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Obama on Winning Coach: ‘He Didn't Do Any of This Alone’
Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2013 - 8:17 AM | Susan Jones

Posted on 07/24/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai

President Obama welcomed the NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to the White House on Tuesday, praising some of the star basketball players by name, then noting that Coach Rick Pitino is the first coach in history to win a championship at two different schools.

“But Coach understands he didn’t do any of this alone. As he said, ‘Players put coaches in the Hall of Fame,’” Obama said. But Pitino’s record shows that he's the one who’s made winners out of his players, not the other way around.

The president has used a similar refrain—that success is always a collective achievement—in the political arena. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Education; Sports
KEYWORDS: bho44; coach; commie; commiedoctrine; ncaa; obama; pitino; rickpitino; youdidntbuildthat

1 posted on 07/24/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“you didn’t build that”


2 posted on 07/24/2013 1:47:06 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Olog-hai
I really don’t think that Barry can do anything right and that is where he gets his world view of how to do things.
3 posted on 07/24/2013 1:48:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai

They certainly see eye-to-eye on abortion.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 1:49:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

And when you get right down to it, who really deserves the credit? Why, it’s the government of course. He’s a socialist through and through, despite the denial by the other socialists.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 1:50:48 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

last time louisville won the title was 1986....so yes...the coach does matter.

pitino took UK to three Final Fours and one a title in 96 and then played for another in 97. Most of his players were also on the 98 title team.

UK had not been to the Final Four since 1984.

The coach does matter.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 1:50:50 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Olog-hai
Pitino is a moral degenerate.

He has nothing of actual value to teach anyone.

7 posted on 07/24/2013 1:52:46 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Olog-hai
But Coach understands he didn’t do any of this alone.

He just can't let it go.

Having actually never accomplished anything that wasn't handed to him on a silver affirmative action platter, he just can't admit that there are some people who are real achievers.

He is an embarrassment and his name will go down on the tombstone of the entitlement era.

8 posted on 07/24/2013 1:53:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (I propose the segregation of Liberals from Conservatives!)
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To: Olog-hai
Players put coaches in the Hall of Fame

Hussein gets is bass ackwards...again.

9 posted on 07/24/2013 1:54:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai
‘He Didn't Do Any of This Alone’

And because of that 40% of his 35 wins last year now belong to the federal government, so he only gets to keep a 21-5 record.

10 posted on 07/24/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Having actually never accomplished anything that wasn't handed to him on a silver affirmative action platter, he just can't admit that there are some people who are real achievers.

BINGO!

11 posted on 07/24/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

He claims he’s quoting Pitino here.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 1:57:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

I actually believed what odumbo said...

he couldn;t say anything without a teleprompter..


13 posted on 07/24/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

The Beatles don’t deserve their awards. They were nothing without George Martin and EMI’s money.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 2:02:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama on Winning Coach: ‘He Didn't Do Any of This Alone’

Obama's words might carry more weight if he had actually honestly accomplished something in life himself.

Its like hearing the story of the Little Red Hen in reverse.

15 posted on 07/24/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

He never claimed he did it alone, clown. And by the way, the gubmint sure as hell didn’t do it.

this guy is such an ass.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s that old equality crap that the left is pushing down our throats. The latest with making every one the same involves the military. All active duty and retiree’s have been told to remove the windshield sticker which designates enlisted or officers. They are blaming it on the terrorist.......


17 posted on 07/24/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: skeeter

“Obama’s words might carry more weight if he had actually honestly accomplished something in life himself.”

I think it’s a preemptive strike against the imminent failure of Obamacare. If Obama didn’t build it, then he can’t be blamed for the trainwreck that ensues.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 2:36:57 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Olog-hai
Besides his Marxist mentoring by Frank Marshall Davis, Obama believes this collectivist hogwash because he never accomplished anything on his own. Somebody else opened the doors, exerted influence, greased the skids, and just maybe forged documents and bought a degree to manufacture what we now know as Barack Hussein Obama.
19 posted on 07/24/2013 4:11:49 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Olog-hai

There’s no “I” in team, but there’s a “me” in there, if you look to see it.

In terms of players, there is no doubt that you should play as a member of a team. Prima donnas and showboats will only be tolerated as long as they produce and sometimes they will be traded away or cut even though they are producing.

But, Rick Pitino is not a player on the Louisville men’s basketball team. He’s the head coach. In terms of players, they first of all do not fall out of the sky. They are recruited. Then, even the most talented of them, are coached. This especially includes making a team out of individual players. Then, through the course of games, the coach makes a series of critical decisions.

Finally, head coach of a college team - even at the elite level - is just so very different from head coach at the professional level. I think we saw that in the tournament, with the coach’s embrace of injured player Kevin Ware.

Now, let’s think about this for a minute. Do we know of any actual leadership by Barack Obama? Yes, he is a gifted orator and am ambitious politician, but who would buy a book on leadership from that guy?


20 posted on 07/24/2013 4:14:25 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Olog-hai

Obama knows a lot about not accomplishing things on his own.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 4:57:39 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Olog-hai

22 posted on 07/25/2013 5:04:01 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

While there may be no “i” in “team” there is an “m” and an “e”...me.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 5:09:08 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Olog-hai; mickie
The individual is persona non grata in the communist/socialist ideology.

Everything is based on the "commune", "communism", "communard", "communal, "comrade", etc.

It's no coincidence that Obama is first and foremost a marxist "community organizer".

Leni

24 posted on 07/25/2013 5:35:42 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Barack Hussein Obama....the 44th white African president of the United States)
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