Yes, there is dirt being thrown by the Obama campaign. But one of the biggest chunks of mud is proudly splattered all around the Republican National Convention site. I refer specifically to signs that read: “We Built It!”
For weeks, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have hammered President Obama for saying, “You didn’t build that.” Obama said those words during a speech arguing that people earning more than $250,000 should pay more taxes.
The rich should be willing to pay more, the president said, because of the public school teachers and taxpayers, as well as the nation’s roads and bridges, that contribute daily to America’s incredible record of business innovation and profits.
This “real reporter” is still trying to defend Obama’s absurd comments from six weeks ago.
Now, this is intentional distortion — dirty politics by any name. It suggests business has suffered under President Obama and that is why unemployment remains high.
Um, Juan, make sure you check the unemployment numbers. There’s nothing to defend there. Amazingly, for a guy actually at the the convention, he’s incredibly tone-deaf.
But the Romney campaign continues to attack Obama’s healthcare plan as the enemy of business. And it continues to twist the Virginia speech into an attack on small-business owners. This is politics so dirty it covers over the truth. How can any Republican complain about dirty politics when smears aimed at the president are so visible at this convention?
Amazing. Mitt Romney is accused of murder, called a felon and attacked viciously on a daily basis. Republicans goof on Obama for really stupid comments and it’s smear and dirty politics. The man lives in an alternate reality.