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Obama Campaign Ad: Mitt Romney: Extreme on Women’s Issues

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These Obama campaign advertisements are very powerful — because all the President has to do is quote the words of Mitt Romney and the Republican Party to make his point that the GOP agenda is deeply reactionary and anti-woman.

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1 Mich-again  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:35:08am

Very powerful. Mitt comes off looking like a tool of the far right. Good luck escaping from the Roach Motel.

2 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:35:38am

“Just close your eyes”

3 allegro  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:36:48am

I can hear the screams now about Obama stooping to negative advertising, hit pieces, etc. when all his campaign is doing is showing Romney and the GOP stating their own policy positions.

The truth is proving to be quite an obstacle for the GOP. Good.

4 Four More Tears  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:37:29am

re: #2 ggt

“Just close your eyes”

Ironically the same advice given to Republicans struggling with pulling the lever for Romney.

5 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:38:38am

re: #4 Assemble!

Ironically the same advice given to Republicans struggling with pulling the lever for Romney.

Same advice given my mothers to virgin brides.

/gah

6 wrenchwench  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:42:31am

Wingnuts complain (or did until Romney cinched the nomination) that Mitt won’t sign the Personhood Pledge, and he skipped their forum. I think he was preserving his Etch-a-Sketchability.

7 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:50:38am

I don’t want to hear about “negativity”.

You run as a candidate from a batshit crazy party, be prepared to deal with that huge albatross round your neck.

8 bratwurst  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:53:29am

If the GOP thinks they are going to be able to escape from this issue, they had better have a serious talk with Chairman Limbaugh. The only thing I ever hear from him besides misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton, the first lady or Sandra Fluke is lavish praise for the oil industry.

9 Gus  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:53:32am

Mitt Romney is not a moderate. Americans will have to take him at his word and see him for the extremist he has portrayed himself to be.

Mitt Romney. Too extreme for women and too extreme for America.

10 Decatur Deb  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:54:13am

Videorecorders have a well-known left wing bias.

11 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:55:12am

Remember the word: Lahar?

This is how I view the future and what the Whacko’s don’t seem to get. The future will flow where it may, being directed by forces beyond our immediate control. It’s path is determined not so much by our current action, but by actions so far in the past, it is impossible to re-direct them.

The future is millions of people younger than me and the candidates.

12 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:55:18am

Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin’s fake news site ‘Twitchy’ (perfect name) is calling on their Neanderthal readers to spam the #UAWOW hashtag on Twitter.

[Link: twitchy.com…]

They post some of the tweets from their readers — hateful, deranged, and illiterate, just as you’d expect. And they think they’re winning.

13 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:56:11am

re: #8 bratwurst

If the GOP thinks they are going to be able to escape from this issue, they had better have a serious talk with Chairman Limbaugh. The only thing I ever hear from him besides misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton, the first lady or Sandra Fluke is lavish praise for the oil industry.

Well, they still think they can buy their way out of integration …

14 Stanghazi  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:02:49am

Rope a Dope. They took the birth control bait, led by their leader Rush.

15 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:02:51am

What is the actual undecided percentage in the electorate at this point? I mean are we simply going to see five months of campaign spending and a constant barrage of ads for Romney and Obama trying to convince 6-8% (if that) of the population to vote for them?

16 Gus  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:05:07am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin’s fake news site ‘Twitchy’ (perfect name) is calling on their Neanderthal readers to spam the #UAWOW hashtag on Twitter.

[Link: twitchy.com…]

They post some of the tweets from their readers — hateful, deranged, and illiterate, just as you’d expect. And they think they’re winning.

All the usual suspects including that asshole Iowahawk.

17 wrenchwench  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:09:02am

re: #6 wrenchwench

Wingnuts complain (or did until Romney cinched the nomination) that Mitt won’t sign the Personhood Pledge, and he skipped their forum. I think he was preserving his Etch-a-Sketchability.

Is it cinched or clinched? Or either?

18 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:09:39am

Reading those tweets really brings it home — these freaks actually think meanness and misogyny is humor. They’re cracking themselves up.

That’s some ugly shit right there.

19 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:10:33am

re: #17 wrenchwench

Is it cinched or clinched? Or either?

Either word works.

20 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:12:51am

Whatever chance Mitt might have had has vanished with a. the religious right doubling down on its anti-women campaign and, b. Romney going whole hog pandering to the RRs.
Oh, well, the RR leadership will be happy. Their guy won’t get to the White House, EVER, but they will reap huge profits on DVDs, speaking fees, home-schooling supplies, health supplements and the other shoddy merchandise that is their real concern.
Happy marketing, assholes, and RIP, GOP.

