Obama has ‘no patience’ for frequent quoting of dumb thing he said

posted at 1:21 pm on July 25, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

“I didn’t say that” is the new “You didn’t build that.”

On the heels of a new ad, which attempts to clarify his now infamous remarks about business and success, Politico reports President Obama vented about attacks at a Seattle fund raiser:

“I have to tell you, I generally have patience with what the other side says about me, that’s a requirement of this job,” Obama said during a $5,000-per-plate fundraiser here, according to the pool report.

“And if you don’t like folks talking about you, you probably shouldn’t run for president. The one thing I do have no patience for is this argument that somehow what I’m criticizing is success… I want to promote success,” Obama said.

He touted the story of Costco founder Jim Sinegal, host of the event, to reiterate that he totes hearts success:

“[W]hat I know is that Jim’s story, my story, the story of so many of you, our success was made possible in this country because our parents, our grandparents our great grandparents, stretching all the way back to the founders, they had a vision that says, you know what, insists on hard work and individual initiative,” Obama said.

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success. Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success,” the president said.

Once again, even leaving the “you didn’t build that” quote aside, is this passage a celebration of success? Is it a pledge to stand behind entrepreneurs?

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.

He wishes he hadn’t said it, but he did, and it’s a casual dismissal of what it takes to succeed mixed with a sense of entitlement to what entrepreneurs create, along with a tsk-tsk implication that they give nothing back despite the fact that they pay taxes. Gee, I wonder why everyone heard it wrong.

Allahpundit wondered last night if Obama ’08 ever directly answered a line of attack in an ad like this. I wonder why, if he’s going to respond with these ads in 2012, he doesn’t launch them earlier or not at all.

Obama made his “you didn’t build that” comments on July 15 (Correction: July 13). He released a response ad 11 days later. He uttered his last major gaffe— “The private sector is doing fine.”— on June 8. His response ad came out June 25.

In both instances, the gap allowed Republicans to launch several ads without much competition for cementing the public’s impression of the statement, then Obama swooped in to give new life to the story when it might have been on the verge of dying down. Seems odd, doesn’t it, from the genius crew of Obama ’08?

Old and busted: rapid response. New hotness: two-weeks-later response.

Then, there’s this. HAHAHAHA!

Now, everyone whistle along:


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Once again, it would appear the Liar-in-Chief is stuck in whiny biotch mode.

Unbecoming, really…

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Barack Obama has no Patience and just wants to go straight to Paradise City…

pookysgirl on July 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

“Shut up!”, he explained.

kingsjester on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So, he’s got no patience for it?

Funny, I can’t get enough of it.

I’m also looking forward to the next inanity.

trigon on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

then stop saying dumb things…..

dentarthurdent on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I am not a witch

Haiku Guy on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

so much for the FIRST! class temperament.

DavidW on July 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Mitt needs to keep up the pressure. Obaby is facing real criticism for once, and he can’t take it.

Nick_Angel on July 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Fearless Prediction: Obama is going to run out of patience on or about September 1, and decide that he wants to spend more time with his family. He drops the bomb at the DNC, and the Convention nominates Hillary Clinton for President.

The problem with this scenario is that Hillary wins.

Haiku Guy on July 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Thin skinned + fragile ego = Petulant tantrum thrower with launch codes.

portlandon on July 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Obama was never a nice man, except for the media meme about the Chicago thug.

He is finally exposed because the masses woke up and found no curtain and no man there.

The land needs a Gargantuan enema in Nov.

Plus, no one should care what he thinks. Who does he think to even contemplate the “I have no patience”.

Ignore the buffoon.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Hey Obama the US Military says that you didnt get Obama you had help doing that.

William Amos on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

My favorite.

President puppy-muncher lost the meme war, which effects his “cool” factor”, which will impact his youth vote.

Rebar on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“I want to promote success,” Obama said.

YOU LIE!!!

RedNewEnglander on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success. Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success,” the president said.

Can this Marxist buffoon get any more pathetic?

