Barack Obama has scolded Americans for embarrassing him by failing to speak other languages while traveling abroad, yet forcing Europeans to speak English while here. Are you embarrassed, too? Don't be.IBD
But no matter how humiliating Obama finds our monolingual ways, there's good reason why Americans don't have to speak foreign languages while others must speak English: The U.S. has unprecedented influence in international affairs, an indispensable role in global markets and economic superiority. Simply put, we are the world's dominant nation.
This is Obama's fifth such utterance or display of this type according to Bay Buchanan who feels Obama has a patriotism problem that won't sell in middle America. The election will come down to Obama vs Obama. (Hannity and Colmes).
Bob Novak explains why Obama keeps making these elitist statements, it's because he was brought up believing these very ideas. I think it is also why neither Obama nor the left understand why anyone would object to what he says. Novak also thinks it is a shame that Obama implies to Hispanics that learning English is not that important.