Skip to comments.Refusing to Apologize, Obama Renews Attacks on Romney’s Business Record (Mitt advisors = Amateurs)
Posted on 07/14/2012 11:54:57 AM PDT by jimbo123
President Obama refused to apologize to Mitt Romney on Saturday, barnstorming through this swing state as his aides continued their attacks by releasing a new television ad that mockingly shows Mr. Romney singing America the Beautiful.
Mr. Obama, speaking to a drenched crowd during a downpour in this Richmond suburb, accused Mr. Romney of investing in companies that have been called pioneers in outsourcing. He ignored the demands for an apology about the campaigns tone that Mr. Romney had called for in interviews on Friday.
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Sing it brother!
Very different election...we have Obama’s economic record. Just keep on about the economy and allow Obama’s desperation to get the best of him. The current attacks on Romney aren’t working. Obama is desperate 4 months out. Never good for an incumbent.
FDR’s economic record of 17% unemployment? FRD’s funneling New Deal “stimulus” dollars to his corrupt cronies and campaign supporters? What’s so different this time?
1980 electionAtwater's aggressive tactics were first demonstrated during the 1980 congressional campaigns. He was a campaign consultant to Republican incumbent Floyd Spence in his campaign for Congress against Democratic nominee Tom Turnipseed. Atwater’s tactics in that campaign included push polling in the form of fake surveys by “independent pollsters” to inform white suburbanites that Turnipseed was a member of the NAACP. He also sent out last-minute letters from Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) telling voters that Turnipseed would disarm America and turn it over to liberals and communists. At a press briefing, Atwater planted a “reporter” who rose and said, “We understand Turnipseed has had psychotic treatment.” Atwater later told the reporters off the record that Turnipseed “got hooked up to jumper cables” a reference to electroconvulsive therapy that Turnipseed underwent as a teenager.
“Lee seemed to delight in making fun of a suicidal 16-year-old who was treated for depression with electroshock treatments”, Turnipseed recalled. “In fact, my struggle with depression as a student was no secret. I had talked about it in a widely covered news conference as early as 1977, when I was in the South Carolina State Senate. Since then I have often shared with appropriate groups the full story of my recovery to responsible adulthood as a professional, political and civic leader, husband and father. Teenage depression and suicide are major problems in America, and I believe my life offers hope to young people who are suffering with a constant fear of the future.”
After the 1980 election, Atwater went to Washington and became an aide in the Ronald Reagan administration, working under political director Ed Rollins. In 1984, Rollins managed Reagan's re-election campaign, and Atwater became the campaign's deputy director and political director. Rollins tells several Atwater stories in his 1996 book Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms. He states that Atwater ran a dirty tricks operation against vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro including publicizing the fact that Ferraro's parents had been indicted of numbers running in the 1940s. Rollins also described Atwater as “ruthless”, “Ollie North in civilian clothes”, and someone who “just had to drive in one more stake”.
During his years in Washington, Atwater became aligned with Vice President George H.W. Bush, who chose Atwater to run his 1988 presidential campaign.
‘Romney’s people are running the same campaign that Alf Landon ran back then.’
Save a sunflower for the gas jets.
Mr. Obama accused Mr. Romney of investing in companies that have been called pioneers in outsourcing.
Isn’t Obummer just quoting himself or his advisors here?
I remember this tactic from my college newspaper, someone would write down a few “quotes”, have some others in the newsroom read them aloud, then attribute in his/her story that “some have said...”
Journalism has become so much a total sham!!! “Journalists” are dirtballs, too.
Just yesterday, I saw a headline of Biden telling NAACP that Romney would disenfranchise blacks’ votes if elected. the reporter reiterated it in the lead paragraph, but said nothing about it again for the remainder of the 15 paragraph story. HE DID NOT write how Biden explained to them how this would occur. HE DID NOT cite any experts detailing how this would come about. HE DID NOT... HE DID NOT...
He wrote all about something else just so the headline could wave out there.
A year ago, a local propagandist trucked down to Iowa to cover a Michelle Bachman speech. He quoted her three best sound bite lines in the first two paragraphs and spent the rest of his 26 paragraphs quoting others as to the possibilities of Bachman getting into the presidential race.
No wonder the voting public doesn’t know anything about what’s going on in this nation.
P.S. In 1976, I learned more about our presidential candidates’ stances from weekly articles (Jan to June)in the International Herald Tribune in Europe than I could get from American papers in daily articles from June to Nov. This is a big part of why I didn’t go into journalism.
Oh gosh now that is a nighmare. Obama gives me the heebie jeebies!!
Dude! What’s to lose? Rip him a new @sshole!
Your tinfoil hat is too tight.
Yeah, early polls are nothing but Democrat propaganda intended to discourage Republican voters and pump up Democrat voters. The polls don’t get “real” until October when the polling outfits start worrying about their reputations more than their Democrat propaganda.
RE: Evil Dirtball and I am serious.
Obama is the personification of pure evil.
Obama may be “evil” as you suggest, but the facts are Romney is getting outflanked, out campaigned, and generally trounced. The narrative is set. Romney is a rich out of touch money grubbing outsourcer who is hiding things in his tax returns.
Of course it is probably all BS but the fact remains that is what the news and blogs are talking about. The new ad today even I had to appreciate it for its devestating effects. Some have mentioned Atwater. I think he would appreciate it. At this point he can deny, attack, or scream from the mountains and all anyone will say what about Bain, your taxes, and your offshore accounts. I do not know how he changes the narrative. I can tell you one thing though getting your picture taken on a boat when Obama is campaigning in the rain is probably not the way. I am afraid the die is cast.
Romney goes on the networks and all he said was Obama is mean please apologize. Yeah Obama put the ad out this morning do how did that work?
Wait until Obama runs an ad on Stericycle in the bible belt to depress turnout of evangelicals.
As you can tell I do not see much hope. The electoral math for Romney is tough as it is. He is making it so much easier.