Skip to comments.Apparent Gaffes Explained
Posted on 10/06/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT by John Semmens
Statements this past week by both the President and Vice-President that many are persuaded are gaffes were defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney.
President Obama's assertion that 'we don't believe anyone is entitled to success in this country' is not a defense of a failed economic policy as some are claiming, Carney said. It's a reaffirmation of the President's belief in the essential equality of all people. After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn't government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?
Is a society where a self-made millionaire like Mitt Romney can live like a king while millions of others live in shacks or shabby public housing one we should be proud of? Carney asked. Wouldn't a more equal distribution of the wealth of America be fairer?
Carney had a little more difficulty getting out from under Biden's admission that the middle class has been buried over the last four years. What the Vice-President meant was that Republican obstruction has buried the middle class' hopes, Carney insisted. While it's true that there are 45 million on food stamps today compared with 32 million when the current Administration took office, who's fault is that?
I mean, it's the Republicans who say this is a bad thing, Carney reminded. In an ideal world everyone's need for food would be seen to by the government. But it's Republicans who object to expanding the eligibility of Americans to participate in this programdepriving the government of the opportunity to provide the middle class with a healthy and nutritionally-balanced diet.
And as Vice-President Biden pointed out, it's the Republicans who oppose the trillion dollar tax hike the Administration is pushing, Carney continued. How can we redistribute income to the middle class if obstructionists in Congress won't let us take it from those who already have more than they need?
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It’s gotta make your job tough when 0blahblah says things like “Donald Trump is a small business man.”
“After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn’t government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?
Wha-a-a-at?! Was Carney quoting Marx or Engels here? Seems like Carney’s attempt to “erase” Obama’s Freudian slip only resulted in his smearing it into a more noticible blotch than he’d been trying to cover up!
Debate Performance: Blame Anybody But Obama
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