Getting back to the Obama ad:
OBAMA: Of course Americans built their own businesses. Every day hard working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs and make our economy run.
Stop the tape: In the Roanoke speech, Obama explicitly said that despite business leaders believing that they work hard, “There are a whole bunch of hard working people out there.” In the “Every day hard working people…” line in the ad, Obama has thrown himself and Elizabeth Warren, whose original remarks he ripped off without attribution, under the bus.
He then rewrites the Roanoke speech:
OBAMA: What I said was, we need to stand behind them, as America always has, by investing in education and training, roads and bridges.
Stop the tape. That’s not what he said in Roanoke. Here is what he said in Roanoke:
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.
His Roanoke speech wasn’t a call to stand behind businesses, it was a call to guilt successful people so they will “give something back.” It was a call for higher taxes on successful people. Context, the original speech, proves that the president is trying to lie his way out of a hole now.