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The Campaign Ads That Will Defeat Obama
American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | Edward Olshaker

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Despite the life-and-death issues at stake, the Obama campaign has begun a re-election effort based largely on Rule 5 of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule..."

The reason is simple: personal attacks and mockery worked so well in reducing Sarah Palin to a negative caricature that any formidable opponent now automatically receives the Palin treatment from the Obama camp and its obedient media.

Ideally the two campaigns would agree to avoid such attacks, yet it's already too late. The Obama team is eagerly collecting Romney's alleged gaffes, and has begun running a "greatest hits" video that includes Romney's out-of-context half-sentence, "I'm not concerned about the very poor..." They also plan to highlight the most damaging moments of the GOP debates.

The ridicule began before Romney clinched the nomination, and included derision of Romney's narrow Michigan victory (even though, 4 years ago this week, Obama was not mocked for losing the Pennsylvania primary by 10 points), and taunting him with a juvenile stunt. The president even made fun of Romney using the word "marvelous."

Romney faces the added challenge of a media whose devotion to Obama cannot be overstated. As we learned from the 2010 revelation of the JournoList email forum, members of the activist left media (Media Matters, Mother Jones,, the UK's Guardian, Alternet, Salon, Center for American Progress, and others) colluded with journalists from media outlets trusted by many as mainstream (Washington Post, Politico, Chicago Tribune, Slate, Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Boston Globe, etc.) on ways to cover up unwanted news such as the Reverend Wright story. Obama's election was celebrated by the New York Times and by NBC, which sold "Yes We Did" t-shirts....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; palin; romney

1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s an idea.
Obama with dreadlocks and a great big spliff singing, between puffs:

I shot Bin Lade-n-n-n-n
But I did not shoot Zah-wah-hi-ri

no-no ooh-

Ah seh

I killed bin Laden-n-n
But I did not kill Zah wah hi ri
Ohoh no no-oo


2 posted on 05/02/2012 12:06:35 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I keep wondering when the Republicans will get around to running their own ads. I've seen Obama”s, but none for Romney. What are they waiting for?

If the Repubs figure on playing nice, they will lose for sure. Obama has plenty of his own weaknesses. Why aren't they being exploited?

Seems like the Republicans want to lose. First, they annoint a used car salesman as their candidate; now they won't promote him. Why won't the Republicans fight? What are they afraid of?

3 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Campaign Ads That Will Defeat Obama....”

... will not be run.

Just like last time.

4 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by Road Glide
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