President Obama recently went on the British Broadcast Channel to complain about American’s “lack of common sense.” The president said he felt “pretty disgusted” when Congress failed to increase gun control legislation in 2012. Regardless of President’s Obama’s disapproval of the culture of millions of Americans, hitting foreign airwaves to air his gripes about the people he swore to serve is certainly an unprecedented, shocking move.
Never before has the President of the United States taken to the foreign stage to bash his own people, but such an act has caused little surprise amongst the American People. If you recall, President Obama began his presidency with an “apologizing for America” world tour.
Here is a collection of quotes by the apologizing President:
“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.”
“Another issue that confronts all democracies as they move to the future is how we deal with the past. The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history”
“While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms.”
“Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. … 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.”
This latest interview comes at the heels of his Comedy Central appearance on the Daily Show – which President Obama chose over attending any of the Chattanooga marines’ funerals. Critiquing the American culture to foreign countries and appearing on comedy shows to gloat appears to take precedent of honoring fallen military servicemen.
Hopefully the next president won’t be disappointed and disgusted by the American people.