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Obama Personally Saved The G-20 Accord

From his shameless lickspittle slaveys at& McClatchy:

US President Barack Obama leaves a press conference following the G20 summit at the ExCel centre in east London.

G-20 reaches accord after Obama steps in to broker a deal

By Steven Thomma | McClatchy Newspapers

LONDON — The G-20 economic summit reached a final agreement to restore the world’s economy Thursday only after President Barack Obama personally intervened and negotiated a compromise between France and China, White House officials said.

It was a remarkable stroke of personal diplomacy by a new president who’s making his debut this week on the world stage.

The pact calls for added spending to stimulate growth, new regulation over all "systemically important" financial institutions including hedge funds, $1 trillion for the International Monetary Fund and an effort to list tax havens, as a way to "name and shame" them into becoming more transparent and cooperating with international rules.

Heading into the summit’s final hours, however, it appeared that the group would fail to reach a consensus, as French President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed to have the G-20 spotlight offending tax havens based on a list published Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and China objected, largely because it doesn’t belong to the OECD.

That was when Obama, long a champion of ending or curbing tax havens, decided to float a compromise and pulled Sarkozy aside, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as a matter of policy.

"The president thought he could be helpful in resolving the differences," the official said.

Obama proposed that the G-20 merely "take note" of the OECD list, thus opening the door to implicit but not direct endorsement of that list.

"He sent a message to the Chinese. They were considering it (Obama’s message) for some time," the official said.

Obama then met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sarkozy in a corner of the summit meeting room, as the other world leaders waited.

Upon the trio’s reaching agreement, the G-20 summit then agreed to note the list of tax havens.

Sarkozy, who’d threatened days earlier to walk out of the summit if he didn’t get his way, said the final agreement represented "great progress."

Whew. That was close. Scary close.

But is this the first of the Messiah’s recorded miracles? Or have there already been several?

Still, what an amazing feat, huh?

Nevertheless, if this article had been published yesterday, we might have been tempted to treat it as a comic send-up of journalism.

Of course, it still is a comic send-up of journalism.

(Thanks to Dodgeboy27 for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Obama Personally Saved The G-20 Accord”

  1. bill says:

    LOL, April 2nd joke, right?

  2. Anonymoose says:

    That Barry, go to hand it to him. France want to use a list of tax havens, China doesn’t because they’re nost a member. Barry says to take “note” of it, as meaningless as anything else he’s done. Were banking laws reformed? Was the out of control spending fixed? NO!

    But to the MSM it’s:


    Somebody stop the Planet of the Apes, I want to get off…..

  3. Confucius says:

    “It was a remarkable stroke of personal diplomacy by a new president who’s making his debut this week on the world stage.”

    Wrong. The debutante’s coming-out party was in Germany, circa 2008.

    When Mrs. Steven Thomma-Obama finishes her orgasm, somebody introduce her to the meaning of “accuracy” and “objectivity.”

    I plan on reading the Chinese newspapers tomorrow. Any bets they say something different?

  4. Howard Roark says:

    To the silly little minds that fill up the pages of most newspapers these days, TCO performed “an amazing stroke of personal diplomacy”, because Barry negotiated through Normandy beaches to have tax havens listed not spotlighted. My, my…I think I feel faint.

  5. Kilmeny says:

    Oh, my sides.

  6. VMAN says:

    Rush nailed it. He’s been saying that this would happen ever since the O Hole left for the meeting. The MSM was saying he’s in trouble and their going to eat his lunch but wait look up in the sky. It’s a bird it’s a plane it’s Obamaman.

    • yadayada says:

      VMAN— you are soo right, and so was Rush…
      these meetings are completely settled before anyone shows up. no one can risk an embarrassing scene, so sitting down and having a photo op is merely formality. the media sets up the straw dog, “there may be some disagreements”, “this will be a true test of his legitamacy” etc. then when the predetermined outcome is announced, it’s,

      “It was a remarkable stroke of personal diplomacy by a new president who’s making his debut this week on the world stage.”

      if he is so remarkable a diplomat, he should go directly to pyong yang

    • Liberals Demise says:

      You mean to tell me this is staged like the WWF?

