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Obama Echoes Carter Speech: America’s Soft

September 30, 2011 by  

Obama Echoes Carter Speech: America’s Soft

Many people have compared the Barack Obama Presidency to that of President Jimmy Carter over the past few years; Obama has now made a statement that seems to echo Carter.

Obama said to a Florida television station, “This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades.”

Obama’s solution to American “softness” is to “get back on track” by passing his $447 billion jobs bill immediately. While he was critical in his speech, the President did compliment America’s youths and said that the country will recover from economic troubles with the help of education and innovative thinking with the help of the government.

According to The Daily Caller, Obama’s speech echoes the sentiment of a Carter speech given in July 1979 that declared, “…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, though never including the term, became known by many Americans as the “malaise speech.” Carter’s solution to “get back on track” during a time when the country was plagued by rising energy costs and massive inflation was to find a solution to the energy crises through new sources of fuel.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Mr. Prez, you are so full of it. If America is “soft,” it’s due to 1) GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION and 2) corrupt politicians who are deathly afraid of a free market economy. America’s half-assed government has gone out its way to break up nuclear families, make generations of people dependent on government, gut the dollar, involve us in unnecessary foreign wars, saddle taxpayers with generations of corrupt, criminal politicians, enforce laws that make politicians happy (and enslave Americns), jobs and factories have been shipped to other countries and we’re cursed with an educational system that is a standing joke around the world.
    It;s people like YOU who are a willing part of this anti-American insanity. Look in the mirror, Mr. Prez. Tell Peanuts Carter that he’s officially no longer our worst prez.
    If America is “soft” at all, it’s because you and your flunky chums who have done your worst to make it happen. Pack your bags and find a country where your ‘empty suit talents’ are needed.

    • http://deleted Claire

      Soft? Me? Hell no I am not soft and I really do not appreciate being called soft, not at my age or any age. I graduated from high school and the school of hard knocks. I worked like a dog, learned what I could,and did more work than my co-workers–just to prove that I could “do it” since I did not have a college education. I earned my income and the right to a good decent life and I aim to keep it, come hell or high water.

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