Below are two of Mitt Romney’s latest ads, mostly broadcast in swing states. There is no doubt about the battle ahead: Mitt Romney, principles, integrity and freedom vs Barack Obama, the mainstream media, Labor Unions, lies (say and do whatever it takes to retain power), dependency and debt. The lines are drawn and America will have a clear choice. Even so, Obama and his cronies will conform their message with guile and duplicity to try and purchase our society. The agendas are clear, and so must be the message. Obama will shade his message to appeal to all with a “flaxen cord” approach trying to reel us in before binding us in untenable chains of debt and subordination. Romney will deliver a message of reason, rationale and hope for restoring what made America great and exceptional; a strong and free economy; a strong and free America that defends freedom around the world. Romney will also have to call Obama out for his lies and those of the media. The cause is freedom and it is worth the fight!
The messaging of these two ads are indicative of some of what we will see in the future. You have to ask the question, how do you feel when viewing the ads?
Further, the upcoming debates will have a profound affect on the hearts and minds of American’s. Our prayers should be with Governor and Mrs. Romney, and Paul Ryan and their advisors, that they might be endowed with discernment in knowing how to communicate their messages of light and truth that will resonate with American’s and the world, and further how to expose the lies and deceit of those who seek to flatter America to its demise.
Deceptions once lobbed through Obama’s presidential peashooter are now coming fast and furiously through misinformation missiles – aimed at Mitt Romney.
Remember Obama’s Scheme Team memo last summer to kill Mitt Romney? They weren’t kidding. Here are the latest character assassination slams from Obama’s lie launchers…
Slam! Today we’re hearing from Nancy Pelosi and liberal talking heads that Governor Romney engaged in race baiting yesterday while speaking to the NAACP. (The avalanche of positive reviews for that speech has obviously rattled them.)
Slam! Now Romney could be a criminal. Yes, we could be supporting a felon! (*eye-roll*) From lie-launcher Stephanie Cutter (Obama Deputy Campaign Manager):
In a conference call with reporters this morning, the Obama campaign focused on this morning’s Boston Globe story arguing that Mitt Romney remained at Bain through 2002. The Romney campaign has called the story “not accurate.”
“Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investment,” Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter asserted.
“If he was lying to the American people,” she added. “then that’s a real character and trust issue that the American people need to take very seriously.”
“If he’s legally responsible for everything that happened inside those Bain deals, seems to me that he’s also politically responsible for the consequences of those deals in terms of people losing their jobs, losing their pensions and their health care, and American jobs being shipped overseas,” she said.
Slam! Cutter also reiterated the too-stupid-for-words claim that Governor Romney is the most secretive presidential candidate since Richard Nixon. Another attempt to define The Gov by invoking a name attached with great scandal… Yes, the Obama lie launchers have obviously memorized the Alinsky playbook.
Slam! In pre-emptive worminess to negate positive press coming Romney’s way from his attendance at the summer Olympics in London in a couple of weeks, Cutter tried to get some bang with this one:
Cutter also took a swipe at his work related to the 2002 Olympics, commenting that Romney’s Olympic record was “less than wholesome, shall we say, in terms of the decisions that were made there, the contracts that were signed, and the basic operation of how Mitt Romney ran the Olympics.”
Slam! Obama’s lie-launchers are not giving up on the Romney is an outsourcer meme, either.
Yes, Ms. Cutter. LYING is a real character and trust issue the American people need to take very seriously. The fact that you and your boss are deceiving America IS BEING TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY. So, stand back liars! Romney and team are firing back with explosions of TRUTH…
In a conference call Monday morning, senior staff said Romney’s surrogates would stop shying away from the word “lie” in responding to Democrats’ attacks on his business record, and plan to go on TV to call Obama a “liar,” the source said.
They are very fed up with these attacks,” said the source.
To spread the message, the source said, the campaign is going to start circulating a document to press that compiles “presidential falsehoods and exaggerations.”
Misleading, unfair, and untrue… Romney For President today released a new ad titled ‘No Evidence’:
The Romney press shop today released ‘Groundhog Day For The Obama Campaign’s False Attacks’. Check it out here.
The Romney press shop today revealed Obama Campaign’s Top Ten Lies & Exaggerations. Highlights:
NUMBER ONE: The Obama Campaign’s Discredited Attack On Governor Romney’s Record Of Job Creation
NUMBER TWO: President Obama Falsely Claimed Obamacare Was “Absolutely Not A Tax Increase”
NUMBER THREE: The Obama Campaign’s Attempt To Deflect Blame For The Failed Solyndra Investment
NUMBER FOUR: President Obama’s False Claim About His Record Of Creating Manufacturing Jobs
NUMBER FIVE: The Obama Campaign Distorted Governor Romney’s Position On Abortion
NUMBER SIX: The Obama Campaign’s Distorted Attacks About Massachusetts Contracts For Foreign Jobs
NUMBER SEVEN: The Obama Campaign’s Misleading Claim About Massachusetts’ Debt Burden
NUMBER EIGHT: The Obama Campaign’s False Attack About Governor Romney’s Position On Student Loan Rates
NUMBER NINE: President Obama’s Misinformation About His Own Record Of Job Creation
NUMBER TEN: President Obama’s “Ridiculous” Claim On Tax Cuts
Get the all the facts here.
