Last night I joked on Twitter that I didn’t care about whether Scotland voted for independence since no one had explained how to blame it on Obama:
Sorry, I just can’t make myself care whether Scotland secedes from England until someone explains how it’s all Obama’s fault.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 17, 2014
And then only minutes later I got this reply:
So I checked it out, and sure enough, if Scotland votes for independence, Frum wants to blame Obama:
In February 1995, Bill Clinton traveled to Ottawa to speak in favor of Canadian unity. “In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect,” Clinton told the Canadian Parliament. The U.S. president was a more popular figure in Quebec than that province’s own politicians, and his words likely contributed to the narrow margin of victory of the ‘No’ side in Quebec’s second and final secession referendum later that year. President Obama has played no equivalent role in the debate over the survival of America’s close ally, the United Kingdom. If the ‘Yes’ vote prevails on September 18, Obama’s omission should be remembered in the postmortem assignment of blame for a potential disaster for the peoples of Britain, Europe, and the Western alliance.
You see, Obama is now responsible for the outcomes of votes in other countries because he didn’t use his magic speech-making abilities to hypnotize them into serving the interests of the United States.
Look, if you believe in democracy, shouldn’t people in other countries be allowed to vote for their own interests and not be browbeat into voting for America’s interests?