Nothing like intentionally inviting another great depression in order to harden us up again.

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.

Mr. Obama was asked if he was worried that today’s recent college graduates do not have the same opportunities that the baby boom generation had when they were younger.

“Absolutely,” Mr. Obama told Orlando’s WESH-TV.
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“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 that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.”

The guy who went overseas in 2009 to apologize for America’s arrogance, dismissiveness and our failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world says he’s helping to regain our competitive edge and status as the greatest country on Earth?

Comments

11 Responses to “Obama: US Had Gotten ‘a Little Soft’ Before I Got Here”

  1. Pasadena Phil on September 30th, 2011 2:56 pm

    So now the excuse is that America in entirety has let him down. We just don't deserve him. He must think he plays for the Red Sox.

  2. sizemorew on September 30th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Spin, baby, spin.

  3. Dexter_Alarius on September 30th, 2011 3:35 pm

    So, the way to increase that competitive edge is to… massively increase regulation and taxes on the job creators?
    Please, wake me up! I'm in a coma, dreaming that I'm living in "Being There", right?! Chance Obama doesn't have a clue.

  4. Hyperfobea on September 30th, 2011 3:53 pm

    He's a textbook narcissist … hates what he is, projects a false construct (delusions of grandeur—-you must know only what he wants you to know), and if you buy it or pretend to buy it you're in, but if you see it for what it is and dare spotlight it, well then you're a … um, racist. Yeah, a racist.

  5. Marshall_Will on September 30th, 2011 3:53 pm

    Gotten soft but what MEANS exactly Mr. pResident..?

    99 Consecutive Weeks Of Unemployment? Printing up college loan $'s out of thin air to make being a Career 'Student' more attractive than ever? Having to 'compete' w/ Union THUGS and their incestuous Project Labor Agreements? Crushing legitimate business people by empowering YOUR 'Winners' over "those" Losers?

    The only thing that's gotten soft P'BO is what little gray matter resides between those big ears of yours. This is just another jab at those of us that have elected to Go Galt before subjecting ourselves to His will. Sorry O'drama, swing & a miss!

  6. backwoods on September 30th, 2011 4:35 pm

    He's just pissed because he can tell that the voters aren't as soft in the head as they were in 2008.

  7. Doug on September 30th, 2011 4:40 pm

    Chris Matthews is trying his best to not get soft over Obama.

  8. Pasadena Phil on September 30th, 2011 4:44 pm

    Well, Van Jones sure hasn't gone soft.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29

    Predicts "American fall" to rival "Arab spring".

  9. Granny55 on September 30th, 2011 5:59 pm

    Zing!!!

  10. Joe Redfield on September 30th, 2011 7:28 pm

    Are their any campaign staffers within shouting distance of the Oval Office who have enough political horse sense to tell El Presidente to shut up for a few days, before all of his supporters jump off the bus? Apparently not.

  11. SignPainterGuy on September 30th, 2011 7:51 pm

    Ssshhhhhh !

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