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Obama: Romney "twisting my words" over small business remark
Reuters ^ | July 24, 2012 | Alister Bull

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.

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


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1 posted on 07/24/2012 6:33:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate it when they take your actual words and repeat them too Commie Scumbag. We understand completely comrade.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Twisting words? No, just repeating them.

After all, nobody can create a profitable business and be successful without government (read socialism) “help”.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Pussy can dish it out but can't take it.....


4 posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: EagleUSA

Barack hasn’t yet come up with a better explanation for what he said. If it was a grammatical gaffe, it was Freudian.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I’m struck by people who think they’re so smart... they work harder....”

There’s the context .. an in-your-face, trash talking taunt.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How can Obama say his words were “taken out of context” when it only got worse once they played the entire speech?


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JohnD9207

You can bet now the “Teleprompter-in-chief” isn’t gonna go off of script!!!...Good job Valerie!...U must be getting worn thin....


8 posted on 07/24/2012 6:42:25 PM PDT by M-cubed
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It’s a lot more than just this particular speech. Obama has revealed his marxist views on many occasions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qmj4trja7w&feature=related


9 posted on 07/24/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
obama is a topical delusion.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 6:45:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think this is where Richard Pryor would be asking “who are you gonna believe,me...or your lying ears?”
11 posted on 07/24/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Obie needs to replace his campaign bus with a...

wait for it...

Waaaaaaambulance!!!

12 posted on 07/24/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: gusopol3

I’m struck that someone so stupid is POTUS.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT by Wright Wing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama does not understand from where the basis of government arose. Taxpayers fund business. Private income, paid by private sector businesspeople generates the money that makes the government works. He just doesn’t get it.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by untwist
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To: M-cubed

She never gets tired. She was taught well by her commie dad. With Valorie you have to ask, what happened to all that cash Obama handed you for that slum rehab that never happened? She is pure evil.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 6:51:04 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does this mean George Bush is now off the hook for Obama’s failures?


16 posted on 07/24/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL

Romney stuck it to Obama even further when he said “the context is worse than the quote”.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Even taken at un-face value, that is, taking “what he meant”, it is STILL dead wrong, it STILL shows his disdain for real achievers. It is still a LIE, because he makes it sounds as if Business makers don’t pay for roads and infrastructure, when the truth is, THEY PAY FOR MOST of it, in wages and taxes. This was Obama’s Freudian Slip, down he shall go...


18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:10 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Iron Munro

I hope that’s a model for his Presidential painting. It’s the hallmark of his presidency.

1. It wasn’t my fault
2. It was his fault
3. It was the fault of Wall Street, Banks, Lending Institutions, employers, the rich, corporations, anyone with a pulse whose last name wasn’t Obama...
4. If you achieved, you deserve no credit

3.5 years and counting, this infant STILL has no plan for getting this nation back on track, and a myriad of plans for destroying it.

Adios Heffe...


19 posted on 07/24/2012 6:57:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FBHO


20 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:07 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: DoughtyOne
Adios Heffe...

Correction: Make that, "Hasta la vista Heffe..."

21 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: JohnD9207

WAAA, my pussy hurts.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 6:59:40 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama vs Obama hehe


23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:38 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FBHO


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m really getting to enjoy Romney and the “context is worse than the quote” is so refreshing, and amusing and true.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: gov_bean_ counter


26 posted on 07/24/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This was arguably the stupidest statement ever uttered by a North American politician since the Spanish discovered America. Nobody needs to twist this one.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 7:06:08 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama has no idea what he read. He’s on drugs all the time.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 7:08:20 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is stunned that someone is turning his own words back on him.

How can that happen to Chris Mattews’ “Perfect American”?

To the smartest man to ever occupy the presidency?

To the “Golden Orator”?

It’s dirty politics, that’s what it is!


29 posted on 07/24/2012 7:15:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: JohnD9207
Two degenerate con men liars, cowards, and thieves are fighting it out over who gets to control and redistribute the cash extorted by the IRS from us suckers who pay taxes.

Color me non excited.

30 posted on 07/24/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: DoughtyOne
I hope that’s a model for his Presidential painting. It’s the hallmark of his presidency.
1. It wasn’t my fault
2. It was his fault


31 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's obama's specialty:

straw man
n.
1. A person who is set up as a cover or front for a questionable enterprise.
2. An argument or opponent set up so as to be easily refuted or defeated.
3. A bundle of straw made into the likeness of a man and often used as a scarecrow.

32 posted on 07/24/2012 7:33:41 PM PDT by hemogoblin
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To: Iron Munro

I believe the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum will have three branches:

Hawaii, California, and Chicago.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 7:36:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: hemogoblin


34 posted on 07/24/2012 7:38:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Psst...O, Read my tagline! The government didn’t do it, my CUSTOMERS did. I’m succesful because of them - not the government.


35 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


36 posted on 07/24/2012 8:10:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation
I believe the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum will have three branches: Hawaii, California, and Chicago.

The windows in the smoking rooms will be locked closed.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 8:14:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That bell isn’t going to get unrung no matter how
hard his handlers try to walk it back....


38 posted on 07/24/2012 8:27:02 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: nascarnation

There was reference to the choom gang on another thread a few days back. Who or what is the choom gang?


39 posted on 07/24/2012 8:36:18 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Conservative4Ever
google it...
40 posted on 07/24/2012 8:41:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Okaka’s dope smoking buddies at Punahou. Maybe it’s Hawaiian pidgen.


41 posted on 07/24/2012 8:42:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Oops - should have added, the Hawaiian pidgen word for marijuana is or used to be pakalolo.

“Crazy weed”.


42 posted on 07/24/2012 8:42:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank goodness we have media like Reuters to explain to us what Barack Hussein Obama really meant to say.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He's been twisting my words around to suggest that I don't value small business," Obama said of his Republican opponent.

And guess what, 0dumb0sh_t? He's right! Your own words condemn you as a hardcore radical commie pig marxist muslim pig!

44 posted on 07/24/2012 8:57:25 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: DoughtyOne

I like ‘’Adios cabron!’’ much better.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 8:58:27 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“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’’.


46 posted on 07/24/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama says “the buck stops with you”.


47 posted on 07/24/2012 9:08:28 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (We are now living in a collectivist fundamental transition period.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 9:09:46 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks. :-)


49 posted on 07/24/2012 9:21:49 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Iron Munro

“Call a Amber Lamps....”


50 posted on 07/24/2012 9:42:27 PM PDT by onedoug
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