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Mr. President, meet M. de Tocqueville

Obama_IS_The_One Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 4:34 PM
Watch out; trolls like John5840 will accuse you of being "dishonest" or "taking Obama's comments out of context!"

Somewhere in one of Barack Obama's campaign speeches this election year, like a piece of barbed wire in an otherwise light and puffy soufflé of empty platitudes, was this remarkable comment:

"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

There are certain phrases, like this one, so memorable that they come to stand for the whole of a speech. Indeed for a whole attitude, for the whole spirit of a man and maybe of an age. For instance: "Give me liberty or give me death!" "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Or, in...