21 erik_t  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:13:04am

The internet provides cretins a larger echo chamber than their local underside-of-a-rock, perhaps giving them further reinforcement that they are surely correct about their hate of the day. On the other hand, it encourages them to do it in the light of day, for all to see.

Give and take. I’m not sure if it’s a net gain or loss.

22 blueraven  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:13:30am

re: #14 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Rope a Dope. They took the birth control bait, led by their leader Rush.

Exactly…and not just on birth control, other women’s issues such as equal pay, PP and also immigration.

They will paint Mitt as a right wing extremist because he pandered to that group. Now he will have to embrace it or twist himself like a pretzel in order to appeal to moderates. When he does that, the TP folks will go after him big time.

lose/lose

23 nines09  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:13:50am

I wonder how many more versions of Mitt Romney there are to come up with. Mitt has shown himself to be nothing more than the Last Clown Left Standing.

24 austin_blue  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:14:00am

The R’s have no one to blame for this circular firing squad but themselves.

It’s funny, really, in a “this water tastes funny” way.

25 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:17:11am

re: #14 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Rope a Dope. They took the birth control bait, led by their leader Rush.

Which was stupid. Obama gave them a win. If they’d taken the rules as he set them up, where the birth control coverage mandate was off the table, but insurance companies could still approach women directly without involving the religious employer at all, the GOP could have gone around crowing about how they preserved religious liberty and kept the Dems from forcing the issue of birth control, or something.

Instead they let Limbaugh set the tone and the RWNJs followed him off a cliff into cuckoo land.

26 Killgore Trout  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:21:17am

Moderate Mitt reigning in the wingnuts: GOP follows Romney’s lead in parrying Democrats

27 Mich-again  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:25:07am

re: #24 austin_blue

The R’s have no one to blame for this circular firing squad but themselves.

The R campaign will be all about Mittigating the losses. Is that a new word?

28 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:26:45am

re: #26 Killgore Trout

That won’t last. There’s no way in hell that the GOP is going to piss off Norquist and the rest of the wingnuts through the entire race. Mitt NEEDS the wingnuts to have any chance at all.

29 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:29:11am

re: #26 Killgore Trout

They are moderate in the same way as the Muslim Brotherhood. They have a nice facade, but behind it is radicalism.

Good to see one of us on here is gullible enough to fall for it. Or that for some reason, because of an idiotic frog issue last year, all leftists are bad.

The Republicans need to be defeated and ostracized. Start this by pushing the meme that Republicans like being violent to women.

30 Obdicut  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:29:21am

re: #26 Killgore Trout

Not very effective, is he?

31 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:30:21am

Speaking of Limbaugh and the whole birth control debacle, this happened:

Georgetown University President: We Will Continue Providing Birth Control To Our Employees

Three days of calling Sandra Fluke a whore and a slut on the air and all the whinging about forced birth control coverage and a Catholic university like Georgetown is basically ignoring all of it to continue providing birth control.

32 Amory Blaine  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:36:57am

Any institution that accepts taxpayer money in any form should not be able to discriminate against any of their employees. Period.

33 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:38:42am

re: #31 Lidane

Speaking of Limbaugh and the whole birth control debacle, this happened:

Georgetown University President: We Will Continue Providing Birth Control To Our Employees

Three days of calling Sandra Fluke a whore and a slut on the air and all the whinging about forced birth control coverage and a Catholic university like Georgetown is basically ignoring all of it to continue providing birth control.

on my fb

34 Gus  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:45:48am

Wow. I’ve attained peak wingnut for the moment and need to take a break before my brain atrophies any further. Later.

35 Stanghazi  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 11:52:46am

re: #34 Gus

Wow. I’ve attained peak wingnut for the moment and need to take a break before my brain atrophies any further. Later.

I watched that feed for about a minute before the hate started hurting my stomach. Not a wise place to be if you like your Saturdays.

36 Stanghazi  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:04:00pm

Really think about it - all this hate & misogyny is based on their preference for a political party. And women are happily participating. Tribalism. Dangerous.

37 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:08:12pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin’s fake news site ‘Twitchy’ (perfect name) is calling on their Neanderthal readers to spam the #UAWOW hashtag on Twitter.

