Thanks, Angie.

Obama and his posse of 500 (traveling on your dime) were expecting a slobbering welcome at the G20.

They’ll be lucky if they aren’t iced out and sent packing.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has doused the flames of a “Global New Deal”- an idea tossed around by the UK’s Gordon Brown and President Obama- before it even got roaring.

From The Times Online,

“I will not let anyone tell me that we must spend more money,” Merkel said.

The Spanish finance minister, Pedro Solbes, also dismissed new cash being pledged at Thursday’s London summit.

“In these conditions I and the rest of my colleagues from the eurozone believe there is no room for new fiscal stimulus plans,” he said.

The assault by European Union leaders also represents a defeat for President Barack Obama, who is desperate for other big economies to copy his $800 billion stimulus plan.

Watch for more EU leaders to tell Obama they won’t be pushed around on the G20 world stage.

Was this what Joe Biden was talking about on the campaign trail, when he said,

“Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

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