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The Barack Obama Apology Tour


One item that has gained traction since the third presidential debate is Barack Obama's propensity to apologize to the world... as if being an American is a bad thing. Mitt Romney reminded viewers who tuned into the debate that Obama's "apology tour" did nothing except portray weakness in the eyes of the world.

The Heritage Foundation put an outstanding report together which documents Obama's "apology tour." This tour is what the media continues to gloss over, but the American people are not buying it.

1. Apology to France and Europe ("America Has Shown Arrogance")

Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.

So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we've allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there's something more that has crept into our relationship. 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.

2. Apology to the Muslim World ("We Have Not Been Perfect")

President Obama, interview with Al Arabiya, January 27, 2009.[2]

My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there's no reason why we can't restore that.

Read the full Top 10 List at The Heritage Foundation

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  1. elvisnixonComment by elvisnixon
    October 25, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Where Is Call For Jihad Against Chris Matthews Sharia Slander?

    Our President, Barack Hussein Obama, spoke out vigorously against any “slander” of the man Mr Obama invariably refers to as “The Prophet” Mohammed.

    We have been lectured by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that any speech offensive to Muslims will not be tolerated and that First Amendment notions must give way to the sensitivities and political correctness of multiculturalism.

    Where are the cries from the White House against the “Islamophobia” of Chris Matthews?

    Where is Congressman Keith Ellison? Congressman Ellison refused to swear his oath of office on a Bible and did so on a Koran. Is Mr Ellison outraged by the offensive manner in which liberals refer to the law of his Koran?

    In nationally broadcast remarks Democratic commentator Matthews disparaged the Romney/Ryan position (and that of the Roman Catholic Church/Evangelical Christians) as “sharia.

    This was intended as an insult.

    The Left is denigrating Islam and Islamic law- are they not?

    The Left argues that being Pro Life is absurd and “intolerant” and in that context refersto those who oppose abortion and Planned Parenthood as engaging in “Sharia”

    This is not a rare instance. Michael Brown reports

    “In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the country, we’re going to operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief.” In doing so, Matthews repeated the common leftwing libel that conservative moral principles with a basis in religious beliefs are equivalent to radical Islam.
    In May, Rev. Billy Graham took out full page ads in North Carolina newspapers stating in part, “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment.”
    Gay activist Wayne Besen responded by asking, “Do we now make our civil laws based upon Christian Sharia?”

    So anyone who fails to heartily endorse the radical homosexuals is a Taliban?

    “.. if you argue that a baby in the womb, upon conception, is entitled to personhood status, you are espousing a position “almost like Sharia,” which Matthews sums up by exclaiming, “This is extremism!” Indeed, for Matthews, in the early stages of pregnancy, we are certainly not dealing with a baby in the womb, let alone “a fetus,” but “rather an egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if you will.”
    So, the high regard for life and the protection of the innocent that fuels the Republican platform on abortion is nothing more than Sharia-like extremism..”

    Please note Chris Matthews and the homosexuals use “sharia” as indicia of something palpably awful.

    Where are the cries of outrage from Obama?

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    • Mort_fComment by Mort_f
      October 25, 2012 @ 10:42 am

      In one respect Matthews, et al, are correct. Sharia is an Obaomanation. Typo is intententional.

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  2. scallywagComment by scallywag
    October 25, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Obama certainly is striving very hard to “celebrate your dynamic union” at the EU by imitating Greece ( California /PA bankrupt cities as a first step due to bloated municipal union pensions & benefits) ) , then Spain ( throwing Stimulus money into Union coffers) , then France ( 75% tax rate on wealthy) then finally US bankruptcy, which may be his end game after all.

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    • bradfromsalemComment by bradfromsalem
      October 25, 2012 @ 2:41 pm


      There is only one constant in all the European fiscal issues. That constant is austerity. While the US has not put enough stimulus to get us out of the mess we were in at the end of 2008, the little that we did do was enough to start an extremely slow reversal. Exactly the results that economists such as Paul Krugman predicted.

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  3. bradfromsalemComment by bradfromsalem
    October 25, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I read the two so-called apologies and I fail to see the word “apologize” or even “sorry”. I read the words of a man who was elected to be the face and chief spokesperson of the United States willing to stand before the world and admit that as a nation we make mistakes. Most of the people posting here, believe that electing Obama was a mistake. Some of you may even have voted for him.
    When you express your current opinion of President Obama and admit that you voted for him, is that an apology? And if it is, is it a sign of weakness? Admitting a mistake is an important component of acting responsibly.

