Today, radio host Rush Limbaugh said, “Barack Obama wouldn’t know how to innovate a thumbtack, much less a computer network.”
Limbaugh was discussing the history of the Internet on his show after President Obama claimed the government invented the Internet during his infamous speech on July 13th in Roanoke, Virginia. During that speech, Pres. Obama said, “Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
“Now understand, nobody would be out there writing things disparaging of the government unless it were not for Obama running around and trying to lay claim and credit for the internet,” Limbaugh said.
“Folks, it’s diabolical what he’s doing. He’s got this chip on his shoulder about corporations. He’s got this chip on his shoulder about achievers. He’s got this chip on his shoulder about successful people.
“He doesn’t think they’re genuine. He doesn’t think that they’re real. They have acquired what they have through chicanery. They’ve cheated, they’ve lied, they’ve stolen. They have not paid people fairly. Whatever his beef is.
“And so runs around and says the internet made it possible for all these corporations- evil word, evil word- to get rich, and further abuse people. And it’s a two-pronged thing because now he’s asking for people to place in him the confidence to do even more great innovation. Just let the government handle it, and we can have ten times more internets out there.
“And the fact is Barack Obama wouldn’t know how to innovate a thumbtack, much less a computer network.”