Romney Doubles Down On “You Didn’t Build That” With New Website

Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign is continuing to play up President Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark with a new website that gives small business owners the opportunity to share how they formed their companies.

The comment, made by the President during a campaign stop in Roanoke, Virginia, has provided ample cannon fodder for Republicans, who have attempted to cast it as a slap in the face to small business owners.

Democrats have charged that the remark was taken out of context and that the President was simply trying to emphasize that private enterprise benefits from an active government.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” the President said on the July 13thcampaign appearance. “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.”

The new site, builtbyus.mittromney.com, currently features nine videos of small business owners.

The Romney campaign launched a series of events promoting a similar theme in approximately a dozen swing states earlier this week. Under the name “We Did Build This,” the events feature business owners and Republican lawmakers.

ThinkProgress has reported that a number of business owners who attended the events were the recipients of government loans and contracts.

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

Click here for: Wednesday, July 23

● Appeals courts split on Obamacare

● JFK’s nuclear war briefing is declassified

● Educational benefits for young aliens

● Judge boots scientists from FDA advisory panel

● Racism thrives on Indian-styled mascots and teams

● Homocide data is double-counted

US: No Evidence Of Direct Russian Involvement In Downed Plane

The U.S. officials however do claim that the Russian governments involvement in the Ukraine crisis had “created the conditions” of the tragedy.

McDonald Pledges To Reform VA, Wins Praise From Senate

“Today, the Department operates as loosely-connected individual administrations,” McDonald said. “Tomorrow, I hope the Department can be ‘one team one dream.’”

Pro-Israel Artists Install Makeshift Bomb Shelter On Capitol Hill

Artists 4 Israel wants you to know how it feels inside an Israeli bomb shelter.

Israel To UN: ‘No Nation Is Immune To The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism’

Deputy Israeli Ambassador David Roet at the U.N. Security Council. July 22, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Deputy Ambassador warns Security Council that not supporting Israel’s fight against terrorism will ‘invite tyranny and terror into your own backyards.’

Senate Dems Attack Overseas Business Tax Codes

The Bring Jobs Home Act, which aims to close tax loopholes that favor companies that choose to move overseas, was blocked in the Senate last Saturday by a Republican filibuster.