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In the wake of Obama’s devastating and insulting mockery of the successful people of America, claiming they weren’t any smarter or any more hard working than anyone else, the Obama campaign attempted to downplay the off the cuff remarks by saying their recent experiment of untethering Obama from his teleprompter and allowing him to speak his mind would not change.
Seems the Obama campaign has had a change of heart now in allowing Obama to go unscripted . . .
President Obama spoke to supporters in Florida this afternoon, but was careful to stick to his script, relying heavily on his teleprompters.
The president campaigned without teleprompters last month, when he made his controversial “you didn’t build that” remark about business owners.
source: The Washington Examiner
It’s those candid moments when a candidate is not reading from a script that reveals the most about their true beliefs, so it’s really no wonder that the Teleprompter Reader of the United States is now returning to the one thing he does best.
I feel sort of sad for people who have their hearts so invested into Barack Obama’s presidency that they can’t break free and see the truth when the truth is undeniable and feel compelled to keep trying to defend the president’s statements when they’re indefensible.
In a rare moment off the teleprompter, we got a glimpse of the true Obama when he made the infamous “you didn’t build that” insult against the business owners and job creators of America. Here’s a typical attempt by a typical O-bot trying to defend Obama’s comment:
source: Chauna Lawson
(You ever notice how the Obama-lover feels compelled to make at least one Fox News reference in every comment they post on the Internet?)
What Obama said was:
If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
I’m sorry, but there’s no way to misinterpret that, and yet, realizing what a devastating glimpse his words were into the real, unscripted Obama, the Obama campaign tried to fight back by creating a commercial in which they claim the quote was taken out of context.
Like the good parrots they are, the Obama supporters mindlessly began repeating it: *squawk* out of context *squawk* out of context.
The funny thing is, when you look at the context of the full quote, Obama’s comments are even more insulting!
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 hard-working 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.
Here we have the president of the United States mocking the people who have succeeded in America by telling us how he’s always struck by people who think they were successful because they were so smart and because they worked so hard!
Can this guy be any more condescending towards the people who built the businesses that made America the wealthiest nation on Earth? Far be it for any of you to pat yourselves on the back! Put it in context and his comments are even more insulting.
Moving back to the “you didn’t build that” part, I cannot believe the Obama supporters can say it with a straight face when they try to tell us that Obama was referring to “roads and bridges” when he said “you didn’t build that.”
Seriously? Wasn’t this guy supposed to be like, the smartest president ever or something? Wasn’t he supposed to be the editor of the Harvard Law Review? Do you really think the former editor of the Harvard Law Review is going to refer to “bridges and roads” as “that?” If he was referring to “bridges and roads” he would have said “you didn’t build those.”
Barack Obama’s argument is that all the things which allowed successful people to prosper were created by the government, but has he ever stopped to consider who paid for these things? Those roads and bridges weren’t paid for by a magic government fairy waving it’s magical fairy wand – who the hell do you think paid for this unbelievable American system that we have?
(I’ll give you a hint – it wasn’t the 47% of America who don’t pay taxes.)
Those roads and bridges were created by the blood, sweat and tears of the people who built the businesses which paid the taxes which funded those projects. Every single dime that funded our infrastructure was either paid for by the businesses and business owners of America or from the taxes on the income from the jobs those business owners created.
A lot of people theorize that Obama’s problem is that back side of a paycheck is the only side he’s ever signed, but all my life, I’ve either worked for someone else or worked independently, so I’ve never employed anyone or signed the front of a paycheck either and yet I have no problem admitting who the wealth creators are in America.
Why is it so hard for Obama to admit that everything that’s great about America was either created by or paid for by the private sector and that it’s the people who sign the front of the paychecks who have had by far the greatest share in making America the wealthiest nation on Earth?
Obama’s comments about the business leaders of America are so offensive it would be like if I were to look at the millionaire professional athletes in America living their lifestyles of the rich and famous with their incomes up in the top of the 1% and respond bitterly by saying, “They didn’t earn that, they were born with those abilities, someone gave them those genes.”
How bitter and petty would I have to be to suggest there isn’t anything special about the tiny fraction of Americans who manage to make it as professional athletes? What kind of jerk would anyone have to be to look at these great athletes who were smart enough to avoid the all pitfalls along the way and who worked hard enough to earn their spot in the 1% and try to minimize their accomplishments by saying, “There are a lot of smart people out there, there are a whole bunch of hard-working people out there?”
What kind of asshole would try to deny the greatness of our professional athletes and the fact that they are indeed special? And yet it’s no more offensive than denying the greatness of the business people who sign the front of those athletes’ paychecks and who create the leagues and the stadiums and the arenas that made those athletes’ careers possible in the first place.
Sure, professional athletes were also blessed with God-given talent just the same as some successful business owners have had opportunities many of us never had, but there are almost as many rags to riches stories in the business world as there are in the world of pro sports.
How disappointing it is to see the same man who once spoke so endearingly of the UNITED States of America become a president who goes around the country downplaying the intelligence and work ethic of those people who built the businesses which made this country great.
Barack Obama sold himself as a uniter, but he is a divider the likes of which we’ve never seen. Even worse, these comments reveal the true Barack Obama, the Barack Obama who speaks lovingly in his memoirs of his mentor “Frank,” who turns out to be the card-carrying communist Frank Marshall Davis.
In Barack Obama’s world, all good things start with government. Listen, they already tried that. There’s a reason they had to build a wall and put up sniper towers to keep the people of East Germany from fleeing to the West. Why Barack Obama would try to drag us back over that wall to a world where everything begins with government is beyond me.
