Friday, July 13th, 2012. On this day President Obama went off the teleprompter. This day marked the day in which we were able to peer into the soul of a socialist, the day in which the electorate got a clear view of what the president really thinks of capitalism. It’s illuminating and illustrates his insight of how America’s free enterprise system works.
In case you missed it, here is what the president said at a campaign event in Roanoke, Virginia:
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 hard working 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. 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.
That weekend, Fox News commentator Brit Hume explained it best:
It is fair to say that we know more tonight than we ever have about the president’s view of business and the economy. His assertion over the weekend that ‘if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen’ explains nearly everything. He wasn’t talking about God. He was talking about government.
After the president claimed that people who built businesses didn’t do it on their own, the Obama campaign has come out with a new ad saying that he didn’t say that.
The ad comes up with Mitt Romney reading a direct quote from Barack Obama, then the ad cuts to a snide text remark, “The only problem? That’s not what he (Obama) said.”
The problem for the president is that not even twenty seconds later the clip comes up with Barack Obama stating exactly what Romney said he did.
This isn’t like semantics which can occur in politics and it takes some investigating to figure it out. The problem with this is that it’s his own words that betray him. Obama says exactly what Romney claims he said and what we have video of him saying right in the very ad!
You must see the irony of this ad. Click here to see it.