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OBAMA DIDN'T DO THAT. Someone else made it happen.
Free Republic Original Content | July 18, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 07/18/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Recently, President Obama has drawn more than his usual number of facepalms by uttering these words: " 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,” he said. “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.”

Let us digress very briefly: It is true that we live in an interdependent system. Someone may have had a great teacher, true. And someone may have benefited from great infrastructure, true. Yet, one person creates a business, and the next falls into welfare dependency. That difference can only be explained with hard work, character, bravery, and intelligent choices.

That said, perhaps we are being too hard on President Obama. Perhaps he actually believes the words he uttered. After all, is this not his experience?

1) Did he not recieve a Nobel Prize with absolutely no action, including a proposal or an outline of his intent, from the Nobel Peace Prize committee? This is a GENUINE case of "Someone else did that", and Obama experienced it firsthand.

2) Before the killing of Osama Bin Laden, wasn't President Obama out on the golf course, somewhat oblivious to the events of that day? Didn't other men sacrifice life and limb to accomplish this act? However, didn't he immediately bask in the glow from a willing, sychophantic media, implying that he was solely responsible for this event? This is a ANOTHER GENUINE case of "Someone else did that", and Obama experienced it firsthand.

3) We still do not know how President Obama got accepted into Occidental, then Columbia University, and then Harvard University. We do not know what his grades were that permitted these college acceptances. How did Obama become the editor of the Harvard Law Review, when extensive digging uncovered only one article submited to the publication? Certainly all these events were genuine cases of "someone else did that", and he profited from that intervention.

So, it's clear to even a casual observer: Barack Obama has had many things happen FOR him, actions that were actually performed by other people, and he ended up getting the benefit. It only follows that he would assume that this is how the rest of the world operates. Therefore, when he sees a Steve Jobs or a Bill Gates, he remarks that these people did not create their business, someone else did it for them.

It's the only reality he can understand, because it is the only reality he has experienced firsthand.


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1 posted on 07/18/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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2 posted on 07/18/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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3 posted on 07/18/2012 10:16:05 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Lazamataz

Why is it that it’s only the “successful” businesses that had this help?

Doesn’t he know that a majority of new businesses fail?

Don’t you think they had some government help in that failing?


4 posted on 07/18/2012 10:17:29 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s also how affirmative action people behave on the job, except it’s “someone else do that!”


5 posted on 07/18/2012 10:17:56 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: humblegunner

This is actually what sparked the thought in my head that maybe this is all he, Obama, knows.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

Obama owes his success to Frank Marshall Davis.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 10:20:37 AM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (It's time to call a communist a communist. It's time to REJECT the communist.)
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To: Lazamataz

The Gov’t did NOT create the Internet.

While, a Gov’t official did conceive the idea, It was a private company that made it happen.

Bolt Beranek and Newman, a company who played a major role in creating the Internet, which was founded in 1948 as consulting company. Richard Bolt and Leo Beranek were acousticians from MIT who did private consulting on buildings around the country. In the Mid 1940’s Bolt was asked by the United Nations to design the acoustics for a new building. Because of all the work that was ahead, he could not handle it all himself so he asked Leo Beranek to join him. At that time they hired another man who’s name was Robert Newman to help with the work, which together formed BBN.

http://www.securenet.net/members/shartley/history/bbn_the_beginning.htm


8 posted on 07/18/2012 10:20:42 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Lazamataz

Though it was short, it hit the nail on the head and is one of your best IMO.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 10:21:12 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lazamataz

Like.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 10:21:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Lazamataz
Nice job Laz!

The Turtle-on-the-Fence-Post-in-Chief didn't get there by himself, the enemies of America helped him all along the way.

11 posted on 07/18/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Lazamataz
Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

They didn't create it so that "companies could make money", idiot.

They created it to communicate during times of war.

They didn't know what to do with it, otherwise.

It took Netscape and Berners-Lee and Mark Andreesen and countless others to make it into what it is today.

