Monday, July 30, 2012
What If...Barack Obama Acted Like Mitt Romney on a Foreign Trip?
Introduction: Mitt Romney is currently traveling abroad, and has so far managed to offend his British hosts with his comments on the London Olympics, and soon after arriving in Israel, insulted Palestinians for good measure, too. Three other aspects of his trip are getting less press but are notable: he has been engaging in major fund raisers while traveling abroad, he has essentially said that if he were president he would subsume American foreign policy to Israeli wishes, and he has praised Israel's health care system as superior to that of the United States. I think that the lack of broad comment on these things puzzling, since the president is being accused of being "anti-American" by his opponents, but here you have his adversary dissing the United States while in a foreign location, and openly begging for money from people who do not live in the United States. I get the feeling that there would be a quite a firestorm if Barack Obama did these same things. Since counterfactuals are always fun, I've envisioned here what the reaction would be like.
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Hannity: Welcome back to Hannity, ladies and gentlemen. As you may have heard, Barack Obama's hatred for America reared its head yet again this week during his foreign trip. While visiting Europe, he held multiple fundraisers with people who are technically American citizens, but who have not been living in this country for years. As if that's not enough, while he was in France, Obama praised its socialized healthcare system during one of these fundraisers. To talk about this, we have Jerome Corsi, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly here with us tonight. Hello gentlemen.
Corsi, Limbaugh, and O'Reilly: Hello Sean
Hannity: What do you make of these actions by the president?
Limbaugh: For years the liberals have been whining, as they always do, that when we call Obama "anti-American" that's racism, since you know to liberals you can never criticize a black person without being a racist. Well now it's obvious that this man hates America, something he learned from his Kenyan father. We have the best healthcare system in the world, and yet he goes to France and tells them they're better than us. This just goes to show that we are a nation under occupation by a foreign power. He's also taking money from foreign sources. I don't care if the contributors are American, I'm sure that's just a front so all of his socialist buddies in Europe can funnel money to him.
Hannity: Yes, I wonder where the FEC is in all of this.
O'Reilly: The Romney campaign has been sounding the alarm on Obama's anti-Americanism, I think they've been vindicated. By going to a foreign nation and running down the United States, Obama is giving aid and comfort to our terrorist enemies. Congress should draft articles of impeachment, and anyone who doesn't think so is willing to let a man who loves his foreign friends more than his own people. I will apologize for being an idiot if he is not impeached.
Hannity: I can't think of another American political figure who has betrayed the nation like this, yet his allies on the left will just sit by and watch it happen.
Corsi: If I may cut in, I think Obama's actions reflect a foreign attitude and the inability to understand what it means to be an America. It's high time we took another look at his birth certificate, since this seems to be the work of a foreign agent, not the president of the United States. He is trying so hard to cover up his secret identity, but I think in his comments in France, which he thought would be private, Obama has let the mask drop a little bit.
Limbaugh: And if you can believe it, Obama's biggest contributor is a man who made his money from casinos in China. I think we could be seeing a backdoor way for Red China to control the United States and turn it into something else.
Hannity: Well it looks like the president will be in a lot of hot water for so flagrantly disrespecting the country he is supposed to lead. Next up on Hannity, we'll take a look at the president's gambling kingpin moneyman, and talk to Mike Huckabee about the connection between Obama's lack of values and support by those who profit from immoral activity like gambling.