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Obama’s Remorseless Attacks Having Little Effect

by Keith Koffler on July 19, 2012, 9:03 am

Weeks of vicious attacks by the Obama campaign assailing Mitt Romney’s character and making questionable charges about his stewardship of Bain Capital have yielded the following result: the latest national poll, released by the New York Times, shows Romney with a slight edge.

With little record to run on, an economy mired in slow growth, and unemployment stuck above eight percent, the Obama team must face the possibility that it is unloading some of its only rhetorical ammunition without result. And after burning through $100 million of his money on campaign ads, Obama has failed to establish a lead over his rival.

The poll suggests an extraordinarily dangerous possibility for the Obama campaign: that concerns about the dismal economy trump all other issues and provide Romney with a teflon coating with which he can deflect the bullets of the grinding Obama attack machine.

The poll puts Romney slightly ahead, 45 to 43 percent. But perhaps even more serious for Obama is that only 39 percent say they approve of  his handling of the economy – compared to 44 percent in April – while 55 percent say they disapprove, up from 48 percent.

Meanwhile, Obama’s overall approval rating, which had been flirting with a rise above the crucial 50 percent barrier, stands currently at 46 percent, according to the daily Gallup tracking poll. The New York Times puts Obama’s approval at 44 percent.

The barrage against Romney from the Obama campaign has included charges – widely questioned by independent observers – that he presided over the offshoring of jobs as head of Bain Capital, as well as suggestions that he may have cheated on his taxes.

The unrelenting attacks by Obama may also be having a subtler deleterious effect on his campaign.

The president is having trouble meeting his fundraising goals and must log countless miles traversing the country to try to fill his coffers. The financial shortfall is reflective of the depleted enthusiasm for Obama among his supporters, who have watched as he has unintentionally rebranded himself from the 2008 candidate of hope and change into a crude politician willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his political survival.

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65andcounting July 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’m a channel-flipper in the morning and today was particularly amused to watch the anchors of the three major networks TRY and talk about this poll. Oh what fun when they have to say Obama numbers are declining. Made MY day.

Wade July 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

The fact that the DNC and Obama thought the Bain attack ads would be successful shows how out of touch they are with the average voter.

The left lives in a bubble filled with HuffingtonPoo writers and Center for American “Progress” staffers. It’s hilarious to watch them implode.

IN MEMORY OF MARY JO July 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

43 years ago today… Never forget what http://www.fatboy.cc got away with, because of who he was.

Dottie Goodell July 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

What has happened to her ex husband who wanted her put to sleep. Mr not so nice person who won in his eyes, but not in the judgment of decent people. Where is he now?

Annie July 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Speaking of changing channels, we change it whenever one of Dear Leader’s re-election commercials comes on!

JTB July 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

I do the same or at least mute it. Can’t stand to listen to anymore of his lying. 3 1/2 years is more than enough!

Keith Greene July 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

Not only is Barry a man wannabe, he’s an empty suit covering an even emptier soul.

Deadbolt July 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

And, contrary to popular belief, he’s lousy at basketball…

L Gorman July 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

Erkel lousy at basketball? What a shock – the guy is a dork – ever a dork – never fit in anywhere and that is why he is an angry left wing liberal intent on bringing this country down. He’s doing a good job – reelect him and say good bye to your constitution, your property and other rights, and your job.

J man July 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Don’t compare Obama to Urkel. Urkel was actually good at basketball.

Jack July 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I bet Prince would kick Obama’s butt at basketball!!! He’d come out in this frilly silk shirt and hand Obama his lunch.. :)

Brassia July 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

Well said…I can only add to the “empty soul” that his soul is full of hate and it is coming thru his eyes whenever he attacks, attacks , blames everyone for the devastating shape HE put our country in!

OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY July 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Another 6 letter word for Felony… BARACK!
Another 7 letter word for Forgery… HUSSEIN!
Another 5 letter word for Fraud… OBAMA!

Jack Kennedy July 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

five letter word for CROOK …………………OBAMA

M July 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I like this and will use it all over the net…Thanks!

Duende July 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

When is he going to release his Golf Scores?

J Wales July 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

They are fudged, just like the unemployment numbers.

Mark of the Wild West... July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

B.O. is the man all your negative and positive attention is supposed to target, while the Soro’s of the World create hell on earth for us all.