I think that the response to his “you didn’t build that” has sent him over the edge.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Then he should stop saying dumb things.Little barry is out of patience? Ooooo, now we’re going to get it. He sure is a whiny little thing. barry, more and more people are seeing you for the empty suit that you are.

rjh on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I meant didnt get Osama

William Amos on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

anybody else reminded of Marvin the Martian getting very, very angry?

I still enjoy them blowing up cigars in their faces. Like fart jokes that funny stuff never gets old.

DanMan on July 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Thin skinned + fragile ego = Petulant tantrum thrower with launch codes.

portlandon on July 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Yeah.

That just sent a shiver…

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

and it’s a casual dismissal of what it takes to succeed mixed with a sense of entitlement to what entrepreneurs create, along with a tsk-tsk implication that they give nothing back despite the fact that they pay taxes.

Exactly. And everybody who heard it knows that. Keep talking Obama.

Great song.

magicbeans on July 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

didn’t bain help costco?
I may be wrong, something in back of mind makes me think there was a link.

dmacleo on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Its astonishing just how inept Obama and his campaign crew are in comparison to all the hype lauded on them during and after ’08.

Its an interesting dichotomy between hype and reality.

But then, so is Obama’s entire presidency.

Maybe his slogan this year should be: Hype and Charade 2012

thatsafactjack on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

President puppy-muncher lost the meme war, which effects his “cool” factor”, which will impact his youth vote.

Rebar on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“We’re all Choom Gang now.”

-18-24 year old voters

portlandon on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

He is a nasty passive-aggressive narcissistic goon, all out for himself.

He got where he did by his latte hue alone.

Thus he doens’t respect how hard others have to work.

He must and will be punished for his arrogance. He is a petulant underdeveloped teenager.

Teach him the first and last lesson of his life. Sen him packing.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

The gap in response is directly attributable to Obama’s vanity. It takes that long for his campaign staff to convince him that the stupid things he said are actually stupid.

Rocks on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Send him packing!

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Well, if he doesn’t want people talking about what he said, maybe he shouldn’t have run for President…

ironmonger69 on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

What barack has no patience for is an actual campaign where he isn’t being fawned over just for showing up. This is new territory for him, and the petulant child does not like having to ANSWER his critics.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Pantload just can’t keep steping in it…

Seven Percent Solution on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

To make sure that everyone has success. It’s in the Constitution.

- Zero

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

He wishes he hadn’t said it, but he did

period.

Tim_CA on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

And which party brought up the candidate’s wife?

djaymick on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Noted god-figure having trouble not being mortal.

Bishop on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

These dimwits had absolutely no problem with using other people’s words to beat them about the head with. “I can see Russia from my house” anyone?

Call the WAAAAAAAMBULANCE. What a bunch of whiners. This is what spoiled children look like, folks. The President of the United States is a petulant child who lost his big boy pants.

November can’t come soon enough.

kim roy on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I am not a witch

Haiku Guy on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM

And we saw how well that worked to salvage Christine’s campaign.

CurtZHP on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

To have to stand behind what you’ve said … showing a belief in your words, showing that your thoughts, words, feelings, and actions reflect the same person, showing a personal integrity, someone who others can count on. That’s asking too much.
/Obama

Paul-Cincy on July 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Thin skinned + fragile ego = Petulant tantrum thrower with launch codes.

Blame those who raised and mentored him and shielded him from criticism and failure. They made him what he is, and this is what is to expect when one is led to believe he can do no wrong and the world universe revolves around him.

hawkeye54 on July 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Its astonishing just how inept Obama and his campaign crew are in comparison to all the hype lauded on them during and after ’08.

thatsafactjack on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

People are waking up to the fact that the hip brother isn’t so hip when he’s destroying your way of life and stealing everything you own.

Bishop on July 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM

But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success.

Obama doesn’t seem to understand that you can’t make sure everyone has success. Each person has to accomplish that on their own.

hawksruleva on July 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

In another time, I could see this wild-eyed, man-god, purging his inner circle, in a heartbeat.

I think that he’s going insane.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

In both instances, the gap allowed Republicans to launch several ads without much competition for cementing the public’s impression of the statement, then Obama swooped in to give new life to the story when it might have been on the verge of dying down. Seems odd, doesn’t it, from the genius crew of Obama ’08?

