I hear so often in the lame and mainstream media that "Obama has charisma, he is a nice guy". That is all well and good, but that clearly is not what Americans want in a President. You can be the nicest, most charismatic guy in the world while screwing up at the same time. Personally believe that Obama's "Nice Guy" is 100% fictional. He uses his Nice Guy image and ability to read a good speech to rally those that believe in the twisted fiction spewing from his pie hole. But let him loose from the telepromptor and we get a real look at the true Obama. From the beginning of his 2008 campaign he touted that he would "Fundamentally Transform America". That is the true Obama. Of course, this is all he ever said. Moreover, to each person in this county, "Fundamental Transformation" has a different meaning depending on with whom you speak. Let us look at the recent speech of Obama's…you know the one….the "you didn't build that speech". Most Americans, both favoring and opposing Obama clearly missed the biggest gaff the president has made. This speaks directly to who this person is that we have as POTUS. We all know that the entire text of this speech is abhorrent to any person striving to achieve success or those who have reached their definition of success. However, the bigger point that was missed is this. Let us again evaluation Obama's own words.
This speech isn't instantly infamous because it was a gaffe but because it was an accurate and concise summary of core progressive fiscal dogma and Communist/Socialist economic philosophies. It was also a political blunder of epic proportions because in this speech Obama unintentionally proved the conservatives’ case for limited government.
Most liberals are clamoring about saying that the "you didn't build that" comment was taken out of context and that the speech, in its entirety, is a reaffirmation of the American worker. Uhm, no it's not. This speech, especially when considered in its full context is much more terrifying than the single sentence, "you didn't build that."
Let's look at the speech's main sentences:
1. "If you've been successful you didn't get there on your own." Really? I know a 38-year old shoe repairman who immigrated to this country when he was 12. He had no education and could barely speak English. To this day, he had no teacher teach him basic economics. In fact, he did not have any other teacher mentor him along the way... as he did not graduate from high school. Today, he is an American citizen and operates his business out of a shop he and his brother built in his back yard in Denver. Last year his company made over $163,000 dollars. He's far from rich, but he is doing okay. By the way, he doesn't drive on any roads to get to work every day.
2. "I'm always struck by people who think, 'well, it must be because I'm just so smart'... there are a lot of smart people out there." So here, Obama attacks the pride that people have about creating business and economy and smears them claiming, by inference, that they are ego-maniacs. He discredits not only the intelligence it takes to start a business, he also ignores the personal initiative and drive most entrepreneurs have. Therefore, since the world is full of smart people who have never created a business, it must be the successful entrepreneurs' fault for being so full of himself that he/she doesn't realize that it's not due to intelligence but, rather, blind luck, the graces of others and government that you are successful in the first place.
3. "It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something, there's a whole bunch of hard working people out there". This statement is true and false at the same time. Yes, there are hard-working people who work for other people or companies who don't make as much money as some who decided to start their own businesses. But we can't claim that the factory worker who got fed up of working for "the man" and started his own successful fabrication business is somehow not worthy of the success he reaps because of the risks he took to start his business. If his colleagues who are still back in the factory are bitching and moaning about how hard they work and yet not rich... perhaps they should make the same decision and invest the individual gusto and personal risk to start their own businesses. At the core of this sentence is the incitement of class warfare. This is dangerous. This is immature. This is completely below the office of the president of the United States.
4. "If you were successful somebody along the way 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. This part of his speech has gone mostly unchallenged. If Obama clearly believes in this "Unbelievable American System", they why in 2008 was his major platform of hope and change built upon "Fundamentally Transforming America"? Is he lying then, lying now, or continuing his deceptive truths by implanting platitudes to get Americans behind him. Obama says, somebody invested in roads, bridges. If you got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." This is the sentence stream that has earned the most attention. And it's not a gaffe. It's a Socialist mantra that outlines a progressive political philosophy that dangles a partial truth yet espouses a theory that is a lie. Obama is tricky here because he mentions the "unbelievable American system that we have..." hoping to confuse us into thinking he's talking about individual work ethic, the values of the Founders, etc. But in his view the "American system" is not the initiative of entrepreneurs, it is the expansion of government. To Obama, the only way we can gain success is if the government allows it. As far as having great teachers, of course we have had teachers who have impacted our lives. I used to teach high school theology and English. But I can tell you, I never helped a former student build her/his business. They would have had to do that on their own.
So, in context, this speech is much more frightening in its entirety than the one sentence, "If you got a business, you didn't build that" is. Here we have Obama profusely espousing his Socialist rhetoric disguised with words like "teacher", "roads", "internet", and "government". He mixes partial truths with lies in order to give the appearance to those who are blinded by his rhetoric that he's championing the working class. Yet what he's really doing is attacking the attributes of this country that he abhors: Capitalism, the free market, entrepreneurship, individual initiative and the work ethic that, like it or not, makes some of us rich and some of us a slave to their own lack of initiative.
Remember, this is the president who only a week ago removed the requirement of looking for work from welfare recipients and made it possible for them to, in essence, sit on the front porch and drink coffee, tea or booze all day and collect government checks funded by our tax dollars.
Obama entices people to be lazy and do nothing then inserts government handouts as the delicious and tempting carrot for people who bemoan their own predicaments rather than getting out there and building a life and business of their own.
Let me make one contrast here with Mr. Romney. Mitt went to Britain to meet with the PM. Prior to his departure he, like everyone else in the world had been hearing of the Safety concerns in London. So what did Mr. Romney do, he spoke the truth and expressed his concern. And, it didn't sit well with the Brits. It stung and it seemed to them that he was mocking their Nation. What was Mr. Romney's purpose behind making those remarks? Clearly, there was only one reason he did so; he had a genuine concern about safety. He did not say it wasn't hard in a very densely populated city like London. He was speaking from his heart and he was speaking the Truth. Now…what happened in Britain as a result? For one, it was the snide news articles chiding Romney as having insulted the British people when he was their guest. How clueless they said. However, another more Amazing and Wonderful thing happened. The people of Britain instantly rose up and said…by God Mr. Romney, we are going to show you that we're ready and that we're going to make damn sure that London's Olympic guests are safe. Nothing is going to happen on our watch by God!!! This is EXACTLY the outcome that Mr. Romney Wanted. This is exactly what tough love is. This is what you want in a leader. Speak the truth and the genuine goodness of people will come out in unity.
I want American Exceptionalism back. I do not want a thin-skinned President that will intentionally leak classified information to make myself look good or hide non-classified information in effort to protect my image irrespective of the lives that the non-classified information cost (i.e., F&F).
I want America Back. Do you?