This post is is a touchstone for the election: everything wrong with Obama in a nutshell.
The man has got to go. When you read his recent comments denigrating the hard work of business owners, you will see why his policies are a total failure. He is so out of touch with reality, so out of touch with the backbone of America, so out of touch with capitalism, that he can not possibly see the effect of his policies on America.
And if you can’t see the effect, how can you choose a path?
If you can’t see the road before you, how can you drive the economy?
Obama’s comments on Friday were outrageously offensive to people like me who have worked hard our whole life, follow all the rules, and tried to overcome the obstacles stuck in our path by a government that is more interested in collecting money from us than in understanding our needs. All of that sacrifice and labor, only be told by our President that what we accomplished wasn’t because of our hard work, it was because of the government:
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.
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.
Mr. Obama, let me ask you this: Where did the money to build those roads come from? Where did the money to research technology and create the Internet come from? Where did the money to hire those teachers come from? Do you really think that money just came from “the Government”? Are you really that stupid? As stupid as your supporters? Do you think money is free?
Mr. Obama, even when you print the money, it is not free. You do not have a clue how capitalism works, what freedom means, and who pays for all the things you keep buying.
Obama is going to pay my mortgage!
Mr. Obama, are you stupid? Or, are you just pandering for votes? Either way, it is time for you to go. We cannot afford another four years of such offensive behavior, and utter failure.
We cannot afford for you to teach our young people that the only way to succeed is for the government to help; that money is free; that hard work does not result in success. We cannot afford your socialist philosophies and your inability to admit to mistakes and learn from them.
We cannot afford you, Mr. Obama. We are a rich country, but no one is rich enough to pay your bills.
Mr. Obama, you should have listened to Margaret Thatcher, instead of Frank Marshall Davis. The problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.
Mr. Obama, you have run out of our money.
Mr. Obama, it is time to go.
Here is the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) response, it was a fast response, and effective: