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Obama Says We Americans Have Gotten “Soft”

Oh, so this is why we needed Obama so badly! To rescue us from our indolent selves! From CBS News:

President Obama said Thursday the United States “had gotten a little soft” before he took office and needs to regain its competitive edge in the global economy because opportunities for younger Americans are not as plentiful as they were for their parents. [...]

[We need to make] sure that we’re revamping our education system, making sure we’ve got world class infrastructure, investing in basic science and research and technology, making sure that we are moving manufacturing back to the United States, and that we are being tough with our trading partners …”

“There are a lot of things we can do,” Mr. Obama added, “the way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge …”

And what a job President Obama has done in helping get us back on track.

“There are a lot of things we can do,” Mr. Obama added …

And what that might be? And what have YOU done to make it happen, Mr. Obama?

The UK’s Daily Mail calls out Obama on his B.S. in “Still making excuses: Obama blames economic misery on Americans getting ‘a little soft’.”

The Wall Street Journal weighs in:

The president has spent the last few weeks trying to garner support for his $447 billion jobs plan, which has faced resistance from Republicans, and some Democrats, because it would be paid for by ending a series of tax cuts.

In his interview Wednesday, Mr. Obama waded into local politics and national transportation policy, saying it was a “mistake” for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to cancel a planned high-speed rail line linking Tampa to Orlando.

The Obama administration had offered $2 billion to Florida to help build the railway, which was a signature of the president’s high-speed rail initiative. Mr. Scott rejected the funds amid concerns about the plan’s viability and the potential for cost overruns.

“Florida stood to make big gains and to create a lot of jobs down there…it was a mistake to turn that money down,” Mr. Obama said.

Of course, Jonah Goldberg adds his two cents in the American Spectator:

Interesting perspective. I wonder where America could have lost its competitive edge. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with a government that blows billions on green energy boondoggles while making it harder to drill for oil while trying to make electricity rates “skyrocket.” It couldn’t have to do with extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks (and rising), or to bailouts or perhaps advice like this offered by Michelle Obama:

“We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.” Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.”

Actually, Michelle Obama’s advice isn’t all that bad. We do need more teachers and nurses.

The problem I have with Michelle’s advice is that implicit in her statement is that young people will be making a financial sacrifice by choosing to be teachers or nurses. Actually, teachers and nurses make a very comfortable living, thanks to their strong unions. They also receive among the best health insurance and pension plans available. Teachers also receive more vacation time than any of the rest of the national workforce. And nurses? They are in such demand around the nation that they can practically name their salary and benefits. I’m sorry, but I don’t think that it is a major sacrifice to be a teacher or nurse.

But, back to Mr. Obama: It is astonishing that he dares to opine on America going “soft,” given his dismal track record and inability to provide the necessary leadership to turn the nation’s economic woes around.

The nerve of the guy …

  • Anonymous

    If we let him get away with murdering two American citizens in cold blood, then maybe he was right.  He has had the benefit of the doubt for two and a half years now, and from what I am reading all over the blogosphere there is not longer much doubt left, the Administration is a disaster, and soft or not, we need to get our jelly spined selves together and make certain that the RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT of Marchy Kaptur D Ohio HR 1489 is heard and passed by the House on the Hill and the bailouts cancelled.   Reassert Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution to utter credit through a new National Federal Bank to State Banks to get the states up and running again, then go ahead and activate NAWAPA, which will put millions back to work.   We have to forget about  working with the trans Atlantic alliance and look West and forge a trans Pacific alliance with Russia and China, with a new Bretton Woods agreement for a fixed exchange rate between these sovreign nations, which once established would be the basis for other sovreign nations to sign onto, so that like projects could be enabled in Asia and Africa thus creating a new creative focus for mankind, the NORTH AMERICAN WATER AND POWER ALLIANCE was signed onto by JKF but when he was murdered it was set to one side infavor of the war that the oligarchs  wanted to get the US involved in to undermine the work of FDR.   We don’t have much time in which to procrastinate,  We have to read the NEED ACT OF 2011 put forth by Denis Kucinich to restructure the way we run this country which is written out very clearly and easy to follow.  Dyloand Rattigan spent time with the Wall Street protesters and gave them an opportunity to join with him and his Take the money out of Government movement so there are lots of us doing what we can to make a difference.  Thanks for allowing me to participate No Quarter..  You’[re the bomb dizzidy.

