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Obama, Gaffetastic

If Obama could do economic policy like he does economic gaffes he would win come November without a doubt. But he doesn’t. I will say one thing for him, he is consistently ignorant about the economy and what is going on.

So, here is your chance to vote on which of the following Obama remarks is most egregious.

His first, spoken two months ago, described the private sector as “doing fine:”

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The next, I’ll admit, is my fav:

And now, the corollary to “the Private sector is doing fine,” Obama insists that his policy has worked:

Obama is desperately trying to persuade folks that he was quoted out of context. Who you going to believe? Barack Obama telling you he did not say what he said or the actual recording of him saying it?

As a final note, I am amused by the so-called furor surrounding Mitt Romney’s truthful comment about the UK’s fumbling of the Olympics. When I first heard the “news” flash I thought, “What the hell did he say?” Then I saw the actual clip. He simply point out the fact that there was a major breach on the security side that resulted in the UK having to deploy military forces on the street as a belated attempt to cover up the initial failure. Then, last night, they couldn’t tell the North Koreans from the South Koreans.

Romney was not being critical. Just honest. Pretty refreshing after listening to the lies and delusions of Barack Obama.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Why is Obama “taken out of context” so frequently?
    a. He’s really not that good of a communicator.
    b. The American people are just too stupid and backward to understand him.
    You choose.

  • Denise Betters

    Before your chonies get wadded and damp dr laura clone, deal with the FACT that exit polls from presidential elections, in the five elections between 1992 and 2008, on average 88% of African-Americans voted for the democratic candidate, while slightly over 9% voted for the republican candidate. The rest voted for a third-party candidate. stay away from your early morning MD 2020

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_African_Americans_are_democrat_vs_republican#ixzz21vHRR0Hl

    • Flop_Flipper

      Thanks for that very important info Obot! Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

  • Denise Betters
  • APO_AE_09173

    Any sensible mayor would have acknowledged the taxi strike, threat of immigration worker’s stike, the security company’s failure, the awsome military support for the games.
    But you have to know Boris….He makes Obama look like an honest, moderate conservative.
    He wants to “shoot” at a successful, posterchild for rugged individualism and capitalism.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/27/white-house-now-claims-it-never-gave-churchill-bust-back-to-the-british/

    the white house
    I know that bust of Churchill is around here somewhere. maybe it is in the attic. we would not have given it back to the British.

    the British
    Oh yes you did

    • getfitnow

      Busted!

  • alicewolf

    Enough already. It’s so not funny, and the endless jokes that are being cracked at our expense are getting old. We don’t need this Administration any more. We need to stand on the promises of our Constitution and demand a President and a Congress who will uphold them. Stripping the citizens of their rights and putting them in the poorhouse or on the streets or however you choose to depict abject poverty, turning the USA into a Third World Country is not what the Constitution was written to provide for. Surely those of us who have a voice left can call or email or write to their Congressman or Woman and say, sign onto HR 1489, Marchy Kaptur’s bill called The Return to Prudent Banking Act which is exactly what Neil Barovsky is prescribing as the remedy for our economic bailout blues.
    ONce this has been accomplished, it is clear that their is no liquidity left in the system, so a Credit System, with currency issued through a new National Bank, should be reinstated according to the Constitutional mandate giving congress the right to utter that credit for projects that will provide a decent life for citizens of this republic.NAWAPA XXI is one such project, which has been simmering since the JFK Administration, and would put millions of our unemployed skilled workers back to work, and would allow for a long enough time span for completeion, say two generations time, for the youth of today to be trained and provided with skills that would enable them to work on projects that will last for generations to come and give then a sense of self respect that they do not have under the current circumstances.
    We do not need another war, and it is clear that the current Adminstration is sadly out of tune with the Syrian situation and no amount of military aid for Israel will help if Syria falls into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and they are surrounded on all sides by people that are unfriendly.
    Maybe that’s another funny joke?

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    And now, the Oborg will explain why the private sector is fine and the Obama economic plan worked. And while they’re at it, they’ll explain why a second quarter GDP increase of 1.5 percent is moving in the right direction.

