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Limbaugh: Trusting the Majority to Know Better

By David Limbaugh

Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit.

He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses.

Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed without access to roads and bridges? Do roads and bridges not connect the population to failed businesses?

Why would any American president be inclined to think or talk this way? Of course governments -- funded by individual and business revenues, by the way -- build the roads and bridges, to successful and failed businesses.

But why isn't Obama moved instead to echo the words of past presidents, who championed small businesses, such as those showcased in Sen. Scott Brown's campaign ad?

Can anyone imagine Obama, on or off prompter and not under duress, saying the following words, which were said by President Lyndon Baines Johnson? "I am so proud of our system of government, of our system of free enterprise, where our incentive system and our men who head our big industries are willing to get up at daylight and work till midnight to offer employment and create new jobs for people."

Can you picture Obama, like Ronald Reagan, praising American small businesses as heroes for feeding "a hungry world and keep(ing) our families warm while they invest in the future to build a better America"?

Obama is way too busy criticizing capitalism and the free market for any number of sins that exist only in his mind. Obama can't possibly champion as heroes those whom he believes have so unfairly exploited a system at the expense of a victim class.

Obama hasn't only attacked small businesses; his war against Americana is much more wide-sweeping. He has embarked on an unmistakable course to reward sloth, dependency and covetousness and punish hard work and achievement. He has stood on its head the old adage that it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him fish.

Nor has he fostered a climate of voluntary Christian charity. He hasn't even encouraged fishermen to give their fish to others. He doesn't want them to do it on their own. He insists on government's taxing and regulating the fishermen and their fishing poles -- not to mention a surtax for crossing the roads and bridges leading to their fishing ponds -- and impounding their fish for redistribution to those he is discouraging from even visiting the pond, much less grabbing a pole.

For example, there was a bipartisan consensus that the 1996 welfare reform measures were overwhelmingly successful, reducing the number of people on welfare, illegitimacy and poverty, especially among minorities. The reforms were helping people regain their dignity and self-sufficiency, but Obama simply couldn't tolerate it, so he unilaterally and lawlessly removed the work requirement in the law.

Why? Does he want fewer people supporting themselves? In his term, the number of people not paying income taxes has greatly increased. He is incentivizing states to expand, as opposed to reduce, their food stamp programs. He has insisted on extending unemployment benefits, despite evidence showing that such extensions increase, rather than decrease, unemployment.

In addition, Obama vilifies the so-called wealthy and uses his bully pulpit to deceive Americans into believing they are not paying their fair share, when they pay staggeringly more taxes than all other income groups. In stumping for the "Buffett rule" and higher taxes and more burdensome regulations, he has led Americans to believe that millionaires and billionaires are paying less than their secretaries -- an out and out lie.

He has attacked corporations and their executives, suggesting they are impersonal, malicious, profit-sucking entities that exist to exploit people and prey on the poor.

Indeed, if it weren't so obvious that Obama is contemptuous of the free enterprise system and longs for some utopian workers paradise where equality of outcome is guaranteed instead of equality of opportunity, he wouldn't have to spend so much time pleading he is a fierce advocate of the market.

Obama doesn't have to fool all the people all the time -- just enough to win the swing states. If you can believe that Obama was truly against same-sex marriage when he said he was, that he is for an "all of the above" energy policy, that Obamacare won't come between patients and their doctors and will decrease costs, or that Obama has been the most frugal president in the past 60 years, I could sell you any bridge (or road), and I suppose you can believe he isn't the enemy of American businesses.

I trust the majority knows better.


David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "The Great Destroyer," is now available in bookstores. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at


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  1. NymRodComment by nymrod
    July 27, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    The danger to America is not Barack 0bama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

    It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an 0bama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. 0bama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.

    Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack 0bama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      July 27, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

      Given the opportunity, a country can survive having blindly followed a misleading leader.
      History shows us how Hitler managed to get many people in Germany to vote him into power. And history shows us why and how this could have happened. Promises were made, (war)industry created jobs and nationalism led to popularity.
      The majority of voters tend to be rather ignorant, only having been provided some of the information, or in the case with Obama now, clearly incorrect and misleading information.
      However, fortunately Germany has somehow managed to recover and become a thriving nation again.
      That gives me HOPE that we can CHANGE (pun intended) all or most of the junk that O has unloaded on our country back into the traditional America that we once knew.

      Nevertheless, our country and way of life has been under attack from the Left for a real long time, through indoctrination on all sorts of levels (media, school systems, unions, and so on) that it will be a real long time to recover and undo all this.

