Originally Posted by Zell
Here is the whole quote:
This is why biased sound bytes are retarded. You know why that person cut out the rest of it in that clip? Because the rest makes the statement not sound nearly as bad.
What Obama is saying:
He personally believes that you can make enough money, but he knows that the American way is to continue to make stuff and continue to sell it if it's a good product, and we cannot allow that to end because we wouldn't be able to function as a society.
I grow weary of people taking tiny little quotes and making them sound worse than they really are. This is why political parties need to just die already.
You are putting words in his mouth to mitigate the stupidity. Regardless of what service is being offered or product is being manufactured, if we as a people believe that some have "made enough money" we are putting limitations on other peoples aspirations. Which we have ABSOLUTELY no right to do. You don't hear him telling his BFF Oprah or Soros that they have "made enough money". Gimme a break. He says what his current audience wants to hear. In this case, he made an error in judgment.