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GOP: Obama's 'You Didn't Build That' Will Take Us to November -- IPhone covers sell like hotcakes
Sunshine State News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Jim Saunders

Posted on 08/30/2012 6:52:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

It was one line --- a total of nine words --- in a lengthy speech in Roanoke, Va.

As he tried to make a point that successful people have received help in various ways, President Obama said, "If you've got a business --- you didn't build that."

But more than a month later, with Republicans rallying in Tampa at their national convention, that line has become a centerpiece of the GOP's campaign to try to oust Obama in November.

Speaker after speaker has portrayed the line as an affront to people who have built businesses and as evidence that the Democratic president is focused on big government instead of free enterprise. Republican leaders went so far as to give Tuesday night's convention session the theme, "We Built It."

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday that the GOP will continue to focus on the issue until the November election as it tries to draw distinctions between Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. He said many voters understand that small-businesspeople "pour blood, sweat and tears" into making their ventures succeed.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; liberty; regulations; romneyryan2012; smallbusiness; taxes
The Left is mystified.....The Most Mystifyingly Popular Item at the R.N.C. Romney/Ryan Store in Tampa

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1 posted on 08/30/2012 6:52:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I remember how Bush 1’s “Read my lips..” was flogged relentlessly for many months by the democrats and the media right up to election day.

Payback is a bitch!

2 posted on 08/30/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No, it was not just one line as this article claims.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 6:59:38 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: AU72

:)


4 posted on 08/30/2012 7:00:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Decent idea, but I’m not sure I’d wanna put those on my made-in-China phones.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Andrei Bulba
The ObamaMedia is in high gear writing lengthly articles, desperately spinning in their heroic efforts to drag Obama out his socialism "gaffe" ditch.
6 posted on 08/30/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Andrei Bulba
No, it was not just one line as this article claims.

You're right - it wasn't just one line. Then again, this was probably written by a liberal journalists - and well, they lie.

7 posted on 08/30/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (Homeland Paranoid Insecurity: Making the country safe for liberal elites...)
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To: AU72
"If you've got a business --- you didn't build that."

Its hilarious listening to the left trying to claim this statement was taken out of context. Its a wonder they any credibility at all left.

8 posted on 08/30/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: alancarp

Good point. I’ll but that sticker on my US made....uh....hmmm...


9 posted on 08/30/2012 7:06:14 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: Andrei Bulba
No, it was not just one line as this article claims.

Correct. The line (itself plagiarized from faux squaw Warren) was part of a broader invective that denigrated the hard work and talent of successful business owners, and instead praising the government for providing the "infrastructure" that those business use. Not pointing out, of course, that the "government" didn't do anything without taking the resources from the business owners and their employees, and that the infrastructure was only needed because those business exist, not the other way around.

Regardless of whether or not the line has been taken out of context (and I disagree with the notion that it has; if anything, the context is worse) it resonates because it crystallizes Obama's attitude toward the private sector perfectly.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 7:07:17 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: skeeter

When they say it was taken out of context, ask them what the context was.

The whole theme was that business owners don’t deserve the profits of their businesses and therefore any confiscatory tax rates are justified.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


12 posted on 08/30/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: MrB
The line I've heard is Obama meant they didn't build the roads & bridges & schools that supported their business.

Except thats not what he said.

13 posted on 08/30/2012 7:14:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Iron Munro

NM Gov. Susana Martinez speaking at the RNC:

“If [Obama] can take credit for government building small businesses, then he can accept responsibility for breaking his promise and adding $5 trillion to the national debt.

Because he did build that.”


14 posted on 08/30/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I-Phone cover...but no Droid?

That’s just racist.

;~)


15 posted on 08/30/2012 7:21:58 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: skeeter

“Its hilarious listening to the left trying to claim this statement was taken out of context.”

True. And, as Romney has said, if you take the whole statement IN context... it’s WORSE!


16 posted on 08/30/2012 7:22:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: skeeter

I always answer that with, “yeah, I know, he’s such a great orator that he uses ‘that’ to reference the phrase ‘roads and bridges’. Great orators say ‘that roads and bridges’ all the time.”


17 posted on 08/30/2012 7:24:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How ironic. a “Built by US” cover for an iphone built in China by a liberal company based in the bay area.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 7:25:38 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: MrB

See, I don’t think it’s just about justifying confiscatory tax rates, I think it also lays the ground work for asset confiscation/nationalization not unlike those that happen in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 7:25:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

“I’ll tell you what this liberal is going to be about - we’re going to be about socializ- er... basically, taking over your businesses” Mad Maxine Waters


20 posted on 08/30/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: moovova

Given that iphones are assembled in China I find that cover ironic. Not sure about the cover itself though. Iphones are designed and engineered in Cupertino California and almost all the profit goes there too but they weren’t built in the US.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 7:31:20 AM PDT by xp38
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To: skeeter
"If you've got a business --- you didn't build that."

Yes, libtards, it was out-of-context. He immediately followed it up with: "Somebody else did." And capped it with "you're not so smart" and "you didn't work that hard." Whoops, better limit the damage and stick with "you didn't build that."

22 posted on 08/30/2012 7:31:50 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ironic. A cover that says “Built by US” for a phone manufactured in China.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 7:32:22 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Oh my God, why are they $40?” we asked.

I guarantee I can pick one up in Guangzhou next month for about $1.50. :)

24 posted on 08/30/2012 7:33:02 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney campaign selling t-shirts: “I did build that!” and bought my brother in law one.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 7:39:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: moovova

I think Mitt would have more success with Android users than iPhone preeners.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 7:43:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: al_c; xp38; alancarp
Is this more your cup of tea?


27 posted on 08/30/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: alancarp

The irony is lost on most...


28 posted on 08/30/2012 7:45:33 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like it! Now if only I owned my own business ......


29 posted on 08/30/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can dig that. Of course, there’s also the angle of selling a phone cover for $40 that was probably obtained for $2 or so. Ah, free enterprise... I can get behind that, too!


30 posted on 08/30/2012 7:51:02 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: NeoCaveman
"See, I don’t think it’s just about justifying confiscatory tax rates, I think it also lays the ground work for asset confiscation/nationalization not unlike those that happen in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela."

I think you are right. There is already this recurring theme that the rich are not spending, they are hoarding, they aren't doing their fair share, etc. That will lead to a capital assets tax and the beneficent government will take a percentage of your excess assets to redistribute to those who are less fortunate(those who support the regime).

31 posted on 08/30/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: xp38

I know, I know. You are correct.

But Zero didn’t say: “You didn’t build that...in the USA.” (l’m sure he’s glad it was not built in the US.)

We’re just working with what Bwock gave us...


32 posted on 08/30/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess “spreading the wealth around” wasn’t strong enough rhetoric for the electorate in 2008...


33 posted on 08/30/2012 11:14:38 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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