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Trashing Achievements

Michael IL Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 9:42 AM
As Dr, Sowell notes: "There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation...." Indeed many here remember at time when aspiring to be a millionaire was a lofty goal (that is when a million was a million). Not so the case today led by America's Lenin in the White House who regularly panders to the politics of envy. "There are a lot of smart people out there..." who by implication have been robbed of their right to wealth by the rich who freeload on the back of society. This is Marxism pure and simple and that it gains any traction whatsoever on the political stage is positively amazing.
Michael IL Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 9:47 AM
An ebullient Obama voter believed after the elections that he would pay her mortgage and put gas in her car in exchange for her support.

Sadly many today are willing to fall for Obama's hollow promise of Hope and Change, the promises and lies just become ever greater.

As the expression goes, "Fool me Once shame on you, foll me twice shame on me."

Let's hope reasonable people out number the fools this November 6th.
Jerome49 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:16 AM
I remember vividly the TV interview of which you speak. It would be interesting to re-interview the lady who made those comments to see just how many mortgage payments and gasoline fill-ups that Mr. Obama made for her.
Bob52 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:43 AM
That would be VERY interesting!
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There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that had served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.

The perseverance of Thomas Edison, as he tried scores of materials before finally trying tungsten as the filament of the light bulb he was inventing; the dedication of Abraham Lincoln as he studied law on his own while struggling to make a living -- these were...