PRESIDENT Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill is starting to make him come across as a bit of an arsehole, it emerged today.
In the past week British liberals have become increasingly distressed at the president’s political exploitation of anti-UK sentiment and his constant use of the world ‘folks’.
And as the White House threatened legal action against BP but none of the American companies it was working with, Britons who just 18 months ago were cheering on the Obama campaign have this week found themselves quietly typing the word ‘Bhopal’ into Google.
Julian Cook, from Finsbury Park, said: “He’s using all these phrases like ‘kicking ass’ and ‘nickel and diming’ whatever the hell that means.
“John F Kennedy would never have used the word ‘ass’, unless of course he was humping one for the fourth time that afternoon.
“And he keeps saying ‘folks’. ‘We gotta do somethin’ to help those folks down there in Louisiana’. Does he mean ‘people’?.”
He added: “I’m sure it’s not an affectation. It probably seeped into his sub-conscious when he was editor of the Harvard Law Review.”
Martin Bishop, a West Wing fan from Hitchin, said: “This morning I saw a quote from Norman Tebbit – Norman Tebbit – saying that the Americans do seem to have forgotten how one of their corporations dealt with the disaster at Bhopal.
“So anyway, here’s some interesting facts. The Bhopal gas leak killed an estimated 16,000 people and directly affected around 500,000. Union Carbide eventually paid out $450m in compensation. Which is an average of $900 per person. So, as you can see, they really did somethin’ to help those folks down there in India.”
Julian Cook said: “I’m not sure how these words are coming out of my mouth, but Barack Obama has made me agree with Norman Tebbit.
“And now you’ll have to excuse me because I think my fucking head’s about to explode.”