The Obama campaign has desperately attempted to create a diversion by attacking Mitt Romney for accurately quoting a huge gaffe the President made at a campaign rally in Roanoke, VA, on July 13, 2012.
Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard blog has the full story here.
The Obama campaign clumsily attempted that diversion, by running an ad accusing Romney of misquoting the President by pointing to another statement Obama made during the same speech.
Only problem? Obama did make the statement Romney quoted, and the Obama campaign stupidly included his verbal gaffe further on in the very same ad they made denying that he made the statement! Heh!
Indented below is the outlandish statement the President actually made during his speech, the one which Mitt Romney then accurately quoted during one of his campaign stops:
"If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Here's a precise clip of the statement Obama blurted out, via Erik Soderstrom's Channel on YouTube:
Unable to just let the gaffe slide, the Obama campaign then angrily responded with their own ad, denying that Obama had made that statement! As they specifically put it in their ad, in response to Romney quoting the President:
"That's not what he said."Here is an actual screenshot of their statement of denial . . . from the Obama ad accusing Mitt Romney of lying:
But as we already know, Obama did say it, and during that same speech! In their response ad the Obama campaign actually included the quoted portion, which can be seen and heard at 38 seconds into their own ad.
Let me see if I can sum up the position of the Obama team: "That's not what he said; and here's the proof that he said it!"
So, the first line of defense from Obama was a childish out-and-out denial, which we know was not true based on the proof that they themselves supplied!
Wow! What on earth might their second line of defense be?
"It only sounds like that's what he said?" Or, "He didn't mean what you think he meant when he said what he said?" Some are actually trying that one out for size! In fact, one week later, Fox News is reporting that Obama himself is now calling the criticism "bogus" and claiming he was just talking about "roads and bridges."
Well, President Obama DID say it and Romney correctly quoted him. The Obama campaign created their ad as a diversion, and lied about it when Romney poked fun at the President for his stupid statement.
Thus, the fact remains that Obama indeed said, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
William Bigelow at Breitbart compares the Obama team effort to the hilarious antics of Chico Marx in the famous movie, "Duck Soup."
And as John Hinderaker at Powerline wryly noted here, linking to a devastatingly funny Jon Lovitz tweet, the President is not always wrong on this score. Oh, ouch! That had to leave a mark.
So maybe, just maybe President Obama was thinking about his Nobel Peace Prize when he made that dumb statement. After all, he certainly didn't earn that! Somebody else made that happen.