Obama’s idiotic ‘you didn’t build that’ comment comes back to bite him a second time

Obama’s idiotic ‘you didn’t build that’ comment comes back to bite him a second time

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 When he originally made his offensive  “you didn’t build that” comment while running for reelection in 2012, he was the recipient of much well-deserved ridicule that failed to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.

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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:

Some tweeters picked up on the claim in the original White House tweet:

(h/t: Twitchy)

 

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.