You know, kinda like his wife Michelle.
Barry must think he is running for the Presidency of France. Fine with me, he is better suited to them and the rest of mostly socialist Europe than America. Unfortunately, France seems to have a pretty good President now, so they really don’t need him.
I can’t figure out why he says stuff like this though. Super-hero that he is you would think he would know that this isn’t a smart way to win over all us gun-toting, God-believing, one language-speaking Red Staters.
And what the hell good does French do me all the way over here? Sure, Spanish is a plus what with all the illegals still flowing over our unsecured borders. And maybe some of the middle-eastern languages like Arabic or Farsi or Dari would do us some good, since with Barry and the Democrats in charge we might be forced to speak them soon enough. But French? If I am going to learn a language that isn’t going to do me one bit of good other than sounding cool, I would prefer Russian. At least when you speak it you sound like a man and not John Kerry, who by the way, was another presidential candidate who showed a preference for France over America.
But wait. Come to think of it, I actually took French in college. I was originally signed-up for Spanish but a friend and I noticed this HOT French exchange student who was the professor’s teaching assistant so we switched right over. The thing is she never showed-up for class and, once the professor told me all we had to do was have perfect attendance to get an automatic C, my mind never showed-up either.
So, see, French didn’t do me a damn bit of good. And it won’t do me any good now. And I don’t think Barry saying he is embarrassed about Americans only speaking English is going to do him any good either.
As an aside, not all Europeans speak English. I lived in Europe for six years and there were plenty of them that did not speak it. And plenty of others who spoke it badly. Hell, they didn’t even know what grits were, and what kind of civilization doesn’t know what grits are?
Pfft. Europe. France. Give me a break.
Oh another quick thought. If, as Barry says, the rest of the world speaks English, why the hell can’t they speak it when they come here illegally. Why can’t we just say English is the national language if they already know it?
Barry wants us to learn foreign languages now, but way back when he was feeling all nativist himself.
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.
And, if I’m honest with myself, I must admit that I’m not entirely immune to such nativist sentiments. When I see Mexican flags waved at proimmigration* demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.
Barry tells us we should learn Spanish, but he doesn’t know it. Precious. More do as I say, not do as I do stuff from the man who is not your typical politician.