"Quotable Quotes" from Reagan, JFK and GW Bush compared to B Obama.

    Here is an interesting assignment.  I asked myself,  "Just what has Obama  ever said that was a 'quotable quote,' "  something that was profoundly stated and  memorable. I couldn't come up with anything that did not sound silly.   Here is what the internet considers to be Obama Quotable,   but first and for the purpose of illustration,  the following is what  I was looking for: 

Reagan’s quotable quotes
1. A people free to choose will always choose peace.
2. Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
3. Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
4. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
5. How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

  1. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
  2. The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
  3. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
  4. The basis of effective government is public confidence.
  5. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

GW Bush:
  1.  Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
  2.  Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
  3.  I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
  4.  Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is    God's gift to humanity.

And now,  Barack Hussein Obama.  I have long claimed that he is not a smart man,  in an authentic sense of the word.  This post is my evidence.  "Profound" is not a word I would associate with anything Barry has to say.  Understand that a key to the "profound" is the ability to speak and think in original terms.  Obama has no such ability.   

Quotable quotes of the Obama visit

I look forward to a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member - Obama

For in Asia and around the world, India is not simply emerging; India has already emerged. And it is my firm belief that the relationship between the United States and India - bound by our shared interests and values - will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century.  This is the partnership I have come here to build.  This is the vision that our nations can realise together - Obama

For me and Michelle, this visit has therefore held special meaning. Throughout my life, including my work as a young man on behalf of the urban poor, I have always found inspiration in the life of Gandhiji and in his simple and profound lesson to be the change we seek in the world.  And just as he summoned Indians to seek their destiny, he influenced champions of equality in my own country, including a young Martin Luther King - Obama
We believe that no matter where you live - whether a village in Punjab or the bylanes of Chandni Chowk...an old section of Kolkata or a new high-rise in Bangalore - every person deserves the same chance to live in security and dignity, to get an education, to find work, and to give their children a better future - Obama

I hate speaking after Michelle because she does such a good job of it. - Obama addressing students in Mumbai

You are future leaders, future educators, entrepreneurs and future electors. More than half of all Indians are under 30-years-old. Great statistic. Every single child holds promise of greatness - Obama addressing students in Mumbai

I very much commend Prime Minister Singh's sincere and relentless (efforts) to engage and desire for peace in the region - Obama

The United States has gone through the toughest two years economically, as we have gone through since the 1930s. Although now we have stabilised the economy, unemployment in the United States is very high... people are frustrated. Although we are making progress we are not making progress quickly enough - Obama

The very idea of India is in its all colours, all castes, all creeds - Obama

Throughout my life, I have found inspiration in Gandhi's life - Obama

Gandhi's beliefs helped me become President - Obama

Terrorist safe-havens within Pak borders are unacceptable - Obama

Our fight against al Qaeda is why we persevere in Afghanistan - Obama

Our information age is rooted in India's innovation - Obama

I believe that it is in the interest of India and Pakistan to reduce tensions between themselves and the US cannot impose solutions to these problems - Obama

There can be no safe haven for terror - Obama

When American people ask me why you are visiting India, I want to say that look India just created 50,000 jobs and so we should not be talking about protectionism - Obama

Obama’s Top 10 Quotable Quotes

During his inaugural address, Obama thanked his predecessor, acknowledged the trust given to him by the people then went down to business. Here are the top 10 quotable quotes said by the first black President of the United States of America.
1.      “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”
2.      “To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,”
3.      “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”
4.      “In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given, it must be earned.”
5.      “Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.”
6.      “And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, ‘Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you’.”
7.      “To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.”
8.      “The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.”
9.      What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly.
10.  “Know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is most helpful and couple two or three times a week you come up with something I would have never considered -- profound !!

I took your question and asked several family members to come up a memorable quote from Obama. A couple of family members came up with a promise or two, but no one really came up with a quotable quote except for the one in which he talked about the end of the rising oceans and the cooling of the earth, or whatever. See, I can't even remember how he said it.

Anyway, great blog.