Texas BBQ Has a Message for the President
The President probably won't be stopping here for lunch any time soon. Pit Master BBQ has been in business since 1998. Their website says they "strive to consistently deliver the highest quality smoked meats, homemade side dishes and deserts." From the look of the photos on their Menu page they are doing just that.
Pit Master has two locations and one of those, the one in The
Woodlands, Texas, has a large sign with space for a message near the
bottom. A photo sent in by a tipster shows that the sign currently reads
"Thank U Obama 4 My Success."
The sign is a response to comments the President made in Roanoke, Virginia in July,
"If you've got a small business, you didn't build that." The
President's defenders have claimed that he was speaking of roads and
bridges which were built by government, not the businesses themselves.
Unfortunately for the President, that one line was not the only
objectionable thing in his speech. In fact, the focus on "you didn't
build that" may have distracted people from noticing the even more
offensive part of the speech in which he made light of the value of hard work and creativity.
Reactions to Obama's message have spread nationwide over the last
month. Just last week a VA bakery owner refused to let his business host
an appearance by the Vice President. The owner cited "you didn't build that" as the reason for declining.