The gaffe heard ’round the political world has now become the central theme of the presidential campaign, much to the delight of Mitt Romney and working Americans, while Democrats flail wildly now trying to explain it away.
Mitt Romney made an impromptu swing by a Massachusetts body shop Thursday afternoon to again hammer President Obama over the president’s suggestion last week that the success of private enterprises in the United States were dependent on public infrastructure and programs.
Republicans have seized on a moment during a town hall speech last week where the president, discussing infrastructure like roads and highways, argued that “if you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
On Thursday, his Republican opponent blasted the president, arguing the pair had a fundamentally different idea of how the economy worked.
“It wasn’t a gaffe. It was instead his ideology,” Romney said.
The hapless Democrats, stunned into silence the past few days have now decided to come up with the predictably lame “out of context” nonsense. So what you’ve now seen and heard hundreds of times the past week never happened. Sure, that’s going to work.
The Obama campaign has accused the Romney team of ripping the president’s remark out of context. In a web video released Thursday, the campaign accuses the Republican challenger of “launching a false attack” and argued he would “say anything” to get elected.
This from the same people who smear Romney over anything related to Bain. They’ve spent their lives taking conservatives out of context, but now want us to cut them some slack?
Ha ha ha.