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      Told you so. Oborg post says that 1.5 percent growth in GDP is doing fine. Perhaps it is–on Cloud Nine.

      • lola828

        You are definately the champion strawman creator among NQbots. You need better reading comprehension.

        the points you missed or that went right over your head:

        > the point made was that the 1.5% is very far away from Larry Johnson’s double dip recession prediction

        > Obama was commenting how the private sector was doing relative to the public sector and as he has many time and continues to say there is still much more recovery needed in the private sector.

        > and yes Obama’s economic plan (which actually was not commented on) has largely worked. The economy is in a much better place than it was in 2009 when Obama took over and the U.S. is currently the fastest growing and most stable economy among western industrialized countries. Excluding all the government job layoffs, the employment situation is actually better than it was when Reagan was re-elected and no one complained about Reagan’s first term employment record. We would probably be doing much better if the Republican Tea Party Congress was not torpedoing the economy at every turn. Read some analysis about how much holding up the debt ceiling vote negatively impacted the economy in 2011.

        • Hokma

          “the point made was that the 1.5% is very far away from Larry Johnson’s double dip recession prediction ”

          Very far away?? Are you that pathetically stupid. We are definitively trending toiward negative growth and soon. If the growth was at 0.25% you would still be saying that it is very far away.

          “Obama was commenting how the private sector was doing relative to the public sector”

          No he was not. He said it was doing fine. Period. End of discussion. If he was commenting on how it was doing fine when compared to the public sector he would have said so.

          “Obama’s economic plan (which actually was not commented on) has largely worked”

          Where? What sector what community is showing vibrant growth. The only states doing well are run by GOP Governors and Obama will not be able to take credit for that.

          And why is he not running on that mythical economic success record? Because Obama knows there is none.

          • Flop_Flipper

            Just when I thought it couldn’t possibly be any dumber, I am once again required to rethink my position. If I called it a “tard” it would be a complement.

  • lola828

    Actually, Obama comments were perfectly fine. There was nothing wrong with what he said.

    He makes two important points.

    The full first comment you quote is:

    “The truth of the matter is that, as i said, we’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government, oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility of the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.”

    In the first comment Obama said that the private sector is doing “fine” in comparison to the public sector. That is completely true. The private sector has record profits and is adding jobs and employment. The public sector has faced huge spending cuts and significant job lay-offs. How can you disagree with that characterization?

    It is important to know that a great deal of he weakness in the economy is coming from the declining public sector.

    Here is a good article answering the question: is the private sector doing fine?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/obama-says-the-private-sector-is-doing-fine-is-he-right/258293/

    and here is another good article on the point:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2012/0609/Obama-on-the-private-sector-being-fine-Was-he-right-Wrong

    His full second comment you quote is:

    “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.”

    “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.”

    Obama is also 100% correct in your second quote. It is completely correct that those how have been successful in business owe some of their success to the infrastructure provide to them and that they did not build that infrastructure; ie. those roads and bridges. Therefore, those that have been successful should especially help to pay for that infrastructure.

    Here is a good independent fact check on the second quote:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/an-unoriginal-obama-quote-taken-out-of-context/2012/07/20/gJQAdG7hyW_blog.html

    Those are two very important points. Not sure what all the faux controversy is all about.

    Now Larry Johnson if you want to quote Obama out of context (which you do) then go right ahead, but don’t complain when people are quoting your candidate Romney out of context, as you are hypocritically doing.

    • Hokma

      “Obama is also 100% correct in your second quote”

      No he was not. If this were the USSR he woud have been dead right. But in a free market capitalist society that thrives on individual achievement and SELF-RELIANCE he was dead wrong. And if he was right, then why is there not any poll showing that? Why ishe running scared and backtracking – lying about contrext – and running commercials denying he ever said it?

      That moment reealed Obama as a pure socialist or even communist. We already know that Elizabeth Warren is one.
      Those roads and bridges and infrastructure was built primariy with taxpayer money and who contributes the most to the tax revenue base moron?

      Obama is a commuinist who truly believes that government must control all industry and direct the economy. The man is dangerous to this country and he will not be re-elected. That quote exposed him and did him in.

