Skip to comments.How "You didn't build that" became "He didn't say that"
Posted on 07/19/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
What do you do when everybody's claiming your president said something, and you just know he didn't really say it, but all the video and all the audio and all the transcripts show that he did say it?
This is the dilemma faced by supporters of President Obama in the long wake of last week's "You didn't build that" speech.
The president's supporters have a multipronged counterargument: Either he didn't make those comments or they were taken out of context or even if they are in context they don't matter because we should be reading between the lines.
(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...
Obviously was malquoted!
The Miracle of America
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 dont 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 Bradfords 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 thought 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!
(This message originally published in the mid-1980s by Stedman Corporations Government Affairs & Free Enterprise Education Program a former NC textile firm. For more essays in this series, visit www.ouragelessconstitution.com )
His quote about you did not build that will go down in the ages. It will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Thanks chessplayer. Now, in their defense, they are all working day and night to help create a single party state with Obama in charge for life.
CNN Four Days Late to Obama’s Infamous ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Remark
Posted on 07/19/2012 6:31:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
“It will haunt him for the rest of his life,”
I hope that is true. But it was very depressing to hear the “Amen Chorus” of an audience shouting approval.
As much as I think O is an idiot...I think he has figured out that he has lost the independents. He is building a voter base of minorities to take their place. The gays, some women, the immigrant vote and now all the poor people that made the business owners successful./s
And if that doesn’t work, he’ll pass an EO of some kind..or pass out gift cards (see Mexican presidential for and example).
Yeah, I wonder how many in that audience worked at a small business.
20 Funny Obama “You Didn’t Build That” pictures you have to see...
There are many dozens on the Internet, this link shows 20.