Krauthammer Rips Obama’s Business Speech: “Spoken By A Man Who Never Created Or Ran So Much As A Candy Store” (Video)

Charles Krauthammer ripped Barack Obama’s loopy Roanoke speech on business owners.
“Spoken by a man who never created or ran so much as a candy store.”
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  • Truck Monkey

    The only thing that Obama has run is his mouth.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    What do you mean??

    He ran a successful business that sold tens of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels!

  • bg


    DEJA VU, not the first time he’s said that
    (believe he says it at least once a year)..

    [“Some of them are saying to themselves,” Krauthammer argued,
    “‘We just picked the wrong candidate, maybe it should’ve been Hillary
    [Clinton].’” He noted that this allowed them to continue to think that
    “it isn’t that liberalism is wrong, but we just have a lousy leader…
    gave a good speech, but never ran a candy store.” Those that were
    still loyal, he posited, believed “it is all the fault either of acts of God…
    or, of course, of those nasty terrible Republicans who held America
    hostage, held a gun to its head.” With that kind of split, Krauthammer
    predicted, “if the election were held tomorrow, they would be destroyed.”


  • atticcellar

    Obama Sucks! Romney Sucks! Thank you so called conservatives!

  • progressoverpeace

    Krauthammer Rips Obama’s Business Speech: “Spoken By A Man Who Never Created Or Ran So Much As A Candy Store”

    Why didn’t the Kraut speak like this during the 2008 campaign? Why did Kraut continue to claim that the Indonesian Imbecile was “obviously intelligent” (LOL) for years and years? Frankly, I have little use for Krauthammer. He’s always a few years too late, talking about things after they’re already apparent to everyone with even half a brain.

  • Gail

    Atta Boy Charlie! Keep at em!

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  • Flintstone F.

    I’ve always liked Krauthammer (disagree with him some of the time…), but I also like Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

    This is totally on topic (not):

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse will present “indisputable proof” the Obama birth document released by the White House is a forgery, according to the posse’s lead investigator.

    The press conference will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. [Local time will be 2:30 p.m., as Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time].

    That’s tomorrow!

  • gastorgrab

    The roads in the US existed long before government came and seized them through Eminent Domain. And since government doesn’t have any money of it’s own, PRIVATE CITIZENS payed for them.

    Does Obama owe his political success to the roads and bridges? Collectivists like him do not acknowledge the existence of ‘individual excellence’ until they start talking about themselves.

    Was the bad economy really the fault of George W. Bush? Maybe it was the fault of the government safety net……that network of roads and bridges……that workforce of unionized teachers and over-paid government employees that shape the entire existence of everything in the country. How could it be anything else?

    And after dumping literally billions of dollars in our “crumbling infrastructure”, WHY is it still crumbling???? Isn’t government doing it’s job?

  • Teddy

    #5 Do you really think that Krauthammer is talking about the past? Well, if he is, then it’s because dear little Commie Obommie is so hopelessly mired in the PAST glory days of the Kremlin, collective farms, and the Politburo.

    It’s Obama who’s hopelessly out of touch and so old fashioned as to think that the US would want to go backwards into socialism.

    Get ’em Charles. He who comments on what is put before him.

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  • progressoverpeace

    #10 July 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    Teddy commented:

    #5 Do you really think that Krauthammer is talking about the past?

    No. I’m commenting on Kraut having been wrong for so long and now FINALLY coming around. Go back and read what he said about the Dog-Eater during the campaign – when it really counted. Go see what Kraut had to say about Palin, something about staying out of the room – when Palin has been one of the only people actually taking the Indonesian on from the start and saying stuff like what Kraut is now saying.

    Krauthammer is fine … eventually. But you have to wait a long, long time for him to realize what the situation really is and it’s usually too late at that point. So he’s something now that people have been saying for over FOUR years, already. Great … Impressive. It’s been obvious since the beginning that Barky has a room temperature IQ but Krauthammer still hasn’t come around to that. Give him a few more years.

