Mr. Obama last week said that the “private sector is doing fine…” and the Romney campaign put out this wonderful video showing just how wrong-headed and out of touch the man is.
What I find interesting beyond the absurd comment that the “private sector is doing fine…” is what he says right after that: he continues with “….where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy….uh…have to do with state and local governments…”
This part of Obama’s comment has gotten less attention, but to me it confirms that the first part is no mere gaffe — no mere inadvertent twist of words.
The full sentence betrays his profound, life-long avoidance of the private sector and his resultant inability to comprehend the free market economy that is the basis for the wealth and power of the United States. How else could he have referred to “state and local governments” as being part of the economy? Yes, I know that public sector workers earn money and spend it and are therefore part of the economy in that sense, but government is not a source of wealth and therein lies the key distinction.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels a rumored vice presidential possibility for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, questioned Obama’s ability to comprehend how employment works.
“He does not understand where wealth and jobs come from. It comes from a successful private sector or not at all,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Government does not create wealth or income. It just shuffles it around and charges a price, a cost for that service or disservice.” <source>
I love that Daniels actually questioned whether mr. Obama can even comprehend these issues, because the man’s lifelong education and experience and mentoring have been by Communists, Socialists, and those who hate America.
And is there any doubt that he was raised to hate the United States and capitalism? No. The journals and letters of his New York girlfriend (back in the 1970s) recently came to light (published extensively in Vanity Fair and in a new biography) and further cement what we already know about mr. Obama. One of the quotes speaks directly to his current erroneous and out-of-touch statements about the economy:
He wanted to get out of the corporate world he found so distasteful — he described himself as “a spy behind enemy lines” — and reimagine himself as a politician. <source>
Once again, the naked truth about Obama’s hatred of capitalism is revealed — “A SPY BEHIND ENEMY LINES” is how he described himself at a corporate job (what was that job, by the way?).
And once again, I say to all my friends who can’t understand why I say things like “Obama is a Socialist”, or “Obama hates capitalism”: listen to the man himself.