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Monday, October 24, 2016

WATCH: Romney Tells Olympians ‘You Didn’t Get Here Solely On Your Own’

Mitt Romney has spent the past ten days hammering President Barack Obama for saying “Let me tell you something…if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Unfortunately, the Romney campaign is taking Obama’s quote completely out of context by splicing together two separate parts of the president’s speech, to make Obama sound as if he was making a direct attack on entrepreneurs.

Amusingly, we have now learned that the Republican candidate himself once made a remarkably similar comment during the 2002 Winter Olympics. In his speech at the games’ opening ceremonies as their chief executive, Romney told the assembled athletes:

“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power…All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them.”

Video of his remark is below, courtesy of NBC News:

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In full context, of course, Romney’s comment isn’t offensive at all.

You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities.

When selectively edited in the same manner that Romney’s campaign has edited President Obama’s words, however, they appear damning. It just goes to show that, in the YouTube era, as long as political campaigns have an intern who knows how to use Final Cut Pro, they need never lack for attack material.

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  • One way Mitt. What a fraud.

    • The fraud is in the oval ofice with his feet up on the desk with a sign saying ‘the buck stops somewhere else’.

  • If Mittens were the reflective type, recollections of all his contradictory public statements and stances would throw his mind into such turmoil that he’d never be able to utter another word in public. That might be a blessing, except the Republican party would probably be offering an even more odious candidate for president.

  • It is all about winning and all about filling rich people’s pockets with more money, for the Romney; and he will do what every it takes to get there.

    • Didnt you hear Obama raised a record amount of money in June . A lot of it was from Bain and Im sure all his pals at GE , GM , UAW are giving Obama some of the money he gave them back to him . The only problem , that was our money .

      Well just like he runs the Country so goes his Campaign as they are in a deficit spending mode . hahahahahahaha

      • It couldn’t have been a record – Romney raised more than Obama.

      • the real question is why is anyone giving him any money, and recent report indicates that business may be fast approaching recession.

    • guess that is why he gives so much to charity, ran the Olympics for no salary and was Governor taking no salary.

      Nice try but so wrong.

      • Wow and so he worked at 2 jobs for no salary big Woopie di do, people do that everyday it’s called minimun wage…SMH……And spare me all the talking points Bullshiggadddy don’t want to hear it,get some of your own words for a change…Geesh….

        • No it’s called class envy. Try starting your own business. 65 hr weeks at least. work for 25 yrs PAY TAXES then it might pay off. But the economy, workers theft, fake workers comp claims, law suits etc. will haunt you. If it is so easy and so much money in it TRY IT.

      • highpckts

        Of course he “worked” for nothing! He had already made his millions off everyone else’s back! I’ guessing he didn’t give more that is asked for to his church either. Only 10% and that’s all you people get!

        • Does selling books not count toward making money off everyones else’s back? O has millions already. Why does he continue to take the relatively small salery he gets for being president?

        • Class envy another liberal disease.

    • Yes, it’s all about winning. And Romney is a winner, both in business and politics. Don’t know about you, but I’ve never got a job from a poor person.

  • The mark of a good politician is to deliver a lie in such a manner that you actually believe it.

    • DurdyDawg

      Yes, and it makes all the rest of them envious.

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    There’s NO COMPARISON here,,,,Romney applauded SUCCESS, while Obama DENIGRATED success, as if one persons’ success somehow takes away from the success of others. Trying to divide the majority against an “supposed evil minority” didn’t work during WWII, and it won’t work now. Our children & grandchildren will be paying the debts we are piling up now for a lifetime to come, with absolutely NO BENEFIT to them.

    • I wish you would listen to President Obama’s complete statement and not what Mr. Romney has taken out of context.

      • cabadas

        so true

    • Dianes4babies

      That simply is not true! You have to stop listening to people that want you to hear things the way they want you to….USE YOUR OWN MIND!

    • Yes middlclass you are dead on . Obama proved with those words he is left of MARX . He has often said he prefers the Communist form of Govt . He is backing that up quite nicely with his anti business policies . He is also backing tht up byu dividing the Country threw misguided Class warfare rhetoric aimed at the very weak minded . How could any American view achievers as the enemy ? Obama has the Sheeple thinking that way . Achievement used to be admired in America and we all strived for it . Now Obama has people straining to get a Govt check and get on the dole while hating the very people that make their Govt check possible .

