Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Express chair, appeared on CNN’s Starting Point on Tuesday (September 4) morning. She was questioned by the host, Soledad O’Brien, on whether she thought President Barack Obama loved the United States. The question was brought up in response to a Twitter posting by Kremer last Thursday, as seen below:
Kremer’s response? That Obama is more focused on making the country part of something ”global,” and less about pursuing the idea of “the shining city on the hill, the greatness that has always been America.”
She also stated that the case for Mitt Romney is that he has “taken companies that are failing and turned them around to make them successful.”
I guess she doesn’t realize the country isn’t a corporation. A fellow panelist member, Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter, was quick to point out that Romney “has also taken over companies and put people out of work. at the expense of losing jobs and making money for himself and for his investors. If you’re going to tell one side of the story, tell the other side.”
Video below, courtesy of Mediaite:
Amy Kremer’s constant thought that Obama is about “one world” and that he needs to get his leadership in America is utterly ridiculous. First of all, it shows a remarkable lack of understanding of international politics. We can’t just stomp around and do what we’d like–indeed, the “arrogant American” stereotype people like her are working so hard to fulfill is something that makes us somewhat of a laughingstock in other, more progressive, countries. Obama’s attempts to work together on a large scale are not weak; they are admirable.
Not only that, but the “us vs. them” psychology that did so well for us in our caveman days is the cause of conflict throughout the world today. Immature political philosophers such as those making up the Tea Party seems to be completely unaware of this phenomenon, and allowing views like that to stand uncorrected is damaging to our nation and our people.
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