Obama to small businesses "You didn't build that"

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by ryoder, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    This is refreshing. We can see into his mind here with these statements. He sometimes lets down his veil and allows us in. He really believes in community service, government involvement, and European style public private partnerships, not individual excellence and rugged individualism.

    ‘You didn’t build that’  - NY Daily News
  2. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    There is a lot of stupid talk being espoused by both sides of the political spectrum regarding small businesses. I could write a lengthy essay on the topic but I'm sure this has probably been done by someone else.
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I closed the window as soon as I saw the name S.E. Cupp :thumbsdown:
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That may be so, but I have to say that this comment of Obama's was particularly inane.
  5. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Didn't he refer to working in the private sector as being "behind enemy lines" in one of his books? Not that I've read any of them but I think I heard a Fox talking head point it out. Perhaps it was taken out of context however this comment as Steve mentioned...was a very poor judgement call at best.
  6. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    Interesting man, our President.
  7. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Yes he did say that working for the private sector was working as a spy behind enemy lines.
    Blog: Obama 'behind enemy lines'

    This guy is definitely not a fan of the capitalist free market.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Listen/watch the entire clip. He was referring to something he's been talking about since he became a U.S. Senator: you're successes don't happen by themselves. This country's infrastructure, democracy, and culture all come together to provide support for everyone, including those who make it big.

    How is that bad in a democratic society?

    GW Bush used to say a lot of reasonable things. It didn't make sense to turn them into something they weren't. Instead, it made more sense to wait for the really stupid things he said and pounce on them. Certainly Obama's political opponents can do that, too, right? Or is making stuff up all they have left? If so, it's going to be a bad election year for them.
  9. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Romney has said the exact same thing. This nonsense about putting false words in the mouth of Obama reminds me of Rush Limbugh's recent assertion that Bane in Batman is a secret slam against Romney and Bain Capital. Many on the right have gone off the deep end in conspiracy theories and ridiculous assertions. Another example is Michelle Bachman's insanity regarding the person reporting to Clinton that is muslim. For that though there has been some sane push back thanks to McCain. I think many of these fallacies are primarily based in this strange need to hate Obama. It would work better in my opinion if people could just support Romney without the need to feel like they need to hate Obama as well. It makes sense for Rush to do that because he wants to increase his ratings. It is socially and culturally as well as personally damaging to spew so much hate though. Note, I'm not really referring to this thread specifically here. In the previous thread I just read there was some of that hate being exhibited though.
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    It's the internet. People like that scarcely exist in real life, but they thrive on the internet. I wonder if anyone has done a study on how globalization fosters group polarization.

    Anyway, the typical conservative I come accross in real life disagrees with most, but not necessarily all of Obama's policies, has no personal hatred of him and is way too busy making his/her and other people's lives better to argue pure insanity on the internet.

    The reality is that 1) the internet is perfect for extremists, inluding people like myself who are obsessive DegreeInfo addicts and 2) Rush Limbaugh is nowhere near as popular as once believed. A new, more accurate way of collecting radio listenership data is showing that hardly anyone listens to conservative radio afterall. Go figure.
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  11. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    As someone who listens exclusively to ESPN radio (Love Mike & Mike, The Herd, SVP and even Doug Gotlieb) I would love to see the new data on radio listenership. Where's the link?
  12. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The company is Arbitron Arbitron Radio Ratings and Media Research - Home. The device is called the Portable People Meter. Here is an article I found through a quick search on the internet that gives a good rundown of how it works. New measuring system could affect radio station ratings - JSOnline
  13. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    MC, thanks for those links. Pretty interesting stuff right there.
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  14. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but they can pick him up using their tin foil hats.
  15. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was quite bizarre. The next day Limbaugh tried to quickly say he didn't say what he said. He was stumbling all over the place.

    Then you have Glen Beck egging Michell Bachman on in regards to lunatic conspiracy theories. Ay dios!!!!!

  16. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Lets get real. Rush is an idiot. Hannity likes ratings and Obama is a massive socialist.
  17. jjohnston2020

    jjohnston2020 New Member

    People always quick to criticize, but always short on time when it comes to research. Yes, it was taken out contest. It takes a community for business to work.
  18. dlady

    dlady Active Member

    I didn't type this.
  19. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

  20. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    There was a great typing teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to type. Somebody invested in computers and the Internet. If you've got a sentence, you didn't type that. Somebody else made that happen.

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