"You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession. We have sort of become a nation of whiners. You just hear this constant whining, complaining about the loss of competitiveness, America in decline."
"He named the U.S., and I quote, 'a nation of whiners.' Whoa. A nation of whiners?"Barack Obama, deliberately misconstruing Sen. Gramm's remarks in order to publicly ridicule and humiliate him, keeping his campaign promise to be a new kind of candidate.
Actually, Mr. Obama ought to know a whiner when he sees one. After all he sits across the breakfast table from one.
...we're a country that is "just downright mean"
...we are "guided by fear"
"We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day"
"Folks are just jammed up, and it's gotten worse over my lifetime."
"You're looking at a young couple that's just a few years out of debt. See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn't have trust funds. I'm still waiting for Barack's trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s'posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!"
"The life that I'm talking about that most people are living has gotten progressively worse since I was a little girl. . . ."
Michelle Obama, who earned over $300K in 2005, has a full-time house keeper and a personal trainer.