How lovely. I would say that this is King Obama's malaise-speech moment but... he's pulled this kind of ah-hah moment more than once recently.
For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.
Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace.
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” he told the CEOs who are gathered on the sidelines of the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, which the United States is hosting this year in Hawaii.
Question: Could it be that it is not that America -- and Americans -- are not "lazy", rather it is He -- and the Federal Leviathan's crushing, stifling, suffocating growth -- that has caused our incredible, breathtaking decline and subsequent malaise?
He won't even get close to considering that because to do so would question everything sacrosanct to his straightjacket-socialist worldview.