      We need to expose all these aspects of attempts to make our country into yet another socialist nation, where those in charge rely on remaining in charge by building a large voting block of those that are depending on the hand-outs fromt their masters! That is the kind of slavery that the Liberals are really imposing on our nation!

      Time to expose it for what it is, and reverse it!

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    July 27, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    “you didn’t get there on your own,” Obama,,,,you got their on the backs of generations of predominately white Anglo Saxon Christian founders who had the courage to step above the accepted cultural ideals of slavery in their day and challenge the oppression placed by corrupt governments upon human production and honest capital produced by men of all colors, to allow all men to claim and reap the reward of their own honest labor. We never got to where we are by claiming special privilege based on feigned past discriminations by people and hatreds long dead, that enable the new special class of minority rights to elevate the weak over the strong to the cumulative diminishment of the strength of our society.

    You and your kind Obama forget the purpose for which bridges were created, which is to span the differences between classes of men to bring them together, not separate them in class warfare. You and your Clintonian Bridges to the 20th century are not venues of free trade that facilitates prosperity, but economic TOLL bridges that REMOVE our prosperity, where the American taxpayers not only pay for the construction of these socialist edifices of wealth re-distribution, but are created so at inflated prices brought on by profit skimming union collective enforcers who run the original cost overruns into double and triple estimates further diminishing the coffers of the people. Don’t forget the obligatory kickbacks to government deciders who get to skim theirs off the top of our bridge constructions, which then become perpetual theft machines of the peoples wealth through never ending TOLLS that do nothing to promote business, rather remove hard earned honest wealth from the pockets of the very people who are needed to spend it to support our American businesses that continue to diminish and disappear as their life sustaining money is diverted from the productive venue of Capitalist American enterprise, into the debilitating union coffers and government sponsored bank accounts to lie fallow in disuse. The funds formerly used to create wealth and prosperity are now used to keep liberals on the government dole and progressives in luxury and retirement.

    Honest meat like that offered by Chick-Fil-A, they cannot allow that to get in the way of their secular socialist conquest of American sanity through their moral debasement of the human mind and soul. Why teach a man to fish so he can eat every day in capitalist independence, when you can hand him a fish and keep him in socialist dependency to acquire the perpetual vote of the new economic slave class who now trade their dignity and pursuit of excellence in individual freedom for the safety net of collective mediocrity and chains.

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  3. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    July 27, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    What constitutes a fool? Is he foolish because he is ignorant … or because he is stupid.
    If it is from ignorance, which can be cured, it is hoped that many of the fools who voted for him have been enlightened by his actions.

    Blacks who felt a racial pride in his election, independents who looked for something new, and those who simply felt that we needed a radical cleansing of policies chose a man who seemed like the answer.

    All of those people have learned that he is nobody’s answer, and he doesn’t even listen to their questions.
    It’s his way or the highway, and we are all in the ditch.

    Everything needed to cure ignorance has been made available.
    Only the stupid fools will vote for him again.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      July 27, 2012 @ 11:12 am

      Together with dogs, cats and the dead!

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    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      July 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

      Obozo is not stupid, nor is he a fool. He has a plan and that plan is to ruin the Unites States.

      I have to wonder why Obozo so hates the USA. He was educated in our best universities and then entrusted to serve the public, first in the Illinois legislature and then in the US Senate before being elected president.

      But hate the USA he does. That’s the only reason he could possibly want to tear the country down to its roots and recreate it in the image of a failed European socialist state.

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  4. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    July 27, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    As an election judge in Maryland, the only state that Reagan did NOT carry, and having seen the population of Maryland at the polls, I fully expect that Maryland will vote for Obama again. Stupid fools is putting it mildly, useful idiots is more apropo.

    Might I add my total disrespect for Mikulski and Hoyer. Perhaps some day they will sue me for calling them LIARS, just like their present master.

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  5. mcoryComment by mcory
    July 27, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I don’t trust the American people to do the right thing in NOvember (Shoot, they elected Obama in 2008.) and get rid of Obama. I see the polls which say that the majority of Americans are unhappy with Obama; and then, I see polls where Obama and Romney are neck-and-neck. It doesn’t make sense; and I wonder what is wrong with Americans that they would re-elect someone who is doing a really bad job.I don’t care if Romney is the devil, at least he knows what he is doing and has done it well unlike Obama.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      July 27, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

      You can fool some of the people some of the time
      All of the people some of the time,
      But you can’t fool all the people all the time.

      Obama now has to stand on his record and the American people do not suffer fools for long. If the liberal manipulated polsters are showing Romney neck and neck with Obama, then the reality of the built in 3-4 point Liberal polster fudge factor has him leading Obama when all is said and done.

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