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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

  1. Yeah, cause that’s all the DEMS have, as usual, lies, bluster, and BS! I’m from IL and I’m ashamed to say that, thanks to corrupt IL politicians, like our former Seanator and current President. Chicago is widely considered to have the most corrupt politicians and political system in the country, and having grown up there and see the corruption first hand at the municipal, state and federal levels, I believe it! Why doesn’t the media talk about Obama’s completely partisan party voting record while an IL Senator? Why don’t they disect his actions protecting & defending his corrupt close associates who razed 25k low income housing units and built luxury high rises in their place, or how the Reverand slum lord he defended was only fined $50 for his role in failing to maintain any kind of decent living conditions in his apt. complexes, no heat, no water, etc… in the dead of a Chicago winter, the good Rev put at least 15 low income families in homeless shelters after Mr. Obama won his case for him. Mr. Obama has about as much in common with the average man, black or white, as the average man has in common with a goat! Mr. Obama’s family was born to wealth and privelege, he was raised surrounded by wealth (and by people who were also avowed and dedicated communists), his maternal Grandmother was a wealthy bank president, he went to the best and most expensive private schools, and yet he still took money from the US government in for form of student aid by registering as a “Foreign” student! The man is as corrupt as any politician in US history! $90 Billion in “Stimulus” money given to Solyndra and a half a dozen other “Now Bankrupt” green energy companies! And he has the nerve to talk trash about oil companies receiving $2.8 Billion a yr in tax credits! The same oil companies who provide energy to power our cars, homes, military, and largely our economy! The man closed 2000 chrysler dealerships via his “Car CZAR”! Why doesn’t the liberal media talk about the fact that of those 2000 dealerships, 1999 of them contributed solely to the GOP candidate in the 08 election, the 1 other dealership contributed to both parties, but contributed more to the GOP than the DEM’s. Hundreds of high paying jobs doled out to his campaign suporters and friends, doubled the national debt, 600k manufacturing jobs gone, and lets now forget, 22 taxpayer supplied “Personal Assistants” for Queen Michelle! 22″ WTF??? Not even princess Di or Jackie O had more than 1 or 2! What is the current state of politics in America if not George Orwells “Animal Farm” come to life? The man is a consumate snake oil salesman who would have been an excellent carpet bagger in the souths reconstruction era (if he’d had the backing of the liberal media and the benefit of a teleprompter as he does today). If you want to be a socialist soceity on the order of the worst the EU has to offer, if you’re incapable of making your own decisions and feel the government “Owes” you a living, if you feel the government would do a better job of spending your money than you would, if you want to see America, (the greatest country every known), turned into something more akin to present day Somalia, then by all means, vote for Mr. Obama. Personally, I prefer the government stay out of my business to the greatest extent possible! I take care of myself, I neither need nor want goverment intervention in my life, I don’t like to be told what to do, I prefer to make my own decisions, and I absolutely despise being forced to support hordes of illegal aliens, and career welfare recipiants.

  2. when is the media going to honestly investigate this crook? Romney ought to call him a liar to his face during the debates and ask for his records up front.

    Romney ought to ask about the foreign credit card infusion of money coming into Obama from the middle east.

    Romney ought to ask about the 1.4 billion dollar perks stolen from the treasury for his vacations.

  3. It is ABOUT TIME that someone takes on Willard and his rats! Willard has been lying through his teeth is whole life through. Cheating on his taxes, cheating in business, cheating the nation, and cheating you and me. Cheating and lying to America! People, wake up and vote for Obama. Do not let that “Sister Wives” varlet anywhere near the White House. Rather than marching down Pennsylvania Avenue in victory, Willard, that rat, should do the frog march to prison for his crimes against humanity!

    • Its a good thing that you can’t be sued for lying. Nothing you have said is true. We know almost nothing about Obama, if you want to split hairs, he is hiding all sorts of things, and has lied about everything since before he was elected. When Obama is de-elected you should move to France.

  4. Yes, Mr. Axelrod, there IS a candidate who is “so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts”, and “can’t be trusted to be president”. He’s currently serving in that office, and it’s past time for him to be replaced.

