Skip to comments.Minus 12: Obama Calls UnitedStates ‘A Former Colony’
Posted on 11/08/2012 12:08:54 PM PST by Nachum
In his re-election victory speech on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama referred to the United States as a singular former colony, when the United States was actually composed of 13 separate colonies prior to gaining independence from the British. Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward, said Obama, which was the first sentence of his remarks in Chicago, Ill. Before the United States won its independence from Great Britain with the Treaty of Paris in 1783,
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The left has always had to rewrite history....
“We never blamed Benghazi on a video.... it was always militants”
We’re so far up sh!& creek and our paddle is way down stream.
He didn’t grow up here. All he knows about American history came from the likes of Howard Zinn.
Apparently , we are already re-writing history
Thank goodness he holds a law degree , and wasn’t a history major, or I would call into question the effectiveness of our school system
Anyone: Did we have 57 colonies or just 57 states?
From what I understand, the intention was to place permanent limits on the degree of union between our sovereign states. So much for the Constitutional scholar and the smartest man to ever hold the Presidency.
Under Obama it has become the Presiduncy. (Just thought that up, and it doesn't adequately describe the nefarious nature of our undercover Marxist revolutionary in chief. But it made me feel a little better.)
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,
0bama is ignorant.
excuse me, but since our most famous Illegal Alien has informed us ignorant American citizens that we are a nation of 57 states, this means that 56 states are being overlooked now...
I know it is just simple arithmetic, but even in USA public schools 57-1 = 56
“former colony” fits in with Obama’s anti-colonialism viewpoint and dreams of his father.
Kenya was a former colony that gained independence. We were 13 former colonies. Just like we have 57 states.
Just another clueless comment from the Clueless In Chief.
Actually originally there were about 55 or 56 colonies. Later on quite a few of them were combined to form the 13 that we traditionally accept and the number we had when we declared Independence.
Is that 13 Colonies...or 57 Colonies?
This is really trivial and after reading the actual quote, I attribute the error to poetic license. We really need to pick and choose our battles. If this is the most newsworthy Obama issue of the day, then no wonder miliions of Republicans stayed home on Election Day.
Ignore him. Hopefully he will be charged with fraud before he takes his second term.
We really were wrong to drop the bomb on Pearl Harbor.
He’s wrong. It’s not a former colony. It is now a former republic.
A foreigner doesnt know American history. Whats so strange about that?
Oboma admitted in his own books he's an "Anti-Colonialist. "
In Obomas mind, a third world country with a self serving dictator (him) is the ultamate utopia.
What you said.
This is an incremental battle. I'm for anything that helps to counter the Enemedia's narrative that only the 'pubic'-school crowd is smart and educated. There's nothing wrong with being accurate and detail-oriented. We have plenty of time for battles and skirmishes of all sizes.
I consider it a Freudian slip. It's exactly what he meant. He hates colonialism.
the son of a bitch never went to US schools. after the madrassa there was the private marxist school in HI. He NOT and American.
former colony fits in with Obamas anti-colonialism viewpoint and dreams of his father.
When I was studying American history in my 4th grade social studies class, he was studying the Koran in Indonesia. What do you expect?
I pick nits with the best, but this is overly picky.
I agree with you.
Obamanation Communism File.
So he’s admitting D’Nesh Dzouza’s film was the truth.
I like it.
He has no clue about America. He was raised in his early years as a Muslim in Indonesia. He does not know what it was like to play Little League baseball, say the pledge to the flag, go to a Christian church where love was preached instead of hatred against whitey, go to picnics on the 4th of July, or any of the things that has made America what it was. He is the embodiment of a foreigner coming to this great nation to bring it to its knees for the sins of the colonial period and slavery. He does not want this country to be great, no matter what the teleprompter says.
