RNC Picks Theme; Irony Abounds
Posted at 4:14 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2012
As Tampa, Fla., gears up for the hurricane that is Mitt Romney’s Republican Party, the Republican National Committee announced the theme of their politi-prom: “We Built This!”
The theme is an obvious dig at President Barack Obama’s recent remarks in Virginia, which PolitiFact said were taken out of context.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” Obama said. “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. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
The line “You didn’t build that” has since become fodder for Republicans everywhere. Interestingly, according to the Daily Dolt and other publications, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, which is housing the convention, was built primarily with public funds.
Card-carrying members of the Irony Party are tickled pink over this outcome.