Submitted by: Kathy Hawkins
OBAMA MOCKED FINANCIAL SUCCESS AS ‘BLIND LUCK’
by AARON KLEIN
Americans in the private sector who have achieved financial success did so due to “blind luck” and a “generation of women doing someone else’s laundry and looking after someone else’s children to get you here,” said in unearthed 2005 comments.
Obama also argued for a larger role for government in health care, retirement and national infrastructure.
He made the statements at the Harvard Law School Association “Celebration of Black Alumni” Award Luncheon on Sept. 17, 2005. He delivered the keynote address and was the recipient of that year’s award.
During a question-and-answer session after his address, Obama spelled out what he called a “major ideological battle taking place right now in this country.”
“And I think we can win it if we can articulate it,” he added.