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Obama's Rhetoric

James2375 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 6:32 PM
I really got a chuckle out of Obama using the example of government schools as an example of "help" that businesses receive, making them successful. Having lived most of my life in Western Pennsylvania, around Pittsburgh, I remember vividly the time when the steel industry collapsed a generation ago. The leaders of many local school districts were in absolute (justifiable) panic because the steel mills had paid so large a share of the education costs that local property owners couldn't possibly absorb them. It has taken a generation for the region to adjust. Some areas never have recovered, even with State and Federal funding available. Nice try Mr. Obama, but taxpayers provide the "help" you speak of.
Barack Obama's great rhetorical gifts include the ability to make the absurd sound not only plausible, but inspiring and profound.

His latest verbal triumph was to say on July 13th, "if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." As an example, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Let's stop and think, even though the whole purpose of much political rhetoric is to keep us from thinking, and stir our emotions instead.

Even if we were to assume, just for the sake of argument, that 90 percent...