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RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott

Posted on 01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST by Olog-hai

The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate.

The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention.

“Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters, signaling the central committee’s main message heading into this election year. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I hope they didn’t get any contribution money, and I also hope that what they have, they have to spend in states where the Democrat incumbent is weak, and not protecting RINOS in other states.

I’d like to see us conservatives pick these other RINOs off in their primaries.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 7:22:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

Half of ‘em will likely be aimed at TEA candidates, either backhanded or overtly.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 7:22:23 AM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: Olog-hai
RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

Only problem is that the ads are all against the Tea Party.

Or might as well be.

4 posted on 01/08/2014 7:22:23 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai

They’ll hose themselves yet. I can smell it already.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 7:23:06 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Olog-hai

Obamacare on one side and “income inequality” on the other. I like that fight. BTW, another person I know had their small group plan dropped (no longer offered by the insurance company, so the “mandates” don’t apply) and they were tossed to the ACA. As usual, more limited coverage at more than twice the price.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 7:24:13 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why doesn’t Bloomberg just become a Democrat and finish with this dishonest charade? I am glad that Blasio disrespected him. Blasio represents where the Democrat party is today, and Bloomberg is still supporting them. They deserve each other.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 7:25:33 AM PST by winner3000
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To: Olog-hai
mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program

If justice prevailed this would include those RINOs like Cornyn who undercut Cruz' attempt to block ObamaCare by filibuster.

8 posted on 01/08/2014 7:28:55 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Olog-hai
Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate.

This assmonkey had the brazen clackers to run as a Republican for NYC.

He then lied even more, calling himself an Independent.

No, it is obvious, from his actions, he is a typical liberal Democrat. Overreaching government, gun control, globull warming, banning everything in sight... this guy is a Poster Child for liberal Democrat behavior.

Now he even gives them money.

9 posted on 01/08/2014 7:29:14 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: winner3000
You mean become a Democrat again? He switched parties back in 2001 in order to ride Giuliani’s coattails into the NYC mayoral office, after all. Since 2007, he has been “independent”, too.
10 posted on 01/08/2014 7:29:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: winner3000
Why doesn’t Bloomberg just become a Democrat

He did. He is.

I don't care what lies he tells.

"By their fruits shall you know them."

11 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Olog-hai

When Democrats run ads against the GOP it’s called hard-hitting, and of course when the opposite occurs the media calls it negative advertising. The media is sneaky with their bias. Just one word can change the context of an argument.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:43 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai

RNC? Really Not Conservative?


13 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:56 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Lazamataz

The GOP certainly had the brazen clackers to accept him as one of their own, knowing what he was. But then again, that was the GOP-e shedding their mask too.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 7:31:37 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Gaffer

I love the way these are dubbed “negative” ads. Never saw that word in press when Dems trashed Republicans.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 7:32:12 AM PST by Kenny
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To: FReepers
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16 posted on 01/08/2014 7:33:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Olog-hai

How about getting a court order against texting out threats about telling your friends whether or not you have voted, or telling you which of your friends have voted. Even though it is public information, I think this use of it for political purposes is probably unlawful. I would love to see the RNC challenge it.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 7:34:35 AM PST by Marylander
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To: tomkat
Half of ‘em will likely be aimed at TEA candidates, either backhanded or overtly.

That's Karl Rove's job...with several of his *conservative* groups.

18 posted on 01/08/2014 7:36:48 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: winner3000

Agreed, stop the charade ex Mayor Bloomin Idiot

I’d like to make him live like the rest of us so he can see how effed it Demonrats have made the country.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 7:37:11 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Merry Christmas Everyone . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

RNC has decided that Obamacare is their one trick to beat Dems, but they will take a position against abortion too just to keep so-cons on board.

Talk of marriage or illegals is off limits.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 7:39:29 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai
will those ads also target the RINO’s who just voted to fund Obamacare?

How many of these adds target the Tea Party conservatives?

The war against the Tea Party is in full swing with the chamber of Communist leading the charge!

Amnesty for 40 million illegal Mexican Nationals is next on the plate of the RINO’s and the Chamber of Communist!

