If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.Read the rest of the president’s equally revealing comments, captured here by Zero Hedge (H/T: Small Dead Animals).
Obama is making the mistake of reasoning from the particular to the general. He, himself, is a gaudy butterfly that was nurtured in a cocoon of anti-American radicalism, and who benefited his entire adult life from the assistance of ideological mentors, bent on living out their totalitarian fantasies vicariously, and Democratic Party apparatchiks, who greased the skids for his rapid political advancement. In other words, he is largely the loving creation of his handlers, who smoothed his path and did practically everything but carry him in a sedan chair to his current residence on Pennsylvania Avenue. So, devoid as he is of genuine learning, real-world experience and the habit of critical thinking, Obama assumes that this is the way it works for everybody. He - in spite of his inherent greatness! - might still be ineffectually haranguing small groups of neighborhood malcontents had it not been for the small army of helping hands that shoved him up the career ladder; therefore, you (poor schlep!) must obviously need similar assistance –and, truth to tell, far more, because, let’s face it, he’s special and you’re just, you know, you.
And what greater, more lavish, hand is there than the hand of government? How can you possibly miss with Big Government propping you up? And whatever possessed you to think that you were the captain of your own destiny, rather than, at best, a midshipman hoping for future preferment on the ship of state?