Skip to comments.Putin: Obama's Conviction that U.S. Nation is Exceptional is Dangerous, God Created Us Equal
Posted on 09/12/2013 6:02:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow/Washington, September 12, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin considers dangerous U.S. President Barack Obama's conviction that the U.S. nation is exceptional in some way.
"I carefully studied [Obama's] address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States' policy is 'what makes America different. It's what makes us exceptional'. It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation," Putin said in an article published in the Wednesday issue of The New York Times.
"There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal," Putin said.
At the same time, Putin acknowledged that his "working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust," which the Russian leader says he appreciates.
I hope that 0bama becomes an exception.
Putin is doing what too many have been afraid to do. Take this fool on with full force. We have an embarrassment in the White House, but our media and uniformed voters are doing their best to ignore it. We essentially have the emperor with no clothes for the next 3.5 years.
Putin is treating Obama like a pet.
Extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional????
He's referring to OBAMA the Great and Obama worshipers
I believe we ARE an exceptional nation, but that does NOT give us the right or responsibility to attack other nations as we are seeking to do now.
Odumbo thinks amerika is exceptional, just like everyone else...I did not hear him say he thinks we are an exceptional nation — If he said it, he didn’t believe it and was only giving lip service to the concerned that paused long enough to listen to his drivel.
I think this is a sly Putin dig at Obama who spent his first term traveling the world apologizing for America and assuring everyone that under HIS leadership we would be humble respectful and on the same level as everyone else
Like Kim Jong Un and Ahmadinejad - and Bashir al Assad - for example
i think you are right
Obama can say the words, but when he does you can tell he is only reading a script
He does not believe it
Vlad, the US citizens are exceptional. Obama is NOT.
You knew that, but did not say it correctly.
However, what is also worthy of note is that American exceptionalism is not a birth right. It is as a result of continued adherence to the belief that freedom and liberty, individual and human rights, the pursuit of happiness, individualism, republicanism (no, not the party, but rather the tenets upheld in the Constitution), capitalism, etc, are firm foundations that have to be upheld in the nation. It is more of an inheritance rather than a birthright, and successive generations of Americans have to work at it in order to maintain (and enhance) American exceptionalism.
Move away from those tenets and it can be lost. Additionally, it is possible for other nations to achieve something similar (not necessarily the same, but of similar kind) if they espouse those tenets.
Thus, Putin is wrong. However, that doesn't mean he will ALWAYS be wrong. That decision is upon the American people and the leaders they elect and select to chart their way forward.
That was my thought. The Hawaiian is trying to redefine why we say we are an exceptional nation.
We certainly aren't anymore.
I believe we were exceptional, but any nation that could vote in a clueless, unaccomplished, ignorant POS like Obama, is not exceptional by any stretch of the imagination. And it happened TWICE....!
Putin won a big victory over Odumbo, and he is now pressing his advantage hard.
Just who voted for Obama.....TWICE!
Putin to Obama. I know exceptional. And sir, you are not exceptional.
The NON Contributors.
These voters were bought with I-Phones and Free Stuff. And ComDem Lies.
I think since the last election and the reality of Long Term minority unemployment under the “Won” there is some buyer’s (taker’s) remorse.
That with the voter fraud factor, it is easier to accept.
Now the question is what do we do about it.
Total Exposure of Benghazi will totally destroy Obozo.
Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,
AS a fellow Cold War survivor, there is something, eh, amiss, in your statement, ‘that God made us all equal’, I think.
Were you not the man in command of the KGB, the, eh, other great secret service in the world, for so many years, yes?
Would I be wrong to ask you to remember, that in being this, eh, equal, that all your border enforcement placements, were designed, for the personnel to be firing their weapons, towards the inside of the borders, and the people of the CCCP?
What is the US today in the eyes of the world? Lady Gaga, and The Kartrashians.
I have to admit that is correct.
BUT, that is partially due to the warped reality created by the MSM. Look at the programming.
If you were from outside the US and only looked at our TV, you would assume the entire US is made of idiots like Hollywood gathers.
It is not.
