CHALLENGE TO MITT ROMNEY SUPPORTERS (and watch them run)
Parents, follow Obama’s example. Tell you kids they didn’t build that.
Does your god tell you that it’s okay to lie for political gain, or is this something that you decided on your own?
Obama didn’t say that. You’re dishonest. No, you can’t claim an honest mistake, as there’s plenty of transcripts and even videos of Obama’s speech, and it would have been the easiest thing in the world to see what he really said, if you gave a damn about the truth. You are responsible for your actions. You are responsible for spreading lies.
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.
Instead of continuing to lie, instead of immorally spreading disinformation, I challenge Obama supporters to explain what exactly they feel is wrong with Obama’s words, what they think is incorrect. And why. Explain why you feel so strongly about it that lying is okay.
First off, let’s get the entire quote on the table here:
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 hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
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. - Full transcript here and video here -
I don’t know what the hell you mean by “he didn’t say that” because he very clearly SAID THAT. I feel the problem is you’re too thick to understand exactly what he said.
When he said “I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart" and "it must be because I worked harder than everybody else" it was a direct slap in the face of every hard working and/or brilliant person that has existed in this country. The president is saying that somehow working hard and or having novel ideas is not enough to cut the mustard in America…you have to rely on other people or the government to help you along the way. It’s a pretty ballsy thing to say considering America was founded on some of the most innovative minds in the world and since its founding has spawned some of the greatest inventions and feats history has ever known.
And are you claiming roads had something to do with the invention of Facebook? If so, I think there’d be a billion Facebooks already, don’t you? Do you believe that teachers helped build the first automobile? Why didn’t they just build it themselves? Do you believe investments in bridges or any kind of government handout helped invent the Colt Revolver? Have more inventions been created by individuals…or a group of people?
The problem is Obama, like Elizabeth Warren, wants you to believe that success is artificial because other people somehow have always contributed to that success. THAT is unAmerican. We all trade a little bit of our private property in the form of taxes to fund a civil society so that we can try to chase our god-given right to the American dream. Whether we succeed or fail, is up to us, but we have that right to chase the dream. We don’t collectively put into a pot for everyone’s success; that’s some socialist bullshit. It’s a clever excuse to tax those that are successful and take EVEN MORE of their property. Because somehow we as a nation deserve a piece of every hardworking, successful, brilliant, and/or creative person’s piece of the pie. To say that a successful person didn’t build it on their own is to say they didn’t fulfill their dream alone even though they put in the hours of hard work, their money, their vision, their sweat into that dream.
That’s why everyone from Conservatives to Libertarians and even a lot of Democrats are fed up with this President. He’s got a forked tongue in a bitter mouth and this exposed him once more to what his real feelings are about the United States.
SO, before you start spouting off calling other people liars…maybe you aught to stop and smell what you’re shoveling first.