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Obama campaign pulls attack ads after Colorado shooting
Yahoo! News ^ | July 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 07/20/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is pulling down its attacks ads against Mitt Romney in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a spokeswoman says.

"We have asked affiliates to pull down our contrast advertising for the time being," Jen Psaki told reporters, according to a pool report from the Washington Post's David Nakamura, traveling with Obama on a campaign swing through Florida. "It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aurorashooting; darkknightviolence; demsdarkknight; jamesholmes; obamacampaign; obamapullsad

1 posted on 07/20/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What? No ‘shout out’?


2 posted on 07/20/2012 9:31:01 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"contrast advertising"

One of the best euphemisms yet!

3 posted on 07/20/2012 9:31:24 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“contrast advertising”
Why, those aren’t attack ads! Its just contrast advertising!/sarc


4 posted on 07/20/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Contrast advertising??


5 posted on 07/20/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Attack ads were having no effect on Romney's numbers so now they're going to try an all-out anti-gun approach.

This would be a good time for the right to gang up and remind them of how they shipped guns across the border for Fast & Furious and killed 100's of Mexicans.

6 posted on 07/20/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is pulling the attack ads because he like the shooter is Muslim and likely not white and wants to dodge the blame for the Colorado mass shooting.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 9:34:01 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Baynative

Leftists are always manipulating the language to suit their agenda. When the light of truth and hard definitions are used, their ideology falls apart.

They’ve been doing it ever since “Did God really say...”


8 posted on 07/20/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm.

Not sure what to make of this.

I know if Romney did it, he would be accused here of being weak, reactionary, and waving the white flag over something that does not involve him.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:30 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is going to try to pull the same thing he did after the Tucson shooting. We’ll see if it works.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 9:36:27 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: what's up

“This would be a good time for the right to gang up and remind them of how they shipped guns across the border for Fast & Furious and killed 100’s of Mexicans.”

Would be even better if Romney ran an ad saying it was a fast and furious gun that the kid had.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: MrB
"You won't surely die..........................today.................
12 posted on 07/20/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: VanDeKoik
"Not sure what to make of this."

Maybe Zero is trying to appear "Presidential" for once, and not look like a Chicago punk gangster.

I doubt it will work. He'll revert to his natural state within 72 hours. Also, his negative ads clearly are not working, this gives his campaign an excuse to stop the cash hemorrhage.

13 posted on 07/20/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Headline:

“Obama attack ads responsible for Colorado shootings”

(sarc)

Must be, otherwise why pull the ads?

14 posted on 07/20/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A.k.a., we are changing our tactics and going to politicize this shooting for all it’s worth.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rommey better NOT even think of pulling a McCain on us!! Charles K said it best CONTINUE to run the ads till election!! The American folk will support it! PLUS, we are also fighting for our lives!! The evil liberal left-wing persona Holmes demons continue to Kill Americans daily with their socialist driven agenda on this country...this is war! My prayers to the families.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 9:44:33 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s just trying to save money.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is AMAZINGLY quick on-your-feet change based on this shooting. I’d surmise there might be a-priori knowledge of this OWS-demo’rat shooter...


18 posted on 07/20/2012 10:00:06 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: RoseofTexas
Rommey better NOT even think of pulling a McCain on us!!

I haven't seen much in the way of Romney ads, other than on YouTube. In fact, I haven't seen any on cable here. I thought that Romney and the Republican Super Pacs were (correctly) keeping their powder dry. It's July, people are more interested in vacations and the beach.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 10:13:07 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The police were of NO HELP in this situation, and the gunman surrendered after he did what he wanted.

The ONLY thing that could have stopped this would have been armed citizens.

Put that in your pipe, Herr Bloomberg.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: ilgipper

bingo.
IMHO obama pulled the ads because he wants the media to talk about bad bad guns and guncontrol 24/7


21 posted on 07/20/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: ilgipper
also

5 hours after the shooting The FBI said approximately 100 of its agents are on the scene assisting with the ongoing investigation.

I guess it's possible to get 100 agents there that fast but
hmmmm...

and the moms reaction

A California woman who identified herself as the mother of James Holmes, the 24-year-old man federal authorities said is the suspect in a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, told ABC News her son was likely the culprit, saying, “You have the right person.”

The woman, contacted at her home in San Diego, spoke briefly with ABC News and immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight.

“You have the right person,” she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. “I need to call the police... I need to fly out to Colorado.”

22 posted on 07/20/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: noexcuses

Doublespeak.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Sooth2222

>>”I haven’t seen much in the way of Romney ads..”

Ads for both campaigns are in selected states, may be that you’re not in one these. Here’s a page that is quite complete on the ads:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/track-presidential-campaign-ads-2012/

Also on ‘keeping their powder dry’ here’s an interesting article: “July Panic for Obama”:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/july-panic-for-obama—for-good-reason/2012/07/15/gJQARQFXmW_blog.html


24 posted on 07/20/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: faucetman

Good post, obviously the attack ads - and Obama is running a ton of them in Colorado - inspired the shooter.

Or...

“There is plenty of evidence that Obama’s negative onslaught has not damaged Romney and instead may have backfired. In the CBS/NYT poll Obama’s (36/48) favorable/unfavorable split is worse than Romney’s (32/36). In Fox’s poll, Obama’s unfavorables (46 percent) are also higher than Romney’s (40 percent).”

from:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/polling-insight-ignore-pundits-follow-the-economy/2012/07/18/gJQAHa2duW_blog.html


25 posted on 07/20/2012 12:57:10 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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