Skip to comments.Republicans slam Barack Obama over 'American arrogance' speech
Posted on 04/04/2009 7:40:19 AM PDT by pissant
President Barack Obama's unprecedented critique of past American behaviour towards Europe aroused predictable ire among his conservative foes and praise from liberals in the US.
Phone lines to Right-wing talk radio shows were buzzing with angry attacks on the commander-in-chief for alleged "treachery".
Mr Obama may be rebuilding some frayed alliances abroad but his comments are the latest blow to his erstwhile aspirations of developing a post-partisan political atmosphere at home.
His references to American "arrogance" and its "dismissive" attitude were viewed by some commentators as an unwarranted attack on his homeland while travelling abroad.
In a speech in France, a country that has been a bastion of anti-US sentiment in recent years, the President said: "In America, there is 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.
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We’ve been ... DIXIE CHICKED by our own President!!
YO, BARKY ... DON’T COME BACK!!!
Waht about this traitor kissing the ring of the Saudi king!
Quisling is a good word for him. If he were a real man he’d come home and say this to our faces. But he doesn’t have the balls for that.
Then you’re probably excited listening to his equivicating press conference going on now.
“Thank you for the diversity of views presented here today......”
“NATO put it’s stamp of approval on a well thought out strategy......”
Huh? Are we talking about the same Europe that cannot even take care of the mess in it's backyard... Yugoslavia? The same Europe that circumvented the U.N. in Iraq? The SAME Europe that is about to have their currency destruct?
Obama must be smokin' crack...
For those that might want to call the WH and complain about Obama’s slam on our country:
The sad truth is that there are still way too many actual “elitists” in both major political parties in the U.S., and conservatism must successfully get around this ongoing fact, if they are ever going to become a major political player in the U.S. in the future. This, plus a gazillion other serious, “pro-leftist” barriers to actual conservative success.
As a foreigner I really hate it when Americans try to endear themselves to me by bad-mouthing their country or apologizing for being American.
I would NEVER apologize for my country to a foreigner, even if one of them were wrong. I would rather die. It’s undignified and unnecessary and gives foreigners all the wrong ideas. Foreigners don’t like one of my countries? They can suck rocks.
So why do you Yanks do this? Lots of you do when you travel overseas. Stop it! Stop it now.
And why are you allowing your President to do this? It isn’t going to endear him or the United States to foreigners any better than it does when ordinary American tourists bad mouth their country or apologize to us for being Americans. Foreigners prefer to be told to suck rocks rather than receive an apology from an American President for being American. How undignified!
Even if he is a Lefty, somebody needs to gently explain this to him: he is embarrassing himself and his country by doing this. We aren’t impressed at all. If anything, his efforts will be held in well-deserved contempt.
Never apologize for your country. Never bad mouth your country. Don’t do it.
Obamas Old habits die hard ..... Smokeing crack and insulting America.
He sure got used to the trappings of the Whitehouse real fast. For a country that sucks so much, its a nice gig.
FUBO X 10
Obama is a highly dangerous enemy of America.
And what good would that do?
Even the Fox weekend Friends were mad.
Don’t record any music for sale either.
White Guy: Is He Having A Problem?
Black Guy: Don't Know. I Saw Him Do It In Front Of Soros.
White Guy: How High Did He Rise Up?
Black Guy: Bumped His Head On The Ceiling!
White Guy: Maybe His Arrogance Is Holding Him Down!
I guess that the saying” My country, right or wrong” has been replaced by “ F**k this S*it”.
It might let them know and understand that there are millions of people in the US that do not appreciate Obama trashing our country and the sacrifices we have made over the decades for Europe. Then again, it might do nothing..so why bother.
I choose to let our government know when they have stepped over the line. You do what suits you.
No, he just doesn’t know...who knows who’s pulling the strings above him. These are some scary, scary times, my friends.
LOL. Obama making a fool of himself again right now at a presser at Nato. He is an arrogant jerk.
I agree, and we're not sure he is an American. He doesn't like us much.
I was hoping this was going to be local news....
What I would prefer to do is march on Dc with pitchforks and torches to oust Obama and his minions and send them back to Kenyan where his commie behind belongs.
You'll have to ask our current president and the panty-wastes who typically engage in this behavior.
Otherwise, I can't help you.
