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  • 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."
  • Iowahawk: You Didn't Build That

    07/21/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Iowahawk | July 21, 2012 | David Burge
    You Didn't Build That Readings from the Book of Barack1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.Continued
  • Obama Thinks Government Is Root Of All Creation

    07/21/2012 9:55:35 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 10 replies ^ | 07/17/2012 | Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.),
    In the beginning, Government provided the infrastructure that permitted the success of American companies. After seven days, government rested. Until President Obama clearly reinforced the government-Creationist perspective, Americans truly did not understand the greatness of our government and all that it has done for us. If not for Government (like God, Government should be capitalized), Henry Ford would have never invented the car. Quite obviously, Ford thought, now that Government has created roads, he must put a vehicle on them. Thank Government! Just as apparently, God, in his infinite wisdom, must have realized that Government-created trails needed horses. So He...
  • Parable of Johnny Didn't Build That: Which Came First Chicken or the Egg?

    07/20/2012 10:17:03 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-19-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    This week, Obama opined that American ingenuity has nothing to do with individual success. Johnny did not build his business, and Suzy didn't build hers. To quote the President: "somebody else made that happen." But Johnny had the idea, and then he made it happen with "hard" work (which O should appreciate because he often tells us how really "hard" his job is).  Johnny's family and/or friends may have joined him in the endeavor, and maybe they all made it happen, but it had nothing to do with Government. Dittos for Suzy. If Johnny and/or Suzy had an inspiring teacher,...
  • Meanwhile In Russia...(pic)

    07/20/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a little levity to break from such a terrible news day...

    07/20/2012 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies
    You Didn't Build That....
  • What Obama Doesn’t Get

    07/19/2012 5:11:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | July 19, 2012 | Peter Kirsanow
    “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Easily one of the most insulting phrases uttered by President Obama or any president, it denigrates individual American spirit, ambition, drive, skill and industriousness.
  • Obama calls 'you didn't build that' furor 'bogus,' as Romney releases new ad

    07/20/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    <p>President Obama, one week after his controversial "you didn't build that" remark, claimed Friday that the criticism he's taking from Republicans is "bogus."</p> <p>Though Republicans say the president was implying that business owners didn't build their businesses, Obama said he was just talking about roads and bridges.</p>
  • 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...