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RNC slams Obama ‘You didn’t build that’ remark in conference call with business owners
The Washington Post's Election 2012 ^ | July 23, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 07/23/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The short-lived pause in campaign politics following last week’s Aurora, Colo., mass shooting came to an end on Monday as the Obama campaign blasted Mitt Romney on foreign policy and Republicans renewed their criticism of the president for his “you didn’t build that” remark.

In a Monday afternoon conference call organized by the Republican National Committee, two business owners argued that they were personally offended by the remark, which Obama made earlier this month at a campaign stop in Roanoke.

(As The Post’s Fact Checker and others have noted, the original Obama quote was a reference to infrastructure, not to business.)

“It was really a personal issue for me,” Melissa Ball, of Ball Office Products in Richmond, Va., said of Obama’s remarks when asked by a reporter whether Monday’s call meant that the post-Aurora detente was over.

“For me, the conversation is about my business, and hearing those comments, I was shocked,” she said. “So having an opportunity to comment on his words, I was pleased to do so. My jaw dropped. I thought surely I could not have heard what I heard. ... For me, it’s a big moment, and it was impactful for me and my employees to hear something like that.”

Ball has appeared on previous Romney campaign conference calls. Her company, Ball Office Products, has received several small federal contracts, according to the Web site USAspending.gov....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; capitalism; economy; obama; romney; youdidntbuildthat
And that matters how? You can't earn a federal contract, even a small one, unless you genuflect to Dear Leader and slavishly praise his every utterance? Huh?
1 posted on 07/23/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” - - - Ball has appeared on previous Romney campaign conference calls. “

Hey Melissa Ball, the next time you talk to Romney ask him when Obama plans to abolish the US Patent Office.

As you may recall, Obama said “ - - - Somebody else made that happen,” so their is no need to single out just one person to credit for a new idea, hence no need for patents.

Life in Commune Amerika is going to be just the “Change” that the creepy, commie Obama has always “Hoped” for.

Pass the Cuban sugar please - - - .


2 posted on 07/23/2012 10:26:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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