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  • Redwine

    Running a candy store takes as much business acumen as running any other kind of store. The Hammer was too nice to Comrade Barry. Actually, even a 6-year-old has more business sense than he’ll ever have to run a lemonade stand.

  • Sarah

    Love Charles Krauthammer. Damn, that man is smart and quick. Love his dry wit. So worth suffering through listening to Obama for one whole minute to get to CK’s one liner!

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    the point they all seemed to miss is that gov’ts wouldn’t exist without people & companies who pay taxes. ALL politicians (both sides) seem to forget that the gov’t does not “make money” — they just spend ours. Obama says “you didn’t build your business yourself”; I say you (gov’t) didn’t build roads & bridges by yourself. You built them with OUR money.

    In other words, yes, you did build your business yourself — and along the way, you paid for all the infrastructure, schools, etc that Obama is taking credit for.

    It’s one of those statements that seems to make sense until you actually think about it. Radicals have mastered the art of phrasing things to sound believable, even practical, but in fact are anything but.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    #8 FF: OT / Sheriff Joe’s press conference Tuesday

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  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    Ooops, hit enter by mistake before I was done

    I sure hope Sheriff Joe has an actual smoking gun this time. The media et al did a really good job of discrediting him after his last announcement.

  • Kiki

    If you take Obama’s argument and look at the economy and state of this country when he took office, then we can safely say it was his fault as well. Seeing that a persons successful business was because of so may others, then the failure of that persons business was not the individuals fault, but the fault of others. Same as the economy he inherited, it was not bushes fault, it was his and all of the corrupt senators and representatives.

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  • Limousine Barry

    Sure, I never ran a candy store. But, my rich foster parents gave me money to buy weed, booze and coke. That’s my kind of candy!

    Let me be clear, if you’ve got a business you did not build it! Someone else built that! The government built it!

    Take David Axelrod’s Corporation. He did not build it. I did! I hired him and paid him millions upon millions of skimmed tax dollars to set-up Teleprompters, TV cameras and write idiotic talking points! Without me David Axelrod would be nothing… a PBS shill living from pay check to pay check!

    The same thing goes for NBC, CNN and CBS. They did not build their business – the government did! Their TV shows suck! They depend on getting access to me or David Axelrod for their meal ticket and fresh 0bama Talking Points!

    Take all the people on K street peddling influence to politicians. They did not cause their own success – the government in Washington DC did! They are like maggots crawling on a garbage dump for a crumb! You have to realize that most people in the Beltway depend upon the government for a living… like me!

    If you like my grossly dishonest speeches written by David Axelrod’s company – then vote for me! Send me $30.00 before midnight!

    My pig of a bus is running out of fuel and David Axelrod has a new scam to inflict upon my donkey donors. It is the old spam scam. I repeat old talking points and pass the collection plate around. My donks always vote for me. I say milk them for cash! I cannot go into anymore details. My campaign may suck but once I wreck American business with high taxes it will suck worse. Good day.

  • mcc

    OT: See? They’ll getcha whether ya do or ya don’t —

    Fauquier (/fɔːˈkɪər/) County, Virginia has become a new battleground against the sprawl of Washington-style government bullying. Under the guise of business zoning authority, Fauquier is now depriving an agricultural community of its liberty to live the farm life when a little commerce is, and even is not, involved.

    The county, you see, wants to regulate and fine farm residents on grounds of holding pumpkin carvings, birthday parties for little girls, and Boy Scout jamborees.

    Fauquier County is an agricultural community in the beautiful Piedmont mountain region about an hour west of Washington. Its motto is “life as it should be.” To some county bureaucrats and officials, that means “life as we tell you how it should be.”

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  • gastorgrab

    Everything Obama ever acquired, it came via the welfare state. Of course he sees government as the central component of human existence.

    Through his entire life experience, he has become an expert at gaming the social welfare system.

  • CT

    Nothing surprising here except Barack Obama revealed what he thinks. He was a red diaper baby born from a red diaper baby, in other words a pure bred Marxist.

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  • J

    Isn’t this how dictators lay the ground prior to taking over private businesses?

