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Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character.

Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple fronts to brand Romney a liar. The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style.

In a vicious and personal assault rarely conducted at the highest level of U.S. politics, White House senior adviser David Plouffe repeatedly told reporters aboard Air Force One that Romney was “dishonest.” With the president of the United States in a cabin just a few steps away, his top adviser pushed out the new campaign theme that the man who had bested him in the debate Wednesday night is an untrustworthy scoundrel.

Generally presidential campaigns leave such personal attacks to surrogates, at least preserving the appearance that presidential candidates are above such things

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki opened Plouffe’s remarks by airing for reporters the new Obama campaign ad, “Trust,” which claims that Romney is lying about his tax plan and can’t be trusted to be president.

On a separate front, top campaign adviser David Axelrod convened a phone call with reporters telling them that the “question” for them “is really one of character and whether or not a candidacy that’s so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts from the American people and deception is the basis of trust on which you assign the presidency to a person.”

Axelrod announced that this would be the new theme of the Obama campaign. “That is what we are going to focus on moving forward,” he said.

377 Responses to Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

    • Our president displayed the model behavior for the American people to vote for. He was honest and concise. His record does speak for itself. Look at the unemployment..down…new housing up…taxes lower for middle income, returning respect to America for the rest of the world and becoming the beacon for all to follow.

      • Your insanity knows no bounds and your groveling knows no shame. Pathetic, head in the sand, partisan Obama-worshipping, 47%’er in full blown delusion mode.

        • The “Chicago Smear Machine” is up and running at full throttle. With AxleCommie at the helm, they are sending out ‘cry baby whines’ because Romney IS the only answer to save this nation, from the Obama Corruption and desire to weaken Arrogant(his words) America into a 3rd world economy/nation, answerable to the U.N. & Int’l Law. Obama is teed off, he now is using ‘tough words’ and calling Romney a liar-with CBS covering for him. It’s like the little boy losing a fight, then runs home and threatens the one who won in the first place. Safe for Obama doing same in front of HIS CHEERLEADERS today, when he got his butt handed to him. This Fraud in Chief, is NOT who he pretends-see 2 part article on his “Hidden Life” @ WND, and how the Rev’s Wright & Jackson provided cover for his “Lifestyle” & arranged the marriage to Michelle to Cover Up Obama’s REAL SELF. Amazing those who are complicit in ALL these Lies and Cover Ups. Again-WND.

      • Lay of the booze you idiot. How in the world could you believe that crap that POSsays? what are you a 5 th grader. Sad that your vote counts the same as me. Enjoy your food stamps while you can get hem you twit..

      • Which year’s Presidential debate are you referring to because it certainly couldnt be Wednesday nights debate where Romney debated against a rambling, disorganized, dispassionate, disinterested failure of a President who knew he couldnt defend the lies he’s told about Romney or his own record.

      • Housing starts? that was last month, dn again this month.
        Model for the world? Tell that to our Amabassador and three Marines families.
        Honest and concise? Why don;t you tell us all how hire 100,000 teachers is going to help anything when 50 % of current college grads can’t get work?
        Unemployment…surely you don;t believe this BS. It takes almost 250,000 NEW jobs a month to keep up with graduating seniors and Zero is only claiming 114,000 made the (fake) unemployment rate drop 4 full points!
        You are a fool! Look up Dunning-Kruger Syndrome and you’ll find some help for what ails you.

  1. “Shifts to extreme attack mode”? I thought that this regime has always been in attack mode for the past 7 years. All they know is Chicago stayle politics and Sal Alynski tactics. Now that the beloved leader has been humiliated, it will get really ugly. All of the MSM have been summoned to the new play book, so watch out for the Sunday talking heads saying all the same things. Just additional proof America can and should do better than this.

      • Russell IS correct, and you are the dope, Dhimmi. There is an article about Obama summoning the liberal media-read it yourself- The Chicago Smear Attack Machine IS going now at full throttle. You are the one who needs to get off your knees to Obama and wise up.

  2. Obama, Axelrod,and Plouffe are a bunch of nitwit cry baby asshole arrogants. The three of them and the rest of their ilk need to be imprisoned as traiters and the crooks they are.

