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Obama Bad-mouths America Abroad —Again
IBD ^ | November 18, 2011 | IBD

Posted on 11/20/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by opentalk

Leadership: The president is at it again, bad-mouthing the U.S. abroad. Last week he told Australians that our kids are "behind" in education and that the solution is —what else? —more government spending. Let's unpack that.

To start, normal presidents don't go around to other countries telling the locals that their country's schoolchildren are underachievers. Not Obama. "A lot of poor children don't get the support they need when they're very young," Obama told a roomful of inquiring students down under. "So by the time they get to grammar school, they're behind."

From that, Australians can only take home the message that American students are slow-witted and that admiration for U.S. education is misplaced.

It's part of a pattern he has, of going abroad, calling American CEOs "lazy," bowing to despots, and delivering one "blame America first" apology after another.

But more to the point, Obama's bad-mouthing of U.S. kids smacks of domestic politics by repeating the tiresome complaint that U.S. taxpayers aren't shelling out enough for an education system that is already loaded.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Editorial; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: imamof57states; kingofthedeficit; mrnobirthcertificate; mrundocumented; obama; obamahatesamerica; obamavsamerica; obamavsamericans

1 posted on 11/20/2011 9:02:07 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

This guy is a real ass. Not the dem kind either.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 9:04:17 PM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

There is an election coming soon to a polling place near you
do whatever it takes to get rid of this destructive nincompoop, vote Republican no mather who get the nomination, even if you have to hold your nose


3 posted on 11/20/2011 9:10:12 PM PST by munin (Live free or die)
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To: jimpick
Agree, from the article

...normal presidents don't go around to other countries telling the locals that their country's schoolchildren are underachievers.

4 posted on 11/20/2011 9:10:58 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Well he said Americans were lazy, I’m just too lazy to read what crap he said now...


5 posted on 11/20/2011 9:15:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: opentalk

FUBO!

Best way to help U.S. public education? Close the entire U.S. Department of Education (re-education) including their SWAT teams.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 9:34:22 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: opentalk

What a tool.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 9:40:21 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: opentalk

And the MSM covers up, and will until the election.
The GOP candidates oughta feed on that and spread the word,
repeat it endlessly.

This is unprecedented. Has any leader of any country ever done that?


8 posted on 11/20/2011 9:40:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: munin
"...even if you have to hold your nose."

Yeah...cyanide tastes better than arsenic, too...right?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

9 posted on 11/20/2011 9:48:03 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: opentalk

Over 90% of all great ideas and inventions come from America... and not one idea from the world of Islam and other countries.... what is his point? He hasn’t destroyed that yet?


10 posted on 11/20/2011 9:53:06 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: opentalk
"children don't get the support they need when they're very young,"

Obama to World: America is a disgusting place that doesn't care about its children and lets them flounder at school, unlike the enlightened people in better countries.

Americans are a bunch of lazy softies who go around toting guns and cling to idiotic religious beliefs. Half of them are racists who resent me just because of my skin color. These losers really make me sick.

America is a terrible place. You are lucky you don't live there. Americans pollute the planet with tons of carbon waste daily because of an unsustainable lifestyle that consumes more than their fair share of the world's resources.

I am so ashamed to be an American. That is why whenever I am abroad I bow to foreign kings and try to set the record straight about what a crappy country I am from.

Thank you.


11 posted on 11/20/2011 10:04:07 PM PST by garjog
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To: garjog

This swine is as deep as a drunkard on the next barstool who won’t shut up!


12 posted on 11/20/2011 10:05:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wku man
Would you rather have Obama pick the next two SCOTUS Justices or have a REPUBLICAN President pick them?

Support your Candidate in the Primaries and then support the Republican Nominee in the General Election.

Not a popular opinion around here, but I prefer any Republican over the Commie Bastard we have now.

If you or any other people here think there is no difference between Obama and ANY of the Candidates we have now, there is no hope.

Holding your nose is better than giving Obama a nothing to lose second term. If you think he is bad now, imagine him going for broke for the next four years.

The Country would never recover.

13 posted on 11/20/2011 10:17:06 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: opentalk
Delusional, thy name is Obama.
14 posted on 11/20/2011 10:18:48 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: opentalk

How could this Obama freak trash this country overseas worse than “Our children suck.”?


15 posted on 11/20/2011 10:20:14 PM PST by Yaelle (Still helping the Cain train wheels go round.)
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To: garjog
"A lot of poor children don't get the support they need when they're very young," Obama told a roomful of inquiring students down under. "So by the time they get to grammar school, they're behind."

I think he's right on this, at least from his experiences in Chicago and DC. Dad's not home and mom's figuring out the best way to exchange food stamps for brandy. They certainly don't care if the kid does anything other than watch TV and be quiet.

