Cumberland Times-News

October 11, 2012

Is this the real Barack Obama or just a creation of the media?

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— “You didn’t build that” is a meme. A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads within a particular culture.” It is a unit of information that takes on a life of its own. It is similar to a gene.

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” President Barack Obama said that in a speech delivered on July 13 in Roanoke, Va. This guy and his defenders are amazing. Everyone lives near a road, but not everyone is Bill Gates.

His latest is “When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney.” Obama said that in beginning his speech at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. “That wasn’t the real Romney last night.”

How delusional is this man? My question is: Was that the real Obama? I am afraid it was and the other guy we’ve been seeing is a media creation.

Harry Swain