Wow! Barack Obama: “If You’ve Got a Business – You Didn’t Build That! Somebody Else Made That Happen” (Video)

Barack Obama lectured supporters on economics and entrepreneurship last night in Roanoke, Virginia.
He told the crowd, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Hat Tip Free Republic

Really? Which mentor taught him that?

From the White House website:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, 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 you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

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’ve got a business — 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.

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  • If your busines struggles or fails are those same people going to accept their part of that?

  • Jim

    He still don’t get it.

  • illini guy

    He and Liawatha smoke from same piecepipe…POS

  • Sally

    Is he sane?

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

    Is this clip taken out of context? I for one would like to hear what came before and after this 12 second clip.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    He’s as crazy as a sh_t-house rat.

  • bigkahuna

    So when the lawsuits come…we should forward them to you Barry ?

    I guess you can pay the paychecks and insurance to you prick.

    Barry you f*ck up everything you touch we dont need lectures from a Chicago thug who was a community organiser and stilll isnt qualified to walk dogs.

    Do us all a favor Barry… Go back to Kenya, Hawaii, Chicago or some mudd hut with your family…we dont give a rats @ss just leave this country alone and stop your war on it.

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  • donh

    The ” whats yours is mine ” fascist school of mafia economics….No Mr President you don’t get my work because somebody ” gave ” me education. My education was PAID FOR IN FULL….in propety taxes and tuitions bills.

    Hey Mr Obama…if you got some cotton to pick….somebody else made that happen too…you don’t have a right to be paid…Massa gives you a free shack to live in and a bowl of rice and beans to eat !

  • Brian

    All weekend I have been slaving alone on my new startup. Are u seriously saying my 5th grade math teacher is giving me any help?

    What a JACK@$$

  • snap boy

    So those who don’t own a business or a house or a bank account or a job are still owed?

  • jainphx

    Hey Henry Ford, you didn’t start your business, someone else did.

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  • atticcellar

    Why doesn’t weak Romney attack this communist.. What a joke!

  • donh

    The long term plan is to make slaves of us all….Pretend to pay you with the right hand…Take it all away with the left hand…and when taxation becomes 100% end pay checks all together…. unpaid volunteers…Unpaid interns for life..Government housing a soup kitchens for all……They expects us all to live like their unpaid sacrificial campaign staff of cult believers.

  • Ron

    #5 July 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either commented:

    Is this clip taken out of context? I for one would like to hear what came before and after this 12 second clip.

    See … plus the comments.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/07/14/Obama-Mocks-Rich-You-Didnt-Get-There-On-Your-Own

  • olm

    I do not understand this line of thinking. It is so utterly F’d up.
    I deserve nothing i have because someone else did it for me? WTH?
    It really is time to get this guy out of office before our children start spewing this garbage.
    No wonder kids are so lazy coming out of high school. They are waiting for someone to do it for them.
    I guess it all comes from Obama’s stash.

  • Perfected democrat

    #5, in this case, the context is accurate, with his next (paragraph) line from the W.H. website:

    “The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.”

    Bozo is just blathering in circles to his adoring cult in almost daily traveling speeches on his snake oil circuit. He’s hardly doing his job these days, he’s spending a lot of time campaigning, or in between he is traveling from stop to stop, and/or planning for speeches and strategy. Being the POTUS is just a part-time job for this jerk, and when he is working, he comes off more like a European socialist, U.N. Secretary General. Judicial Watch is a great cause! http://www.judicialwatch.org/

  • workingclass artist

    Obama doesn’t have a clue about Americans..not a single clue

  • atticcellar

    Romney was selected by the same powers that chose Obama.. Builderberger, Trilateral, Soro’s, NWO, Rothschild bankster scum.. WE NEED A REAL CHOICE.. THEN WE MUST WRITE THEM IN! Somebody who is not in their fray. In their face resistance is all they will understand.. We can not accept any more of the “best of two evils” argument!

  • Doug Glatt

    It’s still unclear to me whether this clown is really this anti-American, whether he is clueless, or is just spouting this crap to keep the votes from his commie base. Any way you look at it, it’s disgusting.

  • Flintstone F.

    Why does he not think that business owners give back? They employ people and buy things. Successful business means consumers are happy. It’s the cycle of life in the capitalist world, it’s not a pollutant (oops, that’s about CO2).

    Why is anyone surprised? He’s had everything handed to him. Guess he thought that’s how it works.

    Where’s that purple crayon story? He really thinks some business fairy built everything and some white guy just found it laying on the ground. “Oh dude look. A box of business, let’s take it.”

    Insane, desperate, disoriented, dumb. And I’m being polite.

  • donh

    Obama thinks this way because his whole life has been fabricated by other people. He is terrified of being ” on your own “. His whole existance perishes if he does not have other people bailing him out and covering up his lies and failures.

  • TJexcite

    The only differences between Obama and Vladimir Lenin was the enemy and lack of prompter. One was rich Russian nobility and one just rich.

  • Zhytamyr

    Dear Obama- Get bent. By all means amp your crap up and start to use the 450 million .40 cal SW DHS just bought on the bitter clingers. Many of us are eager to get to march down Pennsylvania Ave after all this shakes out.

  • Gadfly

    Daft. The guy is daft!

  • Highlander

    We all have people in our life to thank … from our parents, to our teachers, to our friends and neighbors, and the generations of people who came before us. Nobody would argue with that. We’ve built a wonderful country here, working together and applying our collective knowledge and energy toward a common goal. But the people who work HARDER, and work SMARTER, and work LONGER are ultimately more successful, and deserve to reap the rewards for their efforts. Obama is playing the class warfare card (as usual) and trying to propagate the myth that anyone who’s successful and wealthy did it on the backs of other people. Coming from someone who has never started or owned a business, and has an obvious contempt for anyone who has, a statement like that is laughable.

    Every time Obama opens his mouth, he reveals a little more of his inner self. Can we call him a Socialist NOW?

  • Flintstone F.

    #21 Dough Glatt

    Yes. He’s a clueless anti-American clown spewing crap to get votes.

  • Indiana

    He’s the biggest POS I can think of……and he’s POTUS! The man has just plain freaked…..we are now seeing the REAL OBAMA….AND HIS SOCIOPATHY. This man is starting to resemble Charlie Manson or Jim Jones……Obama and his little circle are building a cult!

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

    thanks for the context & links!

  • Highlander

    The more I think about that statement, the angrier I get. If the people of this country don’t come out in droves in November to toss this POS out of office, I’m going to be VERY disappointed.

  • Patty

    ot

    HILLARY MEETS THE BROTHERHOOD

    Clinton to Egypt’s Morsi: Find way out of crisis

    “Things change (at) kind of warp speed,” Clinton told Morsi as they began their meeting.

    Clinton and Morsi didn’t shake hands, at least when they first appeared before reporters – a subject of much speculation because of Morsi’s Muslim faith. But the president shook hands with Clinton and the entire U.S. delegation behind closed doors, according to a U.S. official.

    The president, speaking in English, said, “We are very, very keen to meet you and happy that you are here.” Clinton and Morsi were seated perpendicular to one another, the American on a sofa and the Egyptian on a chair.

    Morsi is in a showdown with the generals since at least ceremonially gaining power on June 30. Right before his inauguration, the generals retained stripped him of many powers and kept them for themselves.{..}

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120714/DA00T3703.html

  • dnb

    It stands to reason then that we should all be rich, because we all had teachers, and drove on roads, and talked to Officer Friendly, etc. Of course, some of us have been blessed with more smarts, or commonsense, or ability, or maybe just work a little harder or longer, but no, that’s not a reason to get ahead.

  • Goatroper

    And he knows about starting a business because . . . ?

  • Redwine

    His Marxism is showing. BTW – Marx also lived by mooching off others. He couldn’t move an inch, couldn’t have pushed his idiotic, utopian theories, without money from sycophant Engels’ rich father.

    Emperor Narcissus Barry Hussein, that miserable woman Mooch Antoinette, Gaffetasticus Biden and whole rotten lot of them are takers, utopians, sucking off the system, despoilers of the greatness, pioneer spirit and ingenuity that built and that is America. Worse, they are turning Americans into a nation of takers with food stamps, free cell phones and air conditioners and entitlements galore. They are pumping the illegal and nefarious dregs through our erased borders to imprison and enslave the rest of us.

