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  • The Hill: The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’

    08/24/2014 6:46:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    How’s this for a depressing passage: “There’s just a lot more regulation going on,” Zelizer said. “There’s a lot of intersection between the economy and Washington.” “There’s just a lot more regulation going on.” My liberal friends, “regulation” is the mother’s milk of the crony capitalist state, the “fascist light” state. Our system of “regulation” is in most regards now just a vehicle for rent seeking. Blindly defending regulations in 2014 because liberals are supposed to be for regulation, is to give power to a vested corporate oligarchy. Am I saying that all regs are bad? No. Am I saying...
  • Magazine cover conjures 'Hillary's nightmare'

    11/09/2013 2:55:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | REBECCA BERG
    A new edition of the left-leaning magazine The New Republic imagines Hillary Clinton's political "nightmare" as a crowd of people holding up Elizabeth Warren masks. The Image, an homage to the original promotional poster for the film "Being John Malkovich," will run with the tagline, "A Democratic Party that realizes its soul lies with Elizabeth Warren instead." Clinton, who is weighing a bid for president in 2016, is widely viewed among Democrats as the party's logical nominee should she run. Unlike in 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama was making overtures about a serious bid for the presidency, no apparent Democratic...
  • Wealthy didn't 'build that,' they 'rode it,' says Gross

    11/04/2013 2:06:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | Robert Frank
    In his latest Investment Outlook, titled "Scrooge McDucks," the outspoken Pimco co-founder said that with tax reform back on the radar, the focus should be on taxing the wealthy. Yes, he knows the rich work hard. And yes, he knows they pay an outsized share of the taxes. But Gross said the wealthy really didn't earn all of their wealth. They are lucky beneficiaries of a decades-long credit boom that poured money into the hands of the financially skilled. "You did not, as President Obama averred, 'build that,' you did not create that wave," he wrote. "You rode it. And...
  • Obama Tells Entrepreneurs “You Didn’t Build” Your Business

    07/16/2012 7:02:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 78 replies
    That sound you hear is silence—as millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs were left speechless this weekend from President Obama’s latest insult. The slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village—a heavily subsidized village—to create that venture you’re profiting from: 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. Obama pushed his policy goals of infrastructure (aka stimulus) spending and “government research” as part of a...
  • Obama on Winning Coach: ‘He Didn't Do Any of This Alone’

    07/24/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2013 - 8:17 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama welcomed the NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to the White House on Tuesday, praising some of the star basketball players by name, then noting that Coach Rick Pitino is the first coach in history to win a championship at two different schools. “But Coach understands he didn’t do any of this alone. As he said, ‘Players put coaches in the Hall of Fame,’” Obama said. But Pitino’s record shows that he's the one who’s made winners out of his players, not the other way around. The president has used a similar refrain—that success is always a collective achievement—in the...
  • 'They're Starting To Seriously Worry': Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration

    01/06/2013 3:35:37 PM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12:34 EST, 6 January 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
    Hotel rooms remain unbooked ahead of January 21 inauguration ceremony Organizers expecting much lower turnout than 2009 ceremony, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president's 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won't be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of...
  • How Obama Turned U.S. Economy into "Hostile Work Environment"

    10/27/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The Presidential debates were Exhibit A for Obama's habit of "misplacing the truth" (ie lying). Obama told lots of hard-to-believe whoppers about his support of guns; his love of the oil, gas and coal industries; his unshakeable loyalty to Israel; and of course his response to the Libya Embassy attack. Boy can this guy misplace facts. Only a lawyer could say stuff like that with a straight face. But the biggest whopper of all was when Obama claimed to be a champion of small business. He stressed this misguided storyline in all three nationally-televised debates. Obama even made a specific...
  • Obama for America puts Romney in a Dunce Cap

    10/26/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Obama for America ^ | 10/26/12 | Staff
    Image at link. Not sure how long they will have it up. I think that we are dealing with 3rd graders.
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
  • The Men Who Built America - Series Premiere Tue., Oct. 16 at 9/8c History Channel

    09/26/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    history channel ^ | Sept 2012
    The Men Who Built America - Series Premiere Tue., Oct. 16 at 9/8chttp://www.history.com/shows/men-who-built-america/articles/about-men-who-built-america John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • You Didn't Build That - PolitiZoid (too funny!!!)

    09/23/2012 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    PolitiZoid and YouTube ^ | 9/19/2012 | RightChange
    President Obama says his "You Didn't Build That" comment was taken out of context. Here is Obama in his own words explaining that to people who are just trying to run their business without the government interfering.
  • Videos: “You didn’t build that,” revisited [HILARIOUS!!]

