“Lottery Winners”: Obama Gets It Wrong Again

Discussing what could be done to help the plight of the poor last week, President Obama again gave Americans a look at how he thinks about concepts like success and wealth. Calling the wealthy “society’s lottery winners,” Obama argued that it was incumbent on government to steal from these lucky few so that the unlucky many could have a better life.

It is not surprising, of course, that he would say such a thing. His entire administration has been built on the notion that “you didn’t build that.” People are where they are in life not because of the choices they’ve made, but rather because of the circumstances foisted upon them. It all comes down to luck in ObamaLand. Those Americans struggling to make ends meet are in poverty because fate dealt them that hand. Those Americans enjoying their summers on a yacht are only doing so because fate smiled on them. When you look at success and failure through this prism, redistributive policies make a lot more sense. After all, why should only a select few get to enjoy the spoils of victory when they did absolutely nothing to deserve them?

This view of the world isn’t unique to Obama; it is the major determining force in whether you consider yourself a conservative or a liberal. Some have wondered why Hollywood stars tend to swing overwhelmingly to the left. After all, with all of their millions they should be wary of tax policies that would eat into their gigantic bank accounts. But actors are an insecure bunch, even if their oversized egos would seem to say otherwise. Breaking into the movie business takes looks, talent, and hard work, but there is an undeniable luck quotient at play. Even the biggest stars can see that if the cards fallen another way, they could have easily spent their lives chasing an unrealized dream.

People who built their success from the ground up are rarely afflicted with that kind of nagging insecurity. Every successful person has had their share of “luck,” but there’s a difference between catching a few breaks and having your success handed to you on a silver platter. When you work hard enough and smart enough, the breaks will come. The key, as these entrepreneurs know, is to take advantage of them when they do. They don’t have to apologize for their wealth, because they earned it every step of the way.

Contrary to what Obama would have you believe, the latter kind of success – the boring, grinding kind – is far more common than the former. And it is a type of success achievable by almost anyone, should they have the guts and the determination to see their goals through to the end. Those who have achieved it know that they didn’t win any kind of lottery. They paid for their success in sweat, and it is a tragic insult for Obama to claim otherwise.

Worse, it sends the exact wrong message to young men and women who might like a yacht of their own one day.


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    Obama is not by himself when it comes to that thinking. I am a retired blue collar worker. I have never been rich but I have done okay because I worked hard for it. So it pissed me off when I am told I was lucky .That completely ignores any effort on my part and excuses laziness on their part . Obama once more shows why I think he is a communist .

    • Douglas,
      Obama’s thinking is consistent with the liberal agenda. I am also concerned not only with Obama but the general view of liberals. Hillary would not be any improvement on the issue. I thank you for making something of yourself. Blue collar people are the real backbone of this country. My dad was a blue collar worker all his life. I did just fine growing up. I learned work ethic and it stuck like glue. I passed it on to my kids who have also done fine in life. That has rubbed off now on grandkids and they are doing well also.

      • And that, not any lottery, is the basis for the American Dream!! Love the obozo and his liberal clowns never include him in his little “winning the lottery” scenario-’cause he sure did!!

        • A fine example Obama makes for America’s youth. That the way to get ahead is to be a liar and a cheater.

    • Spirit of 1776

      He is and I agree with you, obama is a thief, pathological LIAR and anti-American

    • Well said Mr. GIllard.

    • Francisco Machado

      There may have been a element of luck in Obama’s achievement of his position. I would say “success” if everything he’s done hasn’t been such a disaster. But – for the majority of us – luck? I’m seventy. this morning I welded 3-point pins on set of bucket forks so I could put them on the back of the tractor. I could, because a half century ago I decided welding was useful and I took a summer course at a tech school. This afternoon I’m clearing a number of cut down trees, lifting logs with the forks and moving them so I can mow the pasture before the weeds go to seed. With a mid fifties tractor I’ve had for 35 years and got cheap because it needed a lot of work – which I did myself, because I learned mechanics by working for nearly nothing at a repair shop until I was good enough to handle jobs on my own, then I got book rate. “Luck” consists largely of getting started in the morning and keeping at it all day. It is utterly amazing what you can accomplish in a day if you just don’t stop. Actually, I did just stop: I came back to the house to get a chain saw and a ratchet strap and I stopped for a beer break.

