Obama Goes To France To Call America ‘Arrogant’

The great, and thankfully not late Hal Lindsey once said around the start of the Iraq War, “We live in fascinating times.  The world’s greatest golfer is a black man; the world’s greatest rapper is a white man; the Germans have finally found a war they don’t want to fight; and France is actually calling someone else ‘arrogant.'”

Ah, the French: the world’s greatest connoisseurs of snobbery.

Hal Lindsey pointed out the gigantic joke that is France labeling ANYBODY as “arrogant.”

But, sadly, that joke is completely lost on Barack Obama.  The joke is on him – and on the nation that elected him.

He is so eager, so determined to apologize for everything America and American, that he even determined to apologize to France for American arrogance to an audience in Strasbourg, France:

At a town hall meeting before a mix of French and German citizens, President Obama said he came to Europe to “renew partnerships” and repair relations between the United States and its allies that had been damaged because of the Iraq War.The president shows a renewed willingness to cooperate with European nations.

“We must be honest with ourselves,” the president said. “In recent years, we’ve allowed our alliance to drift.”

Obama said the United States was partly to blame because “there have been times where America’s shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe. But he said Europe had to accept responsibility and make changes too.

Well, it helped me find out that my gag reflex is still working.  I suppose that has to count for something.

France is probably the worst abuser of imperialist colonial power in human history, as well as being host to the most snidely arrogant people the world has ever seen.  One story of French “cut-your-nose-to-spite-your-face” arrogance and jealousy ought to suffice to show the gargantuan moral insanity of Obama’s “apology”:

In 1966, France (under Charles de Gaulle), declared that it was pulling out of NATO. French motives were simple: they did not want to be seen as the 2nd rate power they had become in the shadow of America. De Gaulle announced that all American troops on French soil must leave so as to eliminate any trace of US military presence.

President Lyndon Johnson, who would soon be savaged by the [liberal] American media and anti-war movement (“Hey, Hey, LBJ, How many kids did you kill today?”) had his moments of honor. He also had a better grasp of history than most politicians and protesters. Remember that this was the same France and Charles de Gaulle that had been liberated largely by American troops in two costly World Wars. Many thousands of US KIA’s were buried throughout France.

When Johnson’s secretary of state, Dean Rusk, briefed LBJ on De Gaulle’s declaration and the resulting US plan to move NATO HQ from Paris, to Brussels, Belgium, along with the withdrawal of all US troops from France, the US commander in chief had only one comment: “Ask him about the cemeteries.” Rusk tried to talk LBJ out of this controversial response, but the president was insistent: “Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!”

LBJ stood by this presidential command. Rusk later brought it directly to De Gaulle, following his brief as to how the US would honor the French demand. Did the French in fact insist upon the removal of ALL American
troops from French soil – to include the thousands buried across the country who had given their lives so France could again live in freedom?  In Rusk’s autobiography, he records that De Gaulle, embarrassed, did not reply.

This isn’t about Democrats versus Republicans; Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, understood something of the history and honor of the United States, and its unique place in the world; Barack Obama does not.

Mark Steyn quipped that Obama has apologized more for America during his first week abroad as president than the the first 43 presidents did over 250 years combined.

During the Dennis Miller radio program, a plumber called in, and said the first thing he notices when he drives up to homes is the bumper stickers on the cars.  He said he often talks politics with his customers while he’s working, and he’s been noticing that the glaze is off of Obama even among the people with “Obama-Biden” bumper stickers.  He compared the response of liberals to a kid who opens a present, and a couple hours later part of it is broken, and it just didn’t turn out to be very much of a toy.  Then Dennis Miller chimed in and said, “That’s because when you open the box there’s an Obama doll.  And when you pull the string it tells you what a crappy owner you are.”

The bottom line is that Barack Hussein Obama simply does not love this country.  That’s why it is as easy for him to apologize to the world on behalf of America as it recently was for me to apologize to Britain on behalf of our disgrace of a president.

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12 Responses to “Obama Goes To France To Call America ‘Arrogant’”

  1. hl Says:

    As an American I find Obama’s words and actions utterly embarassing.

    Michael,
    I found this quote in a gem of a book I have, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer.
    “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”
    John Quincy Adams, July 4th, 1821

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Cool! I added it to my little file of founding fathers “Aint Christianity GREAT?” quotes.

    When I’ve gotten into “discussions” (online or in actual human encounters) and I whip out my quotes, it’s like opening a can o’ whoopass on those who claim, ‘Our founding fathers wanted us to be secular.’

