Obama explains his socialist ‘bargain’ that he says made America the most prosperous country ever – UPDATED

***UPDATED: Mark Levin’s analysis added below***

I pulled this clip earlier today just because Obama’s talking about his ‘bargain’ again, explaining what it means. Here’s the short clip:

Four years ago we came together as Democrats but also independents and some Republicans to restore the basic bargain that built the greatest middle class and the most prosperous country the world has ever known. And it’s a bargain that I’ve lived in my life and so many of you have experienced.

It’s the basic idea that says:

  • Here in this country, if you work hard, that work should be rewarded.
  • If you act responsibly you should be able to get ahead.
  • It’s a deal that says if we put in enough effort we should be able to find a job that pays the bills.
  • We should be able to afford a home that we call our own.
  • We should have health care that we can count on if we get sick.

I’d love to sit down with someone listening to this, even cheering for this, and ask them what they think it means. Because when you begin to think about what he’s saying, it really doesn’t make a lot of sense as it stands alone.

For example, when he says that “if you work hard that work should be rewarded”, what defines hard work and who rewards it? The government? I think there are a lot of people who work hard and fail in this country. Some fail over and over before they succeed and still some never find the success they are looking for. But this gibberish is so vague and generic it’s undefinable. Yet everyone cheers and claps.

And the same with the rest of it. What does it mean to act responsibly or get ahead because of it? Why should any of this be guaranteed just because we put in “enough effort” and what does that even mean? What constitutes “enough effort”?

But hey let’s clap and cheer because it sounds vague enough to relate to some American idea that sounds like freedom. Ugh.

Mark Levin is talking about this clip right now and I’ll post his analysis shortly.

UPDATE: This is great. Levin ties it all together and then explains why Obama’s speaking in gibberish:

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  • MrMicawber

    What bargain? LOL? Did someone make me a a party to a bargain without my knowing it?

    It’s like Harvard Contitutional visigoth – woops, “scholar,” Lawrence Tribe referring to the “basic social contract” that should come into play in the Obamacare decision.

    These people have been spending too much time reading Howard Zinn faux history.

    • We do actually have a social contract that we make when we decide to form and maintain a country and live in a civilized society based upon the rule of law. What we don’t have is Zinn’s version of social contract which is based upon guilt.

      • MrMicawber

        Yes, but *that* social contract is memorialized in the Constitution.

    • kong1967

      I know, and it’s like believing the cow jumped over the moon.

  • guppymanster

    The government is incapable of creating anything and Obama is incapable of telling the truth.

    • kong1967

      Nope nope nope….you’re wrong. The government is very good at creating some things. Debt, poverty, socialism, dependence ….etc.. You know the drill, lol.

  • Well put Scoop

    And again… I faint at the feet of…Oooooooo…

    (It happens a lot to him)

    • conservative58

      He just makes me want to BARF.
      (I’m sure that happens to him a lot as well.)

      • kong1967

        I wish someone would do it. Wait until they shake his hand and barf all over him.

  • sDee

    My father did not come to this country to strike a bargain – he came here to contribute, to make it better, for freedom, to succeed or fail on his own. Most importantly he came here to be free of this socialism.

    I did not make any bargains either. Now I find my country has this “basic socialist idea”:
    – Here in this country, the harder you work, the more you will be taxed and the fruits of your labor taken by the government to fatten itself.
    – If you act responsibly you will be forced to bailout those who act irresponsibly.
    – It’s a deal that says if we put in enough effort, you will find government welfare pays more of the bills than working.
    – We should be able to all buy a home to call our own, even if we cannot afford it.
    – We should be able to make other people who did work hard, did act responsibly and did put in the effort pay for our health care even though we did none of that..

  • It’s empty platitudes that doesn’t even begin to jive with his doctrine of ‘fairness’ that he constantly touts.

    And for the record we are not now nor have we have been a nation based on the all too subjective ‘fairness’.

    • freenca

      One of the hardest of life’s lessons that we Americans learn is that LIFE IS NOT FAIR! I don’t know how many times growing up that I heard those words, but I believe that it made me a better person, though at the time I thought it was cruel.

