Remember when Mitt Romney told America that he just didn’t give a rip about poor people?
He did, you know. He said it word for word, on Feb. 1, 2012, and I quote:
“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”
Of course, that’s not what Romney meant, and everyone knew that’s not what he meant. Taken in context, he meant that the safety net for the very poor remains intact, and that the real challenges lay in solving the problems of the middle class. So after a brief kerfuffle in which a few people tried irresponsibly to make his statement into something it clearly wasn’t, everybody moved on.
Contrast that to what the Republicans are doing with Obama’s “You didn’t build that” statement. Like Romney, he said it word for word: “You didn’t build that.” And just like Romney, that is not what he meant and everyone knows that’s not what he meant.
Taken in context, he meant that no person or business succeeds alone. For those who care about such things, here are his actual remarks:
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