In an interview with a local NBC affiliate in Orlando, President Obama claimed that America has “gotten a little soft.” President Obama is blaming the people for going soft, and that’s why the economy still sucks. You are simply not doing your part. After blaming the lack of economic recovery on the Arab Spring, Japan’s tsunami, and rich people, he has finally come around to YOU. Not himself or his policies. You!
“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. We need to get back on track.”
Coming from someone who hasn’t a clue about competition in a free-market capitalistic economy, it takes arrogance to a new level, or a mental disorder, or both, for Obama to think that the American people are going to just accept what he has done to this country. Why wouldn’t you embrace a 14 trillion-dollar national debt, nationalized health care, record unemployment, and playing class warfare and wealth envy to depress economic activity more? What’s wrong with that?
What he means is this is the new normal. And he has the audacity to expect you to get used to it. I don’t think so.
Update: 10/1/2011: Just for giggles, check this google search on “Obama blames.”