      • It would have been even more cruel if your parents flat out lied to you.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I’m certain a lot of unemployed people have been looking hard, high and low, for a job that will pay their bills, but haven’t found anything and many have just given up and have quit looking for a job. And we know a lot of citizens have lost their homes because of the terrible economic situation we find ourselves in. Looks like nobama’s version of Utopia in America has large, gaping holes in it.

    • sDee

      And all of those large gaping holes were created by the very government Hussein wants us to make a brand new bargain with.

      • Army_Pilot1967

        You’re absolutely correct…and I have some wonderful swamp land in GA I’d be interested in selling someone! You can trust me!

    • Yep. He’s delivered a whole lot of nothing.

  • freenca

    Mark , at minute 6 just answered my question. That it comes from the communist constitution, NOT OURS!!! Obamas talking points must be exposed and aired as the antithesis of free enterprise and individual rights and property rights. All things that our Constitution and Bill of Rights are designed to be the guarantors of.

  • 911Infidel

    Bargain? My a$$. “Democracy is the road to socialism” – Marx (Its why we have a republican form of government not a democracy which is nothing but mob rule (OWS anyone?)

    “The goal of socialism is communism” – V.I. Lenin.

    I think we have Obama’s “bargain” all figured out.

    • sDee

      “The slippery descent into tyranny starts at democracy” – sDee 🙂

      I was taught to spot a socialist when I was knee high to a grasshopper.

      • 911Infidel

        “Wisdom and discernment don’t come from a book. They come from the Spirit of God”
        – 911 Infidel

  • Joe

    TRANSLATION : >>>>>>>

    “If you work hard” ……..means

    “If you are a pathological liar – like me –

    because keeping your lies straight is really hard work

    you can fool a lot of dopey people out of their hard earned money”

    ONLY 97 days left !!!

    • A most excellent find, Joe. I might drive clear to Georgia to buy some fenceposts from this guy (and I live only about ten minutes from a big lumber store).

  • Joe

    Hey ZERO – Tell it to this man – He has an answer for you >>>>>>

    Look closely at the banner he made


  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama – Liar-and-Chief. He is a master at double speak, mincing words, and talking out of his butt (when not on teleprompter – and even then he still does many times).

    Once again, it’s those pathetic morons who clap and cheer and support this terrorist who are the problem. They are too gullible or lazy or stupid to vote intelligently. And they stubbornly refuse to open thir minds or embrace the truth. Ignorance.

    I expect Obama to lie and cheat – he’s a professional politician… he was bred to ruin this country. No denying it. But the Lemmings who want to blindly follow this Pied Piper over the cliff are the rats that need to leave. But they want to clutch onto all of us in a drowning swimmer death grab and bring us down with them instead. To them, we are the life preservers.

    I’m sick of this insanity. Thank God for Mark, Bill Whittle, Sarah, Rush, Glenn, Michelle, and all the other brave souls who cut through the BS and reveal the monster behind the mask. Now if only the lemmings will stop for a second and take a peek too…

  • MaroonRepublic

    Act responsibly? Their whole demographic is based off being irresponsible without consequence.

  • realheadline

    Just like Rome, the vestiges of the Republic are left in place while the real decisions are made by dictate. This is happening now. You’ll find no satisfaction through the legislature or through the courts, it’s an illusion, trickery. Help others now or when they come for your business, it will be to late. Take back the Republic in 2012.

  • odin147

    It will come down to the few folks in the battleground states, I continue to be amazed at why this guy polls so well even if dems are over sampled, he does not even represent traditional dem party values so if you are a traditional dem why would you want to vote for this guy, I can’t believe dems want to transform this country, don’t they see the bad economy even after spending trillions of dollars, the polls seem orwellian to me, I just don’t get it.

    • sDee

      We live in a propaganda nation. No one sees anything for what it is.

    • Rshill7

      Polls schmolls. I don’t believe them one bit. I don’t believe they are within ten points of truth. I have never answered a poll ever, not by phone, not by mail, not by any means at all.

      Conservatives have much more productive things to do. They are either working hard, playing hard, or trying to convince fools to be something else.

      Obama will be standing in the Oval Office holding his own ass after America hands it to him. Then his legs will fall off, cuz ya’ need an ass to connect your legs to your waist.

