Just another item that goes to Mitt Romney’s character.
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.
‘The Romney campaign is out with a tough new video using President Obama’s recent quote about business: “If you’ve got a business-you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen…”
Greg Sargent: “This line is going to be a major target for the Romney campaign — similar to Obama’s 2008 remark about spreading the wealth — but in order to have maximum political value, it needs to be removed from context in a highly misleading way, which the Romney camp is happy to do.”
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/07/19/romney_hits_obama_on_business_remark.html
‘Interestingly, if unsurprisingly, the Web video edits the context out of Obama’s remarks’.
‘The president appears to have said: “Let me tell you something. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
‘But as Greg Sargent of The Washington Post notes, there were four other sentences that came between, in which Obama argues that no human being exists in a vacuum (he/she has been helped by teachers, parents, etc.), and that no business exists in a vacuum (it depends on an functioning system of laws, infrastructure, etc.).
‘Spliced quotes aren’t remarkable in 2012, and anyway this one isn’t particularly egregious. What is remarkable is that, just yesterday, Romney made the same argument President Obama made in the four lines the Romney campaign decided to omit’.
See : ‘Mitt Romney defends use of Obama quote in campaign ad’
‘At issue is this soundbite that the Romney campaign used from Obama: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
‘In fact, Obama that day was quoting an unnamed campaign advisor for Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee’.
@ : http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/23/news/la-pn-romney-iowa-20111123
‘The Romney campaign would not comment on the record about its decision to edit President Obama’s remarks’.
From : http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/who-built-that-romney-and-obama-agree-129462.html