1. a feeling of unease or depression
2. a mild sickness, not symptomatic of any disease or ailment
3. a complex of problems affecting a country, economy, etc: Bulgaria’s economic malaise
That definition would fit my feelings about Obama and the economy to a “T” — Obama makes me depressed and sick. Obama has caused many problems for our country and made the ones we already had much, much worse.
Listening to Obama is like listening to Carter 32 years ago today!
Others have also noticed the distinct similarities on the 32nd anniversary of Carter’s tone-deaf malaise speech. From Commentary:
Another striking point is the way Carter seems to berate Americans for showing too much individualism rather than embracing collective values and shared benefits:
Carter: “There are two paths to choose. One is a path I’ve warned about tonight, the path that leads to fragmentation and self-interest. Down that road lies a mistaken idea of freedom, the right to grasp for ourselves some advantage over others.”
Anyone looking for the roots of Obama’s invocation of shared sacrifice as well as the collectivist impulse at the root of his health care bill can see the similarities to those themes in that line from the “malaise” speech…..
……Carter’s presidency was doomed by his obliviousness to the opinions of ordinary Americans. For all of the pugnacious optimism about his own presidency apparent in Obama’s comments, he, too, must be wary of a similar miscalculation as he attempts to blame everyone but himself for a looming debt disaster.
EXACTLY!….”Jimma Carta, Part Deux” MUST be defeated in 2012.
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