      • lola828

        Where in the Obama quote is he talking about government taking over anything or being against capitalism?

        So you think government play no role in the success of business and entrepreneurs? You think the infrastructure government provides plays no role?

        Do you know who does believe government plays a role in helping entrepreneurs succeed?
        Your man Romney. He said:

        “ROMNEY: I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the bank, the investors. There is no question your mom and dad, your school teachers. The people who provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help. But let me ask you this. Did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand. Take that Mr. President! This is what’s happening in this country. These people are entrepreneurs.”

        “By the way there are a lot of people in government who help us and allow us to have an economy that works and allows entrepreneurs and business leaders of various kinds to start business and create jobs. We all recognize that. That is an important thing. Don’t forget government doesn’t invent those people out of thin air. We pay for those people with our taxes. We are paying for those resources we receive.”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cgSXUQDTM0

        That is precisely what Obama said and Romney repeats. Government plays an important role in success in this country and that we need to pay taxes for it. Nobody does it on their own.

        Here is a very funny story about a Romney campaign event with entrepreneurs, who as it turned out, were heavily reliant on government for their success.

        http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/105310/small-business-romney-obama

        The first business owner is Brian Maloney, who operates a truck and auto body shop in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. During a campaign appearance with Romney on Thursday, Maloney said “I take umbrage at the suggestion that people don’t start and build businesses. … We don’t need any more of government’s help. We haven’t had any.” But that statement turns out to be a little misleading. During the 1980s, according to a story by Callum Borchers in the Boston Globe, Maloney had used a government loan to relocate his business from Cambridge to Roxbury; once in the new location, the company took on a half-million dollar contract with the federal government, quintupling its annual revenue.

        The other small business owner is Jack Gilchrist, owner of Glichrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson, New Hampshire. Glichrist stars in a new Romney campaign ad, saying “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? …Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it?” But it appears that Gilchrist’s business, like Maloney’s, also got some help from the government. According to John DiStaso of the New Hampshire Union-Leader, Gilchrist benefitted from a variety of loans from federal agencies and federally-funded initiatives, not to mention defense contracts that account for about one-tenth of the company’s business.”

        Nobody is believing your and Romney’s bullshit. With record corporate profits and a stock market that has done very well since Obama took over I think we need some more of Obama socialism. The number of government employees has actually gone down under Obama (it went up during Reagans first term), so how does that jive with your socialism bullshit.

        • Hokma

          Obama’s statement was confirmation of his actions. His actions during his first term were attempts at government takeover of industries and institutions.

          Obamacare was an attempt for complete government takeover of the healthcare industry. His misuse of TARP was an attempt of the takeover of the auto industry. His executive orders have moved in the direction of taking over the energy industry, the educational industry, and the financial services industry.

          As far as your little stories, the government loans are government backed loans but they are through banks and they would be offered anyway. Making money off government contracts is simply more of an illustration of just how much the federal government has taken over segments of our economy.

          As far as my business, other businesses I have been and am involved in, as well as others I know who have started their own companies the government has played no role other than negative roles in recent years.

          Look, Obama is a socialist – he strongly believes in government controlled economics – and beause that is how he was raised and educated – as well as the fact that he never ran a damn thing in his life including a lemonade stand.

    • Flop_Flipper

      You are such an idiot. But I can’t really blame you. Kool-Aid poisoning has such terrible side effects. Unfortunately for you, the only cure is a complete body enema. Don’t worry, it only hurts when you think. So in your case, you’ll be just fine. Won’t feel a thing.

  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/wreck-it-barack/

    wreck it barack
    he just can not keep up the false image

  • HELENK2

    Iowa Hawk

    David Burge
    ‏@iowahawkblog

    UK so angry about Mitt’s insult, the Queen is threatening to return Obama’s speech iPod.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      It was never taken out of context. In fact the full context is worse.
      This was a game changer and will define the election to the bitter end – no matter how the ultra-liberal debate moderates position or ignore it.
      This is worse than a Joe-the-Plumber moment and clearly outs the socialist core of Obama.

