Barack Obama Gives His "Malaise Speech"
More Hope and Change—
“The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our Nation. The erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of America… 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.”
President Jimmy Carter
The “Malaise Speech”
July 15, 1979
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”
May 18, 2008
Related… In 2006 Obama said he prefers SUV’s.
Ace of Spades adds this:
Obama drove a Hemi V-8 sedan before someone noticed, and only after charges of hypocrisy were made did he switch to something a bit less carbon footprintish?
Ed Morrissey has more on Obama’s immature look at the Iranian threat.