    We must get every single person on our side, every real American, every legal body and convince the fence-sitters to register and vote for Romney. Our lives and the lives of our children depend on it.

  • Economan

    Now keep in mind, this is the same lunatic who’s responsible for the nations’ fiscal policy.

    And he wonders why our economy is in the tank.

  • I had a small business, and what was I supposed to think that if it wasn’t for the people who owned the plastic bag company that I went to, who was also owned by a small business person(s), and sold me the plastic bags I needed to put my product in when I sold one of my products, that I may not have made it? That the Elizabeth Warren therory that if it hadn’t been for all those taxes that other people paid I might not have been able to deliver my product to my customers because it wouldn’t have had a road for the mail truck to drive down to the town where my customer lives, and I might not have succeeded if it hadn’t been for all those other people who paid the taxes that had the road built?

    That if it hadn’t been for some guy to have woke up one morning and decided to be a postman to deliver my product I might not have had any way to get my product to my customer’s, and I may have had to deliver them myself, or the customer would have had to take a few days off from his job to come get the product he bought, and my business would have failed?

    What kind of twisted way of looking at things do these people have. What kind of Communist way, some kind of Saul Alinsky way of looking at things, that I have to give everyone else who is in between my business and my customers is the reason why I’m successful, and for no other reason, like I figured out how to get my product to my customers with as few of those people’s contribution in getting my customers their purchase as possible, and in good enough condition when it got there as possible because it wasn’t hauled around in the back of a wooden wagon being drawn by horses, but on concrete roadways in the back of a mail truck instead?

    Like I don’t think about how a pencil was made every time I think about what it took for a man to be successful in this country and that’s some kind of big sin to Obama and everyone else who think like he does, like Elizabeth Warren and her crowd? Ohhhhh, forgive me for not being so damn PC!

  • Rhoda R

    Does Odumber think that businesses don’t pay taxes?

  • Sasja

    Mercy. Now I have a headache.

    Gee and I thought all those long hours, scraping together enough capital to start our business, at times not paying ourselves so as to pay our employees. And those taxes we paid for the roads and bridges must have been borne by someone else as well.

    Someone tell me how I can get ahold of that “someone else” because he, or she, failed to show when we were not “getting there on our own.”

  • CV1

    I guess Thomas Edison was as great as I thought he was.

    I guess all of the baseball players in the MLB Hall of Fame got there purely because of their coaches, teachers, friends, etc.

    Surely, Bill Gates foresight and talent did not impact his success as much as the people who built his house, produced the food that nourished his body, and printed the books that he read.

    Obama’s approach to things is completely un-American. Anyone is warped who denies that this man is a socialist.

  • mcc

    Oh, I’ll tell you what I think he wants his audience to hear:

    That business you little people are working for — it’s really YOU who made it happen. The guy who had the idea to create it OWES YOU BIG TIME.

    Or better yet, it’s the never-too-big, magnificent wonder of our world – next out of his mouth:

    Government[!] research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

    Always remember:

    BUSINESSES: bad (“make money”).

    GOVERNMENT: good (“created”).

  • CV1

    Opps!

    I guess Thomas Edison was NOT as great as I thought he was.

  • CV1

    Oops!

  • Chicken Woman

    My husband and I have a small business selling chickens. Do you mean to tell me that without the kid I hire once a month to clean the barn, I would have never been able to have start this business? I guess without the customers there would be no business. Really I don’t think anyone else started this farm but us.

  • bg

    ++

    this is his pity me stage..

    soon we can start counting the dead bodies..

    ==

  • Patty

    Unrelenting Obama jabs at Romney’s job record

    Obama spoke to about 900 people in Glen Allen, arriving in a downpour. He eschewed a rain jacket or umbrella and apologized to the women for their ruined hairdos.

    “We’re gonna have to treat everybody to a salon visit after this” he quipped.

    Later, as the rain continued without letup, he appealed for time to make one more point.

    “Everybody’s wet anyway” he said. “So it doesn’t matter. It’s too late. Those hairdos are all gone. ”

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120715/DA0112KG1.html
    ___________________

    Oh, haaair no! I can’t beweave she’s wearing that!

    http://cdn3.nowaygirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/845ce928caaf11e1bf3412313812_7-550×550.jpg {PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN’T WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. HARD TO TELL WITH ELIZABETH, ooopppp!! I MEAN OBAMA

    _________________________

    Personally, when will this election get to the dire problems we are facing and some real solutions and just for fun a little mentioning of Obama debt, jobless in America, seriously of national security!!

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    July 14, 2012

    Gutsy Taiwan to mainland China: In your face

    [The U.S. is obliged to come to Taiwan’s assistance should it be attacked.
    In addition, the U.S. recently announced that it was putting more naval
    assets in the region of the South China Sea, which Beijing claims to be its
    area of influence and wants foreign navies to stay out.

    The U.S. has undertaken to press the issue of freedom of navigation,
    as has India, which similarly is moving more naval assets into the South
    China Sea as it assists Vietnam in exploring for maritime resources under
    the sea.]

    speaking of seas, here’s a little reminder.. 🙁

    ==

  • Dan

    You know why there are a bunch of hard working people out there, because that is what you do to keep your job…work hard, no matter what it is.

    You know why he thinks that someone else has to make you succsessful?…because he’s a politician and that is certainly how politcians become successful…that is all he knows.

  • dwd

    It will really be enjoyable watching Obama concede.

  • Patty

    OT

    Bad economy dampens enthusiasm among black voters…

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/237885-obama-revs-up-black-outreach

    Youth Vote May Stay Home November

    http://freebeacon.com/youth-vote-may-stay-home-november/

    Can anyone guess what, hint: Obama isn’t helping. Obama hasn’t anymore to give but relentless attacks on Romney and Bain. When will the two get to some solutions and stop, well, Obama isn’t letting up but I am hoping Romney will start giving us a plan for our future and that of our kids.

  • Patty

    Honey, I Shrunk Obama
    Column: Four years have miniaturized Obama’s appeal, plans, and rhetoric

    view image here: http://s4.freebeacon.com/up/2012/07/Obama2-540×308.png

    The White House took desperate pains to note that the president talked to an “overflow crowd.” What it did not mention was that an overflow crowd in a community college gym could not fill the seats in, say, the OSU stadium. There was a time when Obama regaled audiences of 30,000, 75,000, 80,000 people. Now he speaks to true believers at high schools. By the end of the campaign he may well find himself, like Spinal Tap, playing to a threadbare crowd at Themeland Amusement Park in Stockton, California (a city which, fittingly enough, is bankrupt). The sign outside: “PUPPET SHOW AND PRESIDENT OBAMA.”

    http://s2.freebeacon.com/up/2012/07/puppet-show.png {VIEW THIS, 😆

    This is no joke. Our incumbent’s appeal, grandeur, resources, and power have all steadily withered, like slowly deflating balloons. It was four years ago next Thursday, after all, when Obama landed in Afghanistan on the opening leg of his world tour. His perceived inability to do wrong, the effortlessness with which he glided over the political scene, was captured well before an audience of troops in Kuwait, when he hit nothing but net from behind the three-point line. Meetings in Iraq with General Petraeus and Nuri al-Maliki showed Obama to be informed, diplomatic, and assured. He visited Israel (and has not returned). Then he landed in Germany, where he told up to 100,000 Berliners that, as a “fellow citizen of the world,” “This is our moment; this is our time.”{…}

    http://freebeacon.com/honey-i-shrunk-obama/

  • the people that run successful businesses know this. that is why they pay salaries. this is just another excuse for confiscating the income of the american workers by the american politicans.

    in the country that was created by our founding fathers the politicans were suppose to work for the people, the people weren’t suppose to work for the politicans. we have allowed the ruling class to change that. if we want to regain our freedom we have to take back our right to the fruits of our labor. without that right we have no liberty.

  • Patty

    Example:

    I paint and I have no one doing the painting for me. I alone have a business and I alone make money, no help from Obama other than more taxes and more hard times worried about what he will do next.