      • Flop_Flipper

        When you add “You didn’t build that” to “The private sector is doing fine” it does paint a picture impossible to ignore. It codifies modus operandi.

        And just when is Obama going to attempt to convince us that his “private sector” comments were taken out of context?

        • KenoshaMarge

          The minute he thinks they might be a problem.

      • HoosierinDixie

        I think their efforts to WORM (What Obama Really Meant) is as much or more insulting than the original speech. Definately agree this is a game changer.

      • scottymac54

        “…another difference between socialism and communism is centered on who controls the structure of economy. Where socialism generally aims to have as many people as possible influence how the economy works, communism seeks to concentrate that number into a smaller amount…”

        Read more:
        http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_socialism_and_communism#ixzz21qODfY6m
        Hokma, with the above abbreviated definition as a reference, is there really a solid reason why it’s incorrect to define Obama as communist, at this point, given his corporatist leanings (GE, Solyndra, etc.)
        It has always bothered me that Barky doesn’t seem to have an altruistic bone in his body.

        • Hokma

          Good question Not sure. Don’t want to find out.

          Based on what you referred to (Solyndra) and other situations like GM and healthcare, I would agree that Obama’s core would be full government control (communism).

          I think Obama has done a good job of masking his actions and appearing to try to be centrist in order to get re-elected while still advancing his agenda as much as he can.

          A second term of Obama I believe would be unbridled attempts at forcing his beliefs by abusing his executive powers. I think he will proclaim his victory as a mandate and by executive order find every way he can to have the executive branch and its departments exert control over as many industries as possible. Had it not been for the 2010 election, he would have accomplished that. Also, he has obvious disdain for the right for privacy and has shown that he will use is power to control thought.
          You’re right. Obama also does not have an altruistic bone in his body. That book “Dreams of my Father” I think refers more to his grandfather and every other fagther figure he had who mentored him from a young age.

        • Flop_Flipper

          I am not certain if Obama is a socialist or a communist. One thing I am sure of is that he is an ASSist.

          • scottymac54

            Agree, LOL!

  • DianaLC

    I personally liked “It Worked.” I almost choked on my coffee when I first saw that one.
    All of these, however, show clearly his narcissism. The one thing you never do is tell a narccissist that he did something wrong and that he is not perfect. It’s clear to me that he just surrounds himself with sychophants, has no “royal” joker to keep him honest. His loyal odiots like lola certainly don’t find fault with him, so he talks only to them in his ads. He thinks they ARE the American public because he has been so isolated from majority American society.
    As we have often noticed, the MSM has helped him remain isolated. These stupid ads would not have seen the light of day if he had ever been called on anything: speaking Austrian, 57 states, etc.
    I want him off my TV and off my computer screens. November can’t come too soon.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Here in Ohio Obama is basically running two ads.

      The first one is of him looking into the camera and stating that he didn’t say “You didn’t build that” and then lying some more with a straight face telling us what he really said. Never mind that he didn’t say what he is now claiming he said. He’s Obama and he just wouldn’t say such things. Yeah, right. Just like his White House wouldn’t leak classified material for political gain.

      The second ad getting a lot of air time is the one with Romney butchering America the Beautiful. I honestly want to mute the TV every time it comes on. Of all the talents Mitt Romney has within his arsenal, singing isn’t one of them. Regardless, I can tell that the song and the meaning of the words are important to him. And yeah, Obama probably sings better but I can’t even imagine him singing America the Beautiful. Not his style and certainly not within his belief structure.

      • FLDemFem

        You know how Obama has those registry ads? Send money to him instead of giving a wedding gift? Well, here is an idea for Romney along those lines.. send Romney $5 and he will stop singing. That would make a great fundraiser and that Mitt has a sense of humor about himself would be apparent. Personally, I would pay $10 for him to stop singing, and still vote for him in Nov.

        • Flop_Flipper

          That’s one of the funniest suggestions I’ve heard and it’s actually a great idea. Still laughing!

      • HoosierinDixie

        Just heard on Fox that the Obama campaign is going to pull the ad denying he said “You didn’t build that.” Apparently it is not playing well in their focus groups.

