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Co-Sponsoring Your Success

*Incognito* Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:21 PM
@Hard Thought- I would not disagree with your first statement, but would suggest that even "defense, diplomacy, and infrastructure" are, as with everything, open to interpretation. The acknowledgement of these things which government provides as an aid to individual business efforts is not a denigration. It is merely rhetoric, couched in familiar platitudes, aimed more at shoring up the base than winning over independents. The other team is just as guilty, if not more so.

"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. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

-- Barack Obama

The president's defenders have claimed he either misspoke last week at a Roanoke, Va., campaign event or that what he said is true. Both defenses have merit....