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Published on February 20th, 2015 | by Nick Adams

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President’s Paltry Patriotism

February 20th, 2015 | by Nick Adams

Few qualities are as important in a US President as a love of country.

Seldom in American history, tumultuous as its pages may be, has the patriotism of a President been questioned. The Obama years, marked by a vigorous and consistent dispute about this very matter, stand in stark contrast.

The latest incarnation of this doubt came courtesy of former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani on Thursday night.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

The remarks prompted strong reaction from predictable quarters, with the mainstream media, Twitter and their progressive heroes seemingly taking turns to audition for apoplexy.

Cowed by political correctness, even many conservative talking heads tap-danced, querying the use of Giuliani’s language and suggesting it to be unhelpful to the Republican cause. Following the liberal playbook, few asked themselves if the statement was true, preferring to consider hurt feelings.

But injury aside, is Giuliani right?

The evidence is powerful, and it falls on Giuliani’s side.

Culturally and rhetorically, President Obama bears little similarity to any of his Democratic predecessors, including the most recent, Bill Clinton. Who could imagine President Obama referring to America as “the indispensable nation”, or proclaiming that “nothing that is wrong with America cannot be cured by what is right about America” as the latter did at his 1993 inauguration?

While Democratic, President Clinton preserved a robust American identity, with an unapologetic belief in American exceptionalism and a heartland love of “Americana”. Even in criticism, he managed to praise.

There has been little in the current President’s actions or words in the last six years to suggest a comparable affection. From an international apology tour to equivalence on exceptionalism to anodyne words to describe evil, the President has perpetually scratched the proud American psyche.

Is this a matter of ideology, upbringing or personality? Giuliani suggests it to be a combination of all three, a theory corroborated by what we know of President Obama’s life.

Unlike the rural South with its uniform patriotism where Clinton was raised, President Obama’s life presented him with opportunities to meet several activists, with subversive attitudes and anti-American sentiments. The academia and community leaders Obama consorted with were likely very different to the good ol’ boys of Clinton’s youth.

But with youth long in the past, it is President Obama’s current preparedness to slander the reputation of Christians and America while protecting the reputation of Islam, as well as his increasing openness in the last few months, that is now raising eyebrows.

Many Americans are unsettled by a President more animated by largely imaginary racial and religious discrimination than the genuine evil of Islamic terror. The belief espoused by the Administration that climate change and US overreach are the two greatest threats to American national security is rejected viscerally by the majority of American. The First Lady’s revelation in February 2008 that “for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country” is the antithesis of the traditional American experience.

These are not priorities or positions shared by the heartland, or “Bubbaville” (thanks, Mike Huckabee).

Few would dispute the compatibility of anti-Americanism with liberal ideology. America, after all, is the greatest impediment to leftist success, and represents the last great holdout to the secular-progressive agenda.

It is not impossible for liberals to love America, but if they do, they are far more likely to love it for what it can become, rather than what it is.

Maybe that’s why a fundamental transformation is needed.

Nick Adams is an Australian best-selling author, speaker and political commentator. He is best known for his work in the field of American exceptionalism, and is credited with a resurgence in the idea worldwide. He is a regular on Fox News, C-SPAN and nationally-syndicated radio. Adams has received several state awards, being appointed an Honorary Texan by Governor Rick Perry in 2013. He is the author of the book: The American Boomerang (2014). His website is www.nickadamsinamerica.com.

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  • ADM

    There is of course, a very REAL reason that Barak Obama nee Soetoro, does not behave like a patriotic caring American…. And that is BECAUSE he is not even 0.1% AMERICAN! – Despite his adoptive mom’s efforts to create a “citizen” out of him by fraudulent means (Ask CIA what I mean… they know!), and change his name to a family that she may have known in Kenya (“Obama”), despite him having not one trace of identical family DNA to them. Obama the fraud, you see, was born in Indonesia to a radical islamic jihadist family surnamed SOETORO.. the -KAH part representing an adoption by someone. Of course, he also pretended to become “Christian” via a radical neo-“Christian” sect, who also offered violent ideology… And another reason why “Obama” does not care at all about Christian groups being murdered by ISIS / ISIL / IS jihadists in the M.E., … so far… I mean, many “foreigners” like USA’s allies, know about this, including MI-5, who were also keeping an eye on “Obama” family for years, documenting and photographing a lot. But WHY is “Obama” so protected despite this? – a reason could be that CIA & co, fear a Negroe American uprising thinking Obama is negroid, not knowing BO is actually Asian Aborigine, from Indonesia… and just happens to look a little like a mulatto… Get over it, Agencies, do what is right for America, and remove BO forcibly from office and deal with him so he cannot ever return! … And if any black Americans want to riot and loot, bring in the Army, who can deal with that as befitting their abilities… after all, they would be anarchists and terrorists, wouldn’t they?

    • mrsgunnut10

      ADM – I don’t think it can be put to the People of these United States any better than the way that you just did . Thank you. TSgt., USAF Retired.,

  • Frank W Brown

    A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but

    not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or

    to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a

    check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not

    to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that

    was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from

    owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty

    F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but

    not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make

    you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is

    run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a

    wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman

    in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head

    searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but

    is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions

    of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his

    teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class

    in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more

    government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with

    Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free

    cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses

    but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to

    provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment

    checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was

    diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest

    big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a

    wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government

    forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself

    makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • mrsgunnut10

      Well said Frank Brown – Thank you. TSgt., USAF Retired.

  • libsareterrorist

    Eleven more days until Benjamin Netanyahu’s “Saving the World” address to the 114th United States of America Congress.

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