President Obama gave a speech in Roanoke, VA. Here is yet another telling look at the man’s ideology:
“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.”
I, for one, appreciate my President clearing that up for me. From now on, I’ll depend on others and not my own hard work, initiative, risk-taking, long nights…my own seed money, etc., etc., etc.
I feel so much better now that he’s cleared that up.
Yes, I know there’s an overall context to his comments. But he really, truly does not believe in the American entrepreneur. He doesn’t believe in the indomitable spirit of the individual.
For him, it’s almost always about “somebody else.”
Somebody else made that business of mine happen.
Somebody else needs to pay their fair share.
Somebody else is responsible for our current economic problems.
It’s very hard for him to see how millions of Americans made their businesses. From scratch. With enormous energy, care, investment, the list is long.
By the same token, it’s very hard for him to see how he and his actions are responsible for having created bad effects. The luxury of self-criticism has eluded our President. So he projects that low individual responsibility level onto you and me.
Can we really afford four more years of these views and beliefs in such an important position?