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In Other Words

Did you hear what the President said?

You may have heard that just the other day our President, Barack Hussein Obama, was caught saying these words; "If you've got a business, you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen.” Proof(!) that he is some foreigner socialist who despises success and needs to learn how to be an American (per the Romney campaign).

It's true. He said those exact words. He also said a bunch of other words that you may not have heard that contain the context of those exact words. Here are some of those other words:

"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.”

Now there were a lot more words both before and after that further enrich the context, but from just that bit the President's meaning was clear. America's greatness isn't all about "me and mine." It's more about "us and ours." Everything we have as a nation we built together. Some even gave their lives so that together we might be free to prosper.

We the people. A more perfect union. One People. We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. All men are created equal. Common defense. General welfare. To ourselves and our posterity. All of these words appear in our founding documents. From these words it is just as clear that our founding fathers imagined that together we could build a great nation.

President Obama has never discouraged or denigrated success, or successful people, in any way. He does believe successful people, including himself, should give back their share to the system that allowed them to prosper. A system built on the blood, sweat and tears of generations of Americans.

These aren't socialist ideas. They're American ideas. This cult of selfishness that pervades today's political discourse must end if our union is going to survive. We didn't get where we are today by just looking out for ourselves. What a preposterous notion.

Listen to the President's full remarks here:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Roano/start/3144/stop/3977

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RL July 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Brian - Klein is "respected" - by fellow liberals. This guy is a huge lib. What do you expect him to say? Policy wonk in DC = he drinks lots of liberal kool-aid. Start using more "respected" sources.
Racer X July 25, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Whoa Isley. He, like you, is only loyal to some Americans, but not the ones who are footing the bill. Religion has nothing to do with it. Your whole Mormon argument is absurd. What is the name of your business, so I may avoid it?
Racer X July 25, 2012 at 05:11 PM
The point is that this is an issue even a child would understand.
Racer X July 25, 2012 at 05:14 PM
"...........most respected policy wonks in Washington." Really, by whom?
Gregory July 25, 2012 at 05:15 PM
LOL.....thanks for the link Brian. It just truly shows how childishly, stupid and desperate Fox is with their political propaganda...they should be so ashamed. This just truly puts an official seal on Fox's stupidity...seriously "Lemonade Stand"? Can we start a petition to stop allowing other human beings to put such shame on the human race. These poor children are simply following their parents...it's so sad. One little girl's comment "It's rude" LMBO..what little girl really cares? The only thing this is worth is providing great content for a parody..

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