    • Funny you mention that “Hidden Life” as today, is the second part of a two part article @ WND, that is from one of the church members @ Rev.Wrights church, who spilled the beans on Obama’s ‘secretive lifestyle, and that the two Revs. Wright & Jackson are the ones who covered for Obama(and others) homosexuality, and arranged the ‘sham marriage to Michelle for cover-telling her, once he’s POTUS
      she will have a ‘lavish’ lifestyle…..uh, how true, on the taxpayers dime.
      The woman who gave the info, is one who worked at the church, so she did KNOW the inside workings, but her name is kept private. Read it, and see just HOW this is VERY, POSSIBLE. The thing is, iwth THIS lifestyle, we have a POTUS, that EASILY COULD BE BLACKMAILED. CONGRESS SHOULD BE REVIEWING THIS, IN HONESTY AND NOT WIMP OUT. SEND THE ARTICLE TO YOUR REPS…I DID.

      • Except not as competent. When you try the same thing over again and expect a different result; that’s insanity according to Albert E.
        They know they’re in trouble and are attempting to put Mitt on the defensive. Mitt is too smart to fall for it. He should stick with something like “there they go again” every time they call him a liar.

    • You, definitely Need to go to WND and read that 2 part article I wrote about, where the Rev.Wright & Jackson have covered up Obama’s “Hidden Lifestyle”…..now, it’s making a lot of sense. Thing is, we have a POTUS, that SO EASILY could be blackmailed. Read the 2 part article and get it to your friends, etc. thanks.

  3. So now, Mitt Romney, bring the heavy artillery, hit them with all you have.
    The day after the debate the poor President fellow showed up at a campaign rally in Denver talking tough about Romney. His handlers have obviously taught him a few oneliners to make him appear as a man in command again. So, in front of a selected, drilled audience , with his Teleprompters, he dared say the things he couldn´t the day before. How pathetic. Don´t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for him. So this is the mighty President of the US ? Anyone who saw the debate can conclude who is the real man showing leadership and command of the issues and who is not. And the world is watching. By the way, are the new unemployment statistics really believable ?

      • Yep, my daughter got two of them. Both on-call in case someone doesn’t show up. They both promised her about 8 hours a week for a whopping 16 hour workweek. I guess its better than nothing. Good thing she can live with us and we buy her food, clothing, pay her car insurance and gas and she can stay on her parents health insurance. Atleast she doesn’t have a faded Obama poster on her wall.

    • “By the way, are the new unemployment statistics really believable ?”

      Not a chance, Swedishlady. The Household Survey showed a gain of 873,000 people employed in September, the biggest one month jump in 29 years. That is impossible in our current economic climate. Rush Limbaugh predicted months ago that unemployment would fall below 8% right before the election. He knows the liberal mind very well…

    • No. Many business such as target and walmart have already come out and said they have to hire TEMPORARY workers for the holiday season. The reason being, is because they have had to lay off so many workers already, because of the slow economy. So, no after the holiday season most of these mostly part time numbers will fade. But then, it might be too late.

      Also, Manufacturing jobs lost 6% last month. So, WTF?

    • So, just when the curtain is pulled back and we are able to get a close up look at the Obama of Oz, free from press filtration, his handlers are working 24 x 7 to re-invigorate and re-invent him. Too late, the jigs up, and the party’s over, you have been found to be without clothes Mr. Emporer-wannabee. You’d best start figuring out how to avoid all the grand jury summonses you will soon be facing. I doubt a president can pardon himself, but we shall soon see if he can, legally. Otherwise, everyone, and I mean everyone is going to jail from the most corrupt administration in history. Perhaps even on treason charges, if the birth certificate falsification charges can be proved (which to my eyes, they have).

  4. Just a continuation of same as usual obama attacks, nothing new here. It will just come off as kids name calling after one got beat in a fair fight.You can not have the character that obama says Romney has and be an Elder and Bishop in the LDS church. I know first hand of the warm, caring, trustworthy, decent men I have known personally who were in charge of my LDS church where I live.
    This will all backfire on obama’s campaign. like all the millions they have wasted trying to do this same thing since before the RNC.

