Obama: The US Has “Gotten a Little Soft” (Video)

Barack Obama told Florida WESH TV that “the US has gotten a little soft” and we don’t have that same competitive edge that we need.
Via Breitbart TV:

The Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama on Thursday said the U.S. has lost some of its competitive edge and gotten a “little soft.”

Mr. Obama, in an interview with WESH-TV in Orlando, said his administration has been tough on the country’s trading partners and tried to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

“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,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. “We need to get back on track.”

Mr. Obama has faced heavy criticism for his handling of the economy, and the high unemployment rate –9.1%– is threatening his re-election bid.

Despite his concern, Mr. Obama said he wouldn’t trade positions with any country on Earth. “We still have the best universities, the best scientists, best workers in the world; the most dynamic economic system in the world,” he said. “We just need to bring all those things together.”

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  • JDF
  • MrGoodWench

    We need to get back on track.”
    WE WILL get back on track once you and your cohorts are in Gitmo, ….just you wait and see Hussein

  • Dean Toadblatt

    Kicking Obama out of the country would be a first step in the healing process….

  • MrGoodWench

    Mr. Obama said he wouldn’t trade positions with any country on Earth.
    Thats because Obama knows what people of other countries do to their dick-taters who kill their own people and loot their country’s treasury

  • KR

    I’d rather listen to the Bad Lip Reading version.

    Otherwise he makes me ill.

  • MrGoodWench

    “We still have the best universities, the best scientists, best workers in the world; the most dynamic economic system in the world,” he said. “We just need to bring all those things together.”
    We HAD all that , these things WERE together
    until YOU and your thugs came along you islamomarxist anti-American bigot !

  • Patty


    Fly away little tyrant, fly away!

    Where’s you school records!! Whish

    Flown away! Now, he is rehearsing for another personality.

    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
    Albert Einstein

  • Patty

    Obama is one of the world’s best con man! We are witnessing: liar, thief, spinner in Chief!

  • G-Rope

    Really Bah-rock?

  • mcc

    No, Barry doesn’t want any of us to get “soft” —

    In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.
    Could this be why the number of food-stamp beneficiaries in Oregon has increased dramatically in the last few years? Since 2008 the state has seen a 60% boost in the number of food-stamp recipients, which means that more than 780,000 people (one out of five Oregonians) get groceries compliments of Uncle Sam.


  • LIndensant

    He stammers, “great, great, great…” and then spits out the word “country”, in seeming disgust. If this is not treasonous , I don’t know what is.

  • How typical of the attacker to blame the victim.

    The left has been beating American business hammer and tong for years. Passing laws and regulations that end up shipping American jobs overseas. Then they have the gall to point the finger of blame at business. We need to ship liberal politicians out of office! That will go a long way to fixing our economic problems.

  • Freddy

    “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,”

    – – – –

    Now it is not Obama’s fault, it is all of America’s fault!

    I think Obama should move to some other country that can appreciate his greatmess.

  • MrGoodWench

    Obama told Florida WESH TV that “the US has gotten a little soft” and we don’t have that same competitive edge that we need.
    So Hussein , does that make MoochL proud of OUR country or not ?
    If it doesn’t , please destroy OUR country some more,
    so that she feels proud of the downright mean country which has so disappointed both of you

  • Buffalobob

    The US has no gotten soft, Mr community organizer. The US is being slowly strangled by your regulations and restrictions. The US is be divided by class warfare and race divisiveness by your rants. You and your progs are the prblem.

  • Rock

    Damn, when you keep beating that competitive edge with a Commie hammer & sickle each and every day I guess the edge would become dull, you Socialist POS.

  • Patty

    Was Immelt part of this conversation….Everything great is going to China. And did you know that Immelt and GE are part of the Medical Records that Seblilus is going to have on all of us.

    O, O, Obambi!!! What have you done, this must be another sneak attack of sorts to have us believe that after NO Business will hired because of you and your OBAMACARE, spending TRILLIONS, Downgraded by S & P., Banks won’t loan,

    Solyndra Scam a wham. Giving more green to Pelosi’s green. O, O, MY, MY, just how you lie!!
    COMPETITIVE EDGE YOU SAY: Dear God where do you get this stuff, you are using Social physiology because the nations businesses are no hiring and now this is some play to have them start hiring….YOU HAVE BANKRUPTED AMERICA, and you have been seeing your Physiologist again, now, haven’t you. Someone is giving you these screwball ideas to help your faltering poll numbers.

