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Romney Slams Obama: ‘An Upside-Down Philosophy That Does Not Comport with the American Experience’

Posted on | July 23, 2012 | 7 Comments

Interviewed by Larry Kudlow on CNBC, Mitt Romney slams Barack Obama’s now-infamous “you didn’t build that” remark:

KUDLOW: “Why do you think President Obama, what did he mean, if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build it, someone else made that happen? He claims it’s being taken out of context. What do you think it means? Do you think this is Obama anti-business, anti-entrepreneur? Or do you think maybe he has been treated unfairly?”
ROMNEY: “Well, just read the whole speech. I found the speech even more disconcerting than just that particular line. The context is worse than the quote. The context, he says, you know, you think you’ve been successful because you’re smart, but he says a lot of people are smart. You think you’ve been successful because you work hard, a lot of people work hard. This is an ideology which says hey, we’re all the same here, we ought to take from all and give to one another and that achievement, individual initiative and risk-taking and success are not to be rewarded as they have in the past. It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy. We have always been a nation that has celebrated success of various kinds. The kid that gets the honor roll, the individual worker that gets a promotion, the person that gets a better job. And in fact, the person that builds a business. And by the way, if you have a business and you started it, you did build it. And you deserve credit for that. It was not built for you by government. And by the way, we pay for government. Government doesn’t come free. The people who begin enterprises, the people who work in enterprises, they’re the ones paying for government. So his whole philosophy is an upside-down philosophy that does not comport with the American experience. And if we want to get people working again — and that’s my priority — if we want to get people working again, we have to celebrate success and achievement and not demonize it and denigrate the people who have worked hard, who are smart, who have made the kinds of investments to build a brighter future.”

Unlike a certain Republican presidential candidate four years ago, Mitt’s not afraid to get tough with Obama.




7 Responses to “Romney Slams Obama: ‘An Upside-Down Philosophy That Does Not Comport with the American Experience’”

  1. Red Dawn
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Well done, Mr. Romney. Well done. Keep hammering the radical, upside-down ideology of the Hawaiian [Salvadore] Allende.

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    July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

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  3. crosspatch
    July 24th, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    I like Kudlow and my favorite radio show is John Batchelor where Kudlow is a frequent guest.  You can get the audio downloads or streams from Batchelor’s website.  Great insight.

  4. Adjoran
    July 24th, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    Had he not fallen into a cocaine habit in the ’80s on Wall Street, Kudlow would likely have been a major White House economic adviser in one or both of the Bush Administrations. 

    And we would be a heckuva lot better off right now if anyone had been listening to Larry for the last 20 years.

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  6. GAHCindy
    July 24th, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Gosh, I’m starting think Romney is almost worth voting for, saying sexy things like that. Almost.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    July 24th, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    It’s nice to see him show [what appears to be] real passion about something.