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“Because it is all about me!” Obama asks Euro leaders to keep Greece in Eurozone till after the election

No I’m not kidding.  Talk about political gall.

There’s a meeting taking place in Europe:

Representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission are due to arrive in Athens next month to assess Greece’s reform efforts.

They are expected to report in time for an 8 October meeting of eurozone finance ministers which will decide on whether to disburse Greece’s next €31bn aid tranche, promised under the terms of the bailout for the country.

American officials are understood to be worried that if they decide Greece has not done enough to meet its deficit targets and withhold the money, it would automatically trigger Greece’s exit from the eurozone weeks before the Presidential election on 6 November.

Oh my … election.  Hey Europe, this is about me!  Suck it up and hold off doing anything until after I win!

American officials are understood to be worried that if they decide Greece has not done enough to meet its deficit targets and withhold the money, it would automatically trigger Greece’s exit from the eurozone weeks before the Presidential election on 6 November.

They are urging eurozone Governments to hold off from taking any drastic action before then – fearing that the resulting market destabilisation could damage President Obama’s re-election prospects. European leaders are thought to be sympathetic to the lobbying fearing that, under pressure from his party lin Congress, Mitt Romney would be a more isolationist president than Mr Obama.

Amazing.  Disturbing.  But not surprising.

~McQ

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7 Responses to “Because it is all about me!” Obama asks Euro leaders to keep Greece in Eurozone till after the election

  • What would be disturbing would be Bernanke quietly bailing out Greece to keep such a departure from the EU from happening.   Ya know, considering what Romney has said about Bernanke lately.

  • He’s probably pointed out to them that if he wins in November, he’ll have ‘more flexibility’.

  • The Euroweenies loved The Dear Golfer in 2008, they still love him in 2012.

  • Is anyone surprised by this????

  • Same reason the Dems are going to show up all over Florida in contravention of a long standing tacit agreement not to showboat during the other parties convention.

    Because it really IS all about Barack.  (send just $3.00 to the whiney President fund…)

    I’m really really really getting sick of this guy, and I’m really really really getting sick of the people who CONTINUE to excuse his self centered, arrogant, ignorant, thuggish behaviors.  

  • And when Neil Armstrong dies, based on Obama’s photo tribute to a hero, it’s STILL about Obama.

    I state the obvious, remaining disgusted, and unsurprised.

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