Will it help the slow economy?
The desperation showing in the faces of the candidates for the Republican Party's nomination race is incredibly huge.
It is hard to believe that they are not able to concentrate on their empty campaigns and do something dramatic about them, as animating what they can do for others. They think the spotlight has to be on them, instead of the country that they are warring to represent.
They are desperate, and to fill the void in their speeches on the campaign trail, they are monitoring every word of President Barack Obama and using that to ridicule and undermine him.
He has been busy on his itinerary to Hawaii and Australia; and people are wondering where he gets his enigmatic energy from. His work is never done, from one moment to another; and from one place to the next.
Yet, his opponents at home are taking his words and twisting them for their own personal ambitions; the latest being his remark of Americans being "a little bit lazy" in a recent speech at the APEC summit in Hawaii.
Just minutes after that, Rick Perry, a presidential candidate, goes in from of a camera in a campaign advertisement to discredit the president, by saying,
“Can you believe that? That’s what our president thinks is wrong with America? That Americans are lazy?” and “That’s pathetic.” (Politico, 11/17/11).
Soon after that, Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's front runner, will pick up the mantra and make the most ridiculous statement thus,
“Sometimes, I just don’t think that President Obama understands America,"
What? The man has been the president of the United States for the past three years, and he did not understand America?
If the scene is not one of desperation for these candidates, nobody knows what it is.
The president has made that remark in his speech in Hawaii to encourage the American entrepreneurial spirit, and to say that Americans of today could do even more.
Judging from those, who have built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge, it will not be strange to say that present day Americans can follow in the footsteps of their forebears and do extremely wonderful things for themselves and their country.
Yet, these politicians are taking his words and turning them against him. Americans, on the other hand, know what they (politicians) are up to; and they are not going to fall victim to that kind of political strategy.
America will fight to get back what has made it "the city on a hill" to the rest of the world, as its economy will not be allowed to fail. It will be rebuilt through the entrepreneurship of its people.
Many people think that the president's "little" comments, as the one that these politicians are trying to screw up, are to make Americans better and not to tear them down.
They also remember the words of another president, John F. Kennedy:
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." (http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/John_F_Kennedy/5.htm).