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Krauthammer: Obama To Run Campaign On Race, Ethnicity, Class And Gender (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:09:00 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer advises presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to counter Obama's negative campaign with a negative campaign of his own.

"Negative campaigns can work, and we're getting a taste of it right now. I think Romney's strategy should be to embrace that negativity. Just go for it and point out -- go back to it and point out how it's a sign of scurrilousness and hypocrisy," Krauthammer said on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor."

"Look at the mean that Democrats have put out from top to bottom. Republicans, Romney, the war on women, a concocted idea. War on immigrants, we hear from that one. War on blacks. And It's also class warfare, the war on the middle class. You know, comforting the rich and making sure they don't pay their fair share," Charles Krauthammer said tonight.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; charleskrauthammer; negativecampaign

1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Wow. Einstein.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Uhhh... They pay Krauthammer to come up with this stuff?


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT by ngat
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To: combat_boots

Wow. Einstein.


Yeah, no $—t, Sherlock.

The evil bastard has absolutely nothing possitive to run on.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:16:22 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: i88schwartz

Identity politcs R uS.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:18:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: i88schwartz

Romney will go negative on his conservative opposition all day long. Anybody here think he will go negative on Obama? or is it more likely Romney tacks left and goes after the Obama voters for himself, if he is nominated?


6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:19:19 PM PDT by ngat
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks i88schwartz.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:19:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: i88schwartz

Stock up on Gravol


8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:20:10 PM PDT by molson209
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To: i88schwartz

and Romney will go with him halfway on most of those issues


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ngat

Yep, Romney is already talking (behind closed doors) about ending mortgage deductions on second homes and other class warfare stuff, according to Rush.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: i88schwartz

The Leftist playbook never changes. It’s always the three D’s: Deception, Diversion, and Division.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:27:24 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: i88schwartz

well he certainly can’t run on his record


12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:40:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: GeronL; Marguerite; caww; RitaOK
AND Romney is playing the race card (hispanics) the gender card and the class envy card! check out Rush on Romney's "behind closed doors" fundraiser in Palm Beach.

Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too. He was saying we're gonna have to do some special outreach for Hispanics, special outreach for women. No, we don't. Not as conservatives. We don't have to have special policies for this group and that group or special whatever. One of the tax ideas was to eliminate... Now, get this: Eliminate the mortgage deductibility on second homes. Now, that's populism. We're talking an amount of money that's no different than the Buffett Rule. It's a shame. His capital gains idea is also a little curious, because it, too, is targeting "the rich," anybody making over $200,000 jointly and introduces progressivity into the tax which seems fair or what have you. These are not the things that a Republican, much less a conservative nominee, needs to be talking about or saying. This is Rockefeller Republicanism. This is identity politics. It's the kind of stuff that the left talks about." rest @link (Excerpt) Read more at rushlimbaugh.com ...

13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: i88schwartz

Captain Obvious strikes again....

No sh@t Sherlock


14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:52:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GeronL

Ending deductions while lowering the marginal rates is actually good policy. But you do have to lower the marginal rate or else it is a no no


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ngat

Romney will go negative on his conservative opposition all day long. Anybody here think he will go negative on Obama? or is it more likely Romney tacks left and goes after the Obama voters for himself?

No.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 7:56:45 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: ngat
or is it more likely Romney tacks left and goes after the Obama voters for himself, if he is nominated?

A perfect reason to support Newt! And if Mitt gets the nomination, it is why we CONSERVATIVES MUST hold his feet to the fire when he starts to slide! The GOP-e made this mistake a short four-years ago and it cost them, and worse - AMERICA - we need to keep him honest or we will find ourselves in another perfect storm like 2008!
17 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: katiedidit1

“Romney is playing the race card (hispanics) the gender card and the class envy card”

Rep. Louie Gohmert, from Texas, joked:
“If you’re not sure about whether to support Mitt Romney, whether you’re liberal, or whether you’re very conservative, he’s been on your side at one time or another.”
Flip-flop-flip-flop Mitt.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 7:59:07 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: i88schwartz

Oh, I wouldn’t expect anything less of the Divider in Chief, Mr. Smarthammer.

In fact, I expect much, much more.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:05:18 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Marguerite

Absolutely shocking that the republican establishment rallied with mega bucks, organization and free media coverage behind him.
I am losing all hope.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:09:00 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: GeronL

Mortgage deductions on 2nd homes is small taters with the interest rates so low. It’s fine by me if people want second homes, but I don’t see how denying them a deduction is warfare. Sounds more like tax simplification. If someone needs that deduction, maybe he ought to rethink borrowing to buy a second home...


21 posted on 04/17/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mountain Mary

I assume that means no to the first question and you did not see the second question.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 8:20:16 PM PDT by ngat
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To: GeronL
about ending mortgage deductions on second homes

And the problem with that is what exactly ?

Considering a second home can be anything from a house to a mansion to a boat or an RV, why should the taxpayer subsidize anyone buying something like that ?

23 posted on 04/17/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: i88schwartz

Big deal - ‘rats have been running on these lies for fifty years - Republicans stand for the rich and don’t care about the poor, the old, and children - they hate Jews, blacks and homosexuals - they’re stupid, prejudiced, and anti-science - and on and on -the only real news is that after fifty years of this stuff Republicans haven’t gotten together for a couple of days in a retreat somewhere and come up with a bunch of effective and immediate replies to put the lefties in their place as soon as the BS starts to fly.....


24 posted on 04/17/2012 9:11:41 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: i88schwartz
Obama has operated this way for THREE YEARS and now Krauthammer tells us he's going to run his campaign similarly?

Charles is just another pundit that's a day late and a dollar short.

25 posted on 04/17/2012 9:41:23 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: i88schwartz

The inventor of Romney-care is the republican candidate!!!?...
Somebody laughing their asses off..

AND he’s running AGAINST the inventor of Obama-care..
You can’t make this ——— UP...


26 posted on 04/17/2012 10:51:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: ngat

Yes to the first question.
No to the second question.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:24 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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