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What Obama Doesn’t Get
National Review ^ | July 19, 2012 | Peter Kirsanow

Posted on 07/19/2012 5:11:49 PM PDT by EveningStar

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Easily one of the most insulting phrases uttered by President Obama or any president, it denigrates individual American spirit, ambition, drive, skill and industriousness.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; youdidntbuildthat

1 posted on 07/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

He gets it. He’s just trying to CHANGE it. “Change” meant “Change our FORM OF GOVERNMENT”; Transferring power from the people TO the government. He’s enabling the power elite to STEAL America from us, from G.E. all the way to the United Nations. Just a little oversight voters in 2008 made. “People” will soon have very little control of America, if any.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: EveningStar

3 posted on 07/19/2012 5:24:18 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: EveningStar

Its a cinch that, if you’ve got a business, Mr. Obama didn’t build it. The fact is, that in his entire life he has never built anything. Never made a payroll, never produced a product, never ran a company, never created anything.

So its understandable that he hasn’t the faintest idea how a country works. I don’t blame him for not knowing what he couldn’t possibly know.

I blame the people who entrusted this country to a bumbling fool you wouldn’t hire to run a convenience store. As others have said, the problem isn’t Obama. The problem is that people have so little respect for their country that they would give the presidency to someone who never did anything.

You know a man by his fruit, as they say, and you should certainly notice when a man has none at all.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 5:25:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: EveningStar

Excellent article. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by buridan
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Click.

6 posted on 07/19/2012 5:30:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hey man, “change we can believe in” if we want to shut our eyes and ears to those ever so stubborn things known as facts.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: EveningStar

This speech down needs to be hung around the Kenyan’s neck from now until Nov.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 5:37:17 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: EveningStar
Obama is projecting his personal experience onto everyone else. He is the one who has never accomplished anything on his own.

Affirmative action has taken Obama all the way to POTUS and must believe that is how we all got where we are.

9 posted on 07/19/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: nhwingut
This speech down needs to be hung around the Kenyan’s neck from now until Nov.

And beyond. People need to remember the legacy so they aren't tempted to drink the kool-aid again and repeat the mistake in the future.

10 posted on 07/19/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: EveningStar

Changing Tagline.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't bulid that!")
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To: EveningStar

Changing Tagline.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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To: Roscoe Karns

13 posted on 07/19/2012 6:03:05 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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To: RedMDer

14 posted on 07/19/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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To: EveningStar

15 posted on 07/19/2012 6:04:33 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: nhwingut

16 posted on 07/19/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Oh boy, the boy king can’t shake this one off.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 6:10:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: EveningStar

There should be some good comments on this thread. I’ll be checking back to read them.

But the author should not take any credit for writing the article because, well, you know...


18 posted on 07/19/2012 6:11:33 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: EveningStar
This will go down as the biggest gaffe in the history of the presidency. Actually, this isn't a gaffe - it's what the socialist Obama actually believes. He never actually accomplished anything himself so he assumes that nobody else accomplished anything either.

This remark is going to be the undoing of Obama. Mark my words. The majority of Americans are sickened and disgusted by this line of thinking...


19 posted on 07/19/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: marron; oldbrowser
The fact is, that in his entire life he has never built anything. Never made a payroll, never produced a product, never ran a company, never created anything.

Indirectly, you have explained why Obama said what he said. Of all the people out there, Obama is probably one of those who has benefited the most from what other people have done for him, and has done little, if anything, on his own to merit what he has and the positions he has attained over the years. So it's almost a natural worldview for Obama to assume that you get where you are through the efforts of others. When you have no achievements of your own, you tend to claim that others who have must have likewise attained nothing through their own efforts. Just like an alcoholic who doesn't see himself as a drunk, or a lazy man who does not see himself as slothful, Obama simply sees the word through a glass that masks individual achievement in favor of collectivist redistribution.

20 posted on 07/19/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by chimera
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

21 posted on 07/19/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: EveningStar
America's Founders idea of "transforming" is summarized in the following essay which describes how a wilderness was "changed" into a free and prosperous place of opportunity for hundreds of millions of oppressed people.

Their philosophy was summarized in their Declaration of Independence from coercive government power and carried out in a Constitution which limits any powers they allow their representatives to have.

The Miracle of America

from

axes and hoes to high technology;

log cabins to air-conditioned condos;

horsedrawn wagons to autos, planes, and rockets;

scarcity to abundance; &

from tyrannical government rule  to individual liberty

HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

 

   


Most of our history books don’t tell us that, in the beginning, the pilgrims established a communal economic system.  Each was to produce according to his ability and contribute his production to a common storehouse from which each was to draw according to his need.

