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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. The obama you saw and heard at the debate is the real obama. He was not
    an outstanding student as we are being lead to believe. All the reason to
    seal his high school records. Want to find the real obama? Ask his class
    mates from his high school who interacted with him daily. Review the new
    (old) video tapes examining obama’s relationship with extremists.
    IMHO, Barak Obama is a front for an organization that wants to destroy us.
    The obama of the second debate will the obama you witnessed in to first.
    His handlers must know, if they put an aggressive obama on stage, they
    risk unleashing a pastor wright clone, arguing the unbelievable. Frankly,
    I hope they do. Perhaps then the truth will be shown to certain americans.

  2. Just say whatever you want to about your opponent facts are just a hindrance in your demonization campaign. Some presidents have done things to tarnish the office of the president like Nixon, Clinton and now we have Obama that we can add to that list.

  3. dishonest… hmmmm. kind of like when O said he would post the health care bill online for public debate before signing it? Kind of like when O said he wasnt going to fill his cabinet with lobbyists and washington insiders? Kind of like when O said he’d have unemployment down to 6% within 2 years? Kind of like when he promised a “CHANGE” from politics as usual????

  4. That’s the pot calling the kettle black!!!

    Nobody lies more than Obama, unless it’s Axelrod, Plouffe, Reid, Pelosi.. you get the picture.

    Unreal. The whole Obama campaign is built around dishonesty.

  5. Wow. Am I understanding this correctly?

    Romney is not to be trusted as he is a “liar”? All while the Obama campaign holds forth Clinton as a good president despite the fact Clinton is a convicted perjurer (that’s a liar folks), an impeached former president, an adulterer, had his law license revoked, had his license to practice law before the Supreme Court revoked, and sold pardons on leaving office?

    Oh, yeah, now I understand this administration’s logic. And now I know why we want another POTUS. Pretty clear choice.

  6. Alinsky 101…Relentlessly accuse your opponents of your own sins. Through such projection you not only dim the light on yourselves, you force your foes into blinking at the glare of the accusation.

  7. There is only one ‘honest’ way the unemployment numbers could have dropped .3 in a week or two, given the number of additional unemployment claims. There would have to be a tremendous increase in the number of people whose unemployment benefits have been exhausted. That would not be good news for the economy as it is more broke folks. Other than that, the numbers are cooked. These crooks believe that if they tell a lie often enough people will believe it. Too many eyes have been opened. ABO 2012. Actually,R&R2012.

  8. This Jerk needs to go . I imagine the majority of the citizens of the United States is embarrassed to call this person our leader. This is not who I want representing me. Vote November 6 to remove this TRASH from the White House and other TRASH like him from the House and Senate. Obama and Axlerod are the ones with no character. Obama has disrupted the United States from advancing.
    Someone commented on the radio today that Romney could run many Fortune 500 Companies and Obama could not even work in a mailroom. That is so true and sums it up real good.

  9. OBAMA AND THE CHICAGO MAFIA WILL PULL ANY KIND OF DIRTY TRICK TO GET THIS IDIOT REELECTED. LIAR, CHEAT, ALTITUDE, NO TELEPROMTER, LEHER WAS BIASED, YOU NAME IT THEY HAVE SAID IT.

  10. The monthly employment numbers that just came out are based on polling households and companies…hmmm. So they don’t actually count real jobs and employed individuals, they call a “selected” number of respondents to get the monthly number…a poll…and poll results are based on sampling and there has been a lot of suspicion in this election on the sampling methods used by various election polls. So the employment numbers can be totally skewed, ie cooked, through selecting which companies and which households to call. This is a totally undependable number and subject to politically motivated sampling methods.

  11. +Just what these Chicago thugs have been waiting for – a reason to run a campaign in their own fashion they know so well and have practiced for years. It is despicable and shameful.

  12. Oh, that’s funny!!

    OBAMA and AXELROD talking about TRUST?? let me get this straight…Axelrod who pulled a hit job on Herman Cain is talking about trust….

    Obama is asking you to ‘trust’ him above Mitt Romney. The man who said his administration would be the most transparent in history, yet ignores FOIA requests, passed Obamacare in a closed door meeting with illegal kickbacks and who openly touted a ‘voter registration entity’ named Acorn, who has been convicted in about 5 states of voter fraud…

    Is that what’s going on here? Really??? LOLOLOLOL you’re kidding, right?

    that guy’s nuts!!

  13. So he gets re-elected and now has more room to negotiate with the same foreign leaders that would take us down, can you just imagine where those negotiations will lead.

    He got by the first time on a “hope and change” line and was never put back to the wall on what it would be. We have now seen what it is and it is eating away at the core of our constitution and our society as we knew it so it is beyond time to have some change in the hope that we can be restored.

  14. romney’s a liar? This coming from someone who refuses to show his birth certificate until totally pressured and even that one is in doubt. who has not releasd his college transcripts. What about Fast and Furiuos? What about the attacks on our consulates in September? And best of all, what about standing before the Ubited Nations, apologizing for our first amendment and blaming a movie trailer out in July for the spontaneous attacks on our embassy’s and the deaths of Americans. yeah they just happened to have RPGs..he s a sham. A fraud and God save America if he wins, that would be a travesty!

  15. Axelrod is such a weasel. Just do not trust the man.

    For sure the college students today are really dumbed down. I saw a clip on the Five that when asked by the questioner if Obama should have had a teleprompter at the debates, they all said yes he should have one.