Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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

Yes, yes, I know.  This is old news already.  And it’s all over the internet and talk radio.  Heck, Rush Limbaugh today allowed his engineer to play it whenever the spirit moved him.  That made for interesting listening.

But the more I think about it, the more amazed I am by it.  And simply reading what Obama said does not give the full impact. Watch and listen . . .

Obama’s arrogance and condescension towards business owners, big and small, just oozes through.

I could try to say something profound.  But what is there to say about such breathtaking chutzpah?  Well, yes, there is a lot that could be said actually.

For now, perhaps it is best to say that Obama’s statement should serve as a good reality check as to the sort of arrogance and economic illiteracy that currently holds sway in the Oval Office.


DeeBee said...

In defense of truth, though not in defense of Hizzoner daPrez . . .

I think it possible that the "that" in "you didn't do that" refers, not to the small business you own, but to the "the roads and bridges" that "somebody invested in".

This brings the whole unfortunately-worded last sentence into line with what appears to be Hizzoner's premise, that your success is built upon the work previously done by others.

Mark said...

I'll restrain myself and simply say the context does not bear your interpretation out, DeeBee.

But I think I should add that the President's statement and the way he delivered it is so damaging, that there is a lot of spinning going on in an attempt to pull him out of the pit he dug then fell into.

I will give you the benefit of the doubt (for now) that you are not part of the spinning.

God bless.


DeeBee said...

By no means. I want his sorry butt out of the White House as soon as possible.

Mark said...

Glad to hear it. :)

And sorry if I was a bit paranoid, but they ARE out to get us. :)