“I Wasn’t Born With a Silver Spoon in My Mouth”

19 Apr

At a campaign appearance in Ohio yesterday, Obama continued his usual class warfare tactics:

Obama:  “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”…(And?? I’d love to know how Mitt Romney being rich has anything to do with his ability to be an effective President)

“Why would we want to cut this program to give folks like me a tax cut that we don’t need and that the country can’t afford?” Obama asked. “What’s the better way to make the economy stronger?”

Romney responded:

“One of the things that’s most disappointing to me in our president has been that over the past three and a half years, he has engaged in constant efforts to divide America…And each day if there is a problem of some kind, he points to some group of Americans that must be responsible, never saying he’s responsible for the mistakes he’s made.”

A little background on Romney’s wealth:

“Romney is sensitive to perceptions that he grew up wealthy, so Obama’s “silver spoon” remark could strike a nerve. On the campaign trail, the former Massachusetts governor sometimes talks about his father, George, growing up poor and driving across the American West looking for work. When Mitt was born, the family was middle class, moving from Detroit to the tony suburb of Bloomfield Hills only after Mitt was a teenager, when his father took over American Motors. Although Mitt’s parents helped fund his college and graduate education, and helped him and his wife, Anne, buy their first home, he did not inherit his parents’ wealth; he amassed a multimillion-dollar fortune on his own, working at Bain Capital.”

So, Mitt Romney did not inherit his parents’ wealth; he became a multi-millionaire on his own.  Isn’t that exactly what is great about America?  But, let Obama tell it and people like Romney are the problem.  Millionaires are not something to strive to be, they are suspect.  What’s great to Obama is letting the government provide everything for you.

Ever notice how it’s always someone else’s fault other than Obama?  What leadership!  You’d think that Obama would know the first rule of leadership by now…even children’s movies know this:


HotAir has more on this.





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