Soft or Fettered?

In an interview with NBC in Orlando, President Obama had the audacity to call America soft.

The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.

As much as I hate to admit it, I have to agree.  America has lost a competitive edge.  So how to fix it?  I wouldn’t call America soft, I would call her fettered.  Fettered by overzealous regulations and direction from the government.

We’ve been told that America is going to be a leader in green technology like solar energy.  Of course that means supporting companies like Solyndra with ill-advised loans.  Or companies that just happen to be, by weird coincidence, run by Pelosi’s brother-in-law.

We’ve seen senators from other states calling for EPA intervention into Alaskan mining efforts (which thankfully have been rebuked).    This is the same EPA that is causing havoc in Texas with new regulations.

We’ve struggled with high oil prices that continue to retard economic growth.  Yet have you heard any support for alternative drilling techniques or for a relaxation of the off shore drilling ban?

Just two years ago, even Obama agreed that you don’t raise taxes in a recession.  Yet now he threatens to veto any plan that doesn’t include a tax increase and reviews of his latest recovery plan find nothing but tax increases.  Thank goodness it doesn’t have a chance to pass the Senate, let alone the House.

If Obama really wants to get back on track, may I suggest taking the chains off America instead of dreaming up new and inventive shackles?

Godfrey: Doesn't give a damn what Obama does to the country
Doesn't this sound like a threat?
  • Anonymous

    With Barry, IT’S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSES FAULT.

  • herddog505

    Just like Jimmuh: it’s YOUR fault.  You’ve got “malaise” or you’ve gotten “soft”.

    Hey Barry.  You want ‘hard’?  Then try this:

    F*CK YOU, you stuttering clusterf*ck of a massive failure.

  • Anonymous

    Obama has morphed. He isn’t the Messiah anymore, he’s Moses now – he’s out there, wandering in the wilderness, searching for the way into the promised land. I expect that, like Moses, the promised land is going to be denied to him.

    His, “gotten a little soft” statement is a major mistake and/or gaffe, if he’s held accountable for his words. For Team Obama this was just a way to segue into talking about how he was going to  bring us back to the fore-front as world leader and economic engine for the world’s economy… but you don’t win friends and influence people by calling them a bunch of wimps.

    He didn’t just step on his dick, he got the damn thing out and smashed it with an 8lb. sledge hammer.

    • Anonymous

      if he’s held accountable for his words.<<

      Yeah, right

    • The LSM will NEVER hold Obama accountable for his words (or deeds). If it had been a Republican saying that, it would have been the lead story on every “news” channel for days on end, but with Obama…crickets chirping.

      And he didn’t smash it with an 8lb sledge, he stepped on it with golf shoes and executed a pivot turn.

  • America is “soft” due to the Obama’s wielding of the government tenderizer. He’s beating her black and blue.

  • Anonymous

    President Obama… “We need to get back on track.”

    Well Sir, for starters… you could fire your Cabinet and all your Czars.

    Next up – take charge of your own Party and crack the whip in the Senate so that they pass a budget and then get to work on the 12 appropriations bills.

    If your not up to that (cause your in hopelessly over-your-head)… you could always ask for your VPs resignation, while also tendering your own.

    Any combination of the above would snap this country out of your so called “little soft” patch overnight. 

    Semper Fidelis-

  • Anonymous

    Well we all know that’s not gonna happen…

    So we gotta wait till November next year and use the ballot box to show em the door.

    Semper Fidelis-

  • jim_m

    Like all tyrants their failures are never their own.  The fact that they have run their countries into economic ruin is never the fault of the deluded dictator, it is the fault of the people they preyed upon.

    History is littered with dictators who, as they came to face their defeat, placed the blame upon their people who in the twisted mind of the dictator proved unworthy of the dictator’s brilliance.  Already we see obama’s sycophants saying that America is unworthy of him and that we are not smart enough to understand his brilliance.

    While obama may not be an actual dictator he very much seems like he would like to be one and he certainly possesses the malignant narcissistic character traits of one.

  • Anonymous

    I agree!!!  We did not deserve the Mulligan in Chief!

  • America went soft when they rejected a man who’d spent over five years in a communist prison camp for them in favor of a fast-talking jive turkey who had never accomplished anything of note in his life.

    But we’ve made mistakes before, and managed to undo the damage.  The worldwide expiration of the Free Money Welfare Bank is going to force the changes we’ve been unwilling to implement before.  And we can stiffen our resolve and our spines and get rid of this crew of socialist authoritarians.

    Cowboy up, America!  Flush Obama now!

  • Houston Keys

    Nope, I have to agree with him. We are soft as a nation.

    But we were made that way by government handouts and a lack of principles on our part.

    Many have forgotten that the American dream is to work hard and get ahead.  Many have forgotten that it’s OK to have your own opinion and someone else can have theirs.  Many have forgotten that we all may pray to a different God, Gods, or no God at all and what someone else believes doesn’t matter to me in the end.  Many of us have forgotten that if we go somewhere that someone decides to pray, we can keep our mouths shut long enough to let them finish and it doesn’t change me or make me believe what they believe, but that it only means we are being polite.  Furthermore it is not the government’s place to tell them they CAN’T pray, because people have the RIGHT given by God, Nature, Evolution, Gaia, or man’s nature (whatever you want to believe) to believe what we want to believe.

    Many have forgotten what makes America the greatest nation to exist on the Earth. We screw up, we’re not perfect, but I’d rather live here than anywhere else.  If I didn’t believe this I would move to that “Better Place.”

    God, please bless this country and guide us.