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Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years
NewsBusters.org. ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT by Kaslin

Talk about your America-hating media members.

On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The lone superpower. Are we going to be that 20 years from now?

ANDREW SULLIVAN: With any luck we won't be.

Those not watching the video are advised that for his final show, Matthews had on seventeen of his regular guests, many of which were shown laughing when Sullivan said this.

Tells you a lot about what so-called liberal media members think of their own nation, doesn't it?

SULLIVAN: We will understand what the founders understood. When you leave America and you go back and you look at it from like over here, and you see this giant continent with two vast oceans in between it, and it feels it's paranoid and terrified of the rest of the world, and wants to have this enormous military industrial complex to control it, you just scratch your head after a while and realize that Eisenhower was on to something. So was Washington, so was Jefferson. I think the transition to a post-imperial America is coming. I think it’s overdue and I welcome it.

I bet he and many in the studio do.

Says a lot about the state of journalism today, doesn't it?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: andrewsullivan; antiamericanism; antiwar; foreignpolicy; homo; lewrockwell; mediabias; military; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; patbuchanan; pitchforkpat; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

GAY.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kaslin
With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

No, it will be a footnote in history in less then 20 years at the rate we are going.

3 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Kaslin

With any luck you’ll be speaking Chinese and bowing to your new masters if America fails to maintain her place in the world.


4 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:43 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Kaslin

I hope Sullivan and Obama don’t get their wish.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 6:36:33 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Kaslin

This is not just the MSM’s wishes. This is the regimes plan


6 posted on 07/21/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

You guys go live in Cubra...we will take it from here.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: Kaslin
When the AIDS virus starts damaging the brain you wind up on MSLSD.
8 posted on 07/21/2013 6:37:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Kaslin

Some such people are America hating, but for others being a super power particularly the lone super power is just too much responsibility. Confident people on the other hand do not have a problem with a world where the US leads.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 6:37:38 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Kaslin

We will be like Europe. Living beyond our means and telling everybody about when we were relevant, and solvent.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 6:37:38 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Kaslin

AIDs does terrible things to gay brains.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 6:41:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

With any luck, that “rooster” sucker Sullivan gets his ass kicked for what he said about Palin’s kids.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 6:42:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Kaslin
I wonder what toilets he'll be cleaning when the new masters take over. /sarc<

Too many patriots to let that happen. If it does go down I bet that the media will be the first to go. They're no better than North Korea's news bureau.

13 posted on 07/21/2013 6:42:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kaslin

14 posted on 07/21/2013 6:45:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

Here is what they have at wikipedia :

“Sullivan supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States, and was initially hawkish in the war on terror, arguing that weakness would embolden terrorists. Immediately following the September 11 attacks in 2001, he wrote a controversial essay for The Sunday Times, in which he stated, “The middle part of the country – the great red zone that voted for Bush – is clearly ready for war. The decadent Left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead – and may well mount what amounts to a fifth column.” In an 14 October 2001 post, Sullivan announced that recent anthrax attacks had sealed his support for war on Iraq, including the possible use of nuclear weaponry by the United States.”

what? He doesn’t want us to be a superpower but was OK with going into Iraq and using nukes. This guy is all over the place.


15 posted on 07/21/2013 6:46:45 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Gay State Conservative

To be fair, it could be syphilis.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 6:46:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kaslin

Luck won’t have anything to do with it.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 6:47:42 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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To: JLS

Loathing of one’s country appears to be endemic among western ‘intellectuals’.

Makes one wonder how the West has survived so long.


18 posted on 07/21/2013 6:52:39 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

With the way this country tries to force other countries to accept homosexuality and our deviant culture, maybe it’s best we aren’t a superpower, but I’m sure that’s not how Andrew was thinking.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 6:54:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Okay, guess I can’t say what I think. Bummer.


20 posted on 07/21/2013 6:55:42 PM PDT by madison10
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To: dfwgator

This pervert can’t think past the next penis penetrating his pink posterior.


21 posted on 07/21/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kaslin
Well, there is no doubt that the queers among us (God bless 'em) will not be among our heroes.

They are the weakest link

May God bless them for their great taste in interior decoration...and their wonderful appreciation of art.

But when it comes to defending our borders and our freedoms...go away you little butt boys and let the real men save our freedom...

Let us real men die a dignified death.

If the future is yours...then may God bless you.

But let the rest of us die a dignified death and be done with you

22 posted on 07/21/2013 6:57:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Kaslin

With any luck, Andrew Sullivan will succumb from AIDS within 20 years. He’s a long time HIV carrier.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 7:02:33 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Kaslin; SunkenCiv

Somebody tell me this isn’t a hoax. The “final” Chris Matthews show? I thought by liberal definition, any program on PMSNBC was too big to fail. The show has been on the air for a decade and a half, and though its ratings were always in the tank, liberals acted like it was another Sixty Minutes. No wonder John Hawkins of RightWingnews.com thought that Prissy Chrissy had incriminating photos of his boss in a Tijuana brothel, and used them to keep from getting canceled.


24 posted on 07/21/2013 7:05:06 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
With any luck you’ll be speaking Chinese and bowing to your new masters if America fails to maintain her place in the world.

We won't be reading no cursive....

