Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

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Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

USA-UK flagsBy John Ruberry

Colonel Ahmed: “Not the Pres­i­dent of Amer­ica, sir. The Pres­i­dent of Earth.” Doc­tor Who, Death in Heaven.

Not con­tent with “fun­da­men­tally trans­form­ing” Amer­ica, Barack Obama is in Europe right now caus­ing mis­chief. Dur­ing a joint press con­fer­ence with Ger­man Prime Min­is­ter Angela Merkel that con­cluded a few hours ago Obama praised her open bor­ders pol­icy on Syr­ian migrants, declar­ing that she “is on the right side of his­tory on this.”

Mean­while, fueled largely by oppo­si­tion to increased immi­gra­tion from the Mid­dle East, far-​right polit­i­cal par­ties are gain­ing strength in Europe.

While Obama was in Great Britain last week the conservative-​leaning Tele­graph pub­lished his op-​ed where he urged the UK to reject iso­la­tion­ism and vote “No” on June’s ref­er­en­dum, dubbed “Brexit,” which will decide if Britain will remain in the Euro­pean Union. Later he threat­ened Britons by plac­ing their nation “at the back of the queue” in regards to any trade deals with the United States.

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Obama is an inter­na­tion­al­ist rather than a stan­dard Amer­i­can politi­cian. He favors a much stronger United Nations, and while a sen­a­tor he spon­sored a bill that would impose a tax on Amer­i­cans to fight poverty in other coun­tries. Obama’s view of sov­er­eign nations is likely that they should be admin­is­tra­tive units along the lines of coun­ties in US states. Not that Obama cares much for local units of Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment. His admin­is­tra­tion has ini­ti­ated a creep­ing fed­er­al­iza­tion of local police depart­ments. All of this assists in explain­ing Obama’s hos­til­ity to Brexit.

Look for Obama to push inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of gov­ern­ments after he leaves the White House. Of course if that push suc­ceeds the UN will need a proper leader, not a glo­ri­fied clerk like the gen­eral sec­re­tary position.

I’m sure Obama has some­one in mind. Some­one with a Kenyan father and a Kansas mother who grew up in multi-​racial Hawaii would be per­fect, he likely believes.

Obama has always viewed him­self as larger than the Amer­i­can presidency.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

USA-UK flagsBy John Ruberry

Colonel Ahmed: “Not the President of America, sir. The President of Earth.” Doctor Who, Death in Heaven.

Not content with “fundamentally transforming” America, Barack Obama is in Europe right now causing mischief. During a joint press conference with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that concluded a few hours ago Obama praised her open borders policy on Syrian migrants, declaring that she “is on the right side of history on this.”

Meanwhile, fueled largely by opposition to increased immigration from the Middle East, far-right political parties are gaining strength in Europe.

While Obama was in Great Britain last week the conservative-leaning Telegraph published his op-ed where he urged the UK to reject isolationism and vote “No” on June’s referendum, dubbed “Brexit,” which will decide if Britain will remain in the European Union. Later he threatened Britons by placing their nation “at the back of the queue” in regards to any trade deals with the United States.

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Why does Michigan need a state police force?

Obama is an internationalist rather than a standard American politician. He favors a much stronger United Nations, and while a senator he sponsored a bill that would impose a tax on Americans to fight poverty in other countries. Obama’s view of sovereign nations is likely that they should be administrative units along the lines of counties in US states. Not that Obama cares much for local units of American government. His administration has initiated a creeping federalization of local police departments. All of this assists in explaining Obama’s hostility to Brexit.

Look for Obama to push internationalization of governments after he leaves the White House. Of course if that push succeeds the UN will need a proper leader, not a glorified clerk like the general secretary position.

I’m sure Obama has someone in mind. Someone with a Kenyan father and a Kansas mother who grew up in multi-racial Hawaii would be perfect, he likely believes.

Obama has always viewed himself as larger than the American presidency.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.