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Thursday, September 27, 2012

President Obama Calls for "A New Economic Patriotism" in a New Ad

Posted by on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:18 AM

This new Obama ad is basically what Mitt Romney's ad should have been: A direct appeal to the voters, with details and very little bullshit about the other guy.

 

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Similarly to Romney, this says "create [x] jobs" but doesn't say how, just first we'll do that.
Posted by Foonken2 on September 27, 2012 at 6:35 AM · Report this
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Obama;

We can't hear your smooth BullShit over the deafening Roar of your SHITTY performance for four years.

Posted by Real America. Tired of Talk..... on September 27, 2012 at 6:39 AM · Report this
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There are no "savings" from ending the war.

That money is ALL borrowed.

Dumbass.
Posted by We really believe that Obama doesn't know that... on September 27, 2012 at 6:40 AM · Report this
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Economically Patriotic Americans pay Income Taxes.

They have skin in the game.

The Adults in America are going to have to cut the 47% off from the nanny State Titty.

Sorry,hipsters.

time to start eating solid food.

A job.......
Posted by Real America on September 27, 2012 at 6:42 AM · Report this
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haha, I know that there's only one comment so far but I don't think you need to unleash the paid trolls to whip up page clicks /yet/. It's still only 6:45.

(s/hes being ironic right?)
Posted by Foonken2 on September 27, 2012 at 6:47 AM · Report this
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Obama looks old.

Carter also aged a lot in his four years.

Presidents who are in way over their heads don't hold up well.
Posted by probably more time golfing would help.... on September 27, 2012 at 6:51 AM · Report this
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What @1 said.

(Also, who is ever going to see this "ad", other than partisans who go to the website? Nobody runs a two-minute video as a "TV ad".)
Posted by Cow on September 27, 2012 at 6:52 AM · Report this
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"Economic patriotism." Bravo, Mr. President.
Posted by Bugnroolet on September 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM · Report this
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Now we're talking.
Posted by Prettybetsy on September 27, 2012 at 7:09 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 10
Enjoy "The Grand Bargin" gang. And if you're under 50 KISS MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY GOOD BYE!! And the best part? It's going to be a Democrat President who's going to sign it away.

Bet you didn't see THAT coming!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 27, 2012 at 7:11 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 11
@1 He gives you an invitation to go to the web page and look for the details. Did you really think an expensive ad would spend countless minutes going into legislative and budgetary details?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 27, 2012 at 7:20 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 12
@ 7, such is life in the "solid blue" state, eh? We who live in battleground states will be treated to the full two minutes at some point. The edited one-minute and 30-second spots will get a lot more air, of course.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 7:26 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 13
@ 10, you're full of it.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM · Report this
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Unlike Romney (yeah, yeah, yeah, tax cuts for the rich, got it), Obama is providing details about his plan. I don't know that I've ever been prouder of this president.
Posted by shambhaladawa on September 27, 2012 at 7:42 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 15
@11, how so? The fact Obama has said he will embrace the Simpson-Bowels commision report that cuts Social Security and Medicare for future recipients? Or is the fact Obama is just a lighter version of corporatism than Rmoney make you .....uncomfortable?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 27, 2012 at 7:50 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 16
@11, maybe you should check this out

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/20…

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 27, 2012 at 7:52 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 17
@ 15/16, the president proposes, Congress disposes.

You see evidence that Obama will sell us all down the river because he's GOP LiteĀ®. I see evidence that he's inexperienced - something we knew in 2008, when we decided to vote for the guy with only four years' worth of national political experience.

If you think anyone will seriously vote to gut or destroy SS, you don't know why it's called the "third rail of politics."
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 8:06 AM · Report this
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This video makes tons of liberal sense. Obama made an appeal to voters, the people who have little economic and vanishing political power. Let's don't make policy, but make a commercial, especially when it's Great Depression Part II and Obama gave away trillions in bailouts while the Citizens United decision sealed the deal. Liberals should start offering to change lead into gold and see how many suckers they can gather. Probably not many from the Chicago Teachers Union, who got no support from Democrats but handily accomplished much for their members and the public.

If he's gonna be this clueless, Mr. Constant needs to float a resume to the Seattle Times editorial board.

@Matt from Denver's pained Democratic denials are must-read. (see also 'Bill Clinton destroys welfare')
Posted by Che Guava on September 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 19
@ 18, I recognize the words you use as being English, but they make no sense when strung together in this fashion. "Let's don't make policy, but make a commercial, especially when it's Great Depression Part II and Obama gave away trillions in bailouts while the Citizens United decision sealed the deal." That's the kind of sentence I might expect bing translation to spit out if it was originally written in Farsi.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
Pick1 20
@16 Obama was desperately trying to fix the debt ceiling issue which could've been catastrophic during a nascent recovery

What would you have proposed that would've been better? Keep in mind that this very republican cut to welfare and social security was shot down by repubs because it just might also close a few tax loopholes on the rich.