  • we didn’t get soft, we got socialized. over the last forty years the sixties crowd has done everything in its power to destroy anything and everything it could in this country. including electing two marxists to the presidency. the sixties crowd, aryes, ratdhe, stern, clintons, dean, etc now run the government.

  • StrangernFiction


  • ant

    Great comments. Obama’s been “tough on our trading partners”? I didn’t know Gibson Guitars was a foreign country we trade with. Learn something new everyday with Obama, even if they’re all lies.

  • StrangernFiction

    A commenter at WZ put it perfectly:

    “This is like beating your wife’s head and face with a baseball bat and then complaining that she’s not as pretty as she used to be!”

  • Mike

    Not as soft as your microscopic brain, Barry. Still waiting for the LSAT and college scores from this affirmative action disaster.

  • MrGoodWench

    StrangernFiction commented:
    “This is like beating your wife’s head and face with a baseball bat
    As in
    ” fundamentally transforming ” ??
    NOW it all makes sense.. 🙁

  • gus

    Captain JumboEarFlaps, HAS NO CLUE how ECONOMIES run.

  • billsv

    Buffalobob has it right. Just get out of the way. Note the recent article on the cities with the highest unemployment rate and those with the lowest. Note the highest in the CA farm belt where the government cut off the water to save the Delta smelt and the lowest is where they are drilling for oil.

  • Molon Labe

    I wish we had those things but unions, big government regulators, crazy academics, race hustlers,community organizers, the ACLU and illegal aliens are destroying the fabric of this country. We need to recognize what made this country great and get rid of the PC BS that is destroying this country.

    We can start with the borders and move on to the courts and finish with the government itself, which is corrupt beyond repair.

  • Yrral Dliefsarb

    Sad to say it, but Zero is right. When a glib fraud gets 52% of the
    voting electorate to pull the lever for him, based on the shallowest
    campaign slogans, backed only by the Demopaths and their lapdog
    press, it is clear that a sizable fraction of the population has gotten
    soft in the head. “Yes we can!” indeed. Yes we can demonstrate
    mass delusion and the power of wishful thinking, which is much like
    the power to dream-walk over a cliff. Let’s just hope enough of the
    dream-walkers wake up 13 months from now.

  • Dale

    WTF?????????????? How long did it take him to stumble and stutter the words that America is a great country. It’s like he just doesn’t believe those words, but he’s thinking, I’ve got to say this — but I don’t believe this. He’s done nothing but Apologize for America since the hateful mainstream media started pushing him on us in 2004. Go away Obama, you stink — we need a change!!

  • Dale

    What I was trying to articulate, #11 said VERY well. And #24, LOL!!!

  • “We still have the best universities, the best scientists, best workers in the world; had the most dynamic economic system in the world,”…until this saboteur and his America-hating anarchists started taking a sledge hammer to it, and now have the most corrupt Administration on Earth.

  • MrGoodWench

    “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,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. “We need to get back on track.”
    Where did he learn to speak such sooper dooper English ?
    How does this sound :
    “This is a great country that has gotten a little soft and for the last couple of decades, we have not had that competitive edge that we need ,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. “We need to get back on track.”

  • bho is soft!

  • atticcellar

    Nixon and G H Bush.. The opening of communist China and NAFTA. These two actions of treason against the workers of America are the two greatest contributors to our current economic crisis. These two NWO globalist presidents sold out the workers of America for corporate profits. How could there possibly be any other outcome.. AT the time of NAFTA I was employed in a manufacturing factory.. I warned all the other workers that this was an attack on the worker.. They thought I was crazy.. What other outcome could occur.. The big corporate elite were eager to move our jobs to China and Mexico where they could pay their employees 10 cents an hour (in 1991).. Well it has all come true and its time to pay the piper. Now that most of the factories and technology has been exported all we have left are service sector or war mongering jobs.. The globalist have the country right where they want us. If we do not play the game by their rules they will completely implode the dollar which they own (another can of worms, Google Jekyll Island).. The criminal international banker control the puppet presidents which they put in power.. Their is only one candidate willing to stand up to these monsters.. Ron Paul.. 2012

  • American Woman

    2012 can’t come fast enough. He insults us every chance he gets, and he loves doing it.

  • gus

    addict-cellar is RETARDED. Where there fuk do losers like this asshot come from. Nixon and G.W.Bush?? wtf.

