by John Hawkins | May 25, 2010 7:48 am
During the campaign for President, you’d often hear liberals claim that conservatives were questioning Barack Obama’s patriotism. Then, you’d usually hear conservatives respond that, “No, we aren’t questioning his patriotism; we just don’t like his policies.”
Well, for the record, I do question Barack Obama’s patriotism and his love of country. Yes, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, but he doesn’t act like an American President should. Perhaps that’s not a surprise since his wife says he considers Kenya to be his home country. Is it too much to ask that we have a President who considers America to be his home country? Shouldn’t the President of our country be someone who puts America first? That’s certainly not a description of the man in the White House today.
Of course, the American people had fair warning of what Obama would be like when he sat in the pews of Jeremiah “[email protected] America” Wright’s church for 20 years and listened to him run this nation down.
Obama also made a big deal out of how he wouldn’t wear a flag pin anymore and refusing to hold his hand over his heart when the national anthem was played wasn’t exactly subtle either. Maybe if they’d played the Kenyan national anthem he’d have been inspired enough to show proper respect.
Now beyond that, there are quite a few things Barack Obama’s administration has done that are arguably Un-American: Their embrace of socialism, talk of censoring talk radio, taking over large sectors of the private economy, talking about creating his own ‘civilian national security force’ that’s as “powerful,” “strong,” and “well funded” as the military during the campaign…it goes on and on.
But, just for the sake of argument, let’s focus more on the man himself and some of his less ambiguous statements.
1) Siding with Mexico against Arizona. It’s not just that Barack Obama and his administration have savaged the law in Arizona, despite the fact that no one in the White House seemed to have read it. That was merely reckless and ignorant.
But, Barack Obama had to take it up to the next level by doing a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon that featured both of them criticizing the state law in Arizona from the White House. In other words, Barack Obama supports foreign leaders trashing American states even from the White House and floor of the House. Gee, wonder why the American people don’t think that Washington has their best interests at heart?
2) All the bowing to foreign leaders. Miraculously, Obama managed to avoid bowing to Felipe Calderon while they were tag teaming Arizona. Maybe his back is hurt after bowing to the Saudi King, Japanese Emperor Akihito, and Chinese PM. Rumor has it that Barack Obama is only allowed to go to Taco Bell and McDonald’s now. Why? The Burger King eventually got embarrassed because Obama wouldn’t stop bowing to him and asked him to eat somewhere else.
Long story short: Real Americans don’t bow to foreign leaders. That applies to all of us and most of all, it should apply to the President.
3) Criticizing America abroad. It’s bad enough that after listening to Nicaraguan commie Daniel Ortega trash America for 50 minutes, Barack Obama’s response was, “I’m grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old.” Right, because neither of them particularly likes America, so that’s not a big issue. But, coming across like you’re taking a shot at Barack personally? That’s a different matter entirely.
But of course, Obama being Obama, he had to take it further by becoming the first President to criticize his own country on foreign soil. In Strasbourg, Germany, Obama said, “America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.” Isn’t that ironic? Here’s a man who’s constantly lauded for selling himself with great speeches, but when it comes to his own country, he attacks it on foreign soil with language that would be better applied to himself.
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