  • Solara9

    I often just cannot believe what comes out of his mouth!

  • Lupe

    So “America has gone soft”? What an incredibly stupid thing for him to say.

    He could have said, “America got greedy” ie the housing bubble…or

    “America got rotten” ie Wall St and their prostitutes in the US Congress, or

    “America became a bully regime, vis-a-vis the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq
    etc, etc, or

    “America got hoodwinked” (with a lot of help from the mainstream media), when they elected BHO as President.

    I kew four years ago that we were in for a rough time, when “President Malaise” endorsed this clown for the WH. By the way, where is Mr Carter these days. We haven’t heard from him in a while.

  • Ferd_Berfle

    The only thing soft are the heads of the 69,000,000 who saddled us with this idiot.

  • Anonymous

    So Obama comes out and says that America has grown “soft”? 

    This is like a guy who beats his wife’s head and face with a baseball bat and then complains how she isn’t as purty as she used to be. Fer gawd’s sake, STFU Barry! Not too smart to be talking down the country you’ve been in charge of the last 2.5 years— while you’re asking to be hired for another 4. People might start getting the idea ’twas you that made it so bad. What do you hate worse: His lunacy or his arrogance? 

    He’s now like the town drunk that the sheriff locks up just so people don’t have to look at him anymore and can no longer sully the town’s name. Now the Left is embarrassed by him and have begun to see Wall Street types close down money lines to the Dems. I think they are readying that jail cell. Who knows what will happen then. 

  • Anonymous

    I swear to God he looks and sounds more and more everyday like Nicolai Ceauchesque or however you spell that Romanian dictator’s name. Ya’ll here at Larry’s site probably never heard Mark Steyn talking about Michelle Obama when she said, “The leader will DEMAND that you WORK!” omfg, he was sooooo spot on there, and that was before the day that will live in infamy, first week of November, 2008. 

  • Anonymous

    WE are soft?
    I haven’t been negotiating by knuckling under to the opposing position. I know what NEGOTIATION means. You, on the other hand, Mr. President…
    How dare you!

  • Anonymous

    From
    “We are the ones we are waiting for”
    To
    You softies are the ones causing this mess
    Said the Messiah

    He does have a point. The ones we are waiting for did cause this mess.

  • Anonymous

    The Not-So-Green Mountains

    New York Times, by Steve E. Wright   

    9/30/2011

    BULLDOZERS arrived a couple of weeks ago at the base
    of the nearby Lowell Mountains and began clawing their way through the forest to
    the ridgeline, where Green Mountain Power plans to erect 21 wind turbines, each
    rising to 459 feet from the ground to the tip of the blades. This desecration,
    in the name of “green” energy, is taking place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on
    one of the largest tracts of private wild land in the state. Here and in other
    places — in Maine and off Cape Cod, for instance — the allure of wind
    power

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      So how is this different from strip mining?

      ———————————————————————–

    • Anonymous

      Up in the middle of the St. Lawrence River on Wolfe Island, Canada, too. Sure ruins the scenery…

      • Anonymous

        Aren’t wind turbines also the cause of the death of many migrating birds? You would think that greenies would be concerned about that. I’m only part green and I am.

  • Anonymous

    Energy Department approves
    $4.7billion
    in solar loan guarantees

    The Hill
    [Washington, DC],
    by Andrew Restuccia   
    9/30/2011 

    The Energy Department finalized Friday more than $4.7
    billion in loan guarantees for four solar projects, bringing an embattled stimulus-law program aimed at financing renewable energy projects to a close.

