In a November 18 Washington Times column, Jeffrey Kuhner claimed that President Obama "regularly expresses his contempt for America" and that he "degrades the country he leads." Kuhner further claimed that Obama is a "typical liberal" who "believes America is fundamentally flawed, wicked and in irreversible decline." From Kuhner's column, headlined, "Obama's Denigrate America tour":
President Obama regularly expresses his contempt for America. The latest example was his comment at a business forum in Hawaii where he complained that "we've been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades." In particular, he meant Americans supposedly have been lax in pursuing foreign investment because "we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America." This degrades the country he leads.
Mr. Obama is a typical liberal. He believes America is fundamentally flawed, wicked and in irreversible decline. Like most on the radical left, he has been profoundly disappointed by America, especially over the past several decades. The Soviet Union - the vanguard of socialist revolution - was tossed onto the ash heap of history. The great enemy, capitalism, emerged triumphant.