  3. Rosalind Says:

    Oh you poor Americans and your bruised egos!

    How can a Christian country not accept that war is WRONG. America should apologize for being a bully and waging war on an oil-rich state to secure cheap crude. There were no weapons of mass destruction,(and why is America allowed to own nukes but nobody else anyway?) just vile republican greed.

    It’s not about loving America and creating ‘rivals’ for yourselves, Obama wants to make America and the world a better place. He’s like a parent coming in to establish discipline and tell you not to pick fights with smaller kids. But all you spoilt children just don’t like the idea of being wrong.

    Start thinking right America, think Peace forget Power – it means nothing!

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    I suppose the main thing we should apologize for is saving your butts over there in the UK. You deserved to become either part of the Nazi empire or part of the Soviet Communist empire; and we fought to free you, just like we fought to free Iraq from an evil man who had started a war that claimed over a million lives, invaded an innocent country, and murdered at least 400,000 of his own people and buried them in mass graves.

    But what’s 400,000 human beings to you, Rosalind? You could give a damn about them, because you weren’t a terrorized and oppressed Iraqi, and you don’t give a damn about anybody but yourself. Too damn bad we didn’t listen to your morally stupid tirade 60 years ago so your whole country could have languished under the Nazis.

    If you had any understanding of Christianity at all, you would know that there is such a thing as “Just war.” And you would know that there are brutally evil tyrants who have millions in slavery and want billions of slaves.

    Victor Davis Hanson wrote a piece titled “Brave Old World.” One day the US won’t be able to save the world’s collective ass anymore – and you cowardly and depraved Europeans will pay dearly for it. You can just fall to the next dictator and learn to speak his language then. And learn to wear his yoke upon your necks. And you will deserve it.

    As for your “war for oil” remark, I just hope you don’t drive a car, or travel in a bus, or use any other means of transportation besides a bicycle, and I hope you don’t heat your home with oil – because otherwise you would be a rat-faced little hypocrite who attacks us for securing a source of energy (and keeping its price low) that you yourself benefit from.

  5. Susan DiBiasio Says:

    No president of the United States has ever stood on foreign soil and bashed the country he was sworn to protect. If not for the United States, Europe would still be under Nazi control. America spent billions liberating Europe during World War ll, billions more rebuilding it under the Marshall Plan and billions upon billions more defending Europe under NATO. And now, the United States is arrogant for trying to liberate Iraq from a dictator, who was committing atrocities as unspeakable as those of Hitler? Perhaps the French would not be applauding so loudly if we had saved American lives and American dollars during World War ll and turned our backs on them. Where would they be now, if they had been left to fend for themselves? Instead of calling this nation arrogant, Barrack Obama should have reminded France of a similar sacrifice this country made for them and why we did the same for Iraq. And maybe, just maybe, during his visit, he should have paid homage and respect to our heroes by paying a visit the graves of the thousands of American dead from the beaches of Normandy!

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    Truly well said, Susan.

    On both sides of the Atlantic, there are too many people who decry religious and traditional values even as they relentlessly impose their own “values.” Hypocrisy is their quintessential essence; more than any other thing, hypocrisy defines them. And they who decry the government liberating a nation under the thrall of a savage tyrant demand that the government have all power over society to impose its will in every other way under the sun.

    Jesus told a parable of a man who had a massive debt and pleaded for compassion from the king, who offered him forgiveness of his debt. And then that man went out and immediately seized a friend and had him thrown in prison when he could not repay his debt to the man. When the king heard about this, he was outraged; for he had forgiven the man a huge debt, and the man was not even willing to forgive his friend a small debt.

    France is like that man. They deserved to be under the abject dominion of the Nazis, but the United States at great cost rescued them. And they have displayed their total lack of gratitude or compassion ever since.

  7. geoff Says:

    How is it that nobody heard the WHOLE speech where he said that America was arrogant and didn’t recognize the great things Europe brought to the world, and then turned around and said Europe’s anti American sentiments have blinded Europeans to the fact that America has done a lot of good for the world too? I guess ignorance is a trait that not one continent corners the market on.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    Geoff,
    You are an example of someone who is so open-minded his brains fell out and splattered. You call me ignorant for not saying, “After Obama insulted America, he said that once in a while Europeans go overboard in their insulting of America.” Fine, I’m ignorant for not pointing out that Obama said once every so often Europeans don’t give America enough credit. I was also ignorant for thinking it was a shocking criticism of our Constitution and our founding fathers when Obama said they had an enormous blind spot, or that it was terrible for Obama to compare the United States to Nazi Germany, or that something was wrong with Michelle Obama saying that this was the first time in her entire adult lifetime that she was proud of America. Fine. Mea culpa. But you yourself are beyond ignorant for not recognizing that the president going to foreign soil to condemn America’s past – (and did Obama tell Europeans, “And you know, I’ve been really despicable, too, for going to a racist hateful church for 23 years”) – and not understanding just how profoundly wrong that was. So please don’t think anyone has YOUR corner on the ignorance market.