  5. I have never seen someone as humiliated, exposed, and defeated as Obama in the debate. When will people wake up and see the fraud that this guy is. Now they cook the numbers for unemployment and launch their latest tactic of portraying Romney as a liar. The only liar in this race is the idiot in the white house and the MSM that do his bidding.

  6. On a separate front, top campaign adviser David Axelrod convened a phone call with reporters telling them that the “question” for them “is really one of character and whether or not a candidacy that’s so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts from the American people and deception is the basis of trust on which you assign the presidency to a person.”

    … Kinda sounds like he is talking about his own presidency/campaign.

      • but they will go there and they are going there… so blantantly trying to cram down everyone’s throats as if it is ROMNEY… when in fact it is OBama who fits those claims perfectly,. But they will scream and blast it on every channel, every news network, every form of print until the masses are reprogrammed it believe it is Romney who’s the culprit. it is down right scary the Extremist tactics these people take to accuse their opponent of being “THE EXTREMIST”

      • I mean think about it…. Obama, the day after the debate took the deceptive approach of, “That was not the real Mitt Romney out on stage, the real Mitt Romney was telling everyone for the past year … yada yada yada” to accuse Mitt Romney of being Deceptive…. AND PEOPLE ARE FALLING FOR IT. it’s absolutely unbelievable their blantant outward deceptive, lying, hateful tactics they use to wrongly accuse their opponent of being, Well… Deceptive, Lying and Hateful……

  7. The lies from Axelrod and Plouffe are nothing new. They are emblematic of the essence of the Administration. Any American worth their salt can see these people for what they are. What concerns me more is the Administration willingess and ability to ignore the law of the WARN act with defense contractors and commit taxpayer funds to potential legal fees, the decimation of the coal industry at the altar of the liberal green energy god, and now the complete manipulation of the September jobs report which cites more jobs created since 1984 when the gdp was +8% resulting in an unemployment rate of 7.8%. Disbelief abounds. The real liars are all of those who cook the books, refuse to critically analyze the President, stand by while the law and the constitution are violated and Americans are killed by this despicable Administration whose real face we all saw at that first debate — lazy and empty and sneering.

  8. Nothing is beneath the Obama Chicago attack machine led by Axelrod and his goons. We havent seen anything yet but hopefully the American people will se it for what it is. My guess is, Axelrod will produce some unknown female who claims Romney tried to sexually assault her in his vacation home while Ann was away. These people are vicious and Romney needs to plan accordingly.

  9. I can’t wait for the next debate, how funny and phony it will be when Obama trys a completely opposite approach and comes out like a man on fire after Romney. This administration is desperate and on it’s way to it’s rightful position in history as the worst disaster in politics since Jimma Carter.

  10. Trust? They say Romney is dishonest and can’t be trusted? How about Obama, who lied to the world about Benghazi? He continued those lies for well over a week, blaming the attack on that video. He spent $70,000 of OUR money to play ads in Pakistan denouncing that video. He blamed the video for the attack in his speech at the UN. He knew it was a terrorist attack and he tried to cover it up. He tried to cover up the fact that they denied additional security to Stevens when it was requested. They tried to cover up their refusal to send help when Stevens was attacked. They said it would take to long to get help there so they did nothing. Well, I correct myself. Obama did something. He went out and campaigned.

    • You raise a good issue. Romney should go after Obama on how trustworthy he has been about Libya–or the whole Middle East for that matter.

  11. A new campaign attack on dishonesty and trust? Obama is the most dishonest and untrustworthy president in history so the Romney campaign ought to have the election in the bag-except Obama’s corrupt, dishonest, and untrustworthy “Justice Department” is also working overtime to steal the election through voter registration and/or voter fraud.

    The list of Obama’s criminal activities and lies are extensive so Romney should have no trouble exposing them. The problem is the people who care nothing about the truth or facts, and all of Obama’s supporters thus far fit into this category.

  12. How nice of Axelrod to admit that reporters should only ask the questions that are allowed by the obama campaign. If the national press had been doing its job since obama appeared on the national stage, things would be very different. I think it is more than possible that obama’s lackluster debate performance was a result of obama getting together with his “choom gang” before the debate.

