© Miri WTPOTUS October 5, 2012
One explanation put forward to explain Barack Obama’s abysmal performance in the first presidential debate is his inherent laziness. (Another was Al Gore’s ludicrous suggestion that it was the rare air in Denver.)
Before the debate, several news stories at least hinted at Obama’s laziness: They recounted how he did not want to prepare for the debate, how bored he was with the preparation, and how exasperated he was that his people insisted that he prepare.
Now John Sununu is being raked over the coals for saying that Obama was too lazy to prepare adequately. Sununu is especially criticized for doubling down on his opinion after being practically begged to reconsider his intemperate words:
Assessing Obama’s performance at the debate in Denver on Wednesday, Sununu said: “What people saw last night I think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are.” Later in the interview, [Andrea] Mitchell nudged Sununu to reconsider that remark.
“Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the president of the United States, lazy?” she asked.
“Yes,” Sununu responded. He repeated the claim and referenced a comment Obama had made earlier in the week in between debate prep sessions in Las Vegas. The president said “it’s a drag” and that his aides were “making me do my homework.”
Mitchell, though, pressed Sununu again.
“I think that there certainly was a performance issue there and whether or not he was in his best form last night, a lot of people are questioning that. Just the one-on-one against Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney turned in a very strong performance. But I think to call the president lazy and disengaged is another whole question,” she said.
“All right, Andrea, whatever,” Sununu concluded.
There’s a problem here for those who want to imply (and you know that’s what they’re doing) that these Obama critics are simply racists.
John Sununu indulged his habit of calling Barack Obama “lazy” yet again during a MSNBC interview Thursday, the third time in as many weeks that the Mitt Romney mouthpiece has lobbed a cheap, racially loaded insult at the nation’s first African American president. …
Sununu [earlier] opined that Obama skimps on/skips over essential security briefings. “This president thinks he’s so smart … He thinks he doesn’t need to put the extra work in for going through that process,” Sununu said. “That’s why I say he’s lazy and detached. And unfortunately, Ambassador Stevens suffered the consequences of us not providing adequate security there.”
What’s the problem with opining that Sununu is racist for saying these things? Obama himself admitted, “early in his term,” that his biggest fault is his
Thus spake Obama [emphasis added]:
It’s interesting. There is a deep down, uh, uh, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me. I mean it’s, it’s probably from, you know, uh, growin’ up in Hawaii and, um, it’s sunny outside and, errrr, sittin’ on the beach …
Video here. See for yourself! Michelle seems to agree! Is she also racist? Is it racist of Obama to imply that Hawaiians are inherently lazy?
Straight from the horse’s mouth. Is it racist for Sununu or anyone else to quote Obama? After all, he’s the one who said that his greatest fault is his laziness. That trait was on display for all the world to see at the debate the other night.