There’s nothing ‘racist’ about Boris Johnson’s Obama comment

Nick Cohen is predictably over-the-top in his response to Boris Johnson’s piece about President Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate in today’s Sun.

He begins by claiming he’s approaching this subject ‘with the caution of a lawyer and the deference of a palace flunkey’. He then goes on to reprimand Boris for suggesting Obama has an ‘ancestral dislike of the British empire’ on account of his ‘part-Kenyan’ heritage and links this to his support for the Remain campaign.

  • I despise Boris Johnson and everything, but Jeeeeeeez, Nick Cohen, you histrionically outraged drama queen, pull your sh*t the f*ck together.

    What kind of sanctimonious idiot-world are we living in, anyway?

    For those of you who can’t be bothered to read the piece, here’s what all the pearl-clutching is about: ‘Boris Johnson has criticised the US president Barack Obama and suggested his attitude to Britain might be based on his “part-Kenyan” heritage and “ancestral dislike of the British empire”.

    Writing a column for The Sun newspaper the outgoing Mayor of London recounted a story about a bust of Winston Churchill purportedly being removed from White House.

    “Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender,” he wrote.’ (Emphasis mine.)

    • I agree, Boris is no prize and Nick Cohen should know better.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Obama is an asshole.
    Assholes are not a race.

  • jack burns

    Why this is just silly. Everyone knows that the baby daddy is Frank Marshall and that Buck isn’t the least bit Kenyan.

  • Millie_Woods

    Utter rubbish. Anybody who criticizes Obama is called a racist. It’s been going on for 8 years now.

  • Obama has made no secret that he hates Britain and has no intention of defeating ISIS.

    Any reiteration of these facts is the truth, not racism.

  • Kell

    Obama’s an absolute idiot, regardless of anything he says, does, touches, wishes, hopes for, or believes…instant shit is what it becomes!