      • That is one of the problems with this country. Not everybody needs or wants to go to 4 yr college. We need electricians, plumbers, bricklayers, carpenters, etc. If we don’t start replacing people in the trades,we’ll be in big trouble. Whose going to fix things. If you have a passion to be a surgeon or pilot or something. Go for it. But so often these days many college kids don’t have a clue, especially when mommy & daddy are paying. Or they take out massive student loans & graduate with a degree that doesnt fit the economy and guess what ? Many trades people make more money than a college grad.

    • Luck is not destroying your brain with drugs and alcohol. That football player who had millions in football contracts. Seems he had a lot of luck but is now serving life in prison without parole. Seems that no amount of luck can overcome stupidity.

  2. Michael Dennewitz

    Where the hell are all the highly trained snipers when you really need one??? Oh, that’s right, Ovomit had Chris Kyle “taken out!” And no, nobody can convince me that the bastard didn’t!!!

  3. Obama won the Lottery being elected President just to prove that he is a complete MORON !!! Does not get it at all !!!

  4. Luck in Obama land? Well his luck is about to run out. Not by our might, but the Lords.

    A storm is coming, Obama is a Muslim but
    he is just a vehicle to the end. There is a much larger problem and that is
    Gods judgment on America. Judgment happened with the Great flood, Sodom and
    Gomorrah and will soon happen to America. The changing of our laws to protect
    homosexuals is leading our country to destruction. These lgbt people don’t hate
    you they hate the fact that you will not give voice that their sick sin is okay
    and not a sin in the eyes of God. If I were to say what lgbt is legitimate I would
    have to say lying, stealing, cheating and abortion are legitimate, and all of
    the other commandments of God are illegitimate.

    If only people would study more. Why did God flood the earth? The answers are
    written for all to see if one wants to know the truth. God flooded the earth
    because of sin, which includes homosexuality. Same with Sodom and Gomorrah and
    were now getting close to this happening again in the form of judgment on
    Babylon/America, we are now as bad as the pre-flood inhabitants were. You
    should also wonder where all of this do nothing evil government of ours is
    taking us. Our government is letting this and their bad behavior continue and
    including the fact that we now have a government full of Islamist’s in key

    The White house allows Muslims to pray to
    their rock moon god Allah in our Christian country and our country is going
    down the slippery slope to destruction and that is exactly what the bible says.
    2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 for the mystery of iniquity doeth already work, he who
    leteth will let, till he be taken out of the way and then shall that wicked one
    be revealed. This is one of 5 prophecies concerning America in the bible.
    Another one is Revelation 14:6-13 the Judgment of Babylon and you will not miss
    this judgment as it’s the sum of all fears. The Lord told Daniel in 12:4 to
    seal the words till the end times. The seal has been broken A nuclear war? Yes! You will find the rest
    of the prophecies at http://www.thejudgmentofbabylon.com
    you can discover what the Lord has covered for the time prior to his return, and for more information on
    pre-flood events go to you tube and paste “The moon is your worst
    nightmare” watch this several times to insure yourself this is true, not
    for children. Then after you pick yourself up from the floor go to http://www.thewatcherslive.com and find out where all of this came from. You will be
    amazed at what you don’t know.

    If Jesus Christ is not on your “todo” list I suggest you get with it. There is
    a prophecy that states the Lord at some point will send a strong delusion that
    you will believe the lie. Washington has already drank the kool aid.

    • headonstraight

      Get real, rking111!

      You say:

      “The White house [sic] allows Muslims to pray to their rock moon god Allah in our Christian country.”

      What a consummately foolish and wrongheaded statement!

      The White House does not decide or dictate who can pray or to whom they may or may not pray! The right to pray to one’s god is firmly established in the Constitution’s Free Exercise clause and has been for over 200 years.

      Borrowing from your wording above: “If only rking111 would study more!”

      • I must have written a pretty good statement if that is all you can find wrong. I Must have hit a nerve.

        • headonstraight

          You assume too much. I could have said much more–especially concerning the premillennialist end times claptrap you subscribe to, but I have neither the time nor the inclination. I do not draw my bow at every pygmy that shakes a bush.

          • Carol Chadbourne

            You really are stupid, aren’t you??

          • You asked; I will answer.

            Actually, no. I am a pretty intelligent fellow with a substantially higher than average IQ and a very successful professional occupational history that would not have been achievable by any stupid person. But I can forgive your error, since you would not have known this. It would, of course, be stupid of YOU to repeat your ASSertion, now that you have been correctly advised.

            Best regards.