    Obama said American expectionalism isn’t any more valid that GREEK friggin’ exceptionalism. YOU TELL ME, GEOFF: DID GREECE SAVE THE WORLD THREE TIMES DURING THE PAST CENTURY? This is a flat-out dismissal of the greatest, most powerful, and most generous nation in the history of the world, bar none. It is yet another example of “open-minded, brains-proceed-to-fall-out” cultural relativism.

    No president has ever played this, “Everything was terrible before I got here” demagoguery than Barack Obama.

    Just a suggestion: You might consider spending more time thinking about your own profound ignorance, rather than going to other peoples’ blogs and lecturing them on theirs.

  9. Marthinus Says:

    I would like to state,thank you very much Mr.Michael Eden, for being able to for once putting a cork in the arguments of the troubling leftists.
    As an afrikaner living in the middle east,and soon going to canada for university,I’m just glad to know that such right minded and God fearing individuals still exist in the cesspool of today’s society.
    The sheer amount of people I have questioned about why they preferred obama to mccain or paul,ranges from ”he plays basketball” to ”his children are so cute”.
    All that I can advise in America’s current situation would be buy guns,and supplies or else you might find yourself in the same situation that zimbabwe is in.

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    Marthinus,
    Thank you for your note. The term Afrikaner used to be a term of disgrace (by politically correct racists); but now it should again be a term of honor. What was done to Afrikaner’s – who had built a stable society and tried to protect it only to have what they had built taken away – and the disaster that has followed since should be an object lesson but (tragically) is not. Afrikaner’s created farmland that fed Africa; the “nations” that took over destroyed it and created an economic shambles in its place.

    And now you are seeing that same kind of politically correct passive aggressive tyranny trip going on in the USA.

    Our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our Declaration of Independence, ordained a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. A group of people – largely unelected – have imposed a government of the government, by the government, and for the government.

    They can never take away our God; but they can take away our liberty as individuals as they try to mold us into the statist/fascist agenda.

    The beast is coming.

  11. Kevin Says:

    Michael Eden, you argue using all the lives “we Americans” have spent in defense of other countries in years past, acting as if you yourself were a part of World War 2. Quit taking credit for other people’s past sacrifices. Those soldiers were great heroes and risked their lives in one of the worst battles of all-time… you bitch and spew ignorance on a self-created online blog. Big difference there bud.

  12. Michael Eden Says:

    Two things, Kevin.

    First of all, I’m a veteran of the US Army. Second of all, I wear a Combat Infantryman Badge on my American Legion cap (and I am the chaplain of my post in continued service).

    I know you aren’t a veteran – and certainly not a combat veteran – or you wouldn’t have said something so stupid. Because I EARNED the right to talk about World War II or ANY OTHER WAR my fellow veterans have ever fought in. I stand in a long line of succession of men who have fought for the United States of America.

    Our post service officer is a nearly 90 year old WWII Navy veteran who landed Marines on Tarawa Island and later joined the UDT – and he would sock you right in the mouth for suggesting that I don’t have a right to talk about my fellow veterans from WWII.

    One of the things many American combat veterans have said is that they fought for the right of even vermin to have the right to say whatever they want in this country. You clearly stand in direct opposition to that tradition. And in that, you’re a lot more like the fascist enemies we fought in WWII than the great men who won the war.

    That’s number one.

    Second, just exactly where the hell do I “take credit” for the sacrifices of veterans in WWII, anyway? Please show me the sentence or phrase in which I “take credit” for the sacrifices made in WWII. And for the record, you had better cite the exact place where I “take credit” or I will block you so I don’t have to waste my time with you ever again on my “self-created online blog.” If anything, you little hypocrite weasel, YOU “take more credit” for them in your stupid little rant than I do in my article. You are clearly stating that I don’t have the right to bring them up – but that somehow YOU DO. Just why is it that it’s okay for a puke like you to take credit for our WWII warriors, but it isn’t okay for me?

    The final thing I want to point out is that you assert that I “spew ignorance” without even so much as trying to point out a SINGLE THING I say that is factually incorrect. And only an ignorant fool would do that.

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