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Obama Needs to Learn from Himself About Apologizing

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 4:18 pm - July 26, 2009.
Filed under: Arrogance of the Liberal Elites,Obama Watch

Reading Tom Maguire’s obsevation that “the Apologizer-in-Chief, who is comfortable saying “I’m sorry” for all America if not himself,” caused me to wonder why a President can apologize for his country’s mistakes, but can’t apologize for his own.

Or does he just think he’s bigger than his country?

Look, all he needs say is that he made a mistake speaking in haste without knowing all the facts and he apologizes for doing so.  I mean, heck, the Mayor of his home town thinks the President “should have gathered the facts first before commenting on Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s encounter with Cambridge, Mass. police“.

It’s not just the absence of apology which is telling about Obama, but the fact that he weighed in on the issue in the first place.  He would have avoided all controversy, had when the question was asked, he said that he didn’t know all the facts, as he was focused on national issues.   This was a local issue which local officials should sort out.  He had every confidence that Governor Patrick and the authorities in Cambridge would get to the bottom of this.  Or some such.

The President could end the controversy by speaking words he can’t seem to say when addressing his own actions, “I’m sorry.”  It’s not that he’s out of practice of anything.  I mean, just look how readily he’s apologized for his country in recent days.

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18 Comments

  1. It was called “Crowded Out”

    Hawaii’s experiment with universal health care, failed experiment. First in the nation to attempt universal health care. To cover 3,500 children but parents dropped their private coverage and took advantage of taxpayer funded health care. It ended after 7 months.

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/07/hawaiis-experiment-in-universal.html

    We are being distracted by the MSM from what’s really of importance.

    Comment by keyboard jockey — July 26, 2009 @ 4:58 pm - July 26, 2009

  2. “Or does he just think he’s bigger than his country?”

    He thinks he’s *better* than this country.

    Comment by jana — July 26, 2009 @ 5:37 pm - July 26, 2009

  3. He can do no wrong, so why should he apologize?

    Comment by Angie — July 26, 2009 @ 6:01 pm - July 26, 2009

  4. Prof Gates and the President are both guilty of racial profiling.
    Also:
    Perhaps the are both deeply angry for having white ancesters.

    Comment by nolabill — July 26, 2009 @ 6:31 pm - July 26, 2009

  5. Gates is guilty for class profiling–he decided to single out a working-class cop like Sgt. Crowley for abuse because he thought Crowley wasn’t powerful enough to stand up to an elitist such as himself.

    Comment by Scott Spiegel — July 26, 2009 @ 7:05 pm - July 26, 2009

  6. The one real hope I had for Obama once it became clear that he was going to get elected was that he would realize that he had a historic opportunity to be truly “post racial”.

    A little Bill Cosby tough love from the president could have been the hope ‘n’ change we need to put this country on course to a color blind society (or something close).

    By setting an example, Obama could show millions of black kids that success and achievement are available to them with hard work and the right attitude.

    Race-whoring Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Henry Louis Gates, and their ilk have become wealthy by convincing millions of blacks that they don’t stand a chance in whitey’s world so there’s just to reason to try.

    Turns out that Obama is just another race hustler in a nice suit.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — July 26, 2009 @ 7:14 pm - July 26, 2009

  7. Sister Blog has a new poll.

    The President, Vice President, Speaker of the House and All Senators and Representatives should receive the same Health Plan they force on other Americans
    Poll Here:

    http://sarah-palin-2012.blogspot.com/

    Comment by keyboard jockey — July 26, 2009 @ 7:18 pm - July 26, 2009

  8. #7 the state media should beat that drum until it is a foregone conclusion.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — July 26, 2009 @ 7:40 pm - July 26, 2009

  9. A little Bill Cosby tough love from the president could have been the hope ‘n’ change we need to put this country on course to a color blind society (or something close).

    By setting an example, Obama could show millions of black kids that success and achievement are available to them with hard work and the right attitude.

