I reiterate: Romney's attacks on President Obama's "You didn't build that speech" are all constructed on a falsehood. Go watch Jon Stewart prove that Romney is being disingenuous about this.
But the funny thing is, even though the most successful attack that Romney has levied against Obama in months is based on an outright and purposeful misreading of something that President Obama said, Romney's attacks are all proving President Obama's original point.
“We’ve got a group of business people here – including myself – who really take offense to the idea that government builds businesses,” said Dave Leinweber, the owner of Angler’s Covey, at Monday morning’s [Romney] press event. “We create the jobs. We’ve doubled our work force here because of our hard work, not because of some program or anything like that. We’ve just worked hard.”
But, in an interview with FOX31 Denver, Leinweber also acknowledged that, as much as he was frustrated by government regulation, he was only able to finance his business’s expansion to a new, larger location with a loan backed by a government program that enabled him to get a small business loan.
This is not the first time that this has happened. You'd think the Romney people would start vetting the businesspeople they choose to represent hard-working American individualism. And even if they did find an American small business owner who never took a penny of government loans, they'd never be able to find a small business owner who didn't profit from government-owned-and-maintained roads, or workers who were educated in public schools, which was President Obama's real point.