For The Record (Again)

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We probably can’t do this enough. But, for the sake of posterity, let’s review what Obama actually said when he uttered the now-notorious “you didn’t build it” line and compare it to how the Romney campaign is portraying it.

So once again, here is Obama on Friday, July 13 at Roanoke Fire Station #1 in Virginia:

 
 
 
 
 

And here is what Team Romney presented at tonight’s convention:

 
 
 
 
 

A few days after Obama’s remark, we went back to see how the comment went from a routine, unnoticed stump speech into a full-blown bamboozle. David Taintor reported it out for us.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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