Mr. Brown July 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

Willard must shed the Ward Cleaver facade. When one is in a street fight with a radical Chicago thug organization, one must not offer a batch of freshly baked brownies, hoping to have a “civil” debate with it. The beast has reared its ugly head and must be defeated. If Mr. Willard would take the gloves off and fight with what is called for, i.e., reciprocating their own tactics, there would be a tsunami of support with the enthusiasm of Tiger Stadium on a fall Saturday night. Maybe Mitt can endure more “pokes” than most, however, I can reasonably assume that even HE has a breaking point. Yes, Mr. Romney, we are more than prepared to see it!

Daniel Raidt July 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

I think Willard is getting the message thankfully, this Bain stupidity is only playing to his base anyway who are really not excited because they figure it’s in the bag for the one term Obomination. Some of my libitard friends have no idea of what is coming Nov 6.

PaulInPgh July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

The problem of course is that Romney by his very nature is particularly ill suited for this type of “street fight.” Had the GOP nominated someone like Gingrich, just as an example, this race would already be over and Obama would be packing for his move back to Chicago.

DarrelB July 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

It would already be over alright. Gingrich would be behind by 20 points.

Machtyn July 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Exactly right, DarrelB. While Romney “doesn’t have a skeleton in his closet, he doesn’t even have a closet” (Krauthammer), Gingrich’s Closet takes up most of a middle class sized home.

JCIll July 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

Gingrich in his prime would absolutely bury Obama. His contract with America in the Clinton midterm temporarily saved America from what we are facing now. Clinton and congress went along with the changes, and everything was hunky-dory. There was even a budget surplus. Gingrich was a great speaker and would flatten anyone who dared debate him. Unfortunately, he seem to have gone a little wacko in the past 20 years, and has all kinds of goofy ideas about Mars, etc. I agree that if Newt had been nominated this time around Obama would already have the election in the bag.

andrew musaelian July 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Your story is confusing. You want Newt but then you say Obama would have won already. Obama belongs in jail.

Jazzy July 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I love Gingrich – however, he is unelectable and we can’t risk having someone who would not be elected! This election is too damn important not to lose!

JTB July 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

I used to think that too but from I’ve seen lately Mitt will take care of himself!

krp July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

Have you ever studied marital arts? When one goes on the offense, one is left open and vulnerable. I feel that Romney is just lying in wait until Obama overreaches and then delivers a knockout punch.

L Gorman July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

Hit him with crony capitalism ads – Obama loaning OUR money to companies that contributed to HIS campaign and then gouingbankrupt after paying enormous “salaries” to the Cief Executives who were behind the contributions. Downright larceny.
Soyndra is only the tip of the iceberg.

Ellsworth July 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

Amen and amen. Grand theft.

RealAmerican July 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

Please, email the Romney campaign TODAY right here with your comments and suggestions:
http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions

If you take the time to comment on these posts, you can take 2 minutes and send your comments to the Romney campaign!

I email them daily.

Romney needs to know that we want to him to come out swinging and get on offense! “No more Mister Nice Guy” should be the theme of his campaign. He needs to directly call out the loser’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL government, his trashing of the rule of law and do a clear and complete laundry list of all of his DESTRUCTIVE policies!!!

Anonna July 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

TY, I will take your advice and follow your example.

M July 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Totally agree with you….I recently wrote Mitt and told him to start fighting against this idiot……Not expecting a return e-mail, I told myself I wouldn’t here anything back….low and behold 4 days later I get a e-mail saying not to worry, we have just started. VERY GOOD TO HEAR!

JTB July 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

Awesome news. thank you.

Tom July 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

Mitt Romney is a VERY intelligent, shrewd and well organized man who knows how to organize a business/political machine. He is a MAJOR force to be reckoned with as the illegal Kenyan Muslim Marxist racist Chicago street monkey (aka: Barry Soteoro/Barack Hussein Obama) is just beginning to find out.

The Communists (aka: “democrats”) are now meeting their match with a well organized Romney campaign, the Tea Party, AND Americas’ businesses, which are slamming the economic door in those b’strds’ faces.

America is, first and foremost, a CAPITALIST country in spite of what the CommieCrats and their media propaganda ministry want the citizenry to believe. If the Conservative train keeps rolling into November, led by the Romney organization, it will be another election rout akin to 2010.