[Link: twitchy.com…]

They post some of the tweets from their readers — hateful, deranged, and illiterate, just as you’d expect. And they think they’re winning.

I’m not sure they care if they’re winning or not. I suspect that they’re just waiting for a ‘Pearl Harbour moment’ when they can forget about all this democracy shit and enforce their views at gunpoint.

38 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:09:26pm

Right wing caveman says what?

39 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:16:50pm

A conservative, a moderate and a liberal walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Hi, Mitt.”

40 Kronocide  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:20:54pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

Hypocrisy Broke The Irony Meter

I thought Moms Who Love Their Family were the GOP’s voting bloc?

41 erik_t  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:22:11pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

Right wing caveman says what?

Hatred goes in, hatred goes out. You can’t explain that.

42 Targetpractice  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:25:32pm

Obama’s running his campaign in the most efficient manner, letting Romney run against…well, himself.

43 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:41:18pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

Obama’s running his campaign in the most efficient manner, letting Romney run against…well, himself.

And he’s not going out of his way in his ads, either. It’s amazing how easy it is to just quote the other guy and let him walk back his own words.

44 Targetpractice  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:44:04pm

re: #43 Lidane

And he’s not going out of his way in his ads, either. It’s amazing how easy it is to just quote the other guy and let him walk back his own words.

It especially helps when the opposition’s best efforts to portray you as a hypocrite fall so flat, as we’ve see with the last two ads.

45 Varek Raith  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:46:53pm

re: #26 Killgore Trout

Moderate Mitt reigning in the wingnuts: GOP follows Romney’s lead in parrying Democrats

Hahaha.
Nice try.

46 Varek Raith  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:51:06pm

Sarah Palin: Child Labor Laws For Farms Will Make America Fail
What’s Moderate Mitt’s position(s) on this????

47 TedStriker  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:52:16pm

re: #16 Gus

All the usual suspects including that asshole Iowahawk.

Iowahawk went batshit crazy too, huh?

48 allegro  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:55:44pm

re: #46 Varek Raith

Sarah Palin: Child Labor Laws For Farms Will Make America Fail
What’s Moderate Mitt’s position(s) on this???

For the first time, children would be protected on non-family owned farms. Working with pesticides, lumber mills, animals, manure pits, storage bins, and many other jobs that children are often employed to perform would be regulated. But Sarah Palin doesn’t think America needs to protect kids.

Wow. I never knew that kids were not covered under such protections for NON-FAMILY owned farms. How are these any different from factories, etc. (besides being more dangerous)?

49 Obdicut  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:57:05pm

re: #48 allegro

They’re not. Big Agriculture has gotten a lot of mileage by putting on a plaid shirt, chewing a piece of straw, and saying “We’s just hardworking farmers here.” And it’s bull. They’re big industry. The people that need protection are the actual farmers— either the small owners, or the ones doing the actual, you know, farming.

50 sagehen  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:00:46pm

re: #15 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

What is the actual undecided percentage in the electorate at this point? I mean are we simply going to see five months of campaign spending and a constant barrage of ads for Romney and Obama trying to convince 6-8% (if that) of the population to vote for them?

The smartest thing I ever heard Barak Obama say, and the reason I supported him from the day he announced, was in mid-2006.

“It’s insane that both parties are spending all their efforts fighting over 2 or 3 million swing voters. The future belongs to whoever can motivate the 40 million who are eligible to vote but aren’t even registered.”

This is why “community organizer” was a valid credential. McCain pulled as many votes as George W Bush did… and Obama beat him by 9-1/2 million. Booyah.

(and this is why Republican governors and state legislatures are trying to make it harder to vote.)

51 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:01:40pm

re: #46 Varek Raith

Sarah Palin: Child Labor Laws For Farms Will Make America Fail
What’s Moderate Mitt’s position(s) on this???

Because child labor laws are a bad thing. Or something.

WTF century do these people live in? It’s like they actively hate all of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

52 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:03:09pm

re: #48 allegro

Wow. I never knew that kids were not covered under such protections for NON-FAMILY owned farms. How are these any different from factories, etc. (besides being more dangerous)?

Kids aren’t covered under non-family owned farms because migrant farm workers often have their kids in tow working in the fields too. Giving those kids child labor law protections is important, but of course Caribou Barbie seems to have a problem with that.

53 Lidane  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:10:53pm

re: #49 Obdicut

They’re not. Big Agriculture has gotten a lot of mileage by putting on a plaid shirt, chewing a piece of straw, and saying “We’s just hardworking farmers here.” And it’s bull. They’re big industry. The people that need protection are the actual farmers— either the small owners, or the ones doing the actual, you know, farming.