Many of those people with 40 hour work weeks or 30 hour work weeks, like waitresses, are not going to be pleased when hours are cut down to 29 a week and they have to go fight for another part-time jobs. Thanks, Obamacare. How is that working out for you Obama voter waitresses? Do any of you really think that class warfare is going to make your life better? Businessmen are not going to bust their butts in the face of higher taxes and regs to expand their business. Why go through the effort? Instead of working 12-16 hour days, they will spend more time enjoying their families.
I do not see a path to how we ever get this nation back. The RATS are going to give voting rights to millions of illegals, who will, of course, be Democrat voters. Oh, I take that back. There is one path to survival — the impeachment of Obama and Biden. That, of course, is not going to happen.
Israel’s survival will be dependent on striking Iran before they have the capability to deliver a nuke. With the Gulf of Hormuz closed to shipping, the oil doesn’t get here. Since we haven’t been able to exploit our own resources, gas is rationed and $10 per gallon. Those of you who voted for Obama, how are you going to enjoy taking the bus instead of driving your car?
Millions more are going to be on foodstamps and other government assistance. But Sandra Fluke will get her birth control pills.
There will be a rise in crime, perhaps food riots. Those without weapons will be at the mercy of roving gangs whom the police cannot control. They will break into homes and raid stores with overwhelming force.
I don’t want to see this, but this is what I see. God help us all. Except the Democrats, who brought this Muslim nightmare to the Oval Office.
Many more cities in California will be forced to file for bankruptcy. It will spread to other states. The unions think this was a great victory. Enjoy it while you can, fools.
I apologize to my son and daughter for not fighting hard enough to give them the America in which I was raised. We have failed them. We have to all protect our families from the coming nightmare. Stock up on long term food products and ammunition. The police will not be able to protect us.
“No, no, no, not God bless America; God damn America.” It is coming to pass before our very eyes.
I tend to agree that the 'error' is trivial; HOWEVER, what is not trivial is the substance that underlies the recurring anti Empire theme that Obama espouses. THIS nugget was more of the same garbage...
correction: of course it is the narrow Straight of Hormuz, not Gulf of Hormuz..... doh!
I think the silly crap like this turned off a lot of independents and undecideds.
‘He has no clue about America.’
Totally agree. His formative years were not spent here.
‘________who brought this Muslim nightmare to the Oval Office.’
Can you, or anyone, explain to me how it was that the first president elected after 9-11 is a big-time Muslim sympathizer?
If anyone has said, say, in 2003 or 2004, to ‘just watch - we’ll have a Muslim sympathizer as president in 2009,’ I would have said that was ‘horribly crazy - no way would that EVer happen . . .’
lol...I was just talking to my wife about that very thing (except I said 9/12/01). Either way, yeah, unbelievable the situation we find ourselves in.
Ooops! His education is showing again.
‘_______unbelievable the situation we find ourselves in.’
Hope someone has a good answer to my question!
Just how did this happen - ?
We have a bunch of Saudi Muslims take down New York City buildings, hit the Pentagon, and cause heroes to plunge into a field in Penn.
The first president of the U.S. elected after 9-11-01 is a big time Muslim sympathizer, had 2 Muslim fathers.
What the HE__???
Who and what put these ducks in a row??
And America elects him into the highest office in the land.
And puts him back on 11-6-12.
Do we call this insane, or what?
This is an incremental battle. I’m for anything that helps to counter the Enemedia’s narrative that only the ‘pubic’-school crowd is smart and educated. There’s nothing wrong with being accurate and detail-oriented. We have plenty of time for battles and skirmishes of all sizes.
-———Enemedia & “pubic-school” -——— classic
Agree on the hold them to the details. Too many times Obama says exactly what he means but is given the alternate interpretation. e.g. fundamentally transform
Also notice on the Five, Beckel jumps all over Makers vs Takers....
Reason. It’s reality, and easily remembered. ... Even in the ghettos and gangs
they know the meaning within their own “ caste” system
I thought it was the Germans that dropped the bomb on Pearl Harbor?