President Obama’s Super PAC “Priorities USA” Launches Another Round of Attacks on Mitt Romney

After seeing the reaction to my piece on the anti-Romney bias emanating from many influential places from a few days ago, it’s even more obvious that we have a lot of work to do. Far too many people don’t realize what seems so obvious to us… that President Obama and the Democrats fear Mitt Romney more than any other candidate the GOP has in this election as the case was also in 2008.

Anyone who doesn’t believe me should just follow the money. The Democratic National Committee spent more money trying to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney during the 2008 primaries than they did on any other republican candidate. This time around it’s almost comical how much democrats are going out of their way to not attack other GOP candidates and instead focusing their smear efforts exclusively on Mitt Romney.

Today’s actions by President Obama’s Super PAC provided even more proof that Mitt Romney is the republican that scares democrats most. This anti-Romney ad buy is $100,000 and it’s far from the first anti-Romney attack ad President Obama’s Super PAC has produced. The continued paid attacks this early in the election illustrate a level of desperation from the Obama administration that makes sense considering President Obama’s record of accomplishment is so weak.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul responds with: “More middle-class Americans have lost their jobs under President Obama than any president in modern history. While Mitt Romney is focused on his jobs and economic plan, which will provide relief for the middle-income taxpayers, President Obama and his cronies are worried about their own jobs. It is no surprise since President Obama cannot run on his failed record that his political allies resort to false and negative attacks on Mitt Romney.”

While Gov. Romney and President Obama both know who the strongest GOP contender is, too many radio hosts, bloggers, and media members are creating false narratives and chasing fake stories. Rush Limbaugh went so far today as to read an entire letter on air designed to make people think Gov. Romney’s campaign was behind the leak of the current Herman Cain controversy. Fortunately, Hot Air saw through this ploy and presents a more likely source for the leak. Even Herman Cain’s own campaign is blaming an adviser to Rick Perry for leaking the story. Furthermore, a pollster for one of Rick Perry’s Super PACs is pouring fuel on the fire in an effort to end Cain’s campaign. Rush’s listeners should be outraged that Mr. Limbaugh would stoop so low as to pick up on an obvious smear like this and present it the way he did. Just like with my Red State/Free Republic piece, the point of this piece is to increase awareness of some misinformation and to hopefully start to discover the motivations of the various parties attacking Gov. Romney.

I’m starting to see a lot of caparisons between what happened in 2008 and what is happening this time around. The groups and individuals filling each role have changed in some instances, but the spirit of the final installments of Article VI’s blog about the 2008 election seem even more poignant now.

Clowns to the Left of Mitt

Jokers to the Right

Stuck in the Middle With You

UPDATE: Gov. Tim Pawlenty refutes the bias against Gov. Romney presented this time by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. I’m just glad someone as competent as Tim Pawlenty was present to rebut these assertions because these types of claims often go unchecked. Warning: Megyn calls Mitt stagnant, not the most conservative, accuses Mitt of having an inability to connect with voters, and pretty much uses all of the talking points coming out of the DNC.


Finally, I want to thank Emily Schultheis and Tim Mak from the Politico as well as Ben Smith, Fox Nation, David French from Patheos.com, our friends from Why Romney, and also Mike Sage for helping this story gain more traction outside of our normal circles of influence. If we can keep this up, we will start to tear down the walls of bias built by the malicious or ignorant hands referenced in these posts.

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9 Responses to President Obama’s Super PAC “Priorities USA” Launches Another Round of Attacks on Mitt Romney

  1. Katrina says:

    It is certainly clear that Mitt Romney is the person Democrats fear most. My most liberal friends even say they like him best of the entire Republican field, which is why Pres. Obama is scared. If even a few of those liberal-leaning independents can be swayed by Mitt Romney’s record of success vs. President Obama’s record of failure, the president is screwed in a general election match-up. Nobody can find real dirt on Mitt Romney. So they’re playing class warfare.

    And the reason my friends like Romney isn’t because he IS liberal. It’s because he speaks rationally and listens to liberals. He understands that working together makes us stronger as a nation. Look at us now. President Obama refuses to work with the Republican House, and even the Democrat-ruled Senate is sick of his inability to lead. Harry Reid scoffed at the president’s jobs bill, saying other things were more important right now for getting jobs off the ground. Our president isn’t leading. So he’s campaigning instead. It’s kind of pathetic.

  2. ccr says:

    Great article, Rebel!! Glad the other got traction. Hope this does, too!

    Loved the jingle in the middle!

  3. Spencer says:

    I want to see the whole Pawlenty interview.

  4. Annette says:

    My sister is a liberal who voted for Obama. We have a lot of discussions and sometimes we argue. But she has respect for Romney and feels he is the best in the Republican field. She said she was willing to read his book which surprised me. But Romney is nuanced and articulate when he communicates his ideas. When he explains his policies, he also explains how it helps the average person. Some Republicans think that if Romney is president, he will take off a mask and reveal that he is a liberal. Romney is a conservative and hides behind nothing.

  5. Marilyn says:

    @Katrina, very interesting comment. As an Independent who is a mixture of conservative and liberal, the only thing that I can add is something that Pres. Truman said, “Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.” Even though pundits, etc., call Obama a socialist, I have a different view of him. My view of him is that he has no integrity and has betrayed core Democratic party principles. The way I see it, the Republicans are truer to their platform, that is, if you vote for one, you know what you are going to get. Not so with a Democrat, not with these “new Democrats” anyway. I like Romney because he’s got a lot of good, old-fashioned, common sense.

  6. Marilyn says:

    RE: Rush Limbaugh went so far today as to read an entire letter on air designed to make people think Gov. Romney’s campaign was behind the leak of the current Herman Cain controversy. Fortunately, Hot Air saw through this ploy and presents a more likely source for the leak. Even Herman Cain’s own campaign is blaming an advisor to Rick Perry for leaking the story.

    It’s so refreshing, supporting Mitt because all you have to do is be honest. No dirty tricks or lies required.

  7. Dan says:

    hmm… Does Erick Erickson have some rogue moderators on his hands or is he lying? http://www.redstate.com/ryanlarsen/2011/11/02/dear-mr-erickson/

  8. Marilyn says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/herman-cain-rick-perry-mark-block_n_1072943.html

    But the Perry campaign also engaged in finger-pointing of its own. Sullivan told CBS News that Mitt Romney’s campaign might have been responsible for the leak.

    “I wouldn’t put it past them,” Sullivan said, adding that the NRA “is a big Romney donor.”

    “There are much closer connections between the Restaurant Association, Cain and the Romney camp than there are with us,” he said.

    The Romney campaign denied the charge. And Sullivan’s claim flies in the face of the political calculus. As long as Cain remains near the top of the polls, it is hard for Perry to regain lost ground and close on Romney. Cain’s success benefits Romney by keeping Perry down.

    Not that Romney doesn’t know this already, but, Texas politicians are known to play dirty, very dirty politics. Romney campaign, beware and be ready.

  9. nivram says:

    Very well said Ms Marilyn.. Very much agree with you. Nice observation. :)