Skip to comments.Obama Says Free Markets Never Work
Posted on 12/11/2011 10:33:44 AM PST by Nachum
For most of his time as a national political figure, Barack Obama has been careful to cloak his core socialist leanings behind a veil of pro-capitalist rhetoric. This makes strategic sense, as Americans still largely identify as pro-capitalist. However, based on his recent speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, the President appears to have reassessed the political landscape in advance of the 2012 elections. Based on the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the recent defeat of Republicans in special elections, he has perhaps sensed a surge of left-leaning sentiment; and, as a result, he finally dropped the pretense.
According to our President's new view of history, capitalism is a theory that has "never worked." He argues that its appeal can't be justified by results, but its popularity is based on Americans' preference for an economic ideology that "fits well on a bumper sticker." He feels that capitalism speaks to the flaws in the American DNA, those deeply rooted creation myths that elevate the achievements of individuals and cast unwarranted skepticism on the benefits of government. He argues that this pre-disposition has been exploited by the rich to popularize policies that benefit themselves at the expense of the poor and middle class.
But Obama's knowledge of history is limited to what is written on his teleprompter. And his selection of the same location that Teddy Roosevelt used to chart an abrupt departure into populist politics is deeply symbolic in the opposite way to that which he intended. It is not by some genetic fluke that Americans distrust government. It is an integral and essential part of our heritage. The United States was founded by people who distrusted government intensely and was subsequently settled, over successive generations, by people fleeing the ravages of government oppression. These Americans relied on capitalism
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Capitalism has proved itself time and time again. What has always failed is Communism. This jackwagon wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him.
Obama says capitalism doesn’t work and never has worked in America. Says capitalism has failed.
The man is a total Marxist/communist! Totally unAmerican.
I just encountered one of obama’s disciples from Michican. He believes every word out of obama’s mouth.
The mask is officially off. Can he be arrested now?
True enough. But I think he's convinced a large enough segment of American voters has been brainwashed by public schools, media and popular culture to reject the discipline of capitalism and demand European-style socialism. He's betting his reelection on it.
Without a free economy to feed off of, communism/socialism cannot survive. Somebody has to pay the bills. Communism/socialism has to keep the unwashed masses pacified by keeping them high on booze and/or drugs.
Obama = parasite for sore eyes
Capitalism doesn’t work? This piece of tissue called Barrack Obama isn’t stupid. This man is insane. The clothes on his back, the food he eats, the jet he travels around in, every G-damned thing he see’s, buildings, cars, highways and the home he lives in(and the X-Box 360 my wife bought me last Christmas, bless her) has been bought about by capitalism practiced in a free-market economy in a country founded on individual freedom exercised in a representative democratic form of government. So there you have it folks, Barky says none of this works. Honest to God, how I’d love to beat some sense into this arrogant stupid little prick ‘cuz Good God Almighty he sure needs it.
“But I think he’s convinced a large enough segment of American voters has been brainwashed by public schools, media and popular culture to reject the discipline of capitalism and demand European-style socialism”
Yup! And while the majority of Americans see OWS as a planned, paid, political announcement of the far left and Soros, Those kids from public schools and communist public universities will be seeing it as something real. the young and brainwashed have to be shown the truth.
All that needs to be done is one weekend this spring, the tea party and any other center to right Constitutionalists need to just quietly gather and walk through the cities bypassing the OWS and show them the true 75%. Those willing to say the Pledge of Allegiance are all welcome.
In related news, Free Markets say Obama never works.
Obama is something capitalists and lovers of freedom scrape off the bottom of their shoes.
“He feels that capitalism speaks to the flaws in the American DNA, those deeply rooted creation myths that elevate the achievements of individuals and cast unwarranted skepticism on the benefits of government. He argues that this pre-disposition has been exploited by the rich to popularize policies that benefit themselves at the expense of the poor and middle class.”
Yes, Hussein is out in the open now (I will never call him anything but Hussein from now on). He is determined to kill the country. We must stop him before he kills us. In my opinion, he is a Muslim hell bent to destroy capitalism which built this country. He knows that’s the way to do it - turn Americans against those who create wealth and thereby make everyone poor and dependant on the government for basic needs - water and food. He is Satan on steriods.
This should be RED MEAT for the Republicans...err...probably not the RHINO’s but for true conservatives.
True believers like Obama don't recognize that fact. He honestly believes that government can build factories and control production and distribution.
True to form, he believes that the reason socialism/Marxism/communism has failed in the past is because HE wasn't there to direct it.
Bingo! You nailed it right there. Commie libs always think they can do it better because they went to college and are "really smart" (because they went to college).
What would one expect from somebody whose only exposure to American life was a partial childhood in Hawaii from a mixed unmarried family, but had been raised by Marxists in Indonesia and financially supported from socialized programs nobody else would be allowed to compete to receive?
and an Isflamist (what he say is flam).
Obama’s response to the Gipper’s famous ad would have been “It’s Mourning in America.” Everything was wrong, in Comrade Obama’s view, after four years of Reagan.
But Socialism has a stellar track record!
Just look at Viet Nam, Cambodia, Russia, China, Venuzuela, Cuba, and all the other socialist paradises!!!
Maybe “never works” means something diferent on his planet
Get a couple of thousand Tea Partiers to march up to an Obamaville and say the "Pledge of Allegance".
Capitalism isn’t always free market is it?
Free markets say.. obamaism doesn’t work.
But Obama isn’t a piece of tissue.....he’s a piece of USED tissue.
It’s your brain, Obamaloon.
That simple tool is the thing that’s never worked.
And it never will, you Cretin.
Not even if you went back to a real university (none of which were in your viva) and were taught by “professors” who actually had the ability to do useful things.
We have the makings of "economic fascism".
Thank you. Yeah, he’s used alright. What I should have clarified though is he’s worthless human tissue.
LOL! When you said “tissue,” I wasn’t thinking “human tissue.” I was thinking “toilet tissue.”
January 20, 2013 can’t arrive soon enough.
So true, so true
“January 20, 2013 can’t arrive soon enough.’’ Amen to that!
Has Obama even taken a civics class at any point in his life?
I think it more accurate to say that the Markets think Obama doesn’t work.