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Obama Calls It 'a Cliche' to Say We're 'the Greatest Country on Earth'
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Posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama Calls It 'a Cliche' to Say We're 'the Greatest Country on Earth' May 14, 2013 By Craig Bannister

It's "a cliché" to say that America "is the greatest country on Earth," Pres. Obama told a DNC event in New York City on Monday.

"And more than anything, what I will be striving for over the next three and a half years is to see if that spirit that I saw in Boston and West, Texas, if we can institutionalize that, if we can create a framework where everybody is working together and moving this country forward.

"Now, the good news is that if we do that, we've got the best cards of any country on Earth -- and that's the truth. Look, there's no American politician, much less American President, who's not going to say that we're not the greatest country on Earth. So that's a cliché. On the other hand, objectively, when you look at where we are right now, we are poised for a 21st century that is as much the American century as the 20th century was."

Earlier in his remarks, Obama said that Americans all have "the same sense" that their country is the greatest:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; impeach; impeachment; nakedmarxist; obamalegacy; obamaquotes; traitor; treason; unamericanpresident; usefulidiot
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Well, there you have it..........
1 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

bump


2 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

blasphemy, I will be so glad to have a President that actually knows what he is talking about


3 posted on 05/15/2013 5:50:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is cliche.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 5:52:55 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy pisses me off daily; I just hope this is all of today’s quota!


5 posted on 05/15/2013 5:53:59 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Praying that the Good LORD cleanses OUR Country of the Evil Scum in Washington!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The democrats and his heinous have been successful in turning my contempt for people like them into pure hatred.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 5:54:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

It IS a cliche THANKS TO HIM!


7 posted on 05/15/2013 5:55:21 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Sub-Driver

But it’s not cliche to say that Obama is the biggest A**hole on earth!


8 posted on 05/15/2013 5:55:44 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

commie ba$+@rd


9 posted on 05/15/2013 5:56:10 AM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reinforcing his hatred of America and the Constitution.

This is the basis of his effort to destroy both.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 5:56:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is lower than whale Sh#t! He hates this country more than he hates being half white.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 5:59:10 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Sub-Driver

IIRC, he made similar comments early in his first term, about how Americans think our country is the best, in the same fashion as Brits think theirs is the best, et al.

Not sure of the context of that, but that seems to be his thought process.

Clearly, he does not believe in American exceptionalism, nor does he exhibit any measure of “love of country”.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 6:01:03 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

The greatest country on earth, but with the worst possible phony screwing everything up to the point where it will take decades to get his errors straightened out.

Where’s our leader out of this morass?


13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:02:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama Calls It ‘a Cliche’ to Say We’re ‘the Greatest Country on Earth’”

Then why didn’t he STAY in Kenya?


14 posted on 05/15/2013 6:02:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry Soetoro is the gayest president we’ve ever had in this country.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 6:02:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, Barry...

STFU and go away.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 6:02:30 AM PDT by Catmom
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To: Sub-Driver

Can someone, perhaps a disillusioned AP Reporter, then ask our Imperial President what country he believes is the greatest on Earth?

Shouldn’t it be that if Barry can state that we are not the greatest country on Earth that he must have evaluated one or more countries as better than ours?

This really isn’t that complicated, even for a community organizer. We know what countries exist in our world today. Our metrosexual prezzy can apply whatever criteria he wishes, share it, and then tell us what he really thinks.

Otherwise, I’d kindly suggest a hot steamin’ cup of STFU about OUR COUNTRY. The United States of America is in FACT the greatest country on Earth - in spite of a socialist threat posed by Obama and Co.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 6:02:49 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Sub-Driver

A man who yesterday said “there’s no there there” complains about cliches.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 6:03:15 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver
It's cliché to say that America "is the greatest country on Earth," Pres. Obama told a DNC event in New York City on Monday.

"And more than anything, what I will be striving for over the next three and a half years . . .

. . . is to get rid of that notion altogether.

19 posted on 05/15/2013 6:08:22 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This from the man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Never went hungry or wanted for anything. His family owned a bank in Hawaii. Attended exclusive schools and attained advanced education unavailable to most Americans. Rose from obscurity to become President of the United States. Perhaps he believes he could have done better in Kenya. Ungrateful little rat bastard.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 6:10:58 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Sub-Driver

And he’s doing his best to change it.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: Sub-Driver
we are poised for a 21st century that is as much the American century as the 20th century was."
We must prevent this, for the good of a billion-plus Chinese, and the struggling class warfare proletariat everywhere!
22 posted on 05/15/2013 6:15:01 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Sub-Driver

In a very literal sense, what he says is true. But this is one of those statements that tells you more about the person saying it than the truth of the statement. You don’t need to make a point of telling certain truths and if you do, its because you have a bad motive. For instance, your spouse may be overweight or out of shape but it can be hurtful to point that out. It may be true but you don’t say it.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 6:15:06 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: PowderMonkey

The worst. Just the worst, EVER ...

He is so classless, it’s cliché.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 6:15:59 AM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yawn. As if the half-masted Down Low pervert in the White Hut would know what greatness is.

Resignation?

25 posted on 05/15/2013 6:17:21 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Sub-Driver

His favorite theoretical country is probably some socialist amalgam of Northern Europe where taxes are in the 70-90% range, government provides a cradle-to-grave series of benefits, there is only a skeleton military, and the borders are wide open to Muslims who get special exemptions and rules. Oh yeah, everyone else is homosexual, black or rabidly feminist.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:19 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: baddog 219

You are insulting whale sh!t


27 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:52 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Sub-Driver

Our county was the greatest on earth until you and your free loading pig communist Muslims moved in..We are working to get your filthy self out of our lives..Go away you pathetic Muslim communist and take your filthy friends with you..