    The approvals come amid objections from House Republicans, who have alleged that the department was rushing to finalize the loan guarantees before the program expired Friday. Solyndra —
    a California-based solar panel manufacturer that received a
    $535 million loan guarantee under the program in 2009 — filed
    for bankruptcy earlier this month, igniting a firestorm in Washington.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/184909-energy-department-approves-47-billion-in-solar-loan-guarantees

  • Anonymous

    AFL-CIO Trumka: Wisc. Governor‘Lucifer,’ Will Support a
    Recall

    Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover

    9/30/2011

    President Richard Trumka said that his union
    coalition would participate in a planned recall campaign targeting Wisconsin
    Gov. Scott Walker (R) – a man Trumka referred to as “Lucifer.” “Would I support
    going after Lucifer?” Trumka said, after being asked if he would support a
    recall of Walker. “Let me think about that. That’s a tough one. Of course we’re
    gonna’ be there.” Trumka, taking questions after delivering a speech on jobs at
    the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. said that Walker had “overreached”
    by using a

    • Anonymous

      I hope Lucifer Trumpka aka the Union Thug in chief does try to recall Scott Walker. It will waste a lot more of their money because as a resident of Wisconsin I don’t think they will succeed.

      We see that most of what Walker has done has benefited the majority of the residents and has even benefited union members. They now have the “choice” of paying union dues or not. I would think the party of “choice” would be all for that.

      I can’t quite decide if Trumpka calling anyone Lucifer falls into the category of irony or chutzpah.

  • Anonymous

    AFL-CIO Trumka: Wisc. Governor‘Lucifer,’ Will Support a
    Recall

    Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover

    9/30/2011

    President Richard Trumka said that his union
    coalition would participate in a planned recall campaign targeting Wisconsin
    Gov. Scott Walker (R) – a man Trumka referred to as “Lucifer.” “Would I support
    going after Lucifer?” Trumka said, after being asked if he would support a
    recall of Walker. “Let me think about that. That’s a tough one. Of course we’re
    gonna’ be there.” Trumka, taking questions after delivering a speech on jobs at
    the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. said that Walker had “overreached”
    by using a

  • Anonymous

    And nurses? They are in such demand around the nation that they can practically name their salary and benefits.

    Not if you work for an HCA or other managed care facility.

  • Anonymous

    And nurses? They are in such demand around the nation that they can practically name their salary and benefits.

    Not if you work for an HCA or other managed care facility.

  • Anonymous

    Due diligence never done on Obama

    Orange County Register [CA],
    by Mark
    Steyn   
    9/30/2011

    “The way I think about it,” Barack Obama told a TV station in Orlando, “is, you know, this is a great, great country that had
    gotten a little soft.” He has a point. This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53 percent of electors voted for a ludicrously unqualified chief executive who would be regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation. One should not begrudge a man who seizes his opportunity. But one should certainly hold in contempt those who allow him to seize it on the basis of such flaccid generalities as “hope” and “change”: That’s more than “a little” soft. “He’s probably the smartest guy ever to become president,” declared presidential historian…..

    http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/obama-319803-soft-sap.html

  • Anonymous

    Due diligence never done on Obama

    Orange County Register [CA],
    by Mark
    Steyn   
    9/30/2011

    “The way I think about it,” Barack Obama told a TV station in Orlando, “is, you know, this is a great, great country that had
    gotten a little soft.” He has a point. This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53 percent of electors voted for a ludicrously unqualified chief executive who would be regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation. One should not begrudge a man who seizes his opportunity. But one should certainly hold in contempt those who allow him to seize it on the basis of such flaccid generalities as “hope” and “change”: That’s more than “a little” soft. “He’s probably the smartest guy ever to become president,” declared presidential historian…..

    http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/obama-319803-soft-sap.html

    • Anonymous

      That’s the Mark Steyn I love!

