Barack Obama Tells 7 Year Old Girl … “America is no longer what it once was”


“America is no longer what it once was”

No wonder Obama has chickened out of Town Hall debates against WtfRepublican John McCain, he cannot even answer a simple question from a 7 year old without stammering and answering the question miserably.

Barack Obama was at a packed high school gym in Elkhart, Ind when he was asked by a  7 year old girl, why do you want to be President of the United States? Obama’s answer defies description. Do you think that Obama would phrase his answer to the 7 year old in an uplifting fashion taking into account that the person asking the question was 7? NOPE! As Wizbang states, what a beautiful and uplifting message to tell a 7 year old child, America sucks, unless you elect me President. Obama answered the 7 year old her that America had gone downhill.

“America is, is no longer, uh, what it could be, what it, it once was,” Obama said haltingly. “And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”

“America …uh, is …, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”

How is it possible that a candidate for the office of the President of the United States cannot properly answer a simple question from a 7 year old girl with the grace, dignity and compassion understanding who and what age the individual is asking the question? Barack Obama, what the hell is wrong with you? This was not Meet the Press, NPR or MSNBC where you had the opportunity of bashing America once again. It was a 7 year old girl and you not only failed miserably in answering, you showed America how you really feel.

This is not a gaffe folks, this is how Obama really feels and believes. There comes a point and time when continual gaffes cannot be explained away. They are not isolated events, it is a theme from Barack and Michele Obama of America is mean, dark and evil. Let us not forget the positive words for America that Michelle Obama has had in the past, that she had never been proud of America.

 “For the first time in my adult life time I am really proud of my country …  Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”

Hot Air further reminds us with the Michele Obama video of the continues anti-America theme talking to students in South Carolina.

“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.”

Power Line points out an interesting Obama contradiction in that in one point in the campaign Obama was running for President to usher in a new day for America, now he wants to restore us to our former glory.

It was not that long ago (yesterday probably) that Obama was running for president so he could usher in a new day, enabling America to fulfill the unmet promise of a nation that in the past has fallen so short of his, and his wife’s, expectations. Now he wants to restore us to our former glory.

Perhaps, he can do both, since the laws of contradiction do not apply to messiahs. Or perhaps Obama has no answer, other than egotism, to the question of why he’s running for president.

UPDATE I: Rush Limbaugh Responds to Barack Obama …

America’s no longer what it could be? What it once was? How the Hell would you know Sir? Your experience has only been in one part of America. Elite, leftist academia.

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    27 Responses to “Barack Obama Tells 7 Year Old Girl … “America is no longer what it once was””

    1. reeuqasishub on August 8th, 2008 12:52 pm

      I don’t agree with Obama’s statement but anybody that thinks they are better off than they were 8 years ago is either wealthy or just plain stupid. Shrub’s leadership has been the worst in the history of this country and it will take a long time to recover from it.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on August 8th, 2008 12:54 pm

      Off Topic

      Edwards admitts to affair, did not love the woman, no statement on the child.

    3. Dave on August 8th, 2008 2:08 pm

      Obama is nothing more than a worthless POS. I cannot believe anyone with half a brain would support this idiot, he cannot even answer a question from a 7 year old little girl for crying out load and he thinks he is worthy to run the country. What a joke.

    4. Dugga on August 8th, 2008 2:18 pm

      Reading this about Obama sickens me even more. There is not one ounce of virtue in this man.

      I never thought that I’d see the day that ANYONE could make a Clinton look good.

      Maybe that was the master plan all along? Find someone so completely incompetent, unqualified and anti-american that they make Hillary look like a godsend.

      When you’re being fed cat food, a can of spam looks like a delicacy.

    5. dennisintn on August 8th, 2008 2:18 pm

      another day of obama, the chosen one, saying one thing and having to have his obamatites spend the next 3 days preaching, with all the solemnity and sincerity they can muster, that he didn’t say what he said and didn’t mean what he did say, but didn’t he look just “chosen” as he said it. just think what this country will be like after 4 yrs. of obama having a new version of every situation every single day. obama and his supporters would do well on aruba.

