And we all know how notoriously sympathetic
these ACORN troops are to entrepreneurs
Well, poor little President Obama has had to endure the unkindest cut of all the past 10 days: the insinuation that HE, of all people, is insufficiently appreciative of entrepreneurs! Really, the gall of Mitt Romney and those waaaascawwy Wepubwicans...!
So the President who's never had a real job in his life took the stage yesterday in Oakland, California to clarify JUST HOW MUCH HE LOVES THOSE SMALL BUSINESS FOLKS...and this is how he did it:
“We built this country together — individual entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities and putting their sweat and tears into it, and all of us making investments in things like public schools and public colleges and universities, the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s how we sent a man to the moon."
OK, soooooo...on the private small business side of the ledger we have...:
1) "individual entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities."
...While on the benevolent big government side of the ledger we have:
2) "public schools
3) "public colleges and universities"
4) "the Hoover Dam"
5) "the Golden Gate Bridge”
6) "we sent a man to the moon"
Does anyone else find that list a little...unbalanced? A little short on one side? A little...ASKEEEWWWW?
Huh, it almost seems like President Obama seeks to aggrandize government projects, even as he protests how much he appreciates the private sector?
They say the first step to getting out of a hole is to stop digging. But how can you stop digging when you've convinced yourself you're digging the graves of the capitalists?
At almost the same time as Obama was sinking, errr, defending himself, Mitt Romney was getting interviewed by CNBC's Larry Kudlow on this very same topic. And Mitt put out his own off-the-cuff list of examples:
"It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy. We have always been a nation that has celebrated success of various kinds. The kid that gets the honor roll, the individual worker that gets a promotion, the person that gets a better job. And in fact, the person that builds a business."
So, Mitt puts out 4 examples...and not 1 big government "success story."
I also loved Mitt's line, "It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy." Reminds me of the perspicacious blogger who wrote in 2008: "Planet Obama is going to look a very alien place indeed to American voters over the next 9 months. Planet Obama will not be a place that non-Daily Kos Americans will even want to visit, let alone make their home."