The Corner

Sacre Bleu!

Jim Geraghty reports that Obama now admits he doesn’t speak another language. And via Mickey, it seems that Americans disagree with Obama by enormous margins. From Rasmussen:

4* Which is more important, encouraging all Americans to learn at least two languages or encouraging all immigrants to speak English as their primary language?

13% Encouraging all Americans to learn at least two languages press 1.

83% Encouraging all immigrants to speak English as their primary language

4% Not sure

That’s worth thinking about when you hear Obama’s crowds cheering him wildly when he says this stuff. After all, Obama insists that his movement represents a huge cross-class, transracial alliance of Americans — who all seem to agree with just 13% of Americans.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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