UNHINGED: Mitt Romney Lies About Obama Remarks He Agrees With

Ever since President Obama delivered a speech wherein he praised America’s innovators and entrepreneurs, the Romney campaign, and the press, have been distorting his remarks by extracting a single sentence in order to imply that Obama is anti-business. The segment of the speech below shows what Obama said with the out-of-context sentence in bold:

“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.

Obama was obviously referring to roads and bridges in that quote. He went on to cite as examples firefighters, the GI Bill, and the Golden Gate Bridge. It could not be more clear. Nevertheless, Romney hit the campaign trail to intentionally lie about what the President said. But the absurdity of his distortion just went up a notch. In his stump speech, Romney is now blasting the President’s remarks even while he is saying exactly the same thing. Just prior to his criticism of Obama, Romney says…

“I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the banks, the investors, there’s no question your mom and dad, your schoolteachers, the people that provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help.”

So how is that different from what Obama said?

Mitt Romney's Debt Reduction PlanActually, there is a difference. Obama supports firefighters, teachers, and police. He wants to expand their ranks, which would also create thousands of new jobs while benefiting society. Romney is opposed to such spending that he regards as government bloat. Last month he came out fiercely objecting to more government jobs of this specific type:

“[Obama] wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Try to follow along here. First Romney knowingly misquotes Obama. Then Romney castigates Obama for saying the exact same thing that he is saying. And what he is saying is something he has previously objected to bitterly. Makes perfect sense – if you’re a lobotomized chimpanzee in a coma. Otherwise you have to be scratching your head. As I previously wrote, Romney is very concerned about helping the American people:

That’s right. The American people need help, and not the kind that President Obama is proposing. They don’t need fires extinguished by lazy civil servants. Real Americans will pick up their garden hoses and attack the blaze from their rooftops. Forest and prairie fires are actually a cheap method of clearing unsightly trees and brush. And paramedics only serve to exacerbate the socialist notion that victims of heart attacks and car accidents are “entitled” to life-saving emergency care.

The American people don’t need more police either. Protection from robberies and assaults is only sought by pussies and the French. And besides, if you really want police protection you can just start earning more money and move to a wealthy community where more officers are deployed and private security can be acquired for hefty fee. This is America, dammit. If you can’t get rich and pay for your own security, that’s your fault. And if you don’t stockpile weapons in your home, then you don’t really love your family. Just ask Mitt Romney (shooter of varmints) if he relies on the government for protection (well, except for all those secret service agents that cost taxpayers millions of dollars).

And don’t even get me started on teachers. What a waste of money that could have been spent on invading Iran. It’s not like America is the stupidest country in the world. At 37th worldwide there’s like 100 other countries that are stupider (and 36 that are smarterer).
Mitt Romney - We're Not StupidAgain the solution is simple. Send your children to expensive private schools like Romney’s Cranbrook, where they can get a superior education while traumatizing other students because they look different than you. The kids that are stuck in overcrowded public schools should stop whining and be grateful for community colleges and the jobs awaiting them at McDonalds. Romney has finally shown the courage to put an end to the fallacy that our children are the future when, in reality, they are just a bunch of germ-ridden fiscal burdens. Although the end result of this might make it harder for Romney to live up to his campaign slogan: We’re Not Stupid!

The Obama campaign has released this video that nicely summarizes how Romney will say anything to smear Obama:


8 thoughts on “UNHINGED: Mitt Romney Lies About Obama Remarks He Agrees With

  1. “Actually, there is a difference. Obama supports firefighters, teachers, and police. He wants to expand their ranks, which would also create thousands of new jobs while benefiting society.”

    It’s only a benefit to society if society actually needs MORE of these things – if not, it’s just an unnecessary financial burden. We already have teachers and firefighters – and probably plenty of each. This is such a BS argument – you would think there is some great shortage of teachers and firefighters – what a lie. The university at which i work cranks out loads of teachers yearly and many can’t find jobs, yeah we need more of those.

    • Well let’s see….wildfires fucking everywhere destroying hundreds if not thousands of homes, we can’t keep up with em. Not to mention fires aren’t all they deal with. Classrooms all over the country with 40+ kids per class, yeah, that’s the ticket for getting a good education. Could it be they can’t find work because states, especially those that elected rightist governors and reps, are cutting school budgets? There are still entire areas of major cities in this country that are unsafe and unfit to live in because of rampant crime and gang activity. And a shitload of other cities and towns that have the same problems, just on a smaller scale. But I suppose it only matters if you see these as problems, or if you even care. Yeah, who needs more emergency services, I mean most places in the US complain that they do in fact have too many emergency service workers….oh wait, no they fucking don’t!!!

      The things you’ve been convinced of Steve are not things that I can look at and say that you’ve thought about them very hard. I mean….you really did just make the point that more police, firefighters and teachers wouldn’t benefit society….tell me…what would? Oh wait, you’re a rightist. You don’t give a shit about society as long as you have yours, right? I don’t get it man…..I really don’t.

      • Nice response. Thanks for saving me the trouble of saying all of that.

      • Ok, given your response, why is it that all your grand ideas about what society needs just requires all of us to pay more when there is ample evidence that people don’t want to pay more – exactly how do you resolve that. You think you so smart and you know what society needs – maybe those things sound nice to everyone, but they aren’t free and like so many of your dumb, short sighted ideas, they end up bankrupting all of us – you and your “progressive” loons think only with your emotions. PleEEEEEESe tell me how do you resolve the cost issue when no one wants to pay for them????? Oh yeah, the rich can pay, that will work. I swear you all live in fantasy land where money doesn’t exist or is needed to justify anything. what a waste of time you all are with your idiotic utopia. There is a reason we’re broke and it’s 100% progressive ideas and pathetic leadership not putting a stop to these pie in the sky ideas. It’s easy for you who don’t have any money to say someone else can pay. Get your hands out of my wallet.

        • Can you find the strawman word in this argument? Why of course you can: “just.”

        • Steve, for you to say that the reason we’re broke is 100% progressive after the Bush admin just crashed the economy for the whole world with his tax cuts and deregulation is downright delusional.

    • The country DOES need more of these “things.” Nice job of stripping humans of their humanity, by the way.

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