Eat Your Peas and Create some Government "Revenue", you Lazy Peasants....

By the Left Coast Rebel

I posted this link at the LCR Facebook page and got instant, jaw-hitting-the-floor reactions on it so thought I would put it up here, too.

Dear Leader, at his finest:

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.

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.

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.

Via Memeorandum.


  1. Stop blaming the drunk driver, it is the whiskey's fault. Stop blaming the rapist it is the victim's fault. Stop blaming the murdering gang banger, it is the gun's fault. Stop blaming the pregnant teenagers it is the condoms fault. Stop being some racist with all your "decision and behavior leads to consequences" responsibility judgementalism!!

  2. And who amongst the current top three in the GOP field will render anything different really?

    The march continues it seems no matter who is in the "Big Chair."

    The difference? Only the cadence of the march.

    The man who might make a difference will never get the chance.

    Crony capitalism, corporatism, and the nations addiction to the government teat has become a way of life. For both individuals and businesses.

    Both parties are only too willing to oblige. It's how they retain power over "We the People."

    At the end of the day, and after all the chatter, does anyone really believe anything will really change?

    Just sayin...

  3. Americans becoming lazy? Would the behemoth socialists welfare systems have something to do with that? Why work when you can have everything handed to you? This is really the worse of BO's hypocrisies.

  4. .

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - great comedy.

    "Would the behemoth socialists welfare systems have something to do with that? Why work when you can have everything handed to you?"
    Do you want to try to read the highlighted part AGAIN?

    _Obama told a group of CEOs..._
    CEOs are socialists corporate welfare systems recipients? CEOs have had everything handed to them? - You aint too bright are you??

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Ema Nymton

  5. Speaking of "aint too bright"... Your the only dim bulb I see on here.
    I'm a CEO. I have received no "corporate welfare"! And the only thing the Govt hands me is Red tape and a tax bill...
    Pfffft Pfffft

  6. So...

    Obama wants to cut unemployment benefits?

  7. How does this work, exactly? On the one hand, corporations are supposed to be greedy and rapacious and on the other hand, they're lazy.


  8. Les: Of course what you say is unfortunately true, but...

    Dear Leader's hones moments are a very effective tool in teaching the public just what far-left progressive ideology stands for. Righting the ship in a philosophical sense is going to take longer than one (false choice) election.

  9. Tim - I have lived through many buts. As I see it... 1) there isn't much new, 2) there is a lot of repackaging of old ideas, 3) the more things change the more they seem to stay the same, to crib an old saying, 4) We do not as rational beings seem to be capable of learning from history, 5) therefore, because of 1-4 we may be doomed to a continual run on the same treadmill.

    Or, in different vein... Rather than watching DC burn while the rats play hidebound ideologies will keep folks blinded to the real issues.

    Sorry Tim, call me a cynic. It's been a long time coming.

  10. Les: I waver between just as (if not more) cynical as you and just a bit less. Perhaps it is for my psychological health that I still believe in America, despite the tyranny our government has thrown at us.

  11. TIM - I still believe in the American people and the American classical liberal concept of limited government and individual liberties.

    I believe the majority of Americans would agree. It's too bad the extremes on the left and the extremes on the right seem to live in a vacuous state believing that only they, and their hidebound ideologies can provide the answers to America's problems.

    As long as we continue to function as though we are in a political war zone ain't a damn thing going to get better.

    Again, forgive my cynicism.

  12. Careful Les, many may misconstrue "American classical liberal concept of limited government and individual liberties" to be something other than Jeffersonian concepts...

  13. John - If this be the case I do not view it as my problem. I've done my best to explain the concept over 2 1/2 years.

    While I at one time was desirous of teaching I realized that pupils only really learn what they chose to learn. Superfluous distractions and influences are many...

    So I moved on to business.

  14. Spoken by someone who is probably the laziest man ever to sit in the Oval Office.

    I can relate to people who are cynical and jaded, but if you look back at the last couple of decades we've seen remarkable progress. We've seen welfare reform, limiting of the exclusionary rule, steady progress on limits on abortion, social security no longer the "third rail" of politics.

    We've seen some setbacks because we responded weakly to leftist attacks. Lofty rhetoric doesn't stop them. We need to win and keep elective office. That requires political savvy such as Gingrich showed in 1994.

    Unfortunately, Republicans squandered their power and too many were corrupt. We lost eight years of opportunity because of the statist greed Les describes. Bush was partly to blame, but it was the party as a whole that failed us. We were very lucky to win back the House, thanks to the efforts of the Tea Party and the ineptitude of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.

    Don't fear or despair. We have a chance. But we will lose it if we resort to defeatist attitudes and infighting. Every one of our candidates isn't the person we need, but any one is someone we must have been Obama.

  15. President Obama calling America lazy is just more projection from a far-left Liberal who is out of ideas.

    Chairman Zero doesn't know how to encourage growth. He only knows that he wants America's economy to magically produce more so he can seize wealth, spread it around, and then bask in the fawning adulation of those who have received at others' expense. And until America's productive class gets with the program, he will do nothing but continue to wag his finger at them.


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