By now we’ve all seen video of Nikki Haley explaining America’s sovereignty to the despots and cowards at the Mos Eisley cantina United Nations. The reaction to Haley’s unprecedented tough talk at the UN has fallen unsurprisingly along partisan lines. Those on the right are cheering and those on the left are sure she just pulled the sky down on top of all of us.

Sure, be a hater when our first, female, Indian-American UN ambassador stands up to international bullies but cheer when Hugh Grant does it.

I was watching “Love, Actually” the other day (again) and I realized that the British Prime Minister in that movie giving Billy Bob Thornton’s horny American president what for is basically Nikki Haley’s speech. Art imitating life? Vice versa? One things for sure – everyone was cheering when Hugh did it, and rightfully so.

In the scene, the Prime Minister – upon seeing the president coming on to the woman he loves – decides he’s had enough. Britain will no longer be America’s patsy.

I love that word, relationship. It covers all manner of sins, doesn’t it? But I feel that this has become a bad relationship. A relationship based on the president taking exactly what he wants and casually ignoring all the things that matter to Britain. We may be a small country but we’re a great one too.

A friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger and the president should be prepared for that.

Did Nikki Haley watch this speech for inspiration?

Probably not, but it’s kind fun to imagine that she did.

 

Merry Christmas, Redstaters!