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Obama Hits Out Personally at Romney Ads on 'You Didn't Build That'


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Romney, americans, media, politics, propaganda, republicans, candidates, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, elections )

Carrie
- 789 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"Those ads taking my words about small business out of context - they're flat out wrong," the president says in the 31-second pitch. "Of course Americans build their own businesses. Every day, hard-working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs..



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Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:09 pm
Just think: we have three more months of campaign ads to look forward to! Let's hope that all Americans are paying attention --not just to the ads-- but to what's being presented in the speeches, the newspapers, the debates, credible documentaries, etc.
 

Aaron Holmgren (3)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:40 pm
Why would any american vote for either of those clowns...
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 11:02 pm
Aaron, who do you propose we vote for?
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 4:25 am
noted, thanks Carrie, I will be voting for Obama!!
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:36 am
Thank you Aaron! This is the time to protest a bad President and an equally bad competitor by voting third party. As to the Obama statement, has he forgotten about his involvement with Solyndra?

If we all could agree on one third party person -say Rocky, we could make a huge statement. before you ask Carrie, that's the way I'll vote as I see Obama as a duplicitous and incompetent leader who has acted against military retirees and our environment. I expect nothing more from a second chance and I expect no difference in the outcome between him and Romney.
 

William Y. (54)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 6:18 am
You Idealists make me sick. 3rd party? Just wasting votes. You fail to see the whole picture. All 3rd party candidates are one issue candidates, that don't relate to the entire picture. Face reality, all 3rd party candidates do is insure that the worse of the 2 evils gets in.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 6:46 am
Of course it is an illusion if we think that we've "built that". Even if I switch on the light, I know that working the switch is a tiny part of the whole process. There are the guys and gals at the power station, those that maintain the grid, the people who do the paperwork etc - who all work to enable me to push the switch and light up the room. The same principle applies to business. Without the infrastructure, business will not be able to function properly. The overall planning oi Infrastructure is best left to the government to manage, as it has the statewide or nationwide structure and vision to best implement these works.
 

William Y. (54)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 6:56 am
@ Alexandra Rodda, you are thinking logically, unfortunately a large part of the US population doesn't.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 3:18 pm
The Republicans are in such sad shape (that pesky tax return problem won't go away and the no new ideas part won't either) that they take the President's words and try to use them against him? But he's right. And they flipping know it. This reminds me of something I have heard, seen and read a lot in recent years from the 1%, their defenders and those who aspire to be them. They all sing the same song and they are all damn liars.

These are those who deathly oppose the social safety net, who don't want to pay for our infrastructure, support our schools. They write letters to the editor all with the same idiotic approach. They don't support handouts, so no welfare, which has always been supposed to be a hand UP, and still should be. They say things like "I made it on MY own, NO ONE helped me," so let these lazy people get off their rears and do the same.

Well, the President was talking about them too. And I've known that since I saw or heard the first sound bit with that song in it. NO ONE makes it on their own in this world. We all come into the world squalling infants who would die in hours if someone didn't give us a hand up. We all go to schools, we all use the public infrastructure, roads, bridges, electricity, plumbing, fire and police protection. Every single one of those who made it on their own had someone help them. They were NOT born knowing how to do whatever it is they do to make their blood money, someone taught them, a teacher, a mentor, a boss. No one does it all on their own anywhere on this planet.

I only wish those blowhards had been the ONLY one to come down out of trees, they'd have been food in seconds if someone else had not had their back. Yet they bleat the same incessant lies over and over. The president stated the truth. And they know it. They just can't attack the truth, so they lie about it. And they think they're going to win an election with those tactics? I will be SO glad to see the end of these hedonists, fake religious hypocrites come November. It can't happen soon enough. And when one of them gets a flat tire out on some cold lonely road some evening, I sure hope their spare is good or they'll have to carry themselves and their vehicle home, because NO ONE will help them. Or ever has. Jackasses.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 3:57 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forget about Blue or Red, VOTE GREEN next time!!!
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:20 am
Is it against the rules for someone - say a satirical commentator - to put some of Rmoney's words together to make something amusing? Or to take something out of context in return?

Seriously - green star to Gene Jackson for an excellent comment!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 7:21 am
I'm glad to have helped pay for the roads and other infrastructure and loans for these businesses to succeed.
 

Wayne W. (12)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 12:23 pm
John, you say Obama "acted against military retirees". You are 100% wrong.

For someone who claims to be an indepenent, you sure watch Fox News a lot. Parroting Fox News makes you sound like a fool.