  • atticcellar

    I didn’t mention Skull and Bones GW for his roll in the globalist takeover of the USA.. Bushes have been globalist since at least Prescott (GH’s father) who paid reparations after WWII for giving material support to Nazi Germany..

  • isn’t competition what the socialists like obama want to eliminate? well their drive to create one big government monopoly is doing a good job of it.

  • anti…how about phi beta kappa? they have a secret handshake.

  • Estragon

    As The Blogfather pointed out, the surest sign America was going soft was when we rejected the man who served over five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp for the ACORN lawyer and back-bench legislator with no accomplishments or relevant experience to his name.

    It was a painful error of judgment we can only pray we can amend in time.

  • atticcellar

    skull and bones; Only 5 are tapped per year by the global elite for entrance.. Both GW Bush and Kerry were members.. Figure the odds of two skull and bones running against each other for president (mathematically astronomical odds).. You would have to be an idiot not to realize that the elections are fixed with candidates being selected by the same people who choose “Skull and Bones”. These are the globalist 33 or above degree masons. All masons below 33 degrees are just sheeple unaware of the true debauchery being committed..

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  • Ausonius

    I think prince O must take some pleasure in saying such things in pure Machiavellian form, knowing full well he is complicit in this destruction. While you may not be able to hold him to blame for his pre-govt times (oops, I’m sorry, he did participate in the housing debacle as a community organizer), he has likely always been a fellow traveller with those who were.
    Liberalism in general is a softening, spiritually and intellectually, of the human spirit. Deny there is a God, and create an army of utilitarians who are void of passion for anything except themselves. Fill young boys with drugs for demonstrating acute maleness. Protest the military as founded (unless it can further your own radical agenda). Regulate the risk taking out of existence. Seize control over nearly all aspects of life, except the conceptual space between the ears (and radical teachers will even attack that region).
    Break down the soul, so that all (except for the enlightened elite) can be ruled with the iron fist. Repeat often that the “rich” are not to be trusted (but do not aim that skepticism toward the ruling class), while giving tax dollars to your pals and allies.
    Yes, it is the active efforts of the Left that have done this to us, coupled with the passive lack of action by the right.

  • Bustr

    Great news:

    “U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar Al-Awlaki Has Been Killed, Fox News Confirms “

  • His malaise speech.

  • big L

    All Alinsky. all the time. Use middle-class values against the middle-class.Confuse them, get them angry.
    All these speeches from Obama are designd ocreate a ‘Reichstag’ moment for Obama,imo. He wants to ride and to flout and to insult the American people so someone will make a move on him, to attack him He really wants martial law imo or some version of postponement of elections.

    The senate races are the check for Obama. Notice how the Press never reports on the Senate elections. By the Constitution, 1/3 senators are up for election. 33 of them. Don’t you think that would get some coverage? Crickets….nothing. Why? the MSM wants everyone to focus on the ‘Main ring’ that theyrun and not where some important,vital progress can be made by the TEA party.
    We need 8 to block and about 18 to be veto proof. Vital to our survival as the USA is to get those Senators. Because Obama may well be re-elected. Romney already said Obama was a nice guy. And I can’t see The GOP running a hard aggressive campaign against Obama , can You?

  • yourmaster

    “Obama: The US Has “Gotten a Little Soft” “Well….. Maaaaaybe, if the 0bama Administration would stop REGULATING the sh*t out of businesses and lower f*ckin’ taxes it would be easier to compete.

    all that is required to get the EPA off businesses back and to recede about 2 million of those harmful EPA and NLRB regulatory burdens preventing businesses from expanding\hiring is an Executive Order by 0bama…

    he has no need to go through congress for that one. there’s no job creation, because 0bama refuses to do such…

    and there will be no job creation as long as he keeps adding to the EPA regulations and creating more of them.

    ….vote the f*cker out of office.

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  • Bill Mitchell

    And his answer to giving us a new competitive edge? More government, more debt.

    The man is a complete narcissist. He blames everyone and everything for our troubles except for the one that is actually responsible.

  • ohiochili

    attic, you left out the Bilderbergers. The drink baby blood, torture puppies and kittens, and take candy from babies, too.
    20 lashes with Jesse Ventura’s moldy jock strap for you!
    Don’t get me wrong here, but I am grateful to the messiah for one thing. He and his criminal cohorts have awakened a lot of us (including me) to what progressivism really means and how destructive it is.

    SOFT??? This guy can’t even hold his own umbrella, for pete’s sake.

