July 17, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Romney says he’s ‘convinced’ Obama ‘wants Americans to be ashamed of success’
Last week President Obama said, “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in the roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” For anyone who actually watched that entire section of Obama’s speech it was obvious the “you didn’t build that” line was referring to roads and bridges, not the business. It certainly wasn’t Obama’s most eloquent sequence of words, but there’s no mistaking the point he was making unless you are trying to distort what he said to mislead your audience. This is where Fox News comes in. They had no problem creatively editing together a few lines of Obama’s speech and then getting all their pundits to pounce all at once.
Today Mitt Romney continues the lie that Fox News started when he said, “To say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motors, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, to say something like that, it’s not just foolishness, it’s insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America.” He added, “I’ll tell you this. I’m convinced that he wants Americans to be ashamed of success.”
Yes Romney, maybe it might be insulting if someone said those things… Wait! I think you just did!
Today Mitt Romney said, “Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple.” He followed up that provocative statement by an even more shocking proclamation, “Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motors.” At this point it’s safe to say Romney had strayed far from his core message and the audience really started to turn on him, but Romney couldn’t resist one last insult when he exclaimed, “Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza.” Oh no you didn’t Mittens!
Oh it was indeed a horror show today for the Romney campaign. Can Romney possibly recover from this huge and unexpected setback?
See Mittens, it’s so easy to take things out of context. Next time stick to the facts.