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Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT by tapatio

Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

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KEYWORDS: 2012; bhofascism; bhosocialism; burymiddleclass; classenvy; classwarfare; commiefilth; elections; entitledtosuccess; envy; failureisanoption; fairness; fairshare; fubo; liberalfascism; marxism; marxistcoup; marxistscum; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; obama; obamanomics; obamatruthfile; obamunism; socialistdemocrats; success; youdidntbuildthat
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1 posted on 10/05/2012 9:58:26 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: tapatio

This country does not just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top,” Obama said, according to a rush transcript of the remarks. “It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger. Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out. We do not believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country. But we do believe in opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibilities are rewarded and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody’s doing their fair share. And everybody’s paying by the same rules. That is the country believe in. That is what we have been fighting for the last four years. That is what we’re going to put in place in the next four years if you reelect me as president of the United States of America.”


2 posted on 10/05/2012 10:00:02 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio

Does he believe everybody is entitled to an 0bamaph0ne?


3 posted on 10/05/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: tapatio

Video at link


4 posted on 10/05/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio
Obama: "It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger."
Biden:"The middle class has been buried the last four years"

So, who has been burying the middle class the last four years, and who will help the middle class in the future?

5 posted on 10/05/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: tapatio

On its face that is a mostly true statement. No one is entitled to success, but they are entitled to the opportunity for success. What one does wth that opportunity is up to him. With that said, and knowing what I know about our moron President, I am pretty damn sure he also meant that no one is entitled to the opportunity for success.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: tapatio

Then Obama, you are NOT entitled to a SECOND TERM.

Can you say “President-elect Mitt Romney?”


7 posted on 10/05/2012 10:03:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: tapatio

“Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out.”

What does that even mean?

Producers grow economies,because they are the ones providing the stuff, made with the jobs they hire people to do, so that those workers can buy it with the paychecks those producers give to them.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 10:04:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: tapatio
“everybody is getting a fair shot’

Anyone else says this and it means equal opportunity. When he says it it means redistribution of wealth.

9 posted on 10/05/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: tapatio

“...and everybody’s doing their fair share.”

His base isn’t going to like that one.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: sean327

I think what he meant is that if you ARE successful, you are not entitled to keep the fruits of that labor, you gotta share.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 10:06:15 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: tapatio
"everybody's paying by the same rules"

??????????????

12 posted on 10/05/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tapatio

Of course not....to a Democrat, success implies some form of actual work ——a paycheck or payout for actually doing something! They’re not about anything in that genre.

They’re not interested in paychecks, they’re interested in payback! And that sure as (you know what!) don’t mean work.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sean327
What he means is that nobody is entitled to the FRUITS of their success.

14 posted on 10/05/2012 10:06:29 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Biggirl

Nice.:)

Interesting how almost everything obama says can instantly be used against him.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: VanDeKoik

[[“Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out.”

What does that even mean?]]

It measns he wants America to becoem fat and lazy living easy off other peopel’s money- Growing from the middle out- overweight-


16 posted on 10/05/2012 10:08:25 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: tapatio

Dems believe you’re not entitled to your earnings, either.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tapatio

yet every moocher is entitled an Obama Phone.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: kosciusko51
Obama: "It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger."
Biden:"The middle class has been buried the last four years"

Perfect!

19 posted on 10/05/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: tapatio
How very "Marxist" of Obama to say these things, loudly and clearly now....

The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.” ― Karl Marx
20 posted on 10/05/2012 10:09:54 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: tapatio

This is like watching a nervous breakdown occur on a national stage. If he were a celebrity, it would be curious and sad, but he’s the President of the United States. His life is unraveling before him on live TV and his tone is becoming one of person out of touch with reality and descending into depression. This sort of thing could get darn scary by election day if his strange behaviour keeps up.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: tapatio

What the hell DOES he think the government has to do with it in the first place???

He DOES seem to think people are ‘entitled’ to have your money being ‘redistributed’ to them if you are a success, though.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: tapatio

But he does believe everyone is entitled to a fair share...


23 posted on 10/05/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: tapatio

0bama believes one person’s success should be SHARED by everyone. He truly believes that. He’s said “everyone will get their fair share”. He said it in the debate. He’s currently spreading America’s wealth to the rest of the world to ‘level the playing field’; BAD FOR US, great for them! That’s why we’ve slipped in global competitiveness. ‘2016; Obama’s America’ explains this well.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:25 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: tapatio

People aren’t entitled to “success”, but they’re entitled to:

ObamaPhones
ObamaFood
ObamaHousing
ObamaTransit
ObamaRomneyCare
ObamaHeat
ObamaEverythingelsetheycouldpossiblyneed


25 posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tapatio
We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibilities are rewarded and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody’s doing their fair share. And everybody’s paying by the same rules.

That's interesting. He apparently realized his oops. Here's what he said in his closing statement at the debate:

.....they have an opportunity to succeed. And everybody’s getting a fair shot and everybody’s getting a fair share. Everybody’s doing a fair share and everybody’s playing by the same rules.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: tapatio

Just once I would love for someone to slap the SNOT out of that bungling fool. well, besides MOOCH.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: tapatio

[[Obama: ‘We Don’t Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country’]]

so when obama tries to nail romeny on the 47% remark, romeny can simply throw this back in his face- but of course, romney won’t- He’ll just stammer when obama brings up the 47% remark, or try to explain it away, digging himself in even deeper witrh the mainstream media who lvoe to twist his words- He should refuse to answer the 47% accusations from obama and instead turn it around and ask why the president of the united states feels that peopel aren’t entitled to sucess i nthis coutnry- ask him why he’s waging a war on successful people-


28 posted on 10/05/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: BitWielder1

Bums are not entitled to the fruits of my labor


29 posted on 10/05/2012 10:12:57 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: VanDeKoik
In that sentence, “everybody” means us taxpayers, particularly the so-called “rich.”. We all have to give our “fair share” so he and his wife can live high on the hog and he can distribute our wealth to the unions, friends, and “his people.”