        • Michael Dennewitz

          If you’re talking to headuphisass you’re bartering with one sick and demented troll. Probably pisses him/it off that I can’t read his posts any more or reply to any of his racist remarks! ROFLMAO

          • Thanks for your reply Michael, I have read some of your comments and thought you might like a comment on what is happening from a Christian view point and how it fits with our dismal president, its a little long so but here goes.

            If any of you have studied the book of
            Daniel you are likely to remember in chapter 12:4 that the Lord told Daniel to
            seal the words till the end times. Under this lying president and his Godless
            cohorts we the American people are being lead to the gravest prophecy in the
            bible. A prophecy no one realized was there. The Lord hid it well so it would
            only be known at the time of the end.

            The Lord knew 2500 years ago what America
            was going to do when he told Daniel to seal those words. What did the lord
            seal? There were 5 prophecies sealed. One prophecy is the founding of America
            in Daniel: Independence Day. Another one is what is happening to America this very
            day in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 for the mystery of iniquity doeth already work, he
            who leteth, will let, till he be taken out of the way, then will that wicked
            one be revealed. We are closer to the end than most think. One of them is
            Revelation 14:6-13 the judgment of Babylon/America. The Lord also knew when
            this event would take place. All of this is recorded in the bible and what
            Daniel sealed has been unsealed. What amazes me is the fact that most people
            are not getting what is happening in and to America. Most haven’t a clue where
            we are in bible prophecy and probably wouldn’t care any way. They will though,
            when they lose their country and that is exactly what is happening today.

            From the day Obama stepped into his cushy
            office we have been paying him to destroy our country. For him that is a great
            deal, he gets to play golf, take selfies; he laughs when caught in a lie and
            thinks he is better then and over everyone. It seems he puts everyone around
            him in a trance as they follow like sheep. It is possible that he is setting
            himself up to be the Muslims 12th Imam? I could make a list here of the minuses
            for Americans and the pluses for the Muslims he has accomplished but you all
            know what they are. If he can accomplish the destruction of America the Muslims
            would worship him forever.

            He has already placed Israel in a box just
            as the bible says. I am not sure if any of us can do anything about this
            situation though, as our government has been taken over by him and his Muslim
            friends and it’s getting to late to change what he has accomplished.

            What was so horrible that our Lord wanted
            the words sealed? The sealing was done for one reason and it was to cover
            something so horrible it wasn’t to be known till the end times. There are two
            more prophecies detailing this and these interact with a host of other
            scriptures that verify the outcome. Folks were very close to the last 7 years
            and the words Daniel sealed are now unsealed. You will not like what is
            advancing toward us at avalanche speed but you need to know. What Daniel
            covered is a nuclear war and not a little one. I cannot cover in detail here
            what I have to say but for those of you that are not faint of heart you can
            find the prophecies detailed and the time element which you will know is the
            work of God by his time stamp of incredible sevens in a book at http://www.thejudgmentofbabylon.com you will not like what you read but you
            will be glad you read it. Your family’s future is at stake.

            Jesus Christ is not on your “todo” list I suggest you get with it. There is a
            prophecy that states the Lord at some point will send a strong delusion that
            you will believe the lie. Then it will be too late. Washington has already
            bought the cool aid.

          • headonstraight

            Dimwitz is a slinking coward who can’t stand the heat!

      • mrstockenstine

        Your handle is exactly bassackwards. Your head is anything but straight. I wonder what you are smoking (or snorting, or mainlining). It must be psychedelic.

        • headonstraight

          WOW! You are SO original and SO clever in your brilliant sophisticated comments!


      • Carol Chadbourne

        YOU need to catch up and keep up…..his ‘common core’ education has our children reading from the Koran AND, if they are allowed to say the “pledge of Allegiance”….it is NOW..”one Nation under allah……wake the hell up before you criticize and make a fool of yourself.

        • No public school student is required to say the Pledge of Allegiance or any part of it. Students have the right not to recite the pledge, not even to stand when it is being said.

          Contrary to your claim, no public school has instituted a permanent change in the Pledge of Allegiance from “God” to “Allah.”

          There have been a very few occasions in public schools where a one-time recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance was said using “Allah” instead of “God.” Of course, the conservatives parents in each case raised strong objections and the practice was not repeated. But the right wing blogosphere has picked up on this and made a bigger deal out of it than it deserves.

          I personally would object to this kind of misplaced exercise in diversity, but it is an extreme thing to assert that Common Core is dictating such a practice. The occasions where this has happened had nothing to do with Common Core requirements.

          Here is an example of how these reports get exaggerated and distorted:


    • Carol Chadbourne

      Well said. adding…America is the new Babylon that is mention in Revelation….return to Jesus.