A moderate increase in premiums would help maintain the TRICARE program’s sustainability while still making sure that military retirees pay significantly less for their coverage than comparable private or public sector options.

That’s why the Joint Chiefs and senior enlisted military leaders support the proposal, as well as quite a few Republicans. Senator Lindsey Graham said, “It’s hard to ask those who’ve done the most to secure our freedom to give more, but I’m willing to do it,” noting that “if we don’t do something in terms of health care growth and entitlement retiree benefits, you’re going to compete the retired force with operational needs and that’s just not where we want to go. Senator John McCain also supported similar cost-saving changes to TRICARE, noting that “national health care costs have risen significantly.”

To say that the President is cutting benefits for veterans and military families before all else is wholly untrue. President Obama believes we have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America and that “it’s a commitment that begins at enlistment and must never end.”

Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 increases the overall Veterans Affairs budget by more than 10 percent. The numbers are big: from $53 billion in FY 2010 to almost $59 billion in FY 2012.

John what you say is vicious and completely wrong and you should apologize.
 

Kathlene Lentz (31)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 12:48 pm
Isn't it strange that when Mitt Romney told the Olympians that THEY didn't do it by themselves, it was a great speech, but when Barack Obama says the same thing about businesses, it's an attack on America and the American way of life? Mitt Romney lies, distorts and spends billions of dollars doing it. That money could be much better spent improving the lives of the poorest people in this country.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 12:58 pm
Oh who to pick to be our next President.....The one who wants to get re-elected on a platform of honesty or the one who wants to get re-elected by outright lying and deceiving us through taking words out of context and disrespecting the majority of American citizens?

I'll pick the one that is NOT afraid to give up his tax returns and actually is trying to help the country before I would even consider picking the bully that hides his money in off shore accounts and doesn't care about any of the rest of the country.
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 2:06 pm
Obama-Biden 2012!!!
 

Jean C. (18)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 4:38 pm
Don't give me this lesser of two evils debate, they BOTH suck!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 10:38 pm
I Always consider just how much of a lie Romney is actually telling and this one is a giant Elephant size pile of crap. One) Romney's Church and the strings Daddy pulled got Romney all those draft deferments for the Vietnam War, which Mitt supported and he demonstrated in favor of the Draft he evaded. Two) Romney started BAIN because HIS FATHER earned the money and then Mitt used it. Three) BAIN made all of its money off the use, abuse and canalization of companies created by others. Four) large amounts of the BAIN profits were made possible by Federal Tax dollars through loans, guarantees and tax laws. Willard 'The Lying Rat' Romney has absolutely no ground to stand on when it comes to "I did it all by myself".
 

Susan E. (7)
Friday July 27, 2012, 4:46 am
The saddest part of all is that so many gullible people listen to and believe the lies. Sad, sad, sad.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:16 am
Obama 2012!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:24 am
All I know is, the statement Obama made was a foolish one - so foolish, he had to explain himself. Actually, his explanation didn't match the statement.
 

Brian M. (165)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:33 am
Mittens is not only a good example of completely bankrupt the GOP is for new candidates and new ideas, he's also a case study of how not to win elections. He isn't going to win.

Also, while it is unfair to characterize all third parties as single-issue movements, it is true that the two party system as it is, blocks third party candidates from meaningfully participating, and condemns all Americans to getting the same old tired free-market capitalist exploitation that characterizes both of the "permitted" parties and the corporate masters that they both represent.
 

Jennifer G. (20)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:42 am
Thanks for posting
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 11:05 am
noted, thank you
FYI Sorry friends,my profile is down until I get help from care2 support
 

Robert S. (115)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 9:23 am
WoW...Soon spam will outnumber relevant comments. I flagged them, but they are everywhere. Its a loosing battle it seems, as in Care2 seems not to be winning it. Sad to see so much of this.

"a bad President and an equally bad competitor by voting third party."

Really? This sort of statement lowers Obama, raises Romney and may as well work for Romneys election.

Sure I'm sick of the"better of two evils" just like I'm sick pain, but I don't shoot myself in the foot as a remedy, because that would just be dumb...wouldn't it...

Its to sad for us all that so many who are angry with reality, disengage from it as a reaction.
 

Robert S. (115)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 9:25 am
sick of pain.....darn fingers.... vote for toes!
 

Carrie B. (306)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 12:46 pm
Thanks Robert S. Both for the comment and for flagging all this SPAM!
 
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