Tea Party Head: “I Don’t Believe Obama Loves the Country the Way We Do”
As people who pay attention to politics have always known, President Obama isn’t a radical leftist, he’s a moderate, and his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, was born at a conservative think tank. This, more than anything, gives voice to Obama’s moderation and bipartisanship.
But the Tea Party needs a reason to hate Obama, so since they can’t base their hate on his actual policies, they pretend to know his heart. They pretend that he’s a socialist, radical, Kenyan, Muslim who doesn’t love his country. Sadly, it’s all fiction from a regressive and unhinged right wing, which has become deranged at the very thought of having a black president.
On Tuesday morning’s Starting Point, this derangement became apparent when host Soledad O’Brien asked Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer whether she thought President President Obama loved America. Kremer replied that, in her view, 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 went on to gush over Mitt Romney, saying Romney has “taken companies that are failing and turned them around to make them successful.”
What Kremer skipped over is how Romney, more often than not, came in to dismantle and close companies, not fix them. And President Obama has never acted on any idea to make America “global.” That’s all in Kremer’s mind.
O’Brien’s question was triggered by a nasty tweet Kremer posted earlier:
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) August 31, 2012
Fellow panelist, Mayor Michael Nutter, then noted 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.”
“I just never understand what any of that has to do with loving the nation,” said O’Brien. “Honestly, I always feel like that’s a code word for something else.”
We all know it’s a code word for being black in America. Black people are never thought of by people like Kremer as being authentically American. Old Glory and apple pie are always associated with white skin, and Kremer should be ashamed for trafficking in racism, but of course, she’s not. That’s all she knows.
When asked by Nutter,“what is the basis for questioning the President’s love for this country?” Kremer quickly replied, “I just don’t believe that he loves America the way that we do.”
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