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What About Obama’s UK Troubles?

By on 7.27.12 | 3:47PM

Naturally, the liberal media in this country delights in the row between Mitt Romney and the Cameron/Clegg government and the British press over his comments about London's preparation for the Olympics.

Yet President Obama has had more than his share of trouble with the Brits during his Presidency. Here's a list from Nile Gardiner titled, "Barack Obama's top ten insults against Britain". If Romney is elected President, I doubt you could ever compile such a list.

The roots of Obama's Anglophobia purportedly stem from the treatment his grandfather received in Kenya at the hands of the British during the Mau Mau rebellion in the early 1950s. Although new information has called that story into doubt. Well, whatever the case, Obama doesn't much care for the Union Jack.

Aside from returning the bust of Churchill, there was the time Obama snubbed then UK PM Gordon Brown at the UN. Prior to that, Obama gave Brown 25 DVDs after Brown had given him an ornamental pen holder made from material from the HMS Gannet, an anti-slavery ship. Of course, the DVDs were Region 1 so Brown couldn't even watch the damn movies. It's probably just as well because even if he could have watched the DVDs he could only do so out of one eye.

Who could ignore Obama talking over "God Save The Queen" just over a year ago? The liberal media, that's who.

And there's President Obama's posture over the Falkland Islands. Argentina, then governed by a vicious dictatorship, invaded the Falklands thirty years ago and British forces successfully defended their island against invasion. But not only does Obama take Argentina's side on the Falklands, he wanted to call them Malvinas as the Argentines do. Instead, Obama called them the Maldives which are situated in the Indian Ocean. Obama's statement on the Falklands is far more egregious than what Romney had to say about the London Olympics. Frankly, statements like that lead me to conclude that Obama isn't intelligent enough to be in the same room with Romney.

The British press isn't so awed with Obama and finds his oratory rather tedious. So Obama's rows with Britain get covered by the British press, right and left. However, the liberal press in this country has said more about Romney's row with the Brits in one day than they've had to say about Obama's litany of troubles with the UK in the past 3½ years.

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