Today, radio host Rush Limbaugh said, “Obama wants to stigmatize success as something that’s undeserved, and uncalled for, and illegitimate.”
Limbaugh, again, was discussing Pres. Obama’s comments at a campaign event last Friday in Roanoke, Virginia, where the president stated, “If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
“Where is this idea everybody owes something to the government?” Limbaugh said. “This country was founded on the exact opposite proposition. That’s why [Obama] went on this rant Friday in Roanoke- to tell all of you that you owe what you have, or what you are going to get- you owe it to him, you owe it to liberals, you owe it to bureaucrats, you owe it to politicians, you owe it to the beloved Democrat Party. But not your own individual labor.
“You don’t owe it; it’s not from the private sector, not the American Dream. No, no, no- you don’t get anything you want from that. It all comes to you from the government. That’s why he went on that rant. He wants you ashamed of your success.
“He wants you thinking your success is undeserved, because it has been come by in ill- gotten ways. He wants you embarrassed and ashamed of your success, and he wants you hiding it. He doesn’t want you flaunting it. He wants you embarrassed of it.
“He wants everybody else to think of your success the way people thought of an SUV not too many years ago- as something destroying the climate. He wants to stigmatize success as something that’s undeserved, and uncalled for, and illegitimate.”