Two days ago Team Romney shared this: The Truth Hurts.
The Romney press shop today released ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER OBAMA CAMPAIGN FALSEHOOD:
“The Obama campaign must think Mitt Romney is Superman. He was, in reality, rescuing the Olympics by working in Utah 24/7 for the years the Obama campaign also alleges he was running Bain Capital. Even though the Obama campaign may be wrong about his involvement in Bain Capital, it shows that even they can admit Mitt Romney is a great leader.” –Former Governor John Sununu
Today, The Obama Campaign Launched Even More False Attacks On Governor Romney’s Business Career:
Today, The Obama Campaign Falsely Alleged That Governor Romney Was Managing Bain Capital After February 1999. “The Obama campaign said a Boston Globe report Thursday proves Mitt Romney hasn’t been truthful about when he left Bain Capital. The Globe story cites SEC filings to prove Romney stayed on as head of Bain Capital after 1999.” (Pema Levy, “Obama Camp: Romney ‘Wasn’t Telling The Truth’,” Talking Points Memo, 7/12/12)
Multiple Non-Partisan Fact Checkers Have Already Confirmed Mitt Romney Left Bain Capital When He Actually Did – In February 1999:
“The Massachusetts-Based Firm Notes That Romney Retired More Than 13 Years Ago.” (Steve Peoples, “Bain Capital Defends Record In Light Of Criticism,” The Associated Press, 5/16/12)
Every time we pass a home foreclosure sign, pull up to the gas pump, grab a grocery cart, or grapple with monthly bills, we’re gut-punched with the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
Polls show approval for America’s gutter-sliding direction is way down.
That rattles Obama.
The Obama economy is not a winning referendum and many a ‘time we’ve seen how adoration loss sends the President and buddies into a tizzy.
Obama and operatives are digging deep. Their politicking has turned into a mud grab and they’re pelting fast and furiously at Mitt Romney.
Which conjured-up fetid glob will stick? A ridiculous hit job report about a 50-year-old incident that allegedly took place when Romney was a teenager? Romney hates dogs? Romney is waging war on women? His wife never worked a day in her life? She’s like Hitler? Greedy, out-of-touch, corporate raider Romney?
The latest slime comes in the form of a new Obama ad portraying Romney at Bain Capital as a job-destroying vampire. It’s the first attack on Romney’s business record:
The ad, at the unusual length of two minutes, will run in five battleground states—Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado—and is part of a larger $25 million, monthlong ad campaign. Republican officials tracking the ad buy said the Obama team was only airing the two-minute spot on Wednesday in the five states. The ad was expected to air during the evening news and direct viewers to an Obama website about Romney’s economic record and a longer, six-minute version of the ad appearing online.
The commercial will be coupled with a series of events Obama’s campaign is holding this week in Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina to highlight Romney’s role at Bain Capital, a company he co-founded. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said in a call with reporters that Obama’s team would highlight Romney’s Bain record “during next few weeks.”
That picture is not accurate, as Mike Flynn reports today in an article on Breitbart.com. Bain Capital shut down GST Steel in 2001, two years after Mitt Romney left the company to accept the job as CEO of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Flynn reports the key decision-maker at Bain Capital, when GST Steel was closed, was Jonathan Lavine. Lavine is an Obama supporter and bundler who raised more than $100,000 for the president’s reelection campaign. Lavine started working for Bain in 1993.
Even Steve Rattner, former Obama adviser, says Obama’s new ad is sludge:
“It [Bain Capital] did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly, and was a leading firm,” Rattner noted. “I do think to pick out an example of somebody who lost their job, unfortunately, this is part of capitalism, this is part of life. And I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”
The ad cost around $83,000. If the mud ball sticks, Team Obama will buy more air time (dip into some of that $15 million Hollywood/George Clooney money).
Romney’s campaign welcomes the attention on jobs:
“Mitt Romney helped create more jobs in his private sector experience and more jobs as governor of Massachusetts than President Obama has for the entire nation,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement.
The investment that Mitt Romney and others made in Steel Dynamics helped to grow the company and create jobs. For the workers of Steel Dynamics, this is a perfect example of the American Dream.
A mud bomb thrown today is so lame it plopped on the thrower’s shoes even as it was flung from his hand:
“Romney wants to create the illusion that somehow his experience equips him to lead the economy but there’s nothing about the record that would support that.” - David Axelrod, Obama campaign Senior Adviser
Thanks for the belly laugh, Axelrod!
In an interview with Newsmax TV, Ed Conard, a former Bain Capital business partner with Governor Romney, says Romney has a “deep understanding” of the economy:
Mitt Romney understands how the economy works and he is ready to focus on long-term growth by encouraging private investment in innovation, author Ed Conard told Newsmax TV.