Putin made some valid points, but was also a bit off-kilter in some of his understanding of America. All in all, I’m just pleased he slapped the snot out of Obama. I hope he keeps it up. Again and again. Slap the Kenyan POS silly. I’ll give Putin a big thumbs-up. Especially compared to the cowering and capitulating GOP, which has been entirely absent as an “opposition” party.
As for American exceptionalism... an America that now supports al-Qaeda terrorists? an America that is embracing the deviancy of homo marriage? an America that puts forth a culture symbolized by Miley Cyrus slut-dancing? an America whose populace is over fifty-percent dependent on government? an America that elects a piece of Marxist filth like Obama? No, America is hardly exceptional anymore. It’s a disgusting, vomitous shadow of its former greatness.
Have to disagree with Mr Putin there. I don’t think hussein believes America is exceptional. Maybe exceptionally bad/wrong in his eyes, he certainly has been trying to change it. While I agree we are all created equal (though with different innate talents) I believe America is exceptional in our freedoms and liberty. Though we are currently far less-so than we were a few years ago due in large part to rampant liberal fascism.
Putin leads off his editorial by stating that the United Nations is in danger of extinction if the United States does not consult with and abide by it’s decisions on Syria.
Finally someone has provided a reason to bomb Damascus.
OK, we are average. So what does that make Russia?
At least Russia is headed in the right direction.
It will take at least several generations to undo all the damage the Bolsheviks did in the 70 years they were in power.
The kenyan Fuehrer IS exceptional, no doubt about it.
He is an exceptional ass.
He is an exceptional POS.
He is an exceptional enemy to the Constitution.
He is an exceptional liar.
...fill in the rest, the list is long.
He certainly bitch slapped Obama. That’s for sure.
Kind of ironic that it took another foreign leader to do this for us.
That is exactly what this quote really says:
Putin acknowledged that his "working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust," which the Russian leader says he appreciates
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
More from the NeoSoviet dictator.
If nobama, the Clown Prince President, has his way, the “transformation” of America will end its exceptionalism.
Let me play devil’s advocate. If we are exceptional than how come we, as a nation( or majority of us), vote for imbeciles?
We are quickly descending into unexceptionalism.
When people quote that they always leave off the end which continues “in the sight of G-d” ... nobody born with a handicap of some sort is equal to someone who hasn’t nor are they richer or poorer than someone else nor having been born in a great country like the USA.
We once were exceptional—that time has passed-entitlements, feel good education, PC, and Afirmative Action has diminished this down and been replaced by childish arrogance. We may well achive our excellence again in the future—but it has been lost for some time—I think the decline came with the fall of Saigon, and the resignation of Nixon, but it might have been with the retreat from Berut with Reagan. Each year it has become worse with the USA becoming less and less free.
The not so slouchy bored schoolboy is schooling the man-child.
Obama is America’s pet rock.
American’s bought a pet rock because it seemed so cool at the time.
Putin is letting everyone know only an idiot would buy a pet rock.
How did the US become a great nation? Is it only past tense?
Guess we will see.
Remember, in the beginning it was a minority that fought for our freedom from England. They paid a dear price for it too.
It was a small number of people in Texas who fought Santa Anna's army. And an even smaller number who defeated him.
Did they do this by their exceptional-ism? Or by the grace of God.
Lets never remember who is actually in control.
Putin is treating Obama like a dog he rescued from a shelter and is now in the process of training.
Because we(most of us) care more about professional “Sport” scores than future of our own kids.
“Do smart phones make dumb kids?”
The government of America- under Obama is a communist and full of Eugenics.
The concept of America is still great. It is God’s design and very good. We are a REPUBLIC- rights for the individual.
Obama is using social engineering to form us into a collective borg- a democracy where groups have power.
That is what Common Core is about. Taking power away from citizens- giving it to whatever group pleases him.
We ARE a blessed country.
Many times the Lord’s blessing is something that crushes us and takes us to our knees(but doesn’t kill us), so we can rebuild.
It is very Biblical. Victories on the battlefield always happen with small groups
So, friend, what are YOU doing today to push back on the people who have stolen our exceptional system?
We have to get it together. Wake up. Look at what has happened to us.
He hates the United States of America.
Vlad, the US citizens are exceptional. Obama is NOT.
Well said. Obama does not speake for Americans.
Total Exposure of Benghazi will totally destroy Obozo.