      This nation will either spread butter and jam on this guy or cut him into croutons. He’s toast…white, wheat, rye or pumpernickel. It doesn’t matter. The color is not at issue, the texture and taste is. Our fellow men and women will spew this moldy loser out, regardless.

      These backdrop loons applauding failure, notwithstanding. They’re all wearing duncecaps and dumbass sandwich signs. They don’t notice them though, any more than they notice the naked emperor, or his eviction notice, which will be autographed by the American people. The real ones.

      • sDee

        Oh the polls are fairly accurate – a large chunk of America either believes in his socialist promises or will have a place in the totalitarian power structure that these fools provide them.

        Take a look at Rove’s electoral map. Even his best case scenario has Romney only one electoral vot over Obama.: http://rove.com/election

        Unless there is a massive turnout of voters who normally stay home – Obama has a very good chance. Even the Republican Party has failed to expose this man because they are complicit in what he is doing – they simply think they have a chance to beat him at hi own game and inherit the keys to the kingdom.

        • If these handout-heaven supporters think we’re going to keep working our a$$es off, just to hand them our money, they have a big surprise coming.

        • Rshill7

          The Wisconsin polls the day before that gubernatorial election?

          The Ronald Reagan/Jimmy Carter polls a few days before that landslide?

          The oversampling of democrats?

          It’s fine though, par for the course. It’ll further motivate independents, disaffected democrats and conservatives too.

      • freenca

        I had a boss once that used to have a couple of sayings that turned out to be truisms par excellence. 1. The money ones work is all elbows and bums. They’re the ones you want to reward. 2. The other kind can’t find their own butts in the dark with both hands. I think he got both philosophies correct.

      • Exactly. I can tell via caller ID when a pollster is calling, and I sure as heck don’t have time for those folks.

        I have TheRightScoop articles to read!

  • sDee

    Obama is playing to his audience – his base. THIS IS WHAT THEY BELEIVE! I would like to think the polls are not reflective of the electorate but we are seeing the effect of 40+ years of anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-capitalist immigration policy. The 1965 Immigration Act based on diversity was a socialist dream come true:

    From vdare: Why is Romney Losing? Because Immigration Is Electing A New People
    The racial breakdown of the 2008 presidential race was as follows:

    Whites 55% to 43% for McCain
    Blacks 95% to 5% for Obama
    Hispanics 67% to 31% for Obama
    Asians 62% to 35% for Obama

    Last week, Rush Limbaugh approvingly read Pat Buchanan’s entire column to his audience on how immigration has swept away the GOP in California and promises to do the same thing nationwide.

    In a 2008 article for VDARE called “End of the Party?”… ” Here is a scary thought: even if Obama turns out be as inept as Jimmy Carter, we might be stuck with him for 8 years.”

    Obama has indeed turned out to be inept, but he may be reelected anyway. If he gets a second term, Republicans, Conservatism Inc. and conservatives (not the same thing) will finally have to confront the demographic tidal wave that demoralized (if not destroyed) them in California and is now is spreading nationwide.

    The only alternative will be partisan (and national) extinction.

  • Nukeman60

    I would love to see an ad where these bozos behind Obama are interviewed at the exits of this rally.

    Reporter: Why did you applaud here? (shows partial clip of Obama statement)

    Obama supporter: Uhh, I dunno.

    Reporter: Well, what about here? (shows another clip) What did you get from this statement?

    Obama supporter: Uhh, umm, uhh, I…well…they gave me a…no, I’m not supposed to say that. This isn’t taped, is it?

    • freenca

      It’s the hand out sickness, and it’s killing all that become infected with it Nukeman. If we don’t effect a cure soon it will kill our whole republic.

      • Nukeman60

        If the Republic falls, come visit my house. There will be a food storage room, an armory, and a special room set aside to display the Constitution, until such a day when it can be restored to all the land.

        I will never give up on our great Republic.

    • well they saids they would give me some money from his stash

  • white531

    I have been away on a business trip. I don’t travel with a laptop, so when I come home, everything is a revelation. I have read all of your posts twice. Last thing you want to do, is respond to a post you did not read and understand. As I see it, this idiot of a President has painted a picture of America that a large portion of our population actually believe.
    If there is a problem we can define, I think it is that. What we define as our solution to that problem that we are facing as a country will wind up being either our solution to the Obama problem, or the failure to do so. It has really come down to that.

