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Obama facing mounting questions over ‘you didn’t build that’ remark
The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner

Posted on 09/03/2012 2:06:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CHARLOTTE — After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners “didn’t build that,” President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise.

On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in an interview Sunday on ABC News that Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign is engaged in a broader pattern of dishonesty and is “built on a tripod of lies.” Plouffe cited accusations that Obama has gutted the work requirement for welfare and “raided” Medicare to pay for the nation’s new health-care law as other examples of untruths coming from the GOP.

The Obama team thinks that it has effectively dealt with the “build that” attacks and that the issue is overblown — the “drill, baby, drill” of 2012, a rallying cry for the right but ultimately one with limited appeal in the broader electorate...

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


TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; romney; youdidntbuildthat
If they truly believe that, they are fools. And do they really think they'll win North Carolina this time? I doubt that they'll win in ANY former Confederate or border state.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 2:06:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
obama could rape a 3 year boy while smoking crack on the White House Front lawn in broad daylight...

And obama STILL would win in Maryland.

If they truly believe that, they are fools. And do they really think they'll win North Carolina this time? I doubt that they'll win in ANY former Confederate or border state.

2 posted on 09/03/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah that’ll work.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 2:11:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the democrats need to be informed we plan to revive....

DRILL HERE DRILL NOW BABY..

ARE WE READY??? YA BETCHA WE ARE...

DRILL HERE DRILL NOW...


4 posted on 09/03/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 09/03/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama meant EXACTLY what he said! He was mocking achievement! He belittled hard work!

Here’s the video in case you’ve forgotten! If the Romney camapign does not run ads with this from now until election day then they are stupid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng&feature=youtube_gdata_player


6 posted on 09/03/2012 2:21:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl
If the Romney camapign does not run ads with this from now until election day then they are stupid!

Actually, they could run the ads and still be stupid.

;)

7 posted on 09/03/2012 2:27:37 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; STARWISE; sf4dubya; penelopesire; hoosiermama

I was just surfing and learned the Dem’s convention theme is going to be...wait for it...

“WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE”...

So the message I’m getting here is- yeah- you citizens do some good stuff, but WE, THE GOVERNMENT make it POSSIBLE.

Seriously? THIS is their answer to You Didn’t Build That?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/city-charlottes-convention-motto-we-make-it-possible_651523.html


8 posted on 09/03/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s the old adage... “if you’re explaining, you’re loosing”... they’d be better off if they just left it alone and talked about everything else... lucky for us...


9 posted on 09/03/2012 2:37:09 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: CommieCutter

That is prime dude...


10 posted on 09/03/2012 2:39:04 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: CommieCutter

LOL!
Perfect.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marxists have always scoffed at the concept of private property.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 2:50:57 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the “drill, baby, drill” of 2012, a rallying cry for the right but ultimately one with limited appeal in the broader electorate

Oh, I don't know about that. But let 'em continue to think it.

13 posted on 09/03/2012 2:51:11 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Make an ad - Obama says we are lying so we will let him speak for himself - then play the clip in his own words.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 2:58:35 PM PDT by character_matters
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To: SE Mom

That was the motto submitted by the nonpartisan host committee of the city of Charlotte to win rights to the convention. And they probably did make the infrastructure possible through public financing. I doubt the Dems will double down on an unpopular message to make it the actual theme of the proceedings, but you never know.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 3:06:37 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: SE Mom

Well..they have a point.

They have made record unemployment possible

They have made record poverty levels possible

They have made record healthcare costs possible

They have made record food stamp recipients possible.

They have made record deficits possible.

And on and on and on.

That is how this should be answered by the Romney Campiagn IMHO.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

Brilliant response:)


17 posted on 09/03/2012 3:55:38 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good! Keep digging, ‘Rats!


18 posted on 09/03/2012 3:56:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SE Mom

I am dreading this week with all dems all the time...lol. Wish I could go on a vacation to get away from it all!! We went to see Dinesh D’Souza’s movie today. It was pretty good but nothing as a political junkie that I didn’t already know. I think it will appeal to moderates and independents though.

Not sure this country will survive 4 more years of Obama and his merry band of Marxists.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 4:14:40 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: SE Mom

I am dreading this week with all dems all the time...lol. Wish I could go on a vacation to get away from it all!! We went to see Dinesh D’Souza’s movie today. It was pretty good but nothing as a political junkie that I didn’t already know. I think it will appeal to moderates and independents though.

Not sure this country will survive 4 more years of Obama and his merry band of Marxists.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

What’s really startling pen is that freepers and other alert people knew everything in 2016 already and yet this comes as a shock to everyone I know who’s seen it.

This week I’m going to be extremely careful - I may not watch any of it- just freep and DRUDGE, The Corner and Hot Air. I check out Hillbuzz and No Quarter to see what the moderate dems are thinking (although I think there’s only about 200 of them left).


21 posted on 09/03/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I forget about no quarter. I will have to check it out again. I read him years ago during the 2008 election.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant.

Yeah; good luck with that Bozo.
23 posted on 09/03/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by oliviasdad
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To: SE Mom

This convention is going to be about how they are smiling economic vampires.

Barbara Lee from Bezerkistan is highlighted!


24 posted on 09/03/2012 11:20:52 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blam; TigerLikesRooster; Whenifhow; Cincinatus' Wife; familyop; M. Espinola; ...
Well, to be sure. Zero did ot build anything but Food Stamps . . .

June Foodstamp Recipients Hit All Time High As Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs !

Excerpt:

Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Foodstamps recipients in June was three times greater than Americans finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the BLS. * * *

Those that miss my prescient posts may find me over here:

http://www.zerohedge.com/


25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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