    • atlanticxing35k

      Cheney: “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter”

      Nobody is going to be “paying” any debt. It’s all a scam.

      • middleclasstaxpayer

        OK, I see your “point”…you must be part of the “Obama Generation”….your generation thinks it’s OK to walk away from obligations, like a mortgage obligation you feel has become “inconvenient” to honor. But of course a country (the US) can’t actually walk away from its obligations, so as usual, the 49% of us who PAY taxes will have to subsidize (that means PAY FOR) the 51% of you who pay NO taxes. If you are part of the Obama Generation, this makes perfect sense, as it’s not coming out of YOUR pocket! Enjoy it while it lasts, but keep a close eye on Greece & Spain, so you can get a feeling for what’s about to happen to you and your “free ride.”

  • Gee, Just this weekend, Gold Medal Olympic boxing contender Jose Ramirez, from Avenal California, said he never would have made it without the support and encouragement from his Mom. I guess Mr. Romney is correct. But for Obama to tell 18-hour a day, making it themselves entrepreneurs, “you didn’t do that on your own,” proves what an ignorant ass he really is!

    • So the fact that infrastructure such as roads, fire protection, law enforcement and all of the niceties of living in a civil society didn’t have any positive effect on the poor put-upon business owner. I wonder how well he would have faired in any other environment.
      Continue to misconstrue to suit your short sighted, narrow minded agenda. The ignorant ass is the person that fails to acknowledge that we live in an interconnected community and that government has supplied a lot of the innovation that allows people to sit in annonymous judgement. You realize, I hope, that with out DARPA you would not be able to be the internet troll that you are. LOL

      • Thank you Mr. Brown beautifully said, especially the very last sentence

    • kuladot

      Obama pointed out that companies use the Commons- roads, legal system, Police , bridges. Their employees went to schools, they probably had good teachers. No one makes it entirely on his or her own. Romney would prefewr to send jobs away from the very Country that he wants to be president, the country that helped him to get where he is. His father released 12 years of tax records. Evidently his wife believes they have released every thing that You people need to know. Romney hides his money in tax havens outside the country so as not to have to pay taxes. Very Patriotic of a Presidential candidate! so back at you!!!

    • atlanticxing35k

      We have all contributed to the infrastructure that allows Mr. Entrepreneur do his thing in America. Try doing it in Uzbekistan. Very low taxes.

  • fallcolors

    This Guy will say and do any thing to try and make it to Washington the mud slinging has just started,His chances are slim to none as people are aware of his platform take care of the rich at the expense of the poor,middle class and seniors.He is in so many peoples eyes bad news and it will show at the polls this November.

    • the classwarfare training and indoctrination has found their target audience …The weak minded

  • Jim “Baldy” Cremin

    Poor Mitt, he just says what is popular at the moment. He forgot to mention how the US Government help bail out the Olympics.

  • kuladot

    Obama did not denigrate success. He pointed out that it takes more than one person to be successful. My son is a business person- owns his own company and he realizes that his employees are a big factor in his success and he doesn’t mind at all paying taxes
    and employees. Without infrastructure and people to make it happen it wouldn’t work.

    • Most employers understand the obvious . That was NOT Obama’s sentiment at all and all you Libs are running from it . Did Obama and the Govt help or hinder your sons business . If you answer” help “then we know he is in a Republican led State . Have Obama’s Poliocies helped or hurt all business ???? I know the answer is obvious .

      • You sound like you’re playing “Drunk Uncle” on the “Weekend Update” portion of “SNL’? You must have, it’s obvious to any Lib socialist commie! “Business doesn’t need people unless they are in a Democrate led State. In a Republican led State, business owners are Abel to reach into the mud and grab a handful or a thousand and form not only workers for their business, but also buyers of their product or service. Do you need a road to deliver your product? No problem, the mudmen will build it. Need someone to pay for the road? Leave it to the mudmen, tax it out of their wages. The business owner’s wealth can’t be taxed because he created it out of thin air and is to busy counting his money and playing god to worry about the problems of all those he rubbed together and all those he gets paid to support. Burp!!!”

