'You didn't build that:' A theme out of context
August 31st, 2012
08:28 AM ET
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'You didn't build that:' A theme out of context

(CNN) – "You didn't build that."

That July comment by President Barack Obama was the cornerstone of this year's Republican National Convention. Republicans have seized on the phrase - a seemingly stray clause in a line Obama delivered at a campaign stop in Virginia - as a kind of Freudian slip that reveals the president's hostility to free enterprise.

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  1. Matt

    Link to read "full story" takes me to a post about Americans' darkening view of kids' economic prospects, not the full article about how Obama has been quoted out of context.

    August 31, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. g

    look at iraq -we built that

    August 31, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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