  • donh

    And while Obama is at WAR to succeed the 150 year old communist revolution….We have Thurston Howell the 4th… kicking back on his lakeside lawn chair…> http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/ap_mitt_romney_poolside_New_Hampshire_jt_120714_wblog.jpg

    Taking off WEDNESDAY-TEUSDAY…..after just taking a 4th of July WEEK long vacation….His one speech between breaks ….an ill advised appearance at the NAACP followed by a failed Rice led trial baloon lurching back to George Bush …. Phoning in a few interviews, whining for an apology, and refusing to gather up some more tax documents to dump and blunt Obama’s attack.

  • Patty

    Wow, really Obama, you said that.

    Obama is not attacking Romney, or is he? Is it American ingenuity? Our accomplishments aren’t ours? They belong to whom, Obama? YOU?

    My life was just great until Obama gave me acid reflux.

  • atticcellar

    #54; You are 100% correct.. It’s the old left vs right lie.. Those who think Romney will reverse Obama care are dillusional. They refuse to acknowlege the fact that Romney wrote Obamacare/Romneycare.. He will not seal the border just as GWB or B Clinton did not seal the border.. They are simply obeying orders from the elite NWO masters.. It appears to me that he is not even seriously running for office.. When and if he seriously disscusses these issues, I may change my mind about him but as for now I am repulsed by them both!

  • bigkahuna

    Last time I checked King Obama…The people that chose to take the jobs they did to build the roads or teach or build bridges or design them etc etc etc were PAID to do so and the various people all paid taxes as did the businesses (except for those illegals you grant amnesty to).

    Those that chose to start businesses and put in many extra hours of blood , sweat and tears dared to make more than the people they hired. I know this is a foreign concept to you f*cking idiot.

    Romney in the first debate needs to ask this clusterf*ck if he ever plans to stop the class warfae garbage and act like this is America? Then tell him when he is a citizen again in January…to gather all his and his buddies monies together and start a solar panel company, a windmill company and a electric car company and hire all the people he can at union wages , full health benefits, you can do it without evil subsidies, and tax breaks and you can be sure to pay your fair shair of taxes with all your profits. Be sure to invest all your money since it will surely be a huge success.

  • Dan

    At times Obama has shown arogance.

  • conservative cookie

    So, by his logic the “private sector”, which is not doing”well”, is not his responsiblity but the fault of those evil bridges, infrastructure, and what ATMs? Maybe, the private sector is just being spiteful, to him during his relection year, because it is not so successful since he took over as POTUS? The collective theory has failed, in every country, in which it was forced upon its people. I will be very concerned, for American citizens, if this individual is relected another four years.

  • Dan

    And at other times I’ve shown that I can’t spell.

  • frank smith

    This F’n idiot needs to move on!

  • Patty

    Obama Mocks Rich: ‘You Didn’t Get There On Your Own’

    But this is the answer to the puzzle. This new time is not for the hard working Americans in Obama land. Are the days of working hard and getting rich gone. No, they aren’t and Obama can harp and harp on the Rich of this nation forever. But no one but no one, not even Obama will take away the real creators, inventors, business minds and those who have saved and worked hard for their money. This man is literally destroying HOPE.

    HOPE AND CHANGE WAS HIS SLOGAN AND HE HAS CHANGED AMERICA FOR THE WORSE. BUT “HOPE” HE WILL NEVER TOUCH THAT IN THE LIVES OF AMERICANS. NEVER!!

  • MVH

    He can’t be serious. Really?

    So someone puts up cash, time, and effort to start up a business. They put in way more time in building up the business than any community organizer will ever spend rabble rousing. After a couple of years the business starts to see a profit, and hires a few more people, and the business person had nothing to do with the building of it? “Sombody else made that happen?” That from someone who never even pushed the register pad at a McDonald’s, much less manage one?

    Typical ignorant Leftist understanding of business and economics. Obama must’ve been “chooming” during basic economics.

  • Patty

    His donors are stinking rich. Who help them to shovel out their donations.

    The President’s Never-Ending Campaign for Cash

    HIS BILLIONAIRES

    My neighborhood has become a cash machine for the Obama re-election campaign.

    http://billmoyers.com/2012/06/18/the-president%E2%80%99s-never-ending-campaign-for-cash/

    […]
    Barack Obama, the gas-guzzling limousine liberal

    Michelle Obama’s apocryphal lingerie shopping binge

    After Obama’s attempt to reassure the public about the economic recovery fell flat Thursday [6/14/2012], he jetted off to a celebrity fundraiser in Manhattan hosted by Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker — and the contrast could not have been more tone-deaf. As AP reports, Obama seemed to temporarily abandon his middle class warrior routine, telling the $40,000-a-plate dinner guests that they were the “ultimate arbiter” of the country’s future.

    Obama attends fundraising events in Maryland. President Barack Obama swung through Baltimore on Tuesday [6/12/2012] for a trio of fundraisers intended to energize the deep-pocketed donors his campaign will need to compete amid the onslaught of money flowing into this year’s presidential election. […] About 100 people attended the first fundraiser, which cost between $10,000 and $50,000 apiece.

    Only in America…• Only in America could the President talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
    • Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal work force is black while 12% of the population is black.
    • Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, both turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.[…]

    Obama on Why Michelle Was a Working Mom (at $316K Per Year). Speaking Friday [4/6/2012] at what the administration called “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy,” President Barack Obama said that after his two daughters were born, he and his wife — both Harvard Law School graduates — could not afford the “luxury” of having her stay home with the children. In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were earning a combined annual income of $479,062.

    http://www.akdart.com/lib6.html

    liar and theft

  • Patty

    Obama looks so desperate and so foolish. And I cannot afford another four years of his telling us how we aren’t inapt or incapable.

  • StrangernFiction

    Imagine if this freak actually faced some real push back. That would be something to see.

  • Rightdawg

    Obama is a collectivist Marxist. You may think he is dumb, but he is not. His is a calculating demagogue appealing to the emotions of millions of downtrodden voters. He is trying to rev up his base to turn out in force for the election. His statements sound moronic to the educated, but he is not playing to the educated. He is playing to his minions. And, there are tens and millions of those minions who will go to the polls on his behalf. Obama knows he can win the election with this strategy. The fact that Obama’s crap has so much traction is scary for this country. Enough on Obama, he will do what he will do.

    The bigger issue is the pathetic nature of Romney’s campaign. Romney is frighteningly behind in his messaging. All Romney’s campaign can muster are responses to Obama’s fraudulent attacks. Obama attacks, and Romney responds after the damage is done. That’s all Romney’s got. He is unable to get in front of the message and drive the debate. His strategy and delivery are weak and he is not setting the context of political discourse. Obama is blabing, Romney is responding, and the cycle continues. Romney is unable to break out of this downward spiral of negativity and set the tone and topics of discussion. This will be his undoing in the election, as distasteful as Obama is.

    Romney needs new campaign leadership and a new campaign strategy. I don’t buy the line that “he is just starting his national campaign.” The same issues plagued him in the Republican primary.

    And the other factor that nobody is talking about is Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. He seems to be grabbing about 5% of the vote in most polls. That 5% margin could kill Romney in November. And the wildcard, where will Ron Paul’s voters go? They may jump to Gary Johnson, not Romney, which will all but guarantee Obama’s election since the race will be tight.

    Romney is in big trouble and he does not realize it:
    1. Romney is unable to establish the tone and direction of the debate
    2. Romney’s campaign is weak and entirely reactive, not proactive
    3. Gary Johnson and Ron Paul many siphon incredibly valuable votes

    I am trying to stay positive and hopeful that Romney will win in November, but the more I see of this guy, the more I feel that he will lose. Obama is a sitting duck crying to be defeated, but Romney cannot capitalize. Romney is not tough enough to take the fight to Obama, and seems to be living in a fantasy world of political civility.

    Obama knows what he is doing, despite how dumb it sounds to his detractors. The problem is that Romney does not know what he is doing. Politics is warfare and hand-to-hand combat. Obama is bringing napalm, Romney is bringing bean bags. In politics, it often does not matter who is “right” on the issues, especially when you have a candidate like Romney who can’t seem to make his case with national traction.

    Romney, get tough, reset the political discourse to the issues that matter, lead on these issues with convincing narrative about how you will be different and more effective than Obama, make Obama look small and unworthy of the Presidency. Otherwise, start writing your concession speech.

  • Dan

    Hylander should start being “very dissapointed ” now because I truley believe that this group has the power, the underground backing, the thugs, etc…to easily MAKE this election happen. And, i believe half (or all) his flunkies have no clue…

  • Valerie

    Can we just call him stupid and be done with it?

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

    everything he does is political. This has nothing to do with business or arrogance etc. He’s just teeing up to take another shot at Romney, who I’m sure will be accused of making all his money off the backs of others.

    The Dems are running an ad right now in Ohio I think that features a guy who was laid off in a Bain reorganization; at the end he says something like: “we lost our jobs, and Romney made $100million.” The ad is apparently working, and this clip/speech plays right into the narrative. Watch for variations of the theme in Dem talking points all week long.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

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

    Only an idiot with NO private sector experience would put such blatant ignorance on display like that and not realize it.

  • atticcellar

    With over 51% of the US population on some form of government assistance.. WE ARE SCREWED!

  • Penny

    No one taught me my skills that I used to make money. They were a God given gift. I taught myself to sew, paint and sculpt. I started a business with those skills with money I made doing other things I was able to do with no help from anyone.

    As a woman back many years ago I could not get a government small business loan. So he can eat his words! The government did nothing to help me start my small businesses over the years or help me run my business. All they did was take their cut of what I struggled to make along the way.

    I worked to pay my *high school* tuition too, not college, but high school. No one gave that to me. Some of us were taught a very strong work ethic. It has served me well.

    I put my artistic skills aside for almost a decade to become a foster parent and when I became disabled, truly disabled, I was not eligible for SSDI because you don”t get work credits for helping care for children that are thrown away by society. So the government again was not there for me as they are for everyone lining up today for all the “free stuff” who have never worked and paid into SS but still manage to get on the gravy train anyway.

    President Obama needs to get off his high horse because he has no clue how some of us out here are struggling, many times because of his policies, and making our own way.

    Some of us really do, “do it on our own” and if he ever had to start a business to survive without someone paying his way he’d understand that!

  • What an arrogant a$$. Talking to Americans face-to-face, many of whom have put in 100 hours a week to build a business, and he says this. The man is an arrogant dictator wannabe. God help us in November.

  • Robert

    #67 Rightdawg

    Romney is living in a fantasy world of political civility.

    That’s the best description I’ve heard of the situation.

  • Where were these other guys when I went back to college with my wife and kids living at poverty level for 6 more years. If I had know I would have called and ate at their house. Could have divided up those 60 hour weeks. After starting my business I would not have felt nearly as much pressure knowing they would be there when the law suit came or the income did not match the expenses. And would be happy to share the tax bills on EVERYTHING. They probably could have taken a turn at telling someone they had to let them go for stealing from the business. They may have made better choices at hiring. Could have used that if I had known how to contact them.

    Wow, for someone who has never been responsible for a business he sure knows a lot.

  • Robert

    As for Obama, the taxes that paid for the infrastructures he cites were paid by the private sector of the time, like the private sector today that he wages war against constantly.

    And his government sector compared to that government sector is a bloated bureaucracy that literally cannot get out of its own way, nor that of the private sector trying to succeed in spite of him.

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

    Obama is not stupid; he’s not well informed on the issues because he doesn’t care about the issues. His job is to push the radical agenda. If you think he says stuff like this because he’s stupid, you do so at your own peril.

    I posted this earlier, but I will post it again:

    Stanley Kurtz in an in-depth interview about Obama in 2010 talks about how he thinks Obama will start using class warfare as a means to get Americans (even moderates & independents) to embrace his socialist ideals (that’s near the end of the video at about the 34 minute mark).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IlGD2OABJE&feature=player_embedded

  • Indiana

    I can’t wait for the day to see this psycho standing on the corner….hawking his BS while covered in PI$$.

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  • StrangernFiction

    Obama may well be ignorant, but he is not stupid. I think a lot of people resort to calling him this because they can’t face the very ugly truth about this guy.

  • rolling thunder

    In Obama’s world, where his first autobiography was largely the work of his good buddy Bill Ayers, his statement is perfectly logical.

  • I am so mad I could spit. 12 years ago I paid for my own education in order to launch my company. I have created a need for my service, then filled that need. I hire my own help and pay them with my profits. I pay for my own vehicles, tools, equipment, advertizing and continuing education. The only ones I owe a thank-you to are my wife (for hanging with me) and the clients that hire me. No, I am not “rich” but I am successful.

  • RoadKill

    AMERICANS! Can you believe it, Americans elected this stupid nutty SOB as President of their country!!!

    APPALLING the total asinine comments that keep falling out of his face! Is this idiot on drugs?

    BASICALLY, what he’s saying is that anything anyone claims as ‘THEIRS’ actually belongs to everyone else! AND, who is going to divide the spoils? The government – of course!

    Hmmm…where have I heard that before? OH, South Africa, where they’re killing white farmers and handing over the farms to store clerks and taxi drivers! Another great plan fermented out of the sewer of racism.

  • bobbymike

    I really cannot take it anymore. This man is the PRESIDENT!!!!!!! are you kidding me. American how did this happen. Even today he should be at ten percent in the polls.

    I truly cannot listen to him and think this is the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, which I guess when he is done it won’t be anymore.

  • Militant conservative

    He’s a muffin plain and simple.

    O.K. A socialist muffin.

    He’s bad for America.

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  • Militant conservative

    atticcellar

    Seriously son you have not a

    Clue. A Ron Paul goober are

    U. A vote for anyone else is a

    vote for tyranny (Obama cuz

    Your to stupid to figure it

    out).

  • kato

    How did a person this stupid ever become the president of the United States?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I have created a need for my service, then filled that need. I hire my own help and pay them with my profits. I pay for my own vehicles, tools, equipment, advertizing and continuing education.

    Always remember: According to Obie, someone else made that happen. It wasn’t you.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    How did a person this stupid ever become the president of the United States?

    Answer: Voters similar in mind.

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  • Flintstone F.

    #88 Kato

    the Dominant Liberal Establishment Media covered for him. They Knew Ayers wrote his book back in 2006 and said nothing.

  • Militant conservative

    Ahh, Roadkill

    You have stumbled upon the

    True nature of socialists.

    Take from others to equalize

    Outcome. Duh, some of us are blessed with more intellect and drive than the retard democrats. Sorry but many of you are only qualified to ask “do you want fries with that”. Many others can’t function without a guiding hand. Many functioning ignorant watch the view.
    Gawd, these ignorant people
    Will be the death of me.
    But not after a fight.
    Course they are unprepared
    Due to prior handicaps.
    Power is dry.

  • Perfected democrat

    According to the latest polls I noticed, 50%, a lot of inmates running the store…

  • Limousine Barry

    I had a wealthy family who worked in banking paying my bills. I did not make that happen. Somebody else made that happen.

    I went to Harvard Law School. I didn’t make that happen. The Saudis who donated $20,000,000.00 to Harvard made that happen.

    I have never had a real job in my life and I have never had pay any payroll taxes. I didn’t make that happen. George Soros made it happen.

    Let me be clear, if you are a Taxpayer – you did not do that! Somebody else made that happen.

    My words may see like lies – but just give me four more years to repeat those lies. Sure, I have lied to you in the past and I will lie to you in the future! Let me be frank.

    If you’ve got a business I will wreck it. If you create jobs I will kill those jobs. If you have an energy exploration business I will destroy it. If have an electric company I will bankrupt it!

    If you drive a car on a highway you didn’t build the highway. Other companies provided the paving machinery; the cement and engineers to build that highway. My government just provided the Over-Head Expense, the Red-Tape and I got rich! It’s a good swindle!

    You did not build the Internet – university researchers funded by your tax dollars did! You did not build the routers. Cisco Corporation did!

    You did not build the iphone Apple corporation did! You did not build Twitter – someone else did! The internet belongs to me!

    My point is that I and my government cronies lay claim to building everything you own – or your tax dollars. So, I can wreck everything you own! I am the president and king of this country. Give me your medical records and your money. Case closed!

    My enormous pig of a bus, which some company built, is running low on fuel and David Axelrod and a new set of lies to scam my idiot donors. I cannot go into specifics at this time. My campaign my be a smelly pile of lies but if I keep repeating those lies my campaign will really suck! Good day.

  • SpideyTerry

    But remember, it’s Romney that isn’t qualified to deal with economic matters. *rolls eyes*

  • Dale

    Who is this mythical person who has been putting in 80+ hours a week for 6 years, taking all the risk, shouldering all the liability in my small business? Gee… all this time I thought I was doing all those things (and more). Maybe I should have just phoned it in and let “them” do it for me.

  • James

    man he’s sad…..and what is sadder you hear people agreeing with him in the background

  • Pleasance

    “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Music to my ears – ‘Somebody Else’ can head out the door at 6 AM and do the rounds whilst I head back to bed.
    Obama doesn’t know WTF he is talking about. I devised the idea, I funded it, I work odd and long hours, I pay the bloody taxes, and a Harvard twit has the nerve to say it is due to “Somebody Else”?
    Now I’m got the door to do “Somebody Else” job …………………. They didn’t show up.

  • lynno

    oh my god it’s been 12 years started our small business with no help, this guy does not know what we are built on. commie,marxist,liars what a joke, how dare hes says that, community oraganizor, please save us from this guy anybody but obama, he will go in history as the first commie in the white house , who cares if he was black. 2012 can’t come soon enough god save save us

  • w3bgrrl

    A deeply insightful look at the psyche of a man who pretty much coasted his way into the highest office of the land. After all, he didn’t write his autobiography. Somebody else did.

    Not only is he a blank slate onto which people can project their hopes and dreams. He projects his self-loathing onto us.

  • radioone

    Highlander said: “Obama is playing the class warfare card (as usual) and trying to propagate the myth that anyone who’s successful and wealthy did it on the backs of other people.”

    The end-game for Obama would be not only a redistribution of money, through taxation, to the “moochers and looters” but also the forced redistribution of any profits by a company to the employees, because they did the grunt work. Just because You had an idea, put your future on the line, worked 80 hours a week in the beginning and finally got big enough to hire people, at that point it makes no difference. You, should be “fair”. Then, under the umbrella of “Social Justice”, the government will determine what is “fair”. This pitch is further Left than the “European Model”.

  • Granny

    You know, the fool might actually believe this. After all, HE has never once put in the work and sweat and tears to make something happen. Somebody else pulled the strings that got him into colleges, he skated through because of the color of his skin, somebody else wrote his books, and so on, right up to the present day.

    Virtually all of our president’s have started their day with national security briefings at the crack of dawn and have gone non-stop about the business of governing after that well into the evening. Not so this clown. He doesn’t bother to show up to the Oval office till 9:30 in the morning and is done and out on the links right after lunch. On the days that he bothers to work at all.

    Whoever it is doing all the many things that our presidents do at the present time, it isn’t Obama, so perhaps this is just the way he perceives things – somebody else makes it happen.

  • Greg

    WTF is playing totally unaffected by facts…..I listened to the clip and he was proud to have cut the deficit by 2 trillion…..As long as he is allowed to be the the biggest liar he will control the agenda. Thats his real issue with bain capital. He is desperate to show that every one lies as much as he….Where’s Joe Wilson

    Nead a new reality show…..who is a big liar

  • Hobbitually conservative

    He knows what he is saying is not true. He needs the simple minded to think it’s true.

  • mike nash

    People, he is ignorant and he is stupid. He has no skills. We really don’t know if he actually went to college or graduated. He is part of an international movement to destroy the United States. Everything that comes out of his mouth is part of the script that someone else wrote for him. He is the punk of all punks. And stop calling him a radical liberal, he is a COMMUNIST! A RACIST COMMUNIST! No one will say it, and he will probably win in november. You can’t make it up. And our days of being able to make a post like this are numbered. Think how many idiot white people will vote for this agenda 21 racist fool. Sorry I have to throw up now.

  • RickS

    An utterly clueless and small man. Who in their right mind would have voted for this punk? Heaven help us if we can’t get rid of him in Nov.

  • aine

    “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.”

    That sounds like Obamacode for “an imminent government take-over…”

  • chuck in st paul

    We can haz all your money. It belong us cuz u did nothing.

  • bg

    ++

    “If You’ve Got a Business –

    You Didn’t Build That!

    Somebody Else Made That Happen”

    please, allow me to translate that for you:

    if corporations are people, then people are corporations too..

    hmmm, hmmm, hmmm..

    ==

  • Truthsayer

    Not sure what you are trying to say here Mr. Hoft. I saw the original live broadcast + went to YouTube and watched it again. Is he wrong? Businesses DID build the roads and bridges they depend upon for their daily commerce?

  • We are witnessing the making of a deranged dictator – and we had better throw him the hell out of office in November.

  • Indiana

    If we just ignore this little POS……will he go away?

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  • bg

    ++

    re: Patty #32 July 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Hillary tied to new Muslim Brotherhood president (#36)

    [Saleha Mahmood Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton’s chief
    of staff, reportedly served in the women’s division of the Muslim
    Brotherhood alongside the wife of Egypt’s new president, the
    Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.]

    more (#34)

    [“People here are against the United States helping Ennahda,”
    a journalist told Totten. “All Americans who come here are against
    the Islamists, but the American government is supporting them.
    I wish we had a good, modern, respectful Islamic party. I’m a Muslim
    and I’m proud of it, but I’m not proud of this party.”]

    [“I consider the Brotherhood to be a threat to Egypt,” said one of
    the eight, prize-winning novelist Gamal el-Ghetani. “We are living a
    moment that may be similar to (Adolf) Hitler’s rise to power.”
    ]

    ==

  • mcc

    A whiff of the Liar-in-Chief —

    Yet even as Obama stood giving high sounding words to a “free and open Internet” and scolding other nations that have oppressive controls on Internet access for their own citizens, Barack Obama’s own government has itself been quietly making plans to take over the Internet from private companies.

    Obama’s Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Julius Genachowski, has been angling to use telephone regulations from the 1930s to try and take over full control of the Internet.

    One wonders how Obama can have the gall to claim that he wants a “free and open” Internet when he is trying to take control of it himself? How long would the Internet stay “free and open” once the federal government takes hold of it and begins to decide what will be allowed and not allowed over it’s infrastructure?

    As always, Barack Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth claiming all at once that he is for open access, and promoting new technologies and businesses while at the same time making plans for Bi[g] Government to control it all from Washington.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/28227

    =============================================
    Smell alot like BO?

    http://ireporters.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/history-and-ideology-of-the-communist-party-usa-or-the-roots-of-president-obamas-liberal-agenda/

  • Pleasance

    #112 July 15, 2012 at 8:29 am
    Truthsayer commented:
    Not sure what you are trying to say here Mr. Hoft. I saw the original live broadcast + went to YouTube and watched it again. Is he wrong? Businesses DID build the roads and bridges they depend upon for their daily commerce?

    Why don’t you comment once you graduate from High School. We are NOT talking about day labourer jobs which seems to be the level Obama relates best to.

  • Patty

    [..]He is the stock market’s worst nightmare, he is way too friendly with the Muslims and the homosexuals and the abortionists, and apparently his America-hating pastor — whose “church” he attended for 20 years — filled him with shame and disrespect for the United States. Now it appears that President Obama has the complete “transformation” of America as his goal, but to me that means he has the utmost contempt for capitalism, Christianity and America’s traditional values, because he wants to change everything. His actions and words have already verified this.[..]

