Our Dear Leader gave Romney all the campaign fodder he'll need for 2012 when he said last week:
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.
When you staff your campaign office, speech writers and teleprompter crews with marxists, you are bound to say something like this. Is there anyone with critical thinking skills left in the White House? Is there anyone paying attention to the message? Are there any Democrats left who know you drop the marxist crap and act like a conservative when you are this close to an election?
Some good links to this conversation:
Michelle Malkin (w/ similar Biden and Elizabeth Warren quotes)
Twitchy (w/ twitter comments)
Our FB Friend, Janet, says:
Well, if you blame others for your failures it only follows that you give credit to others for your success.
Stalin: for the unplowed road that he used to walk to work.
Stalin: for the boots that allowed him to walk on the unplowed road to work.
Stalin: for the hats that allow his customers to stand in line in sub-zero tempuratures.
Stalin: for the glorious selections of sausage and sausage.
Stalin: for the vodka he drank when the sausage ran out and he had three days off before the next delivery.
Illustr8r at IOTW is on a roll with this theme. Here are three:
Obama's comment about the Internet and how the government developed it for profitable purposes almost got a rise out of us. But when a marxist says marxist things to his marxist supporters who don't care about accuracy or truth as much as they care about their EBT cards and sleeping in 7 days a week, it isn't worth a comment.
Gun Blogger, Alphecca, however, did respond to the dual lie: 1) that Obama and his fellow looters were the ones to pay for the infrastructure that entrepreneurs use to get rich when it was the previous rich who paid for it with their taxes, and 2) that the Internet was developed for business.
Actually, the early roots of the Internet go back to DARPA for defense purposes, but the more modern version started to take form when universities began connecting to each other (ARPANET). Whether that involved government money or not is irrelevant because government money is our money, our tax dollars. The original intent of the Internet was the exchange of information, research, etc. It was private entrepreneurs who figured out how to make money from the Internet.
We'd add a 3rd lie: Obama and liberals are always telling us how smart they are, but how many of them take advantage of the government's generosity, in the form of streets or Internet, to make their own money? Why did they build all this stuff only to whine and complain, and envy those who do?
The blood pressure is low, but we have been pissed in a prolonged fashion since we heard this quote. Let's just say, our Obama Cuss Jar has runneth over....
UPDATED and BUMPED 7.17 10am:
The People's Cube:
UPDATED and BUMPED AGAIN 7.18:
Allow Romney to retort...
From FB Friends:
UPDATED 7.18 8:40am:
Robb at Sharp as a Marble tells our Olympic athletes:
If you’ve been a successful athlete, you didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, “well it must be because I worked hard at getting in shape”. There are a lot of in shape people out there. “It must be because I worked harder than my competitors.” Let me tell you something, there are a whole bunch of hardworking athletes out there. If you made it to the Olympics, somebody along the line gave you some help. If you receive a medal, you didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.
Read it all!