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Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama – government supremacists cut from the same cloth

Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama – government supremacists cut from the same cloth

Neither Elizabeth Warren nor Barack Obama ever created anything. They have suckled at the teat of the taxpayer most of their lives and for almost all of their professional accomplishments.

Without government, Elizabeth Warren would be a nameless academic in a lowly regarded area of academia — but her reliance on big government allowed her to parlay that background into a plan for government control of almost all consumer transactions. And hence her claim to fame and her shot at the Senate.

Obama too never created anything. He is an agitator who used and uses government power to seek retribution against those he considers to have committed historical wrongs — except that he missed several generations. The people he seeks to punish committed no historical wrongs.

And both of them stuffed their pockets full of enormous hordes of cash and became fabulously wealthy through their reliance on government.

They are hypocrites cut from the same cloth.

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Professor, I think that your commentary could be applied to most liberals.

Liberals don’t create wealth but they sure do sap the resources of hard working American taxpayers.

Maybe my dream of total regime change in November will be a dream come true…

How’s about this:

If you’re a successful, liberal, academic (birm) who has a professorship in a “progressive” studies program; you didn’t get there by yourself, you had government assistance and State enforced threats that put you there. So you should be happy to be honored to give up 2/3’s (or more) of your pay in taxes (consider it a reverse rebate or as it’s known in Chicago style politics: “kickbacks” “protection” “arson insurance” “payola” “baksheesh”).

Nice academic career you’ve got there. It would be a shame to see something happen to it.

knowhatimean?

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to jakee308. | July 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Your comments nailed it!

    As for her collectivist mentality, obviously this moron never read The Little Red Hen.

    😀

On the one hand, the Obama/Warren “nobody gets here alone” tautology is only that.

It is like saying, “Nobody comes into this world alone”. That is just a bald statement of truth. Duh.

On the other hand, many of us live and die and never create a new thing, unique to ourselves.

Some of us do, and RARELY that is valued by others, and we manage the process of making it and providing it to those who want it more than their money so well we actually become wealthy doing it.

And that is what capitalism is. It cannot be done by loners acting alone. It does involve a vast network of people, some of them far away, and some of them people we might not approve if we knew them personally.

And it really does seem to someone like Warren or Obama like magic, because it works THAT well.

I’ll bet dollars doughnuts that O went off script here. Doubtless this is what the Marxist in Chief believes in his heart of hearts, but his handlers do not want the general public to know O for who he truly is. Remember the narrative: O is a centrist Democrat in the mold of JFK and Clinton. Those darned Republicans just won’t work with him!

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Malonth. | July 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    As a kid, we played with toys by Louis Marx while Obama was taught Karl Marx.

    Yes, I’ll wager Prez-O-Bama went off teleprompter, where he becomes a blathering, babbling idiot. Effortlessly.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Malonth. | July 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    @Malonth: I think he did go off script. I think he mangled his speech in the Daily Rushbo audio from the 4:10 mark to about the 4:32 mark so that it is being misinterpretted from what he actually intended his meaning to be. He says:

    “If you are successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life; somebody helped to create this unbelieveable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive; somebody invested in roads and bridges; [now comes the line that’s out of whack] if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    After listening to it three times now, I think when he said, “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” (which sounds like he’s referring to the business he just referenced), he mispoke. I think he intended the pronoun “that” to refer to the “roads and bridges” that he referenced in the prior clause – not to the “business” somebody built. I could be wrong, but that’s what occurred to me upon the third listening. Listen to the Daily Rushbo piece starting at the 4:10 mark to the 4:32 mark two or three times and I think you’ll see what I mean.

    He mangles his thoughts and words quite often when he goes off teleprompter or off prepared remarks. If I’m right, this time he’s getting skewered by conservatives for something he didn’t really intend to say.

    Which is perfectly fine by me!

      Midwest Rhino in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | July 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      hmm…. I think he was on script, he is just copying the Warren message. He is saying the company is built with government educated workers and government built roads. All the owner did was invest enough to organize the government built elements together into a unit. All parts are government made. Building the business is as simple (to him) as building with Lego blocks.

      Obama had no executive experience, and is so simplistic, he can’t understand the ingenuity involved in running a new business.

      Of course he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism, so I suppose he blames white colonialism for stealing all this advanced technology. It can’t be federalism or individual freedoms or the constitution, since he wants to fundamentally change all that. So I wonder how he explains American success.

        I don’t think he went off script. That line was preceded by the following: “I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”

      Whether he was referring to the bridges and roads or the business itself..they are both paid for by businesses.

