First, he tells America’s entrepreneurs and businesses that “You didn’t build that!”
Now, the POS is telling every American who has achieved financial success, not only “You didn’t build that!,” but “You didn’t earn that!”
Conservative Byte reports that on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, Obama was campaigning in Fairfax, Virginia, and said this:
“We don’t believe anybody is entitled to success in this country.”
H/t FOTM’s beloved moxielouise
The background of the POS’s remarkable statement is traceable to a speech he made in 2005, in which he declared that any success an American has in the private sector is due to “blind luck” and piggy-backing on “a generation of women doing someone else’s laundry and looking after someone else’s children to get you here.”
Aaron Klein reports for WND that Obama said that in his keynote address at the Harvard Law School Association “Celebration of Black Alumni” Award Luncheon on Sept. 17, 2005, in which he was the recipient of that year’s award.
During a question-and-answer session after his speech, Obama spelled out what he called a “major ideological battle taking place right now in this country,” which he believed “we can win.”
Arguing for a larger role for government in health care, retirement and national infrastructure, Obama caricatured the free-market system as “the ownership society” where “We are all in it by ourselves.” As he portrayed it, the free-market system is a dog-eat-dog social Darwinian world where we each sink or swim with no outside help: “Retirement? Retirement account. Figure out how much you can save. It doesn’t matter that your wages haven’t gone up in four, five years. It doesn’t matter that you are being squeezed by all sorts of costs from $3-a-gallon gasoline to the costs of higher education for your child. You figure out how to save.”
Obama took a direct shot at successful Americans, mocking their achievements as “blind luck”: “that idea (of an ownership society) … it’s particularly attractive, I think, for those of us who are successful, because it allows us to be self-congratulatory and say, in fact, the cream rises to the top. You know. Look how well we did. Everybody can do what we did. Denying the role of blind luck that played in getting everybody here. Or the sacrifices of a generation of women doing someone else’s laundry and looking after someone else’s children to get you here.”
Obama then proposed to replace his caricature of a free-market system with a government-run system: “But the market fails sometimes and where it fails we have got to help people because that is what has always been done. … You know the railroads didn’t just appear.”
I’ll play armchair psychiatrist: Obama is projecting his life history onto us. It is his success that’s all due to blind dumb luck.
In my post of September 24, 2012, “B.S. Obama’s entire life is a lie,” I point out that Barry and Mooch (the latter in her speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention) like to portray him as having come from poverty. In his books, speeches and media interviews — [cue the plaintive wails of violin strings!] — Obama claims to have grown up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an impoverished Third World country (Indonesia), and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances.
But the truth is Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Steven Dunham Obama grew up in privilege. He was born to a maternal grandmother (Madelyn Dunham) who was the vice president of a bank in Honolulu. From ages 6 to 10, B.S. Obama lived in the home of his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, in an exclusive section of Jakarta, Indonesia. The family was so well off that they hired a gay transvestite nanny to look after boy Obama.
As recounted in the Washington Examiner‘s Special Report “The Obama You Don’t Know,” when he was 10 years old, mommy sent him back to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents who paid for his education at the costly elite private Punahou School — one of the most expensive schools in Hawaii — which Obama attended from 1971 to 1979. Obama admitted in his memoir, Dreams From My Father, that his grandfather had pulled strings to get him into Punahou: “There was a long waiting list, and I was considered only because of the intervention of Gramps’s boss, who was an alumnus.”
After he graduated from Punahou, Obama went across the Pacific Ocean to attend the private Occidental College in Southern California. Today, tuition for a full-time student at Occidental College is $43,490 per year, which doesn’t include room-and-board and the costs of books and supplies.
After two years at Occidental, Obama transferred to another expensive private university, Columbia University, where no student or faculty can remember ever having seen him in the two years he supposedly spent there. After he graduated from Columbia, Obama went to yet another expensive university for his law school — Harvard University.
By his own account, Obama was a mediocre student in high school and college who lived a “party” lifestyle of cocaine and booze. Since he refuses to make public his college records, including his GPAs at Occidental, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School, as well as his SAT and LSAT scores, we can assume that those records are lackluster because, being the grandiose narcissist that he is, he would most certainly make known those records if they were sterling.
After Harvard Law, he taught for 12 years at University of Chicago Law School as a part-time lecturer (NOT professor!). Despite Time magazine gushing in 2008 about Obama being “a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students,” his law student evaluations show him to be a mediocre teacher. After his first two years of teaching, his popularity fell steadily. In 1999, Obama was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at Chicago Law School that year, with only 23% of students saying they would repeat his racism class. By 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.
And, unlike others on the Chicago Law School faculty who published numerous articles in legal journals, Obama’s byline did not appear in a single legal journal while he taught there. Nor did he publish any articles in legal journals before and after his stint at Chicago Law School, which is puzzling for someone touted as “the smartest man ever.”
While he was teaching part time at Chicago Law, he served one singularly undistinguished term in the Illinois State Senate. According to Gov Track.us: “From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%.”
Then he was elected to the U.S. Senate where, after having served only two lackluster years, he decided to run for president and became his party’s nominee. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he was hailed as messiah and compared to Jesus, despite his mediocrity and in spite of his pro-abortion and pro-infanticide positions that are the antithesis of Christ. With just a vague campaign slogan of “Hope and Change,” millions of Americans projected their dreams and fantasies onto this man whom the media deliberately failed to vet, and elected him President of the most powerful country on Earth.
After just 9 months as president, without a single foreign policy achievement, he was “awarded” the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
In other words, when Obama decries success as due to blind dumb luck, he was describing himself. For surely, his astonishing successes are not due to any excellence on his part.
Yes indeed, Obama. You didn’t build that! And you most certainly didn’t earn, don’t deserve, and are not entitled to your success.