I was driving home from the radio station yesterday and tuned into a different radio program coming out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The host of the show was attempting a painful interview with a writer from the left-wing blog site Politico. The questions were bad, and the answers were strained, as they both desperately tried to follow marching orders from the White House and make an issue out of Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain Capital.
I actually found myself laughing at their back-and-forth because it was so awkward and, well, sad. It really makes you wonder whether these liberals who are desperate to talk about anything besides Obama’s miserable record think they are refocusing Americans’ attention. Not to mention that the pair on the radio totally ignored the monstrously significant story of Obama attacking the foundation of the American economy – small business and entrepreneurship – over the weekend. That gigantic elephant in the room just stared at them while they talked about Mitt’s comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission, whether founders of companies are really ever disassociated with that company no matter what they say, and so on. Let’s put it this way: it was bad radio.
But they were just doing their part, following the template and model set forth by mainstream media outlets. Unfortunately for all those folks, as I said yesterday on the show, ask an average American which makes them more likely to lose sleep at night: A.) the economic malaise we are caught up in because of Obama’s failed policies or B.) when was the precise date that Mitt Romney left Bain Capital. You aren’t going to get too many “B’s” to that question – unless you’re hosting a radio program in the afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or a guest on the show, of course.
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But despite their best efforts to distract on behalf of the current regime, the real story that is cracking through the media blackout right now is this speech by President Obama. Americans struggling in this Obamaconomy are getting the picture: it’s not going to get better under this President because he doesn’t understand what makes the economy work. New media is pushing that message through, despite the distractions of the left wing hacks. Veteran news man Brit Hume explained the real story:
Here is a man that believes not just that the government provided framework of roads, bridges, defense and law enforcement helps the private sector. He believes these things are the nerve center, the driving force. More important than any individual, talent, enterprise or initiative....
This is a view that successful businessmen, women are merely the ones who did better at taking advantage of the benefits that government has bestowed. Therefore, he thinks they should be glad to pay an even greater share of federal taxes than they do. He calls that, ‘giving back,’ as if the government conferred all that they have and they shouldn’t mind returning a bit more of it where it came from.
This explains why so much stimulus money was spent to protect government and why his legislation on healthcare and financial reform involved extending the reach and power of, you guessed it, government.
That’s the story that should be covered right now, because it’s the one Americans care about. The “You Didn’t Build That” speech is the best window yet into how this president thinks about business and why he’s presided over the weakest economic recovery in our country’s history.