Yesterday at his nuclear conference, Obama said the following (via Gateway Pundit):
“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.”
Whether we like it or not. That's like what Mommies say when telling you to eat your yucky vegetables. Would he prefer that we be vulnerable and weak? Heck of an American Can-Do attitude, Barry!
It is, of course, being spun by those who still insist that we need to be above it all as "Oh, he meant we are drawn into conflicts due to being a superpower." While perhaps true, one need only look to Obama's associations and his very actions to see what he truly meant and what he believes.
Obama does not believe in American Exceptionalism and he is actively pursuing its decline. There, I said it. He has surrounded himself with people who hold these same beliefs. Further proof is evidenced by a speech - to young students - that his Science Czar gave the other day. (video after the jump)
Via Breitbart TV:
The Obama administration’s top science and technology official, who has argued for the economic de-development of America, warned science students last Friday that the United States cannot expect to be “number one” forever. “We can’t expect to be number one in everything indefinitely,” Dr. John P. Holdren said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
We can't expect to be number one in everything indefinitely. Because that would be meany pants, I suppose. And "not fair." This isn't the first time John Holdren has espoused such views. In the video at the link, from 2007, Holdren argues for a redistribution of wealth achieved in part by green policies. Oh yeah, he also says that America isn’t really Exceptional. I suppose everything that America has done as the greatest source for good in the World has really been a ruse perpetrated by nefarious racist, evil mongers. Or dum-dum crackers. I can’t really keep straight which one we are supposed to be. I’m also no longer sure if being called Un-American is an insult to the Left.
It is no wonder that Obama chose Holdren as one of his Czars. Obama's entire career path was predicated on the belief that America is icky and needs "fixed." That America needs to be more like Europe. He goes on apology tours grousing about all our delusionally perceived wrongs, for goodness sake. He can't even bring himself to ever praise America. At the commemoration of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, not only did he not bother attending, but he failed to even make mention of the fact that the tyranny was at the hands of the Soviet Union and was lifted due to the actions, will and exceptionalism of America. Nor did he make one mention of Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan. I suppose he’s only sorry that he couldn’t figure out a way to BLAME America. He did, however, say this:
Obama on the Fall of Berlin Wall: No One Could Have Forseen on That Day That German Ally, America, Would Be Led By A Man of African Descent
We've seen everything that we warned prior to the election coming true. Obama, his administration and the Democrats are trying to Europe-inize us with a federal government involved and in control of every aspect of our lives, a weakened military, attempts to morally equate America with our enemies and a belief that America is not special.
Well, it is special. America IS that shining city on the hill. It is a beacon of light for the rest of the world and it shall remain so, despite their best efforts to "hope and change" that. Liz Cheney called all this at last year's RedState gathering. I've often said that I strive to live up to my own personal motto and ideal of "walk softly. But carry a big lipstick". Liz Cheney is that ideal. Thus, I'll leave off with her words from the speech she gave last August:
We know that freedom isn’t free, that America’s armed forces are the best fighting force the world has ever known. And finally, we know that America is the best nation on earth, the best that has ever existed. We believe in her goodness, her strength, her hope and her example -- for all who seek freedom in every corner of the world. Those are conservative values. Those are American values.
There is the difference. We believe in America's goodness and strength. The Obama administration believes that to be a detriment.
She also said:
He cannot attempt to stand above America and our enemies. America needs a Commander-in-Chief, not a global community organizer.
The purpose of diplomacy is not to be liked. The purpose of foreign policy is not to get applause in foreign capitals. The purpose of having a Commander-in-Chief and pursuing a national security strategy is to defend America’s interests, aggressively, effectively and unapologetically. If the American President doesn’t do this -- who will?
We will, Liz. We, the people, will.