    09/17/2012 12:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    While Democrats have insisted that Republicans ‘built their entire convention around something the president never actually said’ and whatnot, there were certainly enough entrepreneurial, hardworking, small-business-owning Americans who took umbrage with President Obama’s candid comment as a startlingly frank admission of his worldview to have the White House scrambling to redefine the president’s remarks. Too little, too late, though — finally, Obama’s mere words were really resonating with people again, but in all the wrong ways. Two videos, the first a fun new remix from Hugh Atkin: (VIDEO AT LINK) And the second, a simple breakdown from Mark Matson: “Yes,...
  • Salena Zito: Hawkeye Dems disgruntled

    09/17/2012 1:39:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | September 15, 2012 | Salena Zito
    GLIDDEN, Iowa - William J. Clinton and three other locals — Tim, Jeff and Jack, who declined to give their last names — sat at the Dairy Mart lunch counter, a Carroll County roadside staple on the Lincoln Highway for more than 60 years. Besides a name, Clinton said, he shares only one thing with America’s 42nd president: “We are both from the South and both Democrats.” He and his lunch-counter buddies voiced displeasure with America’s direction. “Let me tell you something,” Clinton said. “It takes more than pretty words to run the country. I was fooled once by the...
  • Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And Image

    09/15/2012 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBUR ^ | 9/15/12 | Todd Domke
    Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And ImageBy Todd Domke September 15, 2012 Please check your U.S. history textbook. Has there ever been such impassioned debate among campaign activists over their candidate’s image? If you haven’t noticed, commentaries and reader comments at WBUR and in other media have generated a great controversy: Some supporters of Elizabeth Warren think she needs a makeover and others believe she’s wonderful as she is. Dan Payne, my Democratic counterpart, brought this simmering disagreement to a boil when he wrote a commentary, “What’s Wrong With The Warren Campaign?” Dan offered a...
  • "HONEY, YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!"

    09/10/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 10, 2012
    This parody video of Obama's Communist statement to business owners, "You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," (and no, lefties, he wasn't taken out of context. The more you listen to, the more he steps in it.), is extremely funny and will make you laugh, but the statement reveals (again) Obama's Marxist, anti-America, anti-freedom philosophy of government's role...
  • Honey, You Didn't Build That

    09/07/2012 6:17:27 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2012 | MarkMatsonTV
    Weeding out individualism at an early age... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZQvSCGaJI#ws
  • Key Solyndra figures gets red carpet treatment at Democratic convention?

    09/05/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    horair.com ^ | 09-05-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Want to know what Barack Obama’s second-term agenda will be? Looking at the VIP admissions to the Democratic convention, the assumption will be more Solyndras and more wasted taxpayer dollars. ABC News caught former Department of Energy official Steve Spinner getting a “red-carpet” tour yesterday of the facilities in Charlotte. Who’s Steve Spinner, you may ask? He’s the man who pushed the DoE to ignore the advice of auditors and approve Solyndra’s $500 million-plus taxpayer-guaranteed loan:..... What happened when ABC trained their cameras on Spinner? He scurried out of the spotlight:.....
  • Obama facing mounting questions over ‘you didn’t build that’ remark

    09/03/2012 2:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    CHARLOTTE — After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners “didn’t build that,” President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise. On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in an interview Sunday...
  • Obama facing mounting questions over 'you didn't build that' remark

    09/03/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners "didn't build that," President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise. On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. Nevertheless, there are signs that they see a vulnerability. Obama has not repeated the...
  • “You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going Away: It doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.

    09/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rachael Larimore
    The official theme of the GOP convention Wednesday night was "We Can Change That," but that didn’t stop several of the speakers from revisiting Tuesday’s theme, the base-rallying battle cry: “We Built It.” The message: The righteous exploitation of President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe isn’t going away. Ever since the president stood before a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 and, while explaining why the wealthy should pay more in taxes, uttered the infamous words “If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” conservatives have hammered him for his disregard...
  • The Last Line of Defense: Property

    09/01/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Ladysmith · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    "Property is theft."  Proudhon's classic anarchist paradox is more than a catchy slogan for international leftism.  It encapsulates a complete and comprehensively absurd view of humanity -- one which finds its contemporary apotheosis in President Obama's more prosaic rendition, "You didn't build that."  In other words, "You didn't build that" is just "Property is theft" without the irony.
  • Letter: One big election will be viewed as adults vs. children, he says

    08/29/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Pierce County Herald ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ken Pazdernik
    TO THE EDITOR: Now that Mitt Romney has selected his running mate, it is clear that this election will be viewed as the adults against the children. One party wants everything for free and screams like little babies if someone dares to tell them that the country cannot afford to give them handouts. The other party wants to reduce the amount of entitlements in order to both save the country and to minimize the amount of debt that will be passed on to everyone’s children and grandchildren. This election will also be about substance and class warfare. One party will...
  • Juan Williams: Dirty politics GOP style (Grab a bucket!)