Children who are migrant workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals and pesticides, work in hellish conditions, and are also around dangerous, heavy machinery that NO OTHER INDUSTRY allows kids to handle. A 16 year old migrant worker on a farm can use a forklift but if Wal-Mart or Home Depot would try that people would flip their shit.

Also, children who work on farms as migrant workers account for 20% of all farm-related fatalities. There is no good reason to deny these kids child labor law protections unless you think that migrant farmer kids deserve to work in those conditions.

54 erik_t  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:16:40pm

re: #53 Lidane

There is no good reason to deny these kids child labor law protections unless you think that migrant farmer kids deserve to work in those conditions.

Oh, it’s nothing to do with migrant kids deserving or not. Little Johnny needs his 99c/lb apples, consequences be damned. Or more likely, consequences be not considered.

55 allegro  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:40:40pm

re: #53 Lidane

Children who are migrant workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals and pesticides, work in hellish conditions, and are also around dangerous, heavy machinery that NO OTHER INDUSTRY allows kids to handle. A 16 year old migrant worker on a farm can use a forklift but if Wal-Mart or Home Depot would try that people would flip their shit.

Also, children who work on farms as migrant workers account for 20% of all farm-related fatalities. There is no good reason to deny these kids child labor law protections unless you think that migrant farmer kids deserve to work in those conditions.

I just treated myself to fresh blackberries and cream. This is making me think of that delicious treat in a whole ‘nother way.

56 sagehen  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 1:52:59pm

For those who won’t be around this evening, set your VCR’s (oh, I’ve just dated myself, right? that’s not what they are anymore…. )

Set your DVR’s for tonight’s Correspondents’ Dinner. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting, Obama has some new writers, and Mitt Romney is even lower-hanging fruit than Donald Trump.

57 wrenchwench  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 2:10:49pm

re: #53 Lidane

Children who are migrant workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals and pesticides, work in hellish conditions, and are also around dangerous, heavy machinery that NO OTHER INDUSTRY allows kids to handle. A 16 year old migrant worker on a farm can use a forklift but if Wal-Mart or Home Depot would try that people would flip their shit.

Also, children who work on farms as migrant workers account for 20% of all farm-related fatalities. There is no good reason to deny these kids child labor law protections unless you think that migrant farmer kids deserve to work in those conditions.

Speaking of which, Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom.

58 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 2:30:42pm

Kinda sweet for the Obama campaign that the Republican primaries dragged on so long and forced Mitt to move so far to the extreme Right to win. At this point the campaign ads practically write themselves, no heavy lifting required.

Now that the primary is over Romney is of course trying his best to sound centrist and non-threatening to the undecided, but with all the far right positions he has staked out in the primary that is going to be exceedingly difficult for him to pull off convincingly.

(Checks popcorn supply—yep I’m good)

59 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 2:50:18pm

Just running Obama ads is weak. Downding

60 Interesting Times  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 2:52:47pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

Just running Obama ads is weak. Downding

LOL #youCantHandleTheTruth

61 Majacita  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 2:58:36pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

They have as much of Mitt Romney speaking as they do Obama….

62 blueraven  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 3:18:16pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

Just running Obama ads is weak. Downding

Charles could always run the ad by Mitt in which he has Obama quoting John McCain…except deceptively edited to look like the words are Obama’s.

Mitt is creepy that way.

63 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 3:45:07pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

Just running Obama ads is weak. Downding

OK, here you go … Mitt Romney’s latest ad. (It’s complete crap, of course, more distorted statistics. Boring too, as a bonus.)

Obama is kicking Romney’s ass right now in the web advertisement department.

64 Kruk  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 4:24:50pm

re: #27 Mich-again

The R campaign will be all about Mittigating the losses. Is that a new word?

if not, it sure deserves to be.

65 Kronocide  Sat, Apr 28, 2012 4:39:40pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

OK, here you go … Mitt Romney’s latest ad. (It’s complete crap, of course, more distorted statistics. Boring too, as a bonus.)

[Embedded content] Obama is kicking Romney’s ass right now in the web advertisement department.

Pointing out the obvious is weak too. It’s almost as bad as using facts.

66 Dazed  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 6:23:10am

re: #10 Decatur Deb

Videorecorders have a well-known left wing bias.

Heh gave you a green plus..You mad me LoL.
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