Photo of that grand Irishman, Barack O’Bama
Some of the Irish don’t think much of President Obama. They loved him five years ago. For those of you who are unaware, Barack Obama has Irish ancestors on his mother’s side. The Irish found that charming and dubbed him Barack O’Bama. They’re not all as charmed now. Some in the Irish legislature called him out after his visit to Ireland and it wasn’t pretty.
Irish Times reports that Independent TD Clare Daly accused Obama of showcasing Ireland “as a nation of pimps, prostituting ourselves in return for a pat on the head.”
Ms. Daly said there was speculation in the morning on “whether you were going to deck the Cabinet out in leprechaun hats decorated with a bit of stars and stripes to really mark abject humiliation”.
It didn’t stop there:
The “almost unprecedented slobbering” over the Obama family’s visit. “It’s really hard to know which is worst, whether it’s the outpourings of the Obamas themselves or the sycophantic falling over them by sections of the media and the political establishment,” Daly said.
“We’ve had separate and special news bulletins by the State broadcaster to tell us what Michelle Obama and her daughters had for lunch in Dublin, but very little questioning of the fact that she was having lunch with Mr Tax Exile himself,” she said in reference to U2’s Bono.
She described Mr Obama as a “war criminal”, having “just announced his decision to supply arms to the Syrian opposition, including the jihadists, fuelling the destabilisation of that region, continuing to undermine secularism and knock back conditions for women”.
Ms Daly said: “This is the man who is in essence stalling the Geneva peace talks by trying to broker enhanced leverage for the Syrian opposition by giving them arms – and to hell with the thousands more who’ll lose their lives, or the tens of thousands who will be displaced.
“This is the man who has facilitated a 200 per cent increase in the use of drones which have killed thousands of people, including hundreds of children.”
Some in the legislature thought Ms. Daly’s comments were a disgrace.
According to the Irish Times, the Republic of Ireland spent about $5 million dollars on Michelle Obama’s two-day vacation with her girls. The Obama ladies spent their time touring and tracing their ancestry. Their visit was only described as a vacation, a vacation fit for Marie Antoinette.
Source: Joe Miller