Skip to comments.Obama Goes To France To Call America 'Arrogant'
Posted on 04/07/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by Michael Eden
The great, and thankfully not late Hal Lindsey once said around the start of the Iraq War, "We live in fascinating times. The world's greatest golfer is a black man; the world's greatest rapper is a white man; the Germans have finally found a war they don't want to fight; and France is actually calling someone else 'arrogant.'"
Ah, the French: the world's greatest connoisseurs of snobbery.
Hal Lindsey pointed out the gigantic joke that is France labeling ANYBODY as "arrogant."
But, sadly, that joke is completely lost on Barack Obama. The joke is on him - and on the nation that elected him.
He is so eager, so determined to apologize for everything America and American, that he even determined to apologize to France for American arrogance to an audience in Strasbourg, France:
At a town hall meeting before a mix of French and German citizens, President Obama said he came to Europe to "renew partnerships" and repair relations between the United States and its allies that had been damaged because of the Iraq War.The president shows a renewed willingness to cooperate with European nations.Well, it helped me find out that my gag reflex is still working. I suppose that has to count for something.
"We must be honest with ourselves," the president said. "In recent years, we've allowed our alliance to drift."
Obama said the United States was partly to blame because "there have been times where America's shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive" toward Europe. But he said Europe had to accept responsibility and make changes too.
France is probably the worst abuser of imperialist colonial power in human history, as well as being host to the most snidely arrogant people the world has ever seen. One story of French "cut-your-nose-to-spite-your-face" arrogance and jealousy ought to suffice to show the gargantuan moral insanity of Obama's "apology":
In 1966, France (under Charles de Gaulle), declared that it was pulling out of NATO. French motives were simple: they did not want to be seen as the 2nd rate power they had become in the shadow of America. De Gaulle announced that all American troops on French soil must leave so as to eliminate any trace of US military presence.This isn't about Democrats versus Republicans; Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, understood something of the history and honor of the United States, and its unique place in the world; Barack Obama does not.
President Lyndon Johnson, who would soon be savaged by the [liberal] American media and anti-war movement ("Hey, Hey, LBJ, How many kids did you kill today?") had his moments of honor. He also had a better grasp of history than most politicians and protesters. Remember that this was the same France and Charles de Gaulle that had been liberated largely by American troops in two costly World Wars. Many thousands of US KIA's were buried throughout France.
When Johnson's secretary of state, Dean Rusk, briefed LBJ on De Gaulle's declaration and the resulting US plan to move NATO HQ from Paris, to Brussels, Belgium, along with the withdrawal of all US troops from France, the US commander in chief had only one comment: "Ask him about the cemeteries." Rusk tried to talk LBJ out of this controversial response, but the president was insistent: "Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!"
LBJ stood by this presidential command. Rusk later brought it directly to De Gaulle, following his brief as to how the US would honor the French demand. Did the French in fact insist upon the removal of ALL American troops from French soil - to include the thousands buried across the country who had given their lives so France could again live in freedom? In Rusk's autobiography, he records that De Gaulle, embarrassed, did not reply.
Mark Steyn quipped that Obama has apologized more for America during his first week abroad as president than the the first 43 presidents did over 250 years combined.
During the Dennis Miller radio program, a plumber called in, and said the first thing he notices when he drives up to homes is the bumper stickers on the cars. He said he often talks politics with his customers while he's working, and he's been noticing that the glaze is off of Obama even among the people with "Obama-Biden" bumper stickers. He compared the response of liberals to a kid who opens a present, and a couple hours later part of it is broken, and it just didn't turn out to be very much of a toy. Then Dennis Miller chimed in and said, "That's because when you open the box there's an Obama doll. And when you pull the string it tells you what a crappy owner you are."
The bottom line is that Barack Hussein Obama simply does not love this country. That's why it is as easy for him to apologize to the world on behalf of America as it recently was for me to apologize to Britain on behalf of our disgrace of a president.
and he bows to the Saudi kinf
Let the loathing begin for the Bambi voters.
And then bows to Arabs.
That scum sucking toad had better not be apologizing on my behalf.
Apparently the U.S. is supposed to be the world’s “black slave” now... :-)
He’s president of a country which he doesn’t like...during a time of great crisis.
This is a nightmare if there ever was one.
Will Obama will be back for $100/lb. Wagu beef appetizers at the weekly WH party night?
It’s eye opening to read the comments after some of the articles posted on Drudge. I’d say about 98% are negative toward BO and his wife.
Yes. Obama apologizing for the “arrogance” of America on French soil was disgusting to say the least. If someone would start an online petition censureing Obama for that action and apologizing to Britain for our disgrace of a President, I’m sure there would be millions who would sign it. I would. Let Obama apologize for his own arrogance.
He didn’t just ‘bow to Arabs’, he bowed to the prince in Islam of the Wahhabi activists militant madrassas funding!
If America is arrogant, and America voted for Obama as its leader, that would make Obama ___________.
I like this article!
