Obama’s lie is as plain as his statement on his website.
President Obama is in full damage control (still) over his freudian slip of collectivist thought in regards to ‘You didn’t build that’. Conn Carroll details the outright fraudulent ads the Obama is now airing. Juicy part:
“What I said was that we need to stand behind them as America always has,” Obama says directly into the camera. Really? Is that what Obama said? Here is more context from Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech pulled directly from the White House website: “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.”
Is this Obama’s idea of “standing behind” small business owners? By belittling their intelligence and hard work?
Obama’s “you didn’t build that” quote is resonating with voters because it is such a cogent crystallization of what Democrats have been arguing for over 80 years. As The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler noted, President Roosevelt told Congress in 1935: “People know that vast personal incomes come not only through the effort or ability or luck of those who receive them, but also because of the opportunities for advantage which Government itself contributes. Therefore, the duty rests upon the Government to restrict such incomes by very high taxes.”
Obama’s collectivist face behind the moderate mask is no surprise for those of us paying attention. Just ask Joe the Plumber.