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John Stewart RIPS Romney on the "You didn't build that" bullshit

LOVED his first segment... can't wait until that's on-line so I can send it to every idiot republican I know who keeps parroting that idiotic lie that Obama disrespected small businesses.

Anyone else catch it?

by Anonymousreply 5401/26/2013

It was funny. But I'm sick of the story.

by Anonymousreply 107/25/2012

But R1... the GOP is hammering it. Constantly. There are millions of Americans that believe the lie.

We need to expose the lie, and the pattern of lies (this is no different than the Swiftboating, or the Al Gore "invented the internet" bullshit)

by Anonymousreply 207/25/2012

I'm glad Stewart is going after this.

by Anonymousreply 407/25/2012

This really is brilliant.

What's sad is how so many Republican Voters are falling for this bullshit, rather than being insulted that their nominee thinks they're so damn stupid.

by Anonymousreply 507/28/2012

Have we ever had a candidate base so much of his campaign on such an obvious lie before?

by Anonymousreply 607/28/2012

Sorry, forgot about the Swiftboating crap Bush pushed on Kerry (not sure how I'd forget something like that). So I guess it's pretty normal for Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 707/28/2012

[quote]the GOP is hammering it. Constantly.

They've actually made campaign materials about it: signs, t-shirts, bumper stickers. And their supporters won't shut about it. At the same time, they whine like babies if we make fun of Mitt's missteps in England. Humorless, hypocritical liars one and all

by Anonymousreply 807/28/2012

Just proves that Republicans are stupid, have no ability to comprehend what they read or hear in context, and are completely without any principles.

by Anonymousreply 907/28/2012

Sunday morning bump

by Anonymousreply 1007/29/2012


by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2012

What link are you asking for, R11?

by Anonymousreply 1207/29/2012

Jon Stewart is a national treasure—and a very funny man to boot. Same goes for his friend, Stephen Colbert. If either of these guys ran for public office I would definitely vote for them!

by Anonymousreply 1307/29/2012

Just a reminder of the LIE that the GOP is building their entire convention around.

by Anonymousreply 1408/22/2012

This must be seen by everyone, and remembered by all.

Too many people are falling for the bullshit lies of the right-wingers...

by Anonymousreply 1508/23/2012

R8 is correct.

I've seen commercials of the sort several times in Maryland.

I can only imagine the rotation in the swing states.

by Anonymousreply 1608/23/2012

When it becomes a link, link it to your Facebook and "share" it.

by Anonymousreply 1708/23/2012

Fox News says that "You didn't build that" will be a BIG part of the GOP convention.

by Anonymousreply 1808/23/2012

link yet?

by Anonymousreply 1908/23/2012

The best part R18 is they are doing this at a convention center built with public dollars.

by Anonymousreply 2008/23/2012

The irony of R21 's post is that it appears on a computer network created by bureaucrats.

by Anonymousreply 2208/23/2012

R21, I don't have the whole quote handy but I'm pretty sure that's only part of it.

by Anonymousreply 2308/23/2012

Spoken like a true fraud. And where are the majority of those bureaucrats whom you find so insulting? Government? Hell, no. They are clerks where you shop, they are accountants at the companies that make your products, they are tax lawyers at the banks where you keep your money, they are loan officers and stock brokers and investment bankers and Wall Street traders and hedge fund operaters and used car salesmen and insurance adjusters and real estate hustlers, none of whom have ever produced anything of value in their lives. They are the security guards hired by the rich and corporate. That is where most bureaucracy exists in the world today. It isn't your TOWN which is telling you you can't keep your rv in the driveway, it is the homeowner's association. The town at least lets you drive around on roads they maintain for free, and when you need police and fire, they respond and they don't charge you for it! It is the government which says you must pay 35 cents more for gas today than yesterday. The government taxes oil, and to some extent regulates it, but the price is being manipulated by speculators who have nothing whatever to do with government: and even though the price of oil is now high enough to make shail oil profitable, which essentially expands the world's oil reserves exponentially. So the price should be dropping, not rising. R21 is just a bald-faced liar and idiot and has been nothing else his entire life.

by Anonymousreply 2508/23/2012

What a surprise! R24 is nothing more than a cut and paste from some batshit crazy libertarian blog.

by Anonymousreply 2608/23/2012

IBM and ATT's labs were government funded, moron. There would be no internet without government because there was no internet without government. There weren't computers either. Who funded all the early computer research? The government, that's who.

Who created the airline industry? the US Postal Service. For the first thirty years of their existence no airline made money unless it carried mail.

by Anonymousreply 2708/23/2012

Who built their airports? The government.

What kept Boeing and McDonnell Douglas and Pratt & Whitney and all the other manufacturers in business? Government contracts.

by Anonymousreply 2808/23/2012

R27 To this day, the government is still subsidies the airlines.

by Anonymousreply 2908/23/2012

r24 is pathetic. And is there a link to the stewart piece yet???

by Anonymousreply 3008/23/2012

R31 by posting something and presenting it as your own writing when it clearly wasn't, that makes you a liar. You can't offer anything original, you just parrot back what some one else says. And when you're called out on it, you resort to name calling. So why should we care what you have to say at this point?

by Anonymousreply 3208/23/2012

R31, you accuse others of what is clearly true of yourself. You're projecting again.