    Is Barack Obama the “Enemy from Within”? President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim! There, I said it. Now I will back it up with the facts to prove it. This can no longer be a matter of conjecture. There simply is too much evidence. On the surface, to be candid, it would not be a big deal that he was a Muslim, if he loved America and her allies. But the evidence shows otherwise. Barack Obama, in my opinion, is an enemy of not just our state, but half (or more) of the world. To make matters worse, he’s using America’s might to further his Anti-Colonialism beliefs.[…]

    Obama and the End of American Exceptionalism. Barack Obama and his regime have accomplished much of what they set out to do — namely, the transformation of American society and an end to the pre-eminent status of the United States. They have had a singleness of purpose and allegiance first and foremost to a confused and muddled ideology and not country. When the leadership of a great nation exhibits this trait, the consequences can be catastrophic. The product of a lifetime of leftist indoctrination, Barack Obama has, as the basic foundation of his disorganized and uncertain belief system, a conviction that the United States has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history.

    http://www.akdart.com/obama142.html

    http://www.akdart.com/obama12.html#6

  • Dodo

    Nobody can build a business (or anything) without help. You use roads that somebody else built. You got an education because somebody taught you. Money cannot buy you education if there is no one to teach. Money cannot buy you treatment if nobody knows medicine. Nobody can live in this “perfect state of freedom” in a society. Even the fence you build around your house – somebody cut the trees, somebody transported the wood, somebody manufactured the paint.

  • Patty

    OT

    Comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant during his HBO special Saturday night claiming presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney “ain’t going to get” the Latino vote because he’s “a f–king Latino and he won’t admit it.”

    Lopez also had numerous f-bombs for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/07/15/george-lopez-mitt-romney-f-king-latino-and-he-wont-admit-it#ixzz20iIsIzrt

    this guy wants some notoriety, that is all. TBS dropped his show. So, there you go.

  • Joseph Jr.

    LOL, I can’t listen to this Dictator without cringing and laughing. He is a nut. Plain and simple. His campaign people must hate having to try and hide who this guy really is. His narcissism and pathological lying has made a mockery of our country. He not only says some really ignorant things he tries to back them up. If it wasn’t so sad it would make a great comedy show.

  • mark philip

    He still is “pushing it off on someone else”..no matter the subject he doesn’t get the idea the each person is responsible for their own destiny..SO WHAT HE IS SAYING IS HE ISN’T THE GUY WHO GOT TO BE PRESIDENT ON HIS OWN OR ON QUALIFICATIONS..IT’S CAUSE SOMEONE ELSE DID IT FOR HIM !

  • Marge Hogan

    Here is the history of Romney and his health care in Massachusetts. You can research it for yourselves. Romney didn’t want the Health Care Bill, but he was working with a Legislature that was 85% Democratic. During his term he vetoed over 800 purposed Liberal Bills but the 85% Liberal majority would override his veto. He had no power to stop them and the Health Care bill was just another Socialist Program that he couldn’t stop. I don’t know why he doesn’t lay these facts out there and let the country know that Massachusetts Health Care was not his idea, it was just something he couldn’t stop. Obama should just shut his mouth!!!!

  • Army Dad

    My business is almost 20 years old. 15 employees. I’ve never missed a payroll. Me and my partners have not paid ourselves 14 months over the past 36 months. We are tapped out. Our only hope to survive is if Obama looses. If he wins and gets all these tax hikes 15 people and 3 owners are unemployed.

    Everybody should read The Amateur, by Ed Kline. Obama is not stupid, he knows exactly what he’s doing. Obama thinks we’re stupid.

  • Don

    Can someone explain to me why when you call a stupid assclown, a stupid assclown..it’s somehow racial???

    Stupid assclown is a mental condition, not some skin color.

  • Freddy

    All of Obama’s twisted distortions are designed to get people to accept the idea of using the government to STEAL.

    Of course, people will be finding out for many decades just how much Obama has stolen from the taxpayers and handed to his friends.

    Make no mistake, in the end, socialists always steal the most for themselves!!

  • mcc

    #120 — You got an education because somebody taught you. Money cannot buy you education if there is no one to teach.

    Do I smell me a Teachers’ Union…?

    Today, too often, you’ve gotta get your education DESPITE someone at the front of the room.

    With a few dollars you can buy a book – or two or three. Or borrow them. Think Abraham Lincoln — You don’t need the dope to restate what you just read —

    or tell you that what you just observed with your own eyes and ears ISN’T true.

    Nice “no man is an island” distraction…but

    You’ll never admit you know exactly what BO was trying to do…

    Because just like Barry pushing government and dissing the entrepreneur, you underestimate the individual…

    And his sense of smell that recognizes [email protected]

  • Bob Young

    Good grief! No wonder the country is going down the tubes. Nov 6, 2012 may be the most important day of our lives. We cannot have 4 more years of this kind of leadership and survive with the country of our Founding Fathers intact.

  • Newt181

    Sooo with this in mind, why is he talking about Bain in the news. Obviously none of it could having anything to do with Romney, but everyone as a whole! So what side is he on?

  • mcc

    One more thing, #120 —

    So my mother – incredible seamstress – who spent hours almost daily at the sewing machine to produce the clothes her kids wore…and fantastic Halloween costumes…

    It can’t be said “she made those things” because she didn’t raise and shear the sheep or plant, grow and pick the cotton…

    Sorry, Mom.

    Barry and Dodo say you can’t be credited for your labors of love.

    It wasn’t enough.

    Uh, Dodo…ya think Barry would require her to have given birth to the little lamb too..?

  • waitforflash

    Romney to Obama… “Your IRS has all my tax returns. If you believe I’ve done something illegal… charge me! Put up or shut up!”

    At least we know what religion Mitt Romney is. We also know that he won’t subvert family values, desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. But… on the minus side, Romney never bragged about his Müslïm heritage, was never a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to DÄMN the USA.

    Mitt Romney and Charity… Mitt Romney gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity. In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income… Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave .0013% or $300.

    So… How about it Mr. Obama… PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

  • waitforflash

    ObamaCare is a Kinder Gentler Auschwitz!

  • Hodor

    Just hold this loser to the same standard.

    “If Osama Bin Laden was killed – You didn’t do that! Somebody else made that happen”

    “If you received a Nobel Peace Prize – You didn’t earn that! Somebody else made that happen”

  • Smith

    What ?????

  • Riggs

    – hard to believe that jackass actually believes this crap. He sure doesn’t think ordinary citizens have the brains, ambition to build a successful business. They all need political lobbying , cash, and backing by the gov’t. just as he had right from day one in his quest for power.

  • Yes, and if you’re President (temporarily) someone ELSE did THAT too, and they’re about to UNDO it you DWEEB!

    We need to get rid of the Communist in Thief ASAP.

  • Sorry MR. Obummer, I didn’t graduate high skrewl, I quit at 17 and started my own business. Thirty three years later YOU put our economy in the shytcan and I had to close it til YOU’RE GONE. The five employees I fired all had college educations, they’re STILL out of work.

    You are SO fired.

  • Flintstone F.

    #120 Dodo

    If I plan a business and implement that business and it succeeds, I built that business. Nobody is going to crawl into my brain and discover my idea.

    Everybody that helped me build my business got paid. All of the material I used to build my business was paid for. These people saw a return on the world they built from the ground up.

    Logic is lacking in your post.

  • sablegsd

    “Sally commented:

    Is he sane?”

    It’s pretty damn obvious that he’s not.

    “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.”

    So, ovomit, why the desire to fundamentally change this unbelievable American system that allows people to thrive?

    You stupid,arrogant,racist,scrunt bastard?

  • sablegsd

    Sorry, I left out COMMIE before bastard.

  • Smell The Coffee

    Food and fuel prices are high and I need both.

    So, I bought a shovel to till a garden so my family can eat. I had a really hard time convincing my neighbors that it was in their self-interest to help me dig my garden. So I had to go at it alone.

    My back is still killing me, but when my wife and kids eat each evening I remind them that we are now obligated to pay taxes to China for our food. After all, the least we can do as a family is honor China for their gratuitous assistance they offered when they stole US technology to build the mills that could churn out the steel and wood for my shovel.

    Actually, China really started growing with Mao, so I guess it all rolls back to him and his grave. Please forget that he killed a bunch of folks in his country by rationing food and starving them.

    After this project, I realize I will need to pay for my shovel along with my seeds, fertilizer, water and property taxes each year, so I plan to build a home brewed bio-diesel rig that will power my truck so I can drive to work. I guess I’ll send my second tax check to Obama because he champions alternative energy and it’s now the American way and the clear way forward, not backward.

