Obama at a campaign fundraiser in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night.
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“Now, I want to be very clear here. Nobody wants to punish success in America. The Republicans talk about class warfare. That’s — our goal is to make success available for everybody. What’s great about this country is you’ve got a good idea, you’ve got a service that nobody else has thought of, you know what, go out there, start a business. Make money. I want everybody out there to be rich. That’s great. Anybody in America should be able to make it if they try.”
“But none of us make it on our own. Somebody — an outstanding entrepreneur like a Steve Jobs — somewhere along the line he had a teacher who helped inspire him. All those great Internet businesses wouldn’t have succeeded unless somebody had invested in the government research that helped to create the Internet. We don’t succeed on our own.”
The first paragraph by himself could have come from any of the GOP candidates. But what comes after is this left-wing bat guano about how were it not for the government doing all sorts of marvelous things nobody would be successful in this country. Which, of course, isn’t just contrary to the tradition of self-reliance that made American culture the envy of the world but actually does violence to that tradition.
Of course, Steve Jobs was one of the worst examples Obama could choose, since he not only didn’t graduate from Reed College in Portland (which, by the way, is a private school) but started his business out of his parents’ garage with no government involvement whatsoever.
Jobs’ contemporary Bill Gates, meanwhile, used to say he was from “the other Washington” and did everything he could not to be involved in politics. For that, Gates got a full rectal exam from Janet Reno as she attempted to destroy his company – and now Microsoft is one of the largest players on the D.C. lobby circuit.
Coming on the heels of the Wikileaks dump which shows that Obama tried to go to Hiroshima and apologize for nuking the Japanese in 1945, complete with a big anti-nuke message, and the Japanese government said not no but hell no (since an anti-nuke thing would make it harder for the nuclear industry they depend on for power to succeed), and you can’t help but to see this guy as flat-out anti-American.
Jimmy Carter decided he hated this country after it gave him the bum’s rush in 1980. Obama went into the White House hating us. Has this ever happened before?