What I want to focus on is Obama’s continuing attack on his own country, unprecedented, to my knowledge, for a President on an overseas tour. Here are Obama’s comments on his own country’s history:
“An enduring commitment to the rule of law is the only way to achieve the security that comes from justice for all people. Robust minority rights let societies benefit from the full measure of contributions from all citizens.
I say this as the President of a country that not too long ago made it hard for someone who looks like me to vote.”
This is untrue. A minority of states did “make it hard” for someone who “looks like Obama” to vote until “not long ago,” but most did not, and the federal government certainly did not. There has never been a time when it was hard for people who look like Obama to vote here in Minnesota, for example.
One could also point out that the Southern states that did practice Jim Crow laws were all bastions of the Democratic party.
Aside from that, has there ever been an American president who made it a point at every stop on his world tour to demean, abase and abuse America?
I think not.
I don’t believe countries are made great by their leaders demeaning them. Reagan described America as a shining city upon a hill. Obama seems to be intent on describing America as a shining oil slick on a cesspool.
That may please Obama’s overseas fans, but it should dismay Americans.