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EU President: Obama Plan ‘Road To Hell’

From a deeply hurt Associated Press:

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek puts on headphones Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.

EU presidency: US economic plans ‘a road to hell’

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press Writer

STRASBOURG, France – The president of the European Union on Wednesday slammed U.S. plans to spend its way out of recession as "a road to hell."

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, told the European Parliament that President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus package and banking bailout "will undermine the liquidity of the global financial market."

A day after his government collapsed because of a parliamentary vote of no-confidence, Topolanek took the EU presidency on a collision course with Washington over how to deal with the global economic recession.

The blunt comments pushed other European politicians into damage control mode, with some reproaching the Czech leader for his language and others reaffirming their good diplomatic ties with the U.S.

Most European leaders say the focus should be on tighter financial regulation, while the U.S. is pushing for larger economic stimulus plans — but nobody has so far escalated the rhetoric to such strident levels…

Topolanek, who will remain EU president until a new Czech government is established, bluntly said that "the United States did not take the right path.".

He slammed the U.S.’ widening budget deficit and protectionist trade measures — such as the "Buy America" policies included in the stimulus bill, although Obama has said he opposes protectionism in principle.

Topolanek said that "all of these steps, these combinations and permanency is the road to hell."

"We need to read the history books and the lessons of history and the biggest success of the (EU) is the refusal to go this way," he said.

"Americans will need liquidity to finance all their measures and they will balance this with the sale of their bonds but this will undermine the liquidity of the global financial market," said Topolanek.

Since the EU presidency is expected to always to take the sensitivities of the member nations into account, the statement was daring and alarmed other European leaders, who moved quickly to mend fences with Washington.

Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialist group in the European parliament, said it was "not the level on which the EU ought to be operating with the United States."

"You have not understood what the task of the EU presidency is," he told Topolanek in the debate…

Although German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against a spending race and said that ever bigger bailouts would create too much of a budgetary risk, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday he is prepared to support the economy with a new spending package that may go down well in Washington…

Imagine the anguish the Associated Press had over reporting such remarks from the President of their utopia, the European Union.

Luckily, Mr. Topolanek is from Czechoslovakia, an “Eastern European” country. So it doesn’t sting quite as much.

Still, note how quickly the AP assured us that this was not really the view of most of the EU.

Of course they had to go to the leader of a ‘Socialist group’ to find someone who would defend Mr. Obama’s plan.

By the way, would Mr. Topolanek consider moving to the US and running for public office?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

21 Responses to “EU President: Obama Plan ‘Road To Hell’”

  1. canary says:

    “Of course they had to go to the leader of a ‘Socialist group’ to find someone who would defend Mr. Obama’s plan.”

    heh heh. All the socialists like Obama. Course some aren’t happy about his change in war policies. Amazing how Hollywood isn’t saying a word.

  2. Mercuryman says:

    Um, actually Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist anymore. He’s the president of the Czech Republic (for now at least).

    But, no matter were he is from, he speaks the truth with conviction. As many who suffered under Communism often do when watching America blindly follow the lefties down the road to hell.

  3. proreason says:

    Mr. Topolanek is about to be erased from history.

    And he thought that ended with the fall of Communism.

    What a naif.

  4. proreason says:

    From Walt Williams:

    “Eight state legislatures have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution; they include Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington. There’s speculation that they will be joined by Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania. ”


    More evidence that all is not lost……..yet.

  5. RedDot says:

    Soooo, it seems that in an attempt to get Europe to like American again, Obooboo just winds up ticking Europe off. Is that about right? Topolanek is correct, of course, and I think Europe had enough socialism in the last century. So it’s possible that Obama will be sidelined by the EU. That – will be fun to watch.


  6. Liberals Demise says:

    I find it very odd that a former communist nation thinks the way Obomba is going will lead us to “HELL”.
    Very odd indeed!!

    Ahhh….Mr Topolanek? It would probably be healthier for you to go under the radar for voicing against. “Obooboo”. Thanks for stating what our own press won’t about the “Road to Hell” and who’s leading us down it!!

    • A Mad Pole says:

      “I find it very odd that a former communist nation thinks the way Obomba is going will lead us to “HELL”.
      Very odd indeed!!”

      Because they lived through the communism, the Czech got hit hard by it very badly. 1968, anyone.

  7. Right of the People says:

    Topolanek looks like his head is going to explode with the news. Barry just doesn’t get it.

  8. proreason says:

    Wow. Check out this harangue of the UK’s Gordon Brown by a conservative MP. Worth multiple viewings.


    We need hundreds of Republican Congressmen saying the same EVERY DAY.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Hear, Hear PR!!
      Very good, my friend!!

    • proreason says:

      Hannity led his radio show today with this audio. I wonder if he will play the video on his TV show tonight.

      It’a a barn-burner, for sure.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      How absolutely refreshing! I loved the phrase “…pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility.” Too remanisant of our president.

  9. SircleMemphis says:

    Having lived there for a time and returning whenever I can, I can assure you the Czech people and their leaders (Prime Minister Topolanek and President Klaus) have zero tolerance for anything that carries the faintest whiff of socialism. They are truly the canaries in the coalmine of what is left of the stinking carcass that Europe is rapidly becoming. May be time to price housing there…

    • A Mad Pole says:

      Sircle, I agree whole-heartedly. The Czech top officials seem to be growing a pair by the day. I sure hope they wil stirr up some serious anti-socialism opposition within EU that will cause this leviathan to implode or the Evil Utopia will rule to the end of the world.

    • Grzegorz says:

      I’m voting for Paulina Porizhkova! Who’s with me?

      (Czesc, Mad Pole!)

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:


      I’m cool with that but Ric Ocasek isn’t allowed to appear at her press conferences!

  10. TwilightZoned says:

    “Most European leaders say the focus should be on tighter financial regulation, while the U.S. is pushing for larger economic stimulus plans — but nobody has so far escalated the rhetoric to such strident levels…”

    And the U.S. STILL can’t do anything right. Yeah, we really need a global government where the rest of the world can continue to defecate on us.

    • proreason says:


      you are right, TZ, that the loonie left enjoys that “the rest of the world can continue to defecate on us.”

      There is a lot of masochism in the rantings of the loons.

      Further evidence of their mental instability.

      And another in a long list of personality disorders that their political leaders prey upon to enslave them.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Pretty twisted, huh.

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