Diagram sentences and parse words all you want. All but koolaid drinkers listening to President Obama's remarks will hear him stating the plain truth that each of us achieves success through BOTH our individual efforts and the support of others, including government. It is so simple and obvious, one can but wonder why the right has wrapped itself around the axle over this. I understand that some, perhaps those parsing words and diagramming sentences, would like to imagine Obama actually meaning that individuals have had no part in their own success. Even to say that out loud is to invite derisive laughter--and rightfully (pun intended) so. If Obama's opponents choose to predicate their opposition on such nonsense, more power to them.