In Laos, Obama twice accuses Americans of being 'lazy'

He just can't help himself.

President Obama is the only president in memory – perhaps ever who enjoys insulting Americans while overseas.

He does it for approval, of course.  Much of the rest of the world hates the U.S., and Obama plays to that irrational, anti-American feeling by tearing down his own country. 

In Laos, at a town hall meeting, the president twice called Americans "lazy" while making the fantastic claim that because a majority of us don't support his environmental policies, we don't care if the environment is trashed.

Federalist:

During a townhall meeting in Laos, President Barack Obama called Americans “lazy” multiple times.

For one, Obama said Americans’ reluctance to embrace his favored environmental policies is a sign of laziness.

Usually when you see the environment destroyed, it’s not because it’s necessary for development,” Obama said. “It’s usually because we’re being lazy and we’re not being as creative as we could be about how to do it in a smarter, more sustainable way.”

He also accused Americans of being isolated and ignorant because the United States is such a big country.

“The United States is and can be a great force for good in the world. But because we’re such a big country, we haven’t always had to know about other parts of the world,” he said. “If you’re in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we’re so big we don’t have to really know anything about other people.”

President Obama has a pathological need to prove to the rest of the world that he really doesn't like America any more than they do.  In that context, his Cairo address, the speeches in Europe where he freely admitted American "mistakes," his constant lecturing about what America really stands for make perfect sense.  His "transformation" of America isn't so much bringing Euro-socialism to our shores as it is humbling and humiliating the U.S. and its citizens, denying American exceptionalism, and always weakening our ability to defend ourselves.

For those of us who were of age in 1972, this is all too familiar.  President Obama's presidency is George McGovern's revenge the far left's takeover of the American government.  "Come home, America," whined McGovern at the Democratic convention.  The rest of the speech reads like a template for Obama's foreign and domestic policy.

January 20, 2017 can't come soon enough.

He just can't help himself.

President Obama is the only president in memory – perhaps ever who enjoys insulting Americans while overseas.

He does it for approval, of course.  Much of the rest of the world hates the U.S., and Obama plays to that irrational, anti-American feeling by tearing down his own country. 

In Laos, at a town hall meeting, the president twice called Americans "lazy" while making the fantastic claim that because a majority of us don't support his environmental policies, we don't care if the environment is trashed.

Federalist:

During a townhall meeting in Laos, President Barack Obama called Americans “lazy” multiple times.

For one, Obama said Americans’ reluctance to embrace his favored environmental policies is a sign of laziness.

Usually when you see the environment destroyed, it’s not because it’s necessary for development,” Obama said. “It’s usually because we’re being lazy and we’re not being as creative as we could be about how to do it in a smarter, more sustainable way.”

He also accused Americans of being isolated and ignorant because the United States is such a big country.

“The United States is and can be a great force for good in the world. But because we’re such a big country, we haven’t always had to know about other parts of the world,” he said. “If you’re in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we’re so big we don’t have to really know anything about other people.”

President Obama has a pathological need to prove to the rest of the world that he really doesn't like America any more than they do.  In that context, his Cairo address, the speeches in Europe where he freely admitted American "mistakes," his constant lecturing about what America really stands for make perfect sense.  His "transformation" of America isn't so much bringing Euro-socialism to our shores as it is humbling and humiliating the U.S. and its citizens, denying American exceptionalism, and always weakening our ability to defend ourselves.

For those of us who were of age in 1972, this is all too familiar.  President Obama's presidency is George McGovern's revenge the far left's takeover of the American government.  "Come home, America," whined McGovern at the Democratic convention.  The rest of the speech reads like a template for Obama's foreign and domestic policy.

January 20, 2017 can't come soon enough.