Sununu: Obama Doesn’t Understand How America Works

By Tony Lee | July 17, 2012 | Breitbart News

Former New Hampshire Governor and Romney surrogate John Sununu said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s recent remarks in Virgina revealed a president who did not understand what it means to be an American.

“I wish this president would learn how to be an American,” Sununu said on a conference call, referring to the “American formula” that has been used by entrepreneurs to start successful business throughout American history.

Last week in Virginia, Obama said:

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.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own.  I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service.  That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

The former New Hampshire Governor said Obama’s comments were scary because Obama actually believes and practices what he preaches.

“They think government is there to pick who should succeed and who should fail,” Sununu said. “They like to see their friends succeed.” Obama’s comments are reflective of the rampant crony capitalism in the Obama White House: the President feels like he has a right to give “taxpayer money to those who have supported him financially.”

Tony Rezko, the fundraiser convicted for numerous financial misdeeds, and the two Illinois governors who are in prison are examples of the corrupt political culture from which Obama came and brought to the White House.

Sununu introduced four business owners from the swing states of Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania to discuss Obama’s comments. Sununu said these were four people who understood “the American formula.”

Kyle Koehler, a businessman from Ohio, said Obama doesn’t realize that starting a business and keeping it successful requires initiative and “hard work.”  He said Obama’s words were insulting and Obama has “no idea of how the economy functions.”

David Napier, a businessman from Virginia, noted that the roads and bridges Obama referred to in the speech were actually built with taxpayer money that business owners like him pay.

Jerry Pierce, a businessman from Florida, railed against a president who did not understand the conditions needed for entrepreneurs to be successful.

And Renee Amoore, a Black businesswoman from Pennsylvania said Obama’s comments were insulting to those like her, and that Obama “doesn’t know how to create jobs” he knows how to lose jobs.

“I’ve been black a long time and he won’t get my vote,” Amoore said. “I’m sick and tired of ‘hope and change’ … I’m hoping for change.”

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