FUBO!

30 posted on 10/05/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy (The debate was a gunfight, and Obama brought a knife.)
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"We have come too far to abandon the change we fought for these past few years.
We have to move forward to the future we imagined in 2008 where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.
That’s the choice in this election and that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States.”

~Barack Obama




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31 posted on 10/05/2012 10:14:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tapatio

WTF is the middle-class? I thought this was the United States, not the British Empire.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 10:16:29 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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“What does that even mean?”

Precisely - and what do any of these same, worn out repeated statements mean, even to his own supporters?

“...not anyone is entitled to success”. What the F*** is this suppose to imply???

My only conclusion is that this a**hole of a president wants his base of victims to assume that anyone who has succeeded financially in life does not deserve what he/she has accomplished and that they have “unfairly” achieved their dreams.

Who are all of these successful, middle class business owners who have succeeded and failed to “follow the same rules” or failed to pay their “fair share”??

Answer - there are no such group of unfair winners. They are, however, a target to spread Obama’s false narrative of class envy and class warfare to obtain votes. And his completely, brain-dead supporters go along with this jackass without even realizing the stupidity of the argument they’ve bought into.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by motoman
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To: tapatio

I think a question for Obama is: Is the country itself entitled to success?

Why can’t America be successful, prosperous?


34 posted on 10/05/2012 10:17:10 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Obama is a cold-hard commie. How can we allow this idiot to get a second term? He must be stopped.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: tapatio

Obummer: ‘We Don’t Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country’
That`s why I want you NOT to succeed, you SOB-
I want YOU TO FAIL MISERABLY AND eat your own words,
you POS Obummer


36 posted on 10/05/2012 10:21:53 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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My husband and I both work for billionaires - and so do most of the people in my neighborhood. The neighborhood where I live is nice and values are stable because we are all benefiting from the risks taken and the true grit of a few people who in the 1970s had a great idea and the fortitude to see it through.

Seems like Obama doesn’t even understand this since it happens without government intervention.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 10:23:02 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody’s doing their fair share. And everybody’s paying by the same rules. That is the country believe in. That is what we have been fighting for the last four years.

soooooo, will R&R be able to articulate that this statement means that 'the rich' should pay their fair share, %-wise, as the '47%' ??? or does this mean that the '47%' needs to be paying more ???

better get slo joe out in front and doing damage control...doh !!!

38 posted on 10/05/2012 10:23:10 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: VanDeKoik
"Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out.”

I've been growing from the middle out for years. :o)

39 posted on 10/05/2012 10:24:06 AM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: tapatio

Literally, he is right (though I’m not sure this is the way he meant it). ‘Entitled to’ means ‘having an unconditional right to’ or ‘being guaranteed a right to’ something. No-one has a natural ‘right’ to success in this country, whether they work for it or not. We are all entitled to the MEANS to success through our own efforts, indeed. But the very problem of the ‘entitlement society’ we see developing around us is surely that too many people DO believe that they are ‘entitled’ to ‘success’ without having to get off their butts and work for it.

No government endows ‘success’, nor is that its role. The role of government is to provide a climate and environment which enables those who wish to work for success to achieve their dreams.


40 posted on 10/05/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Biggirl

“Then Obama, you are NOT entitled to a SECOND TERM.”

He is entitled to an opportunity to EARN a second term.
So far he is doing a LOUSY job of earning it.


41 posted on 10/05/2012 10:25:15 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: tapatio

What is it about the Kenyan anti-Christ and Virginia that when he visits, he keeps sticking his foot down his mouth till it comes out the other side of his alimentary canal?


42 posted on 10/05/2012 10:25:36 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: tapatio

Stop trying to make logical sense from the applause lines spoken to the envious and resentful cretins!


43 posted on 10/05/2012 10:25:50 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: tapatio

That should be fairly obvious to anyone with knowledge of his record.


44 posted on 10/05/2012 10:27:51 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: CottShop

“so when obama tries to nail romeny on the 47% remark, romeny can simply throw this back in his face- but of course, romney won’t- He’ll just stammer when obama brings up the 47% remark, or ...”

After Wednesday you would think that some of you would have moved off of the whole “Romney isnt going to do...” line of BS.

Obviously you guys weren’t very good at reading him, but insist on putting words in his mouth.


45 posted on 10/05/2012 10:27:57 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: tapatio

but green jobs deserve success yes? I mean that’s why we support them with our tax dollars, right?


46 posted on 10/05/2012 10:28:40 AM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: tapatio

Did Obamugabe say this today in Virginia? (or was it yesterday?)


47 posted on 10/05/2012 10:29:13 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: tapatio

“we’re gonna put in place the next four years”??

So it’s not in place after your first four doofus?


48 posted on 10/05/2012 10:29:47 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: tapatio
And everybody’s paying by the same rules.

I wonder if obamma believes he played by the same rules?

49 posted on 10/05/2012 10:33:33 AM PDT by rawhide
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After HS, I thought I was entitled to more... so I went on to college.

I had (at one time) 3 part-time jobs + classes while I was a student. In college all my friends where out having a great time and a wonderful campus experience... I had to WORK...I always worked and kept at it until I graduated.

After college I was on my way, and when I thought I was STILL ENTITLED TO MORE ... I took a part-time job, in addition to my straight boogie... so I could get more than I had and ALL I AM ENTITLED TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is how it works.

I don't think that I am unique in this.

Why is it so hard for Mr. “O” and his lazy and spoiled supporters to comprehend.

50 posted on 10/05/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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