‘useless barack obama failed us…invite donald trump to ireland instead’

The former US president’s well-received visit to Ireland in 2011 cost the taxpayer nearly €12million. Football teams by state A similar visit in 2017 for a vanity photoshoot with councillors is a scandalous waste of money at a time when Dublin has plenty of issues that need funding.

The Lord Mayor Brendan Carr, who railroaded the ­decision through without debate, claimed the Obamas “set the right ­direction for the US as an inclusive society”.

What a weird way to describe a president who deported 3.2million immigrants, sat back as tensions between police and minorities turned into killings and protests, failed to stop murder in Syria and Crimea, carried out ten times more drone attacks than George W Bush, refused to do anything for undocumented Irish despite eight White House visits from two taoisigh and left a divided nation with a corrosive tycoon at the helm.

His best achievements included health cover for millions of poor Americans and reducing the prison population for the first time since 1981. Garden state park However, his language rang hollow on too many occasions for him to be hailed a hero.

If you revisit Obama’s 2011 speech on College Green, it is shocking for its emptiness. Michigan softball coach He blathers on about how great an influence we are on America and how brighter days are around the corner.

It’s the notoriously meaningless fluff that Obama is infamous for — no solid or specific ideas, no actual pledge to help Ireland during grievous years of austerity or assistance for our young who were still flocking to the US in their thousands.

How good a friend was he when he later lambasted US firms here who he said became “magically Irish” to avoid tax? Obama is infuriating because his rhetoric promised so much and delivered so little. Facebook desktop version android His failure smashed all our hopes of change through liberal values. High pitch eric howard stern He is, and will always be to so many of us, a symbol of disappointment.

So galling was his betrayal that legions of people in America and across the world are prepared to give a man with so many flaws as Donald Trump a chance in power. Basketball teams in california They tried nice, it didn’t work. Baseball field dimensions So now they’re trying ugly for a while.

That’s in the real world. Ny yankees spring training 2016 In the fantasy land of Dublin City Council, we’ll have a bualadh bos for the nice man with the airy words and his watery wife who’s game for chat shows. Diy outdoor furniture plans Don’t rule out a gushing Late Late Show appearance when they return either.

Ireland should be better than this. Wyevale jobs We should be proud of our ability to judge people on their contribution to the betterment of society, not this empty and pointless sort of undeserved hero-worship.

Just last year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny brought Joe Biden around on a similarly ridiculous high-fiving tour of Ireland that cost us €5million. Baseball practice plans The grotesque waste of money by Kenny was notable as it coincided with the UK’s shock Brexit referendum result.

When the rest of Europe was pondering this grave and serious moment, Enda was hamming it up in Dublin Castle with shamrocks and fiddles for a ceremonial veep who did nothing for Ireland. Pitched roof design Biden even brought a huge family group with him on his jolly, put up and paid for by us.

The Dublin City Council vote came just days after we saw the real Obamas — lording it up in the British Virgin Islands with tax exile billionaire Richard Branson, despite all Barack’s talk about tax avoiders.

To add insult to the country he injured, Obama was joined on hols with a 100-strong entourage, mostly made up of security personnel paid for by the American taxpayer. Hardscapes tulsa He talked the talk, but didn’t walk the walk.

Let’s not forget that other shining moment of Obama’s career when he knew intelligence agencies were spying on Germany’s Angela Merkel and reportedly approved it. Stardock fences key Or how his actions on the sort of whistleblowers who exposed his spying on allies led him to being described as the most anti-journalism president since Nixon.

Saccharine Michelle Obama leaned in on politics more than even Hillary Clinton managed as First Lady. Baseball games online Despite her penchant for saying “when they go low, we go high”, she debased herself on chat shows. Fantasy football team names reddit No-one was willing to stoop lower than Michelle Obama when it came to her fawning over inconsequential celebrities.

The invite to Dublin will only serve to antagonise President Trump, who is pointedly not being invited to Ireland, even though he will be in the UK next October.

With Ireland facing a tough Brexit negotiation over its borders, we need all the allies we can get, even if you don’t like them. Canadian olympic basketball team 2016 roster It’s the 45th President we should invite to Ireland, not the 44th. Fastest softball pitch Uneven Stephen and his FF excuses Stephen Donnelly

STEPHEN Donnelly has said he joined a 90-year-old party that let an archbishop write the Constitution, created a culture of corruption and wrecked the economy because, wait for it, we need “new thinking”.

So now it’s “mistakes were made” — that old political cliche that devolves any individual of blame or punishment and helps guilty minds absolve themselves of a shameful past.

How can Stephen Donnelly and Fianna Fail in future condemn Sinn Fein over its historical IRA activities when it urges everyone to move on from their sins of the more recent past?

If this attitude includes everything they did between 1997 and 2011, then surely the Labour Party should also be forgiven for its broken promises and faults from 2011 to 2016?

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Now that the report has held up the matter for a year, with no one being punished, it becomes a Commission of Inquiry. Minecraft fence gate This is basically Funderland for lawyers, where rollercoasters of cash trundle on for as long as they feel, while victims turn green on the hurdy-gurdy and the issue fades in importance in the public’s mind. Pitch diameter calculator By the end of the year, we can expect about eight commissions of inquiry, each coming down with lawyers, that will be under way.

The entire endpoint takes so long to get to that those who may have tried to smear whistleblowers with contempt and the very figures that whistleblowers exposed in the first place will have retired or will be on the verge of it anyway and will therefore already have won.