With His Silver Spoon Spiel, Obama Unwittingly Made the Case FOR Private Enterprise!
By John W. Lillpop
President Obama fired the latest round from his class warfare arsenal on Wednesday as the intensity of the 2012 presidential campaign escalated. Regrettably, there was no commiserate enhancement in substance, as the president plied more of the same old rhetoric meant to distract voters from considering his performance in office.
As reported at the reference, in part, Obama said,
"I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance, just like these folks up here are looking for a chance,” he said, drawing polite applause from the swing state crowd."
Clearly, The One was trying to contrast the privileged lifestyle of Mitt Romney, the rich, Caucasian Republican, to that of Barack and Michelle Obama, humble African-Americans of modest means.
But in declaring the Obamas free from the plague of “silver spoon” help, Obama unwittingly made the case FOR free markets and private enterprise!
To wit, where else in the world could a man of such meager roots rise to become the “most powerful man” on the planet, and his wife the First Lady of the most prosperous nation in human history.
Indeed, the Obama experience proves that America’s system works wonderfully and that one does not need to be born with a “silver spoon” in order to prosper here!
It also makes an excellent case for shrinking government, rather than wasting additional trillions of taxpayer dollars on programs that simply do not work!
Obama needs to understand that the essence of American-style capitalism is that government must be kept at bay and prevented from implementing measures that kill jobs and stunt economic growth.
Get it, Barack? The secret is to keep government off the backs of private enterprise so as to unleash the forces of opportunity and innovation.
By doing so, the need for a “silver spoon” is supplanted by individual initiative and the magic of economic liberty!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 1:14 AM