Obama to Olympians: You Didn't Win That

Swimmer Ryan Lochte claimed the first gold medal for U.S. athletes at the London Olympics on Saturday. But Barack Obama has a message for Lochte, and other American medal winners: You didn't win that. "Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own." But what about all the hard work, all the training, that Olympic athletes endure to attain success? "You think you've been successful because you work hard; a lot of people work hard." Maybe Olympic success is the result of smarter training? "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." Sorry, America's Olympic athletes; you didn't win anything. You're simply the end product of governmental policy. "Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive." Wait, some might object, you're taking Obama's recent comments in Roanoke out of context. He was...(Read Full Post)