Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Obama is embarrassed that Americans speak English

Here is Backtrack Obama, giving yet another reason why he is embarrassed to be an American:
You know, I don't understand when people are going around worrying about, "We need to have English- only." They want to pass a law, "We want English-only."

Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English -- they'll learn English -- you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual? We should have every child speaking more than one language.

You know, it's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say [is], "Merci beaucoup." Right?

You know, no, I'm serious about this.
I want a President who is not embarrassed to be an American. I also want one who will do something about the immigration problems, and not just tell me that my kids will need to learn Spanish.

Update: Another columnist addresses the issue.

2 comments:

David said...

Just because mommy wrote about, doesn't mean you have to include it in your blog. I speak three languages, I suppose that makes me elitist...

Tell Andy I say hi...

Roger said...

It makes you elitist if you say that there is something wrong with Americans who speak English.