28 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:57 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
He wants to see those private citizens who'd dare stand together with their fellow Americans "institutionalized".


29 posted on 05/15/2013 6:28:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: QualityMan

The ingrate didn’t grow up here and he was raised by anti-American liberal parents.


30 posted on 05/15/2013 6:29:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here's some more clichés:


31 posted on 05/15/2013 6:39:32 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, yeah. Thanks to him.

I’m not sure if I will be able to handle the ironic tragedy on this coming “Independence Day.” I’m afraid it will feel more like a day of mourning over our lost Republic.


32 posted on 05/15/2013 6:42:48 AM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: EricT.

nobama’s self-hatred is sooooooooooooooo intense and deep. However, he projects it onto OUR country. nobama is a loser on many levels. Just like his homo friends who will never be “normal” no matter how hard they try to force others to say so, nobama will always be a loser. nobama should be deported...as should his grifter family.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 6:48:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is what you get from a F'N half-breed, Kenyan, Muslim Marxist that never held a real job in his entire life. Hussein does not know what it is to be American and neither do most of his followers.

Only the devil can foment such hate in my heart. Dear Lord, create in me and our nation a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us. Cast us not away from Thy presence.

34 posted on 05/15/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting (actually infuriating to me) his use of the word “institutionalize”.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 6:56:22 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Sub-Driver

What a sideshow he is.


36 posted on 05/15/2013 6:56:27 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Made In The USA
It's the same no judgement everybody and everything is equally good, no absolutes philosophy the liberals are steeped in.

After all we wouldn't want to hurt Dagastan’s self esteem.

37 posted on 05/15/2013 6:58:47 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t you realize he deliberately places those phrases to get the angry irrational responses seen here on FR. Meanwhile when the whole of his speech is digested it is clear that he can say he meant no such thing. Then the Right comes across as harpies looking for any means to attack Obama, no matter how trivial. Of course he believes the phrase is a cliche but he placed it strategically amid words of praise for America and Americans so that he can say it to his faithful, but when we attack him he can just say read the whole statement. We have to get much less emotional and far more factual. Follow the evidence before elevating the rhetoric. The evidence will win out.


38 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:12 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Sub-Driver

MEMO TO MR OBAMA: Okay smart guy. Name one who is always there for everybody else, who sets a higher standard of idealism to strive for, has fed more people, has freed more people, has educated more people, has defended more people. You are looking more like a jerk when you run our country down. What pray tell have you done to make it better except bankrupt it? If you want a debate let me know.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:44 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama abandoned the defenders in Benghazi - They died; he lied.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just this once I agree with him. Through his and his patires treasonous actions on through the seditious actions of the republicants allowing the democrats unfettered progress towards a communist state. What is so great about it? That poor family from Germany about to be deported only because they fled persecution from not wanting their children indoctrinated in government propaganda education, to Ted Cruz voting to help displace American workers be voting to expand a portion of the H-1B program, to 49% of the population living on the dole. Exactly what is so great about it?


40 posted on 05/15/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: Sub-Driver
What I find even more insidious than the cliche comment is this:

if that spirit that I saw in Boston and West, Texas, if we can institutionalize that, if we can create a framework where everybody is working together and moving this country forward,

In other words, he wants to take the unique, amazing American spirit and "institutionalize" it in a framework working for the "common good" which would, of course, utterly destroy it (which is clearly his intent).
41 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by caligatrux
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To: caligatrux

Come on, cut the guy some slack. All he wants is the Workers of the World to Unite in a 5-year Plan to give America a Great Leap Forward into a New Deal that Fundamentally Transform the United States of America.


42 posted on 05/15/2013 8:08:00 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s “a cliché” to say that America “is the greatest country on Earth,”...?
Well...there you have it! Doing his best to ease us all down to turd world status. FU ODINGA!!! Not going with ya! If you don’t act like number one then someone else will...


43 posted on 05/15/2013 8:18:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Obama, which is the greatest country on Earth? And why don’t you go there?


44 posted on 05/15/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

More likely Barry will spend the next 3.5 years trying to stay out of Leavenworth prison.


45 posted on 05/15/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
This guy pisses me off daily; I just hope this is all of today’s quota!

Same here. In fact, I've honestly had to deal with clinical depression ever since this illigitimate a-hole has usurped the office.

46 posted on 05/15/2013 8:36:31 AM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, there’s NO question, that under his own “Leadership/Stewardship”, we are rapidly losing our status as
“the greatest nation on Earth”. So he’s right. His hidden message is inextricable with his Agenda: our only way to “move forward” is to ROLL OVER for his Agenda. Once we do that, we’ll be “back on the road” to being the “greatest Nation on
Earth”. Can you BELIEVE what has happened to this country with
this pathetic creature in charge of it?


47 posted on 05/15/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Sub-Driver

I reckon Obama is pretty cocky that he has succeeded in his fundamental transformation of America into another third world socialist craphole.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 9:04:36 AM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was looking for the semi-sarcastic John Semmons byline. But alas IT’S REAL!


49 posted on 05/15/2013 9:07:31 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

F U B O !


50 posted on 05/15/2013 9:38:15 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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