Skip to comments.Obama: Romney "twisting my words" over small business remark
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.
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Correction: Make that, "Hasta la vista Heffe..."
WAAA, my pussy hurts.
Obama vs Obama hehe
I’m really getting to enjoy Romney and the “context is worse than the quote” is so refreshing, and amusing and true.
This was arguably the stupidest statement ever uttered by a North American politician since the Spanish discovered America. Nobody needs to twist this one.
Obama has no idea what he read. He’s on drugs all the time.
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!
Color me non excited.
I hope thats a model for his Presidential painting. Its the hallmark of his presidency.
1. It wasnt my fault
2. It was his fault
I believe the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum will have three branches:
Hawaii, California, and Chicago.
Psst...O, Read my tagline! The government didn’t do it, my CUSTOMERS did. I’m succesful because of them - not the government.
The windows in the smoking rooms will be locked closed.
That bell isn’t going to get unrung no matter how
hard his handlers try to walk it back....
There was reference to the choom gang on another thread a few days back. Who or what is the choom gang?
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