I don't find the (“you-didn’t-build-it”) argument that offensive. It's pretty obviously true. But what was wrong about it, I realize upon reflection, was the tone. It was condescending; it was rhetorically hostile to an imaginary entrepreneur complaining about class warfare. And that rhetorical aggression effectively - and unnecessarily - alienates anyone who has ever built a business or made a success of herself. I doubt Obama would have used those words in a composed speech - the speechwriters and the president himself would have red-flagged the construction. ... But ...Update - Obama's approval rating among business owners has fallen -- and it happened before his "you-didn't-build-it" comment. Expect it to fall further. ... Via Instapundit.