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#ObamaHasBeenSwiftquoted puts president’s words in context


Nearly a full week after telling supporters at a campaign rally, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t built that,” President Obama is claiming in ads that the line was taken out of context. The backlash continues, and now unrelenting conservatives on Twitter are descending on the president’s words in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan. Yes, #ObamaHasBeenSwiftquoted.

#ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted "…I'm pledging to cut the deficit…by half by the end of my first term in office."

— SharpestJim™ (@SharpestJim) July 26, 2012

"I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts but the Cambridge police acted stupidly." #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted

— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) July 26, 2012

"I will go line by line to make sure we're not spending money unwisely." #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted

— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) July 26, 2012

"At some point you've made enough money." #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted

— نWENDYن (@TXCupCake) July 26, 2012

#ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."

— Chuck Long (@trueholygoat) July 26, 2012

"It isn't a tax, George." #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted

— Stuart (@Ringo6) July 26, 2012

#ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted "… the private sector is doing fine."

— Alo Konsen (@OhioCoastie) July 26, 2012

#ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted The doctor may say to himself, 'You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out.'"

— Chuck Long (@trueholygoat) July 26, 2012

This is the day the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal. #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted

— Lee Ritz, M.D. (@lee_ritz) July 26, 2012

“Shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected.” #ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted #tcot

— Velvet Hammer (@velvethammer) July 26, 2012

We know he didn’t actually say this.

Are we certain we heard all of these correctly? Could some objective professionals please place these in context for us?

#ObamaHasBeenSwiftQuoted It's not what he said people, it's what he meant and only MSNBC can translate for us peasants!

— Behind Enemy Lines (@BushwackCA) July 26, 2012

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