One problem with speaking your mind — at least when your mind is cluttered with socialist blather — is that your comments will come back to haunt you.
In Barack Obama’s case, this is a two-fer. When he originally made his offensive “you didn’t build that” comment while running for reelection in 2012, he was the recipient of much well-deserved ridicule that failed to dissipate even after his defenders in the mainstream media attempted to “explain what he really meant.” (So much for the “silver-tongued orator” myth that accompanied him through his first campaign for the White House.)
The “you didn’t build that” meme experienced a second life yesterday after the White House tweeted a boast about how many jobs it has created in the years since Obama first took office.
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) April 1, 2016
The numbers are debatable, but at least the administration has gotten over another meaningless metric: number of jobs saved.
Nevertheless, the wording of the tweet — and especially the phrase “our businesses” — lit up Twitter with reactions including:
— Deplorable Veteran (@Redgtosamurai) April 1, 2016
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 1, 2016
@WhiteHouse You SO didn't build that.
— BWSmith (@JagGator1) April 1, 2016
Some tweeters picked up on the claim in the original White House tweet:
— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) April 1, 2016
— I Took The Red Pill (@ITTRP) April 1, 2016
— Labor Conservative (@Ggoblue) April 1, 2016