Hat Tip to Geoffrey Dickens at Newsbusters
Actor and rabid Obama supporter Will Smith took a little trip abroad recently and apparently found himself embarrassed to be an American. Thankfully his shame was tempered by the fact that being American is OK again overseas again, thanks to...(well you already guessed, right?)... Barack Obama.
WILL SMITH: You know I just, I just came back from Moscow, Berlin, London and Paris and it's the first, I've been there quite a few times in the past five to 10 years. And it just hasn't been a good thing to be American. And this is the first time, since Barack has gotten the nomination, that it, it was a good thing.Oh my, how can one man manage to say so many stupid things in such a short amount of time?
One by one, let us count the ways:
- First: Both Germany and France have just recently moved away from more Obama-like governments...in large part because they were proving to be economically and socially disastrous. Britain's government, even after Tony Blair's departure remains strongly pro-American and derivatively pro-Bush. This doesn't necessarily speak to European peoples' love of GWB , of course (although France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel were well known to be favorably disposed to GWB as was (to a lesser extent) Britain's Brown prior to their elections). It also doesn't indicate the kind of antipathy Smith seems to believe exists. As for the Russians; their country is run by a kleptocracy. They are in no position to find anyone else's leadership embarrassing.
- Second: Smith seems like he couldn't really disagree with the disdain he encountered for America on his little trip. Maybe he could have stood up for his country over these past eight years. I mean he seems to have done pretty well. Will, a member of an 'oppressed minority" has been having a pretty good run here in the Bush years. The pic below is his house. It is located in Los Angeles and cost a reputed $20 million. It probably didn't strain his wallet that much as, according to Forbes Magazine he made approximately $31 million in 2007.
But it isn't like Will doesn't know anybody else who has thrived in these embarrassing times. Fellow Obama supporter Oprah Winfrey has managed to do OK also, despite the oppression she has surely felt in these hate filled Bush years. Oprah bagged $260 million in 2007 which probably didn't stop her humiliation at being an American in the GWB years either. (It is believed she was too busy counting her cash to actually comment, however.) Oh yeah, that's her house below, by the way. It is in Montecito, CA, cost $55 million and has 14 bathrooms and 10 fireplaces.
We can all give thanks that these two Obama supporters, as well as the lovely Michelle Obama (who only made a humiliating $273,618 in 2006) and thousands of other previously America-hating folks, have Barack Obama who has come along just in the nick of time to give them a sense of pride in America again.
Cross Posted at The Patriot Room
Hot Air makes Mr. Smith's statment their Quote of the Day