How they try! The “media mafia” is struggling to mitigate the words that’ll be “Obama’s political epitaph”: “You didn’t do that.”
No sooner is someone found to have alluded to the obvious facts of society—that with exceptions, individuals achieve with the support and mentoring of those who care about their endeavor—than he is said to be like Obama.
Thus PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is up the creak without a paddle, conflating Romeny’s words at “the 2002 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City,” with Obama’s “You didn’t do that” comments.
“You Olympians, however, know that you didn’t get here solely on your own power,” he said. “For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers encouraged your hopes. Coaches guided, communities built venues and organized competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them.”
Sound familiar? It’s a bit like the “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” line by President Obama in Roanoke, Va., earlier this month.
OBAMA in “context” and unplugged:
“…you didn’t get there on your own.
You didn’t get there on your own.
If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.
Somebody else made that happen.”