After finally defeating Hillary Clinton in one of the most drawn out and contentious Democrat primaries in recent memory and finally reaching the finish line, in his primary victory speech Barack Obama promised America this:
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
So when the greatest wildfires in Colorado history hit, the obvious question was, where was the messiah in his duties of healing the earth and stopping the fires?
98% of the time Obama goes infront of the press, he reads prepared remarks from his teleprompter and then quickly leaves the podium before any questions can be asked, but were I given a media pass and afforded the opportunity to ask a question, here’s what I would ask:
Mr. President, your defense budget cuts 65 C-130 aircraft from our national fleet at a time when the available planes are stretched to their thinest by your escalated war in Afghanistan. These C-130 planes can be fitted to drop 3,000 gallons of fire-retardent material in 5 seconds and are our most powerful weapon againt raging wildfires such as the one in Colorado which has now become the worst in state history.
As the man who promised to America that he would be the president who would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet, how do you explain the fact that your policies have actually made worse the attempt to slow the massive wildfires in Colorado?
To which I’m quite certain he’d reply something to the effect of:
Let me be clear, our administration inherited an unprecedented level of drought and high temperatures across the nation, which caused the unprecedented amount of dry brush in Colorado which has fueled this unprecedented firestorm.
Make no mistake about it, it was the policies of the previous administration that were responsible for the climate change in America, so to remedy this, our administration has created an all-powerful EPA which answers to no one. By bypassing and circumventing all existing laws and even Congress itself, this administration’s EPA has been given free reign to fine, harass and destroy any businesses that it deems as having contributed to this unseasonable pattern of hot summer temperatures and climate change in general.
The solution is clear. It won’t happen overnight. There will be setbacks and false starts, but ultimately, we can borrow enough money from China to have all of my billionaire campaign donors receive lucrative government contracts to install solar panels on every building in America and end once and for all the scourge of dry brush and hot summers in America.
Today, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on the constituionality of Obamacare, so in my second post in the Obama vs. Obama series, I will compare and contrast Obama the exaulted teleprompter reader with Obama the sociopathic sellout and demonstrate how the president’s split personalities have manifested themselves in his “signature achievement.”
From the moment Obama took office, while the economy grew worse and worse and the job picture for Americans bleaker by the day, instead of addressing the economy, his Democrat-controlled Congress was completely consumed with trying to invent Obamacare and then pass it. While Congress was stuck in the mire of the health care swamp, most Americans were angry, saying, “Forget all that and get this economy turned around!”
By the time the fourteen-month ordeal was finally over, any hopes supporters may have had for a national celebration over Obamacare’s passage were dashed. The widespread unpopularity of the bill was undeniable, as shown in this list of all the major polls from March 2010:
And over two years later, Obamacare is still unpopular by a wide margin to this very day:
Obamacare, a bill so convoluted, it’s chief architect Nancy Pelosi dismissed questions about the details of the bill by saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” In other words, don’t bother us with the details, you pesky little peons, we know what’s best for you better than you do.
But just as bad as the bureaucratic nightmare of placing the government in control of one-sixth of the nation’s economy may be, creating enough redtape to hogtie all the businesses in America, just as bad as all that is the reality of the spineless president who sold out the ideals he campaigned for in exchange for a place in history as the man who socialized American medicine.
Obama of the Most Transparent Administration Ever:
A minute after he took office, the White House website declared his administration would become “the most open and transparent in history.” By the end of his first full day on the job, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging “a new era” and “an unprecedented level of openness” across the massive federal government.
Obama the Sellout:
Special backroom deals made with Big Pharma and Big Unions selling out the interests of the public at large in order to buy the the favor of these well-monied lobbyists. Congressional requests for a range of documents relating to meetings and negotiations over the health care law were denied by the White House. So much for the transparency we were promised.
source: Daily Caller
Beyond the sleezy and underhanded way Obamacare was passed against the will of the people, how about the two most important parts of Obamacare that Obama campaigned on?
Obama the Campaigner, mocking the Insurance mandate:
If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house. The reason they don’t have a house is they don’t have the money. – Candidate Obama, February 5, 2008
source: CBS Minnesota
Obama the Sellout:
I’ll leave it to Adam Green of the liberal group Progressive Campaign Committee, who said it quite well: “President Obama should frankly feel ashamed that he promised Americans a public option, got people to believe real change was possible, and then never truly fought for it – instead, pushing an insurance mandate that he specifically campaigned against.”
source: USA Today
Obama the Ultimatum Giver:
“Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange, including a public option to increase competiton and keep insurance companies honest.” – President Obama, July 18, 2009
Obama the Sellout:
You hear that Congress? Obama the Bold will not sign any plan that doesn’t include a public option and yet, with his own party controlling both houses of Congress, he did exactly that, caving on the public option and proving how empty this president’s words are when he gives an ultimatum.
Forget the Obama-worshiping apologists and their lame analogies trying to compare the Obamacare mandate to car insurance laws, you can choose not to drive and you can choose instead to walk or ride a bus, but tomorrow we will see if the Federal Government can force every living, breathing citizen in the nation to either buy into Obamacare or face IRS fines and imprisonment. Tomorrow, we will see if the Supreme Court believes there should be any limits left to restrain the power of our Federal Government.
For now then, let’s enjoy a supreme moment of irony in the chronicles of Obama vs. Obama, when Teleprompter Obama was attacking Hillary Clinton for supporting an individual mandate:
source: NY Daily News
May the same Obama who ridiculed Hillary’s support of the mandate only to embrace it in the end see his signature achievement undone by that very same mandate that he once mocked.