DNC Opening Video: "Government is the Only Thing We All belong To"

September 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm (Big Government, Democrats, DNC, Mitt Romney)

And all these years we were under the impression that the government belonged to the people.  Not so according to the opening video at the Democrat National Convention, which tells viewers that “government is the only thing we all belong to”.

The party that handed us the phrase “You didn’t build that” and “We make it possible”, now says we all belong to government. Only mildly creepy.

The video prompted Mitt Romney to immediately tweet in response – “We don’t belong to the government, the government belongs to us”.

Amen, Mitt.
Watch the video below…

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Small Business Owners Fight Back With "I Built This" Video

July 22, 2012 at 9:00 am (2012 Election, Big Government, Bristol Palin, Business, Economy, Jobs, President Obama, Small Business, Socialism, Somebody Else Made That Happen, You Didn't Build That)

President Obama recently let us all peak into his economic world view recently when he proclaimed that, “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”.

He added, “Somebody else made that happen”.

The somebody was big government, for without government in your lives, nothing is possible.

Now, small business owners are having their say.

Bristol Palin made a request for small business owners to share their business photos in an attempt to explain to our President “how our economy works”.

From Bristol’s Blog on Patheos:

Small business owners all over America took offense at this incorrect view that government (instead of elbow grease, intelligence, and good-old-fashioned risk taking) is the bedrock of our economy.

Since the President doesn’t understand how our economy works, let’s take a moment to explain how small businesses are created…  More importantly, let’s show him the businesses we’ve made and who has made them. 

Gateway Pundit writes: 

President Obama’s attack on small business owners revealed a petulant and resentful socialist, who values the collective over the individual and sees the productive class as vampires feeding on the weak and the downtrodden. As Michael Walsh said, “It was a ‘Kinsley gaffe’ for Barack Obama when he inadvertently blurted out the truth.”

Now small business owners across America are standing up, speaking out and fighting back.

Here is their response to Barack Obama…

“I Built This” – the video.

The video is very well done.  Watch for yourself…

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President Obama: Success Isn’t Because You’re "So Smart" or Because You "Worked Hard"

July 15, 2012 at 11:00 am (Big Government, Business, Economics, Elizabeth Warren, Poor, President Obama, Rich, Success, Wealthy)

The President this weekend confirmed his view that the biggest factor contributing to wealth and success in this country is not hard work or entrepreneurial spirit – it’s the federal government.

At his speech in Roanoke, Virginia, Obama gave his vision of the formula which leads to business success in America.  Not hard work.  Not intelligence.  No, it’s because the government was there to help you every step of the way (video below).

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Read that last line again…  If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.

Shocking, but hardly new rhetoric.

Earlier in the year, Obama echoed the same sentiments in a speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

President Obama tells a college audience that people don’t get rich on their own. Obama’s point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn’t be able to get where they are.

“We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we’re not successful just by ourselves,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.

“We’re successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We’re successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We’re successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We’re successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn’t just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we’ve got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who’ve done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that’s not right. That’s not who we are,” he said.

Hard work to achieve success is a foreign concept to this man, which is why he is openly encouraging people to abandon job searches for the glamorous lifestyle that is food stamps.  But where did he get this attitude from?

Perhaps from his former financial adviser, Fauxcahontas … er … Sitting Bulls*** … er … Elizabeth Warren.

Remember this statement?

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren, who is now seeking to challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, is definitely not shy in voicing her views on class warfare — or, according to Warren, the lack thereof.

… Warren, who is perhaps best known for helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stated boldly that there is no such thing as class warfare and that there is “nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”

Big government birds of a feather…

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Video: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am (Andrew Breitbart, Big Government, Big Journalism, Rigteous Indignation)

Stunned.  So very stunned and saddened.  An absolutely crushing blow.

It is difficult to write with a feeling of having been kicked in the gut, but it’s the only thing I can think to do right now.

In just his early forties, media crusader, common sense conservative, and friend to many, Andrew Breitbart, has passed away.

The first time I ever ‘spoke’ to Andrew was in a chat on Facebook, when I asked if he were looking for any new writers at Big Government.  I didn’t expect a response, yet he quickly got me in touch with the editors and we were off and running.

When his book, Righteous Indignation came out, I shot Andrew an e-mail asking if we could do an interview.  Again, I figured he was being inundated with a myriad of requests, so I wasn’t holding my breath.  Within minutes he had texted me his cell phone number.

Throughout these last few months, we’ve had a chance to discuss voter fraud, the Occupy movement, and other political stories which were run through the stable of Andrew’s ‘Big’ sites.

The point being, the fact that a man of his stature was willing to give someone like me the time of day, showed the kind of character Andrew exhibited.  I can only imagine the greatness that those close to him knew and saw on a daily basis.

After my wife had a chance to meet Andrew Breitbart, and we both had the opportunity to watch his speech at CPAC this year, I wrote the following:

Breitbart says what a lot of people think in regards to liberals, the mainstream media, and the Occupy movement, but don’t have the courage to say.

Whatever you might think of Andrew, he lived his life and championed his cause full throttle.  His life was something we could all learn by.

From Big Government:

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us..

It would be easy to say ‘Rest in Peace, Andrew’ but there’s just no way he would want that.

So… Keep fighting the good fight, sir.

Thanks so much to Benny Johnson and Accuracy in Media for the video tribute.

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Obama – People Only Get Rich Because of the Federal Government

January 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm (Big Government, Elizabeth Warren, President Obama, Rich, Tax)

This has to be the dumbest thing I’ve heard the President say…  today.

And it sounds vagualy familiar too.

From Real Clear Politics:

President Obama tells a college audience that people don’t get rich on their own. Obama’s point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn’t be able to get where they are.

“We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we’re not successful just by ourselves,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.

“We’re successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We’re successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We’re successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We’re successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn’t just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we’ve got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who’ve done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that’s not right. That’s not who we are,” he said.

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

Now where have we heard this idea that nobody can be successful without government?  Oh, that’s right, former Obama financial adviser, Elizabeth Warren:

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren, who is now seeking to challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, is definitely not shy in voicing her views on class warfare — or, according to Warren, the lack thereof.

Warren, who is perhaps best known for helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stated boldly that there is no such thing as class warfare and that there is “nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”

Big government birds of a feather…

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Today is Our One Month Blogiversary!

January 27, 2012 at 9:58 am (Abortion, Big Government, Blogiversary, Doug Ross, Instapundit, Linkiest, New York, NewsBusters, Other McCain, Right Wing News, Technorati, Voter Fraud)

Alright, so maybe celebrating by months isn’t very professional… But we’re excited about our one month anniversary here at The Mental Recession!

We’ve had plenty of exciting developments here in the first 30 days, including:

  • Over 18,750 readers – that’s pretty good for the first month.
  • Linked to from such prestigious conservative sites as – Instapundit, the Other McCain, Right Wing News, Linkiest, Big Government, Doug Ross, and NewsBusters.
  • Lauded for our work in covering the upstate New York voter fraud case, and the Democrat cover-up of an abortion doctor now being charged with murder.  Okay, lauded might be a strong word, but it’s certainly been appreciated coverage.  🙂
  • Currently sitting at 113 on the Technorati list of top U.S. political sites.  Again, not too shabby for a brand new blog.

We just wanted to say thanks to all those who have stopped in to read our ramblings, especially those who have taken the time to make comments and have their voices heard as well.

We’d also like to hear some more feedback.  What can we do to make the site better?  Any comments/suggestions?  Do you have something you can contribute to The Mental Recession?  News story or commentary?  Please drop us a line at weiss.rusty@gmail.com.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for your support!

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