Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Obama's Rewrite of History, Rugged Individualism Becomes Rugged Collectivism

Andrew Cline writes apropos last night's performance:
If you want a good distillation of this president’s wrongheaded view of the United States of America, look no further than this rhetorical bit from the end of tonight’s State of the Union address: “No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each other’s backs.”
Unity is central to American identity, but not the way Obama envisions it. E pluribus unum is not Latin for, “Hey, bro, let’s invest in some infrastructure together.” The notion that this nation is one big team that acts collectively toward shared goals set by the state would be completely foreign to the men who founded it. But that is Obama’s concept of America.
Could he be mistaking America for--oh, I dunno, off the top of my head--Soviet Russia?

Update: Rules for living--never eat at a place called "Mom's"; never play cards with a guy named "Doc"; and never vote for a lefty preaching "fairness."

Update: Mark Steyn says:
When a politician uses the word 'fairness' what they mean is government management of relations between individuals.

Update: No hope, no change.

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