Posted by Curt on 9 July, 2008 at 6:11 pm. 25 comments already!

This clip is proof positive Barack Obama is nothing but your typical elitist.


Here’s the quote in question:

You know, I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, “We need to have English- only.” They want to pass a law, “We want English-only.”

Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English — they’ll learn English — you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual? We should have every child speaking more than one language.

You know, 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.” Right?

Ok, so lets wrap our heads around this one. He is embarrassed because we don’t know how to speak French when we travel to France. But he wants us to be required to speak Spanish for those illegal immigrants who come over and never learn to speak English.

That about right?

So are the French required to speak English for us Americans who travel over there? I’ve been to France, and no, they don’t even try.

But the kicker is that this elitist is embarrassed by the people in the country he wants to lead because we can’t speak another language. What a snobbish remark. But we’ve grown accustomed to his snobby remarks over the past year or so, whether its bitter Americans clinging to religion and guns or its designing a seal that looks almost exactly like the Presidential one. The man is a snob through and through.

Lets get real here and look at Europe, where if you live in, say, Denmark you pretty much need to learn some German since its only a few dozen miles away. In Wyoming you have absolutely no need to learn any other language other then English. From California to New York we all speak English (except for those immigrants who make no attempt to learn our language), so why in the hell should we learn another language? It would be nice, sure. If we all had the time to do it I’m sure many more Americans would learn another language, but thats not the case and its not something to be embarrassed about.

Gateway Pundit found the perfect quote to end this piece with tho. This from Time Magazine:

According to a recent international survey, the French are now considered the most obnoxious tourists from European nations, behind only Indians and the last-place Chinese as the worst among countries worldwide…

American tourists fared well in some surprising ways. Despite being notoriously language-limited, for example, they top the list of tourists credited with trying to speak local languages the most, with the French, Chinese, Japanese, Italians and Russians coming in last in the local-language rankings.

Embarrassed my ass. The only thing embarrassing is that the Democrats have chosen this fraud to represent their party.

Sad and embarrassing.

UPDATE

Tom Maguire
with a few questions of Obama:

LEFT UNREPORTED: How many languages does Barack speak? And how are his kids (ages 10 and 7) doing with their Spanish, or do they also embarrass him as the rest of us rubes do? I’d hate to think this is one more “do as I say” scenario similar to Barack’s no-smoking aspiration.

More here.

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