      • Thank you Carol for your reply. There are two Babylon s in revelation chapter14:6-13 is America and the other is the uuniveral church. Rome.

  5. Obama pisses everyone off sooner or later, why? Well, he’s a closet Muslim, Socialist/Marxist & he is a racist as well. He deserves the hatred most Americans have for him & if that hag Hilary tries t/b Obama II, she too will get her just reward in case she slips by & is President in 2016. Most Liberals are not Americans, when the media admits that maybe then we can get an American in our WH!

    • Hopefully he will pill off enough democrats that we can get him impeached in the senate. Susan Rice had to do the Sunday talk shows because Hillery was distraught. Do we really need a prisident who can’t do her job because she is distraught or having fainting spells when the going gets tough. The smoking gun was on her server which she destroyed. No Clinton crime family in the Whitehouse.

  6. Obama is self-actualizing… he never earned his right to anything… he is the product of ‘affirmative action’ and ‘minority preference’ programs… not only was he spoon fed and groomed as a Marxist, his University and early political career were all arranged and basically given to him. Of course, he sees everything as a matter of luck or fate… not earned… he certainly never earned the right to be President.

    • I don’t even want to hear about “white privilege”. We are the only group in America who have been targeted for decades with government sanctioned “Jim Crow” laws also known as “affirmative action”.

      • next time I hear white privilege I will shove my size 10’s up their azzes. The privilege of paying high taxes so that the ‘poor” minorities can have $200 air jordans, iphones and a new car…. WTF if that is a “privilege” you can have it!

  7. donate your over payment as President

  8. Everyone should really worry at this point, Obama has made himself known. His policy position is government gives, ignoring the fact that We The People work hard to earn our keep. Nothing is given to me, l work for it. It’s working people that drive the economy, it’s sad to see this very insult come from him. Sad because hard working and successful people, according to him, didn’t build that. Folks wake up! !

    • What is it that its government “gives?” Why, it is the $$ that WE give them to re-distribute. Enforce your own Term Limits, vote them ALL out in the PRIMARIES.

      • The only way that I see that we can stop them from re distributing our hard earned money is to refuse to submit an income tax return. Last I heard that carries a five year prison sentence. If enough of us was to do that we could shut this administration down.

    • Michael Dennewitz

      Don’t try telling that to headuphisass or his sweetheart, foulmouthedfaye!

  9. Lucky? Lucky my more than ample posterior. You make your own luck! You work hard and you have a work ethic and take responsibility for what goes wrong as well as what goes right! The nerve of this guy who really never had to work and make a paycheck much less payroll. The nerve of a guy that has no idea what it is to run a crew and bring stuff in on time and on budget. What a jerk! ( and yes, I did hold back!).

  10. obama was born and raised with a silver spoon in his mouth. Private schools….let the honest media report was this liar came from and how racist he is.

    • ‘Honest media is an oxymoron. Journalism is one of the lowest compensated trades after graduation. The graduates are trained (programmed) by other journalists angry at any socioeconomic system that rewards actual hard work and intelligence. Their slanted, biased, untruths published, are their only way of getting revenge?

  11. If you’re an affirmative action black who has been passed along and given maximum accolades for mediocre work, you’re a commie lottery winner.

    • It seems that I am not the only one who has become fed up with affirmative action which is government sanctioned Jim Crow laws.

  12. I voted for the lying bastard the first time. What a mistake. There is so many crooks in politics that are wiling to sell the American public out. I have ask several congressman and senators, why do you not impeach Obama. I have come to the conclusion Obamie has something on everyone of them. The rich in this country just buy the laws they want. Every law created is for the law abiding citizen. We are getting exactly what we ask for. We have allowed lawyers to complicate the system so much that for every law there is ten more to override the first law. That’s why you see a man on national television gun down women and children, then give him a trial to see if he is crazy. Try him and give him 10 appeals. What kind of crap is that. Everyone knows something is wrong with him to do such horrible acts. Just kill him and move on to the next one. I believe it is the money and the publicity the lawyers want. It is always the corruption and the love of money that drives most people. It is to late for us to start over. We have allowed the lawyers to complicate this country to the point of no return. And the liberals would gag at a nat and swallow a camel. Only a few individuals will come out of this trap. The rest will fall prey to the liberals and the laws of man

    • Over 70% of the entire world’s lawyers are firmly entrenched in the USA of today. Not too difficult to see why the taxPayer funded US court systems are as they are,and the career politicians are predominantly lawyers. TaxPayers fund both sides, prosecution as well as defense, counseling and countless sessions of rehab in the life of a ‘Career repeat offender’. It brings prosperity to the system to maintain the career repeat offender circulating in society as long as possible. When the career repeat offender finally manages by his/her obnoxious behavior, to be punished while in custody, his/her extended feral family (section 8, EBT, ADC dependents) become Lotto winners…. again at the taxPayers expense. Maybe the Oba is referring to those people? ….Nah….

