Amerikka, we warned you: don't vote for Bush!
You didn't listen.
Now you'll pay the price:
GMI World Poll shows frustration over President Bush’s reelection and U.S.’s unilateral foreign policies, causing many Europeans to avoid products and services from American-based companies.
Seattle, Washington -- November 22, 2004
GMI World Poll finds that one in five European consumers will avoid purchasing products and services offered by many American-based companies - notably Marlboro cigarettes, American Airlines and AOL - as a direct result of U.S. unilateral foreign policies and their discontent over President Bush’s reelection, according to independent market research solutions company GMI, Inc.
The GMI World Poll, conducted one week after the U.S. general election, sampled 8,000 international consumers, including a 1,000 representative sample in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The survey finds that 81% of Germans, 73% of French and 52%of consumers living in the UK are displeased by the reelection of President Bush. Additionally, nine of 10 French and German consumers think the U.S. president is an ineffective global leader and two thirds of all European respondents believe the Bush administration’s foreign policies are driven by self-interests and empire building.
As a consequence of their frustration with the United States’ policies overseas, one in five European consumers indicate that they will avoid purchasing certain American-brands products and services in the future.
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And don't you dare to reduce your spending on German products in return, Six-Pack Joe! We depend on our trade surplus with the U.S. to finance our luxurious social security system!
In a case of a boycott of German products in the U.S. we'll withdraw our troops from Iraq faster than you can say "The ally that left us in the cold when we needed him".
Oops: Germany doesn't have any troops in Iraq? OK, then we'll postpone our beloved chancellor Schroeder's next visit to Washington by at least a month.
Bush will be furious...