CNN’s Soledad O’Brien confronts Tea Party Express spokeswoman over ‘very odd comment’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 20:21 EDT
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CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday questioned Tea Party Express spokeswoman Amy Kremer over why she accused President Barack Obama of not loving the United States.

“Do you think that President Obama doesn’t love this country? What does that mean?” O’Brien asked.

“I think that he is more about being a global,” she responded. “Being more one world, global, with you know other countries and it’s not about the shining city on the hill, the greatness that has always been America that our founding fathers were about. I do believe that. I absolutely believe it. I’m not going to run from that.”

Kremer said Obama had failed to turn the country around and that his energy policies would hurt job growth.

“I just never understand what any of that has to do with loving the nation,” O’Brien said. “I mean, I honestly, I always feel like that’s a code word for something else.”

Kremer explained the Obama doesn’t love “America the way that we do” because he was waiting on other countries to tell him what to do.

“I guess my question is, when I hear somebody say that someone doesn’t love the country, and you know I’m very susceptible to the dog whistle thing,” O’Brien said. “That dog whistle that there is a message in that. When someone says that somebody doesn’t love the country and you’re talking about the President I just find that to be a very odd comment.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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