The government created the internet. Period. Fact. Get over it.

by Anonymousreply 3308/23/2012

Just bumping a previous Stewart rant that is amazingly good, to go with today's fresh rant on the RNC and Romney's speech.

by Anonymousreply 3409/01/2012

"What kept Boeing and McDonnell Douglas and Pratt & Whitney and all the other manufacturers in business? Government"

Making bombs kept them in business.

by Anonymousreply 3509/02/2012


The Internet would be like the post office- inefficient, incompetent, and incapable of competition- if the private sector had not taken over.

by Anonymousreply 3609/02/2012

(rolling eyes at R36)

You're an idiot. You really are.

by Anonymousreply 3709/02/2012



Name one thing the government has created.

Just as the post at R24 clearly shows, the government may have "created" the Internet but the private sector made it productive.

Government is good at killing and stealing and defrauding people. That's it.

by Anonymousreply 3809/02/2012

r36 are you aware of Ryan's wife lobbying on behalf of UPS to *prevent* a bill from passing in 1998 that would have made the USPS profitable?

This is similar to how the insurance companies lobbied against Obama's public option, and managed to keep it 'off the table'. Because they don't want to compete with people voluntarily choosing a single payer system.

You're so blinded by ideology and ignorance. It's not good for the country. Get informed.

by Anonymousreply 3909/02/2012

God damn, you're a fucking brainwashed ignorant idiot, R38.

If the government hadn't laid the foundations for the internet, it wouldn't exist.

If the government hadn't built the interstate highway system, it wouldn't exist.

The government cured and vanquished polio, developed nuclear power, and put a man on the moon.

You libertarians/conservatives are so fucking clueless.

by Anonymousreply 4209/02/2012

No, R43, you're the black and white thinker here. Because I acknowledge that government has a purpose and does do some things really well, does not mean I 'worship at the alter of government'.

Your categorical rejection of government is the problem here. YOUR ignorance, YOUR brain-washed idiocy.

And yes, every thing I cited is true. The fact that you think any of them are not proves your own ignorance...blinded by ideology, rejecting any fact that doesn't fit your precious (and idiotic) ideology.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's you.

In the absence of government, you'd have... Somalia, fucktard.

by Anonymousreply 4409/02/2012

When all you've got for an argument is bitching about a typo, you know you've lost.

Learn some history yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4609/02/2012

[quote] The government cured and vanquished polio, developed nuclear power, and put a man on the moon.

Not only that. They fund most vaccine research. They have also funded almost all cancer research (up until the 1990's) and most medical research in some way or the other through grants.

All medical research goes through the National Institutes of Health (a govt agency). That's why we have the MOST ADVANCED medical system in the world (of course repugs are happy 48 million people who helped fund this can't afford insurance or medical care). The drug companies and other medical companies ALL get grants from the govt. These companies act like they finance all of it. They'll go on and on about how much it costs to bring a drug/device to the market, but they don't mention that the govt (the taxpayers) funded probably half of it. And these companies don't share any of their TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS of dollars of profits with the govt and they don't repay these grants. They take all the profit

The same goes with any research (oil, automobiles, food, electric). It all has to go through some type of govt agency like the EPA, FDA, etc. The govt also provides/offers insurance (Federal Deposit Insurance) to the banks to protect against failure. They do the same with Flood Insurance. All gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, nursing homes, hospitals (almost all medical companies), food companies and insurance companies are inspected by state and/or federal govt for fairness and safety.

There is a govt agency to complain to (and seek some type of remedy) for almost any type of problem you have with a private business.

All medical companies only exist because of the government. That's because the government is the LARGEST provider/ payer of medical care in the country by. They cover more people than almost all the private insurance companies combined. They cover Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Health Care system, Tricare (retired military), Indian Health Service. And of course don't forget Federal, State and local govt employees that receive health care coverage. Medicare funds keep almost every type of hospital in this country open and accounts for half or more than half of their business

by Anonymousreply 4709/02/2012

Make sure to spread this clip from earlier in the campaign where Romney gets blasted by gay veteran in NH. Clip at link is longer than the one that aired, and the guy says how he's independent, but won't vote for Romney.

People need to be reminded that Romney wants to deny benefits to veterans simply because they're gay.

by Anonymousreply 4809/02/2012

[quote]So, [R39], you admit that these powerful people use the power of government to inhibit other people and companies from competing?

No, casuist r40, I am saying that corporations pay lobbyists to pressure/cajole/bribe elected officials to serve the interests of corporations instead of the interests of the citizens and the nation as a whole. Corporations have an interest in eliminating competition, which is why UPS made sure to kill postal reform. Jenna Ryan was one of the lobbyists hired to prevent competition. They don't use the power of government, they seek to eliminate it.

This is also the reason why health insurance (which should be called 'sickness gambling') is exempt from anti-monopoly laws, which is NEVER brought up in the corporate media.

Stop being such an ideological tool.

by Anonymousreply 4909/02/2012

Wow, R48. Love that clip.

There is no way in hell that Romney thought that guy was gay when he sat down to talk with him.

by Anonymousreply 5009/02/2012

of course not.

by Anonymousreply 5109/02/2012

Get a life.

Without strong government programs there wouldn't be a USA. Period.

by Anonymousreply 5312/13/2012

Really can't get enough of this, and still annoyed with how many people I know fell for this "you didn't build that" bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 5401/26/2013
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