Monday, June 27

Elites want to throw out the Brexit vote and take another swing; Obama threatened UK if they voted to leave the EU

The Brexit vote ended up about 52/48 to leave, and now a member of the UK parliament has started a petition calling for that vote to be thrown out and for a second vote to be held. 

Wait...they want to throw out the results of last week's vote?  On what possible rational grounds?

I haven't read where "remain" backers state a reason why they think the result should be rejected, which leads me to conclude that the only reason is that they simply didn't like how it turned out.

Interestingly, liberals and elites in the U.S.--who were horrified by the vote to leave the EU--seem to support the push to nullify the vote.  To them a 52 to 48 vote isn't enough of a margin to be considered legitimate.

Wait, wasn't the emperor "elected" by that same margin (ignoring fraud)?

And speaking of incompetent emperors:  Did you hear that just two months before the UK vote on the question, your utterly tone-deaf emperor threatened the Brits that if they voted to leave the EU the U.S. wouldn't be much interested in making any trade deals with them? 

Yep.  As he put it, he'd kick the UK to the end of the queue when it came time for trade deals.  Here's the quote from London's Telegraph:

Attacking Eurosceptic ministers for “ascribing to the United States certain actions we will take if the UK does leave the EU”, he said: “I figured you might want to hear from the president of the United States what I think the United States is going to do.

"And on that matter, for example, I think it's fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done.

"The UK is going to be in the back of the queue."
And then right after threatening them, he brazenly insisted that his message was NOT a threat.  Unbelievable!  You really need to see the Telegraph story to believe it.  Otherwise it's almost impossible to believe that a president would be that incompetent and offensive.

Imagine if the king of, oh, Saudi Arabia visited the U.S. and said "If you people vote to leave NAFTA we'll have to re-evaluate selling oil to you."  How do you think most Americans would view that kind of outrageous meddling?  Yet that's exactly what your amazingly inept emperor did in the UK.

And like so many other of his brilliant foreign-policy moves, this angered the nation he was visiting:  A poll of 1000 Brits taken soon after that showed that 60 percent viewed his statement as a threat, and offensive as well.  They were mad as hell.  Just 36 percent saw the comment as inoffensive. 

With such a huge margin being offended by Obama's explicit threat, if the poll even remotely reflects the reaction of UK voters nationwide, that alone would have enough effect to give "leave" its slim margin of victory.  So it would seem that your brilliant emperor swung the result to support "leave."

Wow, some kinda ironic, eh?

One of the many, many reasons the Brits voted to leave the EU is shit like the following:  The unelected dickheads--that's right, "unelected"--in the "European parliament" have drafted rules to ban "high-powered" tea kettles and toasters--ostensibly in order to reduce "catastrophic global warming" caused by electricity generating plants emitting CO2.

Naturally you're skeptical about this claim:  No idiot bureaucrat, you naively think, would be so dumb as to ban tea kettles and toasters--especially in the UK, where a huge percentage of Brits have this odd devotion to tea and toast.

This just shows that you don't understand the bureaucratic "mind."  They see everything as a nail and they've got the biggest hammer.  All they have to do is decree, and any problem will be solved.  Or even a non-problem like AGW.

Kinda reminds you of your emperor:  Issue a decree--like telling federal employees to stop deporting illegal aliens.  Laws can be overruled by imperial decree ya know.  It's right there in the Constitution.  Hussein knows because he says he taught Constitutional law.

So...do the EU bureaucrats believe the British people will simply give up their afternoon tea and toast?  Doubtful.  If the bureaucrats believe that, they're even stupider than we imagined.  So if the Brits continue to want to make tea after the EU bans "high-powered" electric kettles and toasters, what's the alternative?

Turn on the electric oven for toast and the stove for the kettle--which will use far more electricity.

Wait, wasn't the stated goal of the EU decree to *reduce* electrical use?

Why yes, yes it was.  So it's a fail, like most attempts to solve things by decree. But you haven't heard the most outrageous part yet.

It's this:  The proposed rules were finalized months ago, but the EU deliberately delayed announcing them until after the UK vote, because they knew it would anger the Brits and increase the likelihood of "leave" winning.

Now *that's* some Stalinesque plotting, delaying any unpleasant decrees until after the vote.

Starting to understand yet?

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