   The assurance that they would be fed from the common store, regardless of their contribution to it, had a peculiarly disabling effect on the colonists.  Taking property away from some and giving it to others bred discontent and retarded employment.  Human nature was the same then as now, and before long, there were more consumers than there were producers, and the pilgrims were near starvation.  Governor Bradford, his advisors, and the colonists agreed that in order to increase their crops, each family would be allowed to do as it pleased with whatever it produced.  In other words, a free market system was established.  In Governor Bradford’s own words:

                “This had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corne was planted than other waise would have bene by any means ye Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deall of trouble, and gave farr better contente.  The women now wente willingly into ye field, and tooke their little-ons with them to set corne, which before would aledg weaknes, and inabilitie; whom to have compelled would have bene though great tiranie and oppression. . . . By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed. . . . and some of ye abler sort and more industrious had to spare, and sell to others, so as any generall wante or famine hath not been amongst them since this day . . . .” (Wm. Bradford, “Of Plimoth Plantation,” original manuscript, Wright & Potter, Boston, 1901)


  

   Those who, today, favor central government planning, common ownership and redistribution of the earnings of others are advocating a system that Americans tried and rejected over 350 years ago.  Their wisdom gave birth to the great American miracle!

  

Are we as wise today?

 

You Can Do Something About This!
Assert Your Creator-Endowed Individual Right to Liberty

 

(This message originally published in the mid-1980’s by Stedman Corporation’s Government Affairs & Free Enterprise Education Program – a former NC textile firm.  For more essays in this series, visit www.ouragelessconstitution.com )

 

 


22 posted on 07/19/2012 6:48:21 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: EveningStar
Great; simple but profound point per the 'Freedom' our country offers; stands for; which gave reason for people to come here; survive and prosper. (Diversity; of course; the collective, Liberal/Marxist spin. . .)

And putting 'Freedom's point' on this; would be a wise move per Mitt's Campaign. . .

Another point is simply to remind that Obama-as-Marxist; cannot recognize ANY 'individual'; much less individual initiative/success.

(The road to success is an internal; individual journey; not a public thoroughfare or public bridge to 'somewhere'. Liberalism, of course; would have one believe otherwise. . .)

And so it is; Marxists always have a cheap escape. It is certainly fair to assume; that Obama never earned a decent grade by personal merit; nor his access to Harvard; not his 'Law Review' position; nor his placement at University of Chicago; nor as well; his successful advance as a 'present only' Congressman, in Illinois.

Easy as well, to see; 'how it is' that Obama imagines; that success should come, from another man's effort. It is a seductive, cheap idea, for those so inclined. Inclinations invited; inculcated by every Liberal, Marxist - and so narcissitic - narrative.

23 posted on 07/19/2012 7:03:16 PM PDT by cricket
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To: RedMDer
Here's a couple of customer stories to file away for those of you who don't do a retail business in a crumbling hulk like Detroit.

One guy named Jason has a little business mowing lawns. I seem to be the guy he comes to for help with equipment problems. Jason is crippled on his right side, neither his leg or arm on that side are very mobile or strong. He can understand what he hears but he can only say one word, or make just the one sound really. Of course, he can kind of change the emotion of that one sound a little bit, but that's all he's got. Using sign language he explained to me one day he had been shot in the face with a shotgun.

Jason clearly doesn't have much money. When he finally communicates his needs and understands the cost, he goes away for days apparently working to come up with the money. Whatever his circumstances, the why and how doesn't really matter much. It's pretty clear he's a hard and determined worker now. Of course according to Obama, he didn't build that business....

Then there's JB. I took the chance, something I rarely do, to ask him what he thought about Obama's "you didn't build that" line. Jb has his own property management business. He comes to us for all kinds of repairs and the word astute describes him pretty well. He's very well spoken and a hard worker who knows about employees and contracted labor and he does much of the work he has personally.

He's a firm believer in the American dream just like any one of us here at FR. Nevertheless he somehow managed to misinterpret or create on the spot an almost opposite take on Obama's words. A rough quote; "He meant it's all of us, the customers and taxpayers who help support the infrastructure of any successfully business."

Sorry, I kind of left it there. I'm just not into talking correctional politics with my customers. But that's just that. Pointing out the truth to a guy like JB isn't my job. That's a politicians job.

24 posted on 07/19/2012 7:20:08 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?; All
Ex-KGB agent Yuri Besmenov explains the stages of Communist subversion (Video)
Your JB is brain washed and the truth will not matter to him. He will not hear it. We don't have much time left to turn this around.
25 posted on 07/19/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: EveningStar

26 posted on 07/19/2012 10:41:26 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: EveningStar

What about, Fundementally Transforming The United States Of America,Changing our History,Changing Our Traditions,do the Morons and Talking Heads STILL AFTER 3 and a Half years Not Get? I dont think in My entire Life Have I ever seen such a Case of Mass DENIAL. The only Place I have seen it is in News reels Of world war two on the History Channel,with that hitler&chamberlainaiving that Paper around Claiming Peace in Our time! Just like Hitler told the World what his intentions were in Mein KamfObama Has said exactly what he was going to do and Unfortunately he has just about suceeded beyond his wildest dreams,Soory Rush,as you said He hopes he fails,as you know he Hasnt,but the Denial form the entire country trembling in their underwear that they might be Accused of being a Racist,IS STUNNING! Will people be happy when the Entire Country Collapses? What a Bunh Of COWARDS


27 posted on 07/20/2012 5:16:03 AM PDT by ballplayer
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