Alan Colmes on Supporters Who Crowded Bakery After Biden Press Stop Declined: 'They Probably Went to Chick-fil-A First'
The fallout from President Obama's recent comments targeting small business owners is continuing to stream in. In the remarks, the commander in chief told a crowd at the campaign stop that "if you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help [...] If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
This week on the campaign trail, the comments came up twice - once in Iowa when a caterer whose company was drafted for an Obama event showed up wearing a shirt saying, "The government didn't build my business, I did." Then in Virginia, a fledgling bakery owner said "no" when the Biden camp asked if they could have a photo op at his new store.
The small business owner explained
why he turned down the opportunity, saying, "Essentially I said no offense to you or the campaign, I just decline you guys coming in here." He cited the 'you didn't build that' comment as the reasoning for his resistance.
"Actually, last night my wife was up all night long, did not sleep; she's worked a full 24 hours," he said.
So, how long will these comments continue to affect Obama's campaign ... and just how profound of an affect will they or won't they have?
Radio talk show host Chris Plante said his callers, for one, are up in arms. "I think it affected people very deeply ... who were personally insulted and took umbrage with the suggestion that it's not their hard work and the government is responsible, and they have to be beholden to someone else."
Plante also said situations like the one with the Virginia bakery are popping up all across the country. "There are little revolutions like this going on all over America."
Alan Colmes, however, said people are "choosing to be offended" by Obama's statement, claiming that if he had said "you didn't build that alone" the reaction would have been different.
Colmes also reacted to the crowds of people who allegedly flooded the bakery, called Crumb and Get It, to show their support following the news of his campaign stop refusal. "They probably went to Chick-fil-A first and went there for dessert."