Guess Who in the White House Says 'Not to Worry Over Brexit Hysteria'

Australia
June 29, 2016 9:36am CST
Despite reaction from Wall Street and the world around, this WH official says that there's nothing to worry about. Drawing from Obama's vocal opposition to the Leave vote, caught the Obama administration off guard and unprepared for the ensuing quit vote from European Union. Wasn't it just last week that Obama was making crazy threats, some sort of was predicting fiasco, over the consequences of a Brexit vote? Now, he urges against the 'Post-Brexit hysteria' populist decision. What I understand: There will be calm and rejoicing when an ObamaExit happens very very soon. No hysteria when that happens.
"I think that the best way to think about this is a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration," President Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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@egdcltd (6695)
29 Jun 16
I was rather surprised by how the rest of the world reacted. A big deal in the UK and Europe; wasn't expecting it to be a big deal everywhere else.
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• Australia
30 Jun 16
Well, it has been since. But unlike Obama, he wouldn't admit his shock and embarrassment after making fiascoes and stupid threats to the Brits if they voted LEAVE.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Jun 16
Before the vote, I checked here on myLot and hardly anybody was talking about BREXIT. If I were to use that as a gauge you would think it was no big deal. But after the vote, lots of discussions popped up here and it was all over the American news. So it's a big deal alright! I'm wondering how it was reported on in Asia and the Middle East or Africa. Do they care??
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• Australia
30 Jun 16
@cmoneyspinner When Obamavisited the Philippines, he said some nasty things about Donald Trump. Maybe, if he'd go back there, he'd say some stupid things about Brexit. Filipinos are very smart people, they's find out the truth for themselves. In Israel, I don't think he ever visited America's #1 ally.
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@JohnRoberts (56948)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jun 16
Market and British bank reaction is already beginning to calm down. The chickens running around with their heads cut off proclaiming the sky is falling are beginning to realize the sun still rises and Facebook remains a healthy business like most others despite the vote.
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• Australia
29 Jun 16
Whew! I think so, too. But our friends, the Brits need American and Aussie vote of confidence as they move forward to Step B and so forth.
• Austin, Texas
30 Jun 16
The sky is falling? That brings back a memory. I remember the first time I saw an animated short on television about a chicken running around yelling about the sky falling. Of course, the sky was not falling. Even as a young child, I understood the moral of the story. Appreciate your comments sir. I can always count on you to draw folks back into reality. You're the voice of reason.
• Austin, Texas
29 Jun 16
The voters decided. At one time Britain was an empire. They dismantled their empire. They can detach themselves from a union. The brew ha ha about what should not have been done is pointless, since it's done. There is no discussion. There's just a timeline now for moving from point A to point B.
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@MALUSE (40117)
• Germany
29 Jun 16
The Brits dismantled their empire? That's the first time I hear that. Didn't the colonies become independent against the wish of the mother country?
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• Austin, Texas
29 Jun 16
@MALUSE - The Brits could have kept on fighting about it. They could have tried to get reenforcement and help from other nations to quell the rebellions. They could have said either we rule you or we all die! Sure the colonies wanted to be independent. Sure there was a struggle. But in each instance, the Brits eventually they knew when they had to throw in the towel. Slowly but surely they let each "piece" go. They gained territories through war. They let those same territories go because of war. Call it "the art of war". (Yes. I know I have an absurd way of viewing history. But it's OK. I don't teach in any schools, so nobody will led astray by my wacky points of view. Besides ... this is myLot. Where I'm free to be wacky! )
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• Australia
29 Jun 16
@MALUSE Adolf Hitler thought he could get away with his delusional vision of a German empire.The Third Reich, literally, 'empire', lasted for just twelve years (1933-1945) and more than four times as many years have elapsed since its demise. Hitler annihilated 6 million European Jews. Despite the German populist opposition, Angela Merkel still insisted on open-border refugee policy in Germany. And she and her ideology is now very ripe for a dismantle. Btw, United States of America never had a 'mother country', in my opinion. Glad to be on myLot @cmoneyspinner ! My third day. Whohoo!
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Jul 16
Hmmm... just how sure of the calm and rejoicing will you be when/if, heaven forbid, Trump is elected President? I think people will be wishing Obama was back in the White House.... That time would flow backward and give U.S. citizens MORE time to think about how they should vote! (I am VERY worried we shall soon find ourselves in just that spot!)