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pedro007 July 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

have to agree with you krp. oh, I listen to all these so called pundits on TV urging Romney to step up but I have a feeling he is giving Obama enough rope to hang himself.

jim July 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I have (40 years). Obama is throwing everything wildly. There is no focus. No power. No notice of any particular skill.
I have watched Romney let Obama demand his tax returns and I am impressed that he does not aquiesce to him beacuse a liberal is never satiated.

spaceman July 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I find it amusing that Obama is attacking Romney with things that he has done himself. If the Romney campaign is smart, they will make note of these attacks and turn the tables-at the right time.

Brassia July 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

AMEN!

JohnnyV July 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

Romney has millions and millions in his coffers ready to go on the offensive in his campaign. The thing is, he cannot access that money until he is officially named the GOP candidate at the Convention. Right now he is only the presumptive candidate. I’m betting you will see what you are prepared for after the convention.

The Original July 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

Why should he play the game with Obama? Keep pounding on BO’s lack of experience has not helped one bit . . . only hurt. He has to be hit on the giving of taxpayer funds to failing ventures like these “green” companies. Green companies are fine, but they should not have ever been given taxpayer money to prop them up.

Remember, Gov. Romney took off the gloves when it was necessary to do it during the primaries. Most successful business people know when to do that.

Picman July 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

I think Mitt is actually employing Ali’s “Rope a Dope”. You let the guy throw everything he has at you until he is punched out, then you hammer him. So far everything that Obama has thrown at him has failed to work. He’s spent tons of his money that is short supply now. Mitt will have more money after the conventions when it really counts. Obama will have nothing left to fight with since he has used all his attacks and has nothng else to defend himself with.

Machtyn July 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

Both rope-a-dope and also parry and riposte. How many Obama attacks has Mitt been able to boomerang or riposte back onto Obama? (many)

whodat1 July 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

It does not speak well of Obama’s campaign staff. The attacks keep boomeranging because the Obama campaign keeps accusing Romney of things that the left itself is doing, only on a larger scale. They seem to believe that everyone is just dumber that dirt and has the memory span of a fruit fly. The also think that they can ignore answering anything that is inconvenient or embarrassing to them. The media is what perpetuates this belief. They are believing their own press releases.

spaceman July 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I wish this site had a like button.

J Torode July 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I would normally tend to agree however you are not going to change liberals minds about Obama by hitting at him with his record or reality. They live in a alternate dimension where Obama can do no wrong no matter what he does and George Bush is still responsible for all that ails us. The fight right now is for more human like independents and Romney’s current approach is the better course IMO. Jab the hell out of him while he throws and misses haymakers and then bury him in the last couple months.

M July 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in Congress and who no longer occupies The White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama’s promise to cut the deficit in half in his 1st term.
He broke Obama’s promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama’s promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.
He broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obama’s promise, to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America ‘s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter.
Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault! President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush administration.  If only George Bush weren’t still in charge, all of President Obama’s problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel, North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.
Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn’t have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no earmarks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying ( Nebraska, Louisiana ).
If only George Bush weren’t still in charge, we’d have real change by now.

Feebie July 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I hear you. I also blame Bush for the demise of my second marriage, my empty bank account, and the fact that my face appears to be sliding off my skull as I get older.

My God, I miss that man. November can’t come soon enough!

Frayser Bass July 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

M,
Brilliant!

dookhh July 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

There are a couple of take aways that are very troubling for Obama- one is why push this angle with so much money so hard so early? The scary answer for his supporters is that they feel like this is the best issue they have, and after spending millions and not moving the polls the right way one little bit, and not seeing a sudden “way to go” spike in fund raising, there will have to be a change to something else, but what? The only logical conclusion is that the Obama campaign was badly in need of a McCain type candidate that would make bigger mistakes than Obama and basically forfeit. Because if it comes to a real contest and this was their “best stuff”..it is going to be a long year for Obama campaign….

Just2old July 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

Their strategy was to “kill” Romney early. It didn’t work and their powder is getting wet. I think Mitt will take the high road until after the convention. Then, the gloves will come off. They have a plethora of ammo against obama and it should be fun to watch the carnage.

PaulInPgh July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

There’s plenty of ammo to use Obama but unfortunately I doubt Romney has the stones it takes to use most of it. An example of his willingness to play by rules Obama has no regard for is his response to the issue of the release of his tax records. It should have been a swift and intense hamming of Obama on his failure to release his college records, medical records, tape of his appearance Kalidi’s event, his passport records and all the other records Obama has spent tens of million hiding from the public.

