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'You Didn't Build That.' Boston Globing for Obama (Good analysis by various pundits)
American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2012 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 07/22/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This week Obama, speaking off the teleprompter, said something that set off a storm of criticism:

"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."

Pat Sajak, of all people, best characterized the effect of this defining moment 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 quite neatly:

"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."

Recognizing the effect of the blunder the media rushed to Obama's defense: He was taken out of context; misquoted; he didn't mean what he said...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: economy; enemedia; obama; youdidntbuildthat
Comments?
1 posted on 07/22/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like the Pat Sajak one.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 12:12:45 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Obama
The government didn’t build those roads or bridges EITHER

They were built by private enterprise with TAXPAYER’S $$$$$

The government didn’t do anything but collect the taxes


3 posted on 07/22/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He meant exactly what he said. He believes what he said. He will control and regulate based on what he said. He will destroy America based on what he said. Need I go on?


4 posted on 07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama himself is the ultimate “post turtle”.

The turtle didn’t get on top of the post by himself.
Nobody will admit they knew how he got there.
Once there, he cannot do anything useful or beneficial.
The only way off is for somebody to LIFT him off.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 12:18:42 PM PDT by alloysteel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would make a comment, but Obama would take credit for it.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 12:23:16 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"So, Mr. Smarty Pants thought he could speak off-the-cuff without me? HA! What a laugh. I will not be ignored."

- TOTUS

7 posted on 07/22/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: JPG

Thanks to Øbama, every time I call him a POS, I have to apologize to excrement.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes when you talk you reveal things about yourself. Mr Obama is here speaking about himself, ie. he got where he is because, for what ever reason, some one gave it to him. His grades were poor but a family freind got him into Occidental, another pulled strings and got him into Harvard. He genuinely beleives thats how all sucessful people did it. In 2009 L.A.Times had a story of Obama’s law career. The one case they cited was someone didn’t pay the baby sitter $800 owed. Obama wrote a letter.... thats it.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 12:34:54 PM PDT by djone ( "From the Left's point of view one need not work, and may not only Hope to be provided for, by this)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Pat Sajak quote is hilarious


10 posted on 07/22/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll let Bristol speak for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WzZ0XNptRMA


11 posted on 07/22/2012 12:49:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"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."

The only one I didn't ID was the watch reference...

12 posted on 07/22/2012 12:52:15 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

I think Bush 1 looked at his watch in a debate with Clinton.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 1:04:04 PM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: BipolarBob
I'll buy a bowel movement, Pat...


14 posted on 07/22/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama: "Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."

Nothing could be further than the truth -- other than everything else Obama says.

Although funded by the DOD, the ARPANET was created by private companies asked to develop a survivable communications network for the DOD. Initially universities and later commercial companies big and small found other uses for the technology and further developed it, under private funding, into the Internet. Without entrepreneurial spirits, the ARPANET would still just be a DOD communication network.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 1:25:33 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama statement is just another side of “It takes a Village” — the denigration of individualism in favor of ‘the Collective’.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 1:30:03 PM PDT by expat2
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Too bad he didn’t add those extra 7 states that Obama built


17 posted on 07/22/2012 1:32:36 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


18 posted on 07/22/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Obama speaks without TOTUS, you see the real communist under the polish and
showmanship, and it's not pretty. This comment exactly matches his response to Joe the Plumber,
and it's what he really believes. In his warped little mind, government is good, and everything else is
evil. Once the government controls everything, we'll have the totalitarian world of his dreams, or of
the dreams of his (communist) father.

"God bless you" and "God bless the United States of America" are the messages his handlers want him to pretend to believe. "When you spread the wealth around, everyone benefits" and "You didn't build that" are what he really thinks of us.
19 posted on 07/22/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, we’ll see on November 6th if Obama is indeed following in Jimmah’s footsteps.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 2:23:39 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: BipolarBob

I’ve read interviews with Sajak. He’s a pretty right guy, who keeps his family in Virginia, I think it is, well away from the Holly-weird crowd.

I think he left out “sighing heavily”, ala Algore, though.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 2:28:25 PM PDT by ssaftler (11/6/2012: Time to repeal our One Bad-Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

were these people slaves? no. they were paid for their services. that’s how it’s done.

there are no royalties given for those people that flipped a burger i ate when i was 8 yrs old.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Kenyan must go.

23 posted on 07/22/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Pollster1
The left wants to put everyone in single quasi-homogeneous collective. That way, they can deal with and control 'the people' better, but it's a delusion -- convenient but unrealistic, a far cry from reality.

Reminds me of the drunk looking for his keys under the street-light, instead of where he dropped them -- or the physicist who was hired by a Chicken Marketing Board. He began his first paper, with the words "Let us assume a spherical chicken...."

24 posted on 07/22/2012 4:12:03 PM PDT by expat2
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