  • ant

    Candy store? What do you expect? Obongo never had the chance… Foreign madrasses don’t have school stores run by the kids.

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  • snap boy

    “I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart” – Obama
    Self-analysis by someone who thinks he’s smart enough to tell other people how to do things he has never – and could never – do himself.

  • lizzy84

    “So if you’ve got a business–you didn’t build that– somebody else made that happen.”

    So says oBama, the post turtle, who’s also described the time he spent working the only private sector job he ever held as a time he ‘felt like a spy behind enemy lines..”
    This guy really hates free enterprise.
    Come on, Mitt– He’s handed you a gift–use it:

  • xkaydet65

    I’m not in the habit of defending Obama but while his entire comment is typically fascistic the specific “You didn’t build that…” comment may have been a result of his inability to speak extemporaneously and his known problems with grammar and conventions. He was talking about roads and bridges and then said “If you own a business (pause) (pause) you didn’t build that…” The “that” refers, I am certain, to “roads and bridges” not “business”. Obama cannot ad lib without gaffes because he cannot think and speak concurrently and he has a well known problem, even in prepared scripts with referants and subject verb agreement. The one error the Romney folks and the Right are making is focusing so much on the individualistic Milton Friedman Ayn Rand view of the world in responding to Obama. The real focus should be on a true conservative notion of local govt vs big govt. Almost all of those govt efforts to aid and protect business listed by Obama are done by local governments. The government closest to the People and over which the People have the most control. Romney could attack Obama’s message on two fronts: the individual’s ability to create economic activity and the need for local government with neither being dominated by the all powerful govt in DC.

  • donh

    Obama’s VA speech proved what people have been saying for the longest time about his communist ideologies….and it has really finally sunk in to a broad number of Americans…Even the people bitterly clinging to the ” first black president ” historical agenda are now accepting the fact Obama’s policy beliefs threaten our way of life.

  • bg
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  • Chris in N.Va.

    Echos of Ozymandias-on-the-Potomac’s one-man take-down (with minor supporting bit-players) of Osama bin Laden abound.

    Just like his pre-and-Senatorial efforts, if realized, would have totally prevented the “eeevil Bush era” intelligent apparatus and teams that were used to eventually track down and take out bin Laden, Ozoneman’s Leftist/Statist/Marxist-socialist worldview would eagerly and immediately gut the Defense budget which, among other things, created this Internet thingie that our benevolent and beneficent “Gummint” is being given credit for providing. DARPA probably would never even have existed if Obamessiah and his crew could finalize their Utopian wet-dream of a “transformed” (and neutered) America.

    Not to mention that this nebulous “American system” he seems suddenly so proud of was primarily created by the private sector operating within an environment that facilitated, not frustrated, a nationwide messy, sometimes-chaotic gaggle of individuals and companies interacting with one another.

    Dang, this “freedom” and “liberty” stuff is a tad hard to tightly control from the Throne of Power. In America, however, that’s not a bug but a primary, defining feature.

    It always rubs despots the wrong way.

  • Slugga

    Charles, have a heart. Running a candy store is not all fun and games.

  • mcc

    Dang! Missed listening to Newt’s advice to Romney on Laura I.’s radio show this AM…

    Heard her say he told her Team Romney was “open to it”…

    Just hoping someone else heard it and tells us if it was wonderful………..

  • Okie Oil Man

    This jag-off claiming the “presidency” couldn’t run a pay toilet
    in a diarrea ward, and make money. The man abhors capitalism
    and free enterprise. He IS the enemy and we’ve seen him !

  • Questionman

    “Attacking business?”” Hadly! I wonder how they define an “attack” on Fox News. But then it is Fox News after all…. So, any suggestion that anyone pay more taxes, in any amount at any time, is an attack? Got it, Fox News… are so clairvoyant….

    Do you think that Chuck’s complete lack of independence might make him a little sensitive? Like maybe that’s the reason he’s so eager to shout about how our CEO class doesn’t depend on anyone else for anything.

    Of course, you racist who thinks they are experts in business will agree with his insult. business wise, they don’t understand what he’s saying!