    • Anonymous

      We sho’nuff got dealt a bad hand.   Time to stand on the word
      “If my people who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and earnestly seek my face get on their knees and pray, then I will hear them, and HEAL THEIR LANT’
      Thus sayeth the  LORD God of Hosts.   ”Prove me” He says.

    • Anonymous

      We sho’nuff got dealt a bad hand.   Time to stand on the word
      “If my people who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and earnestly seek my face get on their knees and pray, then I will hear them, and HEAL THEIR LANT’
      Thus sayeth the  LORD God of Hosts.   ”Prove me” He says.

  • Anonymous

    Collapsing Obama Says the Country”Has Gotten a Little Soft” as
    CNNFinds “90% of Americans SayEconomy Stinks”

    Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh   

    9/30/2011 

    RUSH: In the real world, everything is collapsing on
    Obama now. You go to The Drudge home page and there’s a side-by-side picture of
    Chris Christie and Obama. Obama 44 percent; Chris Christie 43 percent. I’m going
    to make an offer right now. Any polling company, I will pay for it, do a poll,
    Mickey Mouse versus Obama. I’ll talk to Drudge. I think I can convince him to
    run it. You go out and do a poll. Obama versus Mickey Mouse, and I’ll pay for
    the poll.

    • Anonymous

      They ran the poll of Mickey Mouse vs. Obama over at MOTUS, and Mickey won by 99%. Walkover by the Mouse. Hehehe.

  • AC

    Where’s the picture of “That One” (always liked how Ferd phrased this) with his feet up on the Oval Office desk.  What a slacker!

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Yeah, AC, he doesn’t care about the history behind the desk. He’s BO Kettle and will put his ugly clodhoppers wherever he wants. Hell, I’m surprised MO hasn’t put up a clothesline outside the WH in honor of the green movement.

      That One and his insignificant other are certainly ruining the neighborhood.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s one…

      • Ferd_Berfle

        Oaf is the word that comes to mind when I see this sort of slovenly behavior.

        • Anonymous

          I like fool.

        • Anonymous

          I like fool.

      • Anonymous

        That may be a picture of him with his feet on a desk, but it is not in the Oval Office, and therefore, not the Resolute desk. The one below is taken in the Oval Office and is the Resolute desk.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    From a post at MOTUS:
    The Eagles used that
    line in their song, “Get Over It”.  But I always thought the best one
    from that piece was, “I’d like to find your innner child and kick its
    little ass.”
     

     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kslHr7_9Zac

  • AbigailA

    Thaaat’s right, Mr. President, keep changing the subject.  Your train of thought is on the wrong track.  Color us so surprised.

  • Anonymous

    He has a point. America did go soft, soft in the head, before he came into office. They went soft in the head on Election Day 2008. Hence the recurring disaster called Obama.

  • Anonymous

    He has a point. America did go soft, soft in the head, before he came into office. They went soft in the head on Election Day 2008. Hence the recurring disaster called Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Only because Dems allowed, him, FLDemFem. Had Dems simply consulted his autobiographical works, the wikis, or anyone of a thousand politically moderate websites, they would have recognized the red flags (no pun intended), the open and obvious allusions to Barack’s far left delusional politics. Dems might have also called him out when he stole the 08 nomination from Hillary, especially the  armed robbery his ACORN friends and union thug buddies pulled off in the Nevada primary. And by the way, did you vote for him? Com’on tell the truth: you did! And the reason you did is because the George Soros media hoodwinked you just like it hoodwinked the entire nation with all that silly-assed Obamania shit. I mean, really, you fell for change and hope, you dope! Maybe you’d feel better if you just remember that millions of other Americans fell for it too. Sometimes it really hurts to admit that you did something incredibly stupid, I mean unfuckingbelievably stupid just ’cause everyone else was doing it too. Sorry. The truth hurts. Stand by for more adventures in truth telling if Chris Christie gets in the race.      

