Last year I had a few opportunities to navigate the highway maze that is Houston in the great state of Texas. Were it not for my trusty Garmin Nuvi I would still be trying to find my way out of that labyrinth. One day as I was driving along a Houston freeway I came across a billboard advertising legal help to anyone who had been the victim of “mistaken identity”. All anyone need do when faced with this problem is call the catchy phone number 713 WASNTME.

This has been Team Obama’s strategery since The One walked on the pristine waters of the National Mall’s reflecting pool and took his rightful place in the Big Chair. Recession? Three and half years later Barry still boldly declares “Wasn’t Me!” Trillion dollar deficits for as far as anyone can project? The One firmly decrees “Wasn’t Me!” Run the country without a federal budget for over three years? Same answer: “Wasn’t Me!” Blame W. Blame the “obstructionist” congress despite having had super majorities in both houses. It’s like someone in the White House gave The One an “easy “ button and he just keeps hitting it.

Well, now The One has a new tune. He’s gone from “Wasn’t Me” to “Wasn’t You”. During a campaign swing through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Barry sent a very clear message to hardworking Americans – specifically those who have managed to be successful despite his best efforts to derail them with the federal juggernaut. Saith The One:

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. (Emphasis added)


So, Dear Reader, your personal success can always be credited to “someone else”. You may have gone to school, taken out student loans, come up with an entrepreneurial business venture and taken the personal risk in launching it with no one to pick up the pieces if you fail but yourself. You may have endured long days and short nights sweating the small stuff. Your spouse and children may have forgotten what you look like because you spent so much time on the road or at the office. You may have done all of this and you may well have succeeded.

Just understand that it wasn’t really you. It was someone else. And now you must remunerate this “someone else” in the form of higher taxes. You must do this in the name of “fairness”.

Bear in mind this proclamation comes from a man who, prior to his elevation to the Oval, never actually presided over anything remotely resembling a business venture where the success or failure thereof depended on him. He never met a payroll. He never held a job of any particular consequence. His only accomplishment of note was his authorship of not one but two “autobiographies” both of which seem to be full of exaggerations and very liberal indulgences in artistic license.

Other than a dazzling smile and an ability to effectively deliver a well written speech from a teleprompter, Obama brings little talent to the table. His willingness to credit “someone else” for another’s success may come from his own life experiences. He is always willing to crow about even the slightest bit of his own alleged success. His failures, which are legion, somehow always end up at the feet of “someone else”.

Ronald Reagan said that “there is no limit to what man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit”. It’s one thing for the achiever of success to credit someone else – it’s another thing entirely for someone like Obama to diminish the success of hardworking Americans by insinuating they owe others for the fruits of their own labor.

And yes, somewhere in Tennessee, Algore is wearing a “I used to be the next POTUS” t-shirt and shouting at the television set “Dammit, Barry, I invented the internet!!”

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