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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I want to thank you for posting this, because its a good example of the arrogance that the President talked about overseas. I really don't mean to criticize you, I just think its very convenient that you said this.
    If that's an example of arrogance, you and Dear Leader need to switch to a different dictionary.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Of course we're not arrogant....we're not France.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I want to thank you for posting this, because its a good example of the arrogance that the President talked about overseas. I really don't mean to criticize you, I just think its very convenient that you said this.

    President Obama compared these statements of American arrogance to the ignorance and sometimes the attitude the Europeans have towards Americans. I think its about time our President has come out and said this.

    Wherever I have lived I have always said that Americans are sometimes arrogant. But its not like we are that way all the time, I love this country, and one reason I love it is because we can have our leader go overseas and admit something that his own people are sometimes afraid to admit. These people are so afraid they are then quick to label our leader's remarks as, like you said, "horrendous" or something to that extent.

    Unfortunately, Reverend_Hellhound, in the only way that he knows how, has made an unfair poll, something I have done time and again. I don't think our country is arrogant, but we are also not modest, so it can't be dealt with in absolutes. We are not necessarily an arrogant country in general, but I think we can be called arrogant.

    I'm also not saying we should do things like pull out of world diplomacy completely, this would be wrong. We are powerful enough a country to be almost "policing" the world, but along with this power comes the arrogance of some Americans.

    it is my belief that those in government office whether they were elected or appointed are supposed to at least give the appearance of being very patriotic. Tossing the salad of people who do not like us and complaining we are arrogant does not give the appearance of patriotism. Diplomacy does not mean we(I say we because the president is the representative of we the people,so what ever he does he does so in our names) have to kiss the ass of of people who do not like us.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    This may be the first President in history that made a negative statement about the American population
    "In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption." -Jimmy Carter

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Every country thinks its the best in the world.America to be fair at least for a while is/was from an objective standpoint.

    Its more about individuals though not all americans are that great as with anywhere else.People wanna take to much credit from great people who happened to be born in the same place as them.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Well, I think the majority of Americans are of the worst combination: arrogance and ignorance.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Things are surely taking some bad turns when our own president isn't happy with us
    That's what impeachments are for.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    That's what impeachments are for.
    Works for me.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    Well, I think the majority of Americans are of the worst combination: arrogance and ignorance.
    Agreed. Obama got elected, didn't he?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Certainly we are arrogant but so are many many others. I have lived overseas now for close to 25 years and in every country I become a resident in the locals always gives me their two cents on every topic under the sun. The only difference is that in the world as it is today, non-Americans always grade the bar that America sets on every single topic. If the American status quo is too far off the mark from their own, Americans get the quick "arrogant" label for whatever the case or issue may be.

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