Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We Built It

August 29, 2012

Dear Friends and Fellow Virginians,

Maybe it's because he uses a teleprompter everywhere he goes, but we don't normally catch too many outright gaffes coming from President Obama (he normally reserves those for Joe Biden). That's why I was surprised when, a few weeks ago, he said that entrepreneurs weren't responsible for creating the jobs that drive this country's economy. Click here to watch Obama's gaffe. 

Then I got to thinking. That wasn't a gaffe at all. It was a window into what he really believes.  President Obama sincerely believes that hardworking Americans and small business owners don't deserve credit for creating jobs. Hillary Clinton believes that "it takes a village to raise a child." Barack Obama takes her logic one step further: it takes the collective to grow the economy.

Yes, you heard him right, "you didn't build that." Well Mr. President I can tell you in fact we did build it.

It's wonderful to be surrounded by conservatives from across the country. Yesterday we heard from Virginia's own Delegate Barbara Comstock and future Texas Senator Ted Cruz. While we have a lot of business to take care of this week, we all have one main goal: defeat Barack Obama.

One of yesterday's speakers, former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, spoke about President Obama's disappointment firsthand. Artur has come a long way in four years: from giving a nominating speech for Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to voting against Obamacare and changing parties to Republican.

I think Artur's story speaks to where we have come as a country. Many Americans were duped into believing the hype. Even while Conservatives worried about an Obama presidency, we never could have imagined the disaster that it has become.

We're only half way done at the Republican Convention and we've accomplished quite a bit. We've adopted a new Party Platform that is one of the most conservative since Ronald Reagan won our party's nomination.  I've had the opportunity to hear conservatives from across the country all say the same thing: we have to beat President Obama at the polls in November.

Tonight I had the honor of joining my fellow Republican Attorneys General that have fought alongside me to repeal Obamacare. I can tell you that our battle doesn't end with healthcare. We are working together to halt the unconstitutional and illegal overreaches by President Obama and his administration!

We've been able to stop President Obama on many fronts, but unfortunately he has been largely successful at delivering his version of "Change." When he couldn't pass legislation like "Cap and Trade," he has used his cronies in Washington to enact burdensome, job-destroying regulations.

Take a look at the EPA (which I have long referred to as the Employment Prevention Agency). They are smothering our economy and trying to destroy the coal industry, an industry vital to Virginia's economy and our nation's ability to become energy independent.

We need to stand up and tell President Obama that government didn't build this country, Americans built it.

The determination of America's job creators is what drives this economy. The success of America's job creators is what made this country great. Under President Obama our entrepreneurs are being held back. Four more years of a Barack Obama presidency and things will look even worse. 

That's why it's critical that we get not just every Republican, but every individual that believes in our American values to the polls in November. If you've been waiting to get involved we need your help now. President Obama has had a four year head start on us and we can't afford to let anyone slip through the cracks.

Please contact my office at 703-766-0635 or email Noah at and we'll get you connected with our other great volunteers!


Ken Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General of Virginia

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