Obama: America Would Be Great If It Wasn't So Lazy

| September 29, 2011 | 3 Replies

Is Barack Obama trying to tank his re-election prospects? I only ask because It’s the most plausible reason I can imagine for why he would go on the campaign trail and talk trash about Americans.

Mr. Obama, in an interview with WESH-TV in Orlando, said his administration has been tough on the country’s trading partners and tried to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

“This is a great great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. “We need to get back on track.”

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Despite his concern, Mr. Obama said he wouldn’t trade positions with any country on Earth. “We still have the best universities, the best scientists, best workers in the world; the most dynamic economic system in the world,” he said. “We just need to bring all those things together.”

I could go into an extended rant about how President Obama’s policies over the past three years have done everything to keep all those things from coming together. I could point out that one of the big problems is that his constant meddling has made our economic system a little too dynamic and how that uncertainty has caused business owners to turn turtle until we get a President who knows anything at all about how a business works. I could point out that of his three “bests”, two are largely funded by government and the last broke out the old hoary Socialist “workers” for the rest of us. I could then point out how that practically screams “Yeah, we’d be the best if only we could finish off this whole progressive utopia thing”.

But I won’t. We know Barack Obama is little more than a truckload of tired 60s radicalism stuffed into an expensive suit. We know he knows as much about our economy as he does about flying to the moon. It shouldn’t surprise you that he ran America down because he doesn’t love America. He loves a fantasy America, a land where all his left-wing plans actually worked, all us Americans did everything he demanded of us, and we respond with renewed vigor when he calls us lazy and weak.

Ben Domenech reminded me of a line Steven Hayward wrote about Jimmy Carter’s DNC speech in 2004:

He began his speech recalling his 1976 theme of giving us “a government as good as the people,” forgetting that one reason the people decisively rejected him four years later was because he had come around to saying the people were no good.

President Obama is on the verge of a similar decisive rejection that can’t come soon enough. America deserves better than a President who thinks we are “soft”. Next year, we’ll show him just how hard Americans can be.

(via Amanda Carpenter’s Twitter feed)

UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg delivers the line of the week:

Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s lecturing us about how America’s gone “soft”? Really?

RELATED: Would “soft” also describe someone who shops at Target accompanied by paparazzi and a shopping “assistant”?

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