    6. Susan on August 8th, 2008 5:26 pm

      I believe WTF pretty much sums it up!

      Interesting story below in reference to OSAMA Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s birth -

      ELECTION 2008
      2 campaigns seek ‘truth’ about Obama’s birth
      Eligibility for presidency hinges on American citizenship

      Posted: August 08, 2008
      12:00 am Eastern

      © 2008 WorldNetDaily

      Barack Obama

      Israel Insider is reporting that analysts working separately have determined the birth certificate posted on the Daily Kos website and later on Sen. Barack Obama’s “Fight the Smears” campaign website is fraudulent, and now two different actions have been launched to try and obtain the truth about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s birth.

      The Israel Insider report said the two analysts it interviewed both have been “able to independently discern the name ‘Maya Kassandra Soetoro’ from artifacts left behind in the process of forging a new fake document for Barack from an image of Maya’s original document.” Maya is Obama’s younger half-sister.

      The report follows a posting from another researcher, identified by the news publication as Techdude, that the birth certificate is a forgery because it originally documented the birth of a woman in the 1970s.

      Blogger Mitchell Langbert now has launched an online petition to the Federal Election Commission in which signers are asking the agency to “take responsibility to verify the eligibility of Mr. Barack H. Obama to be president of the United States.

      Wrote Langbert, “Mr. Obama has refused to produce a physical certified, stamped copy of his birth certificate. An electronically displayed imaged displayed by his official campaign website has alleged to have been a forgery. … We request that the FEC require Mr. Obama to authorize the FEC to obtain an official copy of his birth certificate.”

      Ted Moran, who said he wished to be contacted at, said he also was launching a campaign to discern the truth about Obama’s birth certificate.

      “I am looking for 50 brave men or women from 49 states and the District of Columbia to join me in suing the secretaries of state in our respective states to prevent them from posting the name Barak H. Obama on the November 2008 ballot until he presents incontrovertible proof that he is a … U.S. citizen,” he said. “The secretaries of state are the ones who by placing a person or initiative on the ballot certify that the candidates or initiatives meet the legal requirements to be on the ballot.

      “The office of the president is simply too important to trust to someone other than a person whose loyalties are 100 percent American, and while it is impossible to read into the heart of a man or woman we do have the test our forefathers gave us. Which is this office is not to be entrusted to anyone but a natural U.S. citizen,” he said.

      Multiple requests over a period of several days by WND to the Obama campaign for a comment or explanation of the birth certificate issue did not generate any response.

      The Israel Insider said, “The revelation that [the birth certificate] of Obama’s own sister was evidently used to create the electronic forgery represents what supporters of this analysis claim is a ‘smoking gun’ that appears to implicate Sen. Obama directly. Hawaii law limits access to vital records to family members only, a fact which slowed down the ability of researchers to compare the purported Obama ‘birth certificate’ – which displayed from the start a peculiar provenance and inexplicable features – to genuine specimens. Therefore, it would seem that either Maya K. Soetoro-Ng (as she is now called) supplied the document or its image to half-brother Barack or his campaign, or Obama/his campaign used it without her permission.

      “The stakes couldn’t be higher. Even the Snopes anti-rumor site acknowledges that Obama’s constitutional fitness to be president depends solely on his being born in the United States, because his mother – not yet 19 at the time of his birth – would not have had a sufficient number of years as an adult citizen, according to the laws prevailing at the time, to pass on ‘natural born citizenship’ automatically,” the report said.

      “There have been reports, so far unconfirmed, that Obama was born outside the country, either in Kenya, his presumed father’s native land, or in Canada. The fact that the Obama campaign has been touting as genuine a forgery since June 12 will likely increase pressure to not only account for the fake but produce a genuine paper birth certificate. Obama, in his book ‘Dreams from My Father,’ specifically mentioned having such a document in his possession, but it has not been submitted for public inspection or analysis if it in fact exists,” the report said.

      The forensic computer investigators interviewed by the news publication concluded there are two obvious possibilities for the birth certificate image: A real certificate was scanned and digitally edited or a real certificate was scanned for the graphic layout, then blanked by soaking the document in solvent to remove the toner.

