Only a Republican could come up with such a twisted reading. I actually thought she was co-opting some of Obama's positive message there, although she has talked about facing big challenges in the past.
Right. Acting like Americans -- in terms of caring for the disadvantaged, looking out for our neighbors, creating jobs at home before shipping them overseas, etc. You may not think we ever stopped doing those things, and I can see why a Republican would object to her saying that on those grounds. But she wasn't attacking Barack.