Here's a rare pre-workout post.
Obama has stepped in it yet again.
It’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup.Embarrassing, eh?
Ich habe eine Frage: welche Fremdsprache hat Obama als Erwachsener freiwillig gelernt?
(I have a question: which foreign language has the adult Obama voluntarily learned?)
In fairness, the senator's statement was couched in an excellent message to young black students in Georgia:
You can’t find a job unless you are a really, really good basketball player. Which most of you brothers are not. I know you think you are. But you’re not. You are overrated in your own mind. You will not play in the NBA. You are probably not that good a rapper. Maybe you are the next Little Wayne, but probably not. In which case you need to stay in school.But the guy cannot mange to send a decent message like this one without screwing it up and pointing to his own hypocrisy.
Obama is scheduled to address the League of United Latin American Citizens’ national convention in Washington, DC, this afternoon [yesterday].Did he tell them to stay in school and learn English? I'll find out when I come back.
UPDATE: From the Georgia gathering:
I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But...but understand this: instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English--they'll learn Englsh--you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. ::: unenthusiastic applause::: You should be thinking about how your child can become bilingual.Why? See, there's a reason that Europeans know each other's languages: proximity and history of conquest.
And why does the second language have to be Spanish? (Not really asking.)
We should have every child speaking more than one language.Then he starts into the 'embarassing' statement.
Is there any reason that the Obamas are proud of America and Americans? Or is shame all they are selling?
(Thanks to Hot Air)