Skip to comments.Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years
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 Wont 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 its 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?
No, it will be a footnote in history in less then 20 years at the rate we are going.
With any luck you’ll be speaking Chinese and bowing to your new masters if America fails to maintain her place in the world.
I hope Sullivan and Obama don’t get their wish.
This is not just the MSM’s wishes. This is the regimes plan
You guys go live in Cubra...we will take it from here.
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.
We will be like Europe. Living beyond our means and telling everybody about when we were relevant, and solvent.
AIDs does terrible things to gay brains.
With any luck, that “rooster” sucker Sullivan gets his ass kicked for what he said about Palin’s kids.
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.
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.
To be fair, it could be syphilis.
Luck won’t have anything to do with it.
Loathing of one’s country appears to be endemic among western ‘intellectuals’.
Makes one wonder how the West has survived so long.
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.
Okay, guess I can’t say what I think. Bummer.