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Gateway to Dependency [Mark Steyn]
National Review ^ | 7/21/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:12:46 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

On the evidence of last week’s Republican campaign events, President Obama’s instant classic — “You didn’t build that” — is to Mitt Romney what that radioactive arachnid is to Spider-Man: It got under his skin, and, in an instant, the geeky stiff was transformed into a muscular Captain Capitalism swinging through the streets and deftly squirting his webbing all over Community-Organizerman. Rattled by the reborn Romney, the Obama campaign launched an attack on Romney’s attack on Obama’s attack on American business. First they showed Romney quoting Obama: “He said, ‘If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’” And then the Obama team moved in for the kill: “The only problem? That’s not what he said.”

Indeed. What Obama actually said was:

“If you’ve got a business, you, you didn’t build that. [Interjection by fawning supporters: “Yeeaaaaah!”] “Somebody else made that happen.”

(snip)

If this is the best all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can do to put Humpty Dumpty’s silver-tongued oratory together again, they might as well cut to the chase and argue that accurately quoting President Obama is racist.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dependency; obama; steyn

1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Great article. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:21:22 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: JLS

Steyn ping. Hilarious.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:36:36 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
So, for the cost of Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill alone, we could have had 1,567 Golden Gate Bridges. Where are they? Where are, say, the first dozen? If you laid 1,567 Golden Gate Bridges end to end, you’d have enough for one Golden Choom Bridge stretching from Obama’s Punahou High School in Honolulu over the Pacific all the way to his Occidental College in Los Angeles, so that his car-chooming chums can commute from one to the other without having to worry about TSA patdowns.
4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:39:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

OF COURSE any quoting Barry is:

WAAAYSSSISSST!!

Whatever would make you think different?? It’s 2012, after all—AND an election year (Barry permitting).


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Barky’s mouth sealed his fate.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 6:58:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: radioone

THAT is priceless!


8 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mark Steyn sure has a way with words, doesn’t he. And he lays it on the line just as it is. Whenever he is filling in for Rush, I always make it a point to listen, and it’s always a real treat!

And in his typical witty fashion he reminds us that Obama has not yet built anything that would help a business, in spite of the fact that he has spent more than ever before in history.... certainly no “Golden Gate Bridges” or “Hoover Dams” can be credited to this president.

Way to go Mark.... we LOVE YOU!!!


9 posted on 07/22/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Servant of the Cross
What Obama actually said was:
“If you’ve got a business, you, you didn’t build that. ..
Sorry Barry but I think Grace Slick disagrees with you.

I hate to admit it but I thought she was really hot. Granted she was a falling down drunk, but still 'a hot drunk' ;-)

note: all rumors about Grace 'being easy' back then are false.

10 posted on 07/22/2012 7:57:15 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

....and we should be treated to plenty more as that blowhard BO hits the campaign trail without a TelePrompTer. He blows it every time. The only question is whether it gets reported by his media.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 7:59:27 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Condor51

Rock n’ Roll!


12 posted on 07/22/2012 8:03:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Barry here's another message for you on your commie ideology and 'plan for transformation'.

It's from Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore (with lyrics). So mr pResident, sit back and sing along while you eat breakfast.

13 posted on 07/22/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
*** Rock n’ Roll! ***

:-) Yep, good ole R&R. It's ironic how some songs can have a real meaning and/or message decades later. I've posted the Beatles 'Taxman' before on many 'Tax The Rich' threads as that song now describes the Dem party to a tee.

I get up between 4:00 and 5:00 am and if there's some song in my head I'll start playing a YouTube Video of it (like Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Pride and Joy') - then one song leads to another. They don't seem 'loud' to me, but to my wife they sure do ;-)

Sometimes I get so pumped by a song I want to get out a guitar and my Amp there and then and Jam along. Thus far I've controlled myself. But when I get that new 100 Watt Fender Amp later this month I've been drooling over....anything may happen.

14 posted on 07/22/2012 8:26:33 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
*** Rock n’ Roll! ***

:-) Yep, good ole R&R. It's ironic how some songs can have a real meaning and/or message decades later. I've posted the Beatles 'Taxman' before on many 'Tax The Rich' threads as that song now describes the Dem party to a tee.

I get up between 4:00 and 5:00 am and if there's some song in my head I'll start playing a YouTube Video of it (like Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Pride and Joy') - then one song leads to another. They don't seem 'loud' to me, but to my wife they sure do ;-)

Sometimes I get so pumped by a song I want to get out a guitar and my Amp there and then and Jam along. Thus far I've controlled myself. But when I get that new 100 Watt Fender Amp later this month I've been drooling over....anything may happen.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
Mark Steyn sure has a way with words, doesn’t he.

Wasn't Barak Obama Stein's English teacher? Must have been . . .

16 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: radioone

Some of the best signs I’ve ever seen. Priceless!


17 posted on 07/22/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: radioone

This should be replicated everywhere! Fantastic idea!


18 posted on 07/22/2012 10:36:15 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: ALPAPilot

Wasn’t that a pancake I see on your head, ALPAPilot? Must be.... because I can’t understand what you are trying to say!


19 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Regarding building the dam....

Then there is this......

The Hoover Dam was built by a construction company called Six Companies Inc, which was actually a consortium of several companies: Morrison-Knudsen Co., Utah Construction Co., J. F. Shea Co., Pacific Bridge Co., MacDonald & Kahn Ltd. and a joint venture of W. A. Bechtel Co., Henry J. Kaiser, and Warren Brothers. The reason these construction companies got together was simple: no single construction company could raise the $5 million needed to secure the performance bond.

They laid it all on the line and took a risk knowing they had the skill to negate the risk


20 posted on 07/22/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
Just pointing out that:

If he has got a way with words he didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

21 posted on 07/22/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: ALPAPilot

LOL..... okay, I understand now. My apologies for misunderstanding you, my FRiend.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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