    08/29/2012 12:25:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2012 | Juan Williams
    This is one dirty campaign. My fellow Fox political analyst Karl Rove sees the proof in the Obama campaign’s claims that Mitt Romney might be a felon and an Obama super-PAC advertisement blaming Romney for shuttering a factory and leaving a dying woman without health insurance. Yes, there is dirt being thrown by the Obama campaign. But one of the biggest chunks of mud is proudly splattered all around the Republican National Convention site. I refer specifically to signs that read: “We Built It!” For weeks, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have hammered President Obama for saying, “You didn’t build...
  • Help me understand why Mitt is slipping in Rasmussen Polls (Vanity)

    08/19/2012 7:56:32 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 114 replies
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    One would think that after a full week of Ryan and Romney campaigning strong that they would have maintained a lead in the Rasmussen poll. For the life of me I do not understand how the kenyan can all of a sudden be up 2 points for 3 days in a row. Any thoughts?
  • WOLF: Barack Obama: The welfare king; Food-stamp president motivated by control

    08/18/2012 3:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf, radiologist and Mr. Obama's cousin
    “They’ll turn us all into beggars ‘cause they’re easier to please.” So goes a Rainmakers song. Beggars also are easier to control. Just ask the drug dealer. It is not compassion that motivates him to give away the first hits of heroin for free; it is the promise of control. President Obama wants to give you free stuff. Lots and lots of free stuff. At least, he’d like you to believe it’s free. Free health care. Free welfare checks. Free food stamps. But as the saying goes, free stuff or freedom: Choose one. As any teenager knows, you don’t escape...
  • Caterer at Obama Iowa Event Wears Pro-Romney Shirt

    08/15/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Mary Bruce
    Ross Murty, the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, is a proud small-business owner who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Serving up pulled pork, beans and cheesy potatoes for the press at the president’s campaign event this evening, Murty wore a T-shirt that said, “Government Didn’t Build my Business, I Did.” The shirt is a reference to a comment Obama made last month. While discussing the importance of government investments in public services, the president said, “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. … Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system...
  • Radford Business Owner Declines Request From Joe Biden's Entourage to Stop in Store (Virginia)

    08/15/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    WDBJ-7 ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Orlando Salinas
    RADFORD, Va.— Would you say no to the Vice President? One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down. This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did. Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months. Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in. "I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said. "Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his...
  • You didn’t build that: Obama says wealthy are ‘lucky,’...

    08/13/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/12 | Joel Gerhke
    One month to the day after his infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ speech, President Obama’s description of wealthy people did not include “smart” or “hardworking,” as he instead ascribed their success to good luck. “If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest...
  • Obama’s “You didn’t build that” spin destroyed in 1.5 minutes (Video At Link)

    08/13/2012 10:46:22 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 10 replies
    Now that President Obama and his apologists have spent a few days insisting – with increasing panic and desperation – that he didn’t say what he clearly said in Roanoke, Virginia, the spin itself has become a negative reflection on the President. He’s basically demanding that his supporters abandon their own senses, and the most elementary understanding of the English language, to un-hear his words, forget his contempt for individual achievement, and swallow him as a champion of the entrepreneurial spirit. “You didn’t build that” has become a sort of litmus test for pure, blind, unwavering faith in Barack Obama....
  • Oregon businessman allegedly slapped over anti-Obama window sign

    08/10/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 31 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/8/12 | KEVIN KERWIN
    Kevin "The Geek" Kerwin, a business man who owns a computer shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, said he was slapped by a woman over an anti-Obama sign in his window, Victoria Taft wrote Tuesday. According to Taft, "Kerwin came to Oregon to get a fresh start after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina." She added that he started his business with the money he had in his pocket. After President Obama said business owners did not get where they are on their own, Kerwin posted a sign in his window saying that he built his own business and Obama had...
  • Obama Campaign Taps Small Biz Owners To Say They 'Built That' - With Support

