Maybe President Barack Obama should claim a new title: offender in chief.
He has now offended entrepreneurs and (small) business owners by saying, "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."
Then of course he accused rich people of not paying their fair share, but even with the Bush tax cuts in place, the top 1 percent pay approximately 36 percent of all federal income taxes, and the top 10 percent pay almost 70 percent of all federal income taxes.
Let's see, Obama attacked the city of Las Vegas, physicians, the chamber of commerce, Wall Street, Fox News, Catholics, oil companies, the Supreme Court justices and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (at an official function of Congress).
In fact, the list is so long that I actually can't remember them all. I can't think of any elected official who has been so mean-spirited and disparaging. Perhaps he should read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People."