Europeans demand “the right to vote”… A CALL TO ARMS. (UPDATE)


It’s like deja-vu all over againOnce again, the Euro-weenies seem to feel that they have some sort of a right to participate in U.S. elections. The Brussels Journal reports that a 3 January 2008 editorial in the Brussels newspaper De Standaard whines, “…the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776.”

American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.

Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776. But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.

Riiiiiight…

In any case, I suggest we ask Tim Blair [Update 10/09/08:  NEW Tim Blair site]  who so masterfully helped to influence the 2004 US Presidential Election , for some help in 2008.

For anyone who’s not familiar with the tale of how Tim Blair help to save America from John Kerry in 2004, some background here:

September 22, 2004. The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland whinges, “US policy now affects every citizen on the planet. So we should all have a say in who gets to the White House.”

September 27, 2004. Tim Blair, in an open letter on his blog, ever-empathetic to the plight of disenfranchised Euro-weenies everywhere, helpfully suggests:

[H]ere’s a way Freedland and his fellow meddlers can still have their say in the USA: each could simply identify and adopt a random individual living in one of the battleground states and target that person with emails, letters, and telephone calls begging them to vote against Bush. I’m sure average Americans will be pleased to receive whiny 3am calls from people called “Jonathan”, and will alter their vote accordingly.

Early October, 2004. The Guardian launches “Operation Clark County,” (more details here, here and here) demonstrating that they know a good idea when they steal one.

Mid-October, 2004. An unprecedented surge of Ohioans contact the Republican party offering to volunteer for President Bush’s re-election campaign.

Late October, 2004. The UK Telegraph reports on the ensuing fiasco, The Guardian runs up the white flag and calls a halt to the campaign.

November 4, 2004. Slate Magazine’s Andy Bowers summarises the impact of The Guardian’s “Operation Clark County” on the 2004 US Presidential Election in an article entitled, “Dear Limey Assholes…”, concluding

The most significant stat here is how Clark County compares to the other 15 Ohio counties won by Gore in 2000. Kerry won every Gore county in Ohio except Clark. He even increased Gore’s winning margin in 12 of the 16. Nowhere among the Gore counties did more votes move from the blue to the red column than in Clark. The Guardian’s Katz was quoted as saying it would be “self-aggrandizing” to claim Operation Clark County affected the election. Don’t be so modest, Ian.

It’s now 2008 and election time is rolling around again in America. We need someone to contact a source in Europe and suggest an Operation Clark County-esque programme to help these poor disenfranchised Euro-weenies have their say in the 2008 US Presidential Election.

Tim Blair, we need you. The Euro-weenies need you. America needs you.

–Hat tip to Neal Boortz for the Brussels Journal article

Update: G’day Blairites. Pull up a chair and make yourselves comfortable. Oh, and welcome to these people and these people too.

Update 2 (Sept. 10, 2008): FINALLY.  Community Organiser Ross in the UK seems to have taken up the challenge.  He’s even written & submitted a brilliant letter to use as a template.  It begins, “Dear Stoopid Redneck” – go here to read the rest.  Yay for Community Organisers! Yay for Ross!

spot_the_dog

23 Responses to “Europeans demand “the right to vote”… A CALL TO ARMS. (UPDATE)”

  1. tizona Says:

    The only thing decent that has the word Brussels in it, are Sprouts.

  2. spot_the_dog Says:

    Bloody hell, Tiz! What’re you doing linking us to a picture from an Arms Control site? Has Tizona, the Sword of El Cid, been taken over by some sort of alien wet-liberal virus? And is it contagious?

  3. Ash Says:

    These same Euro-Weenies would start baying at the moon if an American dared to suggest that America should get to vote in their own elections.

  4. spot_the_dog Says:

    How ’bout playing swapsies? The Yanks get to elect all of the European leaders, and the Euro-Weenies get to elect the American President?

  5. test post Says:

    just testing

  6. tizona Says:

    ’bout playing swapsies?

    Ummm, by that do you mean, *Italians?…LOL.

    * Do NOT take umbrage..You see as a Sicilian, I am considered Italian. Grazie, molto.

  7. Rebecca H Says:

    Taxation without representation, huh? OK. Let’s make a deal. Euros get to pay our taxes and we’ll think about letting them vote. I bet if they start comparing their taxes to ours, some might change their tune in a hurry.

  8. Thought Mesh Says:

    Not fully understanding your own analogy

    Thought Mesh

    Not sufficiently revolting

    A great line at Thought Mesh……”Well, then, revolt! Just like the soon to be Americans in 1776. Throw off those shackles of American imperialism! Evict the foreign troops and imposed governors and take your place on the international stage as independent nations! After all, regime change begins at home.