16 posted on 11/20/2011 10:28:29 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

“I think he’s right on this”

He may be right that there are poor kids who are hurting, but to focus on our faults while in another country as our President is dishonorable.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 10:36:22 PM PST by garjog
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To: opentalk
Chris Matthews doesn't agree: "Obama is wonderfully skilled at evoking what America's all about. I think he's great at it. He thrills me when he does it. In fact, that's one of the reasons I was inspired by him. He talked about our country. He evokes our country from his background." (http://video.msnbc.msn.com)

Yeah, Chrissy. He sure "evokes our country from his background" -- his background as a far left American-hating commie. And this editorial just drills that home.

18 posted on 11/20/2011 10:40:34 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: opentalk

“To start, normal presidents don’t go around to other countries telling the locals that their country’s schoolchildren are underachievers”

It’s not Obama’s fault that he didn’t grow up to be a normal president. He probably wasn’t reared properly.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 11:09:44 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: opentalk

We need to get rid of the Education Department. Then our students would thrive.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 11:11:44 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: jimpick

obama really shouldn’t go around criticizing American citizens, after all look who they voted for...


21 posted on 11/20/2011 11:15:11 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: jimpick

obama really shouldn’t go around criticizing American citizens, after all look who they voted for...


22 posted on 11/20/2011 11:15:13 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: haroldeveryman
It’s not Obama’s fault that he didn’t grow up to be a normal president. He probably wasn’t reared properly.....Oh, I think he was reared properly by the King of Saudi Arabia (paid for his education, one of his fathers (avowed communist) and his mother (communist, but who knows what else and his acquaintenants (Bill Ayres, Chicago politicians, etc.)
23 posted on 11/21/2011 1:57:43 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: opentalk

Government TEACHERS and BAD PARENTS have made kids Stupid because THOSE kids VOTED for this moron!!! He should be PRAISING THEM for being Stupid......he wouldn’t have a job without them!!


24 posted on 11/21/2011 3:05:44 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks opentalk. Give him a break, it's not as if the US is his native land.
25 posted on 11/21/2011 4:06:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: opentalk

” “behind” in education “
This because of one thing. The perverted leftist aka progressives spend more time and tax dollars. Teaching tolerance!


26 posted on 11/21/2011 5:17:07 AM PST by DMG2FUN
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To: Kickass Conservative
Conservative president = we may stand a chance
RINO president = slow, painful poisoning
The Obammunist = bullet to the head

I'm not into prolonging agony.

This election is the Pubbies' to lose. They can win it by nominating a conservative (drafting Sarah Palin?), or lose it by nominating a Pubbie like Mutt Romney. If the Pubbies can't hit a 5-yard shot from a benchrest, a slam dunk, or a two-inch putt like this, then they're hopeless. It's time to get ready to shuffle the deck.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

27 posted on 11/21/2011 5:35:57 AM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: jimpick
Obama's bad-mouthing of U.S. kids smacks of domestic politics by repeating the tiresome complaint that U.S. taxpayers aren't shelling out enough for an education system that is already loaded.

In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and “Race to the Top”, which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called “No Child Left Behind,” which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called “Goals 2000,” which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000,” which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called “A Nation at Risk, which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter fixed the nation’s public school system by first establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.

28 posted on 11/21/2011 6:42:41 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: wku man
I am all for a Conservative Candidate being our Nominee. If I didn't believe that I wouldn't be here.

Since we go through a Primary process, that may or may not happen. I was addressing what happens after the Primaries.

A RINO President is not what I want, but abandoning the Republican Nominee to make an example of the Party will insure that the SCOTUS will go against everything we believe as Conservatives for at least a Generation.

There will be no tipping point if Obama is reelected, the Republic will be an empty shell and will not recover in our lifetimes.

If people don't see that there is nothing else to say.

29 posted on 11/21/2011 10:35:31 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: wku man
McCain is a progressive, we see his colors more everyday. In the last election (2010) he ran commercials showing he cared about the border. He has not taken a stand against fast and furious, seems more concerned about Libya and its people, than his own state.

Today Rush reminded listeners, McCain called people Hobbits that did not go along with the Debt commission.

NO RINOs!, globalists or fake Conservatives.

30 posted on 11/21/2011 1:45:46 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Wasn’t there a recent study that suggested our kids were only “behind” if we included illegals, foreign born and inner-city students??


31 posted on 11/21/2011 2:11:19 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kickass Conservative
I've said since before last November's election that this will be the Pubbies' race to lose. If after four years of the Obammunist, and two years of Peloser-Reid congressional tyranny before that, and eight years of liberal RINOism starting in 2001, the Pubbies can't nominate a conservative, then they deserve to lose. If after the debacle of the 2008 election, the Pubbies don't see the stupidity of nominating yet another liberal RINO, then they deserve to lose.

I quit holding my nose after 1996, and won't start back now. If the Pubbies nominate a liberal RINO and get their a**es handed to them again, they will have no one but themselves to blame. They were warned.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

32 posted on 11/21/2011 7:27:35 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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