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Putin: Obama's Conviction that U.S. Nation is Exceptional is Dangerous, God Created Us Equal
Interfax ^ | 9/12/13

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.


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1 posted on 09/12/2013 6:02:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I hope that 0bama becomes an exception.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 6:03:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marshmallow

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.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 6:05:19 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: marshmallow

Putin is treating Obama like a pet.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 6:06:58 AM PDT by allendale
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To: marshmallow
I think he was jabbing
Obama, not the U.S.

Extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional????

He's referring to OBAMA the Great and Obama worshipers

5 posted on 09/12/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: marshmallow

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.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: marshmallow
Obama DOES NOT believe in American exceptionalism. He detests America.
7 posted on 09/12/2013 6:07:46 AM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: marshmallow

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.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 6:08:29 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: marshmallow

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


9 posted on 09/12/2013 6:09:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: TruthFactor

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


10 posted on 09/12/2013 6:10:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: marshmallow

Vlad, the US citizens are exceptional. Obama is NOT.

You knew that, but did not say it correctly.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: marshmallow
Whole lot of happy horse manure in the heading.
The reality of American Exceptionalism is based on freedom from oppressive, tyrannical government and in that regard Putin's take misses the point. God may have created us equal, but he blessed some of us more than others by where we were born.
Moreover, Obama is intellectually incapable of comprehending American Exceptionalism.
12 posted on 09/12/2013 6:12:05 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: marshmallow
I have to disagree with Putin. American exceptionalism is a fact borne out of significant qualititative differences that set apart American from virtually any other (modern) nation, and goes back in history to the point where the most recent example of similar exceptionalism would be the Roman Empire many centuries back. That is a fact that is clear as crystal, even to a non-American like myself.

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.

13 posted on 09/12/2013 6:12:12 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Paradox

That was my thought. The Hawaiian is trying to redefine why we say we are an exceptional nation.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 6:19:30 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: marshmallow
that the U.S. nation is exceptional in some way.

We certainly aren't anymore.

15 posted on 09/12/2013 6:24:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Paradox

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....!


16 posted on 09/12/2013 6:24:56 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ilgipper

Putin won a big victory over Odumbo, and he is now pressing his advantage hard.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 6:25:08 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Texas Fossil
Vlad, the US citizens are exceptional. Obama is NOT.

Just who voted for Obama.....TWICE!

18 posted on 09/12/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

Putin to Obama. I know exceptional. And sir, you are not exceptional.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 6:33:41 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: dfwgator

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.

Shortest path?

Total Exposure of Benghazi will totally destroy Obozo.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 6:35:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: marshmallow

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?

Teryens Kenyetovich.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 6:35:43 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Texas Fossil

What is the US today in the eyes of the world? Lady Gaga, and The Kartrashians.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 6:36:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 6:38:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: marshmallow

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.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 6:39:03 AM PDT by greene66
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To: marshmallow

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.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 6:46:04 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: marshmallow

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.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 6:46:39 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: marshmallow

OK, we are average. So what does that make Russia?


27 posted on 09/12/2013 6:46:53 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

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.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 6:50:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

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.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ilgipper

He certainly bitch slapped Obama. That’s for sure.

Kind of ironic that it took another foreign leader to do this for us.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: allendale
Putin is treating Obama like a pet.

********

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

31 posted on 09/12/2013 6:57:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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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 Paul’s Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]

32 posted on 09/12/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

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]


33 posted on 09/12/2013 7:00:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

More from the NeoSoviet dictator.


34 posted on 09/12/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

If nobama, the Clown Prince President, has his way, the “transformation” of America will end its exceptionalism.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 7:02:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Texas Fossil

Let me play devil’s advocate. If we are exceptional than how come we, as a nation( or majority of us), vote for imbeciles?


36 posted on 09/12/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: marshmallow
“American exceptionalism” only recently arrived in Barry's vocabulary.
37 posted on 09/12/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: marshmallow
Our Bill of Rights and Constitution are exceptional. Unfortunately “We The People” have, in recent decades, failed to live up to the opportunity created by those marvelous documents.

We are quickly descending into unexceptionalism.

38 posted on 09/12/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: marshmallow

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.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 7:11:57 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


40 posted on 09/12/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: marshmallow

The not so slouchy bored schoolboy is schooling the man-child.


41 posted on 09/12/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: allendale

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.


42 posted on 09/12/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: QQQQ
Is? Was? Whatever

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.

43 posted on 09/12/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: allendale

Putin is treating Obama like a dog he rescued from a shelter and is now in the process of training.


44 posted on 09/12/2013 7:24:54 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: QQQQ

Because we(most of us) care more about professional “Sport” scores than future of our own kids.

“Do smart phones make dumb kids?”


45 posted on 09/12/2013 7:26:15 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


46 posted on 09/12/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: marshmallow
Obama believes in Obama exceptionalism.

He hates the United States of America.

47 posted on 09/12/2013 7:33:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: marshmallow
Putin needs to read the US Declaration of Independence ...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
48 posted on 09/12/2013 7:46:28 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Texas Fossil

Vlad, the US citizens are exceptional. Obama is NOT.
*******
Well said. Obama does not speake for Americans.


49 posted on 09/12/2013 8:00:22 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Texas Fossil

Total Exposure of Benghazi will totally destroy Obozo.

**********
Missile running.


50 posted on 09/12/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by Starboard
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