Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’, embraces Alinsky, belies America

July 20, 2012
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Sometimes things just come together. Call it fate, divine intervention, quirk of circumstances or the machinations of an overactive voodoo priest, sometimes a politician just writes a column for you.

When I started the “ObamAlinsky” series last weekend I had no idea that Obama was going to actively assist in explaining to the American people just how far left his positions truly are. (And I certainly didn’t expect him to serve up a delicious example on a bright, shiny silver platter. But serve he did.)

While on a campaign stop last Friday in Roanoke Virginia (see clip), President Obama let slip what myself and millions of others have been trying to tell the rest of you Kool Aid drinking dwainbwains for years now:

Barack Obama has a view of this country unlike any other President in American history. (And for the record, that is NOT a good thing.)

The latest truth to roll off the lips of Dear Leader in a rare, un-teleprompted moment:

…If you got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen…

Yes, you read right. That was none other than the President of the United States telling each and every entrepreneur and small business owner in America that what they do is not theirs, that their success is not because of their ingenuity, their hard work, their sacrifice, it is rather the result of “somebody else”.

And of course in Obama’s world that “somebody else” is the federal government and the grand “collective”.

….Somebody helped to create, this unbelievable American system that allowed you to thrive…

(Notice Alinsky’s RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” at play here.  Obama has never created a private sector job in his life.  His entire existence has been one “help” from the government “system” after another.  His paychecks derived from others, not his own hard work.  But it’s not enough for the radical to just let be that which he doesn’t understand, he must ridicule it, destroy it so the “system” can be “transformed”.)

In one sense though Obama is right. There were some “somebodies” that created this “unbelievable American system”.

Those of us who actually understand America know those “somebodies” as the Founding Fathers.

As a so-called “Constitutional Scholar” Obama should know that.

But as an immersed left-wing community organizer who sees the Constitution as nothing more than a listing of “negative liberties” and an obstacle to his socialist utopia it is certainly understandable why he ignores the real creators of the “system”.

But what is just as bad, if not worse, than the “you didn’t build that” slam are the words immediately preceding it:

They know they didn’t…if, if..you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own, It, it didn’t get there on your own, I’m always struck by people who think, wow it must be because I was just so smart, there are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else, let me tell ya something, there’s a whole bunch of hard workin people out there.

It’s the complete socialist philosophy wrapped tightly in a few dozen words.

In Obama’s world, the successful in America didn’t achieve their success through sacrifice and hard work, they achieved upon the back of your hard work. The successful aren’t really any smarter than you, they just took advantage of the system. The “system”, that’s just as much yours as it is theirs.

You don’t owe your standard of living to those who created the products and services you use on a daily basis. Those people owe you! Without you, they would have never created, invented or grew that business so therefore you’re entitled to your “fair share” of said creation, invention, or business.

Even the farthest right of right conservatives know that government is necessary for an orderly society and prosperous economy. But the government Obama pushes destroys that societal order and hampers economic prosperity at every turn.

Man has been building roads and bridges for thousands of years and civilizations have risen and fallen upon them as well.

What has made America so much more successful than any of those empires of the past is not the number of roads and bridges built over the years. America’s success has always come from her people, not her government.

Millions upon millions of citizens actively engaging one another in the pursuit of their own individual dreams.

Economic freedom is our greatest strength. It is what separates “us” from the “rest” and it is what has kept us free for over 200 years.

Some say it’s cruel, some say it discriminates, some say that it’s not “fair”.

I say, “welcome to the human race”.

From the dawn of time, life has not been “fair”. No government ever has or ever will change it. Get over it.

There are hundreds of countries populated by billions of people across this planet. I challenge anyone to find just ONE that does it better than us. (What you found one? Then why are you still here? Go, go, please just GO.)

And as for you Mr. President, you are correct in that we are all in this together.

We’re all “in” on ensuring you don’t get another four years to continue the destruction you’ve started.

Publisher’s Note:

This concludes the regular column.

For those who still refuse to see Obama for what he is, your bonus lesson follows below. (The rest of you, get back to work. Because you know, you’re not really as smart as you think you are and it’s not fair that others are working harder for your selfish success.)

The Obama campaign and its media allies are tying themselves in knows claiming that his words were taken “out of context” and that Mitt Romney’s and others attacks on the President are uncalled for and inaccurate. (Yet up until the President’s remarks began circulating Monday, the entire minion media was pushing the Obama narrative of false and misleading claims about Romney’s outsourcing and old SEC filings.)

The truth is there is nothing “out of context” in Obama’s remarks. It is Alinsky divisiveness at it’s purest. And the reason Obama’s pushing back so hard is because he’s been busted and he knows it.

But for any of you dwainbwains lurking about, below is the transcript of the video clip containing the full context of the Presidents remarks.

And in the interest of “fairness” I’ve even included Corner corrections of fact to Obama’s “context” for you as well.

Obama in “context”:

But you know what, I’m not gonna see us gut the investments that grow our economy, to give tax breaks to me or Mr. Romney or folks who don’t need em, So I’m going to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. We’ve already made a trillion dollars worth of cuts, we can make another trillion or trillion two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more.

(So that’s why you can’t even get your own Democrats to vote for your budgets?)

And by the way, we’ve tried that before, a guy named Bill Clinton did it, we created 23 million new jobs, turned a deficit into a surplus, and rich people did just fine.

(And how quickly you forget that it as Republicans taking the House in 1994 that forced Clinton to the center. And as for those “Clinton tax rates”. I don’t know a conservative in the country that wouldn’t strike a “grand bargain” of the Clinton tax rates in exchange for returning the federal government to Clinton spending levels and regulatory environment.)

