American right wingers fall in love with Irish socialist politician and atheist Clare Daly
Left wing pro-legal abortion pol is shocked by reaction to her anti-Obama speech
“What a brave and feisty woman. I believe I am in love.”
For her part, Daly says she’s more than impressed by the “phenomenal response from people all over America.”
Daly is both shocked and delighted with the response to her comments from Americans, some of whom have encouraged her to move to the States and run for office.
She said: “I was absolutely shocked by the scale of the response and very impressed at the level of realization of most American citizens that President Obama has let them down on a lot of the promises and expectations that they had.
“Some of the people who contacted me would have a very different political viewpoint to myself but nonetheless were glad to have a balanced account of the president’s tenure made public..
“For me it confirms the point I was making that even a small neutral country like Ireland can have a ripple effect and create an impression on the world stage.”
Daly also said she is flattered that people would like her to move to America and run for office.
She added: “Unfortunately, I have family and connections here in Ireland and would not be in a position to do that. My reaction is that people should be trying to organize themselves and take on the establishment.”
When asked about the huge number of Americans expressing ‘love’ for her, Daly said: “People who say that obviously do not know me. It is very flattering of course but what they love is what I’ve said, not me. I’m grateful for the fact that they do like those remarks.”
Daly was again critical of President Obama when asked to compare him to Ronald Reagan, the Bushes and Bill Clinton.
She said: “Barack Obama is more of a disappointment than Reagan, Bush and Clinton because people’s expectations were raised as to what he could potentially achieve to advance the position of black Americans, ordinary working Americans, women, minorities and so on.
“People genuinely believed that there would be major progress in relation to ending the U.S. role in wars. People believed Guantanamo would be closed down but the reality is that the Americans are poorer now than they were before he came to power and in relation to foreign policy substantially more people have lost their lives globally as a result of unlawful drone attacks carried out at his orders.
“We have an unprecedented level of refugees in the countries where U.S. imperialism has been involved.
“The best and worst thing about Obama in my opinion is that he is a black man which is a very positive development in the United States, but obviously because of his abject failure to change anything and deliver any reform for black people, he has raised people’s expectations only to have them dashed.
“He has demonstrated that it is not simply enough to put a black face at the helm in order to deal with issues of racism and inequality. There needs to be a fundamental change in the system for that to happen.”
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