From I Think, Therefore I Err:
Don’t you worry. I went to Blogging School. I know I’m obliged to post on the latest Obama elitist attack on me. The one where he is embarrassed about us lo class Americans who only speak ‘mercan.
And I actually speak Spanish and English.
And I still take his attack personally. There I was sitting in a cafe in Athens. I said καλημέρα (good morning) and then I had to point, yes point, at the menu to order. I could feel Obama’s eyes beating down on me from his home in Chicago where he and his children were studying yet another foreign language. I was an embarrassment.
Aw…I feel bad for poor Obama, that he has to live in a country where some people don’t like
argyla, arugygl, arugula, and cain’t spell it neither – all them ugly ‘mercens that just make Obama feel so bad about his country. We should hang our heads.
Trust that when you’re overseas and struggling a bit with whatever language you haven’t studied for the last year you can count on being thrown under the bus by Obama because obviously you never even tried to learn a thing in your whole pathetic life and are only taking advantage of these foreigners as a place to spend your dollars. See – an ist.
Good Lord. I understand Presidents wanting their folks to be the best educated they can be. And I will let slide the idiotic gaffe about everyone in the US learning Spanish specifically. However – I do not want to be associated with people who are embarrassed by me.
I’d call that a healthy point of view. I certainly don’t want to be led for 4 years by a president who is embarrassed by his country full of rubes.
P.P.S.: Obama’s lecture to parents about how “you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish“? Also condescending! Especially since, as Abe Greenwald points out, Obama doesn’t speak Spanish.
I think President Bush – that moron – is the only president in recent memory who has been bi-lingual. I miss Bush already; he was never embarrassed by any of us.
… [Obama's] insultingly missing the point about the need for a common language, of course. If we want a common language, and the common language of Americans is English, then learning Spanish, however beneficial, is not going to achieve that goal. It’s perfectly reasonable for native English speakers to worry if enough new immigrants whose ethnic leaders demand bilingual education will learn English. They probably will, but Obama’s saying it’s wrong to even worry about it. … [via Corner] … And then there’s the whole embarrassed-by-boorish-Americans-who-don’t-know-French riff. A proven vote-getter! … P.P.P.S.: He also seems really tired! …
He has more PPPPPPPSSSSS’s.
Also – seems Obama’s sentiments are not playing well.