      The certificate was published by the Daily Kos June 12 following initial reports questioning Obama’s place of birth. He’s stated he was born in Hawaii, but if that was not the case, his citizenship could be uncertain, since his father was not a citizen and his mother was not old enough to pass along American citizenship automatically.

      The issue originally was raised by Jim Geraghty, reporting on the Campaign Spot, a National Review blog. He cited the “unlikely” possibility that Obama’s 1961 birth was not within the U.S.

      At the time, he wrote, “If Obama were born outside the United States, one could argue that he would not meet the legal definition of natural-born citizen … because U.S. law at the time of his birth required his natural-born parent (his mother) to have resided in the United States for 10 years, at least [f]ive of which had to be after the age of 16.’”

      He then pointed out Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, was 18 when Obama was born, “so she wouldn’t have met the requirement of five years after the age of 16.”

      When the Daily Kos website posted an image that appeared to be Obama’s birth certificate, Geraghty announced he was satisfied.

      The presumptive Republican nominee for president, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., already has gone through a similar challenge, and the U.S. Senate responded with a resolution in April declaring him to be a “‘natural born Citizen’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.”

      The article declares “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the office of president.”

      McCain was challenged because he was born to two U.S. citizens in the Panama Canal Zone.

    7. Aiken BLue on August 8th, 2008 5:56 pm

      I agree with obama. It certainly is not what it used to be. That is why I am voting for him because the status quo is unacceptable. We’ve slipped behind in terms of education, economy and pretty much everything else! We NEED to change things. That’s an EXCELLENT reason to run for president. It takes a lot of courage. many of us want to change things but do not have the commitment to do it from the grounds up, which is what being president would make possible. Obama wants to set things right, to strengthen the values that we as Americans treasure, to put us back on the world stage and make us competent. McCain is going to be the more of the same. Can you imagine staying in War for the next 100 years? IT will DRAIN our economy and McCain has no knowledge of economy, he admitted it. He only knows how to fight back with negativity and dumb ads that insult the American intelligence. How can he possibly lead the country with such venom and senility? We want change. We want progress, we want to move forward. Can we? With Obama, YES, WE CAN!!! Vote for Obama! Visit WHYOBAMA08.ORG!!
      SM: Change for change sake is not the answer. Change for the love of change cause I like change cuz change is good.

      Dude, Obama has no knowldge of anything. He has shown it. This is a man that spent 20 years in a church listening to a racist message and didn’t realize it was a racist mesaage. Here’s a clown that cannot speak to an audiance unless its a scripted speech.

      Change? Obama is not about change … its about the Democratic power elite doing and saying anything to get elected.

      I never thought I would have actually voted for Hillary Clinton … Obama changed my mind. There is change for ya.

      Go go Obama is a sniviling for more to learn about this bumbling idiot that the Dems and media call the chosen one.

    8. yoyo muffintop on August 8th, 2008 6:04 pm


      What Obama should have told that kid is that the reason this country is so screwed up is the battle for power between the Democrats and the Republicans. Nothing at all gets done in Congress because neither side wants the other side to look good if a piece of decent legislation that actually helps the American people should somehow get passed.

    9. Scared Monkeys on August 8th, 2008 6:05 pm


      Its hard to be better off when a country sticks its head in the sand and ignores terrorism and pretends like it doesn’t exist and does nothing to counteract it.

      Its hard to have great economic times when one compares itself to a .com bubble.

      Its hard to compare to an economic time when an Administration looked to other way with corporate scandal and let the stock market artificially rise. (it was GWB admin that delt with Global Crossing, Enron, Arthur Anderson, Health South, World Com and Tyco) The scandals took place when?

      The point is one does not paint a negative view or answer a 7 year olds question like that.

      Obama is an IDIOT!

    10. Rob on August 8th, 2008 7:46 pm

      I sure hope this idiot admits he’s on crack soon… cause, he’s so far out there that has to be the reason and he needs a scape goat in the worst way.

      And Dems will love him all the more. It’s a winning formula.

    11. Rob on August 8th, 2008 8:01 pm

      I grew up in the Reagan Era. Otherwise known as the “can do” era.