    To believe that the United States cannot make a mistake conflicts with the election Barack Obama as President. If you believe that was a mistake, then other mistakes could have been made.

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    • Mort_fComment by Mort_f
      October 25, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

      There are mistakes, and then there are MISTAKES. Hillary would have been a mistake, as well as McCain. But this country is big enough to have survived either of them without major damage.

      Instead, and I fully believe, from this and previous post of yours, you voted for the usurper in the White House. Many that voted for him were lock-step Democratics, Blacks who would vote for even A. Hitler if he was black, or those who wished to prove that they were not racist, and those who had a hatred of Bush. What we as a country got was a fraud who had absolutely no record of accomplishment, whose only record spoke of un-American values, who spent millions to hide every aspect of his past. And today, the nefarious aspects of that past are becoming apparent in his actions.

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    • bradfromsalemComment by bradfromsalem
      October 25, 2012 @ 3:53 pm


      Yes I did vote for Mr. Obama. And, guess what? I am not a lock step “Democratic”, black, or felt a need to prove I am not racist, and I totally disagreed with G. W. Bush’s policies but I don’t hate him.

      But I am being distracted here from your point. Which is that you changed the subject other than to shout the word “mistake”. So, please address my point because criticizing my choice for President does not explain the paradox I asked about.

      Please inform me!


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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      October 25, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

      I suggest that you visit the below site, and see all that the president did, not only to the world, but right here at home in condemnation of our Country’s strengths.

      Barack Obama’s Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower. By Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. and Morgan Lorraine Roach
      June 2, 2009

      If you insulted, or caused harm to my wife, or kids, possibly even myself, and If I kicked your butt in a honest fight, I may apologize to you for the hurt I put upon you personally, but I would not apologize for standing up for my Family, thereby showing a weakness, which would open them and myself to further abuse.

      In his eagerness to apologize, he did not merely apologize for any particular harm done to any one Nation, Group, individual or Organization.
      He was broad in his apologies that our Country was too strong, or overbearing.

      He should have, at that point, made it clear that at times we needed to take certain actions in our defense, and even though it may hurt, or has hurt, those whom we deal with, we will always stand up for our Country, and it’s People.
      This is a apology which would serve the purpose, but not show us as weak, or easy in the process.

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    • bradfromsalemComment by bradfromsalem
      October 26, 2012 @ 6:44 am


      It is not the strength of America that Obama acknowledged to the world, it was the Machiavellian use of that power. The US disregarded our own standards in order to support dictators over elected governments. Started wars in order to manipulate world events and in order to do so disregarded the truth.

      Acting as if the entire world is your enemy, is a mistake. All it ends up creating is enmity where there was none. And diminishes the possibility of peace.

      Show me where President Obama has ever said we will not defend ourselves. He has repeatedly announced to both the American citizenry and the world, that our nation will defend itself. How is he weakening us? Admitting we acted in disregard of our own sense of right and wrong is a strength, not a weakness.

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  4. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    October 25, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Just look at the smiles, smirks, and looks of pleasure on the faces of the Arabs, as NObama kisses the floor for them, in apology for the United States being a world power. Yet, when this was mentioned in the debate as a apology tour, NObama said that is untrue. Sounds like his answer to everything said about him. Surely he cannot say a picture lies.
    You Lie, and that is untrue is his common defense.
    This man could easily be the Medusa, as he sports so many different faces, but as with the Medusa, he is out to destroy any who have the Gaul to down him in any manner.
    In just 12 days, we have a opportunity to get rid of this cancer which has attached itself to America. We can hopefully cut out the infestation which has taken over our White House. Yes, we did it to ourselves, but he does not have to be permanent. Any mistake can be made right, and this was a mistake to end all mistakes. How could we have so blindly given our Country away to a man who hates us?. Are we really that stupid, ignorant, that we let a person with no records of achievement, credentials, experience, who hides his past so that we cannot now find out anything about him, probably not a legal Citizen, anti American, Anti Christianity, Anti God, Anti Constitution, liar, be leader of our Country?.
    I am afraid so, and shame on us for that. We could have found out anything we wanted to know about him, before he took office, as he could not then have sealed his records. We had the opportunity to do a background check, Verification, and did not use that opportunity. We are the ones who so blindly put a man with the darkest of pasts, and worst of intentions, in to run our Great Country right into the ground. We let the intruder pass right through our Security gates, without even asking him for his papers, passport, drivers license, Birth Certificate, or SS card. Yet, one has to almost strip down to nude, to ride in a airplane. We are worried that a bad element might sneak aboard one of our planes, but let a person run our Country who has shown us nothing, and has paid enormous sums of money to keep us from finding out anything about him. Does this sound like a transparent Presidency, or President?. NO.!
    It is time we take the fox from the hen house. We need to put this terrible, terrible mistake behind us, and throw this Marxist Muslim out of OUR White House. When we do find out, after he is a civilian again, that he indeed was not a legal Citizen or President, we can then clean up after this man, put him in the record/history books as the worst ever President, and the man who became President as a pretender, and we as the stupidest ever people to have even voted him into the office.
    I am in serious hopes that even after the fact, if he is found to be illegal, that his records in office will all be classified as null and void. Regardless, we could at least strip him of any benefits of retirement from the office, and not have to give him Secret Service support , a pension, nor pay him his salary forever.
    You can bet once his reality is discovered, he will write a book making America look like we are ignorant, for having allowed him to take our White House and us on a White Knuckle ride into near oblivion, while not even being qualified to hold the office. America will be shamed, and it will take us forever to re-establish our supremacy on the Earth, even if that will be possible at that point.