        • Thats ridicuolous . Who do you think is building those roads ? It’s people in the Private sector ( Business owners ) who pay the taxes that fund that . The people they employ also pay the taxes that fund that . Lazy entitlement people who Obama was appealing to with his stupid anti business anti American statements DONT build anything ..They just vote for dumb asses . Come on start acting and debating like adults not Communists . You sound as dumb as Cherokee Liz and she lies her ass off . then Liberals vote for the Indian chick .

          • delroy brown

            You are one dumb twit

          • youb have no logical reply to what i said so you resort to childish mane calling . Right out of the Alinsky play book . When you cant debate on merit demean and try to debase through ridicule . The only problem is it proves you have no knowledge and cant debate what I said …Hence you are the twit ..I know …nicely played right ???

          • Can’t argue a point….so call name. Liberal disease.

          • kuladot

            We pay taxes and our roads are repaired . Most of the roads in our town and the surounding towns have been recently paved.

      • adler56

        Stoll- what an appropriate name for a repugnant.

        • adler56 what an appropraite mane for someone who has no answers …Are you too busy on welfare

          • adler56

            One line response and you spelled two of the words wrong. You’re not just a repugnant- you’re a dumb one. I did 20 years in OUR Navy and have never been on Welfare you cretin. What was your excuse for not serving- a limpbaugh type cyst on your butt?

          • Dumb ass… US Marine saving your bacon . I was in a hurry as I typed that . You couldn’t match my intellect , I Q or wealth of knowledge so you don’t dispute what I say , you simply make fun of my typing skills . what did you do in the Navy ? Steno pool ?

          • adler56

            I was one of the guys making up signs telling jarheads where to go

          • That doesn’t give you the right to insult people. Liberal disease.

      • kuladot

        Yes he helped and i live in a very Democratic State.

      • kuladot

        Yes he helped and We live in a very Democratic State.

    • the point being missed is that we the people, already paid the taxes for the benefit, and the benefit was for all, not for just a business.

      • swb338

        Small businesses may benefit incidentally from existing infrastructure, but it’s not unusual for different levels of government to do all sorts of upgrades and modifications to attract or retain specific large businesses while simultaneously offering tax concessions. This is a perfect example of what the President’s saying.

        • Eleanore Whitaker

          It becomes “unusual” when these corporations not only expect, but demand in the form of billion dollar lobbying, their entitlement to our tax dollars. Now, instead of a country with a government of the people, for the people, by the people, we have a corporation of the CEOs, for the CEOs, by the CEOs and their political board of directors in the form of government cronies. This is taxation with representation for Big Business only.

        • Actually, most companies spend their own money on infrastructure when building a new plant, besides high taxes to the community they build in. Sometimes, a community, wanting to attract a business for the jobs they create and revenue, will offer tax breaks, etc. This is NOT what Obama meant. Obama said it is the Government that put everything in place to make success happen. Completely opposite.
          Now that Obama showed his true Socialist beliefs and looked the fool, he is AGAIN backtracking & making excuses.

    • rataezo

      Stop it! You are making to much sense and are being to positive. Im being sarcastic of course. I agree with you.

      • kuladot


    • nlebou

      Who do you think paid for the infrastructure?


      Without employers creating jobs those workers would be unemployed.

    • nlebou

      He does. Every time he seeks to steal from one to give to another.

  • Mitt is pompas arrogant and lacks c0mpassion for the young, ill, and the eldery. I wish he would just stay in Europe. He could move to Poland.
    This man is a fraud and an idiot!

  • Leave it to Liberals to try to put Obama’s Stupidity and Anti American feelings on to Romney who just happens to be a proud American

    • I know He a Proud American Greed., That why all his accounts & business are OVERSEA

      • Just like Obamas School records and his foriegn student loans …he offshored them to KENYA …oh wait ..that tedhnically qualifies right ? they are offshore even if Kenya is the 57th State right ?

