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.