      When Obama goes off teleprompter, he has a tendency to say what he really believes vs what has been scripted by his writers for public consumption. He also has a tendency to sound like a complete moron. I view those moments as the “real” Obama.

      I think you are mistaken there. I suspect that Obama’s true thoughts accidentally came out. This is one of the justifications of Marxism, if you did not earn something then you are not entitled to keep it. Therefore, you cannot complain when the government takes it away to give to someone else it deems to be more deserving.

In a sane country, with a small government, people like Obama and Warren would be fringe kooks barely scratching out a living.

They have no useful skills. Ironically, without the wealth of the free market system they so despise, most of them would wear rags and be perpetually in danger of starving to death.

Without government, Elizabeth Warren would be….. a lawyer ?

LOL 🙂 🙂
sorry I could not resist, no offense meant 🙂

Lying sack of sh.t! Damn, she’s gonna fill Ted’s seat just fine!

Apparently the Democrats have decided that their best shot is to run hard Left. Are they desperate, or has the country deteriorated so much that that’s where the votes are? If the second alternative is correct, I fear that, per Benjamin Franklin, the American people have “become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

(Note to Barry and Betty: The biggest rubes are the rubes with high self-regard. You view yourselves as entitled to rule, but you don’t have what it takes to be real despots. If you bring things to a point at which a world-historical man on horseback appears, be afraid, very afraid.)

Good point PJ!

LukeHandCool | July 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

“You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for.” Etc., etc., etc.

What???

The factory owner very likely paid/pays the lion’s share in taxes to build those roads and maintain them.

And, sorry to quibble but … nobody else uses those roads? Dizzy Miss Lizzy, if Frank Factoryowner, who works 85 hours a week and takes on a lot of risk pays for 90% of the cost of that road, while Nick Ninetofive, after putting in just 40 hours a week, pays 10% of the cost of that road and uses it just as much, if not more than Frank Factoryowner, to get to the lake to go fishing, to go to the store to get his beer so he can lounge around on the weekend and drink and watch the games on TV while Frank Factoryowner budgets and plans how to stay competitive …. I’d say Nick owes Frank a debt of gratitude.

The Frank Factoryowners of the world pay the lion’s share in taxes to make police agencies possible. I’d argue they get much less protection for every dollar they pay than anybody else.

Come on, Dizzy Miss Lizzy … look at you!

You became a Native American all on your own! (And made out like a bandit in doing so, too!)

None of us helped you do it! You did it all by yourself! Give yourself a high-five!

Anyway, at the risk of sounding like Jackie Gleason … “A Dash of Rush and a Splash of the Professor … How Sweet It Is!!”

LukeHandCool | July 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

If somebody can draw political cartoons, how about one of Dizzy Miss Lizzie and Obama lecturing a hen about how no hen ever made an egg on her own.

Every living thing on earth pitched in to make that egg.

“So, you laid the egg. Good for you! But …”

These people are insane.

Midwest Rhino | July 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

The (union) teachers and cops and (union) road builders are held up as the virtuous givers to society in the Warren/Obama psychodrama. Truth is, those unionists work only when they get double pay and a pampered monopoly. Their fat pension, early retirements are an anchor around our collective neck, as we wade into the dark waters of deep debt.

The self reliant, risk taking capitalist has always been the driving economic force. Government has a real role as regulator and sheriff, and provider of infrastructure … but all that feeds off the private sector.

Obama’s Chicago Way is the real evil … the power of government in the hands of a connected mob. Obama’s rewarding of union and bundlers, while assaulting Boeing and Gibson Guitar seemingly just for not supporting him. He uses the power of government to reward friends and punish political enemies.

“Pay to play negotiator” is the role of today’s government official … bend your knee to the regime, or no contracts for you or your state. The liberal elite deem themselves gods of society, while they are really the impediments. Of such high mindedness are fascist regimes made (I guess).

Combine Obama’s radical history with these things and his gun running (with an apparent coordinated effort to “work on gun control beneath the radar”) and we have the markings of a real tyrant wannabe.

The best summary I heard today was from Jonah Goldberg:
“There are so many logical fallacies crammed into this … it’s like a rhetorical clown car.”

Steve Jobs, you didn’t do it on your own. President Carter decided that Americans needed computers, and the rest is history. Huh?

Who, besides Jobs and Wozniak, spent days and nights creating – CREATING – something they thought would be really cool and folks would like it and use it. Then, they turned the cool breadboard into a marketable box – that’s the drudge work, what makes or breaks the whole thing. Then they got it marketed, also a feat.

Who did all that? It lived or died with Jobs and Wozniak. Their baby, their sweat, their potential failure, and hence, THEIR big win. THEY did it.