  9. saltydog Says:

    Boy, the Transnationalists just don’t give up, do they?

    Does this person (and I use the term loosely) mean that the Chinese ought to be allowed to vote as well; there are a lot more Chinese than there are Euros, so I’m curious how that would go. Are we also to make sure that primitives living in the isolation be counted as well? Shall we count the votes of those dictatorships who do not get to vote for their own leaders? Will Cuba give an Obama or a Huckabee 99% of their votes? How will Russia vote?

    For a people who have turned their lives over to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats at the Hague, they sure are quick to decide how we ought to behave.

  10. Vincep1974 Says:

    I say let Europe vote in the US elections.. as long as they pay for our military protection services that we’ve been providing since 1945.

  11. Dookie from The F State Says:

    JESUS H. CHRIST IN A F*&KING CHICKEN BASKET!!!!!!

    Here’s a bright idea you f-ing Euro-Weenies, you wanna vote, you want to have some say in the real world,

    Fight your own f*#king revolution, toss off your own f*#king oppressors, become a f*#king Republic, work your f*#king asses for for a couple of hundred years to become the world’s biggest f*#king superpower…

    AND THEN Americans like me MIGHT POSSIBLY start to give a flying F*%K what you think!!

  12. Dookie from The F State Says:

    And another thing.

    I’m sure average Americans will be pleased to receive whiny 3am calls from people called “Jonathan”, and will alter their vote accordingly.

    Some Limey a$$hole wants to call me at three in the morning, or some limp-d!ck from Belgium? OH yeah! Bring it on!

  13. spot_the_dog Says:

    I love the way they bring Gaia into the argument as well. Heck, thinking more about it, every single person on earth should get a vote!

    The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood.

    Definitely Asia should get a vote, since it’s America who’s singlehandedly warmening and drownening them. Bangladeshis should get 2 votes each probably. We’ll conveniently overlook the inconvenient truth that European and Asian countries have increased their output of so-called “Greenhouse Gases” far, far more than America has in the past 10 years or so…

    So points to the Euro-Weenies for getting the “do it for GAIA…” cry in, but where’s the “it’s for the CHILDREN…” cry?

  14. tizona Says:

    Spot

    Have no fear…the CHILDREN are in the batters box…

  15. ¡no pasarán! Says:

    Earth to Europe: go pound sand.

  16. Zionisthore#2 Says:

    Rebecca…..that is one heck of an idea….yes, let them pay our taxes and then we will think about it until next year….when I taxes come due again

  17. Third Zionist Whore Says:

    Ummm, sorry Europe. No vote for you!! We do not want what you have and are fighting very hard to keep our heads above water. It would be very helpful if you would quit trying to push our head under the water and when you aren’t doing that you could stop knifing us in the back. To be nice — we do think you can become strong again. Of course I am just being nice 🙂

  18. spot_the_dog Says:

    Regarding the update, this is the text of Ross’s proposed letter. But definitely go read the rest of his post.

    Dear Stoopid Redneck,

    I am writing to ask you think carefully about how you cast your vote this time around. I realise that as a stump toothed hillbilly you are easily manipulated into voting against your own interests by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, this isn’t your fault.

    Now it is time to realise that thinking people of the world, like myself and Jonathan Freedland, have thought very carefully about which candidate would be better for the world. That is Barack Obama, who just in case you are wondering is not the man who flew the planes into the World Trade Center, although let’s be honest you had that coming as a result of your country’s imperialist foreign policy.

    There are things about John McCain and Sarah Palin that you probably haven’t heard because you don’t listen to anything but hate radio. You assume that because Sarah Palin is from Alaska she must have an enlightened attitude towards fauna (that means animals) like Timothy Treadwell or someone, in fact she hunts bears and SHOOTS them with guns! Under an Obama Presidency you won’t have to worry about lunatics being allowed to carry guns.

    Did you know that John McCain was imprisoned in Vietnam for six years, yet the Republicans claim to be strong on law and order!

    In short if you don’t vote for Obama then you will let the World down, you will let America down and above all you will let me down.

    Yours smugly,

    Ross

  19. Ash Says:

    Ross’ comment on McCain being imprisoned cracked me up. It’s a definite winner.

  20. Ross Says:

    Thanks for the plug, it’s much appreciated.

  21. spot_the_dog Says:

    De nada, Ross. It’s a great letter – we wish you every success! 🙂


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