        • Flop_Flipper

          That’s quite interesting. Perhaps the American public realized he was lying.

          • getfitnow

            Well, you know he told us “there’s a lot of smart people…”

            He was right!

            • KenoshaMarge

              Smart enough to see through his phony ass!

      • DianaLC

        We get the same two ads all the time here in CO–another “swing” state. I am the world’s worst singer. My kids always asked me not to sing. So, I think Mitt did just fine, especially since one could see it meant something to him. My thought about Obama and the ad was not only that it didn’t fit his structure and style (only 99 problems is his style) but that he doesn’t know any of the words.
        I have enjoyed his “take back” ads though. We laugh at them in this house. Just this morning my partner said a thing that came out hurtful, and all I had to say in return after he tried to walk it back was that he was “doing an Obama.”

        • Flop_Flipper

          “Doing an Obama.” I like that.

      • getfitnow

        The second one is running in CA too.

      • TeakWoodKite

        The only thing he can sing well is the call to prayer.

    • foxyladi14
    • buzzlatte3

      Obama and crew: “Pardon us. Our delusion is showing.”

      The stupidity just keeps coming! Stay tuned!

  • elizabethrc

    I’m not sure 52% of Americans are able to handle honesty.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Jake Tapper on “it worked”
    Obama Now Partly Running On Bill Clinton’s Record — ‘Our Plan’
    more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/obama-now-partly-running-on-bill-clintons-record-our-plan/

    • Flop_Flipper

      And it never occurred to anyone in the LSM that the policies promoted by Bill Clinton were pilloried by the very same libs that support Obama.

    • getfitnow

      He is indeed our “composite” president. In ’08 he was Lincoln, Reagan, JFK with a little MLK thrown in for good measure.

  • KenoshaMarge

    I lean towards “it worked” just because after slandering Bill Clinton as a “racist” during his 2008 campaign he is now trying to attach himself to Clinton’s coattails.

    It’s like trying to decide which is worse, ignorant, dishonest, delusional or pathetic. With Obama being all 4 there is no wrong answer.

  • getfitnow
    • Flop_Flipper

      A typical “progressive” policy. Rather than find out and do something about these kids acting up and wreaking havoc they instead institute an “affirmative action” program to make certain they are disciplined equally.

      So I’m guessing that if black students act up and not enough white students act up then the black students are not disciplined.

      Yes, this is too stupid. But it is also the reality of governance promoted by the libs. If Obama was really interesting in helping “at risk” black students he would have done something before now.

  • getfitnow

    So, according to this article 200,000 small

    businesses have failed.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/26/economy-lost-more-than-200000-small-businesses-in-recession-census-shows/

    So since the owners don’t get the credit for success, whose fault is it that these 200,000 failed?

    • Flop_Flipper

      Obama’s.

  • Dbb3

    Those last two paragraphs are what your post is all about, isn’t it Larry, carrying water for Romney. Mitt makes a huge ass out of himself in the UK offending the Conservative PM and the Conservative London Mayor and the small “c” conservative media like the Telegraph and the Daily Mail and you come up with this lame post. Is American Crossroads cutting you a check, they should be for the effort you and Bronwyn are putting in.

    • getfitnow

      He just said (awkwardly, I admit) what EVERY newspaper in the UK has
      been trumpeting about the unpreparedness of certain aspects of the
      Olympic venues, particularly the security.

      I left a comment here a couple of weeks ago for Larry, stressing my concern because of what I’ve read.

    • Hokma

      What Romney was referring to was reports in the press about the problems London was having. However, Jason Whitlock is an African American sports columnist who is at his third Olympics and happened to talk about security in his recent column:

      “The city feels occupied. It does not feel safe. Fear grips me every time I descend down into the Tube, London’s subway system. The Tube is hot and cramped and extremely busy. It doesn’t appear to be very secure. A suicide bomber killed six people in Bulgaria nearly two weeks ago. There are reports the attack was a trial run for more attacks in London during the Olympics. The Tube seems the most vulnerable. The idyllic Olympic Park would be another target.”
      http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/london-olympic-park-peaceful-calm-before-terrorism-storm-tube-target-072612

      And as a sidebar, where is the moment of silence for the PLO slaughter of the Israeli athletes in Munich 40 year ago? It is not surprising that the Palestinians are thanking the Olympics for ignoring it.