Is anyone surprised at that big-earred baffoon showing his hatred for his country? The very place that allowed him to achieve the position to destroy it from within? He’s only showing his true colors (and no they are NOT red, white, and blue).
Well put. I like the “my country right or wrong” version better. It served American patriots well for about 200 years, why change it now?
PUNK is EXACTLY what this a-hole is ... a PUNK elected by PUNKS
Obama giffing Nato speech.
he is ALL ALONE on the stage.
seriously, this is SOOOOooooo 1930’s germany.
Freudian slip, said alot like the senat, which translates as obama sees the US as the real power of congress AND how he will push his global socialism treaties forcing upon the USA.
What an a** Obama is .. an asbolute, unmitigated a**.
He is not my president.
> Otherwise, I can’t help you.
I, for one, am happy to hear that, for your sake. You should travel well amongst us foreigners!
We have no proof this is his homeland.
It si no longer right to think the USA is better than any other country. There are some who think we must bend the knee to the UN.
I foresee a day when to do that will get us arrested.
Yep! Just watch him give a lecture to some reporter about how the history of NATO talks proceed and agreements are made. Like HE would know!
Free speech is only for the left.
I think a march of Washington is coming soon. Not sure we can ‘oust’ the ‘commmie in chief’..but it will also send a message. Going to the Tea Parties helps too. Are you going to one near you on the 15th?
I think impeachment or ouster by the Supremes is not out of the question in the future. Obama has a lot to hide and the truth always rises to the surface eventually. The Blago stuff is not going away. The eligibility question is not going away and neither are all of the unconstitutional laws and ‘budgets’ that Obama is forcing on this country.
Obama’s own actions will bring him down in the end.
Cant make the tea party. I have to work to pay the Taxes that Obama so kindly placed on the workers.
Thank you Obama for making so many on the right stand up and start pushing back.
When the UN becomes self-funding and self-sufficient then perhaps. While the US is paying most of the freight and does most of the heavy lifting for the UN, I think that entitles the US to bragging rights.
Thank you DieHard for the admonishment and good reminder. Speaking of which, in the 60s we were in Subic Bay, Philippines (USS Ranger) as many sailors were. We checked out a fairly large open sailboat from Special Services much like a sailing whaleboat and passed under the stern of several UK destroyers rafted up (moored side-by-side), among them were NZ and Australian ships.
We hollered if there was anyone that would like a break and several ANZAC sailors waved us over to the stern of one destroyer, asked their OOD for permission, climbed over the rail and hopped aboard. We were a mixed bag, we Yanks were all enlisted, there were two Aussie officers and two NZ NCOs. Had a great time. No stiffness or uncomfortable conversation just good bantering as expected. The two officers did a lot of line handling obeying whoever the helmsman of the moment was, it was great.
There certainly were no apologies for our respective countries in those days! The result of that? I’ve always held you folks in high esteem, belittling one’s country only results in contempt as you point out.
I never thought things would go to hell this fast.
Fox weekend friends? —good, the media is talking about it eh?
I'm glad to see others are calling him a punk.
The word PERFECTLY describes his me first, to h3LL with you, in your face, a$$hole attitude.
I can't stand the snot. I can't stand to see him. I can't read the paper or watch TV because he is ALWAYS there. I can't stand to hear him talk. I hate the way he emphasizes the letter S when speaks. I hate the way he speaks down to people. I hate the way he grovels to other countries and puts us down the way he did in this speech.
I thought Billy Clinton was bad.....
I despised Klintoon but I just wanted him out of office. I find myself hoping for the “worst” for this PUNK
yep. Hey, Europe. You like what you see? You can keep him.
I think July 4 may be a good time for a march in DC. It is a holiday weekend, too.
His teleprompter told him people back here are angry, so he had to say today that he is proud of his country. The teleprompter is smarter than he is.
sorry but not all us YANKS do this...you’ve probably run into America dissing liberals who curse anything that has to do with the US because of how strong she is. there are plenty of them out there and THEY not us elected our current president.
with all due respect, foreigner, don’t lump us all into one group—if you ever ran into me, you would hear nothing but praise and patriotism for my beloved country as i’m sure you would hear from most of the patriots here...if you haven’t noticed, our hands are tied from having any effect on our sitting Traitor-in-chief. please don’t wag your finger at us...go to DU and tell them instead.
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