I don't care what anyone says. Friday, July 13, 2012, as our great leader signaled his goal to end constitutional protections over private property and therefore the pursuit of happiness, we were all witness to a day of extraordinary import for the exceptional presidency of Barack Obama.
Here is the video to commemorate that notable day:
Contrary to popular opinion, this statement should under no circumstances be viewed by the Republican Party as an opportunity to blast past the historic significance of the moment just to score a few one-liners for our ubiquitous sound byte culture.
Why spoil the magic with a flurry of 2 minute reactive videos cobbled together in an effort to win chicken scratch when we have a leader who has been this generous in his revelation of administrative policy? Proceeding thusly as if this gift was a hollow and evanescent one night stand, it is a grand scale waste of resources and opportunity. Republicans and Democrats alike should instead observe the raison d'être for this election of 2012, hidden within what I believe will one day be known as the
I know it's tempting, but this is not a time to retreat in political quips and gotchas – those are nothing more than empty calories in the grand scheme of things. The battle lines have been drawn and the Democrats have decided 2012 is the moment to move in for the death roll. They will be taking their best and most aggressive shot at moving America inexorably towards European Socialism if they win. So it has been foreshadowed in the video.
Behold, the speech at Roanoke represents the day that the emperor got his new groove by moving past the canned rhetoric of focus group-tested pabulum to deliver the meat and potatoes of Leftist strategy. At last, this was the speech we have all been waiting for. Monroe-esque in eloquence and stature, the President of the United States made clear that the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the Administration are involved, that American businesses, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth to be considered the subjects of future colonization by governmental powers.
To summarize, per the leader of the once free world, please be advised that if you have a successful business, you didn't build it and its profits don't belong to you. Rather, your accomplishment was built collectively by the people who taught you math and made the roads you drive upon.
Therefore, the people who build the roads and teach math have the same right to benefit from your good fortune after countless hours of uncompensated effort, 18 hour days, no vacation, no holidays, your risk taking and bankrolling. We must all share – although, I didn't hear mention that you as a business leader will be privy to a portion of the wealth that is being accumulated by union leadership and former Speakers of the House – et.al. But I suppose that's because you as a business leader don't create anything of real significance like a bridge or the internet. President Obama and government investment did all the heavy lifting with the money that they…gosh, I didn't hear mention of where they got all that money either. It must have been from President Obama.
I'm sorry. My point went by too fast, so you may not have had the opportunity to braise in the aromatics quite long enough to pick up the gist of the irony. (See what I did there? A little housewife lingo thrown in to show my solidarity with the Administration's growing list of non-producers.) Let's just put that on simmer for a moment to really appreciate the full flavor of what President Obama has said – The government justifies confiscating the profits of your hard work to finance their roads and bridges and internet which they then put their own names on as homage to their bullying acumen…as if no bridge was ever commissioned or built in the entire history of the world before the American government began flexing its New Deal muscle…and then the government uses the existence of the bridges which you paid for at twice the cost that the private sector could have produced them (and in double the time) all for the supposed betterment of mankind.
Now they are asserting that your use of these bridges and roads that you paid for is justification for taking more of your money because you had the audacity to actually access the bridges and roads… that you paid for.
Got that? So let's have a second helping of the diabolical genius at play here… one hundred years ago, the government began confiscating money from the taxpayers to create publically funded schools with the express purpose of leveling the playing field so that children could access education and improve the opportunities for all Americans – a move that has found the US ranked #18 out of the top twenty industrialized nations after only a century of the Left's tax and waste policies even though we outspend all of those top twenty nations in education.
The government's protectionism of the education system has reduced competition, thrown the citizenry to those wolves of special interest and union thuggery, caused billions of dollars in waste through the duplication of programs and standard-lowering policies all to justify the hiring of more administrators who will find more ways to waste your money. The oppressive taxes levied against Americans to fund the deteriorating school system forces millions of families to access those services when many would rather have accessed the private schools that they could otherwise afford if it wasn't for their high taxes.
And because they used the exorbitantly priced, substandard education that they paid for and somehow managed to survive and thrive in spite of it, they should now feel obligated to let the government tax them even more.
No beginning and no end to the unsolvable problem. See, we call that a paradox. I can't wait to see how Obamacare rolls out. I'm certain that you should have no expectation of retaining both of your kidneys since you will have accessed the medical care that you were forced to pay for at double the cost of what the private sector could have provided. You think you got your good health all on your own? Honey, President Obama gave you that and the randomness of your two healthy kidneys does not mean you should enjoy them both.
And here's the best part of all of this. The meme coming from the conservative media? Obama made a error which Romney can seize upon to illustrate the differences between the two candidates.
A gaffe. Really.
When Obama talked about the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor…that was a gaffe. When he chatted about celebrating Cinco de Quatro…that was a gaffe. When he said on Face the Nation that he was expecting to be president for the next eight to ten years…that was a gaffe. (Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.) When he gave the Queen of England an iPod…that was…well, that was a diplomatic nightmare, but let's not get into that right now.
Telling the hardworking and successful business leaders and entrepreneurs of this nation that they aren't smart or talented or worth the money they earn wasn't a mistake. In the words of the great Oprah Winfrey, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."
You have been given fair warning by Democrats. From their perspective, business leaders don't work. You don't contribute. You are a product of good luck. A leech on the artery of government's greatness. An obstacle to be overcome. Your success is just an example of chaos theory. You don't do anything. You're just a lazy taker who needs to be shown who is boss. And you're ugly and fat and stupid and you wouldn't be anything but for the benevolence of your government.
Not a blunder, my friends. This was an attempt to assert dominance where none exists. They are the words of a bully and they are an example of the kind of verbal abuse used to keep someone from feeling too independent. Forget the notion of faux pas. The president's statement makes up the sum total of what this election is about.
You the taxpayers, the producers are being whipped and beaten by a government that is drunk on its own sense of power and importance. November of 2012 will decide if the stalking will continue or whether it's time for a restraining order.