In case you didn't hear yourself get insulted by Barack Obama yesterday (video at the link):
"I mean, there are a lot of things we can do," Obama said. "The way I think about it is, you know, 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."
VodkaPundit slaps him down the way one would an insolent child:
There is, of course, another American. That’s the America of public sector unions and the professionally aggrieved and Wall Street and tottering big businesses. They’re the ones crying for bailouts or wailing that they might have to pay a little more than just a couple percent of their own health benefits. They’re the ones hurling insults, and generally behaving like small children who have been spared nothing but the rod — and for a very long time.
That’s your America, Mr. President. Those are your supporters. They’re the people your political future depends on. And they’re the reason — you are the reason — the rest of us have had to become as hard as nails.
But maybe Barack Obama is lucky we are not "harder" than we already are. If we were, he and his avaricious, rapacious wife would be locked away in a tower somewhere, awaiting a show trial, while authorities chased down his former cronies (on the run with the taxpayer's money) and a new regime set things to right...
UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg is pissed, but the point I get is that we had it coming:
Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s lecturing us about how America’s gone “soft”? Really?