True story, bro.
March 5th, 2013 9:01 am
True story, bro.
July 18th, 2012 8:44 am
Last Friday, while speaking at a rally in Roanoke, VA, Obama had a rare moment of honesty about his core philosophy…
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.
At first I was shocked, like many business owners were, I’m sure… but then it struck me… I’ve heard this message before. It’s as if Barack Obama stepped right out of the pages of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, a book written more than half a century ago:
“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”
“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”
She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn’t anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden did?”
It’s clear there is a winning campaign slogan for Romney just waiting to be used…
“Who is John Galt?”
December 2nd, 2011 11:39 pm
Pow, right in the kisser.
Here’s a snippet…
Capitalism is not the source of our problems, as an economy or as a society, and capitalists are not the scourge that they are too often made out to be. As a group, we employ many millions of taxpaying people, pay their salaries, provide them with healthcare coverage, start new companies, found new industries, create new products, fill store shelves at Christmas, and keep the wheels of commerce and progress (and indeed of government, by generating the income whose taxation funds it) moving. To frame the debate as one of rich-and-entitled versus poor-and-dispossessed is to both miss the point and further inflame an already incendiary environment. It is also a naked, political pander to some of the basest human emotions - a strategy, as history teaches, that never ends well for anyone but totalitarians and anarchists.
December 2nd, 2011 9:31 am
Sums it up pretty damn well.
Click here for the edited version.
October 9th, 2011 5:09 pm
In case you still think the Democrat party is anything other than a collection of communist and socialist dirtbags, check this out:
The Democratic Party moved a step closer to embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement as its own with the top campaign arm for House Democrats sending around a petition urging people to “stand with” the movement.
In an email sent Monday morning, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Director Robby Mook appealed for signatures to an online petition in support of those who want “to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans.”
Pelosi said she backs the protesters in their message.
“I support the message to the establishment, whether it’s Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen. We cannot continue in a way that does not — that is not relevant to their lives. People are angry,” she said.
Pelosi backs their message? Nancy, you ARE the establishment, moron.
Just remember these images as Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat party continue to “stand in solidarity” with these Communists and Socialists….
March 22nd, 2010 3:13 am
I couldn’t help but think, as I watched C-SPAN throughout the day Sunday, “If Ronald Reagan were alive today, what would he say to the American people about the actions of the D-baggers on Capitol Hill?” Then I remembered I needn’t wonder… for in 1961, Reagan told America what he thought of this health insurance
Timeless wisdom from a great leader. America sure needs a man like him again… now, more than ever.
March 13th, 2009 11:28 am
February 12th, 2009 6:47 pm
Timeless wisdom versus hopenchangy socialism.
October 28th, 2008 5:30 pm
In 2008, he told a private citizen on the campaign trail that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” A point he later said he did not regret making.
It’s probably no coincidence that his campaign offices in Houston were decorated with Che Guevara flags.
In 2001, he decried the “tragedy” of the government not redistributing more wealth.
And way back in 1995, here’s what he wrote in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father“:
Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.
If nationalism could deliver. As it turned out, questions of effectiveness, and not sentiment, caused most of my quarrels with Rafiq. [Rafiq al-Shabazz, a “self-professed [Black] nationalist” (page 198)]
That was the problem with people like Joyce [a college classmate of Italian, African-American, Native American, and French ethnicity]. They talked about the richness of their multicultural heritage and it sounced real good, until you noticed that they avoided black people. …The truth was that I understood [Joyce], her and all the other black kids who felt the way she did. In their mannerisms, their speech, their mixed-up hearts, I kept recognizing pieces of myself. And that’s exactly what scared me. Their confusion made me question my own racial credentials all over again. …To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. [pages 99-100]
If it walks like a Socialist and quacks like a Socialist…
October 27th, 2008 7:49 am
Remember, the next President will likely have at least one, maybe two, opportunities to nominate a Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. And we now know what qualities Barack Obama would look for in such a potential Justice. Here is a recording from an interview Obama gave to Chicago Public Radio in 2001 where he says it was a tragedy the Supreme Court didn’t tackle the issue of redistributing wealth.
UPDATE: Some Obama supporters are emailing saying that Obama’s message wasn’t focused on wanting the Supreme Court to address wealth redistribution, but rather that the civil rights movement didn’t do enough to enable legislation that would redistribute wealth. If that’s the case, I don’t think I’m any more comforted in the thought the Obama thinks we should use the legislative branch of government to redistribute the wealth of hard-working Americans to those he and his friends Pelosi and Reid think are more deserving.