He told Newsmax TV the Obama administration has discouraged investment by trying to penalize the wealthy and successful.
“They threatened all the successful risk-takers with much higher taxes,” he said.
Romney, on the other hand, is an experienced businessman who knows how to look at the big picture, said Conard. He praised Romney’s leadership skills at Bain.
“He made tough decisions when he had to make tough decisions. And he always made them with the highest level of integrity, which was aiming at what is the most valuable in the long run,” Conard said.
Conard comments on liberals’ view of the economy:
…[L]iberals still see the economy as it was back in the 1950s, not as it is now. And the current reality, he says, is that people with big ideas need investors with deep pockets.
“The people who need to take risks are the most talented people in the economy,” he said. “People who have a lot of equity have to start underwriting risk with that equity.”
He said conservatives, unlike liberals, understand the importance of equity. “We don’t want to take that equity, redistribute and consume it.”
Conrad said Romney is an extraordinary executive:
“He has a deep understanding of business. He has a deep understanding of the economy. He had one objective, and that was to dig down and find the truth. … He worked hard to build consensus…”
Read more here.
Obama would be thrilled if we forgot he was a drug-using, Bill Ayers-fraternizing, community organizing, ‘present’-voting, now school record-hiding, trillions in debt-amassing, triple AAA rating-losing, illegal immigrant-excusing, un-read bill-passing, foreign leader-bowing, “I’ll get back to you Medvedev-ing”, crony-capitalizing, cornhusker kick-backing, class envy-stoking, job-losing, food stamp-increasing, opponent donor name-publishing, vacation-taking Golfer-in-Chief.
Mud slinging is Obama’s only defense.
Mitt Romney believes in the American Dream and is uniquely qualified to keep it alive.
Dear critics who’ve been saying the Romney camp will go “too easy” on Obama and not effectively hold him accountable for his poor economic record, please don’t bite your tongue while chewing on this no-holds-barred web video, released this morning by Team Romney. Be sure to turn the volume up, and share with your friends:
Obama Isn't Working
Four years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, then-candidate Barack Obama said that Democrats measure progress by whether people can find a job and provide for themselves and their families. In September, President Obama and the Democrats will meet for the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, a state that has lost nearly 50,000 jobs since President Obama took office and has an unemployment rate of nearly 10%.
The well-produced videos just keep coming from the Romney camp… and each one adds reality to the crisis that is the Obama economy.
This particular video hits on a theme that Governor Romney has been touching on for awhile now: Obama’s Misery Index — sort of a measurement of misery, if you will, that is found by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate.
The somber reality of Ryan’s story is one that is shared with millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans across this country:
We’ll need real economic leadership to pull us out of this one.
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Additional thoughts from J Wyatt:
I’m so glad Governor Romney is putting faces on Obama’s ‘bumps in the road’ by spotlighting the plight of unemployed/underemployed Americans. Mitt gets it; we need more of these videos!
I really feel for Ryan; we could all probably add stories of our own and that of many friends and acquaintances struggling to survive Obama’s miserable economy.
I have my own story and know so many others - good, decent, hard-working Americans - who have lost homes, lost jobs, home mortgages under water, working three jobs and barely making it, expenses cut to the bone, savings used-up, credit maxed out, those for whom not only is college out of the question right now - buying badly-needed new shoes are out of the question! Add the higher cost of living and inflation to the mix, volatility in the Middle East and our crippling dependence upon that region for oil, our $14.3 trillion debt, government entitlements we can no longer sustain, an out-of-control federal government, and general uncertainty about the future…
America is FED UP!
No more Obama.
We can’t afford to put another president in the White House who doesn’t have a long and successful resume of PRIVATE-SECTOR job creating experience. Saying one knows how to create jobs and actually doing it really matters now. We can’t afford another poser in the Oval Office – and that includes Republicans with thin private-sector experience. We need a president who really knows how our economy works.
We need the real deal.
We need Mitt Romney.
P.S. Do you have an Obama misery index story to tell?
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UPDATE by Jayde: What’s up with the Wall Street Journal regarding Mitt’s new Ryan’s Story video? (Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal and FOX News.)
Eric Fehrnstrom, a long-time Romney aide and campaign spokesman, said, “He’s [Ryan] struggling right now, just like millions and millions of other Americans. The only person who apparently thinks the economy is doing well is President Obama, and no one but him believes that to be the case.”
To read Romney’s response to the article linked directly above click here.
Now there’s this; Greg Sargent from Washington Post:
To be clear, this isn’t to belittle the economic situation in Michigan, where unemployment tops 10%; and I’m sure [Ryan] King does have it tough. But given the tone of King’s extensive lament, and the degree to which the campaign presents his story as a neutral, apolitical hard-luck tale, it seems fair to add this additional context.
Websters dictionary: lament - 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to express sorrow. 2.Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a weeping.
Ryan is simply telling his story.
Degree to which the campaign presents his story as a neutral, apolitical hard-luck tale?
Just silly. I guess it makes a difference to some if the American experiencing hard economic times is a Republican.