12 posted on 07/18/2012 10:23:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Lazamataz
This is actually what sparked the thought in my head

And that thought led me right back to that image.

(Cue "Circle Of Life" music..)

13 posted on 07/18/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Lazamataz

Boy is this the truth. Obama could not have prepared his fraudulent birth record. A whole lot of people needed to help.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 10:24:23 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Lazamataz

Well done, Laz!


15 posted on 07/18/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Lazamataz

this is some SERIOUSLY good stuff

great points!

can anyone get this to Rush, Hannity, Beck, Wilcow, et.al?

this needs to go viral


16 posted on 07/18/2012 10:25:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (fat-fingers+small laptop keyboard+bad eyesight=many typos)
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To: Lazamataz

Obama is a blood sucking tick. Why wouldn’t he think the world revolves around parasitical government?


17 posted on 07/18/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Lazamataz

Excellent. But instead of three unearned “successes,” you could make it a dozen. Or fifty. Or a hundred. Or one for every day in his misbegotten life.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 10:32:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mr. K; holdonnow
this is some SERIOUSLY good stuff great points! can anyone get this to Rush, Hannity, Beck, Wilcow, et.al? this needs to go viral

Make it happen, bro! Send this beyotch everywhere. I'll ping Mark Levin, who should be on my editorial ping list anyways. He's gotta know I am an up-and-comer by now! :)

19 posted on 07/18/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: humblegunner

Yes, That's the Ticket!

20 posted on 07/18/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Lazamataz
Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

No, the government created the Internet so wired digital communications could continue during nuclear war. Then, nobody imagined it could be so profitable. Private business commandeered the standardized protocols to make money.

Facilitating business should not be confused with creating it. All the government did was declare TCP/IP and related basic technologies a standard, which is a reasonable exercise of governmental powers (declare standards (no, nonconforming standards should not be censored)).

Occurs to me: insofar as the Obama wishes to equate the totality of the Internet today with its embryonic origin of DARPANET, so should he equate the totality of a grown adult human with an embryonic baby.

21 posted on 07/18/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeh...it was my shadow that worked 80 hours and put my 3 children through “private” colleges. And I’m a female who did NOT use the WBE route.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 10:38:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cicero
I have found that, in writing, grouping things by threes has a much more profound effect.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.

Loaf of bread, Jug of wine, and Thou.

23 posted on 07/18/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

Here’s the thing: obama never did anything on his own and now he has to convince the rest of us that neither did we. He already thinks it’s true. He was speaking from the heart. Once he believed this I’m sure he felt so much better about himself. That’s where he gets that smug, shit-eating grin from.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 10:40:20 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Lazamataz

Curly, Larry, and Moe


25 posted on 07/18/2012 10:40:44 AM PDT by Mr. K (fat-fingers+small laptop keyboard+bad eyesight=many typos)
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To: goodwithagun

You said what I said, in one sentence.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 10:42:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

People who believe that someone else is responsible for their successes and failures become helpless and hopeless victims. It is as if Obama is taking back the hope and offering hopelessness, as if “yes I can” is now, “no I can’t”. People who feel that their conditions are determined by their own hard work and persistence are better off and don’t give up so easily.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: humblegunner

Consider that stolen, sir!! PERFECT!!


28 posted on 07/18/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Lazamataz
actions that were actually performed by other people, and he ended up getting the benefit. It only follows that he would assume that this is how the rest of the world operates.

DING DING DING DING ... we have a winner -- you NAILED it!!

29 posted on 07/18/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Zeneta
No matter how one views the inception, design and implementation of the Internet through its entire history; the following is true:

Born of necessity; government and nonprofit institutions spend money and commandeer resources in order to use it.

Quite the opposite for businesses and entrepreneurs. They make money and create resources in their use of it.

30 posted on 07/18/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Lazamataz
"I have found that, in writing, grouping things by threes has a much more profound effect.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness.
Loaf of bread, Jug of wine, and Thou."

Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe?
Tinker to Evers to Chance?

31 posted on 07/18/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: humblegunner

He talked about ... “it is not because your were smart, there are a lot of smart people.” He mentioned, “it is not because you worked hard. There are a lot of hard workers.” He failed to mention ... RISK TAKERS. Yes, there are not a lot of risk takers. For a person to take their hard earned money, invest it, and not only work harder, but longer. That is how these people make it. You would be hard pressed to find a successful person who worked 40 hours a week and put little investment into that turns out to be successful at anything other than what they put their time and money into. It is amazing that when Obama is reading a teleprompter that is filled with words written FOR him you get a totally different picture then when he speaks from his heart and talks about the BS that he truly believes. Things that don’t work but he does not realize it because he NEVER put it into practice.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 10:47:27 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: humblegunner

BTTT

33 posted on 07/18/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Lazamataz

As much as I love to read anything you’ve written, on this I have to disagree.

I am not willing to give Obama the excuse of simple ignorance. He’s the President of the United States of America, for God’s sake!

No. This is a case of an amoral socialist idealogue trying to disqualify the accomplishments, experience, and judgement of true dyed-in-the-wool capitalists.

Nothing more; nothing less.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 11:01:30 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: papertyger

Could be. But when you look at his lack of self-created achievements, I could see how he’d miss the concepts behind true success.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: pallis

Please don’t insult the blood sucking ticks of this world. God created them for a purpose...............


36 posted on 07/18/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Lazamataz

For somebody who wants to undermine claims of personal accomplishment, Obama sure uses “I” and “my” an awful lot, in his speeches....


37 posted on 07/18/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Lazamataz

Typical Dhimmicrat, projecting as always.

He never accomplished anything without some outside help.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Lazamataz

The more I hear about this, the more I find myself thinking about something similar. The abusive husband. Think about it.

Imagine the battered wife at the door with her suitcase of meager belongings. The husband accosts her at the door and says,

“Honey, now don’t do that. Just think of all the things I’ve done for you. I built all these roads and bridges just for you. Where would you be without me?”

Think about it. And then listen to his quote again. You can just see him wearing the ‘wife beater’, can’t you?


39 posted on 07/18/2012 11:27:23 AM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well said! Bump!


40 posted on 07/18/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and AccessibilityJournal.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well said, Laz!


41 posted on 07/18/2012 11:37:51 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

42 posted on 07/18/2012 11:39:04 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Lazamataz

That is some great stuff, Laz.
Well done.

Rush was just talking about this, and he said “America, Obama’s just not THAT into you.”

Yeah. To say the least. He is into destroying America though.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go)
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To: TheConservativeParty
RUSH WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT MY EDITORIAL???!?

 

Well, I better not get THAT excited. After all, I didn't create this. Someone else did it. < /Barack Obama>

44 posted on 07/18/2012 11:56:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

A short, succinct writing. Thanks....


45 posted on 07/18/2012 11:57:33 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69; MindBender26; Norm Lenhart
I feel that editorials that go on and on have lessened impact.

I write an editorial, then I ruthlessly edit. Then I edit again. Then I combine a few sentences. Then I eliminate one of every three sentences. Then I edit.

Pings to my other newsy friends.

46 posted on 07/18/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Lazamataz

Opps, no. Rush was talking about the absurd remarks that Hussein made. The same remarks discussed in this article.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Opps, no. Rush was talking about the absurd remarks that Hussein made. The same remarks discussed in this article.

Well that's okay, Rush didn't create his radio show. Somebody else made it happen.

48 posted on 07/18/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: Zeneta

This is also not true: “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.”


49 posted on 07/18/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Lazamataz
Unfortunately, I'm already known as STD here on FR Laz!

How can becoming a 'known associate' of our website's most beloved skank have a bigger downside?

Unless there's a new viral infection spread by consenting adults, RAOTFLMAO it's Okay, I'm already a carrier!

You disgusting skirt chasing coon dog and serial adulterer, is there no decently sanitary woman out there for us?

50 posted on 07/18/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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