Skip to comments.Democrats Say U.S. Is Better Off Than Now Four Years Ago
Posted on 09/03/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
CHARLOTTE, N.C. A day after fumbling a predictable and straightforward question posed by Mitt Romney last week are Americans better off than they were four years ago the Obama campaign provided a response on Monday that it said would be hammered home during the Democratic convention here this week: Absolutely.
The focus on the campaigns handling of the question, after halting and contradictory responses from Democrats on Sunday, complicated the White Houses effort to begin striking a set of themes the president intends to highlight here and carry through the general election.
That effort starts with an argument that Mr. Romney, the Republican nominee, would raise taxes on the middle class while cutting them for the wealthy. It seeks to pitch forward to the next four years the case that Mr. Obama and his allies have made over the spring and summer that Mr. Romneys business career showed him intent on profit even at the expense of workers and that his wealth has given him tax advantages not enjoyed by regular people.
The problem is everybodys already seen his economic playbook, Mr. Obama said at a campaign stop in Ohio before a Labor Day audience largely consisting of United Auto Workers union members. On first down he hikes taxes by nearly $2,000 on the average family with kids in order to pay for a massive tax cut for multimillionaires.
The Obama campaign began running a new commercial making the same point, and asserting, The middle class is carrying a heavy load in America, but Romney doesnt see it.
As delegates streamed in for the opening of the convention on Tuesday, Mr. Obama and his team were putting the finishing touches on a program that requires a different kind of political daring from the one they showed
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What lying sacks these people are!!
If the democrat party keeps saying that then they won’t have a chance. Only the hardcore useful idiots will still vote for them.
Zer0 has given us more of lots of things.
I hope they pick this as the theme for their little get-together. Try to sell that to the college graduates of the last four years, or all the former mid-level managers and middle class people now working the night shift at the Stop-N-Go.
This isn’t going to fool anyone. And R2 should have plenty of personal stories they can put on TV ads of people who will say otherwise.
Some people are happy just receiving food stamps or a disability check.
Not all Democrats are thrilled with Barry the Marxist. Check out this website and watch the trailer. Hannity spent an hour on this last week and talked with some of the people in the documentary. Ive sent it to my email list.
Simply replace democrat in the article with idiot, and it all makes sense.
Just proves that idiocy knows no bounds.
Ummm, better off?? Romney will inherit higher national debt, sustained economic uncertainty, higher unemployment, higher gas prices, an unresolved war in Afghanistan and time bombs in Iran and Syria (among many others), a health care bill that needs to be repealed, and many other issues Obama failed to address. How the hell is anyone better off??
Wow, soooo original.
Seriously -- do even union members buy this garbage any more?
The RATs just alerted the MSM that Operation Big Lie is in effect, and that they will need their full cooperation.
It must warm their hearts to see the NY Times rushing out to be among the first to run the necessary interference for them.
Economically we have lower housing values and higher unemployment but we have higher equities. I vote that the USA is worse off economically.
Exactly when did Romney say he was going to increase taxes on the middle class?
Wow. What a truly hideously ugly woman. It does indeed go to the bone.
Sadly, yes. An awful lot of brain dead Americans absolutely buy it. This isn't your Grandfather's or even your Father's country any more. America is becoming more and more of a leftist nation with every passing year.
I always lie to pollsters, always. It messes things up and makes us more free.
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