Obama’s Latest Projection

July 18, 2012

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Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings~wikipedia

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Well, it must be because I was just so smart.

Progressives who would really like to see the successful beaten down as much as possible are trying to put Obama’s recent remarks about business owners into a “context” that frames him as something other than the Marxist that he is.

Problem is their contortions actually take Obama’s remarks out of context in desperate attempts to make him appear more business friendly.

Actions speak louder than words though, and all we need to do is check the number of regulations and pages of tax code that Obama has piled on during his first term – which will positively define him as anything but a friend to business.

Here are his remarks, with the context pretty clear.  Share the wealth, my friend, share the wealth.

“We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts.  We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently…We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more …

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.

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.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own.  I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service.  That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together.  That’s how we funded the GI Bill.  That’s how we created the middle class.  That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam.  That’s how we invented the Internet.  That’s how we sent a man to the moon.  We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for president – because I still believe in that idea.  You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.”

Obama’s personality is such that he lives with a simmering contempt for anyone who has what he wants. He has to have the camera and the attention on him at all times.

So he brings in the pro basketball teams, to play with the stars, but then forces them to stop and watch (and cheer) him shooting baskets.

So he writes a “memoir” – make that two – to define his short and yet unaccomplished career before someone else put it into print. In his version, he can come out a semi-heroic, romanticized, winner.

So he has lots and lots of WH parties, and fundraisers, where he gets to be the top celebrity among a bunch of celebrities.

And, he accepts awards thinking – yes, this is pretty unusual, but being that I’m extraordinary, not so farfetched.  In accepting all the accolades that have been bestowed upon our lame President, there was probably not one second when Obama thought to himself, “Well, this isn’t about me, this isn’t about my outstanding achievements to date, my hard work and sacrifice. I really owe this to so many others.”

If that were the case, when accepting the Nobel Prize he would have had to thank the Bush administration.

Update:  Romney responds with a speech that is just about “pitch perfect”

 

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7 Comments on “Obama’s Latest Projection”

  1. Tom G Says:

    The man is a walking class-warfare machine PERIOD. I’m always tickled by people who voted for him and now have remorse…because if they’d paid attention they’d have seen he’s been clear about this the whole time. Lefties keep speaking of us as if we are tinfoil-hat folks, as if we just invented his admitted connection to Marxists, radicals, and believers in confiscatory government. THIS IS HIM FOLKS!!! If you don’t want or beg for his guiding hand, he loathes you.

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  2. John Boddie Says:

    Re: ” all we need to do is check the number of regulations and pages of tax code that Obama has piled on during his first term – which will positively define him as anything but a friend to business.”

    I believe a saw a recent article stating that federal taxes are now the lowest they’ve been in thirty years.

    Don’t overlook the fact that tax bills grow to be thousands of pages long because they include a long list of exemptions and exclusions (aka loopholes) that business has actively lobbied for.

    Also remember that every federal tax we pay has been voted on and approved by the Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Tax rates are not set by the executive branch.

    I understand that you have a visceral dislike of the president, but to take his statements as quoted above as being anti-business or anti-capitalism is just mystifying.

    As far as class warfare goes, one thing that’s certain is that the working class isn’t winning it.

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    • Sara for America Says:

      You’re right. If measured by growth in numbers, the welfare class is.

      Who was it who said: “I Get Up Every Morning And Think … Today I’m Going To End Capitalism” — Bill Ayers,the guy who helped Obama launch his political career. Now why would he do that, if Obama was a big, pro-capitalism kinda guy?

      Nothing in Obama’s past shows a predisposition towards being pro-business, pro-capitalism. You might say, well, the absence of that doesn’t mean he’s anti-capitalist, ant-business. But then you watch him bow in servitude to leaders of communist countries or countries where women are stoned for adultery…and it makes sense. How can you NOT have a visceral reaction where our President is concerned??

      This post isn’t about the Repubs and Dems in Congress and their own failures…it’s about the President, who I consider a disgrace.

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      • John Boddie Says:

        Being “pro-business” isn’t the same as being “pro-democracy” or “pro-citizenry.” The repeal of the laws (on Clinton’s watch) separating banking and investment banking was “pro-business” and it sowed the seed for what we’re now experiencing.

        Your recent post about Amazon was hardly “pro-business”.

        No matter who gets elected, the next four years will be very difficult ones. There’s a 50-50 chance that they’ll be worse than they are now.The first candidate who is honest enough to say this will probably get my vote.

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        • Sara for America Says:

          I strongly differ. My recent post about Amazon was very pro-small business. I thought I was clear that I am not a fan of that particular faceless model. That doesn’t mean I’m not “pro-business”. That means I simply don’t like the Amazon business model. You seem to posit that because I don’t like the Washington Redskins, I’m not pro-football.

          Wrong.

          I do agree though, that I can’t really see a good light at the end of this tunnel, and that nobody who is running offers any clear solutions out of our current desperate situation…..

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          • John Boddie Says:

            Under current conditions, the way out is going to fall on people like you and me and on others who aren’t as well-positioned as we are to weather the correction.

            It may be that the best way to start is to let the sequestration occur or, alternatively, raise the tax rates back to what they were under Clinton – which was the last time we balanced the budget.

            It seems to be forgotten that we need to generate a surplus in order to pay down the debt.

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