Monday, February 9, 2009

Ten Reasons Why President Barack Obama Should Never Ever Meet with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

1. It’s a waste of time for a very busy man. 
He’s got bigger and more important problems (global financial crisis, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.) than to condescend and hob-knob with a petty power grabber.

2. The meeting will not be beneficial for the US or the Philippines. 
A one-on-one meeting between Obama and GMA, despite (or in spite of) the fact that she is President, will not be beneficial in any political, social, or economic way, sort, form or manner to both the United States and the Philippines. America is definitely better off welcoming nurses.

3. There’s nothing to talk about. Really. Nothing
Hi -- obviously she is not. Hello – Garci knows this. Goodbye – what GMA didn’t receive from Obama after a recent US Prayer meeting.

4. There is nothing for GMA to present to President Obama
Obama has the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for this purpose. Therefore the lack of intelligence would come from?

5. President Obama’s image will be tainted by a corrupt and misleading politician. 
Both presidents were college professors. He’s got class. She doesn’t.

6. After being president for eight years, GMA has proven nothing. 
Using critical, in-depth, academic analysis and evaluation, the plight of the Filipino people is NOT better than the time when her father, Diosdado Macapagal (God bless his soul), was president. That’s forty years of wasted opportunities.

7. She is a total embarrassment to American higher education. 
Despite an economics background from famed Georgetown University in the USA, and close ties with former President Bill Clinton, she has not maximized on her knowledge and network to serve the benefit of the people who elected her into office.

8. Beware, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. 
If she does not get her way, she might plot an international incident that will gain the attention of the United States and other countries. She is that desperate for attention and will do whatever it takes to stay in power.

9. Her husband, Jose Miguel Arroyo, and their families have done nothing for the development and progress of the Philippines
The fact that his marriage with GMA was a combination of two powerful families, along with other members of both their families in government (Mikey Arroyo, Diosdado Macapagal Arroyo, Iggy Arroyo), nothing substantial has been achieved to help build a better country.  

10. Don’t pity her, Mr. Obama. For the sake of the Filipino people. 
During the GMA presidency, both the United Nations and the United States Congress put the Philippines in the human rights watch list for eight hundred (800) killings over five years (average of one killing every two days). And a recent World Bank report links her husband, Mike Arroyo, as part of a web of corruption in the construction of road projects. President Obama, should he find time to entertain himself, must listen to the “Hello Garci” tapes. This is a no-brainer for him.
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  1. It's about time something like this was done to bring pride back to the Philippine nation. We have more than 80 million people to be proud of, less Filipino politicians listed above, and then some.

    May God guide your mission.

  2. It's about time something like is done to restore pride in the Philippine nation. Corruption and the need to stay in power is not an excuse to cheapen the position of Philippine president.

    God bless your mission.

  3. Hey, from what i've read in the news your president is pretty desperate to see Obama. From the looks of it, she's desperate all right, but what she did ain't pretty at all.

  4. Are you people insane? Signing this worthless petition is a complete waste of time. Do you think that even if Obama totally ignores Arroyo, she will step down from power?

  5. All we ask is for Pres. Obama not to meet GMA. If she steps down, fine. If not, she will never have the benefit of meeting a great man.

    Is that too much to ask, Sir?

  6. I think there's an 11th reason.

    waste of resources both financial and jet fuel. lol

    Kerry H.
    Omaha. Neb.

  7. economics from Georgetown? really? what happened?

    Ellen V.
    Los Angeles, CA

  8. so what's the point of her presidency?
    to think she was educated...

    Irma V.
    Pandacan, Manila