I saw a video of President Obama trying to explain away his class warfare speech that he gave in Virginia in July 2012. You know the one. The phrase that everyone takes from the speech, “you didn’t build that” is what everyone has focused on. Pro-Obama folks will tell you that he wasn’t talking about the businesses when referring to what was built or not built by the owners of the businesses (or by successful people). “He was talking about the roads!”
Now if you just watched that video alone, Obama comes across as a pretty genuine guy. His tone he uses when talking about his opponents taking his words out of context are spoken with such indignation. Why…he was just trying to rally everyone around business owners!
He isn’t trying to rally the country around business owners, he’s trying to berate them. When talking early in the video about successful people, he mocked them as if they are saying of their success “well it must be because I’m just so smart”. You can hear the laughter of approval in the background as the president speaks these words. He goes on “it must be because I worked harder than everyone else”.
This is not a man that is trying to rally people around business owners. He was preaching to the choir. He was doing a stump speech to justify his rhetoric about taxing the wealthy even more than they are now. After all, how can anyone be against taxing the hell out of those ungrateful rich people since they use the roads and bridges that were made by everyone else? Well that was the plan anyway.
You think you’re so damn smart. You think you work so hard. We all work hard! It’s laughable how juvenile this is, but listen to the cheers.
The problem that Obama has is that he can’t say these things in a vacuum. He has to pander to several groups of people in order to gain their vote and win this election, but the problem is, these groups overlap. There are plenty of hard-working, buysiness-owning Democrats in the US, and when they hear this stuff, it doesn’t exactly resonate! Whoops. Time to backtrack. There was a meeting that took place somewhere discussing the strategy to try and fend off the mistake made while giving that speech. I guess the winning formula was to blame others for taking his words out of context, and paint a picture of him trying to rally the troops behind the business owners.
But how does he get in this mess in the first place? I’m pretty sure I know how. Have you ever heard how it is much easier to tell the truth, since you don’t have to remember anything? Well Obama is just like a liar that has to remember a story when he goes “off-prompter”. He actually believes in the stuff he spoke about in Virginia. He is a European-Socialist kinda guy. He thinks government has the answers to all of our problems. It’s in his nature to stand before a crowd of people and feed them a bunch of rhetoric designed to incite anger and resentment toward those “more fortunate” and make them believe that those very people got to where they are today on the backs of the rest of us proletarians using “our” money and labor.