  13. Trust? They say Romney is dishonest and can’t be trusted? How about Obama, who lied to the world about Benghazi? He continued those lies for well over a week, blaming the attack on that video. He spent $70,000 of OUR money to play ads in Pakistan denouncing that video. He spoke at the UN and again blamed the video for the attack all the while he knew it was a terrorist attack. He tried to cover up the fact that they denied additional security to Stevens when it was requested. They tried to cover up their refusal to send help when Stevens was attacked. They said it would take to long to get help there so they did nothing. Well, I correct myself. Obama did something. He went out and campaigned.

  14. Well, when the POTUS has no good plan to do good for this country we love and want to see prosper, seems he turns to tantrumming and squalling. Love America, build on a good foundation, and let the political hacks hack each other to pieces while we go on with a leader that has ability and a viable plan.

  15. Chicago thugs are as Chicago thugs do.

    Sadly, the Obama campaign has NOTHING to run on (no positives, no accomplishments…only abject failure and misery) except for the lowest form of negative advertising.

    That’s okay. Reasonable, thoughtful persons are on to this crowd…and hopefully will return them to the dark corner of Chicago they inhabit.

    Better in Chicago than in Washington, D.C. (which has also had enough).

  16. The new tactic is dishonesty and trust? This should give Romney a landslide victory since the list of lies and criminal acts of Obama and his “Justice” Department, as well as all the other agencies in his administration is so extensive only a slug could discount them.

  17. A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power. —ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    How much “change and hope” can one nation take?

    April 18, 2012

    Dear President Obama,

    I often use the metaphor of a divorce with politics because it fits your political ideology and the foundations of this nation so well. In one instance you want to divorce future generations from what created this nation, while I, and millions of others want to repair that foundation. The reason we are falling apart is the result of generations of people who share your belief system and even when radical muslims fly planes into building they fail to see the basic wisdom in fighting that war properly. Rather than fighting for one side of the same muslim/arab coin in perpetuity, since the days of President Carter, because of some deal done in the dusty past and everyone around the table who struck that deal has assumed room temperature. I’d rather have half an attempt then none to fight it, just like we did against communism, but even then we took a look in the mirror at some point and readjusted our aim.

    The reason I bring this up now is because of what is going on with what I call the “f*%k it” mentality that has infected everything from the GSA to the Secret Service even The United States Army still taking pictures; even after Abu Garhaib, Nidal Hassan Malik, or the soldier who went off his post and killed civilians as they slept and all of the rest which I do not care to mention; put it all on the mental table. As opposed to “total war,” or even no war, on the other side. Then make a decision as to what is best. Because highly trained and trusted Secret Service agents don’t hang out with hookers, that may be connected to far worse people, putting you and your family at extreme risk, because they think things are going well. Members of the United States Army don’t take pictures of all sorts if they are under the impression things are going the way they are supposed to. Because in this nation from education, which is really indoctrination, to the IRS which I believe should order a CIA strength industrial shredder from the GSA, just so long as they are not too busy partying, and making videos to provide it. Let alone find the money to pay for it.

    I’m just a guy. I wasn’t taught “every day math,” I did not serve my country, I’m a child of divorce, physical abuse. I’ve made my financial mistakes. I was not taught to quit, or give up when people were depending on you to do the right thing. I was taught to do the right thing, and if it’s easy It most likely is the wrong thing. I was taught to be a good friend, but to stay out of the way most of the time. I was taught to respect others beliefs and persons, and when I disagree I’m allowed to speak up with out fear. I was taught that I’m supposed to defend the voices I disagree with, but to refute the ideas I think are wrong. I was taught that I’m supposed to provide for my family and take care of them. I was taught that taxes are every citizens responsibility not just the “rich.” I was taught that we don’t start shooting as a nation or as individuals unless one is prepared to take it to the bitter end. I was taught America will always push the bounds of of human understanding in science and technology and space faring capabilities since the days of President Eisenhower. I was taught that I’m responsible for my actions, and if I foul up I’ll bear the consequences.