        • Landsende

          Even if he showed you his school records you would claim they’re fake and ask for something else and claim its a conspiracy to hide his records. He showed his birth certificate and the “birthers” still say its fake. Why didn’t you ask for GWB school records when he was running for office. If you had you would have seen that he was not qualified to be president and we would have been spared 8 years of devastation to the country. The only time the teapublicans want to see this kind of information is when we have a black president.

    • ExPAVIC


      Equine male fecal matter.

      • ExPavic


      • ExPAVIC: The hypocrite IDIOTS at DISQUS did not publish 2 of my responses to 2 name-calling zealots like you, and for saying much less than your insult to Stoll. But DISQUS and you DemoCRAPS only censor contributors when they are conservatives; liberal hacks like you can say whatever they want, and insult whoever they want, in this forum

        • ExPAVIC

          No Wonder

          You are just another American Taliban Republican plutocratic, obstructionist manure spreader for that idiot Romney with all of his “business experience” which is nothing more than crap spreading.

          Latest polls with bear this out since people have caught on to his silly games. People HATE him. Period. Watch how much in November.

    • cabadas

      If he’s so proud to be American why is his money off shore and not here, if his so proud to be an American why can’t he tell us what he wants for America, but yes he has, the Ryan plan more taxes breaks for the rich, war with Iran, considering he did not serve in Vietnam, he ran away to France, his sons never served. What is with you people, bush never serve in the military, but he didn’t have no problem sending our boys and girls into a war base on a lie. All mitt is, is bush on steroids.

  • Dead on Middleclasstaxpayer

    • ExPAVIC

      See below moronic one

      • Yes you proved your intellect nicely by not offerin anything and calling others you are ill equipped to debate names …yes you are a MORON

  • adler56

    Williard is a doofus. He has never stayed with one opinion longer than a week. He is definitely a multi-faced candidate. He makes a decagon look simple compared to his sides. Why would poor people or even middle class people even consider voting for this clown? He would laugh at them
    if he saw them on the street.

  • Obama is more offensive when that speech is taken in context. He got everything about AMerica exactly backwards. His roads, bridges, and the internet would not exist unless successful individuals and their businesses paid the taxes to give the government the money to build anything. Obama also forgets that, until the 20th century, most roads and bridges in the USA were built by private concerns. A huge case in point was the Brooklyn Bridge, which was built entirely with private funds and tolls were collected to pay for it. Obama, get out of the way of the American
    small business man

  • well i see the trolls are here ,,i guess they just aren’t happy anywhere that everyone agrees with them ,, but i blame all you people that try and answer what they say ,,if you ignore a troll they go back under the bridge,, and knaw on old bones ,, or in most of these trolls cases they go back to there boss romoney,, and ask what outragous lie he wants told now,, stop trying to talk facts and sense to a troll they are paid to do just what they are doing ,, ignore them

  • Im outta here it’s already been won just look at all the Liberal tolerance and Hypocrisy

  • Personal Information:
    His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
    He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
    His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
    He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
    He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children.
    B.A. from Brigham Young University,
    J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
    Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
    Working Background:
    After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
    In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
    In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
    He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
    In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
    Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
    Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
    Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
    He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
    He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
    He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.
    He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
    He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
    He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
    Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
    In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
    Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
    He will show us his birth certificate
    He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
    He will show us his social security card.
    He will show us his law degree.
    He will show us his draft notice.
    He will show us his medical records.
    He will show us his income tax records.
    He will show us he has nothing to hide.
    Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.
    You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.

    • cabadas

      what mitt are you talking about. The One above sounds good but that’s not what he is, he’s a flip-flopper, he can’t take a position on any thing, and does not speak truth.

      • nlebou

        I would rather someone grow and change their mind and be honest about it than have someone say only what their audience for the day wants to hear such as Obummer does everyday.

    • Its refreshing to hear Mitt’s supporters say he will show us his tax returns. Uh, just when will that take place?

    • Maxx to the MAX

    • “he will show us his income tax records” but only showed one year, 2010 and promised to release 2011. Most people now think he is hiding something so bad that it will prevent him from winning the election. In fact, there is a report going around that the only public person to see 24 years of his past returns was John McCain when he ran for President in 2008 and was selecting a Vice Presidential candidate. If you remember, McCain picked Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney. Now, Romney is adament that he will not release more than two years of returns in spite of advise that he do so from other Republicans in office.

