In a November 20 Washington Times column, Joseph Curl pushed the debunked attack that President Obama called Americans "lazy" and claimed that Obama "holds a special disdain for the working American." Curl further wrote that Obama is "diss[ing] Americans while campaigning for their votes." From the Times:
While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job: from community organizer to Illinois state senator to U.S. senator to president, taxpayers have been paying his salary since the mid-1990s.
In the past three months, his real feelings about the state of the U.S. economy have come out and, more important, just who's to blame for it. You won't be surprised: It's YOU.
Sometimes, he even disses Americans while campaigning for their votes, as he did in September during a TV interview. "The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track," he said in Florida.
"We've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the past couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted. 'Well, people will want to come here' and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America," he said at the Asian economic summit.
So, there you have it: The American worker has lost his "ambition [and] imagination," is "lazy" and has gone "a bit soft."
Spoken like a true one-term president.