      And one more thought, next time the so-called Conservative Camerron wants to shoot his mouth off he should (1) find out where Salt Lake City and (2) just thank Mitt for the model he set so that Olympics like that in London and the one prior have a path of success that was set in salt Lake City.

      • HARP2

        Cameron should get a grip on his media. They absolutely destroyed Vancouver for a slow start to the winter Olympics, which later became one of the better games.
        Since British media think their games are going to be trouble free, maybe we should offer them a button.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YmMNpbFjp0

      • HELENK2

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19010407

        mixup in just what the word unticketed means at the olympics

        • Flop_Flipper

          The reporter looks amazingly like Mr. Bean.

          • buzzlatte3

            LOL! No kidding!

      • HELENK2

        eeted:

        Londoners have gotten out of their cars as Olympics snarl traffic. Romney press pool now walking to his mtg http://t.co/ggx6uIwH

    • HARP2

      Looks like you need a reminder of just how dense Backtrack is.
      How about signing the guest book in 2011, or in idiot land, 2008.
      Let`s not forget the toast to the Queen during the national anthem.
      Face it……….your guy is an idiot.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNRXGRFJdDY

    • Flop_Flipper

      You come here shoveling bucket loads full of shit for Obama and have there nerve to criticize the blog owner? Romney spoke the truth about the lax security and if you took your head out of Obama’s ass long enough to actually read you would know that. But like lola, you are just another loyal shit head until the end. Which is coming soon… by the way.

    • lola828

      Actually Larry Johnson said on this blog a few months ago that he was not sold on Romney.

      Now he is in love with him and spinning every moronic statement or fault of Romney’s. And this is suppose to be the “Tired of Spin” webstie.

      Romney is the most moronic Presidential candidate ever.

      • Hokma

        What an insightful comment. What a jerk.
        Your comment makes no sense. Whereares your credible sources? Where are your links? Where are your Google searches?

  • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

    Yes, “Somebody else” is an economic gaffe. It’s also a fundamental attack on American culture — an attack on individualism. The US scores 91 on the Geert-Hofstede scale of individualism, highest in the world. It shows up in every corner of American culture, from John Wayne to Flower Power, to women’s rights, gay rights, do your own thing, ‘different strokes,’ superheroes, anti-heroes, rockstars, entrepreneurs. In America, both mainstream and counterculture are individualistic.

    Our First Amendment=individualism. Our Constitution is designed to weave unity out of individual threads. That’s why we have 50 states on our flag. Individualism is what Texas has in common with New York, what liberals have in common with conservatives.

    For the win: We believe (1) we won the Revolutionary War because the individualistic Swamp Fox outsmarted the lockstep Redcoats; (2) individualism was our winning advantage over the Soviet Union; (3) we got the atom bomb first because our scientists were flexible free thinkers, faster, better problem solvers.

    Out of context? The full context of Obama’s words is collectivism.

    By downplaying individual achievement, President Obama wants to “change” our national identity. I vote “Somebody else” as the most repulsive thing Obama has ever said.

    • getfitnow

      This is what That One doesn’t get creating an idea as part of a personal dream, and making it happen, making it real. That’s what makes America great.

    • Flop_Flipper

      Our Constitution is designed to weave unity out of individual threads.

      One of the most astute and beautiful observations I’ve ever read. Poetry!

    • respectfulguest

      Obama and the rabid left use dispicable means to squelch individualism. They are bullies.

  • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

    I have always considered the biggest gaffes made by this man, relate to his references to evidence of a U.S. birth. In 2008, Presidential nominee wannabe Obama made direct references to the electronic political advertising campaign “Fight the Smears” and, knowing the 1st Amendment protects all such paid political speech; called it his “birth certificate” and, claimed it proved he was a “native citizen.” (I couldn’t believe at that time, people would let this lawyer get away with calling a web site image paid for by the candidate, ‘evidence’ of anything, let alone that it could rise to the level of ‘proof.’

