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‘Impeach Obama’ groups pop up on Facebook Facebook網友集結「彈劾歐巴馬」

Right: President-elect Obama, right, and Michelle Obama walk out of Spiaggia restaurant after having dinner in Chicago, on Nov. 8, 2008.
右圖:本月八日,總統當選人歐巴馬(右)和夫人蜜雪兒用完晚餐後,步出芝加哥的史碧亞吉雅餐廳。
照片:美聯社

PHOTO: AP

Barack Obama has not even been sworn in yet as the 44th President of the United States but groups online are calling for his impeachment.

On Facebook, an “Impeach Barack Obama” group has attracted more than 700 members and a lively debate about the Democrat’s election victory.

Another Facebook group of the same name has 160 members and urges others to join because “we might as well get a head start on the impeachment of Obama.”

“There are a lot of Americans out there that do not fully understand the concept of Socialism or Communism which is why they’ve elected Obama as president,” it says.

Yet another Facebook group, “Impeach Barack Hussein Obama,” has 160 members.

It says that Obama “has given his support for various programs such as the assault weapons ban, healthcare, and various schemes for wealth distribution.”

“What are we going to do about it? IMPEACH HIM!” it says.

Obama still has some way to go, however, to equal the number of “Impeach George Bush” groups on Facebook, which lists at least 95 such groups.(AFP)

第四十四屆美國總統當選人巴拉克.歐巴馬尚未宣誓就職,網路上就已經有團體發起彈劾他的行動了。

Facebook上一個名為「彈劾巴拉克.歐巴馬」的群組,已吸引了七百多名成員加入,他們熱烈討論這次民主黨的勝選。

Facebook上另一個名稱相同的群組,則募集了一百六十名成員,他們竭力號召他人加入,因為「不如讓我們率先發聲,彈劾歐巴馬」。

該團體說:「很多美國人就是搞不清楚社會主義或共產主義的基本概念,才會把票投給歐巴馬。」

Facebook上還有另一個名為「彈劾巴拉克.胡笙.歐巴馬」的群組,有一百六十位成員。

該群組表示,歐巴馬「支持多項計畫,例如攻擊性武器禁令、健保和各種財富分配方案」。

該團體說:「我們該怎麼做?彈劾他!」

然而,想和Facebook上至少九十五個「彈劾喬治.布希」的群組數相匹敵,歐巴馬還有努力的空間。

(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. impeach v.t.

彈劾 (tan2 he2)

例: The protesters demanded to have the president impeached.

(抗議群眾要求彈劾總統。)

2. debate n.

討論 (tao3 lun4)

例: We attended a lively debate about firearms.

(我們參加了一場熱烈討論槍枝問題的討論會。)

3. urge v.i. /v.t.

極力主張 (ji2 li4 zhu3 zhang1)

例: Alfred urged his son not to join the army.

(艾爾佛列極力反對兒子從軍。)

4. concept n.

概念 (gai4 nian4)

: I understood most of the concepts covered in

the lecture.

(這堂課教授的大部分概念我都了解。)


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