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    Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    At a campaign stop in Roanoke, VA, Obama takes a shot at entreprenuers and small business owners, suggesting that they are not responsible for the success of their own businesses.

    IMO, blatant comments such as these show the disrespect that Obama has for ingenuity, resourcefulness, and hard work. I do not think comments such as these will benefit him among independent and other swing voters.

    Also, I find it interesting that no other major news outlet other than Fox News picked up this story. Interesting, but not surprising.

    Quoting Obama,

    "If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

    Obama to business owners: 'You didn't build that' | Fox News

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    HA! I never thought that a campaign stop in my little old city would create a national story.

    What Obama said, in its entirety, isn't horribly off base. Neither are those who would tell the exact same story but focus on the individual. The reality is that situations of success can be attributed both to the individual and to the environment they've had around them. The difference of course is the desire to highlight one or the other...to highlight the community or highlight the individual. It'll be interesting to see which thing people buy into larger this year.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Why would Obama ever give credit to those that sacrifice and put in the hard work? It's not how he see's things, being that he's never been there.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    I would imagine he would be referring to large corporations but since there is no video we will never know. I also refuse to believe it till someone other then FOX News reports it.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    It is Obama's belief that everyone is born indebted and we all owe everything we have or acquire to others.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I would imagine he would be referring to large corporations but since there is no video we will never know. I also refuse to believe it till someone other then FOX News reports it.
    Well, it just so happens that there is a video.... Here it is, straight from the horse's ass...

    Obama: If You've Got a Business, You Didn't Build That ... - YouTube

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Well, it just so happens that there is a video.... Here it is, straight from the horse's ass...

    Obama: If You've Got a Business, You Didn't Build That ... - YouTube
    What the hell does that do? It's not in context.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    They can just run that clip, all on it's own, repeated for 30 seconds and it will sink Obama.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    They can just run that clip, all on it's own, repeated for 30 seconds and it will sink Obama.
    Yes and that's unbelievably stupid that people will actually fall for it you need the context.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Yes and that's unbelievably stupid that people will actually fall for it you need the context.
    Why not, it works for the democrats all the time. It's all in the framing - see Romney and Bain.

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