Forum: Liquid Lounge
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 youâve got a business -- you didnât build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didnât get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is this: when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.â
That is the full quote by Obama. Then we get this:
Its been horribly fascinating to watch the right wing brainwashing machine slowly warp this thing into an idea that is really sticking in the heads of many americans. And its totally out of context compared to what he actually meant. Its one of the most cynical things I've seen in a while.
I guess I can imagine a way of thinking that would find his main point insulting but I would have to be incredibly SirFlipsALot New
start up you own business, run it for a decade or so, do what is necessary to make it successful... RandyH New
I agree with all of that. But I still can't take 100% of the credit. That was his point. SirFlipsALot New
"when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative". Verbatim from the quote! SirFlipsALot New
That is very contradictory to " If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."... 2 Pinecricker New
I have yet to come across a right wing article or talk radio commentary that did not play the quote in its entirety... RandyH New
I agree with all of that. My main point was noting how the meaning had been twisted into something that wasn't intended. <NT> SirFlipsALot New