• RNC's "We Built This!" Night to Include Appropriate Level of Irony

    When Barack Obama uttered the "You didn't build that!" heard 'round the world last month, he probably thought that he was making a really good point about the interconnectedness of private business and public works, when what he really was doing was helping the Republican National Convention name its events

    The GOP is turning what some see as a presidential slight aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs into a theme for a night of the Republican National Convention next week, titling Tuesday night’s session "We Built This!"

    The theme and list of speakers are meant to directly contrast comments President Obama made in Roanoke, Virginia last month. Describing what he noted as the federal government’s role in helping the private sector, the president pointed to infrastructure and education.

    Do I even need to tell you this next part?

    [T]he stadium where the GOP will be announcing "We Built This!" was financed primarily by the government. The Tampa Bay Times Forum arena, which houses the Tampa Bay Lightning, was built in 1996 as the "Ice Palace" with 62% government funds. The total budget for the project was $139 million, of which public money accounted for $86 million and team money accounted for $53 million.

    They probably should have stuck with "Lorem ipsum dolor sit."


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