    I don’t know how I’m going to tackle the electrical smart grid Obama is building with GE and Immelt? Still mulling this one over. I guess the end result will mean harder work and a third check payable jointly to Immelt and Obama.

    All this Obama logic is really starting to make a lot of sense to me now.
    All we need is four more years.

  • Indiana

    Ha, ha! He’s such a funny little man. A legend in his own mind. Ignore him…..he’ll go away!

  • bg

    ++

    Dodo #120 July 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

    well then, i would imagine WE CAN ALL MOVE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE!!

    later, gotta get to packin’ that suitcase someone else somehow made
    that i paid for so i could use it to travel on roads someone else forged
    with concrete and tar, etc, that someone else supplied, etc, etc, etc..
    thanks Mom & Dad, but you didn’t make me!! oh wait.. /s/

    ==

  • Army Dad

    Hey Dodo, you should change your name to Marxist DoDo, or Commie DoDo. In case you didn’t learn this in school, this is the USA and we are a capitalist republic. Go back to school or read a book, better yet, Venezuela is great this time of year.

  • Censorship Here

    These comments are being censored. 99% of these comments are permitted only because they support the agenda.

  • Censorship Here

    I just bypassed their filter.

    So…. All of you mined ore, stamped coins, created an economy. All of you domesticated animals and harvest your own food. All of you invented and created electricity… automobiles… collected your own oil… built the ships that carry international cargo… all of you just want to take credit for everything, and can’t fathom the possibility that some of your good fortune was the direct result of other people’s hard work. This is so sad.

  • Questionman

    I’m sick of you racists brand Obama as incompetent, anti-American, naive, and cynical. One moment he’s a cold-hearted Chicago pol, the next minute he’s an underachieving, in-over-his-head bumbler.

    This is completely out of context, and don’t sell me that line about how you included the full context in the video description. This is blatant manipulation. The full context of this quote starts by taking about how an economy cannot survive without the middle and lower class, and how important it is for cooperation and mutual development to be in this system. He says that nobody gets where they are alone, and that customers, teachers, and friends have all helped us. You must work for Fox News.

    He’s completely correct. If you have a business, you DIDN’T do that on your own. You needed customers to support it. You needed teachers and influential individuals in your life to lead you to that path. No man is an island, and for any system to succeed.

  • owl

    The only thing that ZERO in the WH is doing is digging holes that he hopes Romney will step into. I hope Romney jumps into this one and shouts a question at Obama. Ask him who worked their azzz off to pay for his high priced education? Ask him why he is going to draw a big paycheck forever off the taxpaper instead of working for it?

    Then tell him you are RICH. That you worked and paid for your own education. Tell him you have paid for a lot more roads and bridges than he has or ever will.

    Then tell him that you will show ALL your college tutition receipts and records if he will, so you can compare who worked and paid and who did not. Ask him to show all his rent records for those years so you can compare who was helping that system and who was feeding off it.

    Romney needs to hit this guy and hit him hard. Of course, who he really has to fight is the Professional Poop Scoopers. He needs to actually ignore the twirp in the WH and go with all this to the Poop Picker Uppers. They are his enemy and the sooner he gets it, the sooner his aim will improve.

  • owl

    #148 You are a genuine idiot. Obama and his entire operation are the RACISTS. They have proven it over and over. That dog no longer hunts.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    He projects his self-loathing onto us.

    Well, he did have an effect there; I certainly loathe him, that’s for sure.

  • Smell The Coffee

    Questionman commented: I’m sick of you racists brand Obama as incompetent, anti-American, naive, and cynical. One moment he’s a cold-hearted Chicago pol, the next minute he’s an underachieving, in-over-his-head bumbler.

    This is completely out of context, and don’t sell me that line about how you included the full context in the video description. This is blatant manipulation. The full context of this quote starts by taking about how an economy cannot survive without the middle and lower class, and how important it is for cooperation and mutual development to be in this system. He says that nobody gets where they are alone, and that customers, teachers, and friends have all helped us. You must work for Fox News.

    He’s completely correct. If you have a business, you DIDN’T do that on your own. You needed customers to support it. You needed teachers and influential individuals in your life to lead you to that path. No man is an island, and for any system to succeed

    ====================

    @Questionman
    Your logic embraces that we pay a perpetual license fee to everyone from our past. When do you propose we quit paying other people for their past work? You’re wearing clouded goggles and see only part of the fuzzy picture. You are avoiding the real end game by the political manipulators that want to divide and conquer our society through guilt, envy, blame, laziness and class warefare. They would rather do this because it’s easier than creating something of value to sell.

    Questionman commented: I’m sick of you racists brand Obama as incompetent, anti-American, naive, and cynical. One moment he’s a cold-hearted Chicago pol, the next minute he’s an underachieving, in-over-his-head bumbler.

    I guess my only response to you doling out the racist card and your misguided outlook, will be my racist, naive and cynical comments outlined below:

    Food and fuel prices are high and I need both.

    So, I bought a shovel to till a garden so my family can eat. I had a really hard time convincing my neighbors that it was in their self-interest to help me dig my garden. So I had to go at it alone.

    My back is still killing me, but when my wife and kids eat each evening I remind them that we are now obligated to pay taxes to China for our food. After all, the least we can do as a family is honor China for their gratuitous assistance they offered when they stole US technology to build the mills that could churn out the steel and wood for my shovel.

    Actually, China really started growing with Mao, so I guess it all rolls back to him and his grave. Please forget that he killed a bunch of folks in his country by rationing food and starving them.

    After this project, I realize I will need to pay for my shovel along with my seeds, fertilizer, water and property taxes each year, so I plan to build a home brewed bio-diesel rig that will power my truck so I can drive to work. I guess I’ll send my second tax check to Obama because he champions alternative energy and it’s now the American way and the clear way forward, not backward.

    I don’t know how I’m going to tackle the electrical smart grid Obama is building with GE and Immelt? Still mulling this one over. I guess the end result will mean harder work and a third check payable jointly to Immelt and Obama.

    All this Obama logic is really starting to make a lot of sense to me now.
    All we need is four more years.

  • Winston Wolfe

    What an @sshole.

  • Smell The Coffee

    Censorship Here commented:

    I just bypassed their filter.

    So…. All of you mined ore, stamped coins, created an economy. All of you domesticated animals and harvest your own food. All of you invented and created electricity… automobiles… collected your own oil… built the ships that carry international cargo… all of you just want to take credit for everything, and can’t fathom the possibility that some of your good fortune was the direct result of other people’s hard work. This is so sad.

    @Censorship Here
    Yes, this indeed is so sad. I guess my only response to you is for me to take credit for everything on Earth with my comments outlined below:

    Food and fuel prices are high and I need both.

    So, I bought a shovel to till a garden so my family can eat. I had a really hard time convincing my neighbors that it was in their self-interest to help me dig my garden. So I had to go at it alone.

    My back is still killing me, but when my wife and kids eat each evening I remind them that we are now obligated to pay taxes to China for our food. After all, the least we can do as a family is honor China for their gratuitous assistance they offered when they stole US technology to build the mills that could churn out the steel and wood for my shovel.

    Actually, China really started growing with Mao, so I guess it all rolls back to him and his grave. Please forget that he killed a bunch of folks in his country by rationing food and starving them.

    After my gardening project, I realize I will need to pay for my shovel along with my seeds, fertilizer, water and property taxes each year. So, I plan to build a home-brewed bio-diesel rig that will power my truck so I can drive to work. I guess I’ll send my second tax check to Obama because he champions alternative energy and it’s now the American way and the clear way forward in his mind. Forward, not backward.

    Please help me tackle the electrical smart grid Obama is building in partnership with GE and Immelt? Still mulling this one over. I guess the end result will mean harder work and a third tax check payable jointly to Immelt and Obama.

    Then we have Gore and our warming planet. Before saving the World, didn’t Gore want to save the children first? We’ll have to leave that discussion for another day.

    But for now, all this Obama logic is really starting to make a lot of sense to me.
    All we need is four more years.

  • atticcellar

    #148; For your info the the people who built the roads were paid with taxes paid by producers, mostly through the huge gas taxes.. In my area they are building many new roads and embellishing them with fabulous facades at a high price.. This is a complete waste of money as there in no future wealth produced from these extravagant beatuification projects.. In our inner city they spent untold millions cutting the cement out of the road at the crossroads and replacing it with prettier red cement.. Obama’s plans are all show and now go!

