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Is Barack’s “I Didn’t Do That” Reclama Of His 13 July Roanoke Speech Worthy?

Posted on | July 24, 2012 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

BHO in Roanoke delivered, after the opening rah-rah, about 5k words. He Who Is Too Cool to release his college documentation had to take to YouTube and deliver this:
Emphasis still mine:

“Those ads taking my words about small business out of context; they’re flat out wrong. Of course Americans build their own business. Everyday hard-working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs, and make our economy run.
And what I said was that we need to stand behind them as America always has. By investing in education, training, roads and bridges, research and technology. I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message because I believe we’re all in this together.”

And here is a hefty, contextual quote from the speech:

THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, like I said, the only way you can pay for that — if you’re actually saying you’re bringing down the deficit — is to cut transportation, cut education, cut basic research, voucherize Medicare, and you’re still going to end up having to raise taxes on middle-class families to pay for this $5 trillion tax cut. That’s not a deficit reduction plan. That’s a deficit expansion plan.
I’ve got a different idea. I do believe we can cut — we’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently. (Applause.) Not every government program works the way it’s supposed to. And frankly, government can’t solve every problem. If somebody doesn’t want to be helped, government can’t always help them. Parents — we can put more money into schools, but if your kids don’t want to learn it’s hard to teach them. (Applause.)
But you know what, I’m not going to see us gut the investments that grow our economy to give tax breaks to me or Mr. Romney or folks who don’t need them. So I’m going to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more. (Applause.) And, by the way, we’ve tried that before — a guy named Bill Clinton did it. We created 23 million new jobs, turned a deficit into a surplus, and rich people did just fine. We created a lot of millionaires.
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.
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. (Applause.)
So all these issues go back to that first campaign that I talked about, because everything has to do with how do we help middle-class families, working people, strivers, doers — how do we help them succeed? How do we make sure that their hard work pays off? That’s what I’ve been thinking about the entire time I’ve been President.

After all that, I pronounce our POTUS a clueless git. After 3.5 years in office, he still can’t tell cart from horse. If we don’t drop this oaf like a bad habit in November, we are utterly screwed, blued, and tattooed. As opposed to mostly screwed with Romney.

Even Mittens is going to need massive amounts of Tea in his beverage selection to keep him from getting sucked into the Progressive singularity.

Barack: your Commie roots show in this speech. The reclama is as honest as your literary biography. Beat it, loser.

Update: Limbaugh may move up a little on the Enemies List for this outing:
via The Blaze

Update II: Hogewash isn’t having any of Barack’s.


18 Responses to “Is Barack’s “I Didn’t Do That” Reclama Of His 13 July Roanoke Speech Worthy?”

  1. richard mcenroe
    July 24th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    It’s almost like he still doesn’t grasp that people can talk back to him.

  2. Adjoran
    July 24th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Romney was quite correct that the context is in fact WORSE than the original quote.

    Now is the time to start pointing out Obama’s habitual lying.  

  3. smitty
    July 24th, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    In a 5k word speech, Barack spewed enough platitudes to mean all things to all people.

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  5. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    Well the lies about having cut one trillion and being willing to cut another trillion certainly place Comrade President in context.

  6. Pathfinder's wife
    July 24th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    bleh, whatever — I quit listening a long time ago; it’s like a broken record that skips, skips, skips, skips…

  7. tomg
    July 24th, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    I don’t want him standing behind me.  I want him in front, where I can see what he’s up to.

  8. Charles Johnson
    July 24th, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    You shut your mouth. I will ban you from the inter webs.  

  9. Anamika
    July 25th, 2012 @ 12:24 am

     That maybe but the one who is lying here is Mitt Romney. Its understandable that wingnut bloggers everywhere, and anti-progressive haters like you, might have some twitter fun with Obama’s words, but that doesn’t mean Mitt Romney gets a free pass to twist his opponent’s comments to give it a quite different menaing.  These latest attacks though  are beginning to backfire. 

    It seems many conservatives, who believe in an Ayn Rand fantasy about the economy, have been easily fooled into believing the claims from the right.

    People like Dave Weigel and Jake Trapper, whom were quoted at ToM to support the blog’s views in the past, have sided with Obama on his remarks.

    Finally, even Glenn Kessler of WaPo, who has previously taken the Romney line (about Bain) even when his own newspaper showe that he was wrong, has finally done some fact checking on this Romney lie.

    Dishonest attacks will come back to bite Romeny in the back. Mark my words.

  10. Adjoran
    July 25th, 2012 @ 12:57 am

     YOU are either a liar, or a complete idiot – or quite possibly both.

    Not only was the context worse, as Romney said, any intelligent person can watch Obama deliver it – he is obviously enjoying himself and speaking something he believes.

    Go drink your Kool-Aid.

  11. Anamika
    July 25th, 2012 @ 2:35 am

     Not only was the context worse, as Romney said,…


  12. Anamika
    July 25th, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    I’ve provided 3 non-partisan links to support my views, and you what? Romney?

    You, knowingly or unknowingly, are just playing the part of a partisan fool, that’s what Team Romney is counting on.

    I’ve one question for you. Please answer: What is the best thing you can say about your candidate, that is true?

  13. smitty
    July 25th, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    About the nicest thing I can say is that it’s a political speech.
    The reason Romney’s counter-argument (also mine, independent of Romney) is so effective is that the people who agree with Romney *DO NOT BELIEVE* BHO.
    Believing BHO is your prerogative; your shrill cries for honesty would be kind of funny, if there was less at stake here.

  14. smitty
    July 25th, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    You throw around a trio of hyperlinks, claim nonpartisanship, and then proceed to point at others?
    Step back, please, and observe your own silliness here.

  15. Quartermaster
    July 25th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Admiral, me thinks she has no sense of irony or stupidity.

  16. Quartermaster
    July 25th, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    That pretty much applies to the GOP and its minions too, alas.

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  18. Bob Belvedere
    July 25th, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    Ask Reggie Love.