      Today all I hear from Democrats is “we can’t”.

      we can’t drill, we can’t challenge young people to be better, we can challenge ourselves to be self reliant, we can’t we can’t we can’t

      that’s some message. NOT

      I come from the era where the rising tide lifts all ships.

      Today there is no fuel to even get the ship out of the harbor.

      Today, the Dems will have you believe that the ship is sinking under the weight of globaloney. And that’s just what it is – baloney. Interesting that the Dems were the ones who were pushing the global society and forcing us to adopt the bankrupt cultures and mannerisms of said bankrupt cultures. I’ll pass and collect 200 dollars..

      There has never been a creation as wonderful as The United States of America and it can only be broken down from with in. That’s known as the Democratic Economic and Energy plan.

      We roll backward and other pass us by.

      Bill Clinton himself said that “we may need to slow our economy down” – I say go back to the hole you crawled out from. Total bullshit and a recipe for disaster. If Democrats want to starve, pay exorbitant taxes, have no fuel and scratch their way to the bottom – fine with me – just let me – LIVE FREE AND GET THE F OUTTA MY WAY.

      I have a plan and it came from Reagan – so sorry other didn’t listen to the 8 years he gave it to you on a daily basis for free.

      I’ll keep following the plan while others fight each other to the bottom of the pile.

    12. MBS on August 8th, 2008 8:54 pm

      That’s one of the biggest problems with liberals these days, the total lack of any pride in America. Guess what, despite all our problems, we are still the best place in the world to live. If you don’t believe that, you don’t realize the incredible freedoms we have in this country. We have a lot to be proud of, and if you don’t like the current administration, you can go out and vote for the Democrats, or independents, or whomever else is running. After the election, there will be a peaceful change in power. We have a great country, and I firmly believe we have the best form of government in the world.

    13. Mad Dog on August 8th, 2008 9:33 pm

      This guy will not win, he is showing his true leftist colors more and more… script he is an idiot…on script he is a scripted idiot

      A true product of white guilt and affirmative action

    14. brie. on August 9th, 2008 1:29 am

      This guy is really scary… We know how Obama lies…a complete background check needs to be done on him and his mother…and why is he refusing to produce a physical stamped copy of his birth certificate….that would really be something if he wasn’t a natural born citizen….and he is hiding the truth….why the forgery..If his parents were married, where did this take place. Republicans really need to start digging…!!!!

      Heard that Hillary is considering asking her supporters to write her name in on the ballot…

    15. brie. on August 9th, 2008 4:50 am

      Apparently Obama’s parents were married in Maui, Hawaii but little did she know(Ann Dunham, mother)that Obama’s father was already married to a woman in Kenya…nice guy…maybe that’s where Obama gets his dishonesty from…his father left when Obama was 2 and only saw him once after that when he was 10 yrs old…he went back to Kenya, had 4 spouses and eight children…drank too much and became bitter, frustrated, turned into poverty and died at age 46 in a car accident…

      Obama’s mother went to Asia and Obama stayed with his grandparents in Hawaii.(you know his whitey grandmother, so he calls her)..after high school he attended Occidental College where he lived a party lifestyle of drugs and alcohol…

      This came from Wikipedia…if you go there you can see a picture of his parents…Obama has big ears and a long face like his mother…

    16. brie. on August 9th, 2008 5:14 am

      Obama Sr wrote a paper published in the East African Journal harshly criticizing the blueprint for national planning, this paper put him on the side of communist leader Oginga Odinga and against the President of Kenya, the conflict destroyed his career…

      Obama’s mother died at age 52 of ovarian cancer in Hawaii but he couldn’t be there at the time of her death because he was campaigning for public office…he and Maya didn’t bury her in the Punchbowl cemetery with her parents, they threw her ashes in the ocean…

    17. BUN on August 9th, 2008 7:04 am

      I agree America is not what it once was…once we had a political system that was “for the people”, now the whole system seems to have gotten off track, and too many are in it for their own greed and glory!!
      SM: You can believe that and so can Obama. It is not how you answer the question of a 1st or 2nd grader. If it came from an adult that would be considered totally different. This is what happenes when one is all attack all the time and obviosly has an issue with America.

