It seems it’s very dangerous for Mr. Obama when he goes off teleprompter and reveals to people who he truly is. And who he is, is a power lusting socialist without the slightest understanding of business or the principles that built America. Last week, he wandered off his teleprompter and said this…
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.
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen.” Really. As someone who has built three businesses, that came as a bit of a shock to me. I must be stupid because I was actually the one who put up all the money, took all the risk, and worked 12 – 16 hour days for years to get them off the ground. I should have just plugged into Mr. Obama’s network of “somebody else’s” and sat back while they “made it happen” for me. Stupid me.
As far as this “unbelievable American system” Mr. Obama refers to, that would be the system of capitalism, which is they very system that he is out to destroy.
Pat Sajak, of all people, best characterized the effect of these comments on public opinion:
It’s as if President Obama climbed into a tank, put on his helmet, talked about how his foray into Cambodia was seared in his memory, looked at his watch, misspelled “potato” and pardoned Richard Nixon all in the same day.
On Facebook Don Surber summed up voters’ impressions nicely:
Americans gave Obama $787 billion for a stimulus. He spent it on government programs. The unemployment rate went up. Slowly it has come down, but it is still higher than when he started spending the stimulus. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” confirms for many people — a majority of voters, I believe — that this our president is a big government blowhard who does not understand business and is to blame for the lack of a recovery from this recession. Context is not simply reading the whole speech but placing the speaker in context.
And in context these remarks reveal Obama’s true colors: a collectivist who is contemptuous of individual merit, has no understanding of business or capitalism, and is constantly seeking to diminish and denigrate the producers in our society so he has some rationale for looting them and growing the government.
The remarks have inspired a website called “You Didn’t Build That.” Here are a few of my favorites…
It would all be funny… except for the fact that this guy really was elected President and could be again.