I seem to recall that it was vitally important not to elect another Democratic president after Carter, and then again after Clinton, because only under a Republican could we be sure that America would be "respected in the world."
Well, gosh, are we respected now. The blog of The Brussels Journal ("The Voice of Conservatism in Europe") reports:
"Down with America" is the title of a recent song by the popular Belgian musician Raymond van het Groenewoud. Written in Dutch and published by EMI , "Weg met Amerika" ("Down with America") will be available in record shops as of next week, and was played on Belgian state radio last Thursday and Friday. Here is a quote from the lyrics of the song:
Hamburgers and coke, yes you already knew
But do you also know the cause of the general decay?
Short-sighted thinking, loud talking
Sticking to one-liners forever
Down with America! Down with the jerks from America
Down with America! [...]
Down with American colonialism
Down with that ugly, biting English
All the Anglo-Saxon pretence, arrogance
Yes, a hot pick up their ass
And that is that [...]
I am from the Belgian, the European panel
And I ask you: “Clear my channel! Clear my channel!”
Megalomaniac unicellular idiots
Kiss my ass, yes, kiss my balls
Appended to the post is a list of complaints from a truckload right-wing bloggers, plus the syndicated righty columnist Mark Steyn, most of whom experience arousal when Ann Coulter says the same things about liberals and/or Muslims.
Hey, righties, this is nothing -- have you seen the Gatas Parliament video? Talk about respect....