A bizarre ad just published by the Obama Campaign first denies and then confirms his scornful attitude toward entrepreneurs.
President Obama generated self-inflected, negative headlines at a recent campaign rally. He called for tax hikes on high income Americans and then, lacking the restraint of a teleprompter and intoxicated by the cheering crowd, he plunged into a fit of sanctimonious indignation against high achievers, especially business owners who would be hit by those higher tax rates. His bellowing surged in intensity, culminating in this now famous denunciation:
If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Obama’s media acolytes have been scrambling to contrive interpretations that were less offensive than the plain meaning of the President’s words. Obama was, they insist, trying to inform his audience that business owners didn’t build the public roads and bridges themselves.
However, as we reported here, in the context of both his speech and the totality of his record the only reasonable interpretation is that Obama was trying to drum up support for tax increases on business owners by portraying them as conceited and arrogant and by giving government credit for their achievements.
Mitt Romney immediately revised his own campaign speech to include a thorough rebuke of Obama’s contempt for entrepreneurs, leading to the Obama campaign’s counter-attack, the ad below.
The ad begins with text accusing Romney of “launching a false attack” followed by video of Romney reading Obama’s actual words from his speech notes. Then more text:
“The only problem? That’s not what he said.”
Next are some brief clips from Obama’s speech, ending with the clip of him saying the very words the ad text just claimed “that’s not what he said.”
Here’s the ad. You’ll probably never see another Obama ad posted on Liberty Works!