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Obama to Brits: You Owe it to Dead Americans to Let Me Lecture You

President Obama today began haranguing the British to remain in the European Union, suggesting he should be permitted to interfere in their internal affairs because Americans died in Europe during World War II.

French President Francois Hollande immediately insisted that the United States legalize all immigrants within its borders, noting that France had provided America with critical assistance during the Revolutionary War and had better listen to what he says.

Okay, that last part didn’t happen, but the first part did. Writing in the Telegraph, Obama summoned the sacrifices of Americans who fought Germany in order to promote his quasi-Socialist vision of a united, borderless Europe subject to the whims and incompetencies of faceless Euro-bureaucrats.

Obama wrote:

I will say, with the candour of a friend, that the outcome of your decision is a matter of deep interest to the United States. The tens of thousands of Americans who rest in Europe’s cemeteries are a silent testament to just how intertwined our prosperity and security truly are. And the path you choose now will echo in the prospects of today’s generation of Americans as well.

Conservative London mayor Boris Johnson reacted with justifiable indignation:

The US guards its democracy with more hysterical jealousy than any other country on earth . . . For the United States to tell us in the UK that we must surrender control of so much of our democracy — it is a breathtaking example of the principle of do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do. It is incoherent. It is inconsistent, and yes it is downright hypocritical. The Americans would never contemplate anything like the EU, for themselves or for their neighbours in their own hemisphere. Why should they think it right for us?

Johnson is right, except that Obama is not “the United States.”

In his own op-ed, Obama used flattery . . .

As citizens of the United Kingdom take stock of their relationship with the EU, you should be proud that the EU has helped spread British values and practices – democracy, the rule of law, open markets – across the continent and to its periphery. The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence – it magnifies it . . . the US and the world need your outsized influence to continue – including within Europe.

. . . and a threat, suggesting Britain’s absence from the EU would diminish its usefulness to the United States:

When we negotiated the historic deal to verifiably prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, it was collective action, working together with the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, that got the job done. And the EU’s seat at the table magnified the United Kingdom’s voice.

And he told Britain how to handle its economy:

When it comes to creating jobs, trade, and economic growth in line with our values, the UK has benefited from its membership in the EU – inside a single market that provides enormous opportunities for the British people.

I suppose this many help those seeking to move Britain out of the European Union. So thank you, Mr. President.

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31 Responses to Obama to Brits: You Owe it to Dead Americans to Let Me Lecture You

    • Thanks for the link.
      I say, veddy interesting, mate.

      OK, what happened to the purple boob-belt?
      Where does she find these hideous frocks?
      geez.

      • Ummm, to make it worse…there is lace. And it’s a cocktail dress. Assume a liquid lunch for Mooch?

        “She opted to wear this stunning magenta lace cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta”

  1. I celebrate Earth Day hypocrisy with a shout out to Barry and Michelle for taking separate jets across the Atlantic for a lunch with the Queen. If the left hadn’t so dumbed down so many back here at home there would be outrage. As it is…..well, it is what it is.

    On another note, I just saw it confirmed that O will be going to Hiroshima after the G-7 meeting in May. These last 8 months of him are going to be pure hell.

  2. Barry should shut the hell up and keep his nose out of the politics of sovereign nations! How dare he presume to lecture the British when he can’t keep his own house in order? He got away with interfering in elections in Israel and Canada, so I suppose he thinks he is entitled to meddle in the affairs of any country he chooses.

  3. Once again, MrObama reveals that he knows nothing about Americans and American values by daring to tell another nation how to conduct their affairs.
    Americans, regardless of their sacrifices for other peoples, have never wanted to direct, colonize, or even assume to tell them what to do.
    All we expect from those we fought for in WWI and WWII is a heartfelt Thank You.

    • It was in our self-interest, too–nations act in their own self interest. Or usually. Nothing wrong with that. I am sick of his stupid fingerpointy lectures–but am trying to pace myself.

  4. Fly to Europe to unite with our closest allies after a terrorist attack? NEVER.

    Fly to Europe to lecture them on how to run their economy and how to handle immigration? Slam dunk.

    What a pitiful excuse of a national leader this man is.

    H

  5. Boris Johnson called Obama a ” part-Kenyan Hypocrite”, ( The Daily Beast ), and said that his African heritage makes him anti-British. Yes, very true.
    And to come over here and preach and make subtle threats in European affairs is not appreciated, dear Barry. Please remember, the anti EU movement is a grass-root movement. Many political leaders like the EU while many, many tax-payers do not. Politicians benefit from it on a personal level, careers, influence, money. Ordinary people see the loss of democracy, the loss of tax-money, the security problems, immigration, corruption, bureaucracy, regulations and regulations.
    It should be diminished to an affair between France and Germany as it was from the very beginning.
    By the way, I am going to Britain next weekend. If I see Nigel Farage I will shake his hand. It would be an honour. There you have an intelligent, fearless , well spoken politician. Oh, of course I would shake Boris Johnsons hand too. But Camerons, no no. He is an opportunistic, weak , Eton boy. Not much back bone there. But if he tells Obama to get lost maybe I will reconsider.

  6. I fear that we have no one waiting in the wings to counteract the chutzpah, ignorance, and utter disgraceful behavior that Obama has demonstrated for the last 8 years.

    Is there anyone left with a modicum of class and dignity befitting a Statesman?

  7. The arrogance of that writing is breathtaking, as is so much of what Obama says to others. The big difference is that while the American MSM (and many of its citizens) swoon and feel blessed to have Obama’s “wisdom” sprayed upon them, the Brits seem to see through it and tell him to piss off.

    Would that we as a more unified nation could see and act to end the embarrassment that is the Obama administration.

  8. Perhaps Bumbles should to stick to writing articles in publications that ne knows something about – namely Golfer’s Digest and Playgirl.

  9. Since when did Barack Obama give a sh*t about American soldiers dying in defense of their country or democracy and western civilization elsewhere?

    Once again he uses the military for his political purposes. And this after having practically decimated it as part of his legacy.

  10. How could the Queen stomach Obama? I hope she set him straight to mind his own business. But he won’t, in Obama’s twisted mind he is the head of the United Nations, a anti-semetic organization, not the head of the United States. I hope if Trump becomes President, Obama will see what a real America looks like, without all the racism, hatred toward Americans and that Obama will see a President who doesn’t steal our money for his pockets and stupid hairbrained projects which is and never will be good for America. And lastly, I hope we have a new President that won’t have 30 or 40 lawsuits filed against him. Obama never cared about any lawsuits against him, HE DIDN’T CARE BECAUSE IT ISN’T HIS MONEY THAT IS USED TO DEFEND HIM, ITS THE PEOPLE’S MONEY AND HE KNOWS IT SO HE SALYS BRING IT ON. THE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIM