Skip to comments.Romney victory would vindicate right wing smears of Obama
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT by Zakeet
It is impossible to know if Mitt Romney would turn out to be a good, bad or a mediocre president, but one certain downside of a Romney victory is that it would reward the most venal forces in American politics.
It only starts with the kind of campaign Romney has run. He and his "super PAC" allies used a mountain of dollars to produce unending waves of attack ads that swamped the messages of his Republican primary rivals, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. In the general election, Romney cranked it up a notch. President Obamas own money machine paid for a slew of hard-hitting attacks against Romney that employed exaggeration and selective facts, but none of the Obama ads reached the same low level of deception as those put up by Romney as he zeroed in on the president.
Of course, disgustingly misleading attack ads have become ubiquitous at all levels of politics this year. Whether Romney wins or loses, that is unlikely to change. Still, seeing a campaign for president propelled to victory on so many outright falsehoods cannot be good for the republic.
That would be the lesser of the ill effects of a Romney win, though. Much worse is that the right wings broader onslaught of derision and lies against the president that began even before he took office would have achieved its goal. Barack Obama may, or may not, deserve re-election. But no man with as much decency as Obama exhibits in both his private and public life deserves the contempt that has been dumped on him by arch-conservative ideologues, talk show ranters and Internet goons.
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No man with as much decency as the Royal Idiot exhibits in both his private and public life deserves the contempt that has been dumped on him by you evil arch-conservative ideologues, talk show ranters and Internet goons!
The LAT needs to release the video before they are due an airing of any other issue.
Horsey Hockey !!
Tell me, David. Which Romney ads claimed that Obama killed his workers?
Liberals have moved to anger.
The second stage of grief.
So, did the LAT actually vet Zer0 on ANY of these issues?
” Still, seeing a campaign for president propelled to victory on so many outright falsehoods cannot be good for the republic.”
If I didn’t know better, I would assume they were talking about Obama.
As a resident of VA who has been subjected to a relentless torrent of thousands upon thousands of hateful and dishonest obama ads attacking the character and honor of Mitt Romney, I am astounded at the sheer chutzpah of this author!
This is just sheer madness. Bath house Barry's private life is overflowing with evil and sin. If the dirt ridden, gross details ever leak out or are exposed, it will make Clinton/Lewinsky look like a romantic comedy movie by comparison.
Moreover, Obama's public behavior has been chock full of treason, irresponsibility, contempt, lies, manipulation, abuse of power, avarice, hubris, malfeasance, and treachery.
Obama will be remember as one of the worst villains in American history.
This would not be written if the writer thought Obama was going to win.
This is a Hail Mary attempt at the race card.
SMEARS?! You mean the TRUTH. Big difference...
I propose that Obama make all his personal records, and all the records of the actions of his administration public before he leaves office, so that everyone will know that all of these accusations were totally unfounded.
Quick, somebody call the wahhhbulance!
>> “Obamas birthplace, his paternity, his religion, his academic attainments, his citizenship and his loyalty to the country have all been called into question by people...”
Yeah probably because he just avoided answering the questions and when he did he just provided a forgery. Yeah we have a lot of reasons to distrust his highness...
I thought this would be about public employee and teacher unions.
He will be remembered as being the only president in history that tried to sell our country to the Muslim Brotherhood. I wonder what his price is. If he moves out of the country after the election that will confirm it.
The left is really worried that their ideology is about the be soundly repudiated by the people.
They are attempting to deflect that repudiation from their ideology to their “first black president” in order to claim that it is a rejection of him instead of their worldview.
ummm... so Romney winning would be a good thing for Obama?
Is it a smear if it is true?
Telling the truth about a leftist or leftist ideology is inherently “hate speech”.
“SMEARS?” No, that’s what we saw on the walls in Benghazi.... American blood smeared and then about the same time O comes out with “his own flag” that resembles the blood smears on the walls .
David sounds like one of those funny boys that likes to play “horsey” with other funny boys.
Obama has run one of the dirtiest campaigns of the past 150 years. It just happens that his opponent is squeeky clean and he's not.
Thanks for reminidng me of these again. . .
>>But no man with as much decency as Obama exhibits in both his private and public life deserves the contempt that has been dumped on him by arch-conservative ideologues, talk show ranters and Internet goons.<<
That sentence would be true if George W. Bush, NOT BHO was inserted.
“It’s impossible to know...”
That won’t stop publication of an absurd newspaper story...
This writer has mastered the "Big Lie" technique well enough, to have earned a job at the old Stalin Pravda, or under Herr Goebbels as an assistant Propaganda Minister. The bold, but completely untrue, assertion replaces any actual background analysis of the Marxist demagogue.
If the man has so much "decency," why won't he simply release evidence--if any exists--to show that the questions raised by many as to his Academic "achievements," travel in his college years, and other unanswered questions, are in fact not valid?
For that matter, has everyone considered the heartbroken testimony of the father of a Navy Seal, who died saving American lives in Bengazi, last month. He describes a very different man than the propagandist in LA.
Consider the Rev. Wright involvement, with Obama ending up, out of his own mouth, to the Left of Rev. Wrigjht: Ethnic Politics--2008. Consider the arrogant idiocy from anything but a Marxist or anti-American standpoint, in Obama as a "Community Organizer".
The man hung out with the most vicious of the Leftwing trash in his youthful development; was at best only an An Accidental American; and has systematically employed Hitler's demagoguish methodology in his campaigns--including the focus on demonizing 1% of the population to rally those, who need to blame someone else for their troubles, to his banner.
"But no man with as much decency as Obama exhibits in both his private and public life deserves the contempt that has been dumped on him by arch-conservative ideologues, talk show ranters and Internet goons."
Yeah, decent and dignified Obama needs to show that "bullsh*tting" lying felon who gave somebody cancer...
Most excellent synopsis, SP. Spot-on! He is an evil, evil man.
Leftists despise fixed rules because such rules disallow the “flexibility” that the “elites” need to transform society through their ad hoc decisions.
That being said, the whole resistance to looking into 0bama’s past is that they viscerally know that he would be disqualified under our “archaic fixed-rule system”, and they’d lose their great champion and advancer of their collectivist agenda.
In the ambulance, when she revived she couldn't remember what year it was.
They her asked who the President was, she stated, ' that wicked, disgusting Obama'.
David Horsey and his type don't care about no damn stinkin facts - they 'feel'.... and they've got superior attitude and they drink the 'in' coffee. They roll their eyes at folks who care about 'facts' and 'proof' and all that flyover crap...
Romney victory would vindicate right wing smears of Obama
1. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like: to vindicate someone's honor.
2. to afford justification for; justify: Subsequent events vindicated his policy.
3. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence: to vindicate a claim.
I see this article as capitulation.
When the campaign’s support mechanism begins to make excuses for what they perceive to be a loss, they think it’s over.
Yes. I tweeted the writer that this column made me sure Mitt was going to win because it is clearly a loser a week out column.
And, what they’re really worried about is THIS word, in relation to their ideology and worldview.
REPU’DIATE, v.t. [L. repudio.]
1. To cast away; to reject; to discard.
Atheists - repudiate all title to the kingdom of heaven.
2. Appropriately, to put away; to divorce; as a wife.
One last propaganda dump by the Loas-Ang-ga-leese Tdimes!
How sweet! Your tears taste like nectar LAT!
Keep enjoying your “biscuits of hate!”
Yes, those who see this as almost a concession, have a definite point. But it is also an effort to create a useful Myth for future agitation; for future mob incitation; for an eventual moment such as Lenin & Trotsky achieved against decency & civilization in 1917, or their soul brother Hitler achieved in 1933.
Successful Leftwing revolutions always depend upon the Blame & Envy Cocktail. Notice how Obama, for instance, uses references to the 1%, as not paying their "Fair Share," and being favored by Romney, etc.. Because of the Leftist media, no one mentions the obvious parallel, Hitler's demonizing focus on the German Jews--who, not really by coincidence, were just under 1% of the German population.
Karl Marx in the 1840s, specifically recommended this tactic as a way to rally the mobs against a single enemy.
Yes, most Leftists are "airheads." None of them are really grounded in reality--that is so far as their social & economic theories. But they have had phenomenal success, since 1789, in playing upon the basest of human emotions. Thus hate becomes altruism & love, when explained by their propagandists.
The discovery of Obama’s official professional biography (”born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia”) already vindicated the “smears.” My guess is that actually a Romney win will be the opportunity the ruling elite desperately needs to sweep the Obama eligibility issue under the rug as a moot point.
“But no man with as much decency as Obama exhibits in both his private and public life deserves the contempt that has been dumped on him”
W had twice as much vile contempt dumped on him
Obama victory could vindicate LEFT Wing smears of Bush
Oh, too late. That already happened.
What short, convenient memories these Liberals have!
He gets a platform because his cartoons are good. Liberals like the cartoons and even conservatives can agree that the art and the satire are effective. But the cartoons deal in stereotypes. Horsey’s cartoon success has gone to his head and he is now qualified to be a political commentator. I have to agree that he is as qualified as Eugene Robinson, Leonard Pitts, E.J. Dionne, Andrew Sullivan, Gene Lyons to name just a few that come to mind.
Let me guess....the LAT endorses Obama.
Which of the “Obama smears” was wrong?