Barack Obama is on the warpath.
He claims Mitt Romney is “twisting” his words.
…By reading exact quotes from cue cards.

Last week while campaigning Mitt Romney used Barack Obama’s exact words – “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” – to attack President Obama at his campaign stops.
Romney read the exact quote from a card.

Last night Barack Obama lashed out at Mitt Romney during a fundraiser. Obama accused Romney of “twisting my comments” by quoting his actual words.
Michael A. Memoli carries water for Obama here and misreports his actual attack on business owners in this LA Times report:

President Obama accused rival Mitt Romney of “knowingly twisting” his comments about American business, in what amounted to his most forceful response to more than a week of sustained attacks by Republicans over a sound bite the president’s campaign argued was taken out of context.

In remarks to a feisty audience at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Monday evening, Obama contended that Romney had misrepresented what he said this month when he spoke of the role government plays in supporting the growth of business. He said Romney’s response showed he fails to appreciate the best way to grow the economy in a balanced way.

At issue were the president’s remarks at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va., on July 13, where he spoke of his belief that many wealthier Americans were willing to “give something back” to help grow the U.S. economy.

“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own,” Obama said at the time. “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.”

Republicans portrayed a truncated version of that argument — that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” — as showing that Obama was hostile to American business.

Obama raised the flap Monday while warning his supporters that Republicans would spend unprecedented sums distorting his vision this fall.

Obama raised the flap Monday while warning his supporters that Republicans would spend unprecedented sums distorting his vision this fall.

“Earlier today Gov. Romney was at it again, knowingly twisting my words around to suggest that I don’t value small businesses,” he said, referring to his opponent’s comments at a campaign event in Southern California that morning. “In politics we all tolerate a certain amount of spin. I understand these are the games that get played in political campaigns. But when folks omit entire sentences of what I said — they start splicing and dicing — you may have gone a little over the edge.”

In the latest USA Today poll, Mitt Romney is preferred over Barack Obama to fix the economy.

 

 

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  1. “When in trouble or in doubt;
    Run in circles, scream and shout”

  2. Whiner says what??!

    Powder is dry

  3. What character?!

  4. Surprisingly, Andrea Mitchell agrees w/Urkel

  5. Obama reminds me of Humphry Bogart in the movie, Munity on the Bounty.
    All we have to do is put a pair of silver balls in his hand and watch him disintegrate. What a Show!

  6. @#6

    I think you mean the Cain Mutiny

  7. WTF likes to use the word balanced almost as much as I or Me. WTF’s interpretation of balanced is you give a lot and I take a little, after the social machine is satisfied

  8. Man, the blowback from the One’s comment, so revealing about his character and aims, must be terrific that he feels that he must say this.

    Keep it up, GOP.

  9. o is so used to having his ACTUAL words and intentions disregarded, that he’s apoplectic when actually held accountable.

    Waaaaaaaa! NO FAIR! That’s not how we do it in Chicago! …or Pahkeestahn!

  10. Barack Obama is on the warpath. But isn’t he always. This skinny little inapt man has destroyed this nation’s values. He made the statement and he owns it, just like he owns THIS ECONOMY, JOBLESS AND POVERTY RATES.

  11. Obama apparently realizes that defending his straight-up Anti-American Socialism is not going to play well on the campaign trail; but at least he, as a [uber-]Liberal, can at least refuse to accept responsibility for his deeds. Decades of biased reporting by the DNC media has conditioned all Liberals to feel entitled to shirk responsibility for whatever they do. And naturally their constituents are The Irresponsible. If Liberal politicians accepted responsibility for their misdeeds, they would send a mixed message to a large portion of their base.

    Saying that he is being misquoted — or [sniff] misunderstood — is a dog whistle to the DNC media to run interference.

  12. Dick Morris says NASTY BO’s ratings dive:

    In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.
    [...]
    Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.

    This change is at the heart of Obama’s dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.

    As recently as one year ago, Obama’s personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll numbers.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-ratings-dive/#more-9295
    The sleepers may be waking up! It’s not just the economy…he’s one nasty piece of work.

  13. The proof of Obama’s mindset: He thought America would kiss him for that. Instead America is smacking him around like the traitor he is. What is an unhinged Marxist to do?

  14. I wrote here about the Obama campaign’s latest web video featuring Stephanie Cutter. I think it’s terribly defensive sounding.

  15. I understand these are the games that get played in political campaigns. But when folks omit entire sentences of what I said — they start splicing and dicing — you may have gone a little over the edge.”

    Who cares, Obama about what you omit, I can remember today and in the past, quite a bit of information during your campaign conveniently being omitted. BIAS IN THE LIBERAL MEDIA AND THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR RADICALISM.

    So, keep it up Obama we love it when you go off your prompter. THE REAL MEAN FLYING GREEN MACHINE comes out in YOU.

  16. ++

    hey Obama..

    you bring your anti-American agenda,
    we bring “we the people” of the USA..

    ==

  17. Its like explaining a joke. If you have to explain it, its not funny.

    The amazing reaction to this tells you all you need to know – O’s marxist tattoos were exposed.



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