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Co-sponsoring your success, it's Barack Obama

Co-sponsoring your success, it's Barack Obama

"If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. ... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

-- Barack Obama

The president's defenders have claimed he either misspoke at a recent Roanoke, Va., campaign event or that what he said is true. Both defenses have merit. Mr. Obama surely didn't mean to say something that politically idiotic so plainly. And it's...