In case you missed this being covered on your local affiliates, King Obama decided on Friday to lay into those of you who've worked hard to start and maintain a business:
President Barack Obama addressed supporters in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday afternoon and took a shot at the business community. President Obama dismissed any credit business owners give themselves for their success:
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. (Applause.)
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.
Think on this for a moment. All that Obama is, he is because of someone else. He didn't work hard. He isn't all that smart. People around him made him what he is today.
So naturally the man is going to suggest that any one else who's succeeded in life couldn't have succeeded on his own.
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to listen to the man on the TV and not chuck a heavy object in the general direction.
Increasingly more difficult to especially have to sit through and listen to people attempt to defend this guy and what he's doing to America.
God grant me patience, gentleness and self-control.
A number of people (including John C Wright, no fan of Obama) are arguing that he is making the common sense point on behalf of solidarity: that no man is an island. Fair enough. As when Randian and related lunatics argue for subsidiarity, he is right as far as that goes. No man is an island. Nobody is an atomized individual who relies on nobody and nothing to pull himself up by his bootstraps to success (which is why Randian are lunatics to say so and why their cardinal error is to completely ignore solidarity).
He's got more and it's cause for pause. Check it out.