Obama calls Americans “soft,” “lazy” and lacking in ambition, insults American education in Australia; DNC issues Orwellian ad.
In an ad that can only be called Orwellian, the Democratic National Committee claims President Obama never called Americans “lazy,” and attacks Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for taking the President to task.
Interesting enough, the ad never cites Obama’s words.
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” he told a group of CEO’s at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Hawaii last Saturday.
“Can you believe that? That’s what our president thinks is wrong with America? That Americans are lazy?” Perry said in an ad released Wednesday. “That’s pathetic.”
Rival Mitt Romney struck in less expensive fashion on Tuesday: “Sometimes, I just don’t think that President Obama understands America,” he said at a campaign event.
The insult was the third Obama has leveled against Americans in as many months.
In October, he said the nation has lost the ambition to do “big things,” and in September, he said Americans have gotten soft.
The Hill reports:
According to an email from a DNC aide, the ad is designed to prove Romney and Perry are “being dishonest” about what Obama really said and the context in which he said it.
“Another gaffe. Another manipulation. Another attack we just can’t believe,” reads the ad’s text.
“Rick Perry and Mitt Romney apparently don’t think the president should encourage CEOs to promote the United States abroad in order to create American jobs and attract investment at home,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told The Hill.
What LaBolt does not understand is that Americans do not appreciate their President calling them ‘lazy,” “soft” or lacking in ambition.
Nevertheless, Obama continues his campaign of insults against Americans – and he apparently doesn’t care about the venue.
Fox News reports that the President insulted American education while speaking to high school students in Australia:
President Obama bad-mouthed the United States during a visit to an Australian high school, telling teenagers that the United States has “fallen behind” in education, according to a White House pool report.
He told young people at Campbell High School the United States has “fallen behind” when it comes to math and science education – explaining why he made it a priority in his administration.
One can only wonder: When will Debbie Wasserman Schultz issue an ad saying Americans shouldn’t believe their lying eyes and ears?
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