@18 Seriously guys! I'm sure instead of a commercial Obama could be doing great things for our nation with policy right now instead of just campaigning on it. Like, what about our vets! He should like pass a veterans job bill or something.

O wait, it got shot down for the sole reason that it might make president Obama look too good during the election.
Posted by Pick1 on September 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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@19 If you can't deal with the argument, then definitely resort to denial. That's what you're peddling here and what liberals have done for generations (Farsi? Is that a touch of racism?). Obama is the multi-culti George Bush, rancid bait for the politically inept like @20's "Congress Won't Let Him" trope.

Obama will in fact gut Social Security and Medicare. It's what he's there for and why this disastrously offensive Romney campaign is working for the 1% - when Obama imposes "shared sacrifice" on those least able to withstand it, liberals will say 'At least it's not that Very Bad Man who's fucking over the poors.'
Posted by Che Guava on September 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 22
@ 21, I can't deal with your poor grammar and unclear writing. I can only sense vague hostility in your rambling, but not facts or a solid case built upon them. Ultimately, that's your problem and no one else's.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM · Report this
Revenge! 23
@21

"Farsi? Is that a touch of racism?"

Hahahahahahahahahaha. You're dumb.

Dismissed.
Posted by Revenge! on September 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM · Report this
Pick1 24
@21 Are you really saying that the republican objection of "It would raise taxes!" is a legitimate explanation for avoiding creating jobs for returning vets that have put their lives on the line for this country?

Trope implies I'm using figurative language. I am not. The Tea Party is very literally blocking democratic ideals for bullshit reasons.

But good job shooting down MfD for not using facts to downplay your arguments then doing the exact same to thing to me. It doesn't make you hypocritical at all.
Posted by Pick1 on September 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 25
@ 24, remember, it isn't incumbent on me to reply to a nonsensical argument as though it's valid. I'm not "downplaying" it, I'm pointing out that someone picking a fight with me (see @ 18) has no argument to begin with - at least not that I can discern.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Report this
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Republicans are such whiny little children. Cry babies one and all.

"Waaaaa, Jim next door lost his job when the auto industry tanked. Went bankrupt nearly lost his house, but goddamn it Obama got him his job back with his socialist auto bailout. Now Jim is clawing his way back up WAAAAAA fuck I wanted to buy his house at sheriff sale."

"Waaaaa, the old lady next door was forced to retire when Bain bought the manufacturing job she'd worked at for 25 yrs, bankrupted it raided it's pension and shut it down. She lost all but a fraction of her pension but still gets social security. Its not fair Waaaaa. Whats even worse, she broke her hip last winter after slipping on the ice because she could no longer afford to pay that damn juvenile delinquent Billy to shovel and salt her walk. Now the punk does it for free but still charges me. Its not fair"
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on September 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 27
Romney just thought that it would be easy coasting into the presidency. Everyone would just see him as the Great White Hope, and just vote for him, never asking for too many details about his plans. On the notorious 47% video, he actually says that just on the power of his being elected into office the economy would immediately improve without him doing anything.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore http://www.wishbookweb.com/ on September 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM · Report this
treacle 28
Fuck "economic patriotism"... I want Economic Democracy
Posted by treacle on September 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM · Report this
treacle 29
@10, That wouldn't surprise me at all. Clinton shredded the social safety net worse than any previous Republican pres had done. The Dems swing in the same economic winds as the Repubs. No surprises there.
Posted by treacle on September 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this
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@24 No, Pick1, I'm saying that your lack of knowledge about parliamentary procedure and raw political pressure, coupled with your Obama Blinders, makes you look like a clueless toff.

@25 Liberal denial is like having pseudo-genteel commissars; they don't whip out loaded Makarovs but Tibetan prayer flags and breezy excuses. The Democratic Party should market Denial Diapers. They'd make a killing, though not as much as Obama's wars against the poor and other countries.
Posted by Che Guava on September 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM · Report this
Pick1 31
@30 Oh, so enlighten me. What part of the story about a GOP bill being taken down by the GOP and the Tea Party PACs working to remove voters from voter rolls is showing my "Obama Blinders"?

Details man! Cause otherwise you still seem like a dismissive, hypocritical cunt.
Posted by Pick1 on September 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM · Report this

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