President Barack Obama Reminded by Iowa Voters … “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This”
The battleground state of Iowa reminds Barack Obama … “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This”. Not since Democrat candidate for President John Kerry made the ill-fated comment, I voted for it, before I voted against it, has there been such a statement that has so fired up America. Obama’s “you did not build it,” commentwill be his undoing. Obama hit a nerve with small business owners whether they be white, black, Hispanic, Left, Right, Center, Democrat, Republican or Independent that “you did not own it, because you did not build it.
President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.
Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.
Posted September 2, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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The Sioux Gateway Airport began as Sioux City Army Air Base during WWII.
Closing at the end of the war, it was reopened by the Air Force Reserve.
In the mid-1960′s it was also used by the Iowa Air National Guard.
So, just who was this built by? Really, we’d like to know????
Reminds me of the fools in Tampa saying “We built this” inside the convention hall. FYI- “WE” refers to the collective, so just who were they GOP claiming built that? Anyways, the convention hall received the majority of its construction funds from the government. “WE” indeed!!!!
Why is it not surprising that these fools can’t stop lying about this story. Have they no shame???
SM: Aw, someone sounds angry.
I will say it again and you have never refuted it when I have. You have obviously never run, managed, built or saved a business. You have never owned, nor worked at a job other than an employee. You have no concept what it takes to build a business because you never have.
For all the gaffes that Joe Biden has done in the past 3+ years, it will be Obama’s “you did not build it” that will cost him dearly. This man hates capitalism and he loathes private ownership.
Obama will be going bye, bye in November 2012.
Angry? Seriously? The truth is you’re clueless on how I feel; how could you possibly know of that.
THAT is your response to a complete refutation of this story??? You’re free to write what you want in your “reply”, but this is not a “response” to what I wrote about. Hint – I never wrote a word about Obama/Biden here; it was about: “who”. “built”. “what”.
For the record, since you keep bringing it up; I’m not running for any office, and whatever my background is as being or not being a business owner is moot. I’m not the story; I never am.
Repeating this off-topic and meaningless side-story proves nothing on the topics I’ve commented on.
SM: And you are just clueless. It is important what your background id because you are incapable of understanding job growth. It’s not something you read about and link to. Its called having taken an economic course and maybe having a business major.
#2-SM: I acknowledge your opinion on the value of education, and knowledge of business.
However, there is more than one path to learning, and each individual has their life experience as well.
In any case, none of these factors are relevant to the history of SUX.
And what exactly does Obama have as life experience creating jobs? Life experience? The life experience one would have of creating jobs is running your own business. Being an owner is a far cry from being employee.
All are relevant because. “You did not build that” is one of the single most anti-Capitalism comment I have ever heard uttered from the lips of a President. Obama will suffer severely at the polls for one in his life being honest. He believes in Big Govt control of everything.
RK the base was commissioned by the War Department during world war II. Everything regarding facilities was built by private contractors with money collected from taxpayers.
I we were to research this particular airport, we would probably find that the design was done by private contractors. It has two main runways one of which is 8800 ft at 130 degrees from the South and the other is shorter at 5800 ft.
This airport is like any other military field that has been closed and made available to the public usually to a particular city. After closure it must be converted from a military configuration to a configuration that supports commercial flights.
One that I am very familiar with is Bergstrom at Austin, Texas. I can remember driving by this facility when it was a military field with B-52 bombers on the ramp. Today,it looks nothing like it did as a military facility. The city of Austin spent millions of taxpayer money making the conversion.
We must remember that the federal or state or local governments produce no product that makes money. All government functions are paid for with taxpayer money that must be earned by private individuals and companies. Most government construction is done by contracts to private companies with expertise to perform the work required.
#4 – Thanks for adding more details on the govt involvement in airport building. Your story seems totally believable and as I would expect.
“We” built that – and that includes all parties that were involved in the project.
Thanks again for additional clarity and enhancing this discussion.
#3-SM: I tend to get lost trying to follow your replies to me when they shift from “my” background and the facts of SUX, to Obama, somehow, and something about relevance of (i don’t know what) to SUX (apparently).
On the underlying point you mention of Obama’s “built that” speech comment, here is my analysis. I understand the thrill of misleading the electorate on what Obama was trying to say; the political drooling is quite apparent. However, any complete and intellectual review of his speech can’t ignore the entirety of his message and still be considered critical thinking. The quote of “that” in context is an undeniable reference to “roads and bridges” in the prior sentences.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.”
“Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
His additional comments a few moments later underline this same message.
“The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”
“. . . ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together.”
Now we might agree that these comments were in-artful and clumsy, or other uncomplimentary aspects. Sure, it’s fun to poke at politicians and other public speakers when these things happen. These things happen to everyone over time. However, I believe it is not serious or credible to claim that the one clip of “you didn’t build that” is a stand-alone and actual statement of Obama’s beliefs; that there is no context within which to better understand those words.
I just can’t seriously think that anyone who has significant political awareness would actually and seriously take this one phrase as the absolute truth.
Just my opinion. Interestingly, I’ve not seen or heard of any comments that refer to and explain the context, and refute that as being significant. It is simply universally ignored. What are they afraid of?