Here's a little video I came across today that addresses the issue, it's satire, but there is a lot of truth to it:
When I first heard about this trip, shortly after learning of Obama's reference to Americans as "enemies" who should be "punished", and learned that it would begin immediately after the predicted (and fulfilled) Republican Rising, I had a vision which keeps replaying itself in my mind's eye...
The scene opens with Obama sitting at a desk, cigarette in hand. Noticeably absent is the Presidential Seal and the American flag. There is however, a hookah on the desk and Michelle is blissfully toking away on it.
Obama begins to speak,
'My fellow uh er ha ha heh my fellow.. uh Americans - man I can't even say that with a straight face anymore, turn off the prompters guys, I'm going off script! All right America listen up, remember when I said that I probably shouldn't have used the word "enemies" in my speech to Hispanics? I meant that, I did, but let me be clear, I meant that I probably shouldn't have said you were enemies in need of punishment until I was well out of the country, the way I am now. Yes, what those teabaggers said was true, I DO hate you, every last one of you, even the ones who support me - actually I think I hate them most of all, bunch of sycophant dupes the whole lot of them. I hate the United States, I always have, anyone who looked at what's not deeply hidden in my personal history could have told you that and they DID tell you, but the brainwashed masses controlling all the media did my bidding without even being asked (so eager to be led off the cliff like the lemmings they are) and happily discredited those people as "birthers" and "kooks" and in doings so, they also brought about their own destruction - which works for me since I hate them too. Infidel swine!
You are my enemies and I have been punishing you every way I could think of since you idiots gave me the keys to the kingdom but you were all to stupid to notice, so blinded by the me you imagined me to be that you never bothered to do even the slightest bit investigation to find out who I really am. I have managed to bring the most powerful country in the world to its knees and buried it under more debt than had been accumulated by all prior presidents in the history of the US combined. I have helped destroy America's image of strength by showing weakness to your enemies, and I have alienated your allies.
Even now, as so many of you are struggling just to keep food on the table, my wife and I are having the time of our lives half a world away from you bitter peasants, and you are paying for the whole thing. I like it so much here, in fact, that I've decided to stay, you can keep your wretched ghost of a country, my work there is done. I HAVE punished my enemies and taken a whole lot of wealth with me when I left just after the election. As my final punishment for you, the enemies, I leave you in the hands of your new President, Joe Biden. Good riddance.'
And with that, the scene closes as Barry and Michelle laughing maniacally, fist bump.
I'm sure it's just my imagination, but is it really that far fetched? You tell me.
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