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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Okaka’s dope smoking buddies at Punahou. Maybe it’s Hawaiian pidgen.
Oops - should have added, the Hawaiian pidgen word for marijuana is or used to be pakalolo.
Thank goodness we have media like Reuters to explain to us what Barack Hussein Obama really meant to say.
And guess what, 0dumb0sh_t? He's right! Your own words condemn you as a hardcore radical commie pig marxist muslim pig!
I like ‘’Adios cabron!’’ much better.
“He’s on drugs all the time’’.< Exactly what I’ve been saying all along, seriously. He’s either doing coke, smoking crack or dropping acid. The jaw-dropping, sheer stupidity of the things he’s been coming out with lately seems to lead to that conclusion. Either that or there is the slight possibility that he’s playing to lose. He knows he’s in over his head and I’m sure Michelle wants out. He’s probably trying to ‘’take a dive’’.
Obama says “the buck stops with you”.
Obama said the words. He wasn’t misquoted or misunderstood. He needs to listen to himself every so often so he can hear how crazy he sounds.
“Call a Amber Lamps....”
Nobody likes a whiner.
It’s like “swiftboating”, i.e., exposing an impostor with the truth.
I hadn’t heard that phrase used yet, but if Romney worked it into dis the Resident, kudos to him on that count.
That’s what I love about this forum. You post something and others come along and play off it. Great find.
Thanks, and so true...
I can live with that. :^)
Is another man's Whaaambulance.
Someone better get excited because if Obama wins, he will never need his words walked back again.
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