Obama to America: Society is to blame

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Obama to America: Society is to blame

Dash: But Dad always said our pow­ers were noth­ing to be ashamed of, our pow­ers made us special.

Helen: Everyone’s spe­cial, Dash.

Dash: [mut­ter­ing] Which is another way of say­ing no one is.

The Incred­i­bles 2004

It’s a fair cop but soci­ety is to blame

Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus 1972

The talk of the net con­tin­ues to be the Obama campaign’s adap­ta­tion of the famous Eliz­a­beth War­ren “Good for you” speech.

Here is the a bit of Obama version

While it’s fun to make sure the pres­i­dent gets credit for the drug king­pins as well as the fac­to­ries, Michael Gra­ham notes that I’m being slack in the shar­ing or credit:

My only objec­tion is that the focus of their com­ments was too nar­row. The pres­i­dent says, “if you were suc­cess­ful, some­body along the line gave you some help.”

He’s right, of course. But why leave out our fel­low unsuc­cess­ful Amer­i­cans? Don’t they count, too?

and that’s when he hits a point of snark that means more than he knows:

There was a great teacher some­where in your life,” Barack Obama said about suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neurs. But the 30-​something stoner work­ing part-​time at the car wash and liv­ing in dad’s base­ment had a teacher, too. Lots of them. Tax­pay­ers spent around $100,000 on his pub­lic edu­ca­tion. Where’s the love?

Where’s the speech giv­ing teach­ers credit for the many barely-​literate Amer­i­cans who grad­u­ate high school with minimum-​wage skills, or who choose to live on the dole rather than work at all?

I sus­pect Bill Gates didn’t go to high school alone, but none of his class­mates cre­ated Microsoft. I’m sure John Schnatter’s didn’t have pri­vate tutors, why aren’t his class­mates run­ning the 3rd largest Pizza Chain in the coun­try? Jonas Salk wasn’t the only doc­tor in the 20th cen­tury. Why wasn’t there a line at the patent door to reg­is­ter polio vaccines?

Where are Joe & Mika class­mates TV shows? Why aren’t the other girls in Katy Perry’s home room tour­ing? Didn’t the same high school coach at Fort Osage Senior High School coach hun­dreds of other play­ers besides Albert Pujols where are their multi mil­lion dol­lar contracts?

Why isn’t the same soci­ety that the Pres­i­dent thinks is respon­si­ble for all these people’s suc­cess com­ing through for the rest of us? If you aren’t mak­ing your own Microsoft, tour­ing sold out sta­di­ums in Europe or even mak­ing it as a blog­ger and radio talk show host is it really your fault?

Let’s go fur­ther; if the pan han­dler, the drug dealer and the second-​story man had the same teach­ers, had the same fire and police pro­tec­tion and pub­lic util­i­ties an infra­struc­ture every­one else does is it YOUR fault the are where they are?

This is where the Obama’s & the Warren’s of the world reveal them­selves for what they actu­ally are. You don’t deserve credit for what you’ve done and you don’t deserve blame for what you haven’t. All the credit, all the blame and all the results belong to the col­lec­tive and it up to the enlight­ened lead­ers at the top to make sure you all get what’s right­fully yours.

I’m sorry folks you can wrap it up, you can call it “fair­ness” or “progressive-​ism” or any other adjec­tive you want, but it’s what it always has been, the same old Marx­ism that they couldn’t sell in the 20th cen­tury re-​packaged in the hopes of con­ning a whole new gen­er­a­tion that doesn’t know their history.

Update: A thought, last night I saw the Big Bang Episode The Zar­necki Incur­sion. Is it just me or do Obama & War­ren sound like Shel­don shout­ing “We did it” just after Penny kicks the bully in the nuts?

Dash:   But Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of, our powers made us special.

Helen:   Everyone’s special, Dash.

Dash:   [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is.

The Incredibles 2004

It’s a fair cop but society is to blame

Monty Python’s Flying Circus 1972

The talk of the net continues to be the Obama campaign’s adaptation of the famous Elizabeth Warren “Good for you” speech.

Here is the a bit of Obama version

While it’s fun to make sure the president gets credit for the drug kingpins as well as the factories, Michael Graham notes that I’m being slack in the sharing or credit:

My only objection is that the focus of their comments was too narrow. The president says, “if you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.”

He’s right, of course. But why leave out our fellow unsuccessful Americans? Don’t they count, too?

and that’s when he hits a point of snark that means more than he knows:

“There was a great teacher somewhere in your life,” Barack Obama said about successful entrepreneurs. But the 30-something stoner working part-time at the car wash and living in dad’s basement had a teacher, too. Lots of them. Taxpayers spent around $100,000 on his public education. Where’s the love?

Where’s the speech giving teachers credit for the many barely-literate Americans who graduate high school with minimum-wage skills, or who choose to live on the dole rather than work at all?

I suspect Bill Gates didn’t go to high school alone, but none of his classmates created Microsoft. I’m sure John Schnatter’s didn’t have private tutors, why aren’t his classmates running the 3rd largest Pizza Chain in the country? Jonas Salk wasn’t the only doctor in the 20th century. Why wasn’t there a line at the patent door to register polio vaccines?

Where are Joe & Mika classmates TV shows? Why aren’t the other girls in Katy Perry’s home room touring? Didn’t the same high school coach at Fort Osage Senior High School coach hundreds of other players besides Albert Pujols where are their multi million dollar contracts?

Why isn’t the same society that the President thinks is responsible for all these people’s success coming through for the rest of us? If you aren’t making your own Microsoft, touring sold out stadiums in Europe or even making it as a blogger and radio talk show host is it really your fault?

Let’s go further; if the pan handler, the drug dealer and the second-story man had the same teachers, had the same fire and police protection and public utilities an infrastructure everyone else does is it YOUR fault the are where they are?

This is where the Obama’s & the Warren’s of the world reveal themselves for what they actually are. You don’t deserve credit for what you’ve done and you don’t deserve blame for what you haven’t. All the credit, all the blame and all the results belong to the collective and it up to the enlightened leaders at the top to make sure you all get what’s rightfully yours.

I’m sorry folks you can wrap it up, you can call it “fairness” or “progressive-ism” or any other adjective you want, but it’s what it always has been, the same old Marxism that they couldn’t sell in the 20th century re-packaged in the hopes of conning a whole new generation that doesn’t know their history.

Update: A thought, last night I saw the Big Bang Episode The Zarnecki Incursion. Is it just me or do Obama & Warren sound like Sheldon shouting “We did it” just after Penny kicks the bully in the nuts?