      That means we watched the 1st WW G-20 cage match.

  7. pdsand says:

    That’s a bit like brokering a deal between Georgia and South Carolina, allowing Georgia to call itself the Peach State, while recognizing that South Carolina grows more peaches. Such a stroke of diplomacy.

  8. proreason says:

    It took 25 years longer than Orwell predicted.

  9. Colonel1961 says:

    And the seas parted…

  10. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    “White House officials said.”

    Well then, the veracity of this story is certainly beyond question. He waveth his hand, and it was so!

  11. Liberals Demise says:

    OMG….a couple more of these so called miracles and the Pope can cannonize him for sainthood.

    “Saint Barry da Boob”

    • jobeth says:

      Sorry LD…The Pope can’t cannonize “The messiah”. LOL

      So I guess that makes him “messiah Da Boob”! Works for me…

    • Liberals Demise says:

      This is gonna upset the “ONE”. He was so looking forward to being a living saint along with being the Messiah!!
      You think he’ll throw a tele-prompter fit? Declare war on the Vatican? Hold his breath till he turns white?

  12. Barbie says:

    Obama suggested the G-20 merely take note of the OECD list?

    WHAT?? And this is a major deal brokererd by Obama?

    What am I not understanding? Admittedly I don’t know the significance of ‘the list'(I mean, I know it has to do with the tax havens)… But – Obama brokered a deal? , when he just made a relatively trivial contributioni… Commie Obommie contributed , it might have been a helpful suggestion – sort of like when your five year old asks you if you have your car keys but… this is hyperbole on steroids.

    (And then, in another masterful act, Commie Obommie suggested they check the list twice to find out who’s been naughty or nice).

    This is insane. I don’t mean to repeat what most know and have said far better than I can say, but we’re living in a time when truth absolutely does not matter because reality in politics, journalism, is all relative… and therefore incredibly easy to manipulate.

  13. RightWinger says:

    Mark Levin ripped upon this on his show last night.

    [quote]That was when Obama, long a champion of ending or curbing tax havens, decided to float a compromise and pulled Sarkozy aside, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as a matter of policy.

    Levin surmised that the anonymous official was either Axlerod or Emanuel. Nothing like calling a reporter and telling him what propoganda to pass on. Naturally Levin was dead on when he said this report makes the French and Chinese look like complete idiots that they could not come together on such a simplistic resolution.

    Anything to make Lil’ Barry look like a seasoned statesman. I guess they have to do this to make up for Lil’ Barry’s continued gaffes in trying to negotiate with the “moderate and non-violent Taliban”, LOL.

    • Barbie says:

      that ‘speaking on condition of anonymity’ is a useful little thing when the WH wants to inflate a piece of propaganda while avoiding being challenged on its truthfulness. What a bunch of damn liars, thieves, and thugs we have in the WH.

  14. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    That’s great; he’s the magic man, or in Biden’s words, the “magic negro.” But why do they assume what was brokered was a positive step towards ending the economic downturn? Just because there is a deal doesn’t mean it is a good one. The media is all pomp and circumstance. What happened to real journalism? The article hardly goes into detail about what was agreed upon, let alone the potentially disastrous effects this agreement could have on economic stability or national sovereignty. “Name and shame” isn’t description; it is a political tag line. But they are quick, although not in this article, to claim the Dow over 8000 was a direct result of this “great progress.” Too bad they aren’t as quick to assign a causal relationship to drops in the Dow to Obama’s policies.

  15. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh is reading this article as we speak.

  16. caligirl9 says:

    I was only half-listening to Leno last night, and I think he made some sort of remark about this in his monologue last night (not a joke).

    Shortly afterwards I heard him introduce a feature lampooning “what is George Bush doing nowadays?” and I heard a comic’s impersonation of Bush, and something about Mentos and an exposion.

    Why oh why is TOTUS off limits for any kind of lampooning yet Bush is still a target?

    I turned off the TV and sure won’t be watching Leno anytime soon.

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