    08/07/2012 8:42:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    TPM ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    On the trail, Obama is calling for more taxpayer investment in infrastructure and other projects - investments he was touting when he uttered the phrase "you didn't build that" - a line Republicans chopped up and turned into a rallying cry. Several of the small business owners tapped by the Obama campaign say their businesses survived the recession thanks to government projects. "I am a product of all the great opportunities our country gives its citizens. I grew up with middle-class values, where I went to public school. I went to college at a public university, where I received a...
  • Obama's success schizophrenia

    08/07/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 6, 2012 | Jon Kraushar
    Ever notice how selective President Obama is when he bashes success? He implies that many wealthy peoples' success makes them greedy - that they don't pay their "fair share" in taxes. Yet he milks them for campaign contributions. He insults the success of small business owners, saying, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Yet he leans on small business owners to build jobs and the economy (which would help his re-election).
  • The Hollow Republic

    08/07/2012 2:26:04 AM PDT · by FactsNLogic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 6, 2012 | Yuval Levin
    President Obama must surely wish he could undo the campaign speech he delivered in Roanoke, Va., on July 13. That was where he offered up the view that "if you've got a business, you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen." It is a line that could haunt him right to November, revealing as it does an unwillingness to credit success and a hostility toward the culture of entrepreneurship. But the remark came in the context of a broader argument that was just as telling on a different point, and no less troubling. The president simply equates doing things...
  • Why 'you didn't build that' resonates

    08/05/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-4-12 | josh barro
    The president's speech calls to mind a "West Wing" episode in which speechwriter Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) explains to the staff of some liberal house members why he won't insert a line in President Bartlet's upcoming speech. They want the president to attack Republican tax cut proposals as financing "private jets and swimming pools" for the wealthy. As Seaborn argues: Henry, last fall, every time your boss got on the stump and said, "It's time for the rich to pay their fair share," I hid under a couch and changed my name. I left Gage Whitney making $400,000 a year,...
  • Georgia lumberyard owner hammers Obama on 'You didn't build that'

    08/01/2012 11:47:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/1/12 | Maegan Vazquez
    President Obama's message to entrepreneurs that "you didn't build that" prompted one Georgia business owner to respond with a not-so-subtle retort. "I built this business without gov't help. Obama can Kiss my ass," reads the sign outside Gaster Lumber & Hardware in Savannah, Ga. Owner Ray Gaster posted that and two similar ones at all three of his company's locations in response to Obama's comments during a speech to supporters in Virignia, which struck a nerve with small business owners around the nation.
  • To Those Who Want To Redistribute What I’ve Earned [Charlie Daniels]

    07/31/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 16 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Charlie Daniels
    When you make your living in the public arena as I do and when you let your opinion be known as I do in mainstream and social media, you expect some criticism and this is as it should be, this being America where our very way of life is centered around free speech. I don't mind the criticism and usually give as good as I get, respecting all comers, regardless of how far afield or how vehement I consider our differences to be. But, lately, I have been receiving a small amount of correspondence from people who resent the headway...
  • Obama's Entrepreneurial Communist Manifesto

    07/31/2012 4:10:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    President Barack Obama's recent business-related comments in Virginia ("If you've got a business -- you didn't build that; somebody else made that happen") sounded more communistic than capitalistic, especially because the "somebody" to whom Obama referred was in fact the U.S. government. Progressives and the mainstream media were quick to come to the aid of the president by stating that similar statements have been said by other entrepreneurial moguls, such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Andrew Carnegie and Walter Chrysler. Others excused Obama by saying he "borrowed" his business verbiage from Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. No one...
  • Mark Landsbaum: Some inadvertent truths about Obama

    07/29/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 27, 2012 | MARK LANDSBAUM
    The president recently told a campaign gathering that, "[W]e tried our plan – and it worked." "Worked" apparently means something different to Obama than to, say, working Americans. Did the president mean that it "worked" when U.S. business startups dropped from 554,109 in 1987 to 394,623 in 2010? When the president says "invest," he means the government should take money from people whether they want to give it or not, to pay for things they already have decided are not worth their voluntary investment. Think Solyndra. In that same Virginia speech, the president described government "permitting" private-sector growth. Permitting? We...
  • Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney +5)

    07/27/2012 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 122 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/27/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. The numbers are similar to the 49% to 43% advantage Romney enjoys on the question of who is trusted more to handle the economy.
  • Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

    07/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit. He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses. Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed...
  • Four Little Words (Why the Obama campaign is suddenly so worried)

