Mitt Flip Romney… I don’t know what else to say about this man.
After agreeing with the President that successful businesses owe their success to many factors, including Teachers, Firefighters, roads etc., Romney then criticized the President for saying that successful businesses owe their success to many factors, including Teachers, Firefighters, roads etc.
At a campaign rally in Virginia, the President was heard saying, “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get their on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, ‘well it must be because I’m so smart.’ There are a lot of smart people out there.
The President continued.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you have a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Anyone listening to those words would agree. Even Mitt Romney, and he was heard echoing President Obama’s words at one of his campaign events, saying “we value school teachers, firefighters, people who build roads… You really couldn’t have a business if you didn’t have those things.”
But because Romney would say anything to get elected, he nitpick the President’s speech and focused on one part – “…if you have a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” And off he went, criticizing the president for something he agrees with the president on.
Now, even more evidence that Mitt Romney believes President Obama was correct.
Back when he headed the 2002 Olympics in Utah, Romney spoke to some of the competitors, telling them that they did not get to where they are on their own.
“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power,” said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year’s Summer Olympics. “For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right! [pumps fist].”