25 posted on 07/21/2013 7:06:08 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Kaslin

Well, it is the isolationist’s dream


26 posted on 07/21/2013 7:10:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: plain talk
what? He doesn’t want us to be a superpower but was OK with going into Iraq and using nukes. This guy is all over the place.

If his point is that we should cease being the world's policeman yet be strong enough to take on all comers, there is a certain logic in that. The trouble is Fortress America was a mid 20th century construct and there is also a certain logic in forward defense.

27 posted on 07/21/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded

Just look at the “benefits” us being a Superpower have reaped in the Middle East....one Islamic regime after another.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Andrew is looking forward to life in the gulag. He will be very popular there.


29 posted on 07/21/2013 7:17:29 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: SkyDancer

The “patriots” are befuddled by televised sports.

Thinking people are repelled by Andrew Sullivan.

The country falls, either way.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Kaslin

What a queer thing to say.


31 posted on 07/21/2013 7:27:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Kaslin

Andrew Sullivan - Refers to a medical condition where a section of the wall of the rectum prolapses (falls down) from the normal anatomical position....


32 posted on 07/21/2013 7:28:10 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Nope. There’s a brick wall to his right still standing. Give him a min or two to remedy that. Then his work will be done.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 7:29:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kaslin
I remember when Andrew Sullivan was one of the most eloquent spokesmen for the invasion of Iraq.

Something happened to him. There are plenty of jokes on FR about Sullivan's AIDS affecting his brain, but maybe they aren't just jokes. The link below goes to the Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet from the National Institutes of Health:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/aids/detail_aids.htm

Here's a sample:

The virus does not appear to directly invade nerve cells but it jeopardizes their health and function. The resulting inflammation may damage the brain and spinal cord and cause symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness, behavioral changes, headaches, progressive weakness, and loss of sensation in the arms and legs. Cognitive motor impairment or damage to the peripheral nerves is also common. Research has shown that the HIV infection can significantly alter the size of certain brain structures involved in learning and information processing.

Other nervous system complications that occur as a result of the disease or the drugs used to treat it include pain, seizures, shingles, spinal cord problems, lack of coordination, difficult or painful swallowing, anxiety disorder, depression, fever, vision loss, gait disorders, destruction of brain tissue, and coma. These symptoms may be mild in the early stages of AIDS but can become progressively severe.

In the United States, neurological complications are seen in more than 50 percent of adults with AIDS. Nervous system complications in children may include developmental delays, loss of previously achieved milestones, brain lesions, nerve pain, smaller than normal skull size, slow growth, eye problems, and recurring bacterial infections.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Kaslin

Well, Andrew, don’t forget to call the U.S. Marines to rescue you when your new Islamofacists friends decide that, as a gay person, you need to dance the Tyburn Jig.


35 posted on 07/21/2013 7:32:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

homo, fruit


36 posted on 07/21/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Gay State Conservative

What did poor innocent LSD ever do to deserve the comparison? On LSD you knew it was a trip. These people think it’s reality.


37 posted on 07/21/2013 7:38:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Kaslin

And you will have been killed in a stadium.

Really stuck on stupid.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 7:42:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin; Darren McCarty
Don't forget the New Rule Regarding Andrew Sullivan.

We post a Sarah pic to up his PDS blood pressure.


39 posted on 07/21/2013 7:49:17 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

And we'll be under sharia rule, and homosexuals will be stoned to death...

This is really what you want Andrew?

Mark

40 posted on 07/21/2013 7:57:39 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kaslin

Ok, Andrew, so when the Muslims in Europe come after you, don’t expect us to let you in. Fair enough?


41 posted on 07/21/2013 7:58:32 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Kaslin

“Those not watching the video are advised that for his final show, Matthews had on seventeen of his regular guests, many of which were shown laughing when Sullivan said this.”

Coincidentally, ratings for the final episode were at an all-time high, claiming a whopping seventeen viewers.


42 posted on 07/21/2013 8:01:10 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: Kaslin

Andy doesn’t have much faith in 0bama’s plan then;.... 0bama intends for the US to be a third world nation disrupted by internecine tribal warfare by 2015.5


43 posted on 07/21/2013 8:09:13 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Paleo Conservative

Who cares what that faggie thinks?


44 posted on 07/21/2013 8:13:02 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Kaslin

Well, wait, there was something good to come out of this:

On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show....

***
So, this is Spittle Boy’s last show? Good! But what cabinet position is he going to?


45 posted on 07/21/2013 8:22:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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But, won’t the Sharia law folks who take over kill guys like Sullivan?

Yes. So he won’t be so lucky then.


46 posted on 07/21/2013 8:25:42 PM PDT by garjog (This message monitored by the IRS and the NSA to improve customer service. Thank you.)
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To: Kaslin

With any kind of luck, the world will be rid of Andrew Sullivan before that happens.


47 posted on 07/21/2013 9:04:37 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Darren McCarty

Let me know when and where, I’d like to partake in that!
This freak is one of the lowest of the low.


48 posted on 07/21/2013 9:20:51 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Bigg Red

I think he’s going to spot Reggie every third weekend.


49 posted on 07/21/2013 9:24:08 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Kaslin

We’re fast falling from anything but being the butt of jokes.


50 posted on 07/21/2013 9:26:49 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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