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Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody
Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:Optimist123, 10/5/2012 1:43:25 PM

President Obama, speaking in Virginia, said, "We don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country." "This country does not just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top," Obama said, according to a rush transcript of the remarks. "It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger. Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/5/2012 1:47:18 PM     (No. 8912305)

From the middle out. Same talking point as Joe Biden used yesterday.

I don't know too many middle class folks who plan to employ someone from the upper class, though.

Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 10/5/2012 1:47:39 PM     (No. 8912309)

How about Entitled to Entitlements? Oh yeah, all those who will vote for me.




Reply 3 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/5/2012 1:49:46 PM     (No. 8912315)

He puts it a step further. He doesn't believe anyone should be successful in this country period.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/5/2012 1:52:55 PM     (No. 8912326)

FTH: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

You mean even after they earn it?

This guy is a communist, and was reared to be one. Should we be surprised?

Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 10/5/2012 1:53:02 PM     (No. 8912327)

What?? I think that everyone is entitled to success if they work for it.

Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/5/2012 1:53:31 PM     (No. 8912328)

Said another way:

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

(sound familiar?)

Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/5/2012 1:54:03 PM     (No. 8912331)

Obama wants everyone to be equally poor and submissive.




Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/5/2012 1:55:06 PM     (No. 8912337)

This is consistent with the view from leftists that successful people won life's lottery, nothing more.
Combine this set of comments with the comments barack made that 'you didn't build it.'
Perfectly consistent with his world view, and he has surrounded himself with those who share that world view.

Reply 9 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/5/2012 1:59:56 PM     (No. 8912344)

Then why is this alleged American where he is? He didn't create it. He isn't entitled to it. Nor are his 'dark' minions with their Obama pho's...

May he rot.

Reply 10 - Posted by: reilly, 10/5/2012 2:00:10 PM     (No. 8912345)

If Obama wins, sell your stocks, folks. If Romney wins, buy more. If this country reelects this fool, we're in big trouble.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Aria, 10/5/2012 2:01:05 PM     (No. 8912349)

My husband and I both work for billionaires - works for us just fine.

Reply 12 - Posted by: thenightowl, 10/5/2012 2:01:38 PM     (No. 8912352)

Isn't that how he got his most recent gig? Entitled, not earned.




Reply 13 - Posted by: AlloySteel, 10/5/2012 2:02:40 PM     (No. 8912356)

Gaffe? Can ANYBODY say "Gaffe"?

Obama has outdone himself, and even Joe Biden, with this statement.

This is dreadful. What is the matter with his thought patterns? Does he even understand the term "success"?

Success is not the opposite of failure. Success is the application of lessons learned in the process of failure, and failure is linked indissolubly as one of the foundations of success.

The other foundations include expending effort smarter, not just harder, and having a pathway marked out with intermediate and long-term goals.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/5/2012 2:02:45 PM     (No. 8912357)

Truly scar stuff, but for somebody who is supposedly ahead he is spending an awful lot of time in VA and Ohio.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/5/2012 2:05:32 PM     (No. 8912361)

If that statement can be expanded to include no entitlement to unearned government handouts, he just lost 75% of his base.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 10/5/2012 2:06:38 PM     (No. 8912363)

Maybe not, but we ARE entitled to pursue without encumbrance from the government, you freakin' ___hole.

Reply 17 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/5/2012 2:07:33 PM     (No. 8912366)

Proving again how unequal to any real American is the imposter pig obama.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Prescient33, 10/5/2012 2:09:08 PM     (No. 8912370)

Nothing that spews from this man's gob should fool us. You have to read a bit, but it is all there-the subordination of the individual to the majesty of the central government, etc.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/5/2012 2:09:54 PM     (No. 8912376)

Does that apply to underachieving beneficiaries of affirmative action?

Reply 20 - Posted by: Rita, 10/5/2012 2:16:37 PM     (No. 8912390)

What happens to the US indoctrination camps, aka public schools, universities and academia, when Republicans sweep in November?

Will we EVER reverse the Marxism coursing through the textbooks, the union teachers of the fifth column and into the heads of the next generation?

America has no future until this barbaric theft of young minds is reversed.

Reply 21 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/5/2012 2:17:13 PM     (No. 8912391)

Obviously he was not speaking about the Kennedys.

Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/5/2012 2:22:42 PM     (No. 8912402)

But the middle class is 10% worse off after 4 years of Obama. When will prosperity come from Obama -- long after the middle class has died.



Reply 23 - Posted by: Bevan, 10/5/2012 2:28:58 PM     (No. 8912415)

Says the man that never worked a day in his life in the private sector .

Reply 24 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 10/5/2012 2:29:37 PM     (No. 8912417)

Obama knows nothing about history. Back in the early 19th century this country had two classes. The wealthy merchant class and the poor labor class. Even farmers, though they owned land, were largely poor.

