Hollywood producer and Obama donor Harvey Weinstein said the United States is "embarrassing" because of its adherence to the Second Amendment and lack of universal healthcare.
Appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday, Weinstein said "this is the only the country in the world where we don't have health care. Countries embarrass us around the world."
"And this is the only country in the world where we don't have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talking about that," he said. "You know, quite frankly it's embarrassing. Obama's not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing."What he really is saying is that he prefers how other countries are (presumably he is speaking of Europe) and wishes that the U.S. was more like Europe. It's a contempt for his own country, envy for other cultures. No different than the kid who wants to be accepted by his rich "friends", but is embarrassed by his "less refined" and/or poorer parents. I guess that the only thing to say to someone like Weinstein is "I'm so sorry you didn't get to grow up where you wanted to, with the family you wanted. But you are an adult now, and you are free to leave anytime you want."