Barack Obama Channels Michelle Obama– "America Is Not What It Once Was"
You’re all just downright mean. Face it.
Off the cuff… Barack sounds a lot like his wife Michelle.
He doesn’t want to raise his daughters in today’s America:
Transcipt via HotAir:
“America is…, uh, is no longer, uh… what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”
(But, be assured that Barack can change all of that!)
It sounds like Michelle is rubbing off on him, or vice versa:
Michelle sounded off about America earlier:
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.”
Actually, she sounded off a few times.
It sounds like they both agree on something.
Are you surprised?
UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin calls it a theme not a gaffe.
UPDATE 2: Rush Limbaugh chimed in today–
RUSH: All right, now, here he’s brought it home. He had trashed his country in Germany, he has seen the result of that in his plummeting poll numbers, and now he does it again yesterday in Elkhart, Indiana, a seven-year-old little girl. You’re running for president, Senator Obama. A little girl asks you a question, “Why did you start running for president?” It’s a seven-year-old, Senator. You tell her because you love the country. You tell her because this is the greatest place on earth, that we’ve got challenges, but you want to help the country through it. You don’t tell a seven-year-old that her country isn’t what it once was. You do not lie to seven-year-olds and tell them that your country sucks. You just don’t do it, Senator. America is no longer what it could be, what it once was? How the hell would you know, sir? Your experience has only been in one part of America, elite, leftist academia. Oh, and with Jeremiah Wright. You’ve hung around with a bunch of people who do hate this country, there’s no question about that. But for crying out loud, to a seven-year-old? America is, uh, no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, what it, uh, once was, and I say to myself I don’t want that future for my children. You wouldn’t want your life and your wife’s life for your kids?
Before you decided to run for president, Senator Obama, your wife was pulling down 300 grand working in PR at a hospital. You had written two books that got you out of debt. What is wrong with your life? What is wrong with the opportunities in this country that had been made available to you, that you wouldn’t want for that seven-year-old girl that asked you the question? What’s so bad about your life that you wouldn’t want your kids living it?