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Following President Obama’s recent comments regarding how he believes successful businesses are created and maintained, the Romney campaign seized on the President’s statement when he said “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” and has turned it into an ad campaign. The President, as expected, was compelled to respond.

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First, Romney’s ad:

In response, the President put out this ad:

Report on all this from the Washington Post:

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launched a concerted push Wednesday to depict President Obama as hostile to small business, using the infamous snippet from one of Obama’s speeches now known in political shorthand as “You Didn’t Build That.”

The president’s campaign countered with a new television ad saying that his remarks were flagrantly wrenched out of context. The dispute is the latest example of a campaign plucking lines from an opponent’s speech in an effort to support and reinforce a broader, negative narrative that it hopes will resonate with voters. In this case, Republicans contend that the remarks capture Obama’s identity as a leader who neither understands nor respects business and instinctively looks to government for solutions.

Here is the complete, unedited text of the President’s remarks from the White House’s official transcript made on July 13, 2012 from Roanoke, Virginia:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — 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 a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

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.

You can make the call on how out of context the statement or sentiment may or may not be.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Attention All AMERICANS — the Hussein Obama wants the UN to take your guns away, on his behalf!

    Clever way by The BO to bypass the 2nd Amendment by signing a UN Treaty that will allow them (the UN) to confiscate your small arms!

    Sign this Petition!!!!!!!!!!!

    And also, try to get someone to petition Congress to SHUT DOWN the UN Criminal Organization (at least, have the USA EXIT these international thugs, and have their NY Office closed)!

    http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/5270/tell-congress-obama-no-small-arms-treaty/

  2. Ah, come on, Pres Obama! You said what you said. Tired of all the back tracking. Stop with the comments about the rich and poor. We are all Americans! Keep with the issues. Can’t you get something across without having to put down other Americans down?

  3. UN to dictate US gun laws (confiscate them at a later date) de facto a Foreign Organization (the UN) to Negate the 2nd Amendment — with the BO’s approval!

    It will all happen tomorrow — the 27th — a Day to Remember when US Citizens lost their Constitutional Right To Own and Bear Arms thanks to the usurper in the White House (the non-American Hussein Obama)!

    http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-un-gun-treaty-does-ban-guns/

  4. THE PASSION OF THE PAUL

    Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing (don’t let aother Judas bring him down)!

    #3 — WOW: Rmoney wants his lawyers to decide if we should go to War with Iran (Not the US Congress)! And Ron Paul makes him look like the idiot that Mitt is! Priceless….

    #1 — Must be shared by all! WOW — a clear voice in the den of thieves!

    Spread this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFkpTeaacMU&feature=player_embedded

    • THE PASSION OF THE PAUL

      Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing (don’t let another Judas bring him down)!

      Pay attention to this — NON Producers (i.e. Politicians who produce NOTING of Value…JUST WORDS) take our money trough taxation, from the Producers (We, The People, that ACTUALLY work for a living and produce Real Goods)…and then these Leaches (Politicians) spend it in a way that DESTROYS OUR NATION!
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      In simple words — after Ending the Federal Reserve crooks, Time to End the IRS next! Only way to save America!

      Next Ron Paul destroys the BO’s policy of ever increasing spending!

      Then, Ron Paul dissects the Feds, and exposes them for they are — the most evil Organization in the World that controls our Phoney Paper Money (just promissory notes, not backed by anything of intrinsic value — such as the Gold Standard that used to guarantee our Dollar Values)!

      Next — Ron Paul destroys this mental midget on the question of the Federal Government repairing bridges and pot holes…LOL — made him look silly!

      LOL — at about the 8th minute the Question to Ron Paul gets reversed (from DO NOT discuss your perfect Society, BUT Tell us ABOUT your Perfect Society)! And Ron Paul still destroys with pure Logic these weak-minded patsies that pollute the main media! Priceless….
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      Spread this video like wildfire!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfzgC2AmlwE&feature=related

  5. THE PASSION OF THE PAUL

    Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing (don’t let another Judas bring him down)!

