Obama, You Do Not Speak for Me

From Breitbart:

O apologizes hiroshima

 

Does anyone think it an accident that President Obama chose Memorial Day weekend to give his high-sounding moral equivalence speech in Hiroshima calling for a “moral revolution”?

What Obama proposed in his speech in Japan is moral disarmament, and the consequences of that moral capitulation will be horrific if the world follows his advice.

Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.”

The war that ended in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, “grew out of the same base instinct for domination or conquest that had caused conflicts among the simplest tribes, an old pattern amplified by new capabilities and without new constraints.”

Obama said nothing about the fact that Japan started the war; nothing about the fact that the Japanese were responsible for the slaughter of millions of civilians throughout Asia and the Pacific; nothing about the fact that the Japanese refused to surrender after hundreds of thousands had already been killed in conventional bombing.

Obama implied that Americans had not yet considered the human cost of the atomic bomb: we had to “force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell” and “force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see,” he said.

At Hiroshima, Obama was silent on the question of American sacrifice, American valor, and American virtue, but eloquent on the issue of American guilt.

What Obama did NOT do in his speech in Japan was to praise America’s fallen warriors, the men and women whose bravery and sacrifice saved the world from nuclear war over the 71 years since that first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Obama is wrong, but if even half of Americans agree with the president, then we have abandoned the meaning of Memorial Day and substituted Atonement Day in its place. And if America’s future leaders think our nation has no further need to honor our fallen warriors, America may discover we have no warriors willing to tread in their path.

Obama’s moral capitulation presents a stark and sobering contrast with the patriotism of a different President, America’s chosen leader only one generation ago. Thirty-two years ago in 1984 Ronald Reagan went to the beaches of Normandy to honor the fallen warriors of many nations who made the ultimate sacrifice to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.

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O’s penchant for apologizing is central to his legacy. He may not say the exact words “I apologize,” but his meaning is clear.

He started in Cairo in 2009, referring to the “fear and anger” that the 9/11 attacks provoked in Americans, saying that, “in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideals.” He later bowed to his Saudi buddies and most recently went to Cuba and made nice with Castro.

 I’m no Sarah Palin fan, but while stumping for Donald Trump in San Diego, she had this to say regarding O’s visit to Japan –

Stupid is thinking that it is okay on Memorial Day weekend for the Democrat “leader” to take another U.S. apology lap. This time, dissing our vets with claims that the greatest generation perhaps were perpetuating the evil of World War II? No, stupid is our Commander-in-Chief  suggesting, actually lying, in suggestions to the world that we were wrong to prove that we would eradicate evil in World War II, that America was wrong to respond to unprovoked deadly attacks on Pearl Harbor that killed thousands of Americans, that our troops were wrong to end a war that we didn’t start. No, stupid is this week in Hiroshima instead of Pearl Harbor to memorialize the Americans who lost their lives in defense of freedom.”

No, he does not speak for me when he apologizes to Japan or to any other country, and he certainly doesn’t speak for the thousands of men and women who lost their lives fighting in WWII – a war we didn’t enter into until we were attacked. A fact he seems to easily overlook.

~Kathy



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  1. Great post, Kathy. Needless to say Obama never speaks for me.

    The POTUS is considered the father of the nation in the sense that he is supposed to defend and nurture this country as a good father would defend and nurture his own family, yet we have a president who does just the opposite. How stupid and self-destructive could liberals be to have volunteered us for this? In the warped liberal mind of Obama these apologies where he abuses the position entrusted to him and throws OTHER AMERICANS under the bus serve the purpose of showing the world what great humility he possesses, and that kind of ego gratification is worth any kind of sacrifice his “family” might have to make. The Obama apology tours work on the same cost/benefit principle as Obamacare: All of the expense is borne by other people while all of the praise is heaped on Obama at ZERO cost to himself. These are the acts of a truly selfish, cold and greedy man.

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    • Thanks, CW. He’s pulled stunts that no American president would do and I hope the foreign dignitaries he’s apologized to over the years, also realize that he doesn’t speak for us.

      From what we’ve seen of the presidential candidates this year, it’s evident that liberals can be so ‘stupid and self-destructive’ as to repeat what they did in 2008 and 2012. We’ll never be able to fix this country as long as the people only hear the promise of free ice cream.

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  2. Our nation has made mistakes, as it inevitably would.

    The problem with Obama is that what he considers mistakes are quite often strengths and prior triumphs of the good.

    He is simply incapable of viewing America as being associated with goodness in any way.

    I can hardly wait until he is gone from the presidency.

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    • Same here, Curtis – he can’t be gone soon enough for me. You make a great point about what he sees as our strengths – he’s looking through very different eyes than we are.

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  3. It’s to the point of every single time this “president” leaves this country, I begin preparing myself for “What’s Next?”. His level of un-American behavior just baffles me, and it always has. If I had the power, I would forbid him leaving the country ! I don’t have that power, but boy, I wish I did. I would go MUCH further than that, but here is not the place for that.

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    • Hey, Stargazer, it’s been a long time – good to see you. I think that to some point, we all have that ‘what next?’ moment. I have to disagree just a tad, though, because if I had the power I’d forbid him to come back. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. Obama continues to illustrate that we Americans citizens must do a better job of vetting our candidates for president.

    Obama’s history of being mentored by a genuine card-carrying communist (Frank Marshall Davis), being influenced by Muslim teachings, of attending a church whose pastor (Jerimiah Wright) constantly demeaned and attacked the United States, of being friends with radical activist and terrorist bomber Bill Ayers, all should have sounded a loud warning of how anti-American his political underpinnings were.

    That should have given voters pause to consider how he would govern. It didn’t or the voters ignored the warning signals, primarily because Obama was (half) black and that overrode all other evidence. And now we’re paying the price for electing someone who was/is not really an American in his heart and soul.

    And, as we speak, we’re about to do it again. We’re moving towards electing a person whose main purpose will be the advance of themselves, NOT the country. While neither of them are likely to be as outwardly un-American as Barack Obama, their main purpose for making decisions and implementing policies will be to benefit themselves – one by accumulating wealth and the other by elevating the family name to iconic status internationally.

    Neither will act with the best interest of the United States as their HIGHEST priority. That’s my opinion.

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    • The end of his reign cannot come soon enough. Never in our history has a president felt the need to apologize for our history; most especially this one who is so anti-American. We’ve lived through the first, and hopefully the last, president who was never proud of our country and our accomplishments. He has never understood or appreciated what makes America special.

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