While in London, Barack Obama managed to talk down to the British people and tried to bully them into staying in the EU. He loves the idea of a globalized world with no borders.
His threats and guilting of the Brits didn’t go over well. Britain is considering leaving the EU and Obama, who has made a mess of things in the US, is butting into their affairs.
With his usual arrogance, he used World War II like a weapon.
Barack Obama said the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War meant America has a stake in the referendum debate and “forged as we spilled blood together on the battlefield.”
The emotional appeal invoked the spectre of the battlefield and described how the EU was formed from “the ashes of war to sustain a prosperous peace”.
Writing in the Telegraph Obama said:
“I will say, with the candor [candor] 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.”
Mr Obama added that the 28-member bloc does not impede on Britain’s world influence but “enhances the UK’s global leadership”.
Mr Obama also said Britain has benefitted from EU membership on factors such as jobs, trade and growth and should stick with the 28-member bloc.
He warned a vote to leave the EU will leave Britain less able to tackle terrorism and the migration crisis.
In other words, he is threatening them with fewer trade deals. He will put them at the back of the line.
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson accused Obama of being “downright hypocritical”.
“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 deeply anti-democratic – and much as I admire the United States, and much as I respect the president, I believe he must admit that his country would not dream of embroiling itself in anything of the kind.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage labelled President Obama the “most anti-British American President there has ever been”. He said: “President Obama should butt out. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer.”
Iain Duncan Smith,who resigned as a Cabinet minister last month, also said:
“President Obama, and every one of his predecessors, have ferociously protected the sovereignty of the USA – and I only wish we could say the same of our leaders.
“What I do find strange is that he is asking the British people to accept a situation that he patently would not recommend to the American population.”
David Cameron said he thought it was “good to listen to your allies and friends of America” and he’s entitled to say, “as a friend of Britain, I’m not going to tell you what to do, I’m just going to tell you what I think.” Cameron has to say that. He was actively involved in butting in our affairs and trying to convince our Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal last year.
Obama capped it all off by telling the Brits two days ago that one of the things he’ll most appreciate about his legacy is saving the world economy. It would be nice if it were true but the Narcissistic deluded one apparently believes it.
He was asked at a town hall in London to identify what he’s most proud of.
“Saving the world economy from a Great Depression — that was pretty good.
You know, the first time I came to London, the first time I came to London was April of 2009, the world economy was in a freefall. In part because of the reckless behavior of folks on Wall St. But in part because of reckless behavior of a lot of financial institutions around the world.
For us to be able to mobilize the world’s community, to take rapid action, to stabilize the financial markets, and then in the United States to pass Wall Street reforms that make it much less likely that a crisis like that can happen again, I’m proud of that.”