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  5. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    October 25, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Just what is the paradox you speak of?

    That we are not a ‘perfect’ country? That our leaders are imperfect and make mistakes? Even our Constitution has been amended, and certain Amendments have been repealed. I would even submit that Clinton’s Kosovo, in the course of history, will prove to be a mistake. Mistakes happen, in the military there are often ‘friendly fire’ incidents. No man is omniscient, but one must rely on elected leaders to have the best interests of the country at heart.

    You denied the obvious reasons given for voting for Obama, but you will not say why you voted for him. Was it ‘Hope and Change”? A nebulous Hope and an unspecified Change? Do you Hate this country that much?

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    • bradfromsalemComment by bradfromsalem
      October 26, 2012 @ 6:33 am


      Here is the paradox. You are acknowledging that America does make mistakes. So, Obama was doing the same, acknowledging mistakes. Now, you may disagree that the general hubris that America has shown over the past 60 years (at least) was a mistake, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But to place it in the category of an unfounded, craven apology is rather far fetched.

      I did not vote for Mr. Obama in the Primaries, or Ms. Clinton either. But at election time, my choices were Obama, McCain or an alternate party candidate. I chose Obama, not because I agreed with him 100%, or had any illusions that he was anything more than a Centrist, just to the left of the Clintons.

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    • Mort_fComment by Mort_f
      October 26, 2012 @ 11:28 am

      I purposely used mistakes in both capital letters and in lower case letters as a means of differentiating significance. In the main, the mistakes of this country have been tactical rather than strategic, to use the military teminology.

      We, as a country, have been fortunate in being founded by men of exceptional ability, and based on that foundation, have developed an exceptional country. Over our history, we have been fortunate to have had presidents that approach the ideal. Of course, many have been of lesser stature and ability. But at least, they had no reservations about love of country. At best, some of them can be classified as fairly competent caretakers. John McCain, I believe, would have fallen into that ‘caretaker’ category.

      Often, in blogs, there are those who speak of ‘the ‘lesser of two evils’. Neither Romney, nor McCain, would fit into an evil category. Wish I could say the same about obama. His very background, that which he has failed to hide from public view, supports the ‘evil’ category. His appontments of czars is further confirmation. Add the multitude issuance of ‘Executive Orders’, the contradictions of established laws, a total ‘in your face’ to the Constitution. Lie after Lie, and if Benghazi does nothing else for you, two plus weeks of nothing but lies.

      Ben Franklin said: A republic, if you can keep it. Note the first French Revolution, quickly followed by the dictatorship of Napoleon. A revolution that lacked the populace needed to sustain it. Compare it to the Arab Spring, Egypt, Libya, etc. Have no illusions, no Islamic country will fit an idealistic vision of ‘democracy’. The very word, Islam, means submission, a synonym for slavery. An abject denial of democratic ideals.

      We have two threats against us, foreign and domestic. Our national interest lies in maintaining freedom of trade, with all its ramifications. We have gone to war many times because of it. Start with the Barbary pirates. On the domestic front, what has made our nation exceptional is the guarantee of personal freedom, which is attacked on a near daily basis by the Obama administration. Evil is as evil does, sweet words to the contrary are meaningless.

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