President Obama has returned to one of his favorite themes – his lack of belief in the individual and the benefit of hard work, this time at the commencement address at Harvard University, where he received his law degree in 1991.

Just as he told a Virginia audience during the 2012 presidential campaign, “If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” Obama told the newly minted graduates, still wearing their caps and gowns, about one of his “pet peeves – people who have been successful and don't realize they've been lucky.”

Obama told graduates from one of the toughest schools in the world that their degrees were due to luck rather than the long hours they spent studying, cramming for exams, and writing papers.

The president’s comment drew the attention of outspoken Sheriff David Clarke who told FOX News Channel host, Sean Hannity, “… if anyone is familiar with luck, it should be Obama, who went from a community organizer to commander-in-chief,” referring to Obama’s unorthodox route to the White House bypassing meaningful service in state office or Congress on his way to the most powerful job in the world.

Sheriff Clarke said he would have felt insulted had a commencement speaker told him he was “lucky” at his graduation ceremony from the Naval Postgraduate Academy, saying the problem is that the president “doesn’t believe in a person’s ability to work hard, persevere, overcome obstacles and go on to reach greatness.”

Clarke, who is serving his fourth term as Sheriff of Milwaukee County, is the recipient of the Sheriff of the Year Award by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.

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Source: Fox

 

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