Team Axlerod is playing by the 2008 media rules, which were when Obama makes a gaffe and then ignores it, the media either doesn’t cover it (the anti-coal or ‘bitter clinger’ quips) or downplays it (the Rev. Wright kerfuffle, where the media then said Obama gave the greatest explanatory speech in this history of this or any other universe). As a result, swing voters never cared about it, and continued to give Obama the benefit of the doubt through Election Day.

The problem for Axelrod is they didn’t care about it because they wanted to believe Obama was different, and he didn’t have an obvious record to make them think otherwise. Now he does, so those same remarks that the media still tries to ignore of downplay are matched up by the swing voters to Obama’s actions while in office, and the combination shows a pattern they don’t like. So the “Say Nothing and It Will Go Away” strategy isn’t working this time around, and as the polling numbers come in showing the lines are hurting Obama, he has to go out and try to apologize and hope that makes the problem go away (which it won’t, at least as long as he insists on going off-TOTUS on the campaign trail).

jon1979 on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Now, everyone whistle along:

As much as I love G&R, “Paitence” is just an awful, awful song. It is undeniable proof that there are some bands that just shouldn’t attempt acoustic ballads.

crazy_legs on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

“I am not a crook!”

Famous last words, ya’ll!.. lol

RadioAngel on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Fearless Prediction: Obama is going to run out of patience on or about September 1, and decide that he wants to spend more time with his family. He drops the bomb at the DNC, and the Convention nominates Hillary Clinton for President.

The problem with this scenario is that Hillary wins.

Haiku Guy on July 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’d total agree if it were any sane and rational person. But this is Obama and he will not go quietly. He’s going to be gripping onto the door as they pull him out of the White House.

He’s never had any kind of failure, adversity, setback, etc, and has absolutely no idea what it is and how to deal with it.

kim roy on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

These dimwits had absolutely no problem with using other people’s words to beat them about the head with. “I can see Russia from my house” anyone?

Call the WAAAAAAAMBULANCE. What a bunch of whiners. This is what spoiled children look like, folks. The President of the United States is a petulant child who lost his big boy pants.

November can’t come soon enough.

kim roy on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Just a reminder – Palin never said that. A Saturday Night Live skit said it.

hawksruleva on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

The President of the United States is a petulant child who lost his big boy pants.

November can’t come soon enough.

kim roy on July 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

he wears “mom jeans” remember?

(as I recall, the waistline is just below his n!pples)

Tim_CA on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

All that needs said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY-i3bClGyQ

Skwor on July 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

“[W]hat I know is that Jim’s story, my story, the story of so many of you, our success was made possible in this country because our parents, our grandparents our great grandparents, stretching all the way back to the founders, they had a vision that says, you know what, insists on hard work and individual initiative,” Obama said.

Jim created a business.

You, fool, created nothing, ever, except hot air.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

it’s a casual dismissal of what it takes to succeed mixed with a sense of entitlement to what entrepreneurs create, along with a tsk-tsk implication that they give nothing back despite the fact that they pay taxes. Gee, I wonder why everyone heard it wrong.

I knew MKH was a good addition to HotAir, but this hits it out of the park. I will be repeating this quote every chance I get.

Caiwyn on July 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Goebbels laughs his azz off in his grave.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Romney ahead of Obama in both Gallup and Rasmussen today. I think we know why he’s “losing patience” with having his own words tell the country who he really is.

Think of the meltdown today at barack HQ. Axelrod, on that MSNBC piece, was all sweaty and twitchy with his nasty little eyes darting all around. They are losing it.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Obama doesn’t seem to understand that you can’t make sure everyone has success.

His own success is the only one that seems everyone must understand.

hawkeye54 on July 25, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I think that he’s going insane.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Gratis

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship”

Obama.

No you’re not. That is NOT the job of govenment. And it is NOT the job of The President of the United States.

The Market issues the rewards. Nothing else.

Jabberwock on July 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Just a reminder – Palin never said that. A Saturday Night Live skit said it.

hawksruleva on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Yes, I’ve spent a good amount of time educating people of just that and should have added it in my comment. Thank you. :)

kim roy on July 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Rocks on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Imagine the scenario: Obama sticks his foot in his mouth again and his re-election committee goes into cringe mode.