    C’mon! You know better than that. Ain’t gonna happen as long as there’s money to be made and people to manipulate for selfish gain.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — July 27, 2009 @ 4:58 am - July 27, 2009

  10. Do you think there’s any change the Big 0 will ever apologize for doubling the national debt, fostering a culture of corruption, alienating our allies and making us weaker before our enemies?

    Comment by V the K — July 27, 2009 @ 9:52 am - July 27, 2009

  11. I’ve got an idea, could President Obama apologize for the corrupt Democrat party? 43 our of the 44 people perp walked the other day in NJ were Democrats or Democrat office holders. Now today it comes out that two of the most powerful Democrat Senators LIED about getting sweatheart deals from Countrywide before the mortgage industry collapsed. Do you think the state run media will ask these people to step aside while these illegalities are prosecuted? Do you think someone in the media could “speak truth to power” and ask his Highness about his party members? Do you think this could become a “teachable moment” about one party rule and Democrat corruption? The whole party stinks like dead fish.
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99N143G3&show_article=1

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — July 27, 2009 @ 5:21 pm - July 27, 2009

  12. “This is not the Democrat party I knew…”

    Where are our normal loons anyway?

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 27, 2009 @ 7:02 pm - July 27, 2009

  13. So I just caught President Obama on TV talking about 2 days of talks with……..
    the Chinese.
    Question, who is on tv more, President Obama or your local weather man?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — July 27, 2009 @ 7:11 pm - July 27, 2009

  14. Where are our normal loons anyway?

    I don’t think they can defend themselves anymore. In buckeye’s last comment, he didn’t use his worn out long, long decade BS.

    I’m getting the sense that they can no longer defend Chairman Obama or the real culture of corruption. So they just keep their mouths shut and stick with the mental masturbation or the KOSholes waiting for a glimmer of Chope.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — July 27, 2009 @ 9:58 pm - July 27, 2009

  15. If you prefer the Republicans over the liberal socialist Democrats, here’s some good news for you….
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/07/27/stumbling_governors_signal_trouble_for_democrats_97631.html

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — July 27, 2009 @ 10:09 pm - July 27, 2009

  16. Gene,

    George Sonofavitch is my senator, I don’t really prefer either party from Ohio. It’s like choosing between Herpes and Syphiliss. One can be treated, but you don’t really want either.

    Comment by The Livewire — July 28, 2009 @ 1:33 pm - July 28, 2009

  17. Livewire, imagine if you lived in Maine for God’s sake!

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — July 29, 2009 @ 12:55 am - July 29, 2009

  18. I have been a cop for 33 years. I felt the need to report that race relations within the law enforcement community are ions ahead of the rest of the country, simply because we rely on each other to survive. The same applies to gay officers. Although I’m pretty sure we’ve had gay officers all along we really didn’t have to confront the issue until a few years ago. One of our officers who had been married and had children openly came out and told us he was gay. I was gratified that we all handled it pretty well. It confirmed that police officers really don’t think in those terms. We care about each other and each other’s safety and all other things are unimportant. The Cambridge Police situation illustrated this point nicely as it related to black police officers and how they stepped up and defended a good cop and a good man. I wanted to let gay officers know that the same applies to you in case you might have doubts. There will always be bigots and ignorant people but most cops (I think I have earned the right to speak for most of us) won’t care so long as you do your job and don’t become the “office creep” who thinks he or she must define everything in sexual terms. Our gay officer handled it in the best way I think. He made jokes and didn’t hide it or have a chip on his shoulder. He is our gay and transgender liason now. He is also our friend and co-worker and we would put our lives on the line for him and we know it is reciprocal. Let this Cambridge incident be a lesson if there are doubts. Black female and male officers came to the defense of one of their brother officers because it was the right thing to do. The same will apply to you if you in doubt.

    Comment by Dave B — July 31, 2009 @ 4:44 am - July 31, 2009

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