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Seeking to Muddy Waters on Layoffs, Conservative Group Unleashing $6 Million Ad Campaign
ABC News ^ | 1/14/12 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 01/14/2012 10:25:02 PM PST by Nachum

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group that promotes lower taxes and fewer regulations for businesses, is unleashing a $6 million ad campaign against President Obama leading up to the State of the Union on January 24, ABC News has learned. The ad contains claims that are not tethered to facts. It seeks to capitalize on one of the more uncomfortable spectacles of the Obama administration – a major loan that went through, to a company tied to financial supporters of the president, despite repeated warnings that it was not a good use of taxpayer dollars.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: solyndra
Full title: Seeking to Muddy Waters on Layoffs, Conservative Group Unleashing $6 Million Ad Campaign Against President Obama* and Solyndra
1 posted on 01/14/2012 10:25:09 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Jake sounds all wee-weed up.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 10:34:03 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Nachum
Muddying Tapper's piece is his addition of that email that undermines his position and shows AFP was right. Jake, do your Emily Latella imitation.
3 posted on 01/14/2012 10:34:20 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: Nachum

Nice try, Jake. The only thing muddy is your brain.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 10:34:51 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Nachum

This was one of the comments at the link. It is stomach churning in its cupidity.

“I would trust our intellectual President with my tax money any day of the week. Just because the Republicans wanted to sabotage Solyndra doesn’t mean that it was a bad investment for America. The President was a straight A student who took enough science courses to understand the physics behind the perils of Global Warming-perils that can’t be obscured by right wing slander against Drs. Mann and Hansen, nor phony so-called e-mails. While we finally have an intellectual in the White House who writes his own books, who writes all of his own speeches, who by sheer academic excellence became President of the Harvard Law Revue - the Republicans run lightweghts like Santorun, Perry, Romney and Gingrich who have never seen the inside of an Ivy League college and have never taught at the college level like President Obama.”

Is this meant to be irony, or what!?


5 posted on 01/14/2012 10:35:16 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Nachum

(After this blog was posted on Friday afternoon, another email indicating White House knowledge of pending layoffs was reported, by Bloomberg News. On October 27, 2010, White House adviser Heather Zichal wrote to other White House advisers: “Here’s the deal — Solyndra is going to announce they are laying off 200 of their 1200 workers. No es bueno.”)

I guess I’m missing something here—doesn’t this addition make most of what’s in the article, uh, ‘inoperative’?


6 posted on 01/14/2012 10:36:39 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: NonValueAdded

Emily Latella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3FnpaWQJO0


7 posted on 01/14/2012 10:37:32 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

excellent


8 posted on 01/14/2012 10:46:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: SatinDoll
Re: 5

Sounds like something from John Semmens. It has you scratching your head... Is this satire or a real story?

9 posted on 01/14/2012 11:38:09 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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10 posted on 01/15/2012 12:03:32 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: SatinDoll
Was the "Harvard Law Revue" more of a singing or a dancing show?
11 posted on 01/15/2012 12:15:39 AM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: UncleHambone

I saw that, too! Made me suspect the commenter’s intentions, whether just honest and a poor speller, or maybe all tongue-in-cheek.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 12:53:18 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Nachum

I’m glad to see AFP taking the fight to Obama right now. I wish more of the Super-PACs would do the same.


13 posted on 01/15/2012 4:09:30 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: SatinDoll
Is this meant to be irony, or what!?

If it is, it's pretty good. Its meaning will be lost on ABC's readers.

14 posted on 01/15/2012 4:29:52 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Nachum

Glad to see ABC is coming to the defense of the Marxist right out of the Gate


15 posted on 01/15/2012 5:20:53 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Nachum
The problem for 90% of these politcal ad buys and ad messages is that they are full of broad genralizations and stop short of a ggod fact that includes a single "compared to what." For example they are running Solyndra story - but the nuber 500 million does not show up on the screen more than once - but worse is does not mention that 5 other companies also got this type of money and they went bankrupt, so the poor voter thinks these are one each not a pattern.

Go to the cost of gasoline - candidate Obama talked often about 4 gas, but all the advertising by industry or politicans say is "drill baby drill" or give a chance to drill is creates jobs. But there is not one specific job that they point out like steel workers or druck drivers and say this is how many, 120 drivers, truck builders are needed for a typical oil field and we have 100 hundreds of fields or thousands - so the poor viewer who is not a reader of FreeRepublic, but get their news from MSM goes same old same old!! The price of gas is $1.00 higher and not a good message out there that democart policies are helping to drive it up!!

We need new messages...that is why Sarah has been so effective she gets how to tell a story.

16 posted on 01/15/2012 5:23:30 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Nachum

This must be coming directly from our whiner in chief who must be thinking it might have an impact on his class warfare attack.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 5:28:33 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum

Jake Tapper is “not tethered to facts”!


18 posted on 01/15/2012 5:30:57 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Nachum
IMHO I think Muddy Waters would take exception to Jake Tapper using his name.

'Muddy Waters', born 'McKinley Morganfield', April 4, 1913.
Prolly the 'Father' of Chicago Blues Hoochie Coochie Man (1970)

19 posted on 01/15/2012 5:50:19 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Ya beat me to it :-)


20 posted on 01/15/2012 5:51:29 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Nachum
The ad contains claims that are not tethered to facts.

Come on, Jake, tell everyone just what those lies are.
I'm still looking...
I'm still looking...

(After this blog was posted on Friday afternoon, another email indicating White House knowledge of pending layoffs was reported, by Bloomberg News.

So the ad doesn't contain any lies after all? And this article is still up at ABC for...?...what...and why?

Poor Jake. Take heart, old chap. You aren't the only one throwing up air balls these days.

21 posted on 01/15/2012 6:06:03 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Nachum
Ooops...I found my own answer....Americans for Prosperity is partially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers...
This article (spit) is simply a ploy to discredit.
I won't be asking for my other reply to be pulled, just like Jake hasn't asked for his article to be pulled.
22 posted on 01/15/2012 6:10:31 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SatinDoll
That has got to be satire; accidental or not.

The President was a straight A student who took enough science courses to understand the physics behind the perils of Global Warming-perils ...

Straight-A student?! I must have missed seeing the transcript.

23 posted on 01/15/2012 6:28:23 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: SatinDoll
The President was a straight A student who took enough science courses to understand the physics...

There is absolutely no proof that he ever took physics and that he ever had straight 'A's."

24 posted on 01/15/2012 7:10:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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