  • obfuscatenot

    “The U.S. has gotten a little soft” This said after his goons have kicked us in the shins, punched us in the gut, and blackened our eye? Really? While they are preparing the tub with the concrete for our “booties”? Regulate us to death and steal our livelihoods to force us into submission…….

  • donh

    In contrast Russia has a very strong leader…. http://youtu.be/SzZX4dVCW1o

  • Scott

    Re: the country is a little soft…

    Gee, ya think Oblah blah…Maybe because the Federal government has been creating negative incentives for fifty years like paying unwed mothers to have as many children as they want…We are being taxed into oblivion and the 536 idiots in Washington destroy nearly a third of the country’s income on garbage like bridges to no-where, section eight housing colonies, paying able-bodied people to stay home and watch TV with BS disability awards, and ten thousand other waste-money programs…How about your friends in the UAW Obama with $72/hour compensation packages, job banks and the like? The rest of us not receiving hand-outs have’nt gotten soft, we are doing more work than ever to support the rest…

  • Finncrisp

    We are not into his hard core Marxism is what Barry is trying to say. Nice try – We’re onto you…

    The fool is not fooling us!

  • Scott

    He continues his war on domestic energy production with things like cancelling funding for the Yucca mountain nuclear waste storage facility, declaring a moratorium on Gulf drilling, new regulations on the use of fuels through trumped up EPA garbage policies…He is the best friend oil exporting goons ever had…Yet, his war on domestic energy means trillions sent overseas to buy oil. As well, everything in the country becomes more expensive because of higher energy costs…It is Obama’s hidden tax caused by his war on energy…As John Wayne said, “life’s tough, and tougher if you are stupid!” We are working harder because of Obama’s stupidity!

  • jorgen

    The US Has “Gotten a Little Soft”

    Unavoidable when the US due to affirmative action elects an inexperienced, bumbling community organizer as president and due to affirmative action is afraid of impeaching him.

  • Scott

    There has been an explosion of disability awards under Obama…I rent property for a living. The number of persons who have disability income has sky-rocketed…And yet, I have not sees anyone in a wheelchair. Virtually all of these people look perfectly normal, and appear to be of average intelligence. The fraud is huge…Our PRAVDA like media won’t report it, but we are all paying for these people. More negative incentive from Obama and the Feds…

  • Scott

    Substituting diversity for merit and accomplishment destroys productivity as well…More negative incentive from the Feds…Why should our young people strive to be the best in their chosen endeavor, when they can lose to someone chosen based on “diverisity.” College admissions, medical school admissions, any and all government employment, military etc…More Federal garbage that is destroying our country from within!

  • This is NOT an example of Obama being obtuse, no matter how it sounded. This is an example of him performing a cold, calculated LIE to hide his agenda.

    Obama is not a fool. He is evil.

  • In November of 2008 a lot of people proved that they were soft, soft in the head!

  • Hobbitually conservative

    obama must not leave the country after his expulsion from office, he has too much information about the US. If was not able to destroy the US from the inside he assist another country/UN from the outside. On the other hand, as a community agitator he is also dangerous. Forget Gitmo, he belongs in Leavenworth.

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  • squeaky

    when the well runs dry……….
    Christopher Ruddy
    May 31, 1998
    WASHINGTON – The cost of the nation’s Social Security-administered disability programs continues to spiral upward, prompting fears in Congress that the programs have become a new form of welfare.

  • Obama’s right we got soft. Some of us elected

    This terd in a soft moment. Now we’re going

    To be very hard on ya boy. Gonna beat you like

    a snare drum.

    Powder is dry

  • Nozzle

    Going soft…This from a man who never had a job in his life…

  • Berto

    We’ve heard this before . . . Jimmy Carter’s 1979 Maalaise Speech:


    Here’s hoping for some change.

  • Crackermike

    Hey Barack, keep your filthy hands off the Economy and throats of Americans and you’ll see how fast we recover. You Progressive, Socialist Asshat.

  • Chris in N.Va

    What a hoot and a half!!

    (camera cut away to interior shot of biology lab at Liberal-as-the-day-is-long U., just outside of Chicago)

    Now class, watch as I, Professor Ozymandias-on-the-Potomac, cut the legs off of this grasshopper…(snip-snip)…and then place him on this table. Observe closely —-

    Grasshopper, jump into my hands!

    See, he didn’t do it. He just sits there. Not only is he soft, but he’s obviously a racist, too!