      • Anonymous

        What planet are you from???
        “Dems might have also called him out when he stole the 08 nomination from Hillary,”

        The DEMOCRATS stole the nomination from Hillary. It was the cabal led by Donna Brazille that took delegates from Hillary and gave them to Obama, including ones from Michigan where Obama wasn’t even on the damn ballot!! No one in Michigan could have voted for him, yet the DNC gave him half the delegates. Why? Because “that’s what he would have gotten if he had been on the ballot.” Seriously, that’s what the DNC said, completely ignoring the fact that if you aren’t on the ballot, you don’t get the votes, and therefore, no delegates.

        And I did not vote for him. I do not vote for people with one page resumes, and a padded resume at that. I do not vote for cheaters, and it was obvious by the time the election rolled around that Obama was a cheater. I knew that after looking at his Senate campaign. Obama’s lawyers released sealed details from his opponent’s divorce papers. His opponent resigned from the race, and Alan Keyes, a perennial candidate, took his place, and voila! a walkover by Obama.

        If you are going to comment on NQ, you should do some research and get your facts straight. We do.

    • Anonymous

      Some millions of voters were soft enough in the head to vote for an inexperienced community organizer. Part of that is on them.

      The rest of the problem is in a media that doesn’t vet candidates, well they don’t “vet” Dems anyway. GOP candidates are condemned of every thing except fratricide.

      Some of us kept our heads and didn’t support Oblahblah and for that we were reviled. We grew tougher.

      Now the ones that are getting “soft” are the Obots that finally, at long last, begin to see that their idol has feet of clay. Even media is beginning to report some of his foolishness.

      A new day is dawning and the sun isn’t shining on Oblahblah.Lucky for his peace of mind he still thinks all he has to do is give another damn speech and all will be well.Deluded and damn well determined to stay that way.

  • beachnan

    Soft?!!  That man doesn’t know what it is to work, and to work hard is beyond all comprehension for Barack Obama.  Take a look at the photo above.  Has anyone ever seen such an empty desk?!!  His desk is as empty as his words and deeds!

  • beachnan

    Soft?!!  That man doesn’t know what it is to work, and to work hard is beyond all comprehension for Barack Obama.  Take a look at the photo above.  Has anyone ever seen such an empty desk?!!  His desk is as empty as his words and deeds!

    • Anonymous

      That photo is one of a kind because it is the one time he sat in the Oval Office rather than in his man’s room in the residence wearing shorts and flip flops and playing video games.

    • Anonymous

      That photo is one of a kind because it is the one time he sat in the Oval Office rather than in his man’s room in the residence wearing shorts and flip flops and playing video games.

    • Anonymous

      Empty desk?  The only time it isn’t empty is when his feet are on it.

      • Geoff C. The saltine

        Get your stinky feet off of our desk!

    • Anonymous

      He uses The Resolute Desk as his hinny rest…during photo-ops.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s face it:  The American people have failed Obama just as the German people failed Hitler.  Both men saw themselves as brilliant leaders far ahead of their respective times.  Hitler died believing that the German people were simply not worthy of his historic vision.  It appears that Obama is positioning himself for a self-comforting exit from the presidency in which he will delude himself into believing that the American people–or perhaps even the world–were just not sophisticated enough for him to effectively implement his own historic vision.  Like Jimmy Carter before him, we will just have to endure dunning lectures on our inadequacies for the remainder of his term of office.  And like Carter before him, when Obama leaves office, he will likely fade into the pitiable obscurity of a failed president constantly seeking to justify his performance through acts of increasing desperation that are exploited by America’s detractors.

    • Anonymous

      Uh-oh, Retired….you used the “H” word….ummmmm–I’m gonna tell AttackWatch….

      • Anonymous

        To be honest, I long for the days when the “H word” was Hussein, as in Saddam.  Oh, shit!  Hussein is now a racial slur if uttered by a white man!  Please, please don’t report me to the brownshits of Attack Watch.  (strains of the marching song Panzerlied playing in the background…).

        • Anonymous

          Enlighten me someone how using Obama’s name can be a racial slur. Just another of the frakkin foolish crap we have to put up with in order to “placate” this POS and his supporters.

