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  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-21-12 (DUmmies defend Obama's "If you've got a business, you didn't build that.")

    07/21/2012 4:57:46 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 41 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 21, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    "If you've got a DUFU, you didn't write that. The DUmmies made that happen." As part of the Democrats' War on Success, here is what King Obama the Stupid said recently: There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out...
  • The Myth of Obama’s Rhetorical Brilliance

    07/21/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alana Goodman
    Checking for context before slamming someone for a single line in a speech is always a noble endeavor. But there’s a point when the “benefit of the doubt” becomes ridiculous. A prime example is the liberal argument that President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment wasn’t directed at businesses: When he made the comment in Roanoke, Va. Friday, Obama was arguing that businesses needed infrastructure investment to succeed.“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” Obama said. “There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we...
  • How "You didn't build that" became "He didn't say that"

    07/19/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    What do you do when everybody's claiming your president said something, and you just know he didn't really say it, but all the video and all the audio and all the transcripts show that he did say it? This is the dilemma faced by supporters of President Obama in the long wake of last week's "You didn't build that" speech. The president's supporters have a multipronged counterargument: Either he didn't make those comments or they were taken out of context or even if they are in context they don't matter because we should be reading between the lines.
  • Opinion: Obama "You Didn't Build That" Comment Incites Class Warfare

    07/20/2012 7:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WYNC-FM ^ | July 20, 2012 | Karol Markowicz
    Ever since President Obama made his anti-business comments there has been an outcry by liberals that his words were taken out of context. I would never want to misquote my president so here is the full comment: Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are...
  • Obama: "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."

    07/14/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 325 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Barack Obama
    Excerpt from the socialist-in-chief speech yesterday in Virginia: "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
  • Bank of America Has One Million Customers Who Missed at Least Two Payments

    07/19/2012 9:36:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    OC Housing News ^ | July 11, 2012 | Staff
    Banks are slowing foreclosure rates yet again, and it isn’t because they are out of borrowers to foreclose on. With the settlement earlier this year, banks began to clear out their existing REO inventory, and they slowed foreclosures in the Southwest in order to modify mortgages to meet their requirements under the settlement (note the uptick in cancellations last month). Ideally, the banks would like to modify loans to keep borrowers in place and complete short sales for those who want to leave. They don’t want to resolve there legacy toxic loans by foreclosure. Unfortunately, borrowers are not cooperating....
  • Pelosi Threatens Media: 'Maybe The People Writing These Stories' Should Release Their Tax Returns

    07/19/2012 10:06:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Breibart ^ | uly 19, 2012 | Staff
  • Lies, Disgrace, & The Obama Campaign Of Hate!

    07/19/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 7/19/12 | Self
    Do you smell that? That’s the stench of desperation permeating from the ashes of dignity and poisoning any hope of honoring the promise that was once America: liberty, accountability, self reliance, duty, God. Instead of fleeing from one of the worst presidential tenures in American history – or better yet, taking responsibility for their failures - Obama and his liberal minions are waging a scorched earth campaign to not only attack and discredit Mitt Romney in any implausible manner possible, but to singe any last vestiges of respect, decorum and vigor that once breathed the same air and wisdom as...
  • White House: No, really, we’re focused like a laser on jobs

    07/19/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | MARY KATHARYNE HAM
    Well, Obama’s jobs council is sure getting plenty of attention now. Politico reported Obama had been neglecting his all-star panel of CEOs for six months, which led to reporting on the political downsides of meeting with business leaders accused of outsourcing while he’s lambasting Romney for allegedly outsourcing, and reporting on how Obama’s job council agrees with Romney’s tax plan, and Jay Carney’s stuttering 2-minutes of nothing, which led to today’s RNC ad on the subject, which highlights stats even Politifact had to green-light without contorting itself into a dubious “Half-True” certification. Oh, awkward turtle.The White House insisted again Thursday...
  • "You Didn't Build That": Picture Posting Vanity Thread

    07/19/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 152 replies
    Everyone post your favorite picture deriding 0bambi's "You Didn't Build That!" quote! It's a Free For All! Fun for FReepers of all ages! But remember, even if you photoshop the best pic of all, "You didn't build that!"
  • Don't Eat Campaign Dirt

    07/19/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Dirty political campaigns are as old as the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are said to have thrown the first mud at each other in the presidential election of 1800. Jefferson accused his old pal -- who was then president -- of being a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal and a tyrant. Adams returned fire, calling his vice president and challenger Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father." I don't know what the average citizen of 1800 thought about those lies and name-calling, which have been an...
  • Obama: "I Tried To Only Make Promises That I Could Keep"

    07/19/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-19-2012 | Obama
    "In 2008, I tried to only making promises that I could keep or work on keeping," President Obama said at a campaign event in Jacksonville today. "And I told you that I was not a perfect man and I wouldn't be a perfect president but I also told you that I would always tell you what I thought, I'd always tell you where I stood and most of all I would wake up every single day, every single day and spend every waking hour thinking about you."
  • Hey, Obama: We Built That Stuff Too!

    07/19/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | Neal Boortz
    Dear Ruler: First, let me say how thrilled I am that you went off-teleprompter last week. This “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen” thing was just wonderful. Now I know how Chris Matthews felt. Oh .. I know. Your handlers weren’t all that thrilled with your amazing screw-up, and, frankly, they have been worried this day was coming for a long time. They know how you feel about the private sector. They know of your antipathy toward free enterprise and those evil small-business men out there who are not likely to support...
  • The Ultimate Takedown of Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech

    07/19/2012 5:42:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-18-2012 | Zombie
    President Obama’s instantly infamous “You didn’t build that” speech is a major turning point of the 2012 election not because it was a gaffe but because it was an accurate and concise summary of core progressive fiscal dogma. It was also a political blunder of epic proportions because in his speech Obama unintentionally proved the conservatives’ case for limited government. This essay will show you how. When Obama implied at the Roanoke, Virginia rally that some businessmen refuse to pay for public works from which they benefit, he presented a thesis which, like a three-legged stool, relies on three assumptions...
  • Obama Believes Success Is a Gift From Government

    07/19/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Perhaps the rain made the teleprompter unreadable. That's one thought I had on pondering Barack Obama's comments to a rain-soaked rally in Roanoke, Va., last Friday. Perhaps he didn't really mean what he said. Or perhaps -- as is often the case with people -- when unanchored from a prepared text he revealed what he really thinks. "There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back," he began, defending his policy of higher tax rates on high earners. "They know they didn't -- look, if you've been successful, you...
  • Romney Vaults into Lead -- and That's Before the Real Obama Emerged in Roanoke

    07/19/2012 2:36:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush ^ | July 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Tax returns, is Romney a felon, and, you know, the interesting thing is that out there, where you live, nobody cares. Nobody cares about Romney and Bain Capital, at least in terms of whether or not he was a felon. Nobody cares about the villain in the movie Batman being named Bane. Nobody cares about Romney's tax returns. Nobody cares what Obamacare is about. In fact, this country is standing up in outrage over what Obama said. And by the way, you Democrats are trying to tell us that we took him out of context. They're doubling down on...