    Class dismissed. Don’t forget to vote early and often!

  • Swifty

    Another feeble attempt at cheerleading the country by a man who has no clue on how it all comes together. He is a damn disgrace.

  • Wbm

    Folks, for once Obama is right – we are soft – WE VOTED THIS IDIOT FOR THE POSITION OF THE MOST POWERFUL NATION ON THIS EARTH. And we shall correct this oversight in less than 13 month months. I can’t wait to vote this SCOAMF out of office next year……..

  • Oh, don’t EVEN get me started. We have a disastrous situation here in MO…the failed Mamtek (Chinese) plant in Moberly…and now the still alive China Hub idea for STL airport. Look what was discovered for the China Hub…and Mamtek had a similar type of arrangement:


    Chinese investors can pay the US for green cards and create jobs. Wow. American innovation is dead, I guess…or is it that Americans can’t create jobs because of the hostile environment produced by this administration?

    And btw, the University of MO is establishing a university in China, will educate those students for 2 years, at which time they will come over and finish at Mizzou or Rolla. How does this make OUR kids competitive?


    We are soft?! No, we are being sold out to foreign investors. And guess what? The politicians are using our tax dollars for these programs.

  • eaglewingz08

    The democrap socialists have been the worst in softening societies with their cradle to grave entitlements and their vicious assaults on noble virtues and masculinity. The arrigance of Obama is exceededonly by his lack of insight and obliviousness to irony.

  • ClinkinKY

    But it couldn’t have anything to do with politically correct rules and laws, right?


  • KR

    @64 Nozzle,
    “Going soft…This from a man who never had a job in his life…”
    Barry did have a job in the private sector once, scooping ice cream in Hawaii.

    This is our president.

  • Multitude

    While President Mompants has been golfing, vacationing, pre-vacationing, post-vacationing, jetting to date nights in Chicago, throwing Hollywood and sports elite weeknight parties, picking the basketball brackets, and spending the few waking hours designated for “work” on fundraising speeches, our live has been far from soft.

    For those of us still with jobs in the Fortune 500, we’re handling all the load we originally had with full staffing, just spread on two thirds the bodies. Mind you, it wasn’t an Obama week before. 60 hour weeks were normal then. Add to that the frantic scramble we’re all trying to manage given all the regulations Obama and the Democrats are dumping on us, and we’re slammed. I have a year’s worth of vacation, unspent. I will most likely spend it in December as I work from home, burning off my weeks of “free time” staying employed. Welcome to Obama’s slave America for the employed.

    And in the few spare hours I can eek out, I’m up at my kids school coaching a competitive academic activity which pushes the kids toward excellence and exceptionalism. I won’t let any additional kid sink into the delusion of progressive egalitarian inanity if I can help it.

    So hey, Mr. Obama, kindly sit down and shut up. You certainly don’t know anything about economics, finance, politics, foreign policy, human nature, history, language, etc., but you’re showing you’re even further off base when trying to understand American people. I’m not a birther, but there is no doubt that the culture you were raised with was a one of postcolonial anti-British (projected onto America with trust fund mother peace corp delusions) Kenyan culture. Go back and vacation – at least that’s something you seem to do remarkably well.

  • tj

    The bike photo was photoshopped!

    The training wheels were removed!

  • BS61

    By Soft he means, Why are they not all rallying around me like in 2008! Where is the fainting?!

  • Steve in SoCal

    Moron. This is equivalent to:

    Hey honey, you’re getting a little soft around the edges. . .how about a little fun tonite?

    And he thinks this is going to get him votes?

  • Rock

    Slightly OT But while we are talking about WTF, now that he has failed E-Verify, as his employers are the Tax Payers now on the hook for any fines coming down the pike for hiring an illegal. Second if nothing comes of this, does this mean anyone who fails E-Verify has a automatic get out of jail free card?

  • #56…you should check out how many junkies collect social security disability payments because the “want more competition people” claim they don’t have a habit they’re disabled.

  • Jenny

    Obama is soft in the head. What a jerk!

  • Cousin Jimmuh


    Did Obama just give us his “Malaise” speech? How clueless is he? He’s going around scolding everybody, and he expects to get results this way?

  • BarbaAZ

    One Note Barry: Governing is so HAAARRRDDD, because America has gone S-S-S-S-Soft. Boo Hoo. I wish I was emperor of China. Boo Hoo Hoo. Someone get me my binky and blanky.