          Report me:
          Barack Hussein Obama.

          Now I’ve done it. I said his entire name. Well the one he’s using now anyway.

      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Uh-oh, Retired….you used the “H” word….ummmmm–I’m gonna tell AttackWatch….

    • Anonymous

      do you think there will be an Obama library?  well maybe in kenya,

      • jennie

        There wouldn’t be anything to put it in.  Lots of empty shelves…

        • Anonymous

          He’s probably fill it with a million copies of Dreams From My Father.

          • Ferd_Berfle

            Yeah, KenoshaMarge. It’ll also have several copies of the Best of the Obama Years–two pages in living color.

            • Anonymous

              Or black and white?

      • Anonymous

        Bugs Bunny for days.

    • Anonymous

      do you think there will be an Obama library?  well maybe in kenya,

    • Anonymous

      You’re correct, sir. And when every German could hear the Allied armies closing in from every direction on the Berlin, the capitol of the Third Reich, the Reichsfuehrer said these immortal words, “Let the Allies conquer nothing but ashes.”  Hitler then ordered the Wehrmacht to burn every city in the Fatherland. How fortunate it is that they disobeyed. The German High Command instead ordered all soldiers to fight the Russians in the east, and the proud young men fought to the last man to save their homes, their families. They perished then and there, in one final and desparate effort to salvage the honor of the German people. 

       

           

      • Anonymous

        The “proud young men” had just come from Russia, where they slaughtered people by the thousands, millions, literally. The  Einsatzgruppen alone killed 2 million. In total, the Germans killed 20 million Russians. They weren’t fighting for “German honor”, they were desperately trying to hold back the Red Army so that the British and the Americans would get to Germany first. They knew what they had done in Russia, and that the Russians were going to wreak vengeance upon them for it. And as for “the honor of the German people” that evaporated the minute the Russians found the first death camp.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s an example of how Thee One is forcing America to toughen up: force Gibson Guitars to hand over the wood they’re using to manufacture guitars in the USA.  Make sure that workers in India process the wood before it reaches the U.S.–more jobs for India, fewer in the U.S.!  That will teach Gibson to toughen up their procedures and cut some of that excess fat from their workforce!
    http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2011/09/28/feds-to-gibson-give-us-more-wood.html?ana=e_pft

    • Onofres arm

      And  Pharaohbama said, “Let them gather their own straw straw to make bricks, but do not reduce the quota of bricks required of them. Lazy! That’s what they are…………….and soft”

    • Anonymous

      and lets not forget gibson guitar workers are NOT unionized. isnt that the real reason they are being harrassed?

      • Anonymous

        The CEO of The OtherGuitarCo (which shall remain nameless) is a big BOBO contributor, I’ve heard.

    • Anonymous

      and lets not forget gibson guitar workers are NOT unionized. isnt that the real reason they are being harrassed?

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get me started….

  • Anthony

    Oh, what does he know?

    I can’t wait til he shuts the hell up.  Every day, braying like a jackass about something he knows absolutely nothing about.

    This campaign better end soon, or I’m gonna lose it…….

    • Anonymous

      He certainly is a party pooper …………………….

  • Anonymous

    “President Obama said Thursday the United States “had gotten a little soft” before he took office”

    Here to kick ass and take names.  What a man!

    • Anonymous

      Image for above comment:

    • Onofres arm

      Soft??? I’ll bet he wouldn’t think that the knuckles on my heavily calloused hand are soft as they knock his stinking teeth down his miserable throat.

      That little maggot is about as soft and squishy as anyone who’s ever wriggled into the Oval office. 

      And I thought that “I feel your pain”, was disgustingly patronizing, but I guess even Bubba can’t hold a candle to Obama when it comes to conceited disgust for us lowly worker bees. Isn’t it revolting that the lofty egalitarian orations that constantly gush from the mouths of Progressives as they sooth and court the masses, are only meant to conceal their sneering contempt for those they cynically sympathize with?

