Obama Criticizing America

Obama, Argentinian Students

“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate.  Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works.  You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory.  You should just decide what works.”  Obama discussing his views of capitalism and communism to Argentinian students on March 25, 2016, after his trip to communist Cuba.  Obama is receptive to communism, kept his true political views private until the end of his presidency, and misled the American public about his political preferences.

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Obama, Turkish Parliament

“The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history.  Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution.  Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native AmericansHuman endeavor is by its nature imperfect.  [American] History is often tragic, but unresolved, it can be a heavy weight.”  Turkish Parliament speech, April 6, 2009.  Part of Obama’s Worldwide Apology Tour.  Obama always has a dark view of American history while he ignores the imperfections, flaws and conflicts in almost all other societies and cultures.

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Obama, Strasbourg Town Hall

In America, theres a failure to appreciate Europes 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.”  Obama, Strasbourg Town Hall, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.

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Obama, Summit of the Americas

I am a student of history so I tend to actually be familiar with many of these episodes that have been mentioned.  I am the first one to acknowledge that America’s application to concern around human rights has not always been consistent.  And, I’m certainly mindful that there are dark chapters in our own history in which we have not always observed the principles and ideals upon which the country was founded …  America never makes a claim about being perfect, we do make a claim about being open to change.”  Obama criticizing the United States at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, agreeing with South and Central American communists and dictators.  April 11, 2015.

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Obama on Guantanamo Bay

“Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions.  I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people.  But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions.  Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford.  And during this season of fear, too many of us – Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens – fell silent.  In other words, we went off course … It was an assessment that … called for a new approach one that rejected torture and one that recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.”  Obama, National Archives speech, Washington D.C., May 21, 2009.

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Obama Campaign Speech

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back.  They know they didnt look, if youve been successful, you didnt get there on your own.  You didnt get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If youve got a business you didnt build thatSomebody else made that happen.”  Obama Campaign speech, Roanoke, Virginia, July 13, 2012

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Obama, Thanksgiving 2015

“There have been times in our history in moments of fear when we have failed to uphold our highest ideals, and it has been to our lasting regret.”  Obama advocating for Syrian Muslim immigration over the 2015 Thanksgiving holidays, despite the very real danger of ISIS terrorist penetration of the immigration pool.

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Obama After Attack on Gay Nightclub

“It makes Muslim Americans feel like their government is betraying them.  [Americans feel betrayed by Obama who wants to disarm them with gun control against future attacks by Muslim terrorists he is importing from the Middle East.]  It betrays the very values America stands for[Maintaining the safety of American communities from Islamic jihad and trying to prevent future Islamic terrorist attacks against American communities is an American value which is envied around the world by non-Muslims.] Weve gone through moments in our history before when we acted out of fear, and we came to regret itWeve seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens.  And it has been a shameful part of our history[When Obama’s passions flow – he lashes out at America.]  Obama refuses to consider suspending or slowing down massive Islamic immigration into America despite the recent jihad attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  Obama only focuses on bringing in Sunni Muslims from Syria, who are the same Islamic sect as ISIS and al Qaeda and are over 99% of all immigrants.  Obama is blocking the Christians, who are over 10% of the Syrian population, from escaping the Islamic genocide in Syria and Iraq.  June 14, 2016

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Obama, People of Vietnam

“Big nations should not bully smaller ones[Obama calls America a bully (again) with respect to its historical relationship with Vietnam and then continues to denigrate America during his historic trip to Vietnam.] No nation is perfect.  Two centuries on, the United States is still striving to live up to our founding ideals.  We still deal with our shortcomings too much money in our politics, and rising economic inequality, racial bias in our criminal justice system, women still not being paid as much as men doing the same job.  We still have problems.  And we’re not immune from criticism, I promise you.  I hear it every day.  But that scrutiny, that open debate, confronting our imperfections …”  Obama, Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam, National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 24, 2016. 

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