What an incredible few days it has been. Barack Obama has been trying everything in his campaign… pulling ideas from the same, tired leftwing playbook used in the past. He has called for higher taxes. He is using class warfare. He is using character attacks rather than hitting the issues. But with just one speech, Obama showed that he far surpasses left wing presidents of the past. By implying that no American can be successful without government “help,” Obama showed that it’s impossible for him to lead, because he has no clue what the American Dream is.
It will be interesting to see in the upcoming weeks what the media have to say about Obama and his actions. Yes, they are all firmly in his corner. Yes, they buy into the same “big government” mentality as he does. But Obama is so far out of touch, one would think even some of the “normal” leftists would catch on.
In a speech on Friday, Obama — whether he intended to or not — blasted small business owners and entrepreneurs by saying that if you were successful, “somebody else made that happen.” Incredible. Incredibly stupid. Incredibly out of touch.
Here’s a sample:
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.
Here’s the video:
His statements are flat out unbelievable! I am so offended, I don’t even know where to start. And as a side note, I AM a person who built a business, and I did it without one loan, one grant, or one ounce of help from Big Government.
Obama knocks smart people. Obama belittles hardworking people. He is saying that yes, you can be smart, you can work hard, but you can’t be successful without government. Unreal!
Oh… and of course, he throws in the “want to give back line.” Like taxes are some form of charity. Does he think everyone is stupid? Actual charities are funded by wealthy people, and thank goodness for that. But taxes are NOT charity. If wealthy people want to “give something back,” they can donate to a charity. They can help an organization that means something to them. We are talking about TAXES, and the so-called wealthy already pay for most of government.
The Obama speech has certainly hit a nerve.
Andrea Soul, a spokeswoman for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told Fox News, that Obama’s comments “reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real economic recovery.”
She added, “They are also insulting to the hardworking entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and job creators who are the backbone of our economy.”
Brit Hume, in a commentary role, summed up Obama brilliantly by saying, “It is fair to say that we know more tonight than we ever have about the President’s view of business and the economy. His assertion over the weekend that ‘if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen’ explains nearly everything. He wasn’t talking about God. He was talking about government.”
Just watch his comments. They are right on!
According to Obama, business owners are simply the beneficiaries of government. Government gave to them, so they should happily give back. Hello! WE… the people of America… give to government! Actually, government takes, and it takes PLENTY from us!
Please let your friends know about Obama’s comments. To me, this is the MOST revealing speech Obama has ever made. From day one, he has used race as a tool to divide. From day one, he has made the “successful” person the target. But in this speech, Obama went beyond anything he has said in the past. According to him… if you are not reliant on government, you are the bad guy.