#1. Now that the vote is over, that horrible portmanteau “Brexit” will (hopefully) soon begin to make its exit from our vocabulary.
#2. It’s been great seeing the smug, self-righteous pundits that, after weeks of presuming Brits would vote to remain in the EU, have appeared on their shows with their best doom and gloom faces. That’s right, scarcely a smile to be seen from any of them. Their faux seriousness comes off as purely unserious behavior.
#3. No, Brexit doesn’t mean the world will end. It doesn’t even mean Britain will immediately leave the EU. There’s a convoluted process required before they are officially, completely out.
#4. Recent remarks by other European leaders have revealed the validity of Britons concerns and the reason they voted to bail. There are suggestions that the UK “be punished” or that the EU adopt “further measures” to “make it harder” for others to leave the EU – precisely the sort of concerns that many average citizens across Europe have and that elites refuse to address about the Union.
#5. So the stock market dropped. It’s not as if the stock market never ever drops. If it’s so terrible the market lost big post-Brexit, what’s to be said of the drop the markets took when Barack Obama was elected? Since liberals hate Wall Street, shouldn’t they be loving this?
#6. Brexit reminds us how arrogant Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton really are. Both have come out and essentially said something to the effect that they will stand by the process in the UK and Europe and la de da. So what? As much as Obama and Clinton would like to be Europeans – even more so Secretary of Personality John Kerry who no doubt is planning a trip across the pond so he can speak lots of broken French as he introduces James Taylor to Parisians – they are Americans. Obama and Hillary’s Brexit stance is about as useful as a square tire.
#7. The myth of a post-national world in which appointed legislatures of technocrats stage-manage economies, people move freely across formerly national frontiers, and society is undergirded by a crypto-socialism that’s as unaccountable as it is regressive, has been shattered. Just like many Americans, many Europeans care about their national identities, their borders, their language, and their culture.
#8. Liberals always insist upon submission to our adversaries. How many of them have pointed at Brexit and said “ISIS is happy” or “Putin is happy”? Who cares? Since when does the free world have to tailor itself around what may or may not please the lunatics in Raqqa, or the oligarchs in Moscow? ISIS and Putin certainly aren’t tailoring their plans around us.
#9. Brexit bumped the foolishness of the House Democrats and their stupid sit-in off the headlines. Along with all the stupid liberal commentary about the sit-in. No, the sit-in was not akin to a filibuster. No, it isn’t a true sit-in if you are sitting in a place you’re normally in to begin with – especially places with seats for you to sit in. No, sit-ins aren’t catered. And no, their sit-in accomplished nothing other than a whole bunch of fundraising for Democrats. Oh, and it stole attention away from all that Democrats haven’t done in Congress.