Let me be clear before this article… I am ashamed to be a republican when I see a man who is supposedly religious resort to such BULL S@#@ by taking the presidents words out of Context.. and HE of ALL people should be ashamed of himself.. if he cant win by truth he should get out of the race before he embarrasses the Republican party again!!
Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama Tuesday, saying that Obama had “insulted” small businesses. But Romney had to take an Obama quote out of context to make the charge.
Romney quote Obama as saying that “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Obama did say those words, but in context, it’s clear he was referring to infrastructure:
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.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.
So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the GI Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for president — because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.
Romney said the remarks by Obama were “insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America.” The Romney campaign also launched an advertisement that again took Obama’s statement out of context.
Romney last week attacked Obama for “lying” with regard to Romney’s time at Bain Capital, and later demanded an apology from Obama over comments made by his campaign.
Romney is attempting to turn aside attacks on his record with Bain, as well as growing demands for him to release his tax records. Whether this new line of attack will change the narrative remains to be seen.