If 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?