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Posted on 10/26/2011 6:12:46 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
Obama: "We Have Lost Our Ambition, Our Imagination"
"We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge,"
President Obama said at a fundraiser in San Francisco on Tuesday.
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Is this satire?
Would environmentalists and over regulation really allow a Golden Gate Bridge to be built today?
Ubama is affirmative-action personified.
Click through the link - there is a video of this.
He is so dumb its scary.
Does this moron not grasp the fact that That Bridge, like the Empire State Building, COULD NEVER BE BUILT TODAY BECAUSE OF THE POLICIES HE ADVOCATES! ! ! !
No ambition has been lost at all. It is on hold. People are sitting on their dreams, aspirations and money out of fear of you dummy. The people are waiting on you to be out of the way.
Sounds like Carter’s malaise speech.
Gee, quel surprise, mon ami!
To call Obama a moron is to insult all the good morons out there.
I didn’t watch the video but for some reason I picture him in a blue suit and speaking with a Plains Georgia accent. (apologies to the good people of Plains)
“The beatings will continue until moral improves.”
That used to be a joke.
I’m waiting for the word “malaise” to come out.
“We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge.”
No, you ignorant jerk-off...onerous environmental regulations and overly high labor and materials costs would prevent the construction of things like the Golden Gate Bridge today.
This Marxist golem is too stupid to even exist.
It took 13 months to build the Empire State Building in 1929 that bridge over the Ohio that Zero made such a big deal about is going to take 6 years to build.
Obama is the Carter of our times.
Shut up Obama.
No business confidence.
That is the result of a communist state.
His admin does all it can to take away idividualism which breeds imagination and ambition.
What do you mean "we" half-white man?
If you watch the video - he almost has a smug look on his face.
Additionally - LMFAO @ the suckers who paid5k to listen to that BS.
This bastard must REALLY not get it.
Why exercise our ambition and imagination when the fruits of doing so will just be taken from us?
Why should anyone on the dole be “ambitious” when it is easier and sometimes more profitable to stay slothful?
From the Center for the Creation of Zombie Behavior comes the progress report from Dictator Obama: “We Have Lost Our Ambition, Our Imagination.”
Dictator Obama: “Please leave your generous campaign donation with any of my zombie staff members as you leave the building.”
Speak for yourself, Ubama.
You do NOT represent what REAL Americans are all about. You can’t. You are NOT one of us.
What next? Is he going to wear a cardigan and speak of malaise?
Oh I don’t know. I imagine hussein obama locked up in solitary confinement in federal penitentiary for life.
In other words: Obama-”Hey America, You Sux”. What a piece of S#%@ he is.
Regulations can squash the products of imagination.
I enjoy that graphic - just waiting for the day when the O cannot bounce up - but lays splattered on the ground like a broken platter of poop;)
Give the US a ‘break’;)
10 years and the Trade towers still aren’t finished....
All thanks to government interference and ineptitude.
“Would environmentalists and over regulation really allow a Golden Gate Bridge to be built today?”
Socialism always steals ambition. It’s an inevitable consequence, and one that will never be overcome - no matter how much the left tries to make it otherwise. Altruism can only come from the individual. It cannot be legislated. Socialism is theft, in so many different ways, including the theft of ambition.
Barf alert needed!
As far as the 5k is concerned, a fool and his money....
Ineptocracy — a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Why work our butts off if we're going to give it all to the government.
Let him keep talking down Americans. Remember how Reagan dealt with Carter who did the same thing.
“We?” What an arrogant, contemptuous, creepy piece of garbage this thing is.
I truly, truly despise Obama.
Look at my tag line.
And that's just the way he wants us to be.
My dad worked until he was 88 and couldn’t anymore due to cancer. My mom still cleans her own house and cooks and she’s near 90. Neither of them were “community organizers” and nor am I. Don’t lecture us on “ambition” and hard work, Jimmy Carter, Jr. Save it for Pelosi, your government union friends, and the “executives” at the solar companies living off the taxpayers.
Hey kenyan muzzie... YOU WON which means we LOST... and IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT YOU RACIST MARXIST POS!
Go back to Kenya you dweeb.
It always comes back to that, now doesn’t it?
Is he stupid or evil?
The results speak for themselves - they are not desirable to people with good intentions.
So, if he truly has good intent, he’s stupid for pursuing policy whose results are contrary to a “good” outcome.
If he’s not stupid, then he has to be desiring the negative outcomes.
Ha-Ha. He has Rachel Maddow writing his script now. MSNBC has been playing these maddow clips for many months now saying exactly the same thing as Obama just did. This is why I watch the other side.
Funny thing is that Maddow NEVER suggests that HER viewer/fans should pay more in taxes to fun these things, just the wealthy.
Putting down Americans again. Why doesn’t he just GTFO of our country.
Being fluent in Obonics, I can translate this. Mission accomplished.
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal."~~ St. Thomas More
The Obama Phenomenon August 18, 2011
Obama: The Affirmative Action President by Matt Patterson
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions. He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator.
And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.
Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass -- held to a lower standard -- because of the color of his skin. Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?
Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon -- affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin -- that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is. And that is what America did to Obama.
True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?
In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people -- conservatives included -- ought now to be deeply embarrassed. The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that's when he has his teleprompter in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth -- it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.
And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.
But hey, at least we got to feel good about ourselves for a little while. And really, isn't that all that matters these days?
Your tag line is only too true.
The only thread with 0 bummer’s name in the title that does not need a barf alert would be “Obama resigns”.
Is this idiot aware that a project like the Golden Gate Bridge was proposed more time and money would be spent doing environmental studies, govt. permits and trying to appease various govt. agencies than would be spent on design and construction? Look at the World Trade Center. That whole project should have been completed at least 7 years ago. This is not the fault of the American people but of nit-picking, power hungry bureaucracies and political correctness. Government is the cause of this malaise and statists like Obama think more govt. is the answer.
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