Skip to comments.Obama: America a Superpower 'Whether We Like It or Not'
Posted on 04/16/2010 7:09:06 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
"It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them," Obama said. "And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."
"That's one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard a president of the United States make in modern times," McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, told Fox News.
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"...one way or another,.."
As if we have no business being involved in certain conflicts. I guess having the arduous perspective of driving little old ladies around Chicago neighborhoods to vote, doesn't really prepare one to develop a world view. It is what it is.
I guess he doesn’t “like” it.
I’m sick of Fox News pimping for McCain.
“dominant military superpower?”
Not for long.
When will this insufferable idiot be gone?.....
Stupid people make stupid statements.
William Ayers’ forgotten communist manifesto: Prairie Fire
Not soon enough...
Mr. President, if we are a dominant military super power, then show some respect and dignity, and stop bowing to these little piss-ant leaders, and stop acting like some cell block bitch trying to get favors and keep everyone happy. Be a leader or get the hell out of the way, you melon-headed moron!
An historically and irrefutably strong America bought and paid for, in blood, Os right to stand up there in front of a camera and spew the most gratuitously insolent and preposterously maladroit statements that ever came out of a Presidents mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heres the clincher think he knows it????
Not interested in criticism of this president from McCain. After all, he gave us this in October 2008.
I want to be president of the United States, and I don't want Obama to be, he said. But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.
McCain's response was met with more boos from the crowd.....and rightfully so. Just go away, John.
And we have a socialist president whether we like it our not.
“It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, I, Obummer the Great, remain a submissive pusillanimous paltroon anti-military punypunk, and when beer summit conflicts break out, one way or another I get pulled into them,” Obama said. “And that ends up costing me significantly in terms of both beer and pretzels.”
Yep, he can’t talk without a prompter telling him what to say. Michelle once said that there marriage was on the edge of divorce. I can see why.
“Im sick of Fox News pimping for McCain.”
They are trying to re-cast McCain as a conservative leader. That’s one of the ways to avoid Democrat losses in November. Dredge up tired old liberals like McCain, and put them in a leadership role.
Fox is losing my viewership. I can get unfiltered news here at FR, without the anxiety.
We have a traitorous Marxist president whether we like it or not (and we don't!).
“We have to prepare for the day when America is not the predominant super power.” - Madeline Halfbright
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Count me as one who likes it.
Can’t imagine why the President of the United States WOULDN’T like it. What is he saying, “Gee, I wish we were a second rate power?,” or, “I wish Iran was more powerful than us?”
What a pathetic president he is. He’s making Jimmy Carter look good.
More like Russia and the ChiComs.
Must be playing to the Ron Paul crowd here, who see us as a potential Switzerland.
BO & MO must constantly undermine their superiors in order to convince the community of illiterates that they have the upper hand when it comes to power and intelligence. Clearly, BO has always had a deep-seated hatred for his intellectual superiors, which means he hates the majority of people.
He acted stupidly
Yes, by revealing his inner thoughts. They try hard not to do so. It was reminiscent of his "we need to spread the wealth" comment to Joe the Plumber.
Barack gave under 6% of his $5.5million income in 2006 to charity. HE needs to spread HIS wealth around more.
Which brings to mind, what happened to his claim he was going to “gift” the $1,000,000 Nobel Peace Prize money?
And Michelle Obama needs to go on a diet and stop telling us that WE are eating poorly.
What an idiot. Obviously, he doesn’t like it. He ‘s a kid who doesn’t know how to handle power and is uncomfortable with it.
Obama keeps this up and he will join the long line of Dem presidents like Kennedy and Johnson who get us into wars they have no plan for winning.
His bowing to foreign dignataries says it all.Invites aggression. He is a treasonous POS. A laying down, cock the leg, piddle on your shoes dog, who happens to be in command of the greatest military in the world, ,and he intents to abuse and misuse it.
We will be at war if he is allowed to "rule" much longer.
Take your pick:Russia,, N. Korea, China, or Israel, or all of them. Obama will not wage war with any Muslim country , even if it kicked him in the face. There is too much tourism going on beteen US MUslims and Pakistan, and Yemen, for example.
Show pretender Obama to the door. Exit.
