At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
Interesting how ABC spun this: self-reliance as a bad thing. What Obama actually said was, “You are on your own.” This, to his supporters, is also a bad thing. This is what the American left wants: it wants you to be a ward of the state, a dependent sucking on the government teat. What they know and hope you’ll forget is that it’s extremely difficult to remove an entitlement once it’s been put in place. Self-reliance is a dirty word: just let us take care of everything, and you’ll be okay.
It’s shameful. It’s everything that the Founding Fathers were against.
UPDATE: Spendthrift Michelle Obama’s remarks on being “on your own.”