'Don't Demean My Success'

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, October 6, 2011

'Don't Demean My Success'

Robert Johnson is a wealthy African-American and the founder of the TV network BET. He supported Obama in 2008, but dislikes the president's class warfare language.

On Fox News Sunday, Johnson said: "You don't get people to like you by attacking them or demeaning their success. I grew up in a family of 10 kids, first one to go to college, and I've earned my success. I've earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so. Attacking me is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy. It doesn't mean I am a bad guy. I went in business to create jobs and opportunity, create value for myself and investors. And that's what the president should be praising, not demagoguing us simply because Warren Buffett says he pays more than his secretary."

I couldn't have put it better.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: October 6, 2011