Monday, May 11, 2009

Michelle might be proud of her country for the first time in her life, but BHO still isn't

April 18: "We have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations."
-- President Obama, at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad

April 16: "Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My administration is committed to renewing and sustaining a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security."
-- President Obama, in an op-ed that appeared in U.S. and Latin American newspapers prior to the Summit of the Americas

April 6: "I know there have been difficulties these last few years. I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not at war with Islam."
-- President Obama, in Ankara, Turkey

April 3: "In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what's bad. On both sides of the Atlantic, these attitudes have become all too common. They are not wise. ... They threaten to widen the divide across the Atlantic and leave us both more isolated."
-- President Obama, in Strasbourg, France

April 2: "It is true, as my Italian friend has said, that the (economic) crisis began in the U.S. I take responsibility, even if I wasn't even president at the time."
-- President Obama, at the G20 in London, as reported by Germany's Der Spiegel

April 2: "I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we've made, that you're starting to see some restoration of America's standing in the world."
-- President Obama, at G20 summit in London

April 1: "If you look at the sources of this crisis, the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to a regulatory system that was inadequate."
-- President Obama, at a press conference ahead of the G20 in London

March 25: "I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility (for drug-fueled violence in Mexico). ... Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians."
-- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, en route to Mexico City

Jan. 26: "All too often the United States starts by dictating ... and we don't always know all the factors that are involved. So let's listen. And I think if we do that, then there's a possibility at least of achieving some breakthroughs. ... My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect."
-- President Obama, in an interview with Al Arabiya

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is now impossible to take you seriously. These quotes in no way imply what you suggest.

Jim said...

Have to agree with Anon. I would not disagree with any one of these quotes, nor would I agree that they in any way lessen our standing in the world or Obama's obvious commitment to making the United States the best and strongest country it can be.

Scorpion said...

That might work if "oh no" Obama would stop apologizing for Americans everywhere he happens to be "on tour" this week...no imagination in that...

PCD said...

it is impossible to take Liberal Democrat liars seriously anymore.

Jim said...

Guffaw!

Dale said...

And why should one be proud of bad behavior?

blamin said...

Well, Dale,

Considering the machinations going on in this admininstration it appears he'll never be proud.

Jason H. Bowden said...

I'm in agreement with Jim and anon. Are we seeing the beginnings of Obama Derangement Syndrome?

Medicare now is paying out more than the taxes it takes in; it will likely be insolvent by 2017. Republicans should be talking about methods to make American healthcare more competitive and hammering Democrat efforts to add more spending to this black hole that sucks up more and more of the GDP. But instead, we're like "Obama said "Hi!" to the leader of Cameroon! Oh noes!" Or we're like, "a comedian made a crass joke! Obama boooooo!"

We're going to end up like Canada, where spending your own money on your own body is outlawed, if we're going to make politics a matter of personality rather than substance. When we roll around in the mud, progressives win -- their entire philosophy is about bringing everything down to the lowest common denominator.

still Unreal... said...

"as my Italian friend has said"
--yeah, i always like to tell stories of what my black friend says too, barack.
if i had said the same thing only change it to black friend, i'd be labelled a racist. what a d-bag.

"Obama Derangement Syndrome" wont hit until our children ask us what the hell we were thinking spending ALL their money in 100 days.