We created a lot of millionaires. And you know there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me. Cause they want to give something back.

(They can write a check anytime Mr. President. But come to think of it, can straw men use a pen?)

They know they didn’t…if, if..you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own, It, it didn’t get there on your own, I’m always struck by people who think, wow it must be because I was just so smart, there are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else, let me tell ya somethin, there’s a whole bunch of hard workin people out there.

(And there were a helluva lot more “hard workin people” before you put millions of them on the government dole.)

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life, somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive, somebody invested in roads and bridges, if you got a business, that, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen. The internet didn’t get invented on its own, government research created the internet so that all the companies could make money off the internet.

(I know you really don’t care too much for facts but just for fun I need to remind you that the internet was not invented for commerce, it was designed for national security and then adapted by PRIVATE companies infusing PRIVATE capital to turn it into what it is today.)

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There’s some things, just like fightin fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean imagine if everybody had there own fire service, that’d be a hard way to organize fightin fires. So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there’s some things we do better together.

(Yes, there are. Like fighting wars, negotiating treaties, engaging in international trade, you know, those “limited” roles laid out in the one document you consistently ignore: The United States Constitution.)

That’s how we funded the GI bill, that’s how we created the middle class, that’s how we built the Golden Gate bridge, the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the internet, that’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together, as one nation, and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for President, because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.

(No doubt the GI bill was a great success, the difference is we paid for it with American dollars, not borrowed Chinese. And you need to brush up on your history on that Golden Gate bridge quip, it was actually delayed for years because the federal government would not cooperate. )

About the only true thing the President says in the entire clip is that we do truly rise or fall together as one nation.

Which begs a new question:

Then why the hell has he spent the past 3 ½ years doing nothing but dividing us?

 

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4 Responses to Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’, embraces Alinsky, belies America

  1. anson burlingame on July 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Geoff,

    Now this blog is fine with me as it does not try to link Obama to some long term “Alinsky like” plot to achieve political power. This highlights Obama at his “finest” in claiming the that “collective” provided the wealth, not intelligence, hard work and risk taking at the individual level for those that in fact have succeeded.

    That was “bunk” when I was born and is “bunk” today. I was born in 1942 about 4 months after Pearl Harbor. Dad had been a travelling salesman for Palmolive Soap during the later years of the depression but joined the Army before I was born. He served, was injured before going overseas and return to my hometown. He purchased a local insurance agency and remained as such, a one man office for insurance for the rest of his life. He nor my mother had any inherited wealth. The manner in which they lived, a modest, middle class life style was a direct result of their own efforts, period.

    I “graduated” from that life styly after High School, joined the Naval Reserves and ultimately went to college, a government funded college. The government did not GIVE me that education, I instead EARNED the opportunity to give it a shot and then succeeded in my “shot” by graduating and being commissioned in the Navy.

    Did I have “help” along the way. You bet I did. But the help I received was only there because I first “qualified” to get into that highly restrictive college with very tough entry requirements. No, money was not involved at all, it was my past performance that counted, only. And I competed on an equal footing with thousands of other young men around the nation.

    Now for MY kids. Again, a modest, middle class life style on the pay of a Naval Officer with not much at all in terms of inheritance. My wife and I moved all over the country about once every 3 years, I earned my paycheck and we lived strictly within the limits of that paycheck plus setting aside a little each month.

    My kids got into college the same way I did, they EARNED admission to the colleges of their choices by performance in high school, including academics. sports, student leadership and all the other things that count for college admissions. Both were state supported schools and thus my wife and I were able to pay for room, board and tuition for both kids. Anything else they paid for through summer jobs.

    Now both of those “kids”, now middle aged and very accomplished MEN in their respective fields or professions are doing exactly what my parent did and I did, raising their kids to be “the best that they can be”

    Of course that is a “white man’s story”!!! But so what?? Had I been black the same progress could have been available, at least for my kids if not for me. But I also believe that if I had been black and performed in the same way early on, I would have gotten the same shot at a government education that I did as a “white kid”. And for sure by the time my kids reached college ages, their color of skin would have meant nothing in terms of admission to colleges nor would their performance in college have been affected.

    Now anywhere in that “traditional” Burlingame family story, beginning with Dad’s birth in 1907, my birth in 1942, my kids’ births in 65 and 68 and grandkids births between 94 and ’07, be affected by the “collective” of socialism. I am the ONLY one of them that benefited from government “help” but will maintain that I qualified for that help and earned my way through a tough program to sustain my ability to contribute and now benefit in my retirement from that contribution, a benefit that was a conditon of my employment 47 years ago, by the way.

    Ever other Burlingame has “done it on their own” with a helluva lot of family support, encouragement and yes, some ass kicking along the way to “Goddamnit Son, be a MAN” from my father!!!” I may have also “dropped that hint” to my son’s along the way as well!!

    NO “collective” says those kinds of things. They cannot today or they will be sued!!

    But the secret of success characterized above for a middle class group of folks named Burlingame, was MANNING UP to work hard and achieve one’s goals. And it was passed from generation to generation as the path to achieve the American Dream. In fact I can go back 13 generations and show the same “spirit” in my family tree.

    No there are no really rich or famous men in that tree. But the lifeblood of American success, not riches, is all over that tree, since 1649.

    Obama seems to think that all the “fruits” on that tree came from the “collective”!! Horseshit, in my view. Except some of that tree might have been fertilized from horseshit produced from horses that were fed the grain grown by HARD WORKING farmers or horsemen!!!

    Anson

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