Saturday, October 03, 2009

Obama Doesn't "Get" His Own Country

Speaking on his return to Washington after his stunning high-profile failure to deliver in Copenhagen: "One of the things, uh, that I think is most valuable about sportsss, is that you can play a great game and still not win." Huh? Earth to Barry: Chicago didn't just "not win"; Chicago came in dead last, receiving only 18 of 94 votes.

I think one of the things that's "wrong" about Obama, or at least wrong for America about Obama, is that, fundamentally, he doesn't get the American character. Maybe it's because he spent his formative years in Indonesia. I don't know. But somewhere along the line, Barry didn't pick up the native American character, one of the central tenets of which is: America doesn't come in second, and if we do, we sure as heck don't pretend it doesn't matter.

The other problem with Obama, that was clear as a bell to me and a lot of other people during the campaign and that now some of the 52% who voted for him are waking up to, is that he doesn't like this country very much. Obama has spent the past year telling the World that America is second-rate, and it would seem that the World has been listening. He just can't help himself from cheap-shotting his own country. What President does that? And here he goes again, even in his pitch to the IOC:

Here's a priceless quote from Obama when he got back from Copenhagen: "I believe it's always a worthwhile endeavor to promote and and boost the United States of America." WHAT did he just say? Since when has ever either promoted or boosted the U.S.A.? Besides, for any other President in American history, that statement would be like saying, "I believe it's always a worthwhile endeavor to note that the sky is blue and the grass is green." Mark Levin, author of the best-seller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, agrees.

Update: This is from a commenter at HotAir: "I'm on vacation in France; the cab drivers over here are laughing at us! They hated us for George W Bush; they laugh at us for Obama. I miss being hated."

Another HotAir commenter: "Got a message from my son who’s over in Munich for Oktoberfest. The German’s are laughing too."

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