Obama’s Own Words – America Is “Lazy,” “Soft,” And “Lost”
How Will OFA And DNC Spin These Obama Comments?
In The Past Three Months, Barack Obama Has Made A String Of Comments About America And Americans That Are Surprising For A U.S. President
Obama Said Americans Have Been “A Little Bit Lazy.” OBAMA: “But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At APE C CEO Business Summit, Honolulu, HI, 11/12/11)
Obama Said America Has “Lost Our Ambition” And “Our Imagination.” OBAMA: “We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge…” (Barack Obama, Remarks At Fundraiser, San Francisco, CA, 10/25/11)
Obama Said Americans Are Not Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago. OBAMA: “Well I don’t think they are better off than they were four years ago. They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through.”(ABC News/Yahoo News’ Live Interview, 10/3/11)
Obama Said America Has “Gotten A Little Soft.” OBAMA: “The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.” (WESH-NBC, 9/29/11)