  5. I submit the shrinking Pres. shouldn’t go down the “character” path…

    –While a Sen. he said he is for gay mrg…08 campaign he said he was against gay mrg.

    –Frank M. Davis, Bill Ayers & Rev. Wright.

    –Michelle: First time in my adult life, I’m proud of my country.

    –He’s a “uniter”…despite the objective evidence of his own words…on tape, of race baiting demagogery, not to mention, his fostering of envy between Americans over success.

    –He lied about his mother’s health ins. when she got ill.

    –Refuses to release his college records.

    …and so much more…but, he’s different, post partisan…NO…as Clinton said ( I know, but this time he did tell the truth) “This whole thing is a fairy tale”. The mask is off on this phoney, charlatan.

  6. But haven’t they always practiced Chi town politics which is bottom feeder bullshit politics? Romney made the Amateur one look like a spoiled little brat. I can t wait to see young Ryan own that buffoon Biden…

  7. I’m HOPING for some CHANGE . . . in the White House! Obama has us in such a mess right now that there is no way Romney can pull us out in four years but the second Obama leaves office Romney will get the blame for the way things are, just like Bush does now! How can people be so blinded?

  8. Those Marxists professors and mentors that Obama sought, as he stated in his book, would be proud of their student. Meanwhile, real America has caught up with the real Obama and the radicals supporting him. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

  9. Per Trump’s advice…Time to ask for the college applications, college transcripts and passport history for odumbo. The curtain was pulled on the wizard and revealed the zero he is.

    • Yeah good luck with that…..If Obama was really found out about, He “probably” (i’m not sure) would be asked nicely to resign-.More likely- elevated to King. Then you can’t impeach him.or throw the LIAR in jail.

  10. Po Little Barry; This snot nose Affirmative Action Nobody was finally confronted by a real person with real facts and real guts who wasn’t buying his bullshit. Then, true to form for the coward he is, Barry spews his slander all over the campaign trail when Romney isn’t there to defend himself. Little Barry isn’t just inept, he’s also a lazy loser who needs an entourage to tell him everything he needs to say to appear presidential. Little Barry is no President, he doesn’t even follow the rules or understand how the real world works. What I saw in that debate was a junior executive being chewed out by his boss and he was pissed!

  11. This is what his “race” expects of him, they are a proud bunch. Romney is leading and has been check it out unskewedpolls.c o m, and these results are BEFORE the ass whooping he took.

  12. I don’t see how any presidential candidate can have any worse of a character than the silver tongued teleprompter talker, Obama. He has spent millions hiding his educational records because he applied for foreign aid, then said he was not foreign born after graduating. Understanding when life begins his beyond his pay grade? Instead of protecting our constitution, he trashes it time after time? That’s HORRIBLE character mr. obama.

  13. I agree that the “Hope and Change” message is long gone, now to be replaced by “Dope and Chains”. Welcome to central planning committee government brought to you by the Chicago Thug Society!

  14. Nothing Obama does surprises me. I trust Romney’s team can handle the tripe stinking up the airways. Let’s turn this around and call Obama out on his webs of deceit.

  15. Did we expect anything less. Once a thug always a thug. That’s why bummer needs the prompter…to keep his thug speeches out of the public ear. The eyes see the truth though.

    I would go so far as to speculate that when Ann Romney had issues on two of her flights, those issues were formulated by the Chicago mob ie. bummers friends. This is a very dangerous group behind a very dangerous man. This country has been high jacked by them, right out from under the lefts nose. The right has seen it all along. We haven’t seen the worst yet… is chilling.

  16. Oh what a tough guy he is with his little TOTUS! He’s in Fairfax, VA flexing his puny muscles – reading his rebuttal to the Great Debate. Why, he even had his card-carrying LaRaza Labor Sec., Hilda Solis, cook the employment numbers for him today. This is how you do it – Chicago style. BTW, Romney is leading in Ohio by 3 points with registered voters.

  17. “…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>>>”

    Then why is Obama running? Everything out of his mouth is a lie; he is 100% deceiptful; he can’t be trusted 1 second of any day/night. He has been hiding the truth about his past, his education records, and absolutely every bit of truth about himself. He should take Axelrod’s comments to heart, do what’s best for this country, and drop out of the race.