21 posted on 01/08/2014 7:41:48 AM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: sickoflibs

Polling must be hideous for the RATS, haven’t seem much of it lately.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 7:47:37 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Olog-hai

Here in Michigan PurePac has been running ads against democrat Gary Peters for months. They’re a little soft but but they’re a satire of our Pure Michigan campaign which has a sift tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6pwGVex0fI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3bkjJF5xo


23 posted on 01/08/2014 7:51:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: txhurl
RE :”Polling must be hideous for the RATS, haven’t seem much of it lately.”

Don't get over-confident.
Minimum wage and unemployment comp poll quite high which is why Dems are doing this, however they are unlikely to motivate Dem leaning voters to vote in the midterms unlike Obamacare and right leaning voters.

Obama dropped in polls with Democrats and independents so this income stuff is just to get them out to vote again this year.

24 posted on 01/08/2014 7:52:03 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai
“Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters

There's one more big issue: What does the GOP/RNC stand for other than attacking the Tea Party and preserving the status quo? The GOP has become a party without a soul.

25 posted on 01/08/2014 7:59:50 AM PST by Starboard
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To: sickoflibs

Not over-confident at all!

Waiting for Cornyn’s primarying to begin so we can get a feel for the ground.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 8:00:46 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Lazamataz

He is scum. He uses whatever title will get him power, and will say anything to get what he wants. He is a prototype commie - they ends justify the means- type of guy.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 8:02:24 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: txhurl

I expect Dems to take a beating

but I still remember the euphoria by many here in 2011 and 2012 so sure that Obama would lose 2012 (Rush hinted to them he would many times over two years) .

I expected the opposite then.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 8:08:29 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

The fact that Obama is trying to grab a republican idea and and rebrand it into a primarily taxpayer funded idea like promise zones, tells me that the democrats are running short on ideas.

Just a couple of weeks ago Rand Paul was in Detroit to roll out his free market plan for Detroit and other economically depressed areas to bail themselves out. He called it the Jack Kemp plan on Steroids. His plan calls for cutting business and personal taxes to 5%, cutting payroll and income tax to 2.5%, tax free repatriation and some other things.

Now Obama is out there talking about “Promise zones”. (which I think was a term first used by Herman Cain) The democrats are even calling it a plan like Jack Kemp’s plan but theirs is better because it calls for massive taxpayer funding of schools, infrastructure, and police combined with small tax breaks for businesses that hire people. (Basically give blank checks to cities in trouble)


29 posted on 01/08/2014 8:12:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Are they all against Mike Lee and Ted Cruz?


30 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cripplecreek
RE :”The fact that Obama is trying to grab a republican idea and and rebrand it into a primarily taxpayer funded idea like promise zones, tells me that the democrats are running short on ideas”

Not sure what you mean by ‘ideas’

Every word and action Obama takes this year is motivated by the coming midterms, he is looking for ways to get his voters out again in 2014 by demanding stuff that polls well and doesnt turn off independents that conservatives will oppose.

Example:
Last night the Dems were characterizing GOPs opposition to Senate unemployment comp bill as :
The GOP killed the unemployment compensation benefits because they believe that the unemployed are too lazy to work, when they (unemployed) are victims of the GREAT RECESSION of 2008’

31 posted on 01/08/2014 8:27:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai

Telling the truth is a negative ad?


32 posted on 01/08/2014 9:35:19 AM PST by pfflier
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To: sickoflibs

We’ve got plenty of problems on our own side of the aisle.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3109264/posts?page=84#84

LOL


33 posted on 01/08/2014 10:07:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
RE :”We’ve got plenty of problems on our own side of the aisle.”

That guy definitely got the RNC memo.

I think that the Republicans could win those two fights if they could argue effectively and stay on point like Dems do.

Rather than just repeat the same GOP economic arguments endlessly, arguments that were the basis for the Romney/Ryan run and didn't convince anyone new, they should take every Obama proposal and use it to indict Obama’s ‘failed economic policies’.

Keep repeating ‘We tried that and even Dems NOW admit their policies failed. We have to change course dramatically right NOW because these destructive policies will hurt Americans badly long term’

34 posted on 01/08/2014 10:19:51 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Olog-hai

They have to drum this in now and keep on the topic. When the libs claim ObamaCare’s massive failure is “old news”, we need to point out that their refusal to repeal the failure is current and is the reason they all have to be replaced.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 3:17:15 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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