    In 2011, President Obama could no longer claim the ad copy as his own. (U.S. Code prohibits using the office for campaigning…) Now references to the ad image were oblique: “We do not have time for this kind of silliness” and “…the dominant news story wasn’t about these huge, monumental choices that
    we’re gonna have to make as a nation, it was about my birth
    certificate” and “We’re not going be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend
    that facts are not facts… “We’re not going be able to solve
    our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/04/27/Obama-releases-long-form-birth-certificate/UPI-85221303912160/#ixzz21nGcIBoI

    But his spokespeople made sure you knew; you didn’t pay for these ads or any expenses supposedly incurred by the campaign. “The trip [to HI to 'retrieve' those documents] was not taxpayer funded
    but, rather, paid out of the president’s personal account.”

    WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA WAITED until APRIL 27, 2011 to RELEASE a FACSIMILE of his LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    If even a handful of the media reported that, at no time since the campaign for the D nomination up to the nominating convention, has Barack Obama claimed that he released his birth certificate; or that the images released by his campaign are his birth certificate; or that he authorized the Director of the HI DoH (the “issuing authority” for such authentic documents, defined under the U.S. Code) to release the form penned “birth certificate” (and not that, he authorized the campaign to do this, in other words, to put out this ad)…

    Four years of bread and circus. But not one state has enacted ballot eligibility laws which would prevent another unverified candidate from becoming President on the basis that, it is racist to claim, no documentary evidence available in the public record can establish he is a citizen, whether natural born.

    (And no state has laws requiring its Electors to elect only a Constitutionally eligible President, anyway.)

    • getfitnow

      I haven’t been following this issue, but I read this today.
      http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0712/west072712.php3

      • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

        But Sheriff Joe, who is championed by no less notorious hucksters than Joseph Farah and Bob Unruh and their WorldNetDaily, is part of the circus. Nothing about the ad containing the image of a birth certificate is “fake.” It is a real paid political ad, put out by the campaign. (Even if these people weren’t rodeo clowns; how is anyone crediting a conclusion which derives from micro-analyzing pixels on a computer screen?)

        In other words; we do not take as Gospel oral representations made in more traditional ads, like t.v. commercials, as evidence that what is said in those ads is untrue. Why is this birth certificate ad different? (Answer: BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE STILL DON’T KNOW IT’S JUST AN AD!)

        • buzzlatte3

          So is the Kenyan birth certificate being floated around “fake”?

          Why do you see WND as an unworthy website? I rarely go there so it’s just an honest question.

  • vinnie winkel

    ‘You didn’t build that’ has to be a fave of mine too. Although the ad for ‘it worked’ is so powerful. Romney should keep on hammering away with these three golden nuggets from now until November.

  • Fred82

    What can I say?

    The Lefties are the kings of hypocrisy, slander, dishonesty, and outright bullshit.

    I am not exactly sold on Romney as a great candidate or President. However, the utter BS coming from the Left makes him more and more appealing every day.

  • mgm

    I think we’ve had plenty of evidence that from now ’til November every time Romney opens his mouth some media know-nothing wlll jump down his throat. Fortunately, I don’t think many Americans trust or believe much of what the media says and so they’ve stopped paying attention. I also think a lot of people are not talking about their presidential choice, at least not in public. Who wants to be called a racist or a whole slate of other perjoratives that Obama people for some reason believe is going to win him this election? The pollsters are about to have some real problems with this silent treatment.

    • scottymac54

      Yesterday, a story popped up about an unnamed Romney adviser, supposedly stating that, because of Romney’s “Anglo-Saxon” heritage, he’d naturally relate better to the Brits, and therefore was a far superior ambassador for the United States, than Obama could ever hope to be.
      Right off the bat, this struck me as counterfeit (what political advisor would make such a statement publicly, on or off the record, with a prayer as to not being found out?)
      Romney’s campaign quickly disavowed any such statements, which was well played on that part, because the story itself seemed so inplausible, but I see this as just the beginning, and you can tell the opposition sets great store on painting Romney as culturally irrelevant.