      • He showed 2 yrs . Obama still hasn’t released his school records, what his thesis was on, his Soc Sec # , his foriegn student loans , his passport , and visas when he traveled , and the Fast and Furious papers …I think he has a lot more to hide then what Mitt did to maximize his own damn money LEGALLY


    Another Thing Or Two

    Romney is a rich phony and people hate him. Watch the ballot boxes.

  • onedonewong

    This is hardly even close to what barak intimated

  • DurdyDawg

    People who dispute that statement are egotistical buffoons. It’s not said in the material sense, it’s spoken in the reality of all businesses. Any boob can build a warehouse and supply it with inventory but if you don’t have (1) good employees who know what their doing and (2) repeat customers there’s no way that you can succeed. Therefore it’s statement means, without people you would not be (in b’ness). Any fifth grader could figure this out, know that it doesn’t apply to the individual but the b’ness he/she is trying to make succeed.. You can do it, but it’s ll for naught if you can’t sell it or get it out the door.

  • swb338

    Both sides are missing the hidden element that many (not all) successful businesspeople are where they are because of networking and personal connections. Not just the state or personal qualities.



    Mittens should keep his mouth shut about the 2002 Winter Olympics. Number one, the Salt Lake City (Mormon) Gang bribed the International Olympic Committee so they would choose that city as the Winter Games site.

    Second, Mittens did not “save” those Winter Olympics by his business prowess, he “saved” his Mormon buddies because they siphoned off significant funds to a degree that some projects couldn’t be completed. This information from a Provo, Utah, Daily Herald article in September 2002.

    Like the non-Mormon citizens of Utah tell us, “You gotta watch that crew. They would steal pennies from a dead baby’s eyes.”

  • Have we Americans forgotten how to speak and reason English? Where on earth did Obama take on the Business Successful people? What I see in this election year is all on “Color.” Obama is good! The man is Intelligent! You need to listen when he talks.

  • The Rich, Middle 9lass and Poor should pay their own fair part of Taxes. And stop taking American jobs to China and the rest; then bring in your products for us to buy. This does not make sense, People! We need productions in America, and Not just importation goods.
    No cheap $1 Dollar stores in the U.K. and most European countries I think. So, what do these Cheap and Bad products Asian Stores doing in the U.S.? They even have the guts of “imposing” their goods on us with “no-returns policy.” Close them down!

  • rosaline10

    Believing in Mitt Romney is like living in limbow, catching the air and turning yourself to a dry leaf flowting on a river. I am sorry for those waisting their money supporting him. They will be daised by the outcome of this election.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    It’s obvious the lack of comprehensive cognition in this country is at an all time high. The president is absolutely correct when he states that these companies didn’t here solely on your own. Of course, corporations want to make it appear they do. The deadly truth is these biggie piggie corporations today cannot exist without a major and regular contribution of tax dollars to their businesses…all while they stuff their salaries higher and higher…So..who’s really paying their business debts off if not taxpayers No. 1, Consumers No. 2 and the employees they dump those so-called “employer benefits” on No. 3.

    Actually, RoMONEY has a serious problem…So much of HIS corporate profit is now stuffed in offshore tax free havens. If they are in any of those in Europe…it’s the reason he doesn’t want one of those countries to remind him of the taxes he could be paying on his foreign stuffed moolah.

  • Obama’s remarks were no different from the ones Elizabeth Warren made during the height of the OWS movement. Mitt Romney’s condemnation of those remarks are meant to do two things: Mislead, and pander to greedy stupidity.

  • formerFloridaresident

    Mitt Romney, “You are so Bain, you thought this election was about you”. Thank you Carly Simon. If Romney has nothing to hide, then show us your taxes. By the way, what are you hiding, maybe the truth about off shore accounts and you call yourself a regular American. I am a regular American and I am a HOMELESS AMERICAN NAVY VETERAN !!!! Hey brother,could you spare a dime ????