    Apparently, I was misinformed, in this “New Change and Hope America” run by people of your philosophical ilk I’ve got to rethink what I was taught so I can fit in. Because I’m getting a bit tired of standing up for what is right verses what is wrong. Thankfully, Mitt Romney is made of far stronger stuff then I. And as I crawl mentally wounded and tired to the voting booth on November 6, 2012 that I have the opportunity to cast my vote for one man who had the good sense to secure his dog safely, and not eat it.

    Respectfully,

    Joe Doakes

  18. Coming from an administration which has lied about almost everything in the last 5 or so years, this may not be the best campaign strategy change. It will, more than likely bite them in the arse!

  19. Isn’t it ironic that Obama is attempting to brand Romney a liar in the immediate aftermath of his administration lying to the American people for almost 2 weeks on the terrorist asassination of our Libyan ambassador. Now they say the facts will come out in November, after the election. Isn’t that convenient.

  20. Surprising how after getting his ass handed to him in front of the nation we know have a drop in the unemployment numbers and brighter days are coming. Hmmm is it me or does this seem a little planned out. Can you say propoganda boys and girls. For those that may remember history this sounds a lot like the last days of the 3rd Reich in March of 1945 when it was told that the Nazi Army was repelling the invading allies and super weapons would turn the tide and save the country. Just keep the faith and all is well. LOL I think O better break out the UHaul for the move to Hawaii, the American people aren’t all dumb and can be duped again.

  21. I get daily emails from moveon and Obama, for comedy purposes. Yesterday’s email flat called Romney a criminal.

    So I sent the criminal a few more bucks.

  22. I don’t doubt they have the Obama terminator on a table in some back room, adjusting his agression bolt.. I just hope they keep him away from guns.

  23. Obama is lowdown rotten scumbag liar. This statement is irrefutable.. It is fact. He and his cronies should be forced to tell the truth. Same goes for anyone telling outright lies about opponents in any election cycle.

  24. The Obama campaign is going to try and paint Romney as a liar and scoundrel? Is this the same Obama who has been known as the Liar in Chief for the past four years? Talk about the kettle calling the pot black.

    The Liberals and Obama have been trying to act like Obama has no past history and they were able to hide his history in the past election, Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, school transcripts, birth certificate, Obama’s Communist ties, his relationship with Saul Alinsky, etc. But, they cannot hide what he has done as President and Romney used it against him. The Left has become so used to people not questioning Obama, buying what ever he says as Gospel and now that he is being hit in the face with it, the entire Democrat Party is cracking up.

    I just wish that people knew who the Democrats really are from launching the KKK to passing the Jim Crow laws, to fighting to keep slavery and the list goes on. People think that they fight for blacks and the underdog and they do the exact opposite.

    They even try to take ownership of one of the great Blacks of our time, Dr. martin Luther King Jr. who was a Republican who despised the Democrats.

  25. after the election let’s show the world how America handles criminals liars and treasonous officials. What a lying, cheating, racist punk Obama is. And anyone that supports him will get their dues soon enough

  26. if this example of a putrid, low life, disgusting man can’t win in a face to face debate he should go away because he is not presidential material. He is a community leader no better than sharpton, jackson and the rest of the a-holes.

  27. Obama’s one and only positive is his “likeability,” and that is about to be trashed. People will quickly tire of nasty, baseless campaign ads and realize they are the last resort of a crude, desperate incumbent who cannot run on his record. The next debate will likely see a littany of garbage coming from Obama, and all Mitt needs to do is calmly point out that:

    1. False assertions don’t make valid arguments, with supportive data, and

    2. It’s disapointing to see the POTUS resort to such sleazy tactics (words to that effect).

    I think people have seen enough of Mitt by now to know he wins any “character contest” with Obama hands down.

  28. Has anyone noticed how ugly the Obama camp gets. It’s not just a competition for the white house, it’s real war and it’s scary.

    These people are intent on turning America into something very ugly and desperate. Top heavy ruling elite, Negroes and Muslims will get all the favored appointments while white Christians and Jews are vilified.

    Oh, and all you gay cabilliaros who think you’ve won the brass ring in America …. Muslims and Negroes will not tolerate you when they are in control. You have been useful idiots just like a lot of Bambi-eyed white liberal fools.

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