27 December 2010

Christmas & American Exceptionalism


When America had a President who understood our history - and our potential. How refreshing.

7 comments:

dw said...

Refreshing? I found President Obama's 2010 Christmas message doubling moving, and no less a tribute to American "exceptionalism." In particular, he and Michelle's touching celebration of our fighting men and women, and their encouragement that we all try to help out service families, was deeply inspirational. Far more so than Reagan's rather trite tribute to cultural mythology.

Sadly, that same Ronald Reagan went on to secretly sell planeloads of U.S. missiles to our sworn enemies in Iran -- sponsors of international terrorism who were even then targeting Americans. It was a deeply disgraceful act of cutting deals with terrorist kidnappers and murderous thugs. And all to fund a private civil war when our elected representatives in Congress refused to do so.

Yeah, very "exceptional" indeed.

All that said, I sincerely do wish you and yours a happy and prosperous new year.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello David. Yes, we certainly see things differently. I see Barack Obama and his wife as statist/socialist control freaks who wish to determine everything from what we drive to what we eat. Of course, those limitations would not apply to them - typical of statists.

Moreover, I believe Barack Obama intensely dislikes America. He constantly apologizes for her and attacks the principles that have made her great. His ignorance of our history is exceeded only by his dislike for it. Any positive comments he makes are for purely political window dressing and image. His policies and their results have revealed him as either the most incompetent president in modern history, or the most intentionally destructive.

Best,
RGW

dw said...

Richard,

Obama is the very embodiment of the American melting pot we celebrated in school for generations, something we can all be proud of -- his is a uniquely American story. And judging by his actions in office, President Obama is a centrist.

I've read critiques similar to yours with all the gratuitous distortions about Obama's socialist sensibilities and his hatred for America, and it's frankly absurd. There's no evidence for any of that in the reality-based world.

It's a fully fabricated fantasy concocted by his overly-emotional opposition, and propagated by far-right oracles like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

It was a great relief, and a great tribute to the American people that Obama was elected to office in the wake of a bona fide war criminal. The damage done may take a generation to overcome, and Obama is off to a great start.

Happy Holidays,
Dave

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Obama is a radical leftist ideologue and embodies nothing of the American spirit of being a caretaker of that with which he's been entrusted. To which centrist actions do you refer - the nationalization of our healthcare system, the financial sector, or the auto industry? Perhaps you are referring to his administration's clinging to the totally debunked and now cartoonish myth of global warming? Yes, very centrist.

No evidence? Really?

I guess you're right. Centrists always surround themselves with moderate influences like Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, and Van Jones - to name just a few. Of course, we can't forget Obama's flaming moderate mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.

And you're right about Beck and Limbaugh too - I guess the most recent elections are just more fantasy in your reality based world. It would appear the vast majority of voters agree with those "far-right oracles" or was the total smack down of Obama and his leftist soulmates in Congress "fabricated fantasy?"

Bush a bona-find war criminal? Oh yes - Gitmo. Still open, isn't it? Amazing Bush is able to keep that illegal facility open even out of office - quite a powerful man.

Yes, Obama is certainly off to a great start with all the change he's implemented - gas over $1 a gallon higher since he took office, unemployment doubled, tripling of the national debt, 200 waivers for his healtcare "reform" - yeah, a great start.

Happy New Year David.

msimons said...

Thanks I miss my First President I voted into office.

Anonymous said...

I think it's hilarious that someone who glorifies the Confederacy presumes to lecture *anyone* about their love (or lack thereof) of America. Absolutely hilarious.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon - Thanks for your comment. I love the South and her culture and studying her history, including the Confederate heroes produced by the WBTS. My ancestors fought and for the Confederacy. I also have ancestors - sons of those Confederate soldiers - who fought for the United States. Your comment simply reveals a lack of understanding of the complexity of American history. You should read more and laugh less.