  • TexMexSoup

    the problem is to many people are looking for a nanny state and the you didn’t build it comment sits just too well with them + Obama is making this election about class warfare.

    The drum will be beat faster and stronger as we head into the homestretch. I still see this guy getting re-elected. We are 100% doomed if this happens but I sense this is where we are being led. Because sadly this country has become very stupid as a whole. I hope I am wrong

    • getfitnow

      It’s almost like God intervened to save
      America and stuck those words in his mouth.

      The utter contempt he showed for hard-working Americans have awaken a sleeping giant.

      I’ll turn a few of his previous words back on him: You’re Not Likeable Enough Barack!

    • KenoshaMarge

      He all ready had the vote of those that never built a damn thing. He is trying for the vote of those Independents who haven’t made up their minds. This could be the thing that pushes them into Romney’s camp even if they don’t much “like” him. Cause a “likable” president it what this country really needs in these difficult times.
      I never found him “likable” anyway.

      • Flop_Flipper

        I think only masochists, delusional maniacs and psychopaths like Obama. And lifetime freeloaders.

  • HELENK2

    didn’t build to will not be forgotten or forgiven.
    when a person who never had a real job in his life, never built a business, lived off others for most of his life, puts down people who have accomplished something and wants their vote, not gonna happen

    • HELENK2

      I brought this link up from down stairs, it explains the feeling of many people in the country including me about backtrack and his contempt for the people of this country.
      the statement you did not build that just makes in plain

      http://ricochet.com/main-feed/I-Don-t-Like-You-Either

    • scottymac54

      When Obama makes statements critical of the bankers, large corporations, I’ll generally voice my approval, even though Barky’s own Communist-as-corporatist values take the wind out of his own sails.
      But he hasn’t been doing much of that lately. Fund-raising, you know….
      What was fundamentally upsetting about his rant, to me, is that he was also targeting small business owners and entrepreneurship in general, which I wish the opposition had pointed out more clearly.
      In the middle of an unemployment crisis where many of the jobs lost will never come back, IMHO, it’s essential that the people be encouraged into starting small businesses in their own communities, and using cottage industries as a strategy to re-employ.
      Like many organizational types, he respects power and is willing to be conformist in the pursuit of a greater good, but it’s the idea of choosing personal sacrifice for a higher level of independence and autonomy that eludes him, which is why any counter-campaigning that seizes on his unfortunate narrative will resonate with the public, even if they don’t have a personal desire to strike out on their own, themselves.

      • getfitnow

        That One’s mask has fallen to the floor.

        His comments about there being “lots of hard working people” who helped business owners along the way is just another way of repeating the left’s mantra of “You rich people got rich on the backs of the poor.”

        • FLDemFem

          I guess he doesn’t get it…those
          ”hard working people” didn’t do it for free, the business owners paid them. That’s how small business makes jobs. Someone should point this out to Obozo, who doesn’t have a clue!

          • Flop_Flipper

            I had a silly conversation with someone yesterday about this. He insisted that without workers people couldn’t own businesses. I said it was a chicken and egg argument. Without a business owner paying them to work they wouldn’t have a job. So the question to ask was who came first, the business owner with the capital to employ people or the hired workers who made the business owner’s profit possible? And of course the answer is the business owner with the capital. It’s not rocket science.

  • Flop_Flipper

    I was a little stranged out about Romney’s Olympic comments until I researched what was taking place. It turns out that Romney had every reason to suspect that security might not be ready. And the Prime Minister of UK dissed Salt Lake City which should piss off EVERY American.

    I’ll admit to being a Thomas Jefferson kind of American. He never trusted or cared much for the British. Generally I find their politicians to be a bunch of pompous asses. London the greatest city on earth? My ass.

  • Hokma

    I agree, “Didn’t Build It” is the best and is the game-changer in this race.

    • getfitnow

      This POTUS has defined himself better than any opposition could have.

      Go, Mitt!

    • KenoshaMarge

      I agree that it is a “game-changer.” Not smart to pi$$ off so many people by denigrating what they have worked their butts off to acheive.