Skip to comments.Obama: Romney "twisting my words" over small business remark
Posted on 07/24/2012 6:33:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday of misrepresenting a comment he made about small business owners that the former Massachusetts governor's campaign has pounced upon as a sign the Democratic incumbent is anti-business.
Romney's campaign seized on Obama's comment that "if you own a business, you didn't build that," to portray the president as unsympathetic to small businesses that help boost the U.S. economy.
Obama's point was that successful business owners have had the public's help at some point in their lives through public education, roads or other government-funded projects that created an environment for businesses to bloom.
"It wasn't a gaffe," Romney said at a trucking company just outside of Boston last week. "It was instead his ideology."
On Tuesday Obama's campaign released an ad rejecting Romney's interpretation of the remarks, and at a campaign event in Oregon, the president addressed the issue directly.
"He's been twisting my words around to suggest that I don't value small business," Obama said of his Republican opponent.
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I hate it when they take your actual words and repeat them too Commie Scumbag. We understand completely comrade.
Twisting words? No, just repeating them.
After all, nobody can create a profitable business and be successful without government (read socialism) “help”.
The Pussy can dish it out but can't take it.....
Barack hasn’t yet come up with a better explanation for what he said. If it was a grammatical gaffe, it was Freudian.
“I’m struck by people who think they’re so smart... they work harder....”
There’s the context .. an in-your-face, trash talking taunt.
How can Obama say his words were “taken out of context” when it only got worse once they played the entire speech?
You can bet now the “Teleprompter-in-chief” isn’t gonna go off of script!!!...Good job Valerie!...U must be getting worn thin....
It’s a lot more than just this particular speech. Obama has revealed his marxist views on many occasions.
wait for it...
I’m struck that someone so stupid is POTUS.
Obama does not understand from where the basis of government arose. Taxpayers fund business. Private income, paid by private sector businesspeople generates the money that makes the government works. He just doesn’t get it.
She never gets tired. She was taught well by her commie dad. With Valorie you have to ask, what happened to all that cash Obama handed you for that slum rehab that never happened? She is pure evil.
Does this mean George Bush is now off the hook for Obama’s failures?
Romney stuck it to Obama even further when he said “the context is worse than the quote”.
Even taken at un-face value, that is, taking “what he meant”, it is STILL dead wrong, it STILL shows his disdain for real achievers. It is still a LIE, because he makes it sounds as if Business makers don’t pay for roads and infrastructure, when the truth is, THEY PAY FOR MOST of it, in wages and taxes. This was Obama’s Freudian Slip, down he shall go...
I hope that’s a model for his Presidential painting. It’s the hallmark of his presidency.
1. It wasn’t my fault
2. It was his fault
3. It was the fault of Wall Street, Banks, Lending Institutions, employers, the rich, corporations, anyone with a pulse whose last name wasn’t Obama...
4. If you achieved, you deserve no credit
3.5 years and counting, this infant STILL has no plan for getting this nation back on track, and a myriad of plans for destroying it.
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