AUTHOR: Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review
THESIS: Barack Obama's America is "prissy" and more "self-absorbed" than George Bush's America
WORDS NEEDED TO DEMONSTRATE: 1,401
THINGS OBAMA HAS APOLOGIZED FOR: Slavery, "our treatment of Native Americans," "being imperious toward Europeans and Muslims"
PEOPLE OBAMA HAS MADE NICE WITH: the Chinese, "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Bashar al-Assad, the Castro brothers, Hugo Chávez"
MOTIVE FOR SYCOPHANCY TOWARD CHINA: America's need for cash
TERM FOR VENEZUELAN OIL: "Hugo Chávez’s messy goo"
OBAMA'S SWINDLE: "The rest of the world is supposed to keep drilling in the ecologically fragile Persian Gulf, tap the tundra of Siberia, and pump out of the Latin American jungle--while we pay for it with borrowed Japanese and Chinese money. "
RESULT: "national selfishness"
OTHER PROBLEMS WITH OBAMA: Jumbo jets, SUVs, handlers, Latin, "creepy messianic rhetoric," the NEA
CONCLUSION: "The net result of all this is that America is becoming as self-righteous, self-centered, and prissy as its president is himself."
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