Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Class Warfare Card Played From the Bottom of the Deck

From: The Washington Times:
"President Barack Obama addressed supporters in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday [July 13, 2012] afternoon and took a shot at the business community. President Obama dismissed any credit business owners give themselves for their success":

"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  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.  (Applause.)
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen..."




President Obama no longer makes any pretense about his class warfare feelings. This is obviously no longer just a ploy for votes. Barack Obama's hatred for the free enterprise capitalist system, and for those businessmen who have been successful is evident.   The years Barack Obama spent with his mentors [the anti American, anti capitalist, anti Semitic Rev Wright, with Communist Frank Marshall Davis and with the terrorist Bill Ayers] have obviously helped form the views he has now of America's free market system.  This is who president Barack Obama is.

President Obama's attacking of the successful, and businessmen in this country has reached a sickening crescendo, culminating with this latest attack on successful Americans.  This is playing the class warfare card and playing it from the bottom of the deck.

This time president Obama you have gone too far.  I want to tell you a story.  My hero, my Dad, came to Houston, from St. Louis with our family in a station wagon in 1963.  The family business, which included my grandfather, my father, and my uncles in St. Louis, went bankrupt.  So, with almost no money and just a station wagon, my Dad thought that there was a better opportunity for work in Houston.   He received no help from the federal government.  He did not take welfare payments or get unemployment benefits, or food stamps. With my brothers Sandy and Brad, we would go around looking for scrap metal at various businesses that different companies wanted cleaned up.  We would get batteries, used copper wire and small items like that.  Eventually, my Dad saved up enough money to buy a pick up truck, where we could get bigger loads.  Later he was able to buy an even bigger truck with a lift on it to buy and sell even bigger loads of scrap metal. With hard, hard work and yes intelligence president Obama, my Dad was eventually able to purchase  this small scrap metal yard.  My Dad didn't have a big business, but he was eventually able to hire 3 and 4 workers and pay them well.  My Dad's scrap metal business became very successful.   Brad, Sandy, Susan and I are so appreciative of our Dad for all that he provided for us. There is no way we could repay our Dad for all he did for us.   My Dad became a successful businessman, president Obama, and he did it with hard work and intelligence.  He did it with zero help from the government.  My Dad passed in December of 2007, and I know I  speak for the rest of the family when I say he is still a role model that has shaped all of our lives. We will always love and think of our Dad.  He was a good, generous, and decent man who let us know that it is all about family.  We will never forget that.

So, you see president Obama, I take what you said personally.  You may have thought you were just degrading some evil rich people, but you were degrading people like my Dad, and I won't stand for it.

My Dad was a good man.   I am ashamed to say, I can't say that about you, Mr. president.

16 comments:

bradley said...

Big mike, the comments by Obama today were sickening and ANYONE who grew up with the "greatest generation " parents like ours, knows how much sacrifice and hard work , , WITHOUT any government help , went into their lives. Like our pop, my father in law went to school 30 years and had a very successful optometry practice and no Obama, he did it himself without government help!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Brad. I thank you for saying that about Francine's great Dad. Love you brother.

Tracey said...

Good job putting into words what millions of hard working Americans want to say but don't have the gift you obviously have! I really loved your mom and dad like they were Nussenblatts!

Big Mike said...

Thanks so much Tracey. You don't realize how much those kind words, especially about Reenie and Pop mean to me!

Shannon Hancher said...

I couldn't have said it better.

Big Mike said...

Thanks Shannon!

Anonymous said...

Amen Michael. My Dad had a bulk oil plant in East Moline IL for Standard Oil. He fought in WWII, as an older soldier in the Army (Battle of the Buldge) even though he had 2 little ones at home & his Father was born in Germany. Jimmy Carter's lame excuse of a Presidency really hurt my Dad's business. He would be rolling in his grave. He would have been 101 yrs old yesterday (same as Ronald Reagan) ...both would be appalled. It sickens me what the results of dumbing down our society has become. Thank You for writing this. Excellent. I can see through your writing that your Father instilled excellent values in his children. God Bless
Krissy in ATX

Big Mike said...

What a great Dad and grandfather , Krissy! No wonder you are such a great patriot!! Thanks for your compliments KC. God Bless!

susan said...

We were so lucky to have parents that set such a great example. Not only did our parents work hard, but all four of us as their children continue to work hard every day. That certainly is the Amerian way.

Big Mike said...

Thanks sister!!! Great comments! Love you!

Cathy York said...

Michael, you did a great job with this post. Thanks for sharing with us, your readers and on-line friends, the story of just how great an American your dad was.

It pains me to say that you are exactly justified in taking the President's remarks personally. They revealed the depth of his contempt for the private sector and the hard-working men and women like your mom and dad who helped to build this nation into the greatest economic force in the world. It's rather sickening that he and his administration have gone to such lengths to destroy their efforts. Our country simply cannot afford another four years of his harmful ideology wreaking havoc with our lives.

Big Mike said...

Thank you so much Cathy for your well thought out incisive comments. You are so correct, Cathy. There is no pleasure knowing we have a president of the United States who is so antithecal to the basic values of what this country stands for. How could this have happened? Better yet I pray it doesnt happen again.

Greg in Moline,IL. said...

He is so out of touch with reality that he thinks that anything he says is the truth. He is attacking Romney only because he cannot run on his miserable record. And the mainstream media has bought into the same unreality because they failed to vet him like every other Presidential candidate.Mainstream media is in disarray and they can only blame themselves. We know how businesses are built because we have established them or helped build them, often from humble beginnings like your Dad did. Capitalism works, Socialism prostitutes indivilision and grows stangate because no one puts out more effort than the minimal they can get by with. Capitalism breeds hope. Socialism breeds dismay and broken spirits. God Bless you and your Dad's soul for writing this!

Big Mike said...

God Bless you Greg! Great comments!

Joel said...

Thanks, Michael, for sharing your story! My dad, too, carried on the successful machine works business that my grandfather started. He felt that government got in his way most of the time. We all know now what President Obama meant by hope and change, and we don't like it! Romney needs to give more speeches like the one he gave in PA to defend the free enterprise system. He must win in November!

Big Mike said...

Amen Joel! You have a great family Joel! Bless you and your Dad and all your family Joel. Thanks for sharing!!