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Romney campaign calls Obama remark to business owners 'insulting'
Fox News ^ | 7/16/2012 | fox news

Posted on 07/16/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT by tobyhill

Republicans fired back Monday after President Obama suggested business owners owe their success to government investment, with Mitt Romney's campaign calling the remark "insulting."

The president made the comment Friday during a speech to supporters in Roanoke, Va. Arguing that business owners got help from others along the road to success and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return, he said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told FoxNews.com on Monday that the remarks "reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real economic recovery."

"They are also insulting to the hardworking entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and job creators who are the backbone of our economy," she said in an email.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; iwontvoteforromney; romneyantiteaparty; stenchofromney

1 posted on 07/16/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
That will teach him! I really would rather Romeny challenge Obama to a duel. I would laugh if I wasn't crying
2 posted on 07/16/2012 2:56:04 PM PDT by funfan
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To: tobyhill
“If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Just pathetic. This clown needs to go. Another 4 years of this and we are doomed. Obama is a total idiot.

3 posted on 07/16/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: tobyhill
One of Romney's problems is he hears more mindless prattle from Obama and the only response he can muster is to tell us it's insulting to businessmen.

Actually, it proves that Obama is terminally stupid ~ it's amazing he can walk and swallow simultaneously. And sure, his CRP is insulting to businessmen, but get this Mitt, it's insulting to ALL AMERICANS, even his two rented daughters and his wife!

This sort of thing continues to distance Romney from Ronald Reagan ~ he'd always take the side of the American people ~ Romney persists in narrowing the focus down to "businessmen" That's as bad as Obama's references to "The middle class" when everybody knew he meant dues paying member of the teacher's union!

Be nice for this country to get a president someday who puts America and Americans first!

4 posted on 07/16/2012 3:00:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

They need to respond to Obama within minutes, or at least in the same news cycle, not a day late (and an election short).


5 posted on 07/16/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Parley Baer
I don't think he's an idiot. He's not saying these things because he's stupid.

He's an idealogue. He hates both individualism and entrepreneurs.

6 posted on 07/16/2012 3:01:14 PM PDT by what's up
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To: tobyhill

the obvious thing to do is romney get out there with camera and crew in states like Virginia, Ohio, NC, Florida, walk up to business owners and say “obama says you didn’t do this alone- is there something you’d like to say to that??”....

there would be enough material for four months worth of ads...


7 posted on 07/16/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: tobyhill

"You are now the chosen one to lose.
You have one goal, millions of dollars
for you from the stupid suckers
as you push your leftist programs. "



8 posted on 07/16/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

We needed a war time Presidential candidate and we got a Wally Cox.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT by AU72
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To: God luvs America
Let me put it this way, Romney is afraid to walk up to people in Virginia.

We know his type, and frankly, he does not work well with others.

10 posted on 07/16/2012 3:16:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: what's up

He’s stupid.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
The president made the comment Friday during a speech to supporters in Roanoke, Va. Arguing that business owners got help from others along the road to success and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return

I agree with zero! Let's start with GM, BofA, Morgan Stanley, the "green" energy companies, etc. who received taxpayer bailouts paying higher taxes until those bailouts are paid back.

12 posted on 07/16/2012 3:20:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: tobyhill

“insulting to business owners”...

wow, what a zinger. Obama just blatantly revealed his depraved, America-destroying, Marxist-collectivist worldview for one and all to see! Bitter clingers, part two. Yet, the response is that, um, this was “insulting to business owners.” Good grief. Could things be more dispiriting this election cycle? It just gets worse and worse.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by greene66
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To: tobyhill

“Insulting.” Ooh. That hurts.

This guy has no clue what he’s in for. Someone better wake up in Boston.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 3:23:29 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: muawiyah

No, he’s diabolical.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up
Your basic models of acolytes of the antichrist come in two flavors ~ first, they are stupid automatons who have to speak from a teleprompter to be understood, and second, they are clueless CEO types who left off real work years ago ~ along with their sense of self preservation.

We have the first flavor running against the second flavor to be president.

This is just wrong I tell you, wrong!

17 posted on 07/16/2012 4:10:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Don't agree with your first flavor characterization.

Don't believe Obama is a zombie...I believe he's a hard-core philosophical socialist if not commie who is driven by his own ideas (not someone else's) to overturn the Judeo-Christian institutions we have in the US.

As far as the 2nd flavor is concerned, I know it's common these days to think of CEO's as clueless and no doubt there's some of those as in any profession but I tend to think a large number of them have something going on upstairs.

18 posted on 07/16/2012 4:27:01 PM PDT by what's up
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To: tobyhill

What a wimpy response!

Hey, all you unemployed. You were helped along the way by Pres. Obama’s policies. You got shafed by the “stimulus” because you weren’t Union or Govt. Worker. You got shafted by the Pres because that business down the street didn’t want to hire until it was clear what ObamaCare would tax them, or the regulators regulate them, or the banks willing to loan a few bucks to keep the business going.

Yes, all you unemployed, you were helped by others in this Administration.

Hope you remember who helped you into poverty.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 4:28:24 PM PDT by plangent
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To: tobyhill

I should know this by now.. When a republican sends an email demanding something.. what comes next? a printed letter or a phone call?

Go a pair Romney.. Your not going to win nipping at Obama’s ankles.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: God luvs America

If they asked me.. They could not use any of the footage..

It be one long string of dirty words...

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP Obama!


21 posted on 07/16/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: tobyhill; SunkenCiv
The president made the comment Friday during a speech to supporters

Come on people. Keep it in context. None of his supporters ever had a job. Unless you call walking to the mailbox to see if da welfare check is there work.

22 posted on 07/16/2012 5:53:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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