  18. Obama always was this ugly, now it’s being revealed. Pray for Romney, who has to endure the brunt of the evil Democrat machine. It’s not only obama, it’s all of them – lying Reid, delusional Pelosi, etc. It’s a party founded on lies and manipulation.

  19. “Most TRANSPARENT administration ever” or;
    Most DISHONEST administration ever???
    WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE that isn’t a forgery??

    An administration whose surrogates bring out “knives” and “night sticks” in a prelude to O bringing out what?
    Since his administration doesn’t have any ideas nor budgets ~ ONLY LIES!!!!!

  20. Is it just me or did anyone else notice that on the debate didn’t obozo look more white than usual? On purpose? Make up? And now back on the attack trail he looks like his normal self, the black thug that he is? Just sayin’.

  21. “…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.” — Sure sounds an awful lot like Obama. If he projects enough of his true self onto Romney, America will believe? Obama is arrogant, incompetent, evil, despicable,…sadly the list could go on. Sure hope people can see…before they vote.

  22. Obviously the main stream news media will be right in line behind Obama on whatever he and his minions say. And who are they talking about telling untruths? Even the lackeys in the news media have talked about some of the outrageous distortions in Obama ads. This administration has and continues to absolutely trash the office of the Presidency.

  23. When I was in junior high, I’d seek out loud-mouth punks like Barack Obama and pester them until they cried. I had so much fun. That was fifty years ago. Oh, how I long for the good old days.

    “Ridicule the tyrant. Not even Satan can deal with scorn.” Etienne de la Boetie, France, circa 1550

  24. These people must shower and delouse themselves each time they come into contact with one another. Not a great thing for the drought conditions in the midwest.

  25. Fundamentally hiding the truth…hey Ploofter look at your guy–everything and I mean EVERYTHING about your clown is is BOGUS. Their is not one so called fact I trust about the clown’s record, life nothing. He can’t even keep his stupid life story strait.

  26. Hard to blame the Obama camp. What else can they do?

    Admit that their policies have been a miserable failure? That they have no answers for the problems facing the country? That Romney exposed Obama for the naked emperor he is?

    No, it’s time to go full thuggish, Chicago character assassination.

    What else do they have?

  27. David Plouffe’s wife,Olivia Morgan,was a partner in the lobbyist firm Dewey Square Group.They received mass funds from the stimulous program and when the spotlight was put on this fact Olivia quit and was given a job with White House connections.Plouffe received a huge pay day from an Iranian group just last year.So when Plouffe speaks of dishonesty it’s all in the family.

  28. This coming from the man who can’t show us anything from his past and he wants to talk about trust. I think the reason we can’t see any writings from oboma is because when he was in school he was a communist and wrote about how great it is. remember he said that while in school he wanted to hang with the marixt profs and radicals

  29. Interesting that they want to try and dupe the public into believing a man with impeccable character has none. The Obama campaign is truly evil and loathsome. In my opinion, it will backfire and the public will see this tactic as it truly is: an act of desperation from a small person.

  30. Set to the tune: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald –

    Obama it is said
    Gets many votes from the dead
    In the big town they call Windy City.

    Feel free to add your own lyrics.

  31. Fool me once, shame on you……fool me twice, shame on me.

    I grew up in Illinois and have heard all the dirty political stories out of Chicago my entire life. They are like a bunch of rats gnawing on the ship and scattering to regroup when the waves come. Then they creep put again. I am sorry if you are an honest politician in Chicago, because I’ll never believe it.

    • Anne, thanks for the input, I grew up back east and have heard the stories but have never heard right from a non-politician citizen of the area. So I guess the stories are true. In case you were ever wondering, I grew up in Jersey and yes, the Mob did run most of the state at least until the late eighties. There was a study that everything in NJ cost 2 to 3 cents more due to Mob involvement. no lie

  32. “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.””

    Which candidate was he referring to? Sounds like he is describing Prez Obama!!

  33. Turning to tactics of accusing Mitt of the very same things we hate about Obama…like lying, cheating, etc. What else would you expect from that african, desperate, despotic liar!