I sure don't see any comparison. Maybe he was looking for another comparison?
Obama's Entire Speech
"Well, it is great to be back in the state of Tex [laughter] state of Kansas. I was giving Bill Self a hard time, he was here a while back.As many of you know, I have roots here. I'm sure you're all familiar with the Obamas of Osawatomie. Actually, I like to say that I got my name from my father, but I got my accent and my values from my mother. She was born in Wichita. Her mother grew up in Augusta. Her father was from El Dorado. So my Kansas roots run deep.........
Hmm, weren't his grandparents "fellow travelers" aka communists? Obama's speech then descends into a class warfare mode. Obviously he's either too dumb to understand that in any economic downturn the rich will be the last effected, it doesn't mean they had anything to do with the overall economic situation. It's like running from a disaster, the old, the weak, the crippled always are the first to die and the last ones standing are those with the best health and who can run the fastest. Same in economics. If only someone with a capitalist understanding could make our dunderheaded President understand that simple fact of life. But no, he'd rather play the blame game and try to institute class warfare as it fits his politics of division he's practiced since day one while pretending to be a uniter. Liar in Chief.
"These aren't Democratic values or Republican values. These aren't 1%
values or 99% values. They're American values. And we have to reclaim
them. And in 1910, Teddy Roosevelt came here to Osawatomie and he laid out his vision for what he called a New Nationalism."
Obama is moving away from his support of OWS since it's not been as popular a stance as he'd first hoped. Oh, someone else also liked Osawatomie between Roosevelt and Obama. They were "progressive" too. Weather Underground? Now who does that make us think of? Is there any connection there with Obama & friends? Can you say Ayers? Can you say Dohrn? Don't we love coincidences? What's the last thing those two were up to? I wonder if their hearts swelled with pride as their friend Obama, son of a fellow traveler like them, took the stage near their old headquarters of the Weathermen Underground?
But, lets continue with more from Obama.
"Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt's time, there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let's respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. "The market will take care of everything," they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes especially for the wealthy our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn't trickle down, well, that's the price of liberty.Now, it's a simple theory. And we have to admit, it's one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That's in America's DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. It didn't work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It's not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the 50s and 60s. And it didn't work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory."
It doesn't work?!!! It has NEVER worked?!!! He wants us to follow a new Theory. Oh, he couldn't resist another hit at individualism, freedom from excessive government and our stupidity on a DNA level. That latter means someone he imagines has better DNA should be in charge, aka him.
"Now, this kind of inequality a level that we haven't seen since the Great Depression hurts us all. When middle-class families can no longer afford to buy the goods and services that businesses are selling, when people are slipping out of the middle class, it drags down the entire economy from top to bottom. "
Blah, blah, blah, the 1% again, blah, blah, blah. He just assumes inequality of wealth hurts people with no proof whatsoever. If I have the same things I had before the economy ran into a problem, then I'm not hurt by someone else having more. If instead I make foolish mistakes, buy bigger home than I can afford after lying on mortgage applications and then accept terms which are harmful, then why should I blame others for my own foolishness? Should I look around for anyone who didn't make such mistakes, see them better off for not having done so, and then blame them instead? This guy is all about class warfare, a typical tactic of the far left constantly, the "progressives" who still dream of that Great Socialist Empire they want to build in America.
Most of the speech is American Pie stuff, but underlying that crust on it is the Socialist Agenda, which is what Obama and his grandparents he mentions were all about.
If Obama wins this next time, maybe Osawatomie can put up a statue of him there too.
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