    18. brie. on August 9th, 2008 7:08 am

      Michelle is as insulting as Obama….watched you tube…arrogance…she needs to learn English and pronounce words correctly…she says, “People like fear because it makes them feel comfortable and YAWL sit at different tables and stay in separate dorms, I’ve seen it”, she calls it ignorance and says that’s America….somebody is going to bitch slap her….

      We can sit at any tables we want and stay in any dorms we want…big chip on her shoulder too!!! It’s all about race with those two…and they are certainly making things worse…

      Since when did fear make someone feel comfortable…how stupid is that???

    19. Scared Monkeys on August 9th, 2008 7:56 am

      #18 BUN,

      I wonder what the debate is like in the Obama household. You have Michelle Obama saying she’s never been proud of her country before and now you have Barack saying the country ain’t what it used to be and longs for the days of yore. Not too much a a conflict there.

      BTW, I would agree that politicians no longer represent “We the People”, however, Obama is hardly the answer. 70+% of American agree we should drill for oil and he sits back and does nothing except flip flop like a mackerel on the docks.

    20. on August 9th, 2008 8:14 am

      Aiken BLue: Oh you bet it’s not the same country it was. Dynamic and growing things change. But good ole Barry wants to dig up the past and relive it so get your tax dollars ready! here’s one way barry wants to call up the past and utilize your tax dollars to pay for reparations for something that ended in America almost 130 years ago.

      Oh that’s right, if you support Barack Obama, you probably don’t pay taxes.

    21. Susan on August 9th, 2008 8:21 am

      brie – excellent points on all accounts…

    22. richard on August 9th, 2008 8:50 am

      America is not what it was.

      Here’s what we were:

      Contrast that to what we’ve got, and what we’re going to get (one or the other) in 2008.

      You’re right, Sen. Obama, we’re not what we were.

      At least, the people who run the government aren’t. Nor are those who seek to run it.
      SM: You are correct Richard … it is the politicians and the snake oil salesmen who boast of change who have failed America. We the People need to take this country back and make out politicians accountable. That is our job. We should never listen to the Democratic or Republican party as they are the only answer.

      We need term limits for all Representatives and Senators … we need to elect individuals who no party affiliation who come from the real world, not lawyers. We need to stop electing millionaires and allowing people to buy their seats.

    23. SUPER DAVE on August 9th, 2008 3:07 pm

      it’s funny. i don’t have a single shred of white guilt. i don’t owe any other race or nationality an apology, i don’t owe them any money.
      i don’t have or have ever owned slaves of any race, killed any one , or terrorized any person of any race.
      stop teaching your children to hate and things will get better for you. if i had any faith that obama was really interested in the United States, i might vote for him. so far, i have only seen ignorance and arrogance.

    24. LilPuma on August 10th, 2008 11:11 pm

      Senator Obama continues to show us his real feelings about the U.S. Earth to Obama: We need strong leadership and real solutions to serious problems. We do not need a national exorcism.

    25. brie. on August 11th, 2008 6:09 pm

      I am so, so tired of hearing about their children…other people have children too…but neither one of the Obama’s offer any answers, they just say don’t be afraid…it’s all about race…Michelle said in a video, my husband is a black man and could be shot at the gas pumps…how many people are shot every day by black people…she forgot to mention that….they are racists and something America doesn’t need…the only thing they talk about is change…change into WHAT! Black America!!!! Your lucky your here!!! They are going to start a war between black and white people…!!! The Democrats are dumb donkey-asses!!!!!

    26. Gina on August 13th, 2008 12:39 pm

      Obama and his left wing cronies continue to bash America, while insisting that he is the messiah who will restore our country to it’s former greatness … and restore our status with the international community … however, the international community continues to hold back aid to hungry and under privileged countries, while America continues to give much more foreign aid than other countries … even the oil rich countries … see the stats at:,2933,403182,00.html

    27. Robert Seay on August 14th, 2008 11:57 am

      It’s sad that he made that comment. It’s even sadder that he’s correct.

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