  • Anthony

    You guys are a box of assorted nuts. This was obviously taken out of context. If you hillbillies had half a brain, you’d take it upon yourselves to find out what the entire conversation was about at the speech. I feel sorry for you poor, poor lemmings. But I do think it’s funny that you all will have another 4 years to belly-ache during The President’s second term.

  • floogy

    And what business has the great messiah ever started? None. What job has he ever had besides community organizer? None. Where does he get all HIS money, off the taxpayer.

    What a jerk. How dare he talk about people who have started businesses when he doesn’t have a clue.

  • mzaz

    He is losing SO, as usual, he’ll say anything just to make people think he’s been doing a good job. LMAO. He is, on top of everything else, DELUSIONAL WAKE UP AMERICA. VOTE in November. Vote AMERICAN not socialism.

  • Lisa

    He’s preaching more of the same lefty collectivist gospel: subjugation of the individual to the group. Communism 101.

  • Sheya

    How can Obama have the transcript of a campaign event on the White House website? is it legal?

  • Flintstone F.

    #147

    Somebody got a job as a miner because he wanted to buy a house for his wife and kids. His endeavor of selfishness provided that raw material another guy trying to do the same needed to take care of his selfish needs.

    We recognize all of the contributions made by others, but it’s a great example of the limits of the liberal mind that you can’t also first and foremost give credit to the originator of the idea and the motivator who implemented the idea and who was the risk taker who signed their name to a business loan (perhaps) or invested his/her hard earned cash in pursuit of advancing their idea.

    We understand “it takes a village.” It’s just that there’s so much more to the picture that you liberals refuse to acknowledge. It comes out of jealousy and a desire for what others produced to satiate feelings that they don’t deserve what they created.

    You go to work for yourself and your family because you need the paycheck. You become a loyal employee because you have respect for your employer and the vision they have for their business. I worked for many small businesses where I was elbow to elbow with the owners on a daily basis. It was theirs, they built it, they took the risk, their lives depended on it’s success. They were there before me everyday and there after I left everyday.

    I helped that business become a great success. But had I quit or gotten fired it still would have been a success because I wasn’t the reason it worked. The owner was. Period. Give credit where credit is due and stop trying to take things away from people who earned what they have.

    With this level of scrutiny why isn’t anyone worried about a president that got a peace prize primarily for the words of a book he didn’t write. I hope he took William Ayers out for ice cream at least.

  • Flintstone F.

    #156 Anthony

    This isn’t the first time he’s said this sort of thing. And regardless of context these words fit Obama’s leftist ideological views. You’re not going to deny he has a leftist ideology are you?

  • mg4us

    Obama was Wee-Weed-up again when he said this and other stupid things. . or is it that his leftist libtard mind is left out when it comes to the American Way. .

    Pray tell, using his logic, then why aren’t countries and societies that have existed for hundreds of years longer than the US not be better off than us?

    Obama is a poor excuse for a college graduate, let alone a Harvard grad, or a Senator or even a President. . .

    Some things Affirmative Action just cannot correct. . .

    Pathetic

    Nobama in November. . .

    No Hope + No Change = Nobama

  • Indiana

    I voted for the American last time……ABO…..I’ll vote for the American this time.

  • kathteach

    My husband is a sole proprietor ( a word Barack Obama has no knowledge of) and he created his business without one bank loan – ever. He not only bought his business tools on his own credit card which he paid back on his own from the business proceeds, but sometimes (in his field) he created the tools he needed to do the job – all without any help from anyone. He never took out a second mortgage on our home even though many others did this in the real estate build up of the last 10 years.

    His business is 100 percent his own. He owes nobody nothing for being in business.

    What Obama said is actually one of the greatest insults ever to self-made small business owners who grow their own businesses while having the smarts to never let ANYONE have a say beyond the IRS at tax time…….

    And – as everyone who does this knows – the IRS wants 40 to 50% of all the profits any small business reports.

    Insane how this President says this…….and trust me – here in Wisconsin among the friends we just spent a week with fishing up north …..you have no idea how this sealed the deal for Romney.

    Keep it coming Obama……anytime this puppet talks about small business. he adds the most unlikely votes in November to our side.

  • John Abbott

    But remember… he’s NOT a socialist.
    He’s just… uh… making the same argument that every socialist has ever made since time began.

    But he’s absolutely NOT a socialist.
    Yeah.
    Right.

  • Pleasance

    Come April 15th let “Someone Else” sign and send in the check.

  • CV1

    How could Obama possibly know what it’s like to have a business?

  • gj

    What an arrogant, uninformed, thoughtless, elitist comment. Three times I have created start-up businesses without any federal/state assistance. In every case I worked 12-16 hour days up to 7 days a week to make them succeed. In every case, I sacrificed taking a paycheck until I knew the business could afford to pay me. My bills were/are paid before I was/am. And this “president???” has the audacity to tell me “…Somebody else made that happen.” ?????? Pal, you need to step off your pedestal and take a major dose of reality. When you stand shoulder to shoulder with me carrying your metaphorical end of the log, with your personal fortune on the line instead of mine you might get my ear. Until then, lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. But don’t ever take credit for that which you deserve NONE!

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  • MrUniteUs

    Did you build the personal computer you are using?
    See Mark E. Deane,
    Got did you make your digital phone?
    See Jesse Russell.
    Like talk radio?
    Thank the FCC for regulating power and bandwith.
    Name one thing that you accomplished without someone else’s help.

  • MrUniteUs

    Did you build the personal computer you are using?
    See Mark E. Deane,
    Did you make your digital phone?
    See Jesse Russell.
    Like talk radio?
    Thank the FCC for regulating power and bandwith.
    Name one thing that you accomplished without someone else’s help.

  • Lisa

    MrUniteus– If I purchase the fruits of others work to aid in my own work (computer, cell phone, incandescent light bulbs, pencils, whatever), it DOES NOT stand to reason that I owe whatever success I achieve to others! After paying for the computer, cell phone, light bulb, or pencil; I’m in NO WAY additionally “indebted”. I’m no more indebted to them for their service than they’re indebted to me for my purchase; we’ve mutually benefited one another— that is ALL. I’m not obligated to name my firstborn Rumpelstiltskin, not “obligated” for squat.

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  • American intelligence and logic is sometimes staggering to a European like me. Some people seem to never have studied any world modern history. You dont know the word, communist, the word socialist, you dont know who Lenin was, comparing Lenin to Obama is like comparing a cucumber to an orange. One is a fruit the other is a vegetable, one is green (if new obviously) and the other orange, the only thing they have in common is that both are relatively healthy just like Lenin and Obama were/are politicians.

    Your country has reached a new low not due to Obama, but due to your previous president wasting billions on the military, wasting lives on a fight he will never ever win. Obama came into your office thinking it would be easy to fix it all, and he was wrong. But dont blame everything on Barack. You have reached a new low because of your previous president and all those greedy bankers on Wall Street.

    Open your goddamn eyes, you are bunch of stuck up kids thinking that you have earned every single penny by yourself. Theres a reason its called a society, like Obama said, no one would be able to build a business alone, at least not a profitable one.

    You cannot have a business if there are no customers, customers are created by a series of business working in a circuit like manner. Otherwise we can all go back to living like our ancestors, everyone hunting and bulding stuff for themselves.

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  • Bruce Wyner

    As I write this it’s 3/20/14 and Obama has succeeded he has fundamentally changed America we are no longer a capitalist country we are socialist,In 6 years I,m pretty sure I have never heard Obama speak the truth in fact he,s a pathological liar.he has gutted and purged the military the wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are all but lost,the best health care system in the world has been destroyed,the middle class is all but gone,he proudly rules by executive orders ,he uses the IRS as his own personal Gestapo,the DOJ works exclusively for Obama,in effect America is being run by its first dictator.I can,t even look at the scumbag with out feeling ill.Americans should not be surprised if after the 2016 elections he is still ruler of the country.So congratulations to all you selfish morons that voted for this ass wipe twice.You are all traitors.

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