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Cameron Likens Obama to Teddy Roosevelt, MLK

British Prime Minister David Cameron went straight over the top Wednesday evening during his White House State Dinner toast, calling President Obama a man of “strength, moral authority, and wisdom” while comparing him to Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

Cameron and Obama appear to have developed a friendship – or at least a relationship that is portrayed that way by a White House that wants to disprove the criticism that Obama has developed few close relationships with allied world leaders. The pair flew to Ohio for a basketball game Tuesday and played ping pong as a team during Obama’s visit to Great Britain last May.

In describing the president’s “moral authority” and “wisdom,” Cameron seemed to be directly contrasting Obama with George W. Bush, saying Obama had “pressed the reset button” on America’s moral standing in the world.

Moral authority, because Barack understands that the means matter every bit as much as the ends. Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

The first President I studied at school was Theodore Roosevelt. He talked of speaking softly and carrying a big stick. That is Barack’s approach. And in following it, he has pressed the reset button on the moral authority of the entire free world.

Wisdom, because Barack has not rushed into picking fights, but is steward of America’s resources of hard and soft power. He’s taken time to make considered decisions, drawing down troops from Iraq and surging in Afghanistan.

Bush was frequently criticized for a “go it alone” approach to foreign affairs and for being too quick to intervene overseas with military force.

Cameron said he cited Obama’s “strength” because “Barack has been strong when required to defend his national interests.” He pointed to the killing Osama Bin Laden, an operation that is partially attributable to capabilities put in place by Bush.

The British leader asserted that Obama is continuing the work of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks by waging a modern struggle for civil rights.

Our generation faces a new civil rights struggle, to seek the prize of the future that is open to every child as never before.

Barack has made this one of the goals of his presidency, the goal he’s pursuing with enormous courage.

It was not clear what specific types of discrimination or Obama-driven remedies Cameron was referencing.

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47 Responses to Cameron Likens Obama to Teddy Roosevelt, MLK

  1. Hurl is correct. What a colossal collection of Bull Sh!t!
    I wonder if he asked Obama if he wanted the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back.

  2. It is interesting that both “leaders” are facing a great deal of disapproval in their countries, It is also telling in an election year that suddenly O has more than enough time to “court” a country he has been dismissing since he took office.
    Lol, can’t you hear the conversation:
    “Listen, you give me kudos – it’s okay if it’s vague — Americans are in my pocket so deep, they won’t know the difference and I will do the same for you.”

    Guess that basketball games was a true bonding experience, unlike the real concerns of the world.

  3. What a couple of phonies. Two peas in a pod.
    Notice: rubber boots on sale at Gebo’s in anticipation of the bullshit getting deeper..

  4. Overheard at a McDonald’s:
    Kid: Dad is being our President a job?

    Dad: Yes son it is.

    Son: I want that job.

    Dad: No you don’t.

    Kid: Yes, I do, because you get to go out to play all the time, fly in a plane everywhere and, sleep late in the day.

    • Dad: Son, that is not the work eithic we have instilled in you.

      kid: Dad, you are so old fashioned. I want everything free, just like the president gets.

  5. Well, well, well – who would of thunk it! The feckless leader of the UK is now an official member of the re-elect Obama team!

    Do the Obama speechwriters get paid for writing his speeches? Did he borrow Obama’s teleprompter?

    I couldn’t figure out why the heck this guy was here and why he was given the royal treatment – it all makes sense now. Obama’s team, Anita Dunn & Co., were sent to the UK last year to run Cameron’s re-election campaign and and now Team Obama is reaping the rewards.

    It seems that Obama’s bundlers were complaining that they were not ‘getting any perks’. Bingo – A dazzling multi-million $$$ extravaganza.

    Rachel Maddow was also part of the show – payback for being Obsma’s Number One lap dog! I read somewhere that she is a permanent fixture at the WH – lunches every week.

    I hope the Queen takes Cameron to the woodshed for this ostentatious display of vulgar electioneering! The Brits should be calling for his head! As for Obama – he should be sitting in a cell with Blago! Enough is enough!

  6. Cameron must have paid Anita Dunn to write that speech for him. It has all the leftist buzz words in it. There is a little bit of Alinsky in “the means matter every bit as much as the ends”. Then there is a little bit of Lenin in proclaiming his moral authority. My only moral authority is God, not some low-life Marxist. What is this civil rights struggle Obama is fighting for? Thought he proclaimed himself our first post-racial president. Unfortunately the only thing he’s struggling for is the implementation of Critical Race Theory. If he wins this election, he may just succeed in his goal.

    • The mention of “civil rights” and “moral authority” seem to be directed to the SupremeCourt’s upcoming decisions on AffirimativeAction and the Obamacare mandate. Having a SupremeCourtJustice in attendance wasn’t just happenstance.
      The WhiteHouse’s overreach into the many States who are demanding a photo ID before one can cast a vote will most probably be decided, again, by the Supremes.

