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Quote of the day, “Obama dumps on America, yet again” edition

While on his “I’m in Asia to avoid confronting political realities at home” tour, President Kick#ss offered up this nugget:

In the same speech, Obama gave voice to a harsh criticism he has heard about freely elected governments.

“Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress,” he said.

Who in the blue Hell has he been talking to that said that?  Seriously, no one makes that contention in normal America, so he’s obviously been keeping company with people who do feel that way.  Has he been chatting with Bill Ayers or Rev. Wright again?

By the way: this comment was given while addressing Indonesians during Veterans Day and praising the sacrifices made by veterans on behalf of “this great country”…though “this great country” meant Indonesia, not the U.S.

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November 13, 2010 - Posted by | Obama, political correctness, quote of the day, shameful

12 Comments »

  1. I can only hope we have only two more years of this fool.

    Comment by steve | November 13, 2010

  2. I’m not sure who said it first but I think his initials are ‘George Soros’.

    Comment by Lee | November 14, 2010

  3. Lee is right….those are the words of the puppet master.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | November 15, 2010

  4. It’s not that outrageous a claim. If you look at South America, the fiscal austerity measures that many of those governments needed to put in place to satisfy their IMF loans were realllly hard to maintain with democratic governments and many leaders got elected on promises to provide better services that might well lead to defaulting on their loans. People tend not to vote for people who say they’re going to cut services so you can service the national debt appropriately. Non-elected leaders have an easier time taking the long view than people who face an election every N years. We have the same problem here – no politician wants to say what impactful spending cuts they’re going to get rid of, just how they’re going to cut taxes and worry about the spending problem later.

    Besides, you might also imagine that this claim has to do with making the transition from non-democratic to democratic. Moving to a more democratic system has hardly done wonders for Iraq in the short term, and it hasn’t been cheap for us, either. Maybe you can make a long-term argument for democracy always being good for economic progress in general, but I think there are credible arguments against that view in the short term.

    Comment by drew | November 15, 2010

  5. Obama is a disgrace to the office he holds. I’m still peeved at the people who elected this lying charlatan.

    Comment by SojournerLove | November 16, 2010

  6. Drew…problem with the short term approach is that it promotes government control to reduce such risks, and once it is established, it is never relinquished. Like getting a cavity filled. You gotta endure the hardships for the moment in order to GET the healthy tooth…you don’t just keep asking the gov’t to continue the morphine drip.

    Comment by Kevin | November 16, 2010

  7. Democracy may not be the best form of government but it is a long way ahead of which ever form is second best.

    Comment by Lee | November 16, 2010

  8. Right, that’s what I’m trying to say. But the point is that members of the house who face election every 2 years are going to have a hard time getting re-elected when they say “look, you’re going to have to wait longer for social security to kick in” to close a budget hole. Democracies are not, necessarily, great at making those kinds of short term sacrifices for long term economic stability. Particularly not ours, in this media climate. Other forms of government (even parliamentary government) are more effective at making those kinds of tradeoffs. That’s the point here – I’m not saying that we shouldn’t endure hardships, just that convincing citizens that we should is a major challenge in democratic governments, and that’s why Obama’s claim isn’t ridiculous or somehow “un-american”.

    Comment by drew | November 16, 2010

  9. If it was from someone else…ANYONE else…it would be credible, but considering the ultra socialist family who were, for the “FIRST time”, proud of their country when HE happened to win (recall Michelle’s slip)…not a shred.
    Almost EVERY policy he pushes is un-American. He’s the worst thing that has happened to this nation in decades, so no, his credibility as an objective source is long gone.
    Anyone ever get a look at the birth certificate?

    Comment by Kevin | November 17, 2010

  10. That birth certificate will be released to the public on the 20th of January 2017…..or later.

    Comment by Lee | November 17, 2010

  11. Lol…yep…or maybe the template that was used to fabricate it! Anyone hear about the Texas legislative bill proposed? I don’t remember which state representative it was, but it is being proposed, already, that every candidate what runs in US elections (not state, but US) must provide proof of birth qualification to the Texas Secretary of State (or something)! Imagine that! In order to seek election by Texans, one must PROVE to TEXANS that they actually QUALIFY to run for office! According to El Rushbo, the Texas state conservative GOP is already showing how serious they are about pursuing conservative principles (what kind of messed up situation has this nation crumbled into that the idea of being ELIGIBLE to be an elected official is now a “conservative” principle…but, alas, the left has made it so)…but anyway, I love it. I hope it passes, so Obama can try to justify his AG going after a law requiring a confirm-able RESUME!

    Comment by Kevin | November 17, 2010

  12. OBAMA STINKS TOTALY STINKS

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 8, 2011


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