Brassia July 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

AGREE! 110%!!!!!!
Why Romney is so afraid of asking to EXCHAGE info- show me yours I will show you mine..

BillyBob July 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

Romney is afraid to challenge oBozo on these issues because he know the corrupt, dishonest Lamestram media will brand him a racist and beat that racist theme like a cheap drum.

J Torode July 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

If Obama can make an issue over Romney working at a legal U.S. company then I am sure Romney isn’t interested in giving Obama any information that (with the current media and cohort of liars) might easily be taken out of context to beat him over the head with. Romney is currently the big man in the room putting his hand on Obama’s head while Obama flails away and misses with every punch. Romney should continue with the same approach for the next couple months and let Obama spend his coffers and have nothing to show for it which is coincidentally exactly what Obama has done with Trillions of U.S. dollars over the last three years.

The Original July 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

Why do you think that he will be less aggressive with BO than he was during the primaries? I just don’t see that happening.

Machtyn July 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

Really? Did you miss the destruction during the Primary?

M July 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Really? Have you noticed who the person is who WILL be the next president?

MarjoJimbo July 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

I agree: wait and see how the game changes after the convention.

Perspective July 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

We aren’t as stupid as the Democrats believe we are.

We want someone who understands private enterprise, and how to get the boot of the Govt off our necks. We know that Bain saved 78% of the companies that would have gone under without Bain, ..in other words, that would have had to lay off all the employees without Bain. We aren’t stupid, ( most of us), thankfully. The only ones buying the crap Obama is slinging are dyed in the wool ignoramuses or dyed in the wool racists or dyed in the wool anti-capitalists.

The biggest loser of jobs is Obama at the helm of the Democrat Party. Longest recession since the Depression, longest unemployment> 8% since the Depression, longest housing depression since the Depression, most welfare and food stamps ever. Gee, ya think it is time to hope for some change BACK???

Joe M July 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

Well I know one thing, since Obama took over I don’t even have change.

You know, when you hit a certain age it seems like time goes by real fast and for the most part you don’t like to see it, but I hate to say this is one time that Nov 2012 can’t come soon enough.

Daniel Raidt July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

At 67 years old AMEN !!

The Original July 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

Unfortunately, those without much common sense and not much intelligence came out to vote for BO in 2008. He can fool them.

spaceman July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

When liberals think we’re stupid they’re just projecting.

YES WE CON! July 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

I wonder how much of an effect the mountain of fraud evidence from Sheriff Joe’s investigation would have, were the media to report it?
Obama Fraud Exhibit #168: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHAM3hRI8_Y

Anonna July 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Love your screen name. And that is a very interesting video.

Immortal_Rabinowitz July 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

Of curse these attack have little or no effect. People see through it, and they will vote Republican.

Bill July 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

Folks if we are going to WIN this election we need to start working on folks in the battleground states that either voted for BHO or MIGHT do so in 2012. In order to do that we must use videos of DEMOCRATS who realize that BHO is inept and explain WHY. Start this video at the 3 minute mark and SHARE it on your wall. http://www.billspetrino.com/2012/07/19/barry-sternlicht-starwood-capital-ceo-president/

krp July 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

A lot of these battleground states contain a lot of Amish, particularly Ohio and Pennsylvania. If I lived in those states, I would take the next couple of weeks going into the Amish country and speaking one on one to the people there and explain to them what is at stake in this election, while there is still time for them to register.

Dulce July 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

Trp–Amish don’t tend to vote, especially in national elections. Mennonites might, but would they vote for a Mormon? Doubtful.

Moses O'Brien July 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

Real unemployment 15%

$800 billion tax dollars to create non existent shovel ready jobs

Paint rusty bridges, solar panels no one will buy, bullet trains to nowhere no one will ride, put algae in your gas tank the press jobs plan

Gas prices doubled since he took office

Energy costs necessarily skyrocketing as promised coal industry attacked by Barry’s EPA

Keystone pipeline blocked for purely political reasons
ANWR still blocked, illegal executive order blocking gulf, 800 billion barrels shale oil blocked by one man named Barack Hussein Obama

$5 trillion in new debt, trillion plus spending deficits as far as the eye can see

What’s not to like about this guy?

