Mitt Romney’s misleading attack ad

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    Mitt Romney’s misleading attack ad





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    If you listen to Romney’s ad, you hear the president say this:

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    If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be ’cause I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something: If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
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    Here’s what Obama actually said, with the omitted sentences in bold:


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    If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be ‘cause I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something: There are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. 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.

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    So, in Romney’s ad, “that” refers to “building a business.” In Obama’s remarks, “that” refers to the roads and bridges.





    My point on “Morning Joe” was that the media has gotten into a pattern where we listen to presidential candidates say the same thing a dozen, a hundred, a thousand times, and then the one time they stumble over their words or phrase their point inartfully, we jump all over them. It has happened to both Romney and Obama during this cycle. Repeatedly.

    What I didn’t say, but perhaps should have, is that once we in the media deem something to be a “gaffe,” the normal rules of journalism cease to apply, and we begin running and rerunning the attack ads that relate to the gaffe, and playing clips of surrogates mocking the gaffe, and so on.

    All this is done, in part, to retroactively justify the coverage of the initial comment: “See, we told you this would be a big deal, and now it is a big deal.” But that is, of course, self-fulfilling, as we have made it a big deal — and have handed the opposing campaign a reason to make it a big deal — by giving it wall-to-wall coverage. In doing, we create an incentive for both campaigns to engage in more of this kind of behavior, to make more of these kinds of ads. We are, in effect, encouraging a race to the bottom.


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    If Bishop Romney didn't lie, he would have nothing to campaign on.
     
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    We all heard the idiot speak. we know what he said and we know what he meant, he shot himself in the ass and you cannot walk it back now. so fuck off.
     
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    BFD, Obama managed to p*ss off enough small business owners to swing their vote the other way. He can't back track what he said, he hates business unless they donate to his campaign. Heck he hates the very premise that created the America we knew, he campaigned on "fundamentally changing" it.
     
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    That's the lib problem. We all really did hear what obama had to say which is why he can't wiggle out of it now.

    Bottom line is we all owe the government everything.
     
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    Government and Unions.............can't forget them. :D
     
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    Everyone has had teachers and the benefit of roads anfd bridges. So what sets the small business owner apart from the rest. The individual himself. The drive and determination and putting everything they have on the line. The gamble it took. NO, they did it themselves. The government wasn't there to say put everything you have and I guarantee you'll be a success. Someone believed in the small business owner. It was him.
     
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    But you're stupid, Dirty Granny. You need things repeated to you, or it goes right out of your addled brain. That's why I posted the transcript.

    How many times did they tell you to not poop in your diaper unless it was an absolute emergency? You needed that re-enforced a few times, right?

    Same thing.
     
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    go fuck your cabbage.
     
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    Libs still making excuses for Obama's dumb ass comment.

    Obama's whole speech was about how wealthy successful people don't deserve what they earned, the Obama followers deserve it so they (the successful) need to be taxed more.

    It was yet another divide and conquer speech from the Marxist-in-Chief.
     
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