Phelps owes us for his medals

From a friend watching the Olympics: “How about that Michael Phelps? But let’s remember he didn’t win all those medals, someone else did. After all, he and I swam in public pools, built by state employees using tax dollars. He got training from the USOC, and ate food grown by the Department of Agriculture. He should play fair and share his medals with people like me, who can barely keep my head above water, let alone swim.”

The note was merry and ironic. And as the games progress, we’ll be hearing a lot more of this kind of thing, because President Obama’s comment—”You didn’t build that”—is the political gift that keeps on giving.

They are now the most famous words he has said in his presidency. And oh, how he wishes they weren’t. Peggy Noonan/WSJ

I think this is the funniest thing I’ve read this week. According to Obama, there is no such thing as personal achievement in this country anymore. We’ve all “built it.”  Or made those medals possible. Seriously, someone had to build the roads so Phelps could get to the pool that someone else built. Never mind that we ALL pay taxes to build this stuff.

Obama’s big lie just continues, until unfortunately enough voters will believe it.

 

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3 responses to “Phelps owes us for his medals

  • bunkerville

    Bet it is the last time without the prompter. We were told he was going to use it less to be more spontaneous. So much for that.

  • Conservatives on Fire

    People are calling Obama’s words a gaff. This was not a gaff. This was one time the President let his guard down and told us what he really believes. His words are having a very negative effect on his campaign, in my opinion.

    • roxannadanna

      They also talk about “taking it out of context.” Well, if you listen to the entire speech, it’s worse! His disdain for the business owners and job creators is unmistakable. I agree with you – this has hurt his campaign worse than anything else has.

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