The Chicago commie went off script the other night. He told us what he really felt about business owners. They’re ungrateful free riders.
In his war on American exceptionalism, President Obama has turned the sights on exceptional Americans. If you’ve built a successful business, it wasn’t your dream or your sweat — somebody else made it happen.
The unbridled disdain President Obama has for the entrepreneurs who work hard and risk everything was made plain when he told supporters in Roanoke, Va.: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
This was stunning news and a colossal slap in the face to the millions of small-business owners who get up every day and by the sweat of their brow and the drive of their ambition still pursue the American dream in spite of the obstacles and hurdles this administration has put in front of them.
In Obama’s collectivist world view, we are all ants on a socialist ant farm. We are sheep being led by a government shepherd. Wealth, as we now know, is not to be created but to be redistributed in the manner of the Marxist slogan — to each according to his need and from each according to his ability.
Your success, Obama says, is not your own. There “was a great teacher somewhere in your life,” he tells us, and that somebody “invested in roads and bridges.”
Is it a coincidence that virtually the only people President Obama gives credit to for anything are teacher and construction unions?
And, with apologies to Al Gore, we are told: “Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
So Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, the founders of Google, Facebook and Twitter, are all parasitic pretenders.
The NRCC blasted Obama for his Roanoke remarks. Today they released this very good ad, which blasts Obama’s “you didn’t build that” oration and is titled “He Doesn’t Get It.”