Skip to comments.FLASHBACK: Obama Decries Negative Ads as ‘Disservice’ on ’08 Cedar Rapids Visit
Posted on 07/10/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa When candidate Barack Obama hosted a town hall meeting here four years ago, he decried the predictable political attacks and demonstrably false statements of his rival, Sen. John McCain.
All of those negative ads that hes running wont do a thing to lower your gas prices or to lift up the debate in this country, Obama said at the time. The fact is, these Washington tactics do the American people a disservice by trying to distract us from the very real challenges that we face.
Now, in the throes of a sluggish economic recovery and tight general election race, Obama appears to have resorted to some of the same tactics he once opposed.
Independent fact-checkers have scrutinized several claims in the ads as false and misleading.
Over the past month, 76 percent of Obama ads broadcast on local and national stations had an anti-Romney message, according to media monitor Kantar Media CMAG data obtained by Bloomberg News.
Of the more than 68,000 Obama ads that aired between June 2 and July 2, roughly 52,000 were negative, the group found.
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The great fear about Romney is that he has the mindset that he is competing in a country club tennis tournament with people like him. Wrong! He is in a street fight with thugs. The Democrats in conjunction with the MSM will do virtually anything to hold power. Either he realizes this and acts accordingly or he will lose and be a footnote to history even less significant than Bob Dole. Romney has a huge responsibility. A second Obama term will gravely harm America.
This guy is the biggest lying hack I’ve ever seen. He makes Baghdad Bob look like Mr. Rogers.
And the 40% or so that still support him should be denied the right to reproduce due to stupidity.
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