The ballots have been cast, the decision has been made: after 43 years of being part of the European Union, the U.K. is divorcing the 28-nation organization. And there is no shortage of commentary on the monumental move from American lawmakers and pundits.
Donald Trump was quick to echo the words of Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, saying Britons "declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy."
Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama shared similar statements, offering measured responses to the shocking decision. Obama said the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K. is "enduring," adding that the U.K. and the European Union will "remain indispensable partners of the United States."
"We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made," Clinton said. "Our first task has to be to make sure the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America."
At that, several others weighed in on the vote, which led U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who hoped to remain in the EU, to announce he will resign in the coming months.
Hannity, a conservative anchor on Fox News, said Britain's rejection of the EU is also a "rebuke" of both Obama and Clinton's policies.
"Now, the decision here, I will tell you, it is a stunning rebuke and defeat for Obama and Hillary Clinton," Hannity said on his radio show Friday. "They both wanted Britain to stay in the EU."
Hannity said they both "threatened" the British people about what would happen if they divorced the EU — a move he branded as nothing more than "fear-mongering."
"This whole statement of Obama, ‘Well, they’re going to the back of the queue, meaning the back of the line,’ from the perspective of the U.S. Now the British people, in their very polite way, showed Obama their middle finger," Hannity charged.
In addition, the conservative talker, who is a big proponent of Trump's candidacy, described the billionaire businessman's comments about British concerns as "pretty profound."
Palin, a major Trump supporter, was thrilled with the success of the Brexit referendum, saying on Facebook the decision was reminiscent of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, adding that she hopes the "refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America's shores."
"Congratulations, smart Brits," Palin wrote. "Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation's self-determination and sovereignty... the EU being a One World Government mini-me."
Palin noted that the U.S., in her mind, "can learn an encouraging lesson" from the U.K.'s rejection of the EU.
"It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest," the former vice presidential candidate concluded. "May UN shackles be next on the chopping block."
Jones, a CNN political commentator and former special advisor for green jobs in the Obama administration, offered an apocalyptic response to the Brexit vote, saying the shocking result means "the end of the world as we know it."
"Please take this seriously," Jones said emphatically on a Facebook video. "What happened was you have this complete, right-wing, crazy, racist, xenophobic horror show that breaks out in the U.K. They don't want no immigrants — does that sound familiar?"
He went on to say the vote shows Britons "don't want multiculturalism" and don't want to have anything to do with anyone "period" except for "people who look just like them, basically white folks in Britain."
Jones said Britain's decision to jump into the "vast abyss of stupidity and foolishness and soon to be economic chaos" proves that Trump could win the presidency in November.
"You have some people, and we've gotta take this seriously, who are incredibly uncomfortable with multiculturalism, they're incredibly uncomfortable with immigration, they're incredibly uncomfortable with the world changing and these people will go and vote in very large numbers," Jones lamented. "And the pollsters don't get it."
He added that Trump is likely to win because liberals are "stupid" for not being politically active enough because they assume the presumptive GOP nominee could never win the White House.
"It just happened in the U.K.," Jones reasoned. "And the people in the U.K. who pushed this insane idea are the worst people ever born in the U.K. — these are not good people."
Limbaugh, a conservative radio host, said the decision indicates a swell within the proletariat class, choosing to rise up against the ruling class.
"The elites, the rich, the ruling class have finally made no pretense about it," he said on his radio program Friday. "They act as though they're betters; they treat everybody else as though they are lessers. There are lines of demarcation. There are no intermingling social activities."
Following the successful vote to leave the EU, Limbaugh said those in the U.K.'s middle and lower classes "are not going to take being ignored and impugned and laughed at and used and lied to anymore."
According to Limbaugh, the leading purpose for the EU is for its most powerful leaders to "grease the skids for their own existence" at the expense of the middle class.
"It’s exclusionary. It’s almost a caste system. You have the upper class — and this is a big difference from the way it used to be. Even in this country and even in Great Britain, even in the days of aristocracy," the conservative talker said of the EU.
But now voters are standing up to the "cronyism," he said.
"It’s taken a while, but people have finally figured out what Trump is talking about, that things are rigged," Limbaugh asserted. "And even if they’re not specifically able to point out situation by situation, it’s inescapable by virtue of living your life that there is a rigged game going on that you’re not allowed to play."
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