  13. Now that the Obama net worth is “North” of $20 MILLION, should he not be contributing to all of his poor brethren? Shouldn’t he be funding “change” within the poor sectors of Hawaii, Chicago, and perhaps, Kenya and
    Indonesia? All are places he calls ‘home’!

  14. You all do know that Socialism (‘Progressive’; ‘change’) means, the government owns all production, businesses.
    Fascism means the government only rules them, shooting the business owners who don’t cooperate.

    I see strong Socialist policies in the Democrats, since before 1920, and oppressive rule since the Democrats were ‘the party of slavery’, becoming the Party of Genocide (Margaret Sanger style), with Planned Parenthood.

    If the 12% who voted from the inner cities did not elect Democrats, would 50 million black babies be adults, now?

  15. So do I get this right that people who actualy worked for their wealth “won it in a lottery” unlike Kerry who married for money (it damn sure wasn’t for his or her looks) or have pimped our country for it like the Clintons foundation, ,or the ones who made it illeagly it like the kennedys…. hummmmm

    • I sometimes wonder if Kerry would have married her if she was a waitress at Denny’s rather than a rich woman. I think that we both know the answer to that. I am glad that I did my best to support the Swift Boat Veterans when that jerk was running for president.

  16. So sorry Obama, but if they paid for the ticket; they earned it.

  17. Obama is right in part of his thinking. SOME PEOPLE like Obama would not be where they are today were it not for someone else completely taking control of his life at an early age, financing him, paying fo rhis college.

    OBAMA did not have to work for his success. He is speaking about HIMSELF when he talks about the wealthy being lottery winners because it could have been some other black child, born out of wedlock that was taken in by a wealthy guy and given everything he has.

    Oh wait… that’s the story line of “Annie”

  18. Let’s not deny the fact that America’s opportunities tend to swing heavily towards the ‘haves’, But destroying them is wrong. And the Trillions of Dollars that ‘the wealthy’ stashes away and legitimately doles out in pittances (see Walton family) is a disgrace to their blessings.
    There’s got to be at least a more workable medium.

  19. But as long as a crack-head queer commie jihadist is the prez, internal strife & division will tear us up. IT”S TIME TO STOP THIS MADNESS AND HANG THIS GUY (and the clintons) FOR TREASON!

  20. Correct me if I am wrong but aren’t the 2 occupiers of the people house a product of black privilege? Can we not get past the skin thing? Can we acknowledge that if I cut my finger the blood is red just like yours. I don’t belong to a race beside the human race. I have an ethnic group but I am an American first. Get over it people!

  21. Obama and ALL his cronies are IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. The Democratic Party has become the Party of Anti-Americanism / Communism , taking from the Americans that Worked hard all their lives to have something and then STEAL it to give to the LAZY Democrat Obama Voters !!!

  23. The percentage of dedicated or permanent Gays in the general population is much lower than the 1.6 % reported by the CDC who are probably including bisexuals and those who at one time had a homosexual encounter but are not confirmed homosexuals.
    The maximum percentage of Gays ever reported by a non biased agency was 1.00% of the general
    population of New York City by the US Bureau of the Census for the year 2000. You would expect NYC to have a higher than normal percentage of Gays because of the greater number of job opportunities there.
    The following reference discusses the estimation of the percentage of Gays in the general population: The book, “Homosexuality: a Freedom to Far: A Psychoanalyst Answers 1000 Questions About Causes And Cure
    And The Impact Of The Gay Rights Movement On American Society”, by Charles W. Socarides, M.D., ISBN 0-9646642-5-9, Adam Margrave Books, Suite 829, 5501 N. Seventh Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85013, Copyright 1995. Pages 37-38 & Pages 63 to 68 discuss the percentage of Gays in the population.” Dr. Socarides (deceased) said in his book that he believes the percentage of confirmed homosexuals in the general population is 0.75%.

  24. Michael Mayben

    Obama is a socialist ruler. He believes everyone’s wealth should be distributed except for his own.

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