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Jennifer Rubin says that President Obama did too go around apologizing for America. Don’t remember that? It helps to understand that “apologizing for America” is another way to say “assuring the world that the George W. Bush administration was over.”

Liberals don’t even see that Obama’s excoriating his predecessor is apologizing for this nation, but of course it is. George W. Bush wasn’t acting as a private citizen, and whatever he actions he took were done in the name of the United States.

As Kevin Drum says, “This pretty much mocks itself, doesn’t it? In any case, Jimmy Carter will certainly be glad to hear that conservatives plan to stop criticizing all the actions he took in the name of the United States.”

See also Paul Waldman.

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  1. Swami  •  Oct 23, 2012 @7:31 pm

    If there was any apologizing for America..It was sorely needed..Allowing Bush to act out on the world stage was not one of America’s finest moments, and it did reflect poorly on the American public. Putting a dry drunk in such a responsible position of authority was foolish on our part.

  2. uncledad  •  Oct 23, 2012 @7:58 pm

    Who the fuck is Jennifer Rubin? Her parents should apologize to the world for hatching such a hateful miscreant! Wasn’t she the scum that called for genocide against the Palestinians?

  3. moonbat  •  Oct 23, 2012 @8:42 pm

    If there was any apologizing for America..It was sorely needed..

    It’s still needed. Things won’t go right for this country until we can start acknowledging our shadow and begin righting the wrongs we have done. Our country has done many great things in the world, but we also have a deep shadow, of deeds and acts we won’t admit. I just don’t get the whole self-righteous nonsense and immaturity that characterizes the right.

    One of the things that really impressed me about Australia, is the formal apology they made to their aboriginal people. That’s a huge start for any country. All people and all nations make mistakes, and it’s part of not being a child any more when you can be honest about them and address them.

  4. Doug Hughes  •  Oct 23, 2012 @8:54 pm

    What hasn’t (yet) gotten comment is the whining by Mitt several times in the debate that Obama was ‘attacking him’. As if bringing up what Mitt had said was unfair and his prior business activities (which Romney is basing his campaign on) are off limits.

    There is a bizarre mindset that gentlemanly conduct precludes any reminders of reality. And the equally bizarre contradiction in the unspoken assumption that his only applies to democrats reminding voters what republicans have said and done.

  5. Tom B  •  Oct 23, 2012 @9:22 pm

    I want the Republicans (in Congress) to apologize or dooming millions of innocent Americans to extended unemployment by not passing any jobs bills and wrecking the US’s credit rating in the summer of 2011. But, it won’t happen, of course. Everything’s Obama’s fault.

  6. biggerbox  •  Oct 23, 2012 @11:25 pm

    wow, that is so stupid that it needs advanced multi-dimensional math to calculate exactly how deep it goes. It amazes me that she has a job.

  7. Swami  •  Oct 24, 2012 @12:36 am

    What I’d like to see is an apology from the GOP for Joe Wilson’s outburst calling the President of the United States a liar. How can the repugs harbor among their ranks such an undisciplined pig?

  8. uncledad  •  Oct 24, 2012 @2:20 am

    Perhaps I was too tuff on the media darling, late bloomer. I’ve done a little search, seems she was a labor lawyer in hollywood, bless her heart.
    Once she had enough money why she became a conservative, typical when your name is Rubin, head start even when you land on third. How about some roaches?

  9. uncledad  •  Oct 24, 2012 @4:10 am

    What will Tonald Dump reveal today? His ignorance?

    When girls rock:

  10. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 24, 2012 @6:54 am

    Jennifer Rubin: Unfair, and mentally unbalanced.

    The Washington Post Op-ed meetings are probably held in that bar from Star Wars.
    And they send Krauthammer and Rubin in first to scare the aliens, and make room for Fred Hiatt’s monsters.

  11. joanr16  •  Oct 24, 2012 @8:42 am

    George W. Bush wasn’t acting as a private citizen, and whatever he actions he took were done in the name of the United States.

    Well, she’s right about that, which is why I found Dubya’s crimes and misdemeanors so very deeply offensive.

    So: what Kevin Drum said.

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