    Let me just put a few facts in order. He is a Muslim. He hates White people. He wants to change the basic structure of the American Government. He sees himself as some kind of leader of a New World Government. He has no respect for The Constitution. None whatsoever. And we elected this man President. What were we thinking as a Nation?

    You think time will solve this problem. Folks, time does not solve problems of this magnitude. Human beings solve these problems. You and I are human beings. We can let this go and let this drama play out, or we can step in and stop this madness. He really wants to transform this country into a Socialist Paradise. So far, at least, he has minimal opposition to his grand plan.

    Throughout History, despots such as Obama have run roughshod over the rights of individuals. History hasn’t changed much in that respect. Please. Study your history and look at this maniacal individual who is running our country right now. You have a couple of choices at this point. The obvious is to do nothing, which is what he hopes you will do. Your other choices are pretty plain. Vote the Bastard out and get rid of this disease upon our nation. Use your brain.

    • PVG

      Well stated! This is not hard….we have a two party system in this country at this time. The main and ONLY objective is to get rid of BO. Romney is the only candidate that has a chance to beat BO. Right or wrong, this is reality.
      I did not support Romney in the primaries but that was then, this is now. I can not wait to vote AGAINST BO!!!

      • white531

        Romney is a businessman who understands where money actually comes from. What is wrong with this country right now? Exactly, the economy. The Chicago Street Organizer who was going to save the planet, only succeeded in putting us in more debt than all the other Presidents in History. If we had elected Steve Forbes when we had the chance, we would be well on our way to a balanced budget by now. Romney may not be Steve Forbes, but he is a damned sight closer than the Monkey currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

      • Ditto…oBummer’s only objective is to destroy the USA and if he gets 4 more years he will succeed.

  • Common sense in 12 minutes that President B.O. has not done in almost 4 years…ah, ah, ah…that’s all, folks…

  • I love ya…the right scoop puts it out there and Mark L. puts the icing and the firecrackers on top….love it…love it.

  • white531

    It doesn’t really matter what you and I do. I know some of you feel differently and I respect your position on the subject. But it doesn’t really matter what you and I believe about Freedom, or The Constitution, or the History of this great country. We are being invaded on a daily basis by people from foreign countries who don’t give a rat’s ass about Freedom, or The Constitution, or the American way of life. Minorities in this country are becoming Majorities, thanks to our open borders. Not only does Obama and the government that he rules want to give them amnesty, he wants to give them the right to vote. This is an absolute carbon copy of the fallure of the Roman Empire. All you have to do is substitute the names for the actors. The outcome remains the same.

    • WordsFailMe

      You are right about the over run. If we want this country back we will need to be prepared to do more than vote. I wish it was the kind of world where good would just overcome evil because of the nature and worthiness of “good” or the will of God. But it doesn’t work that way.

  • white531

    For the last thirty years or so, I have only lived in three states. California, Arizona and Texas. In that time, each of those states have literally been overrun by illegal immigrants streaming across our southern border with Mexico. It has not only affected the border states, because the illegals have widened their vision to take advantage of labor opportunities throughout our great land. There are radio stations in Michigan that play nothing but Mexican music and broadcast in Spanish. English is not spoken. There are American girls in South Carolina who have been raped by Mexicans. You don’t think we are losing this country while you watch television? It’s not just the Mexicans. The Muslims are doing the same thing. They are taking over entire cities in America and our government is doing nothing to stop them. If my words are shocking to you, then I am glad. That was their purpose. If we continue to ignore this immigration problem for much longer, then we won’t have a country left to worry about. Because it will belong to others. Others who don’t exactly have the same ideals that our Founding Fathers believed in. Obama and Harry Reid think it’s great.

  • kong1967

    What the hell is he talking about? Is that even Obama talking? He sure hasn’t lived by them views at all….other than forcing Obamacare down our throats which is a precursor for putting private insurance companies out of business (here we come Single Payer).

    He has punished the hard workers and he has rewarded laziness and has encouraged it. This jackass needs to just sit down and shut his mouth because he doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. He’s holding up a blue ball and telling us it’s red. Moron.

    • WordsFailMe

      I think Obama is still trying to get in touch with the choom inside of him. He’s close, he’s very, very close. Listen for canabinnated logic.

