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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    For a President to say that nobody is is entitled to success in the USA?

    That's plain wrong.
    I'm confused. The Republican Party has been saying this for a while now, and it was true then.
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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Well, the President should pick up his words more carefully then
    Or maybe you should stop taking them out of context.

    Whichever you prefer I guess.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    What would Obama like me to do, apart from paying my taxes?
    shrug...

    I don't know. That's why I'm asking and that's why I'm more concerned about that part of his statement than the "We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country" part that everyone is going on about.
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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    shrug...

    I don't know. That's why I'm asking and that's why I'm more concerned about that part of his statement than the "We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country" part that everyone is going on about.
    I'm fairly confident you misunderstood him, Mycroft.

    I don't think Obama will reinstate the draft or anything.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I'm fairly confident you misunderstood him, Mycroft.

    I don't think Obama will reinstate the draft or anything.
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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    I'm pretty sure Obama isn't culpable of being called a socialist commie HERE.

    I think what he meant was that nobody is given success off the bat. You need to earn it... by taking the opportunities that are given to you, and that america is still the land of opportunity.

    However, it did come out wrong. I think Obama is showing his exhaustion. No surprise seeing as how he has been campaigning for about 2 years already.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I'm fairly confident you misunderstood him, Mycroft.

    I don't think Obama will reinstate the draft or anything.
    Oh, I don't think he will either. And, to be honest, I don't think I've "misunderstood" him...I just don't understand what he's saying and that's why I'm asking my questions.

    So far, nobody's ventured to answer them.

    Maybe nobody really knows what he means, eh? I can see that possibility and I find it kind of curious that nobody asks him.
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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Or maybe you should stop taking them out of context.

    Whichever you prefer I guess.
    I think he does actually need to watch his tongue a little more carefully. He doesn't exactly give off the impression he respects people that are successful and what they have done to get there and when he makes comments like this people will see nothing but further contempt towards it. You may not like it, but when people see comments like this they are reminded of his earlier comments on wealth and success and regardless if it should be applied here or not its should be understood by Obama that is the impression he gives to people. If he wants to make these kind of comments and have his views on taxes and wealth that he has he should keep away from open ended comments like this.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh, I don't think he will either. And, to be honest, I don't think I've "misunderstood" him...I just don't understand what he's saying and that's why I'm asking my questions.

    So far, nobody's ventured to answer them.

    Maybe nobody really knows what he means, eh? I can see that possibility and I find it kind of curious that nobody asks him.
    Meh, I did not have the same confusion. But it's all puffery.

    And as Mya pointed out, not especially good puffery.

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