Joe M July 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

And don’t forget…he’s lousy at basketball.

Hope you don’t mind Deadbolt, that made my day.

PaulInPgh July 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

Yes we all hate Barack Obama, that much is clear. What’s not as clear is that enough like Romney to make the effort to get out and vote for him.

If he does something amazingly stupid like picking another left of center RINO like himself, a Pawlenty, Portman or Christie, he could end up convincing the base to sit this one out because he has nothing to offer as an alternative.

L Gorman July 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

Obama’s comment about businesses – ” You didn’t build it. Somebody else did.” Might just have done him in – 25 MILLION small businesses across the country with fewer than 10 employees – you think those business owner like being told that??? What a gift to the Romney campaign – I suspect we’ll see mmore of that video many times over the course of the campaign – if not his campaign managers must be Obama plants

The Original July 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

I just saw the results of a Fox poll that slows that 30% want Condi Rice, 19% want Rubio . . . the rest of the field much, much less.

PaulInPgh July 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

If he pick Rice, or Pawlenty or Christie for that matter then just start getting ready to accept that Obama will be President for the next 4 years. Anyone of those three and several others would be an outright attack on the GOP’s base and ensure they become convinced they have no dog in the fight and stay home in November.

andrew musaelian July 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

what are you some political expert? America will get Condi as she knows how to run things. Obama has his head stuck somewhere the sun does not shine.

Roxanna July 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

The more he criss-crosses the country in support of campaign dollars, the more it costs We the People. After all, the campaign does not reimburse 100% of the actual costs of flying Obama anywhere. That man would happily drain this country dry economically . . . and would still blame Bush.

anneinarkansas July 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

Firehouse #1 in Richmond, VA, was Obama’s tipping point….he exposed his heart.

Susan July 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Agree. Now if we can just get the establishment Republicans (i.e. Rove) to stop making excuses for King Putt (he’s tired) and start relentlessly pounding him with his own words –
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

andrew musaelian July 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

it’s about equal to Piglosi’s “we have to pass it to see what’s in it” These are top award winners for 2012.

Keith Greene July 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

One other thing, call me paranoid or what ever but I think Barry is going to find some “credible” threat that will force him to suspend the elections. I would not put anything past this guy; I just have a funny feeling deep down in my gut on this one. Who’s to stop him??? Boehner? McConnell? SCOTUS? Who?

Charles_Austin_Miller July 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

Armed insurrection. Military coup.

Keith Greene July 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

Yes, I would hope the military would side with the citizenry, although Barrys hand picked leaders could lead us down a slippery slope.

Daniel Raidt July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Have you no idea how the military detests this administration ?

Jersey Joe July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

Keith… I’m worried about the same thing..maybe Iran as the excuse.. Russia, ..terrorism…
Joe

MarjoJimbo July 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

Another executive order perhaps?

The Original July 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

That won’t happen.

Keith Greene July 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I hope not, but I’m not to overly convinced.

Keith Greene July 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My bad…. “too.”

Charles_Austin_Miller July 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

See, what Obama the neophyte doesn’t understand, apparently, is that you don’t spend $100 million on negative campaign ads and THEN turn around and shoot yourself in the ass with stupid, Socialist, anti-business rhetoric. Obama presides over the worst economy and the worst job market in U.S. history, and the best he can do is vilify American business?? This guy may as well flush his negative campaign money down the toilet… everytime he opens his mouth, Obama insults America.

krp July 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

Campaign funding goes into buying things, ads, flyers, etc. That stimulates the economy.

It is ironic to spend $100 million – capitalism, and then go out and bash capitalism.

Nena July 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

I firmly believe in that you reap what you sow.

Jimmy July 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

At this point, with the highly negative feeling I have for Obama, his cabinet, policies, and cronies, I hope Romney becomes the teflon Republican candidate. The only thing that Obama can point to as an achievement is the Affordable Care Act, which is a misnomer as the CBO ups the cost of it almost daily. After almost four years of Obama’s destruction of America, the emperor has no clothes to hide behind anymore, and the people are finally awake. Spend, Obama, spend, and it will do little good.

J Dub July 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable”
or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Frankly, we struggled to
understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten
List to explain this “unlikablility.”
Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura.
Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to
her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law
School and Harvard Business School…and by the way, his academic
records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even
in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for
today’s America?

