'You Didn't Build That.' Boston Globing for Obama

This week Obama, speaking off the teleprompter, said something that set off a storm of criticism: 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. Pat Sajak, of all people, best characterized the effect of this defining moment  on public opinion: It's as if President Obama climbed into a tank, put on his helmet, talked about how his foray into Cambodia was seared in his memory, looked at his watch, misspelled "potato" and pardoned Richard Nixon all in the same day. On Facebook Don Surber summed up voters' impressions quite neatly: Americans gave...(Read Full Article)

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