(Emphasis is mine)
Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.
"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
I would like to ask Omama a question; Why? So as not to upset other countries, we should not drive the car we want. We should not eat the amount of food we want. We should not be comfortable in our own homes.
Let me give you a little hint; We could walk everywhere, starve ourselves, and give up air conditioning and the countries that hate us still would. You want to know why? We are living in the best country in the history of the world. At least for a little while longer, we are the most prosperous nation in the world. We have done more to help other countries than any other nation. We have the best group of citizens there have ever been.
The founders of this country gave it's people a platform in which we could not only live their lives, but excel. That is what we have done. Now a bunch of you liberals want me to feel ashamed because I had the unbelievable advantage of being born in the United States. I am proud to have been given this gift.