      • kong1967

        I think Obama gave that up for heroin. He’s seeing a lot more than mary jane can conjure up. He’s seeing lepricons and gold chests at the end of the marxist rainbow. He keeps walking “forward” and keeps promising us that if we walk with him we’ll achieve all of our wildest dreams.

  • Kordane

    Here’s how I translate it:

    Here in this country, if you work hard, that work should be rewarded

    …With the crumbs that Obama leaves you after he has seized the rest.

    If you act responsibly you should be able to get ahead.

    …You will be allowed some extra rations if you do what Obama tells you to do.

    It’s a deal that says if we put in enough effort we should be able to find a job that pays the bills

    …And only the bills. You’ll be so poor that you won’t be able to afford luxuries of any kind.

    We should be able to afford a home that we call our own

    …Even if it’s in a cardboard box on the side of a street.

    We should have health care that we can count on if we get sick

    …Which will be judged on by 15 unelected IPAB bureaucrats who will make decisions based on “social utility” over whether you live or die.

  • WordsFailMe

    Whenever you can break down a liberals argument into its basic assertions, you can see how intellectually weak they are.

    The problem is that the liberal mind does not require reason. It’s like liberals are on some kind of drug that allows them to live along side of reality as if they were appointed the referees of life, not the participants. When you listen to any liberal you would swear you were listening to Pontious Pilate or Lady MacBeth right after they had finished washing their hands.

    Good job scoop!

    • Kordane

      They’re extremely emotional/irrational in their thinking; not cognitive at all. It’s like dealing with children, at times. They desire to return to that state of child-like dependency on a parental figure. They’re the kind of people who, when hitting adulthood, refuse to accept that it has to end, and that independence, self-sufficiency, and individual responsibility have to begin. They desire a world in which they can be children once again, but permanently.

      Philosophically, this is just the result of the epistemological sabotage (which philosophers have been engaged in for centuries) against the validity of Reason as man’s only means of gaining knowledge (of reality). The rise of skepticism and ‘pure reason’ are two examples of such sabotage.

      To defeat the Left’s thinking, one needs to refute the philosophical attacks against Reason. That’s the only way we’ll ever win in the long run.

      • WordsFailMe

        That’s very good!

        How can we strike first, re-organize this society, education, politics and media-entertainment before this liberalism is too firmly rooted?

        When Rome lost its republic to a cult of personality, the new status quo, i.e. the end of liberty of the individual, was conserved for 400 years by the application of bread and circuses. I can’t help but compare the daily and cheaply, easily accessible spectacles of human depravity from the Colosseum and its hundreds of franchises through the empire as equivalent of “internet pornography” of the current day.

  • WordsFailMe

    Mark referred to “Our buddy, Right Scoop.”


    Onward, Christian soldiers!
    Marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before.
    Christ, the royal Master,
    Leads against the foe;
    Forward into battle,
    See his banners go!
    Onward, Christian soldiers!
    Marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before.

    At the sign of triumph
    Satan’s host doth flee;
    On, then, Christian soldiers,
    On to victory.
    Hell’s foundations quiver
    At the shout of praise;
    Brothers, lift your voices,
    Loud your anthems raise.
    Onward, Christian soldiers!
    Marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before.

    Like a mighty army
    Moves the Church of God;
    Brothers, we are treading
    Where the Saints have trod.
    We are not divided;
    All one body we:
    One in hope and doctrine,
    One in charity.
    Onward, Christian soldiers!
    Marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before.

    Onward, then, ye people;
    Join our happy throng.
    Blend with ours your voices
    In the triumph song:
    Glory, laud, and honor
    Unto Christ, the King.
    This through countless ages
    Men and angels sing.
    Onward, Christian soldiers!
    Marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus
    Going on before.

  • 12grace

    About Socialist aka Communist obama

    Dreams from My Real Father: Director Joel Gilbert at National Press Club, Washington DC
    Joel Gilbert

  • WestGAFlash

    I work hard, and I’m rewarded. Since my rewards are in the form of commissions, the Imperial Gub’mint taxes me at a higher rate than if I were salaried. They, in all honesty, cannot stand success.

    King Barry isn’t fooling as many people as he was.