seem to be, well , not human. Maybe he is an alien.
        You would have thought some guy  would have come forward and said  ” Yeah, me and Barry used to have a few beers and talk about girls ” .
        Never thought I would say this, but I almost preferred  Slick Willy. Mind you, he was almost too human !

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        • David Preiser (USA) says:

          I agree the lack of ex-flames coming out of the woodwork is odd, considering how much celebration of Him there was at one time.  But I think it can be mostly explained by the fact that He is, as Mark Halperin said and got kicked off air for, a dick.  I kind of doubt anyone – especially a black woman or Harvard luvvie – would come out and say such a thing publicly. Especially considering just how many people would be waiting to villify them for it.

          Harvard should be held accountable for their secretiveness.  This must be the first editor of the Harvard Law Review whose writing has been hidden from the public.  I guess that give Him two Firsts, anyway.

          Maybe in a couple years after He’s been sent packing back to Illinois.

          But it is very true that there has been a massive lack of scrutiny about His past by the media in comparison to what they did to Sarah Palin, who wasn’t even the actual candidate.  Maybe that has something to do with the lack of voices from His past: nobody in the MSM was asking.  The BBC never sent anyone to dig up dirt on Him, either.  Instead, they’ve been sweeping it under the rug.

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    • Grant says:

      Deborah,
      Amazing post. I shall have to re-read it .
      Good point about Obama’s girlfriends.  Where are they now ?  Do they exist ?
      Where is Monica Lewinsky when we need her ?
      But, yes, it is a bit weird.

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  19. London Calling says:

    Perhaps Obama is really Obama-man, 3D CGI, the greatest ever acheivement of Hollywood’s Industrial Light and Magic. So lifelike, you could vote him President and still never know.

    The man with no past, astonishing if true.

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    • D B says:

      Have you heard Greg Morton’s Obama Man song from a couple of years ago?

      Who can take tomorrow
      Spend it all today?
      Who can take your income
      And tax it all away?
      Obama Man. Yes, Obama Man can

      (Morton’s Obama In Mom Jeans is even better, IMHO)

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  20. D B says:

    When the BBC newsroom is so relaxed about declarations of love for Obama, is it any wonder it doesn’t report his gaffes?

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    • John Anderson says:

      Like yesterday Obama got the age of his elder daughter wrong – twice,  at a press conference.   I have seen umpteen reports of this on US blogsites – but nothing on the BBC.   Yet another Obama gaffe that is kept from the BBC’s audience.

      Incidentally – he still has a very poor record of allowing press conferences and other press access.  Manipulation of the docile media (BBC included) has been a particular feature of Obama’s style from years back.

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      • Millie Tant says:

        As on the occasion when he named a dead soldier as a live recipient of a medal, so once again I wonder what goes on in that man’s head. I know how we are told he is “cerebral” an’ all so why can’t he remember the simplest thing?
        Seems he is not as sharp as they made out, after all -  though I expect they would tell us he is pondering great things, since to acknowledge his failures of thinking and memory would mean having to admit they were wrong and that they sold us a pig in a poke.

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        • David Preiser (USA) says:

          We just can’t understand the nuance of his finely-tuned brain.  None of these mundane details are important because He holds all the approved thoughts.  Except supporting homosexual marriage, of course, about which the BBC has been silent of late.

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  21. My Site (click to edit) says:

    Slate Slate MSNBC suspends Mark Halperin after he calls Obama a ‘dick’ on air: http://slate.me/jvoGqZ
    Lucky it wasn’t here. In soem places that would have meant a lynchin’.
    On the other hand, it seems that going the other ay means a promotion. Genetic impartiality, eh? What are you gonna do?

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  22. My Site (click to edit) says:

    BigJournalism BigJournalism Lessons in Media Bias for Jon Stewart http://bit.ly/k4iwum
    And others?

    So when Bachmann makes a mistake about a long deceased actor’s birthplace, the media makes up a story about what they think she meant and runs with it even after she denies it. When Obama makes an undeniably embarrassing gaffe about someone he’s actually met in the past year, the media ignores it and only lightly touches on it after he’s had time to apologize.

    Is the media biased against conservatives? You tell me.

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  23. London Calling says:

    Seems to me Obama is not a person he is a concept, an ideal. After a decade of mocking and smearing and insulting Bush, they finally elected “not Bush”. Obama is “not Bush” made flesh.

    Concepts don’t make mistakes, concepts dont make slips of the tongue or have lapses of memory. OB is the liberal ideal, half black, half white, he is a blank canvas on which liberals paint their aspirations. Truthful reporting would destroy all those dreams.

    Worse, Palin and Bachmann are the return of Bush, in drag, unbearable. Watch the BBC US reporting transform from Biased BBC to Biggoted BBC. 

    Chris Patten and the BBC Trust, what a utterly useless bunch of tossers you really are. Complete utter tossers.  And treachery pays so well. More Claret Chris?

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Well said.  He was their hopes and dreams made flesh, that’s for sure.  And, bizarrely, still is.  The best they can do is occasionally let Mark Mardell complain that His speeches aren’t inspiring enough at the moment.

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  24. Millie Tant says:

    He is a totem for people who for some bizarre reason feel the need for Black Man Totem – the whole of the Beeboid Corporation, for a start. I wonder what it is about a black man that causes them such a frenzy of excitement and worship.  You’d be entitled to expect a more measured and distanced response and assessment of an elected President, whether he’s black or not.  It’s crazy really, when you think about it.

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  25. London Calling says:

    Having worked in the public sector for some years surrounded by (highly-paid) Guardianistas, the worst thing anyone could possibly be, is to be accused of being a “racist”. The “Race Card” trumped all others. It was frequently bandied about.

    Declaring love of Obama proves your soul is pure and good, free of the taint of racism. Left wing credentials require it.

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