Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Obama’s “You didn’t build that” spin destroyed in 1.5 minutes

Obama’s “You didn’t build that” spin destroyed in 1.5 minutes
By: John Hayward
7/26/2012 04:34 PM

Now that President Obama and his apologists have spent a few days insisting – with increasing panic and desperation – that he didn’t say what he clearly said in Roanoke, Virginia, the spin itself has become a negative reflection on the President. He’s basically demanding that his supporters abandon their own senses, and the most elementary understanding of the English language, to un-hear his words, forget his contempt for individual achievement, and swallow him as a champion of the entrepreneurial spirit.

“You didn’t build that” has become a sort of litmus test for pure, blind, unwavering faith in Barack Obama. If you’re willing to believe he was misquoted or somehow taken out of context, you have abandoned the faintest pretense of rational thought. You’re literally not listening to a word he said, not just the four words that are killing his campaign.

The American Future Fund masterfully makes that clear in a new video, only one minute and thirty seconds long, that provides all the “context” anyone could ask for, shredding both the President’s original remarks and his numerous attempts to re-write them:

View video here:

This isn’t going to work with people who still think they can cover a blackboard with elaborate sentence diagrams and somehow prove that the World’s Greatest Orator meant the exact opposite of what he said. But that’s a small group of people, and they generally agree with what he said in the first place. They’re just uncomfortable that he expressed it so clearly, and the reaction against him has been so strong.

To read another article by John Hayward, click here.


Brett said...

It's funny how some people are trying to tell us what Obama said - like we didn't hear him the first time. He said we didn't build it. That means he doesn't think we built a business or whatever without help from the government. In many cases - he's wrong - period. He should just admit that he's a marxist - big government Communist and ask us how we like him now. Personally, I think he sucks, and I don't owe him anything.

Anonymous said...

Mitt, his supporters and FOX News totally distorted what Obama said and meant. Mitt keeps on calling Obama a liar but he is no better than Obama. The tendency to misquote politicians to create a negative image is as old as the political parties.

What Obama said was actually this:

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.

if you think Obama is a Marxist, that proves only that you have no idea what a Marxist or a communistis. And Andrea, shame on you!

Brett said...

Hmmmm, should I believe my own ears and my own interpretation of what I heard from our Imperial President? Should I believe John Hayward, an excellent conservative columnist from whom you could learn a lot? Or should I believe some nameless person (you) who makes an unconvincing argument? I think I'll have to go with what John and I heard because you haven't shown me anything.

Bye now.