Believing his adoring fans are typical Americans who are as one with him as he is with them, President Barack Obama (D) continues to project his own, and his fan's, failings onto the American people as a whole.
Speaking to heads of major corporations who tagged along with Obama to Hawaii for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, Obama publicly disparaged
his own country for the second time in a few months as he explained
"We've been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted -- 'Well, people would want to come here' -- and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,"
Hmm, over the past couple of decades Obama coasted on other people's money, mysteriously got through the finest schools, played at organizing communities--whatever that means--taught a few law classes at a prestigious university to fulfill its diversity needs but never published a legal research paper, got elected to the corrupt Illinois legislature and then became senator. After pushing a bit harder he assuaged liberal white guilt by being voted in as president. He then returns the favor by thinking "we've been a little bit lazy."
Speak for yourself sir. And then take a look at that bankrupt mess that is western Europe where, for instance, in unofficially broke France, it is illegal to work over 35 hours per week. That's lazy. And if we're so awful why do people still want to come to America? And anyway, isn't one of the functions of Obama's appearance at APEC to lure Asian businesses to America? So why knock it beforehand?
Continuing to lecture these sophisticated and experienced CEOs, Obama, who never worked in the private sector, hectored them
"I think it's important to remember that the United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world and there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity -- our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture," he said.
How nice of him to think that. However, just a few months ago Obama let loose with similar criticism of his fellow Americans.
"This 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."
Most of the people in this country aren't soft or lazy; they're out there selling the country and themselves in spite of those soft chattering classes surrounding Obama, who criticize them and the work they do. Get back on the track Mr. President.