Obama walks in and they’re all smiling meekly. Finally someone broaches the subject…”sir, did you mean to say___?”, “no sirreee, I said what I meant and I meant what I said!”

Two days later there are five different explanations stressing he meant what he said and making sound reasonable.

A week later surrogates are calmly explaining the nuances of the meaning of the word is as it relates to what Obama said.

Two weeks later Michele lowers the boom and Obama comes out whining about translations and mischaracterizations and declaring he didn’t say what we heard because people are too stupid to understand him.

DanMan on July 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Last time I ever shop at Costco …

TheLastBrainLeft on July 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

A little advice for him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCh7z5EwYF8

backwoods conservative on July 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Stop whining, Obama.

8.2%

Good Lt on July 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. BUT…”

Why does that statement need a “but”?

BlueCollarAstronaut on July 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

If you have to go back and try to explain it, you’ve already lost.

mustng66 on July 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship

He just dug the hole deeper with more class warfare. Success doesn’t need to be rewarded or punished by the government. These statements just get more and more revealing every time he speaks. He can backtrack all he wants, but it doesn’t cover up for the mocking tone in his first speech and the obvious disdain he has for successful people.

People like George Soros and David Axelrod and most politicians become socialists for power and money, but Obama really believes in this crap. It must be the drugs.

lea on July 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Well, I imagine it really sucks not to be getting a free ride like 08. Bless their hearts, MSLSD cannot do it all by themselves.

Southernblogger on July 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Last time I ever shop at Costco …

TheLastBrainLeft on July 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Plus, make it known to all you know.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM

He touted the story of Costco founder Jim Sinegal, host of the event

Glad I cancelled my Costco membership.

Need to eat at Chick-Fil-A more.

mankai on July 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Obama made his “you didn’t build that” comments on July 15. He released a response ad nine days later. He uttered his last major gaffe— “The private sector is doing fine.”— on June 8. His response ad came out June 25

You have the wrong date, MK. King Obama made his remarks on Friday, July 13th.

Link.

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Can’t wait for local trolls to call out Obama for his incessant whining and tell him to put on his big boy pants.

gwelf on July 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Mitt needs to keep up the pressure. Obaby is facing real criticism for once, and he can’t take it.

Nick_Angel on July 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Perhaps the most immediately evident trait of patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is their vulnerability to criticism and disagreement. Subject to negative input, real or imagined, even to a mild rebuke, a constructive suggestion, or an offer to help, they feel injured, humiliated and empty and they react with disdain (devaluation), rage, and defiance.

Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?

Flora Duh on July 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

“[W]hat I know is that Jim’s story, my story, the story of so many of you, our success was made possible in this country because our parents, our grandparents our great grandparents, stretching all the way back to the founders, they had a vision that says, you know what, insists on hard work and individual initiative,” Obama said.

Does anyone think this unfortunate sentence structure will be used to prove that he really DID mean roads and bridges? LOL!

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Can’t wait for local trolls to call out Obama for his incessant whining and tell him to put on his big boy pants.

gwelf on July 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

He’ll eternally be an underdeveloped narcissistic passive-aggressive “you owe me due to the hue of my skin” teenager.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

To expect so little of the first black pressident is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The Failed President is a narcissist liar, socialist, a statist, and is destroying America. He is a very dangerous man and ignores the law in general, the will of the American people, Congress, and the Constitution. There are no longer massive adoring crowds to deceive. For the first time in Barack Obama’s life, he is accountable.

Obama has never stood for individualism, capitalism, or liberty. The White House has been marginalized and he has proven himself to be the most inept president in modern history. He is symbolic of a man who has downgraded the White House, the Constitution, human life, foreign policy, race relations, and America herself.

The majority of Americans are sick of his condescension, his policies, his racist bigotry, and his incompetence.
This is the most corrupt, incompetent, dangerous tyrannical administration in American history. He is an arrogant, hyper-partisan, race-baiting, and a committed Black Liberation Socialist.

