‘You didn’t build that’: How Democrats are responding

September 3, 2012

How does President Obama's team intend to respond to the GOP's "you didn't build that" attacks? The Post's Amy Gardner spots some hints that Democrats will try to turn the tables on Republicans:

After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners “didn’t build that,” President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise.

On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in an interview Sunday on ABC News that Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign is engaged in a broader pattern of dishonesty and is “built on a tripod of lies.”

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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