Open Thread: ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Harming Other Democrats
Even though President Obama's remark that business entrepreneurs "didn't build" their own successes was made weeks ago, it is still continuing to harm him among voters. Now, it is also starting to harm other Democrats besides Obama:
It is not just Obama who is reaping the whirlwind of his remarks. The GOP is losing no opportunity to tie the entire Democratic party to the comments.
Massachusetts, Sen. Scott Brown attacked his opponent Elizabeth Warren with Obama’s words in an opinion piece for Politico entitled “Entrepreneurs Did Build That.”
“If only leftists like Warren and all Occupy protesters weren’t so wrapped up in taxing and regulating them without end or in denigrating their achievements, these men and women would do even greater things and hire even more workers,” he wrote.
Other GOP politicians have been arranging press conferences with local businessmen to attack Obama. "He hasn't walked in my shoes or any other small businessman's shoes," Todd Gibbs, owner of ASGCO said in a conference in Allentow, PA., organized by Sen. Pat Toomey. "Believe me, this company was not created by the government or any part of the government, nor was it funded by the government. My father and I started this with hard work, long hours, determination, grit…it was hell for two to three years."
Although the Obama campaign would never admit it directly, it appears the staff is starting to get worried about Obama's support among women. In keeping with traditional liberal thinking, however, the campaign is immediately running to the abortion issue. The campaign has unveiled a series of three ads embracing the Obamacare forcing of religious-operated insurance companies to pay for birth control and abortifacients.
Obama is taking things a step beyond mere campaign ads, however. The campaign accounced via its house organ Politico that the president will be introduced at a rally in Colorado by infamous abortion activist Sandra Fluke.