      • So depressing that our Republic has been denigrated to the point where 9 individuals hold the fate of 300 million Americans in their hands. Our founders would be ashamed of us for what we have done with the gift of freedom and liberty they left us.

  7. Its amazing what happens when you get a limey to knock down a six pack of schlitz malt liquor for the first time.. add a couple chili dogs to the mix and not only does he become the world’s friend but the verbal flatulence is unbearable..
    wooah !….We need to push a reset button alright !

  8. My blood pressure was already up this morning, and then I read the excerpts from Cameron’s speech. I think it shot up another ten points.

    First off, to invoke TR’s “big stick” metaphor, one must have a “big stick.” For Roosevelt, that stick was the US Navy. With the proposed cuts in defense spending the only “big stick” our military will have are the ones they cut from trees.

    Obama has NEVER been in a job that puts his life on the firing line. If he had any military, law enforcement or first responder back ground, then I might, and I emphasize might, be able to believe that he understand something about life and death. TR had served his country, had a military and law enforcement background. He had traveled the world, not as a tourist staying in $2000 p/night hotels, but as an adventurer. TR even was once shot, and still gave the scheduled speech that he was heading to BEFORE going for medical treatment. The closest Obama has ever come to being injured was when he got cheap shotted in a b-ball game.

    Neither Obama nor Cameron understand what it is to fight literally for your survival. War is a horrible and expensive undertaking by any nation, but I would rather have a “Jack Bauer” running foreign policy or the DOD than “stand by your man” so I can get elected Clinton, or that sophist Secdef Panetta.

    In my “past life” before illness, there was more than one occasion where, in the performance of my duties I had to physically fight with some person(s) and it was their intentions to either seriously hurt or kill me. I learned early on in my former career that there is no such thing as a “fair fight” and if you have to fight you fight with EVERYTHING you have. You have a choice, either disable your enemy so completely that they cannot move, or you kill them. There is no discussion with someone hell bent on maiming or killing you.

    With Cameron and Obama, I do not see TR’s thinking of “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” But rather, “Whine loudly and hold a limp di . . .” Well, I think you get the idea.

    • We all understand why our military must have civilian oversight, but when that oversight aims to cripple our defense against all enemies or chooses to balance our budget at the expense of a soldier’s safety it’s time for a change in leadership.

      There’s nothing wrong with “reset” ing our prominence in the world by including other countries who would benefit from our actions and asking that they get some skin in the game, too. But, when the “reset” puts us in danger and exposes our weakness it’s time for a change.

  9. You can’t even reference moral authority or even civil rights in the same sentence with Obama. I am sorry. What a compete joke. He makes a mockery of justice and honesty. Soooo….what does Cameron want to get for this shameless bootlicking?

  10. The Buh-Rock Star as Teddy Roosevelt? Bully(shi#)!!! More like Teddy Ruxpin (you remember, the battery powered beat that “read” a pre-recorded cassette book to kiddies. Think Dear Reader and TOTUS).

    Are things so bad in Britain that Cameron has to kiss up to seek asylum?

  11. Recognizing that the references to the killing of OBL will climb exponentially over the next eight months, can anyone cite ONE example of how our lives or the lives of anyone around the world have improved as a result of his death? What is better or safer since OBL was dispatched to his virginal reward? Are we ANY closer to gaining the upper hand in the war on terror? Short answer: NO.

    • actually, if I was Romney (assuming he’ll be the nom), I would do a commercial about Osama.

      I’d open with the video clip of Obama announcing the kill. then I’d fade to black and have someone say “Well, you just heard all the good things Barack Obama’s done in the last 3 years.”

  12. gobnait….have you forgotten about the thousands of Americans who have been storming the WH over the past 3 years….chanting “Kill Osama”! “Kill Osama”!? Our feckless, fearless leader was just reacting to public pressure! He did it to save us all. sarc/off

    • Girly1, thanks for pointing that out. Now I finally understand for what the OWS crowd was camped out all those months! I take back every mean I said about them!:D

  13. Must have been some sort of hypnotizing drug in those hot dogs Cameron was stuffing in his mouth at the game the other night. Either that or The Little Prince must have told Cameron he would take his grill back if he didn’t say something nice about him.

  14. Teddy Roosevelt? Dont think the rough riders would of done so well with pond scum for fuel, though a unprecedented, fact finding, transparent committee will get right on that and get back to you in 4 or 5 years if it’s workable or not…

  15. Did he get the Obama Kool-aid at the game the other night. I used to think Cameron had something on the ball. After all the slights BO has heaped on Britain, he comes back with this butt licking, nothing could be further from the truth, bull.

    Go home.

  16. I can hear their conversation. Obama excited about how he is bringing the U.S. into the out-of-control U.K. Nanny State much easier than he anticipated. Cameron, knowing his speech is restricted in the U.K. simply nods.