Conservatives Selectively Edit President Obama’s Speech To Claim He Hates Small Businesses

obama 300x168 Conservatives Selectively Edit President Obama’s Speech To Claim He Hates Small Businesses

Attempting to change the subject from the latest scandal over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, conservatives have seized on new fodder for the narrative that Obama is secretly out to destroy small businesses. Fox and Friends on Monday morning aired a clip from an Obama campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia, in which he says, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else did that.”

The sound bite soon reverberated throughout conservative media outlets. Fox News later ran the headline, “Obama Insults Small Business Owners,” and House Speaker John Boehner scoffed, “He said that because he has no idea what it takes to build or run a small business.”

The quote also prompted talk show host Rush Limbaugh to declare that President Obama “hates this country.”

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  • june allen

    I heard the speech. Fox was right, that is exactly what he said. June A

  • Bogerman

    As a Democrat, I agree with Obama. Once we get Obama re-elected and have both houses, we should sieze all the assets of the wealthy and their businesses. Who needs these jerks!! We can all work for the Government and live off of their assets.

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  • Inga

    June, if you think that is what he said or meant, than, NO, you did NOT hear the whole speech :)