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Change, Weakness, Disaster, Obama: Answers from Victor Davis Hanson
Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 7 | Bernard Chapin

Posted on 12/07/2009 12:22:03 PM PST by AJKauf

“VDH” are three letters that may appear random to the general public, but for conservatives they have definite meaning. They signify the person of Dr. Victor Davis Hanson. The scholar, professor, and political pundit is especially well known to readers of Pajamas Media. His blog consistently enriches the homepage and enlightens friend and foe. Dr. Hanson’s latest book, How the Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security, illustrates the peril that America’s leftist, superficial commander-in-chief has produced. Both President Obama’s ignorance and ideology now endanger the nation’s autonomy along with the world’s peace.

BC: Dr. Hanson, first off, let me ask: do you think the president believes in the concept of American exceptionalism?

Dr. Hanson: Well, he answered that already: we Americans are exceptional only to the degree that every other country thinks it is exceptional: e.g., who can say whether Venezuelans, Iranians, or North Koreans are any different, better, or worse than Americans? Not in Obama’s multicultural, morally equivalent, and utopian world. (Privately, of course, Obama assumes that the White House, the big Air Force One jet, the Chicago mansion, and all the Obamas’ perks, past and present, accrue to those who live in an exceptional place, which operates on principles that are a little different from those found in Nigeria, Peru, or Albania.)

BC: Do you regard President Obama as an isolationist?...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: vdh; victordavishanson

1 posted on 12/07/2009 12:22:06 PM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf; Tolik; Deb
VDH ping.

BC: Dr. Hanson, first off, let me ask: do you think the president believes in the concept of American exceptionalism?

Dr. Hanson: Well, he answered that already: we Americans are exceptional only to the degree that every other country thinks it is exceptional: e.g., who can say whether Venezuelans, Iranians, or North Koreans are any different, better, or worse than Americans? Not in Obama’s multicultural, morally equivalent, and utopian world. (Privately, of course, Obama assumes that the White House, the big Air Force One jet, the Chicago mansion, and all the Obamas’ perks, past and present, accrue to those who live in an exceptional place, which operates on principles that are a little different from those found in Nigeria, Peru, or Albania.)

2 posted on 12/07/2009 12:43:23 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AJKauf
He is a multicultural internationalist who yearns for the supremacy of the United Nations or its enlightened epigones, who would go around the world fining or arresting miscreant nations that leave too great a carbon footprint, are too profit-minded, or have committed an array of politically incorrect sins.

Brilliant!

3 posted on 12/07/2009 12:48:26 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I didn’t read the whole thing. Does he mention me? Anything?


4 posted on 12/07/2009 12:48:53 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AJKauf

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5 posted on 12/07/2009 12:58:39 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: AJKauf; neverdem; Lando Lincoln; SJackson; dennisw; kellynla; monkeyshine; Alouette; nopardons; ...

 

  Ping !

Let me know if you want in or out.

Links:   

FR Index of his articles:  http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/victordavishanson/index
NRO archive: http://author.nationalreview.com/?q=MjI1MQ==
Pajamasmedia:  http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/
His website: http://victorhanson.com/

6 posted on 12/11/2009 10:33:10 AM PST by Tolik
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To: AJKauf

America is exceptional to Obama: exceptionally evil.


7 posted on 12/11/2009 11:42:12 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: AJKauf
The world is still in its hope-and-change stupor, but slowly through the fog our allies (Britain, Colombia, Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, etc.) are seeing that they are now mere neutrals, while our enemies sense they are suddenly worthy of deference and attention. Why then be an ally when being an enemy is so much more fun?

The idea of rewarding our allies and deterring our enemies is totally lost on Barry.

8 posted on 12/11/2009 11:49:19 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: LucyT; potlatch; NYchick

admiration ping


9 posted on 12/11/2009 9:58:55 PM PST by bitt (You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak (Abraham Lincoln))
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