Obama's 'You Didn't Build That' Speech Has Been Taken Out of Context (VIDEO)

Mitt RomneyIf you believe Fox News and Mitt Romney, then last week, President Barack Obama really stepped in it when he "dissed" small businesses and said, "You didn't build that." Everyone on Fox (and beyond), picked up on it and Mitt Romney has used it as the battle cry for his election. He claims Obama doesn't "get" small business owners and doesn't support them. 

I have two words for those who believe this crap: Hog. Wash.

He was talking about the bridges and roads, people. Simmer down now. Jon Stewart skewered Romney on his Wednesday show by showing that clearly, in his Virginia speech, President Obama was making a point about bridges and roads. He was saying that all of that kind infrastructure helped to build business and that it is all connected. But he made on tiny grammatical error by saying "that" when he meant "those." See below:

In context, what was actually said was this:

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 a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. 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.

It's obvious to anyone with a fourth grade reading comprehension that he meant the bridges and roads. The Romney camp is trying to spread lies and propaganda based on an out-of-context line. Do you really want to vote for someone who lies to you on purpose? 

Hate Obama, sure. Vote against him if you must. But do so with the facts. When a candidate willfully manipulates the fact, he has already lost. It's sad and pathetic that Romney's campaign is stooping so low.

As for Fox News, burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice ... well, anyone who still things "faux" news is journalism needs their IQ checked, pronto.

Does this manipulation of facts make you angry?

 

2012 election

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nonmember avatar raza

@rightside By the way "stupider" is a word. Just sayin'.

right... rightside

If that's your opinion, good luck to you, raza.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Wow, crickets are really loud...........

Procr... Procrastamom

So no, tinypossom, you won't be getting a direct answer from the right about Romney's plans & platforms. Go to the website? Anybody with an ounce of business knowledge (as Romney claims to have) knows that you can't depend on a website alone to promote your business! You must get out into the world and TALK to your customers... yes, even the ones who haven't bought from you yet. Especially them. You need to tell people why your product is different and more beneficial to them. You don't depend on a website! A website is used to clarify the talking points, not spread the message.

cecil... cecilmansmom

yes keep telling yourself that. He said it and he meant it. 

nonmember avatar Guest

@Procrastamom, you were given a direct answer. You have chosen to remain willfully ignorant.


"You must get out into the world and TALK to your customers..."


Gee, you mean that MSNBC and John Stewart haven't covered ANY of the hundreds of speeches Romney has given? I am shocked.


right... rightside

Procrastamom
on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM

So no, tinypossom, you won't be getting a direct answer from the right about Romney's plans & platforms. Go to the website?


I'm so laughing at this from you, especially, who gets all information from websites, because you can't possibly be getting it from experience or first-hand knowledge.


Further - she specifically said she does her own research before making decisions.  One would assume that research includes checking the official website of all relevent candidates.  If one does that, one doesn't turn around and ask to be spoon-fed the information or claiming it doesn't exist. Those who are  just posing as informed while enjoying a thrill up their leg every time Obama speaks, ask for information that's readily available for anyone who wants it.  If you don't want it - that's fine.  But to act all "hey, he's not reaching me!!" just reinforces the notion that the Left is waiting for someone to tug on their nose ring.

nonmember avatar naomi

Watch the whole speech...its pretty obvious Obama isn't saying what Romney implies...use your context clues retards its actually not even a grammatical error....gawd all people wanna do is attack Obama over rumors and stupid shit..truth is, Obama is doing a great job and things have improved....republicans are just gonna screw America....again...

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

LOL - oh Naomi - that did make me chuckle. How exactly has Obama done a great job? And, do tell, what "things" have improved??

katie... katiew2012

Has anyone actually read the transcript of that speech, I mean the verbatim of what he said? 


And pulled from the transcript linked above: 


"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  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." (emphasis added)


I make no claims as to my poliical leanings, but seriously go to the source!

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