President Obama flaunts a sinister, in-your-face egotism; the self-gratifying arrogance of a narcissist that would issue an Executive Order sealing all of his personal records within 24 hours of taking office. His character is arrogance, conceit, egotism, vanity, hubris and, above all, rank amateurism. Barack Hussein Obama is not presidential, nor is he a moderate — far from either, in fact. This man is a far-left, radical, anti-America, plain-old-Chicago-thug politician.

Brushjumper on July 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success. Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success,” the president said.

He’s saying the same thing he said in Roanoke, i.e business owners are going to have to take the risks, and “we” (the government) are going to tax them to death in order to make sure someone else has a chance, er……. a piece of their “stash”.

It’s more redistribution claptrap. His mind is so fixed on the class warfare, “evil rich”, “at some point you have enough” theme that he simply cannot get away from it.

He made that clear in Roanoke, and the passion he displayed was perhaps the most disturbing part of that speech. He was whipping up hatred for those nasty, rich business owners who grab everything and leave the rest of all those equally “smart people” in the dust.

He is truly appalling.

Cody1991 on July 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It is an unmitigated disgrace that the POTUS is a proven liar and a racist bigot. What have we sunk to?

ultracon on July 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success. Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success

If it’s all about roads, bridges and teachers then what more do we need? These things are already funded up the wazoo and mostly on the local level.

Also, if the government invented and developed the internet so companies could just exploit it for profit then what do we have to show for the trillions we’ve spent in recent years? Where’s the flying car?

gwelf on July 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

He wishes he hadn’t said it, but he did

“If only we could reverse time”
/SCOAMF

Bitter Clinger on July 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

To expect so little of the first black pressident is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Which of course begs the question: What does it mean when we expect so little of the first black president, and he still fails to meet expectations?

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Zero to start rolling ball-bearings in one hand in 3, 2 …

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The MSM and most of the cable news started pushing on July 16th that he didn’t say what we heard him say even though it is in black and white for the world to see.They are wishing they had one of those memory flashers from Men In Black to use on us.Whoa,can I say black?

docflash on July 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship.

NO!!!! It’s not the government’s job to “reward risk and entrepreneurship!!” It’s the government’s job to stop impeding risk and entrepreneurship! The only kind of capitalism Obama can understand is crony capitalism, where he divvies up the rewards. Yet another reason he’s got to go.

morganfrost on July 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Obama and his believe that you, the people, are very stupid.

Show him in Nov.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I meant didnt get Osama

William Amos on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Understandable. Teddy Kennedy made that same error once too.

Del Dolemonte on July 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together…

This part, from Obama’s supposed walk-back of the comments, is really just another gaffe. We (who is this we?) are going to reward (how? with what power?) success.

If Obama was capable of even pretending to be American, he’d realize how utterly alien is the idea that the way success turns into rewards is that government steps in as an umpire and gives you the reward once it judges you to be a success.

joe_doufu on July 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Why does that statement need a “but”?

BlueCollarAstronaut on July 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Because everything that comes before BUT is BS, according to my local morning radio show host.

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

He touted the story of Costco founder Jim Sinegal, host of the event

…He hosted a fund raiser for JugEars?…I love that store…but no more! I have to add that to my wife’s ‘list’…and the one I keep in my car…(since I can’t remember them all… a month later!)

KOOLAID2 on July 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Which of course begs the question: What does it mean when we expect so little of the first black president, and he still fails to meet expectations?

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

1. That he is an empty suit, no curtain, no man.

2. The media eat his sh*t and mistake it for Beluga caviar.

3. There are a lot of stupid people in the US, and in general.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

But you don’t have a problem with Willard saying
the same $#!t.
This only proves that you have very little things to use against Obama, so you’re down to making stuff up.
Show me just one single small business who doesn’t get help from the government in one way or another. From grants/loans to infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) If you want to live where government has nothing to do with small businesses, move to Somalia. A very perfect example for government getting out of the way, and letting citizens “prosper”.

Salahuddin on July 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Who’s running this campaign anyway?

