Except this time he wasn't so even handed. He first went after the Republicans for going after President Obama for his channeling of Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren, but he left out the key sentence. Here is the unmentioned offending sentences:
If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.♠Is that to say that small business came out of nowhere, ex nihilo, so to speak, and the business founders were mythical characters from the past who then passed the businesses on to the new owners?
OK, I get it. He was carried away by the moment, but still, this is not something to mock the Republicans for mocking. Mr Keller missed it on this one.
And to be clear, I don't think of Mr Obama as a Socialist. I am sure he understands Capitalism, in a Keynesian sort of way. But, he needs to be clear that small businesses are important and that they are created by the hard work and long hours of citizens with the entrepreneurial spirit.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
In the US, small business (less than 500 employees) accounts for around half the GDP and more than half the employment. Regarding small business, the top job provider is those with fewer than 10 employees, and those with 10 or more but fewer than 20 employees comes in as the second, and those with 20 or more but fewer than 100 employees comes in as the third....Most of those small business owners think they did it themselves.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For the original quotes (Obama and Warren) click here.