When Barack Obama told hard-working Americans back in July “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that- somebody else made that happen,” it was arguably the greatest gift the president ever gave the Republican Party. And apparently the gaffe still has legs - the GOP capitalized on it last week during their RNC Convention in Tampa, FL as it was mentioned in some way or another in almost every major prime time speech given during the convention.
But the misstep is still plaguing the Obama campaign, and his supporters are still reeling from the president’s accidental, but truthful slip. Disgraced Former White House Green Jobs Czar and progressive leader Van Jones was the latest to work himself into a tizzy trying to spin the president’s remarks.
“The whole thing with Obama ‘you didn’t build that’ – saying small businesses don’t build roads and bridges – that’s true!” he told Cliff Schecter during a Netroots Nation livestream at the 2012 DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC this afternoon.
Let’s hope he doesn’t vomit from all that spin.
In case you don’t quite buy what this Obama apologist is selling, here’s the video, with full context, of Obama’s remarks in Roanoke, VA on July 13, 2012.