Did that dumbass actually say that?
posted on 07/14/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT
(Obama: Home of the Whopper)
"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didnt -- look, if youve been successful, you didnt get there on your own. You didnt get there on your own. Im 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 hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
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 youve got a business -- you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didnt get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
Like all socialists, he can't make the simple distinction between debt and responsibility. You owe a debt to your family (and I mean this in a generational-spanning sense; your ancestors and immediate family) for helping you learn how to, say... play the kazoo. If you're a prodigy kazoo player playing at the Met, you thank those that taught you and inspired you. If you're a crummy kazoo player, it's not their responsibility for your failings. It's yours. The abdication of responsibility through the muddling of that principle with that of debt is the liberal socialist way. It's a demeaning of words and ideas. It's the slow, constricting crush of thought.
posted on 07/14/2012 7:04:06 PM PDT
(My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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