Laura Ingraham has put together a remix of President Jimmy Carters “Malaise” speech on it’s 32nd anniversary with special guest President Barack Obama. According in Ingrahm and many others, “The man who was supposed to bring hope and change competes for the title of worst modern president.”
Jimmy Carter: It is a crisis of confidence.
Barack Obama: Our economy may be weakened, and our confidence shaken…
Carter: Our people are losing that faith.
Obama: It’s tempting to turn cynical and to be doubtful about the future.
Carter: The people are looking for honest answers, not easy answers.
Obama: We cannot rely on quick fixes or easy answers.
Carter: Not politics as usual.
Obama: We are tired of business as usual.
Carter: You often see a balanced approach that demands sacrifice.
Obama: A balanced way where everybody’s sacrificing a little bit.
Carter: A little sacrifice from everyone.
Obama: We need shared sacrifice.
Carter: Congress must enact the windfall profits tax without delay.
Obama: If the wealthiest among us are willing to give up a little bit more, then we can solve this problem.
Carter: I’m asking you to take no unnecessary trips.
Obama: Don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas.
Carter: To use carpools or public transportation whenever you can.
Obama: We can’t drive our SUVs.
Carter: And to set your thermostats to save fuel.
Obama: We can’t keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.
Carter: I do not promise a quick way out of our nation’s problems.
Obama: I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix to our economic problems.
Carter: There are no short-term solutions.
Obama: There aren’t going to be a lot of great short-term solutions to this problem.
Carter: There is simply no way to avoid sacrifice.
Obama: We are going to have to ask everybody to sacrifice.