Oh yeah, David “Wile E. Coyote” Axelturd

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

“[W]hat I know is that Jim’s story, my story, the story of so many of you, our success was made possible in this country because our parents, our grandparents our great grandparents, stretching all the way back to the founders, they had a vision that says, you know what, insists on hard work and individual initiative,” Obama said.

Translation: I got rich writing two fake memoirs inspired by my Marxist father whom I never knew…

Pest on July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Ocranky forgets that not only are entrepreneurs taxpayers, they’re job creators, meaning they create additional taxpayers and consumers and help generate the additional taxes he keeps trying to raise to save his sorry backside.

stukinIL4now on July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

“USA, USA, USA”…brilliant!

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Salahuddin on July 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Private citizens pay for roads through taxes you Islamic nutcase.

tetriskid on July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

@goodLt:

Stop whining, Obama.

8.2%

Actually, the Dept. of Labor’s U6 unemployment measurement, which is far more accurate in that it doesn’t mysteriously eliminate unemployed people from the totals to falsely cut the rate, was last measured in June of this year at:

14.9%

Believe I’m losing patience with the steaming pantload that pretends to be President.

GrassMudHorsey on July 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Obama’s line about rich people wanting go give back is also stupid. They’ve already given back – by paying high taxes and employing people.

If they feel like they haven’t given back enough nothing is stopping them from giving back – they can (and do) start or fund charities etc. If government spending is the ultimate good that can be done with their wealth then why don’t they send all of their profits to the treasury? Nothing is stopping them.

Most of these people just want to use government to hurt the competition.

gwelf on July 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

“We’re going to reward risk and entrepreneurship. People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success. But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success. Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success,” the president said.

Once again, even leaving the “you didn’t build that” quote aside, is this passage a celebration of success? Is it a pledge to stand behind entrepreneurs?

In order to understand Obama’s worldview, you have to couple the “you didn’t build that” with his position on “salvation,” belief in the possibility of Homo Perfectus, and the ability of man to create “Heaven on Earth.”

“My individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Unfortunately, I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices to bring about a new day and a new age.”

- Barack Obama, 1995

“… my individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Um, unfortunately I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about a new day and a new age.”

– Barack Obama, 1998

“My individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.”

- Barack Obama, Dreams of My Father, 2004

“I ask you to take it because you have an obligation to yourself. Because our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.”

- Barack Obama, Xavier commencement address, 2006

“Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition.”

- Barack Obama, Wesleyan commencement address, 2008

“Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics. Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God.

I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN CREATE A KINGDOM RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.”

- Senator Barack Obama, 8 October 2007

It is not so much that Obama wants to “punish” success as it is that he wants to “punish” the thought that one might have that he achieved and is entitled to the fruits of it. For example, I have no doubt that Obama would cheer my success if I were to discover a cure for cancer, but I also have little doubt that he would believe that I should be “punished” through taxation or shame if I decided only to profit from it. In his view, it is the profit that is evil, not the success. As a result, it is incumbent upon him to instill in me a belief that I must “give back to society and those less fortunate and pay ‘my fair share’” and, if I do not, he will use the iron hand of government to make me do it.

The Nazis and Soviets cheered the success of their scientists…but only as long as the work and success was for the state and the individual subservient to it.

It is a fatal conceit of collectivists, who believe that they are morally superior because their intentions are “noble.” Whenever men set out to create Heaven on Earth, they inevitably end up creating Hell instead.

Resist We Much on July 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Brushjumper on July 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Holding in your feelings can lead to all sorts of physical and mental problems. Just kidding. Well said!

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Salahuddin. Haha you intellectual and moral reprobate! That is too funny.

tom daschle concerned on July 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

People are going to have to sweat and sacrifice for their success.

What?

But there are some things that we’re also going to do together to make sure that everyone has success.

What?

Not everyone’s going to succeed, but everyone’s going to have a shot at success,” the president said.

… that almost sounds … right … I think … — What?

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Private citizens pay for roads through taxes you Islamic nutcase.

tetriskid on July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Don’t bother.

Firstly, you can’t insult an imbecile.
Secondly, you can’t educate an imbecile.
Thirdly, Socialists are imbeciles.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

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