There was plenty of speculation yesterday about what could have made so many people faint during President Obama’s speech in Roanoke, Va. Hot Air has reviewed the official White House transcript of the campaign event and perhaps has uncovered the precise words which rendered so many unconscious — especially those who have built their own businesses.
Echoing Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own,” Obama told those left standing by the end of his speech that “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.” And that wasn’t all.
Obama: "If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." http://t.co/aViP8b8T
— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) July 14, 2012
Wait, Obama really said this?! "If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." http://t.co/OVSiZB7K
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) July 14, 2012
— The 12th Fan (@Josh_Painter) July 14, 2012
Obama says small business owners didn't built them. Spoken like an blowhard politician who never built anything! http://t.co/HokgQ99g
— Marcellus (@Hammer_N_NC) July 14, 2012
Here's Obama giving the finger to every entrepreneur in America. I'm livid. http://t.co/mPBRSmtm
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) July 15, 2012
As a small business owner, these statements from Obama just piss me off.
What an arrogant ass. http://t.co/4KWT1cQT
— Saving CA (@PhilippeHeller) July 14, 2012
Obviously these people don’t appreciate that their ability to tweet their displeasure also came from government. “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own,” Obama continued. “Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
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