Obama Blames Americans on Economy—“Gotten Soft”
Published: September 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm
President Obama says Americans have “gotten soft.”
If America is “soft” it’s because voter's believed Obama’s promise to unite America. That did not happen.
If America has gotten "soft," it's because voter's believed his campaign promise that there are no red states or blues states, but only the United States. Obama's campaign rhetoric has divided us more than any President in recent history.
If American's have gotten "soft," it is because voter's enabled Obamacare to sneak in, they enabled Solyndra to happen, they enabled GE to pay no taxes, and voters enabled Obama to sign a jobs-killing financial reform law.
This is not a time for the President of the United States to accuse Americans of going "soft."
This is a complicated world, and it is getting more complicated by the day. President Obama is being condescending, like Jimmy Carter, particularly with the whole malaise thing, and he has not been a partner with American companies to help them compete to bring back those jobs we lost to Chinese competitors.
Job openings today are not being filled because many of the jobs that are open require advanced degrees in sciences and in high‐technology industries. But among the unemployed, that is not where we find the skill set. The unemployed are either very young or inexperienced, or lack degrees in the areas where job openings occur.
So, we live in a world where higher unemployment is structural because America is not positioned to compete in a global economy. While Obama and the Democrats fought during the first two years of his administration over what kind of national healthcare we should have, they were, at the same time, wasting nearly a trillion dollars in taxpayer's money on a stimulus that could have been more wisely spent to position America to be more competitive. China and the rest of the world focused on taking away American jobs. And they succeeded.
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So, what does it mean when the President says we are going "soft?" Well, for one thing, Americans are conditioned to soften our expectations for a better future. We are conditioned to soften our expectations of American Exceptionalism, and we are conditioned to learn to live in a world where our government is focused upon “spreading the wealth around.”