      Whenever some progressive putz starts boasting of his concern for the unfortunate, and champions his selfless empathy for the rabbled masses, brace yourself for the knife in the back that’s soon to follow.   

      • Anonymous

        He grew up soft and it all seeped into his cracked head.

      • AbigailA

        You’re writing is especially good these days, OA.  Your skill with language is like feeling a boat perfectly trimmed to the wind.

        • Onofre’s arm

          Ohhhh………..go on AA………..shucks.

          • AbigailA

            It’s a thing I have.  I can’t write, but I love (really love) good writing.  I probably shouldn’t go on though, ’cause people here might get the idea I’m an OA toady.  :-)

          • Anonymous

            It’s true!

  • Dorinda

    Meant to add that nurses cannot demand the salary they want.  That’s another fallacy that gets repeated around the internets.  There may be certain specialties for advanced practice nurses such as anesthesia, nurse practitioners, midwives, etc but in general, this is NOT the case.

    • Anonymous

      You are so right. Nor are their benefits including health care the best. In fact in many cases the HC Package for Nurses sucks.

  • Dorinda

    Not all teachers or nurses are union members.  That is a fallacy that I’m afriad doesn’t get enough mention.  I have degrees in each profession and have worked in each.  Never was a union member nor is anyone in my locality.  And BTW, the wages are decent, no doubt but far, far less than union members.  Please help to educate the public about this!  I lived and worked in 4 states and NONE had union representation for either of those fields and no one makes those kinds of wages. 

    • FembotsForObama

      Dorinda, you are right.  

      Even if a union exists, there are categories of new hires that do not even have the dwindling bennies their union coworkers have.  This is known as “limited term employee” (LTE).  It’s used for anyone working either seasonal, temporary, or part-time.  Another fallacy is that state workers, professors, bureaucrats, etc. have those great bennies that everyone talks about on the internets.  Once you are designated “limited term” you are not entitled to benefits.  Our public institutions (and hospitals) have been increasingly reliance upon these LTE workers for over 10 years. And LTE designation is not applicable to only those categories above; full-time work is increasingly denoted temporary.  The designation allows governing bodies to claim they are saving money in their budgets. 

  • HELENK

    backtrack has the unmitigated gall to say that America has gone soft.
    I am bringing this up from downstairs.
    This is an American, and he sure as hell ain”t soft
    He has honor , integrity and represents to best of America, something backtrack would know nothing about.

    http://www.neptunuslex.com/2011/09/28/hero-update/

  • Anonymous

    OBAMA’S ‘MALAISE’ MOMENT

    On July 15, 1979,  during an energy crisis and at a time when Americans had stopped  listening to him, President Jimmy Carter used national television prime  time to make a speech to the American people. Though the speech was  originally meant to address energy policy, it evolved, through “the most remarkable exercise in presidential navel-gazing in American history,”  into a dissertation on what the administration perceived as a “crisis  of confidence.” The national address became popularly known as Carter’s  “malaise” speech.

    Carter  made no reference to policy blunders and issued no apologies nor did he  acknowledge his personal management deficiencies. The president  emphasized confidence and Americans’ lack of it. Carter’s speech was one  of the most extraordinary examples of subject-changing in recent  history. After having had very little good to say about Americans,  Carter ended his speech by imploring his listeners to “say something  good about our country.”

    President Barack Obama’s rhetorical Jimmy Carter moment came on September 29, 2011 in a statement to an NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida. In it, Obama said: “[T]his 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.”

    Obama  has joined Carter in attempting to deflect attention from his own  problems and deficiencies by placing the blame on the American people. 

    According to this president, we’re soft.

    Then and now, the American people’s “crisis of confidence” is not in themselves.  Furthermore, though some Americans may be, productive Americans are not  soft. 

    Americans lack confidence in their leaders – leaders who, as  Obama and Carter have done, continuously express their contempt for the  people they govern.

