By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
From: Michelle Malkin
From Barack Obama:
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.
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.
Unlike a number of my compatriots, I believe that Obama knew EXACTLY what he was saying and meant it. Suddenly, I find myself furious. I’m angry that we were weak and stupid enough to elect a Marxist who loathes this country and all we stand for. I’m angry that as Americans, we can’t seem to get our damned leaders to cut spending, reduce taxes and get the hell out of our way so we can rebuild what the Progressives have efficiently destroyed. I’m angry that we have let ourselves be drawn into class warfare and that we have forgotten where we came from and how we owe everything to God. Evil just plain pisses me off to no end. And Obama is evil, make no mistake. He is not stupid or incompetent. He’s an evil puppet for the Progressive movement and if we don’t face it and defeat it, then we are toast. Everything rides on November 6th – it is the moment of truth.
Zombie is a long time friend and someone I greatly admire. Zombie has a new piece up at PJ Media and it is spot on:
When Obama implied at the Roanoke, Virginia rally that some businessmen refuse to pay for public works from which they benefit, he presented a thesis which, like a three-legged stool, relies on three assumptions that must all be true for the argument to remain standing:
1. That the public programs he mentioned in his speech constitute a significant portion of the federal budget;
2. That business owners don’t already pay far more than their fair share of these expenses; and
3. That these specific public benefits are a federal issue, rather than a local issue.
If any of these legs fails, then the whole argument collapses.
From there, Zombie writes an excellent essay deconstructing these Progressive assumptions and therewith handing them their collective asses. Another great piece can be found at Michelle Malkin’s site.
Regardless of what Obama or the rest of the Progressive Skoobies want to shove down our throats and beat us over the head with, Americans did build their businesses and dreams and we are capable of doing it without the government. We don’t need a giant government to control our every move, manipulate every thought and help us over every hurdle. We. don’t. want. you. Leave us alone and please, please leave the White House next year (and don’t steal the silver on the way out).