7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God,
went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a
SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police
records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a
stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America’s scorn.

9. Oh yes…..he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very
strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living,
patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and
honest.

10. And one more point…..pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t
relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that
money HIMSELF…..as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.
Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and
earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.

My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?

Joe M July 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

Good post, good post.

thor July 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

Everytime I hear obama do that phony “preacher man”
from way down south schtick I cringe
and reason # 11 why Mitt Romney is unlikable…
he just isn’t black enough
maybe he could have fifty cents do a commercial for him, or snoopy dawg, you know up his street creds, or maybe even participate in a drive by with maria carey

krp July 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

He worked as an unpaid intern while his father was governor.
He took no salary as Governor.|
He took no salary as CEO of the Olympics.

Mr. T. July 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

Excellent post! This should be plastered everywhere over the next three months.

AFVET July 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

Excellent !!!!

thor July 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

Maybe obammy could turn the focus back to diversity
and remind everyone that he is a black man, and one can assuage
guilt by tossing a vote to Mr Diversity

Swedishlady July 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

Thank you Keith, this article made my day ! Now it begins !

WilliamPenn July 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

Of course I’m voting for Romney, but, like most conservatives, I think he doesn’t fight hard enough. He just lays on the ropes taking the shots. We’re waiting for the counter-punch offensive. Any day now….

AFVET July 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

Remember the Rocky movies ?
Rocky would let the other guy beat himself.
Timing is everything.

Diane July 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

Just wait. We ‘ain’t seen nothin’ yet,’ I’m afraid. On the Thursday before the election I bet the Obama camp comes out with a “Romney is a child molester” claim. Remember, we’re dealing with Chicago politicians. NOTHING is too low for this crew.

Doc July 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

Attention all you Democrats who enjoy your Second Amendment rights as well as enjoy Contact Sports like Football and B-Ball, and enjoy Running your Boats on the Waterways, Fishing, and Hunting, or enjoy Racing events like the NHRA and NASCAR, you need to think long and hard about voting for Obama. He is sworn to taking your Guns. And, with his new control of your Health Care it won’t be long before the so called ” Death Panels” will be controlling Physical Sports as unnecessary “Health Risks” we can’t afford. And you race fans, the EPA is already saying “Racing and “Boating” are too polluting and are Unnecessary. If you want to keep these freedoms don’t vote for Obama and the Marxist Democrats, they’re doing all the can to take them away from you.
Never ever vote for a Democrat

Anna July 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

As an occasionally ambivalent Republican (Independents are fictional characters), I’ve been impressed that Romney has managed to, for the most part, not be sucked into the tabloid politics. If he can briefly defend himself and then get back to the issues, I’ll be impressed.

Toidi July 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

If you are a risk-taking, hard-working entrepreneur, the village did it, not you. If you are a lazy, whining bum, the village did it, not you. Entrepreneur = bum, since the Village is the only real value. Therefore, the bum is entitled to just as much as the entrepreneur. This is why … A Village Takes It.

Kevin Alexander July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

I believe it was Thomas Jefferson that once said: “Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.”

C the M July 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

That also was one of Barry Goldwater’s mantras.

Kevin Alexander July 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

He’s had almost four years and he’s proven to be the Socialist we thought he was. Unemployment is UP & jobs are an after-thought to this administration. Home ownership is teetering on the brink of disappearing for many families in our nation. Folks on welfare & foodstamps has reached an all-time high under this administration; it’s exactly what an intelligent person would expect from a Socialist Elite. Guess what, it doesn’t take a college degree to be able to see this with the naked eye.

Independent from a swing state July 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

“unintentionally rebranded himself from the 2008 candidate of hope and change into a crude politician willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his political survival.”

I take issue with your determination that this effort is “unintentional”. We are getting bombarded with these ads!! I’m an Independent and make an effort to seek information from nonpartisan sites like factcheck.org. It is offensive and unethical that they keep running ads that have been determined to be false and misleading to try and fool the public.

Just2old July 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

Sound familiar?
His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.