Nah, he's not doing anything like that. And the people just love him. Of course we may not be able to afford putting food on the table or caring for those we love, but our beloved leader will be serving $100 dollar a pound beef to his friends in the W.H.
How dare we complain that Obama says we're at fault for everything, to his friends in Europe and the Middle East?
I was actually planning to incorporate the “bow” in this article. But I came across the fact that Bush bowed to the Saudi king, too.
We would be right to yell, “Well, Damn them BOTH then!!!”
But there IS one thing to point out: Obama doesn’t just “bow down” DEEPLY to the Saudi king - he actually bends his knees doing so!!!
And that qualifies as not only a bow, but a CURTSY to boot!!!
I suppose if I were president of the US, I would say to the Saudi king: “Tell you what, we’ve been bowing down to you for a while; how about if you bow to us for a change?”
Here’s the link to a photo of Obama’s BOW + CURTSY
Who is that?
The Saudi king was about to put a medal hanging from a ribbon around Bush’s neck. Bush ducked his head so the king could put the ribbon around his neck. You are calling that a bow? Cheap shot!
I am outraged that this pathetic Kenyan POC is going around the world having his "Dixie Twits" moment. Myself, my brother, my sister, my father, my grandfathers going back generations have all proudly served this nation. We all believed that we were serving honorably, defending liberty and freedom, and freeing tens of millions of innocent people from tyranny, slavery, fear, oppression, nazism, communism and fascism.
How dare this America-hating twit impugn the honor not only of MY family, but millions of American families who sacrificed in one way or the other?? It is for THIS reason alone that I will NEVER support any male candidate for political office who has never served in the military. Obama's "apology" is embarrassing and cheapens the sacrifices of millions of American military, current and veterans.
I can promise you that zero will be hearing from me!!
the world’s greatest rapper is a white man
Who is that?
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Hal Lindsey said this in late 2002-03, when the best selling rapper was Eminem.
Here are a couple of things I wouldn’t mind Obama apologizing for:
1) The fact that he probably isn’t even an American-born citizen
2) The fact that he campaigned against the surge that allowed us to win in Iraq
3) The fact that he is ONLY making his first visit to Iraq now.
4) The fact that he said that American soldiers in Afghanistan were only “air raiding villages and killing innocent civilians.”
5) The fact that he is destroying our economy for generations to come so we’ll be stagnate just like his socialist friends in Europe.
And, of course, that list could go on and on. THAT’S what I want Obama to apologize for.
But apologize for American arrogance? In FRANCE?!?!?!?
There’s no question that Obama’s poll numbers are going down, and his “unfavorable” numbers are going up.
I think Obama was elected because too many Americans felt they had to elect a black man to not be “racist.”
And I think a LOT of people feel they can’t criticize Obama lest they be “racist.”
Take actress Angie Harmon: criticize the president’s policies, will you, you racist bitch?
The lovely Harmon earned a WHOLE bunch of points in my book for her stand and her defense of her stand. But people are afraid of the racial Taliban coming to label them racist the way they labeled Harmon.
I must confess I can't stand them. I've stopped talking to three "friends" I've had for years. I looked past their idiocy for years, just can't take their ignorance any longer because they are dangerous and a threat to everything I hold dear. I can't take their hatred towards decency any longer. They can only parrot insults and are incapable of discussing ideas logically. I've lost hope for them.
Hear here! I’ve the same testimony. And additionally, the irrational insults tossed out at Sarah Palin when I bring up her refreshing appearance on the national scene ... I mean, it’s like evil is sauntering about amongst us putting hate in these people, to spew at anything decent and noble!
Bu bu but Obama was supposed to put partisan politics behind us. Bu bu but Obama was supposed to heal all past divisions and bring happiness and joy to America and then make the whole wide world love us.
The MSM said so!
Interesting story on Fox News:
“The gap between Democrats and Republicans who say President Obama is succeeding is wider than it has been for any modern president in the first few months on the job.
A Pew Research poll indicates 88 percent of Democrats approve of the president’s job performance, while just 27 percent of Republicans say the same thing. That’s a 61-point difference.
The gap for President George W. Bush at a similar juncture was 51 points. It was 45 for Bill Clinton 38 for the first President Bush and 46 for Ronald Reagan.”
I’ve pretty much become the same way. I used to tolerate liberals and look past their dim-witted views. Now I just reveal my naked contempt for everything they stand for and burn my bridges accordingly.
They have been given every opportunity to succeed in this country. They then go ahead and spit on the country that gives them liberty and freedom.
I remember watching my boss rant in a tirade about this country a few years ago at a meeting. Although she had gone to the best schools, and had been given wonderful opportunities that would not even be considered in most third world countries, she railed against the United States.
Makes you want to ship them off to Iran for a few months and see how they like it.
I'd be very curious how the staff at the WH are treated by the Zero coupe as oppose to the way George and Laura treated them.
I am guessing there is a stunning difference in attitude.
Excellent article and damn shame it had to be written.
Thank you, and too-true.
I knew I would be writing articles like this if Obama got elected president the moment the Jeremiah Wright sermons got out.
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