We know how Mitt has been running around taking President Obama out of context, so that the President’s remarks that you didn’t build the infrastructure that supports your business in Mittspeak became you didn’t build your business.
Well, the L. A. Times points out* that in his remarks at the opening of the 2002 Olympics, Mitt emphasized that the athletes didn’t get there on their own:
“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers encouraged your hopes. Coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them.”
This is the same point the President was making in Roanoke on July 13: “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.”
When Mitt says it, it’s the simple truth. When Obama says it, it’s straight out of Das Kapital.
* “Romney in 2002: Olympians ‘didn’t get here solely on your own power,'” Morgan Little