United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler’s psychological profile

DCD-in-Indiana July 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

What strikes me as somewhat pitiful is that, after Obama gets trounced in November, he’s going to mark the loss off to unfortunate timing — the notion that he inherited “the worst economy since the Great Depression” — rather than the fact under his stewardship the government not only didn’t fix the economy, it made it worse at every turn. Instead of self-examination, we’ll get self-pity and the worn out “It’s Bush’s fault” mantra every time he opens his mouth. It’s going to be pathetic to watch. That a sizable chunk of the voting population will buy into this nonsense is disheartening.

Kevin Alexander July 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

May I suggest we put feet on our votes and not begin counting them before the election. Remember, with Chicago-style politics, nothing is beyond reach.

krp July 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

The economy has been suffering from Battered Spouse Syndrome ever since he said “You can’t go to Vegas”. Just getting rid of him will cause the economy to soar, even if the Bush tax rates were to expire.

But then all the liberals would say is that Romney inherited it after Obama spent four years fixing it.

Girly/ July 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

Obama is running out of bright, shiny objects. He is dismissing the 800 pound gorilla in the room, the failing e c o n o m y , as though it is the ‘new norm’. He cannot hype his landmark legislation, ObamaCare because it taxes those who can afford it the least…and will cause pandemonium for the rest of us who will either be subjected to govt. mandated exchanges…or face crippling private h/c hikes. Either way, the thought of Obama, Sebelius, Pelosi and Reid walking into treatment rooms across America is enough to scare the living daylights out of all of us!

Obama’s worst nightmare was realized yesterday in Ohio and the day before in Pennsylvania. Mitt Romney awakened from his slumber! He went on the attack – and he did it without a teleprompter!!! He didnt drop his ‘g’s’…and he didn’t look like a drugged out lunatic. He took off the mitts.

Susan July 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

He sure did take off the mitts. Just hope he keeps it up…

john smith July 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

The Kenyan’s just out spending money/ He knows the election has been fixed for him already

YES WE CON! July 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

And that is do to the corrupt media we have, who protect the illegal.. Including the Harvard Trained Police Detective, Ted Baxter, and his cohorts at FNC – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOPW7eCwBM0

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “10 Times Worse Than Watergate; Biggest Media Blackout In History.”

Jerry Brandt July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

The Bain attacks were so predictable. I knew months ago this was going to be the only focus of the Obama campaign. Go on the attack so that folks don’t start thinking about the absolutely miserable job he has done. 8.2 percent unemployment, killing the keystone pipeline, more taxes through Obamacare. Even the black community has had higher unemployment under Obama than they ever did under Bush. Open your eyes folks the hope and change crap has not worked. Obama cares more about radical minority groups like the environment groups over jobs. The question for the black community is: Do I want to be poorer without a job and a few misely Obama dollars or do I want a good paying job under a Romney presidency.

Kevin Alexander July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

The average person can now see what the dumbing down effect has done to at least three generations; believe what you hear and not what you can read and examine on your own. ‘All you have to do is exactly what the government tells you. If you keep taking those hand-outs, the government keeps getting this hooks in you.’

rc July 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

the Bain distortions are just another example of the Obama Presidency…instead of searching for solutions on issues like the Post Office operations ..he puts them on some calendar to be a political football when he actually causes the problem to begin with….and plays reindeer games of the campaign with things that do not matter and are falsehoods

I cannot understand how this method of leadership works for some people?..we have real issues as a nation and a leader ready to go to war…when he cannot even dispense leadership on a single issue…the healthcare plan was a fraud ..the bin Laden take down dubious…I am fed up with the charade

DrakeS July 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

When you lie all the time people start to learn and will never trust you again. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Your lies will not work any more .

TZack July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Barry doesn’t care what anyone thinks of his strange attacks, he is taking off the gloves and we will finally see what he is up to. PLEASE go see the movie 2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA when it comes to your town. Saw it last night in LA. Great movie. We must vote this guy out America!

Dave July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Obama is simply exposing his desperation with these attack ads. Nothing sexy about desperation. Obama can’t really run on his record, so negative is all he’s got..

Bubbalama July 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Does the air force use the new green fuel while Obozo flies around the country on his shakedowns?

cgent47 July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Obama has no record to run on in 2012, so once again he relies on racism, polarizing tactics and lies to keep thefocus off of his record. Smart voters will not fall for that again this year.

I’m so sick of this class warfare. Run on Obamacare. Run on the fact you are taking 500 billion dollars from medicare to fund Obamacare, Run on 15% unemployment. Run on the failed 800 billion dollar stimulus, Run
on 47 million people on food stamps, Run on bankrupt government funded green companies, Run on a 5 trillion dollar debt. Run on the failure to close the borders. Run on all the wonderful things you have done for our economy.
Obama your incompetent and you should have never been elected.

