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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Obama Apologetic Behavior

This is Canadian wise ass spoof in response for Obama's apologetic attitude and feel good foreign policy position at the G20. The video is 2 minutes, starts off rather mundane, but it gets funnier.


Anonymous said...

Blame America First has been a fashionable pastime for most liberals for a long time. And our man Bama is as fashionable as they come. His demeanor on this past trip comes as no surprise. We are in for a lot more of that in coming years. He, and people like him, are very cool.

hermit thrush said...

what exactly did obama apologize for at the summit?

Anonymous said...

There are so many things we are wrong about, where should he begin? Stopping the Nazi's, defeating Communism, leading the world in medical advances, giving more than anyone else to aids research, I mean the list is endless. Without a teleprompter I can't imagine how the Great One could be expected to keep his apoligies straight.

Ya knows Kermit, with the budget your party put together, I wasn't surprised you took a little "time off." What surprises me is you're back so soon.

Hows about that budget? Are you a proud donkey?

Anonymous said...

HE apologized that we were arrogant/

hermit thrush said...

anon 7:39,
here's an excerpt from obama's full speech. sorry i've decided to include a fair chunk of it, but i think the added context is very helpful towards understanding what he was actually saying. i've bolded the part that the right seemed to find so objectionable.

It's always harder to forge true partnerships and sturdy alliances than to act alone, or to wait for the action of somebody else. It's more difficult to break down walls of division than to simply allow our differences to build and our resentments to fester. So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we've allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there's something more that has crept into our relationship. In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.

But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what's bad.

On both sides of the Atlantic, these attitudes have become all too common. They are not wise. They do not represent the truth. They threaten to widen the divide across the Atlantic and leave us both more isolated. They fail to acknowledge the fundamental truth that America cannot confront the challenges of this century alone, but that Europe cannot confront them without America.

So I've come to Europe this week to renew our partnership, one in which America listens and learns from our friends and allies, but where our friends and allies bear their share of the burden. Together, we must forge common solutions to our common problems.

So let me say this as clearly as I can: America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes. We are confronting the greatest economic crisis since World War II. The only way to confront this unprecedented crisis is through unprecedented coordination.

it sure as hell doesn't sound like there's an apology in there to me! but the lazy right-wing arm of the media reported only the boldface part, and lazy conservatives ate it up, and so the meme was born that obama apologized or threw the previous administration under the bus or whatever. in reality, obama clearly meant to challenge and engage europe -- and so that his criticism of europe might be taken in good faith, so that his criticism might fall on receptive ears, he balanced them with some criticism of his own country. i think he got it absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

I'm not at all surprised that you think he got it right. That's what I would expect from you. No amount of argument will change the fact that you love the Great One. Many people do. And many people can't wait to bend over before the world and apologize about our flawed nation. Personally, I don't understand it or agree with it. But you ain't alone. And it is fashionable.

Now how 'bout that budget, Tadpole?
Are you just dripping with pride? Your man's stimulus was supposedly meant to help states hold the line on tax increases. Instead, the party you love so much just pocketed the money and raised taxes and spending anyway.

And where have you been hiding? Since this budget deal you've been under a rock. I guess that was smart.

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