    07/27/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    What's the difference between a calm and cool Barack Obama, and a rattled and worried Barack Obama? Four words, it turns out. "You didn't build that" is swelling to such heights that it has the president somewhere unprecedented: on defense. Mr. Obama has felt compelled—for the first time in this campaign—to cut an ad in which he directly responds to the criticisms of his now-infamous speech, complaining his opponents took his words "out of context."
  • Lakoff Inspired "You Didn't Build That"

    07/26/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: George Lakoff (rhymes with). Bill Jacobson has the details at LegalInsurrection.com. By now you have heard the Obama and Liz Warren speeches about how no one got rich on his or her own. ... This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive [liberal] linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley," and he has been advising the Democrats on how to change and use language in order to hide who they really are. That's what it boils down to. Lakoff advises Democrats on how to say things that mask and cover up who...
  • Henninger: America's Two Economies ( Must Read )

    07/26/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/25/2012 | Daniel Henninger
    For a long time, the United States had one economy. Now we have two economies that compete for America's wealth: A private economy and a public economy. The 2012 election will decide which will be subordinate to the other. One economy will lead. The other will follow. How the U.S. arrived at the need to choose between two competing economies reveals a lot about the political polarization in the country. Any history of the Democratic Party in the 20th century will recognize its roots in the American labor movement. The party was defined by the names of those unions. The...
  • VIDEO: Song parody: "We Built This Business!"

    07/26/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT · by tellw · 6 replies
    Schnitt Show via YouTube ^ | 7/25/12 | Schnitt Show
    Click here to watch funny video song parody based upon Starship's 1985 song "We Built This City."
  • Obama: When I Said "You Didn't Build That," I Really Meant Something Totally Different

    07/25/2012 10:58:18 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/25/2012 | Guy Benson
    Isn't it obvious? Of course he didn't mean what he said four times while off script a few weekends ago! What the president genuinely meant is written right in the teleprompter, after his messaging team spent more than a week figuring out how to "clarify" his comments. He's slipping, guys. Historically, Team Obama has been much faster at turning the truth on its head. Time's Mark Halperin says The One finds himself on the defensive: A campaign never wants to let the opposition dictate what it advertises on. I don’t know if this purely defensive move is based on the...
  • Obama says he has "no patience" for "you didn't build that" attacks

    07/25/2012 4:54:06 AM PDT · by tellw · 92 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/25/12 | Darren Samuelson
    “And if you don’t like folks talking about you, you probably shouldn’t run for president. The one thing I do have no patience for is this argument that somehow what I’m criticizing is success… I want to promote success," Obama said.
  • Obama: Hey, Romney’s taking my “you didn’t build that” line out of context

    07/24/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-24-012 | Ed Morrissey
    How can you tell when a campaign knows it has stepped into quagmire? It shifts to defense and starts complaining about context. After several days of attempting to defend his “you didn’t build that” remark, Barack Obama shifted last night to a defense that originated with some of his on-line apologists — that Mitt Romney took his remark out of context: The president, after taking a few-day hiatus from campaigning along with Romney out of respect for the victims of the Colorado mass shooting, set out on a round of fundraisers where he tried again to douse the still-simmering controversy...
  • Zinn And The Art Of Obama's Marxism

    07/24/2012 6:46:50 AM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    http://grasstopsusa.com ^ | 07/24/2012 | Don Feder
    Obama’s musings on the way the economy works come from a man who never invented anything, never built anything, never took a chance by sinking every cent he had into a start-up company, never had to beg for a loan based on a hunch, never had to put in 16-hour days, never had to meet a payroll or agonize over the effects of government regulation. Then again, Marx wrote volumes about what was wrong with capitalism without every setting foot on a factory floor. I know where Obamaism began — with ‘60s whack-jobs like Barack’s buddy Bill Ayers. And I...
  • RNC slams Obama ‘You didn’t build that’ remark in conference call with business owners

    07/23/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Washington Post's Election 2012 ^ | July 23, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    The short-lived pause in campaign politics following last week’s Aurora, Colo., mass shooting came to an end on Monday as the Obama campaign blasted Mitt Romney on foreign policy and Republicans renewed their criticism of the president for his “you didn’t build that” remark. In a Monday afternoon conference call organized by the Republican National Committee, two business owners argued that they were personally offended by the remark, which Obama made earlier this month at a campaign stop in Roanoke. (As The Post’s Fact Checker and others have noted, the original Obama quote was a reference to infrastructure, not to...