Obama, President of a European Commission?

Since the 2008 election:

  • I have stated, “Barack Obama is not American.”
  • Supporters immediately attack me and say, “Obama was born in Hawaii.”
  • I respond, “ok, so?  Obama does not “own” American ideals and principles in his heart.”

Brit Nile Gardiner wrote a piece published in “the Telegraph” entitled:

Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering president

This piece illustrates my understanding and point with the observation and statement:

“Obama does not “own” American ideals and principles in his heart.”

First, review Mr. Gardiner’s qualifications, a lifetime of following and advising leaders:

Nile Gardiner is a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst and political commentator. A former aide to Margaret Thatcher, Gardiner has served as a foreign policy adviser to two US presidential campaigns. He appears frequently on American and British television, including Fox News Channel, BBC, and Fox Business Network.

Ponder what is America?  America is more than a place. America is an idea and ideal. America is the beacon of freedom for the world.  Since America’s inception, she has been looked to by the people’s of the world, as the example for other nations and leaders to emulate.

Compare using Mr. Gardiner’s essay:

When John F. Kennedy delivered his “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 1963, 450,000 people flocked to hear him. Fifty years later a far more subdued invitation-only crowd of 4,500 showed up to hear Barack Obama speak at the same location in Berlin. As The National Journal noted, “he didn’t come away with much, winning just a smattering of applause from a crowd that was one-hundredth the size of JFK’s,” and far smaller than the 200,000 boisterous Germans who had listened to his 2008 address as a presidential candidate.

JFK had a clear message when he came to Berlin a half century ago – the free world must stand up to Communist tyranny. 

24 years later, President Reagan stood in the same spot famously calling on the Soviets to “tear down this wall.” Reagan’s speech was a seminal moment that ushered in the downfall of an evil empire, and gave hope to tens of millions of people behind the Iron Curtain.

It was a display of strength and conviction by the leader of the free world, sending an unequivocal message of solidarity with those who were fighting for freedom in the face of a monstrous totalitarian ideology.

Barack Obama’s last wednesday speech …  “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance. This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism, while containing much that was counter-productive for the world’s superpower. Ultimately it was little more than a laundry list of Obama’s favourite liberal pet causes, including cutting nuclear weapons, warning about climate change, putting an end to all wars, shutting Guantanamo, ending global poverty, and backing the European Project. It was a combination of staggering naiveté, the appeasement of America’s enemies and strategic adversaries, and the championing of more big government solutions.

So why is Obama’s speech lacking?  Why is Obama’s speech “not American”?

There was little in this speech that advances US interests, or makes the world a safer place.

Completely missing from Obama’s address was a call for the West to stand up to the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defence of Christians facing huge levels of persecution and intimidation in the Middle East, strong condemnation of Iran and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, and any criticism of growing authoritarianism in Russia. The president paid lip service to the NATO alliance, which has proved critical in preserving Europe’s security for over 60 years, but made no call for the alliance to be strengthened in the wake of waning support and investment in Europe.

Instead of BEING, ILLUSTRATING, EXEMPLIFYING, a LEADER of the free world, Obama read a speech which relayed this perception:

In front of the Brandenburg Gate,

Obama sounded more like the president of the European Commission than the leader of the free world. It is never a good sign when a US president parrots the language of a Brussels bureaucrat when he is supposed to be a champion of freedom.

And this is exactly what I mean when I state:

“Obama does not “own” American ideals and principles in his heart.”

To be an American, is to be one who can easily speak, without resorting to a tele-prompter, the American ideals and principles of “Follow me! To liberty, freedom, strength, prosperity and safety.  Strengthen the weak and heal the sick by teaching the peoples and nations of our world how to be self sufficient and in control of their own destinies.

Not suffocate “the People” with bureaucracy that ensures equal mediocrity in a new caste system…

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