    A  currently underused proverb suggests that the buck stops in the Oval  Office. No amount of excuse-making and finger-pointing will change that.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/obamas_malaise_moment.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • Anonymous

      Who in hell was the dimwit that thought this speech was a good idea? And even if someone was stupid enough to write it into his speech why didn’t the smartest president evah recognize it as a loser and delete it?

      I wish I could find every word written by our dysfunctional, biased, slobbering, obamamedia about his giant intellect. Find them and cram them down their stupid throats!

  • Anonymous

    Obama is clearly losing control. But we’ve seen this play before.
     
     
    “I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy.
     
    It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will.
     
    We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.
     
    The erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of America.”
     
         – – – Jimmy Carter, April 1977

    • yttik

      Good catch, Hokma. I couldn’t figure out why I was getting that feeling of deja vu.

    • Anonymous

      wow i remember how successful jimmy’s rhetoric wasn’t.

  • yttik

    “opportunities for younger Americans are not as plentiful as they were for their parents..’

    I’m not sure I agree with that, even with the current economy in shambles. Most parents in this country weren’t born into “plentiful opportunities,” they had to make opportunities for themselves. Many people immigrated here and had to build a life through hard work and innovation. Other parents grew up during the Great Depression, WW2, or before the Civil Rights Act. Opportunities were not spilling into the streets for most parents, they had to actually get out there and make it happen.

    • Anonymous

      Unless things change dramatically and soon, many in the younger generation will probably not end up being as prosperous as their parents,

  • Anonymous

    Has America “Gone Soft”?

    Pajamas Media ^
    | 30 Sep 2011
    | Roger Kimball

    Or is it only the welfare-industrial complex that runs greater and greater segments of American society? Yes, our Spender-in-Chief, B. “Tax-the-Rich” Obama said in an interview that “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.”

    Two points: When, Barack, did you start thinking — or, more to the point, start saying — that America was “a great, great country”? It wasn’t so long ago that you were jetting around the
    world apologizing for America. What changed your mind? Could it be that your handlers have let you in on the fact that bad-mouthing the country is not a good re-election strategy?

    They’re right about that, you know, but my chief point is the second: Who told you that America had lost its competitive edge “over the last couple of decades”? Whoever it was, you should sack him. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    Like Koko in the Mikado, I have a little list, and I offer it to you, Barack, free and for nothing, without tax or levy:

    • Anonymous

      Excellent read, thanks for the link.

  • Anonymous

    Soft in the head for allowing this buffoon into the WH….and now michevil takes a trip to shop at Target.  Lets keep track and see how much Target-related money finds its way into obamadinejad’s campaign coffers…

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/29/first-lady-steps-out-quietly-does-some-shopping-at-target/#more-178286

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”
    http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Target has “hired” her to shill for them…and in return…what?
      How much does it cost taxpayers in security costs to send her to a store?
      I can’t get over how Dems still paint her as an asset.

      • Anonymous

        It said the trip was low key, not low cost….what a waste of money is all I know.  As for being an asset, I can’t get past the first three letters of asset!!!  And, if she is an asset, it shows you what a low bar the dems have set.

        “Say What You Feel…It Feels So Good”

        • Anonymous

          Do you think Target sells anything MO would actually use for herself? Maybe they “lend” $40K bracelets…

          • Anonymous

            Maybe she secretly likes Twinkies.

    • Geoff C. The saltine

      Target HQ Min/ST Paul. Home of one of the largest muslim relocation cities in the US. Get out the muslim vote

      • Anonymous

        Is there NEVER a hidden agenda with barry and michevil?

    • Anonymous

      Are we really supposed to be so stupid that we see this little shopping trip as anything but a photo op? Seriously?

      • Anonymous

        My thoughts exactly.  Just shows that the Obama administration thinks the people are stupid, idiots.  What an insult to Americans.

      • Anonymous

        My thoughts exactly.  Just shows that the Obama administration thinks the people are stupid, idiots.  What an insult to Americans.