If Mitt Romney is taking the presidential oath of office next January, he may have one speech to ultimately thank for it. And it’s not one he delivered. In fact, it’s one that his opponent, the supposed “smartest president we’ve ever had” and “great orator” Barack Obama just stammered through in Roanoke, VA.
For all of the efforts by President Obama’s campaign, and their helpful associates at the state controlled mainstream media networks, to focus on when exactly Mitt Romney left Bain Capital (has anyone actually paused to consider how pathetic of a campaign issue that is...“We can’t be sure exactly when Mitt Romney stepped down from Bain and whether he did any work for them after that date...is that the kind of man we want as President?! Pathetic.), that silliness absolutely pales in comparison to the seriousness of what Barack Obama just revealed about himself.
In a stunning speech that we could call his “socialist coming out party,” the President shockingly attacked the foundation of the American Dream, proclaiming that no one builds a business on their own. He went on to describe the necessary role that government plays in creating strong business success stories. It was a gulp-worthy moment for the President’s most ardent defenders. This was as clear and as aggressive attack on the individualism and free-market foundations of our country as the President has ever delivered. There’s simply no rational argument left to say that we have anything but a socialist in the White House.
The repercussions of that speech are only beginning to surface, as small businesses around the country are coming up for air when they catch wind of what Comrade Obama just proclaimed. Here’s one report:
The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the nation’s leading bipartisan small-business advocacy group, has released a statement criticizing President Obama for saying that it’s only through the grace of government that anyone has ever succeeded.
“What a disappointment to hear President Obama‘s revealing comments challenging the significance of America’s entrepreneurs,” NFIB President Dan Danne said in a statement to Mail Online.
“His unfortunate remarks over the weekend show an utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the people who take a huge personal risk and work endless hours to start a business and create jobs,” he added.
Precisely right. When you consider that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and this President is now on record not only calling to increase their taxes and financial obligations to the federal government, but also belittling their significance or sacrifice, it isn’t hard to comprehend why the Obama regime has presided over the weakest economic recovery in our country’s history. He doesn’t get it.
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To suggest that small business owners did not “get there on their own” is about as inflammatory as it can be to the people that actually make this country’s economic engine run. And that will be a big issue going forward:
“I’m sure every small-business owner who took a second mortgage on their home, maxed out their credit cards or borrowed money from their own retirement savings to start their business disagrees strongly with President Obama’s claim,” an NFIB spokesman said.
“They know that hard work does matter,” he added. “Every small business is not indebted to the government or some other benefactor. If anything, small businesses are historically an economic and job-creating powerhouse in spite of the government.”
Founded in 1943, the NFIB boasts of over 350,000 members and is officially a non-partisan organization (although it does contribute to Republican candidates).
It’s impossible to think that these remarks will be less important to voters – many of whom are employed by the small businesses and small businessmen the president just insulted – than the precise date Mitt Romney left Bain Capital. Plenty of traction will be provided to Romney’s camp as they seek to spread the message that there is a better way.
President Obama has just revealed himself to be an enemy to prosperity, success and the American way. That’s not likely to be lost on voters come November. This speech was simply devastating to the President. And it should be.