Originally Posted by kentatm
never mind that what Obama said is pretty much what Romney said to Olympic athletes at the Salt Lake City games.
Right. I'm not even focusing on the statement itself by Obama. If there are people out there that don't see the benefits of taxation and how we all do band together to help make this country what it is, and they prefer to see the U.S. as a complete free-for-all where you win or lose by yourself and thus should never contemplate how our society is actually structured... As misguided as it is, if people want to believe that, go right ahead.
My issue is with cutting up a speech and completely changing the entire point of a statement with editing tricks. Our political dialogue is all ready woefully inadequate and generally based on the most superficial bullsh!t that isn't really likely to impact any of our lives.
If this is where things are headed, we may be longing for the days of Rev. Wright or Bill Ayers a decade from now. As infantile as that discussion was, at least it was based on an actual narrative that some (stupid) people find important.
If we are just going to copy and paste together makeshift speeches and ideas that absolutely DO NOT represent a candidate in any way, shape or form? It doesn't get much more pathetic than that.