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July 18, 2012

Adam Carolla: Obama Is "Anti-American"

Disagreeing with Obama's "You didn't build that" rhetoric.

Adam Carolla is particularly sensitive to that, given he has literally built his own studio and his own podcast network. And has written several books about working hard if you really intend to be wealthy (as opposed to just wishing you were wealthy).

“I believe Barack Obama is a smart guy and I believe he is a skillful politician and I think he wants to get re-elected,” Carolla said. “And it’s pretty simple where you do these kinds of things where you go, ‘Look, are there more rich people in this world or in this union or more poor people?”

Carolla explained there was a difference between being the hardest worker versus being smart and working hard and that Obama was wrong for not making that distinction.

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Later, the comedian called the philosophy Obama espoused “anti-American” for not recognizing that distinction.

“It is an anti-American — and again I don’t mean that in a terrorist sort kind of way, but this country is sort of built on pull yourself up, start your shit, stake your claim, do your thing, innovation,” he said. “The folks that made it, so-called made, and again I don’t know why we’re obsessed with success, but the folks that have made it had help along the way — not necessarily true in many instances. Yes, you can count being delivered at a hospital that running water, electricity and you can count roads that worked.”

He said this in the July 18th podcast (guest Dave Dameshek, if you're looking for it in the list). You can also download the podcast here. The discussion of "You didn't build it" starts around twelve minutes in, after he gets done talking about how hot Kate Beckinsale is. Correction: It starts virtually ten minutes in, and runs about twenty minutes.


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