Rich Lowery, writing in today's New York Post, talks about how disappointed the president appears to be in us, and how easily he shifts the blame from himself and his own policies onto the American people, who apparently are the cause of the obvious failure of his presidency:
"America has gotten “lazy” in the last few decades at attracting foreign investment")is one of a series carrying an undercurrent of disapproval of the country he is so luckless to govern. A few weeks ago, he observed that Americans had gotten “a little soft and we didn’t have the same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades.” At a San Francisco fund-raiser, he lamented that “we have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam.”
...It never seems to enter his mind that he might’ve disappointed us, but he certainly seems to think that we’ve disappointed him. We’ve been lazy and soft in our practices going back decades, hopeless until the advent of one Barack H. Obama, the would-be Redeemer President frustrated by the recalcitrant national material with which he’s forced to work, Michelangelo with a bum piece of marble.
The president's accusations against the American people are Freudian projection at its finest. Ambition? Obama shows no desire for hard work, save on the golf course. Imagination? Obama doesn't have a new idea in his head, presenting repetitive, recycled liberal polices - all of which have already failed in practice as "bold new ideas", when they are nothing of the sort. Competitive edge? Dude, you're the one who just blocked a pipeline that would have created thousands of jobs and lowered the price of oil considerably, because it didn't fit your selfish political calculations.
Sigh. All I have left are two questions:
Is Barack Obama's psyche any different than the children who "Occupy" the parks of various cities across the nation, accusing the world around them of not working hard enough to fulfill their dreams?
And...Is Michelle Obama still proud of her country?