So I am not in the habit of bad mouthing the POTUS and I prefer to be coy and tongue in cheek, but this needs addressing.
What he is saying in this clip is abhorrent. This is not the route to be taking right now. He is effectively saying that the government is the reason for each individual’s success. Yet again promoting big government.
“I am always struck by people who think well it must be cause I was just so smart, there are a lot of smart people out there”
“If you were successful, somebody along the line, gave you some help?”
He is not talking about another smart and driven person that started from nothing and made something out of themselves… saw you trying to do good for yourself and helped you get established. He is talking about the government. They are the reason for your personal successes. Do you believe that to be true?
“If you got a business, you didn’t build that”
The backlash from this is going to be blistering. This is how you engage in class warfare, folks. This is it right there. He is forcing a rift in the population. He is turning his back on middle and upper classes to gain the votes of the lower. He wants them to want government handouts; he wants them to agree that the government in total control is what we need. Friedrich Engels would be proud.
Ronald Reagan once said: The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’ – He wasn’t kidding.
What Obama is talking is simple: Socialism. Tell me it’s not, but don’t forget to explain yourself. If you agree with the method that is fine, but a walk through history doesn’t make the prospects look good. At a time where you would think Obama would imitate a Bill Clinton and move middle, he is going hard left. Hard left is what got him in, hard left is what lost him the supermajority in congress, and hard left could be what scuppers his re-election bid. I don’t see the benefit of going down this road for him. His advisors may have decided that attacking Romney and promoting class warfare is his only way back in because he simply cannot run on his record. If you think he can, please explain to me how. I earnestly want to know. Convince me.