Girly1 July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Great post, J Dub!

DrakeS July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

I would like to see a jeopardy style debate with questions on economy & business. Because if you don’t know this you surely can’t run a country.

mariee July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

But but…he’s a nice communist.. He’s the kind you can have a beer with…

UYeahU July 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

I live in a swing state and not only is this not working, whenever I am bombarded by one of Obama’s lying political ads I hit the mute button. In fact lately I hit mute or change the channel whenever he is on. I don’t trust him, the Democrats, or the liberal media. He is a self-centered narcissist who apparently has little use for capitalism or the middle class in America. He just gutted Welfare Reform, which Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich passed to help the poor find jobs. He is hurting our nation and November cannot come soon enough. If he is getting no bang for his buck with these ads it’s more money he will not have available in a race where Mitt Romney is bringing in quite a bit of cash.

Jeff July 19, 2012 at 10:07 am
TJ July 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Well what did he expect? He is bashing the business community. Reckonthatis.com

BillyBob July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

oBozo has absolutely nothing to offer America other than hate, lies, hypocrisy and a few sexual perverts.

Jersey Joe July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

I love it… No Impact !. And after all the ugly vitriolic being spewed by Rachel Madow and her colleagues at what used to be MSNBC…..so they they have a new attack against a big Romney supporter.
I think they ony time their viewership surged one night was when I ( and others) tuned in to see their shock and disdain over the recent elections in Wisconsin…. Ed almost cried. It was funny..

ANDY July 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

with a 8,2% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE-25 MILLION AMERICANS OUT OF WORK- A DISMAL 1.9% GDP- A RECORD AMOUNT OF FORECLOSURES and BANKRUPTCIES under OBAMA- and a RECORD 16 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT…..I CAN’T IMAGINE ANY AMERICAN IN THERE RIGHT MIND WHO WOULD WANT FOUR MORE YEARS OF OBAMA!!!

m w chris July 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

In other news~Amonix closes North Las Vegas solar plant after 14 months, heavy federal subsidies (reed obama)
“FORWARD” over the cliff
VOTE FOR SOROBAMA
gobroke with yourmama

Kevin Alexander July 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

“The video opens with Mrs. Obama recalling her husband’s first campaign for the Illinois legislature, when the newly married couple would take friends along when they went out to collect petition signatures to get Obama on the ballot.”

This was the Illinois campaign where Obama was touted as being Kenyan born wasn’t it ? In fact it was in this brochure from 1991: http://www.infowars.com/evidence-obama-born-in-kenya-goes-beyond-1991-brochure/.

b.mclane July 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

Everyone relax. This is a boxing match and you can’t go toe to toe in Round 1. Romney has a slight edge despite the President’s Chicago methods. Romney campaign can’t get to the real money until after the Convention so in the mean time he is landing body shots to the image of Obama that will pay off big time going into the later rounds. THE REAL FIGHT IS THE 3 DEBATES. Obama will have already dropped his best lines too early and they will not have much of an impact whereas Romney will drop his insider investigations just like when he neutered Newt in the back to back Florida debates. Romney is looking Presidential while Obama is looking like a grown up flash mobber.

Danbury July 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

NO ONE has relatives, neighbors, friends, or selves who have not been mugged by the Mugger-in-Chief metastasizing in the White House.

It’s hard to listen to someone telling you you’re not hungry over the sound of a rumbling tummy.

Who is interested in Obama’s Share the Wealth scheme now that we realize he meant sharing with other countries, Obama’s political friends, unions, etc.

Instinctively we know we MUST remove a thorn to get rid of pain, not by leaving the thorn in and hoping the pain will go away.

Mark July 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

When you make these accusations and then quietly have a fund raiser with teh executives from Bain Capital, it is pretty easy for people to see what you are all about: Hypocracy.

Obama has nothing to run on other than bringing his opponent down. This will not work, because the American people are not as stupid as Obama thinks and hopes they are.

Juju Smith July 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

Has anyone else thought that the reason the Obama Administration decided to change the welfare laws by executive order NOW, was simply to get the people on welfare, OFF the unemployment rolls in order to bring those numbers down?