Please ask Delegate Scott Lingamfelter not to listen to President Barack Obama too often. Too much of that kind of heartburn is not good for anyone.
Here is Lingamfelter’s latest email.
Some folks get pretty upset when those of us who are conservative say that President Obama is a socialist. Well, here’s what he actually said this week at a fundraiser at the University of Vermont.
“You know, each of us is only here because somebody somewhere felt responsibility, yes to their families, but also to their fellow citizens. Also to our country’s future. That’s the American story. The American story is not just about what we do on our own. Yes, we’re rugged individualists, we expect personally responsibility and everybody out there has got to work hard and carry their weight,” President Obama said at a fundraiser with college students at the University of Vermont.
“We also have always understood that we wouldn’t win the race for new jobs and businesses, and middle class security if we were just applying some ‘you’re on your own economics,’” Obama said.
“It’s been tried in our history and it hasn’t worked,” Obama said. “It didn’t work when we tried it in the decade before the Great Depression. It didn’t work when we tried it in the last decade. We just tried this. What they’re peddling has been tried — it did not work!”
When you read this carefully you see that sure enough, the President throws a bone to those who believe in hard work, personal responsibility and rugged individualism. But as you read on, you will see his socialist leanings creep in. First he presumes that what he said in the first paragraph really isn’t true, that getting out there on your own just won’t work. If that were not insulting enough to millions of small businesses across America that do just that, he concludes with the assertion that it “hasn’t” worked.
Obama’s assertion would be laughable if it were not so pathetic. Think about it. Not ever has anyone started a business without the nanny state’s help. Never have people been able to get things going without some government program. Never has anyone had a unique idea for which they risked a lot to attain. Oh really? Tell that to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates.
This President has no idea how economies work. For him, the socialist approach is the answer. Let the government step in. We tried that in the Great Depression but it was WW II, not the “New Deal” which brought the economy back. And it wasn’t government programs and high taxes that created the longest continuous economic growth in modern history. It was the low tax polices of Ronald Reagan. Sorry Mr. President, but your reading of history is make believe.
Jobs will return, folks, when he loses his.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Here is the full text of our president’s speech. And, yes, he is a socialist. Moreover, he wants to rewrite history and convince you that our best presidents were socialists.
What is worse is that Obama is a decisive force in American politics. Instead of protecting our rights and working for societal calm — letting each of us assume authority and responsibility for how we run our own lives, Obama seeks to pit us against each. When we could grow our economy and make everyone better off, Obama would rather wreck our country, just so long as he can control who gets whatever scraps are left.
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.