His loyalties are NOT to America and Capitalism.
I would love to have these America-hating SOBS live in a number of places overseas that I have visited. Where dictators and poverty rule. They would be crying like little babies in 48 hours.
He knows what to do with power. Destroy America and punish successful Americans.
In foreign policy, he’s always had a hard-on for invading Pakistan. They were mean to him when he visited there on his Indonesian passport as a kid or something.
Quite the leftist, he is. Butter and guns.
Must be a typo in there - it should say, "whether YOU like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower,
I always enjoy nailing the "America is a bully" types by telling them that a giant asteroid has wiped out the entire US, clear up to the borders and oceans. "Now, just WHO do you want to fill the void?" and then go down the list as to how others acted when they were on top, asking each time, "How about them?". They either clam up or walk away muttering "right wing loon".
‘Whether We Like It or Not’
Guys like Barry have never liked it.
He and I grew up at the same time and I think I understand him. In the years between the fall of Saigon and the rise of Reagan we were all being taught that America was no longer going to be a superpower and we should all celebrate.
American Exceptionalism was over so we should all give thanks for our Government Cheese, go home, put on a sweater and learn to enjoy being Swedes. Obama clearly has bought into this line of thought hook, line and sinker.
When Reagan came along and blew their plan into little tiny bits the RAGE was highly palpable. They have been stewing and plotting since at least 1980 to get this country back to where they had us in the late 70’s.
Most Americans only care about US being a superpower insofar as it means we can protect ourselves from bad guys abroad. Most Americans just want to be free and left alone.
Otherwise, look what it’s brought us: debt, endless entanglements with backstabbing and freeloading “allies”, blowback, cleaning up other country’s messes (Russia’s in Afghanistan, UK’s in Iraq) and bloated government. It’s a bottomless pit.
Obama has a point.
Ron Paul has a point.
George Washington had a point, when he warned us against foreign entaglements in his farewell address. His perspective was that we should be more like Switzerland — trade with everyone and not get involved in everyone’s problems (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington’s_Farewell_Address):
“Washington goes on to urge the American people to take advantage of their isolated position in the world, and avoid attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs, especially those of Europe, which he argues have little or nothing to do with the interests of America. He argues that it makes no sense for the American people to wage war on European soil when their isolated position and unity will allow them to remain neutral and focus on their own affairs. As a result, Washington argues that the country should avoid permanent alliance with all foreign nations, although temporary alliances during times of extreme danger may be necessary, but does say that current treaties should be honored although not extended. (Despite his claim that current alliances should be honored, Washington had in fact through the Proclamation of Neutrality not honored the Treaty of Alliance, which promised aid in case the French were ever attacked by the British.)
Washington wraps up his foreign policy stance by advocating free trade with all nations arguing that trade links should be established naturally and the role of the government should be limited to insuring stable trade, defending the rights of American merchants, and any provisions necessary to insure that the government is able to insure the conventional rules of trade.”
Being a “superpower” has only sapped our strength economically and militarily, and as a country and weakened our Constitution and our founding principles. It’s allowed big government to get bigger at the expense of all of our freedoms.
Obama and Ron Paul has no point.
You get involved if you have national interest involved. That includes economic and security. However you decide that is up to you. The idea that we can just retreat to your shoreline and raise signs “no new taxes” and forget about what is happening around us is ludicrous at the least. No doubt we have gotten involved in some pretty stupid things, but come on. Stick our heads in the sand while Rome burns? We did that with our intelligence services in the nineties and look where that got us.
Are you in high school?
“Are you in high school?”
Are you. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.
We’ve dug and continue to dig ourselves into a bottomless pit of loss blood, treasure and freedoms. I’m not saying we can or should go isolationist. I’m just saying, we need to reconsider what we’ve been doing and think about changing course. What we’ve been doing hasn’t worked out for the majority of Americans, and that’s what the government’s first and main concern should be.
The world is a cesspool, and we’ve allowed ourselves to get dragged down with it.
Also, for all we know, the world would’ve been a much more secure place if countries were forced to become responsible to do more for themselves.
These are the radicals from the 60’s, so what would be their goal? Their goal is to end America’s military and economic superpower status. Health care, cap and trade, all else are the way to get there.
i could agree with that.
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