President Obama hailed the “extraordinary sacrifice” of government bureaucrats Tuesday, blasting “a political climate where folks too often talk down government for cheap applause.”
Speaking to a gathering of some of the best-paid and most senior civil servants in Washington, Obama bemoaned that “Americans don’t trust government like we used to.”
In an apparent swipe at congressional Republicans, the president said the eroding trust could be partially attributed to “a very deliberate strategy of trying to undermine government” and “political opportunism” from “those who think the market is king and there isn't any room for regulatory efforts.”
The president also criticized media coverage of the civil service, saying the federal government rarely garnered coverage when things were going well.
“Doing your job right often means nobody hears about you,” Obama said. “They only report when something goes wrong, or when there's a shutdown and somebody notices, ‘Oh we need that.’ ”
“It’s easy copy for the press to focus on the one thing that goes wrong instead of the 99 things that go right,” he added.
What would Obama know about doing "right". Everything he does is anti American and illegal. Time to make an example out of this usurper. Put him on trial then Hang 'em high I say.
my sentiments exactly!!
Contact your state reps, senators, govs, to support "Article V Convention of States"!! Lets rid
the country, world, of all these traitors once and for all!!!
Right on, Gary. The ONLY Obama has kept is "change." Anything else he does i against America and/or our Constitution.
He always says, "just because it's the right thing to do"!!! How many times have we heard him say that?
His idea of the right thing to do!! To heck with America.
i would like to see the day when they get 99 things right and 1 wrong!!!!
When is the last time any of us were told what a great job we are doing. That is the problem with this idiot and his minions. They are like a bunch of recalcitrant children who expect a trophy for just showing up. Grow up jack ass, do the job you said you would do for the wages we (taxpayers) offered. If you want a pat on the back do your damn job and don't expect a bonus. None of us get a bonus, why should you.
This person has no voice as far as I'm concerned... he/she is still not legit!
Agree ....Obama does not even exist in my world.
We don't "trust" the government like we used too? Must mean BLINDLY TRUST them.
Well Obama that IS what happens when you shtook, shtook, Shtook US all the while imagining we're too stupid to look OR SEE.
What kind of sacrifice does Obama want or what is he talking about, A Fatted calf?
He is firmly convinced his supposed IQ of 120 is great, HA! He is only slightly above American Average, I thought 120 was the required minimum for college! LWC, RPhPD
When Obama speaks... he just keeps digging a bigger hole for himself.