    Pay attention to this — NON Producers (i.e. Politicians who produce NOTHING of Value…JUST WORDS) take our money through taxation, from the Producers (We, The People, that ACTUALLY work for a living and produce Real Goods)…and than these Leaches (Politicians) spend it in a way that DESTROYS OUR NATION!
    —————————————————————————————

    In simple words — after Ending the Federal Reserve crooks, Time to End the IRS next! Only way to save America!

    Next Ron Paul destroys the BO’s policy of ever increasing spending!

    Then, Ron Paul dissects the Feds, and exposes them for they are — the most evil Organization in the World that controls our Phoney Paper Money (just promissory notes, not backed by anything of intrinsic value — such as the Gold Standard that used to guarantee our Dollar Values)!

    Next — Ron Paul destroys this mental midget on the question of the Federal Government repairing bridges and pot holes…LOL — made him look silly!

    LOL — at about the 8th minute the Question to Ron Paul gets reversed (from DO NOT discuss your perfect Society, BUT Tell us ABOUT your Perfect Society)! And Ron Paul still destroys with pure Logic these weak-minded patsies that pollute the main media! Priceless….
    —————————————————————————————

    Spread this video like wildfire!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfzgC2AmlwE&feature=related

    • THE PASSION OF THE PAUL

      Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing (don’t let another Judas bring him down)!

      Who killed Kennedy — from his words it must be obvious to all! His stand against Secret Societies — The Trilaterals (Papa George Bush admitted he is their member), the Bilderberg Gang, the International Money Lenders; pick one — and you got the right answer…since ALL are NWO (New World Order) Criminals against Humanity!

      Spread this — Save America from the These Subhuman Dictators!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1FaLdABFM&feature=fvwrel

    • American cockroaches — Just give up! The New World Order owns your Congress, President, Senate and Supreme Court!

      So, Get 3 square meals a day and be happy slaves, and stop fighting us!

    • Americans, why are you against the beneficial New World Order — where all people on the planet will be fed by us with 3 square meals? If you stop stuffing yourselves with Bic Macs, we can feed the world, and you won’t be so obese — a matter of health for you!

      We know what’s best for you, as we’ve done it to the rest of the world. We control the Banks that subsidize your Government — and in the long run it will do what we tell it to do! There is no escape from our ultimate Goal — a United Planet under our direction that guarantees you 3 square meals a day! What more could you want, but this security for your survival?!

      Lay down your arms NOW, since that’s the only thing left in our path to assuring you will be able to have food to feed your families! Do it now peacefully, or face our UN Troops coming in the middle of the night and breaking down the doors of your homes to kill you and take your guns away, anyway!

      Submit to us NOW, American cockroaches, and we’ll take that into consideration when deciding how to deal with you!

      The NWO is coming — and no free people can stop it! So GIVE UP!

      We’ll make your USA wonderful — all will be fed, as long as they obey us. There’ll be no crime! We’ll even implant all newborn infants with a tracking chip to make sure when they grow up, they all obey the NWO Rule of Law!

      Isn’t this THE BEST you can hope for, for your Future?!

  6. Olympians getting FAKE Gold Medals (real gold content less than 2%)!

    When asked why the athletes are being cheated so dastardly, famed jewelry designer Juda Moshe Israel stated: “These doped up mutants won’t know the difference. Give ‘em tin, keep the gold for us.”

  7. Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!
    (there are no other options!)

    All REAL Americans, and ALL People around the world— that believe in Liberty, Peace, Prosperity, Honesty, Truth, Goodness and Self-determination —are for Ron Paul.

    President Paul wants to save our Nation and heal the World, and desires nothing for himself — making him a True Patriot (unlike the megalomaniacs that want The Presidency, so they can get a bigger pie, and engorge themselves further at the people’s expense — marking them as Leeches on the path to suck US dry)!

    Ron Paul has awoken the Sleeping Giant that is We, The People! We are growing in numbers and our voice is no longer distant thunder — but a Roaring Storm that’s approaching and eventually will wipe out the PUPPETEERS that have stolen Our Nation!

    We are the MANY, while the Criminals in Power, that want to control us, are the FEW (and their subhuman squeals are getting weaker)!

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xq3BYw4xjxE)

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