Bozo has no desire to even understand this. He claims his fair share. Why do we have a patent office? Get rid of that! Heck, just get rid of all private property! We all share it; nobody exists in isolation! “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

Bozo is such a loser. Yes, he hates innovation. He hates American innovation. He hates America.

    JerryB in reply to JerryB. | July 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This comes down to ownership. “Thou shalt not steal.” Steal what? What doesn’t belong to you. What belongs to you? What do you own?

    Hussein’s narrative is the denial of private ownership. Under his construct, use of supporting assets confers some degree of ownership. It’s beyond a fee for use, as in taxes for roads. No, Hussein confers partial ownership.

    But what is the limitation, i.e., how much ownership? Stock, maybe? No. Hussein supplies no limit of exchange. In other words, there is no limit to what the collective can claim from the individual. In this, Hussein has outed himself as a doctrinal communist, and he should OWN it (pun intended).

Reality is that the factory owner originally built his factory on water, and obtained his raw materials and then delivered his goods via ship. If you wanted ’em from somewhere inland, you hitched up your horse and wagon.

Mass transit in the metropolitan areas and to get to sources of raw materials originally was mostly the investment of private industry. Private industry invented and paid for canals and railroads. To the extent the government granted charters or helped fund railroads, canals, and then later, roads, it was because on balance it was obvious that the general public and the economies of various areas were going to benefit — and the government’s participation enabled regulation of the projects.

If Government roads and bridges and teachers are responsible for wealth and success…well, then why isn’t everyone wealthy and successful? Why doesn’t everyone get As? Do welfare dependents and union employees travel on some special set of roads and bridges that I’m not aware of?

    Apropos…the homesteaders and pioneers of the American Frontier who got there on smoothly paved eight lane interstates that were interspersed with Denny’s and police stations to lodge the occasional complaint about losing scalps…. or the Mayflower who got here on John Kerry’s yacht…

I might get in trouble saying this, but here it goes: We’re born with nothing except our smiling personality and the cutest dimples and we’re going to leave with nothing, in fact we’re all going to die; at least that what the Good Book says.

So, someone should contact the DHS, TSA, FBI, etc … and that someone said something rude to a Cherokee Princess and a presumptive Ruler of the Land!

Betty & Barry, yo!

In a sense, you’re correct: not everybody fails on their own. Lots of people get encouragement and help from government and demagogues like you.

    JerryB in reply to gs. | July 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    “I get high with a little help from my friends.” Lennon-McCartney – and Choom Wagon

Do the Feds, disguised as a “roving gang of thugs” count when they take on Gibson guitars? Or the IRS? Or the local cops playing SWAT and murdering innocents because they mess up addresses? Where is the protection?

This jackholes moral compass is broke.

Obama spending like a fool and can’t even get BLM wild horse management right.

http://blog.chron.com/hoofbeats/2012/07/watch-wild-horses-renegades-on-the-documentary-channel/

I betcha its Sarah Palin’s fault, must be with Government using those helicopters to round em’ up and kill em’.

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | July 17, 2012 at 2:24 am

Wow, don’t get Charles riled up.. I think he might have blown a fuse.. which is nice to see a litlle passion and life out of Charles for the intellectual logical common sense conservative cause.

Of course Charles is exactly right, and angered as well, as anyone who would be by Obama’s intended outrageous patronizing condescending lies and rhetoric. Obama really thinks all people are as dumb as he is, and or maniplutes people to become that dumb.

But of course in Charles’s subdued demeanor, he never wears his emotions on his sleeves when expressing his displeasure at such intellectual atrocities.

More dystopia, more joblessness, more months of falling retail sales numbers, more foreclosure, more diminishing of the GDP, more enormous debt, more out-of-control labor unions, more regulation, more scapegoating and blaming, more czars, more cronyism, more ambiguous foreign policy, more windmills…more Obama golfing. Yeah, more government does it for me alright.

jimzinsocal | July 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

^^Agree with TeaParty up there…as well as others.
More Obama collectivist “pitch” at what he considers “ripe” college age folks.
By saying all this we once again get a fairly accurate glimpse at who Obama is. Pretty obvious his success was dependant on others…thru school…community organizing etc. and that path basically is the same for many self serving..self expanding government workers.
What I found amusing was his silly and sophomoric assertion/assumption that suggests the internet was invented by government so money could be made by private enterprise. If he really read up he’d find quite the opposite. The intent wasnt to provide commerce with a new ball field. Business did that on their own basically after govermnment got out of the way.
As with many government programs, history seems to be rewritten by the paper shufflers.

George Jefferson and “Wheezy” would be rolling on the floor with laughter after hearing Obama take ownership of everyone’s success story.

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