  • Landsende

    No business is successful without some help. They either get loans from friends, family or banks to get started. They probably received tax breaks from the state and municipalities. They take tax deductions that can sometimes cut their tax bill to nothing. The quality of their goods and services depend on good, faithful employees willing to go that extra mile so they can make a profit. No, you didn’t build that business by yourself.

  • Ebenezer Akrong

    Romney is old fashioned he is not creative so will not understand the modern language that the President spoke, he does not read the real Bible or he will know that a part IN IT says you GIVE UNTO CEASAR WHAT IS FOR CEASAR AND GIVE GOD WHAT IS GODS

  • anncats

    Oh wait a minute… is this the same Romney who was saving the Olympics in 2002, while you have his running Bain on a day to day basis? Wow – he’s a Superman and we’d better grab him while we can, we need a superman to save us now!

    • Isn’t it great to have someone who can multi task …We need someone like that for President ..The doofus we have now only knows how to Campaign , vacation , play golf , and read a teleprompter . Everytime he goes off prompter Axeldude must cringe at the stupid stuff he says

  • a big difference is Romney is not asking the Olympians to give up half their medals to everyone else

    • Paceride

      Nice straw man. Neither is Obama.



    Keep clicking oh critical one.

    I am referencing my entry sent to me by a news reporter from the Provo, Utah, Daily Herald, September 2002 paper.

    Article describes how Mittens didn’t “save the Olympics” but rather a few of his Mormon buddies who had skimmed off the construction budget to the point that some work could not be completed in time. The local DA had the paperwork done until Mittens laid down some cash to cover the losses and thus keep the brothers out of jail.

    Nice huh? Must have had experience at Bain Capital, bailing them out too until 2002. That was a busy year for Mittens.

  • daffodilly

    The five comments I’ve read make too much sense. Where am I?? What happened? I’d better go lie down….

  • What I don’t understand is why Mitt Romney want to President of the United State.
    When all his Business and American jobs Banks and offshore accounts is oversea.
    How proud of American he is when he bankrupt company in American.
    It wasn’t for wealth he was born in wealthy family it was all about greed.
    Said let auto manufacture go bankrupt let home mortgage foreclose.

    It not because he want to help American people it because of GREED AND POWER.
    Because he has the money, but I don’t think he buy the election

  • You have to admit that O’s comment was not very clear what he was talking about. Makes a good case to always use the telepropter. Romney is very clear – and anyone who has sat through watching thier kid play a bunch of soccer games knows exactly what R is talking about. The guy who mortgaged his house (and sometimes lost the house) to run his buiness, does not think about the bridge that is 10 miles away that people cross to get to his establishment. But the great one wants to remind him how much in debt he is to society. WE GET IT. Keep beating it to death. It shows how small you are.

  • Daniel Smith

    Wait a second. There are plenty of people who enjoy using Our roads, infrastructure, etc who
    do not work, or even care to work. Why should a hard working business have to pay more???

  • Really, was this worth putting on the press. Isn’t it true? Would most of them have gotten to the olympics without alot of support from family,friends, coaches etc?

  • John Chen

    Did Romney also thank the 1.4 billion dollars that the taxpayers forked over to make HIS Salt Lake City Olympics a success? Yes he did:

    “Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the federal government,” Romney had said in a 2001 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing around cooperation between federal, state, local and private agencies for the Salt Lake City Olympics.

  • bigbird333

    Obama mocks those who paid for the roads and bridges while saying the successful didn’t make it on their own. the groups are largely one and the same. The earners pay the taxes. Stop mocking and scorning the successful and ask the less successful to aspire to achieve success.

  • wahoo99

    One and done! One and done! Understand?

  • yea all blacks got food stamps from obama

  • Can you imagine how high the unemployment figures would be if those newly-minted IT- whizzes fresh out of college didn’t have these opportunites ADVISING EVERY TOM-DICK- AND-SALLY with political aspirations on how to run their campaigns?

    So, whothehell are we voting for, IF NOT the products of kids with a BS, or higher, in CUTTING and PASTING?!

  • AHE

    This is what the media is clinging to? However, they made sure to try and bury when O. told small businesses they “didn’t build their business on their own”. Tisk tisk…

  • nlebou

    So???? are you seriously comparing this to what Obama said??? WOW….