The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewMichelle Malkin Archive
How Desperate and Dense Are the Obama Lapdogs at MSNBC?; Update: Obama Blames Romney
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

When progressives try to further explain President Obama’s collectivist “You Didn’t Build That” jab against entrepreneurs, they just make things worse.

Keep digging, Lefties!

Here’s MSNBC’s sad attempt to rescue Team Obama:

Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama for his “you didn’t build that line,” when it came to businesses. The president was making an “it takes a village” argument, which the Romney campaign and conservatives have roundly panned.

But in 2002, during his speech at the Opening Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics — the games in which Romney was lauded for turning around the management — Romney made a similar argument about Olympians.

“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power,” said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year’s Summer Olympics.

“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. All right! [pumps fist].”

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog piled on: “In retrospect, this is probably a quote Mitt Romney wishes he could take back.”

Why? Romney was paying tribute to the voluntary community and family support system behind every Olympic athlete. Obama was assailing individual achievement to advance higher taxes on business owners.

Romney was showing appreciation to the network of individuals who help athlete achieve their dreams. Obama was showing contempt for private entrepreneurs who don’t believe they should be punished with even more confiscatory government policies that hinder their success.

The most amusing part of the MSNBC hit piece? This:

For the record, the post did not originate with the Obama campaign but an NBC archive search.

Yep, just to make it clear: The Obama campaign didn’t need to tell NBC archivists to play gotcha word games with Romney to help the White House out. NBC’s “real reporters” did it all on their own!

Good lapdoggies. WOOF!


Obama takes revisionist matters into his own hands…and fails:

Twitchy sums up the story-teller-in-chief’s spin campaign: I didn’t say that. Romney made that happen.

(Republished from by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology