I was in China last week learning about what it is like for people that live in a country where the government is considered the prime decision-maker, more wise than the individual. In China, the government's pervasive influence can be felt in every single aspect of life. As I considered how grateful I am to be from the United States, I read on the news that my president thinks that the hardworking entrepreneurs that created the economic booms and amazing inventions in the United States are actually not responsible for their own success. The leader of the free world is trying to make the case to the citizens of this unique country that we are only successful because of government. This correctly was offensive to many Americans whose hard work is the bedrock of this country and always have been.
Thanks to freedom of speech afforded us here, we have the right to oppose this ridiculousness and stand up for those that he won't - the small business owner. Obama doesn't care about business owners, that is not the demographic he is after. So, he can say whatever he wants.
But, Americans know better. This one needs to be shouted from the rooftops. We must keep reminding everyone that our president, the guy who is the leader of the free world, the man who presides over the world's flagship democracy, the president of the country that was once lead by President Reagan, actually thinks this:
There are swing voters who aren't paying attention yet. So, let's make sure to keep this one going until they are.