President Obama’s recent “You didn’t build that” comment has become quite an albatross around his neck, which the Republicans are exploiting for all it’s worth.
“You didn’t build that” has now become a viral meme.
In order to clarify what the president was attempting to say, we can look to Dr. King, who was a much wiser (and much better spoken) leader:
“We are everlasting debtors to known and unknown men and women….When we arise in the morning, we go into the bathroom where we reach for a sponge provided for us by a Pacific Islander. We reach for soap that is created for us by a Frenchman. The towel is provided by a Turk. Then at the table we drink coffee which is provided for us by a South American, or tea by a Chinese, or cocoa by a West African. Before we leave for our jobs, we are beholden to more than half the world.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)