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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Kessler Takes Obama Out of Context
Topic: Newsmax

Ronald Kessler channeled the great political love of his life, Mitt Romney, in his April 26 Newsmax column.

Riffing on the title of Romney's book "No Apology," Kessler asserts that "Mitt Romney put his finger on the single most important reason Barack Obama will be a one-term president" -- "his habit of apologizing for America’s imagined sins, signaling that he really does not believe in the greatness of this country." In fact, the "apology tour" meme is a manufactured right-wing talking point promoted by the likes of Fox News.

Kessler provided as an example of such purported "apologizing" Obama’s comment that "whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower." But Kessler is taking that statement out of context. Far from being an apology, it was part of an answer to a question about U.S. involvement in the world's "trouble spots"; Obama was pointing out that because America is the "dominant military superpower," it gets pulled into world conflicts that are "costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."

Nevertheless, Kessler rants that "no president in American history has been so out of step with the most basic American values, reluctant to see this country as 'America the Beautiful.'"

Stop misrepresenting Obama, Mr. Kessler.


Posted by Terry K. at 7:24 AM EDT

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