President Obama: "[The United States has] gotten a little soft"

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    Sep 30, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/30/obama-echoes-carters-malaise-u-s-has-gotten-a-little-soft/

    President Barack Obama told a Florida TV station yesterday that the United States is facing economic difficulties because it has “gotten a little soft” during the last 20 years.

    “This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didnʼt have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades,” Obama said.

    The fix is that “we need to get back on track,” he said, while urging Congress to pass his new $447 billion one-year stimulus bill. [...]

    Obamaʼs “soft” comment, and its political circumstances, echo a controversial speech by then-President Jimmy Carter. In July 1979, Carter declared that “in a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption.”

    The speech was later dubbed the “malaise speech,” even though it did not use the word.

    Carter gave the speech as his polls were falling, and the countryʼs economic crisis was worsening while energy prices rose.
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    Sep 30, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    Please... that reporter will need to ice his groin after that stretch.
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    Sep 30, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Good article. We are seeing the beginnings of a blame the voters campaign. It worked for Jimmy Carter as well is it will be working for Obama. Good article:
    http://www.goldcoastchronicle.com/politics/jimmy-carter-redux-2/

    Google "carter blame the voters" for links to good historical and present day articles.
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    Sep 30, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidGood article. We are seeing the beginnings of a blame the voters campaign. It worked for Jimmy Carter as well is it will be working for Obama. Good article:
    http://www.goldcoastchronicle.com/politics/jimmy-carter-redux-2/

    Google "carter blame the voters" for links to good historical and present day articles.


    From what I've been reading, the prevailing view of a growing number of people is that a comparison to the Carter Administration is a best case scenario... of course some people think that's a good thing.
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    Oct 01, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    After Jimmy Carter was defeated, I and others within what at the time was called the Goergia Farmers Association, placed a bill-board on Interstate I-75 that read:

    We the farmers of Georgia apologize for sending an asshole to Washington.
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    Oct 01, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidAfter Jimmy Carter was defeated, I and others within what at the time was called the Goergia Farmers Association, placed a bill-board on Interstate I-75 that read:

    We the farmers of Georgia apologize for sending an asshole to Washington.


    Bearing in mind that Obama is a product of all that is good of Illinois and Chicago, I'm doubtful that they see anything wrong with his Administration. icon_wink.gif