1. American Exceptionalism, May 2009
"I believe in American exceptionalism," Obama said after one beat for thought. "Just as the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks in Greek exceptionalism..." Yes, it is abundantly clear how the President feels about America.
2. Fort Hood Shooting, 2009.
According to the Obama administration, it wasn’t jihad. Nor was it Islamic terrorism. No, no… it was… wait for it… “Workplace violence”.
3. “Random folks in a deli”, 2015
Apparently, Islamic terrorists in Paris choosing a kosher deli, and stating they had made the choice because they were targeting Jews, made it completely random.
4. “Violent Extremism”, 2015
If you listened to the Obama White House and State Department, our war is not with Islamic terrorism, or Islamists, or Islamic jihad. In fact, there’s nothing Islamic about it. It’s just violent extremists. Probably random, too.
5. Crusades and Islam- National Prayer Breakfast, 2015
Lest anyone get on their high horse, religious violence is not unique to one group, according to the theologian President. There are, of course other religions currently engaged in mass murder, systematic rape, slavery, beheading innocents, bombing public events, shooting up school children and wiping out whole religious communities… it’s just… well… we’ve never heard about them….
6. Climate Change- -2015 SOTU
“No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." Really. He said it.
7. 2012 Election Campaign- You Didn’t Build That
“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Of course, individual sweat and toil is insignificant. How arrogant to consider that you achieved something. Only the government, and collective, can do that.
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon Martin." Enough said.
9. The Teachable Moment Leading To A Beer Summit
President Obama: "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."
10. Jobs for Jihadis- Just Get ‘Em Jobs
According to Marie Harf in regard to ISIS, the United States 'cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war.' Instead, she said, the administration should 'go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups' – including 'lack of opportunity for jobs.' She doubled down the next day, suggesting her argument was “a little too nuanced for some”.
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.