The Industrial revolution changed that. The factories that the rich built gave employment to millions and fueled the largest immigration wave in history. But most of those workers remained poor.

Starting late in the 19th century both the Feds and the unions started to reign in the worst practices of the "robber Barons". They shifted the power structure so that employees had some control over their own future. Workers were really just slaves with another name often bound to their job by debt to their employer. They couldn't quit, ever.

What really changed things though were a horrible epidemic and a world war. These caused a huge labor shortage. With European immigration shut down and employees having more of a voice wages HAD to rise. And BOOM, America got a middle class.

A middle class that ONLY developed because the large factories and business' had to bid for workers labor.

The Middle class did not create the factories and business'. The business' created the middle class because they had to compete for workers. Without the worker shortages wages would have remained depressed and no middle class would have developed.

This is why third world nations stay that way, too little big business and too many workers.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 10/5/2012 2:33:18 PM     (No. 8912428)

Sorry to double post but I must state the obvious. Read the last line, isn't that exactly the population dynamic the left insists is the utopian ideal? A massive worker class with no "big business" component?

Reply 26 - Posted by: mermaid1, 10/5/2012 2:35:56 PM     (No. 8912435)

That is straight out of the Communist Manifesto.

Reply 27 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/5/2012 2:37:30 PM     (No. 8912438)

So WHY do you preach the opposite at every opportunity...think Affirmative Action, a misnamed program that gives preferences/entitled to success people just because their skin is darker then another person.

BS Alert!

Reply 28 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/5/2012 2:39:08 PM     (No. 8912444)

Barry just says a whole lot of nothing. Its jibberish. Inconsequential Platitudes. Jughead, you and the Mooch are doing well at the top, how about me, what are your plans to get me and my wife over to Spain for a five star vacation. Aren't we all entitled? Are you saying me and my wife have to keep scratching so we can pay you more taxes so you and the Mooch can take more vacations? Get to the point, you fraud. Stop lying.

Reply 29 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/5/2012 2:39:24 PM     (No. 8912447)

The 3 things Obama hates most in the world are a universal set of rules, individual freedom, and free markets. Putting in 8 hours of work and then going home does not and never will entitle you to success. At most it will keep you your job until someone comes along and offers to do a superior job or accomplish more for the same wage. Success comes when you invest (risk your capital) and provide better value to your customers. Union workers don't inherently fit any part of this definition.

Reply 30 - Posted by: lydwho, 10/5/2012 2:48:36 PM     (No. 8912471)

Grows from the middle out???? He must be talking about his brides BUTT!!!!!


Reply 31 - Posted by: JonBoy54, 10/5/2012 3:24:30 PM     (No. 8912550)

“We are all brothers under the skin - and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.”

-Ellsworth M. Toohey, from Ayn Rand's THE FOUNTAINHEAD

Reply 32 - Posted by: Hardright, 10/5/2012 3:42:16 PM     (No. 8912599)

Least of all you, you lazy under achiever. The only thing you're skilled at is your ability to use a Teleprompter and having the "right friends" to get you elected president. Hopefully, not for much longer.

Reply 33 - Posted by: pomom, 10/5/2012 3:50:12 PM     (No. 8912617)

''We Don't Believe Anybody
Is Entitled to Success in This Country''

This, from a man who lives in a mansion and flies around in a jet, all provided by taxpaying Americans.

Reply 34 - Posted by: BlueSkies, 10/5/2012 3:54:43 PM     (No. 8912626)

EVERYONE is entitled to success by their own efforts and on their own merits, and they are entitled to the opportunity to achieve it.

Reply 35 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/5/2012 3:58:38 PM     (No. 8912636)

Few of us here will ever be rich, but everyone of us who have children hope that they and our grandchildren will someday be rich. Even become millionaires. Do we really want the gov't to bad mouth their EARNED success and punish them?
Why would the Leader of our Nation target fellow Americans?

Reply 36 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/5/2012 4:25:49 PM     (No. 8912690)

Why ''target fellow Americans''? Because he is a statist, marxist, evil troll under false colors--ripping this country off by the trillions and getting away with it.

Never forget that Frank Marshall Davis and Rev Wright made him what he is!

Reply 37 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 10/5/2012 4:36:34 PM     (No. 8912723)

Ever hear of....

Affirmative Action??

There is 40 years of various groups deemed (by Government) entitled to success.

Reply 38 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/5/2012 5:14:17 PM     (No. 8912821)

Somebody remind me again about his wife's job and the circumstances surrounding it, when they lived in Chicago.

Reply 39 - Posted by: IloveteaMD, 10/5/2012 9:37:40 PM     (No. 8913187)

Will someone please tell me what in Hell this jackass is talking about? Does anybody understand this?? Seems like total nonsense to me!!

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