Well, it's not disrespect. It is frustration in that I have a real hard time believing that President Obama is as stupid as he appears.
And yes, I've thought about the possibility that he is not in fact stupid and simply just doesn't get it. Maybe he is just ignorant?
Maybe he's just ignorant and lacks the knowledge or awareness as to what has made America great?
Maybe he's just uneducated or has no awareness of what America is all about - especially when it comes to understanding how America works, or what our ideals are?
It was reported on July 15, 2012, Obama tells Business Owners, "You didn't build that! "
Yes, in a speech to supporters, Obama said that business owners owe their success to government - saying "if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that."
Now really, just how stupid does that sound to anyone out there? Very stupid!
OK, again, if he's not stupid - then he just doesn't get it.
He doesn't understand how things and businesses are made, put together, the long hours, the sacrifice, the drive to work for yourself, the goal of self-reliance, the American Dream that say that anyone with smarts, energy, ambition, and know how can be their own Boss and maybe not slave away his or her life working for others.
No, Barack Hussein Obama doesn't understand any of that. This is my frustration with this president. And yes, it is hard to keep the jokes and quips from coming because he just asks for it!
It's as if some one some where forgot to teach him the very basics about America.
It's as if he skipped the part about individuals wanting to throw off the yoke of oppression and make their own way. It's as if no one ever bothered educating him about this land we call America and why it is the place that attracts people from all over the world.
It's as if he just can't grasp the whole concept of individual struggle to prevail. Obama doesn't grasp the whole idea that people come here to be free. Free for so many reasons, and among them free to work for themselves and build a better future for their families.
Maybe his statement says a lot more about Obama than he wants us to know? Maybe it goes to the heart of a man who has been given everything in his life?
From attending the most expensive private schools in Hawaii, to getting a free ride to multiple universities, he has been given everything. He simply doesn't understand what it takes to make a business work, make jobs, and work tirelessly to get ahead.
Obama’s comment Friday during a campaign stop in Roanoke, Virginia, came just days after he urged Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts - but only to families earning less than $250,000 annually.
Part of Obama's argument is that top earners have an obligation to pay more to trim the deficit that an out of control government has built.
"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back," Obama said.
Then he showed his utter ignorance by saying "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.
And he went on, "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,"
He then said. "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."
Amazing, isn't it? He doesn't understand, or maybe he's just too stupid to grasp the concept, that hard work does matter!
In one outburst of horseshit rhetoric, the President of the United States just tried to rewrite the history of America, western industrialization, and the achievements of great men and women who fought the odds to make a difference.
Sorry Mr President, but these people who started businesses were indeed smarter. They truly did work harder. They really did persevere when the odds were against them. Many did not make it, but of those who have - they have given us American Industrialization that has changed the world.
It wasn't some committee in a back room in Washington, like say some agency in charge of production of an item in say the former Communist Soviet Union. In that country, the government controlled everything and subsequently ran their nation into ruin.
Government, more than not, is a hindrance - more than it is an asset. And yes, it's fortunate for us that people persevere in their pursuit of their dream even though government throws road-blocks in their way!
The day after Obama put his foot in his mouth, business leaders came out of the woodwork to educate the president about the relationship between government and business.
The president argues that successful business owners got help from others along the way and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return, he noted how government often provides the infrastructure needed for success. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that," Obama said. "Somebody else made that happen."
David Chavern, chief operating officer of the Chamber of Commerce, accused Obama of slighting the remarkable achievements of extraordinary individuals.
"We should applaud the risk-takers and the dreamers who are willing to stand out from the crowd," Chavern said in a Chamber blog. "Rather than denigrate what these people have done, we need to encourage more people to be like them."
The National Federation of Independent Business said the president's "unfortunate remarks over the weekend show an utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the people who take a huge personal risk and work endless hours to start a business and create jobs."
"I'm sure every small-business owner who took a second mortgage on their home, maxed out their credit cards or borrowed money from their own retirement savings to start their business disagrees strongly with President Obama's claim. They know that hard work does matter," the group also said.
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told Fox News on Monday that the remarks "reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real economic recovery."
"They are also insulting to the hardworking entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and job creators who are the backbone of our economy," she said in an e-mail.
Obama just does not understand who built this nation. It was commerce and business, certainly not government bureaucrats who spend taxpayer dollars as if there's no tomorrow.
"If you got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen," is an ignorant asinine statement. And honesty, I'd expect that from a some uneducated street punk in Chicago - not the president of the United States.
Story by Tom Correa