Election 2012 Will Come Down To Less Than 1 Million Voters

Dukais rode in the tank.

Bush told us to read his lips.

Kerry voted for it before he voted against it.

Romney drove 12 hours with his family pet on the roof of his car. 

There is no spin about it, no “tax rates” or “revenue estimates” or “policy differences.”  
This is a gut check issue, something everyday people know is just wrong.
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“We can almost guarantee that 48 percent of each state’s voters will go for Obama, and another 48 percent will decide for Romney. And so the whole shootin’ match comes down to around 4 percent of the voters in six states.”

“I did the math so you won’t have to. Four percent of the presidential vote in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, and Colorado is 916,643 people. That’s it. The American president will be selected by fewer than half the number of people who paid to get into a Houston Astros home game last year…”

                                                                                                                                                                                 —-Paul Begala


“What a president believes matters, and Mitt Romney believes in being mean to all things living”

“What a president believes matters. Mitt Romney’s companies were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low wage countries. He supports tax breaks for companies that shift jobs overseas. President Obama believes in insourcing. He fought to save the U.S auto industry and favors tax cuts for companies that bring jobs home. Outsourcing versus insourcing. It matters.”

via The Morning Plum: No letting up on Bain – The Plum Line – The Washington Post.

Mitt’s Poor Billionaire Friends Don’t Like Questions….

Big Political Donors Shy Away From Public Scrutiny : NPR

Several dozen wealthy donors have taken advantage of this post-Citizens United world, writing seven-figure checks to political superPACs.

Yet it seems there’s something wealthy donors weren’t counting on when they wrote those checks — attracting attention, including from the political opposition and the media.

“There’s been a ton of so-called electronic media journalists that have lodged all kinds of innuendo in my direction, accused me of all kinds of bad things,” says Frank VanderSloot, who wrote checks totaling $1 million to Restore Our Future, the superPAC supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The money came through his company, Melaleuca, which uses Amway-style marketing to sell cleaning products.

Any superPAC donor who gives more than $200 has to be reported to the Federal Election Commission, and that information is released to the public. That’s how journalists found out about VanderSloot’s donation and began looking into him.

That’s how President Obama’s campaign got VanderSloot’s name, too. On a website called Keeping GOP Honest, the Obama campaign posted a list of big donors to the pro-Romney superPAC, including VanderSloot.

VanderSloot told Fox News he was taken by surprise: “That really worried me at first, I’ll tell you, and my first anticipation was that, ‘Yeah, I’ve got a target strapped on my back.’ And sure enough, then the attacks started coming, and I really thought I’d made a mistake.”

via Big Political Donors Shy Away From Public Scrutiny : NPR.

Public Starting To Recognize The GOP’s “American Families Last” Power & Profit Agenda

Nearly Half Think GOP Stalling Economic Recovery

A new DailyKos/SEIU/PPP poll finds that 49% of registered voters nationwide think Republicans are “intentionally stalling efforts to jumpstart the economy” to ensure President Obama’s defeat for re-election.

via Nearly Half Think GOP Stalling Economic Recovery.


Mitt’s Greatest Hits: $1500 is Pocket Change for the Bain Bully

$1500 is Pocket Change for the Bain Bully but It’s

Big Money for Working Families

Mitt Romney calls Obama‘s $1,500 payroll tax cut “temporary little band aids.” “I don’t like temporary little Band-Aids, I want to fundamentally restructure America’s foundation economically.”

Mad Dog Bites Obama


GOP Ads About to Take Lower Road in a Big Way

Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg report in the NYT that top GOP strategists have joined forces with conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts to prepare for a political ad campaign that may set a new standard for viciousness. According the the authors, one part of the plan includes,

…running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.

“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.

The ad would reportedly front an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who would say that Obama presents himself as a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.” This particular group of conservatives seems terminally obsessed with the Jeremiah Wright fuss, which the public may now see as a no-longer relevant yawner.

But it is a clear harbinger of the depths of the low road Republican campaign to come. It’s all part of the strategy of using Super PAC’s to do the dirty work, while the Romney campaign stays on the ‘higher’ road:

…Should the plan proceed, it would run counter to the strategy being employed by Mitt Romney’s team, which has so far avoided such attacks. The Romney campaign has sought to focus attention on the economy, and has concluded that personal attacks on Mr. Obama, who is still well liked personally by most independent voters surveyed for polls, could backfire.

…The strategists grappled with the quandary of running against Mr. Obama that other Republicans have cited this year: “How to inflame their questions on his character and competency, while allowing themselves to still somewhat ‘like’ the man becomes the challenge.”

Lamenting that voters “still aren’t ready to hate this president,” the document concludes that the campaign should “explain how forces out of Obama’s control, that shaped the man, have made him completely the wrong choice as president in these days and times.”

The ad would run during the Democratic convention in Charlotte. It also calls for billboards and aerial banners etc.

via GOP Ads About to Take Lower Road in a Big Way | Democratic Strategist.

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Mitt is Mean Goes National on CNN

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It would be easy to dismiss all of this as political silliness were it not for one troubling fact: Sometimes the way a president connects with critters can affect the way voters relate to him.

For all the headaches on the campaign trail, you would not think a candidate would be hounded by his own dog.

That, however, has been the relentless fate of Republican contender Mitt Romney. A trip to Canada 30 years ago with the family pooch in a car top carrier, has been the gift that just keeps giving to Democrats. They’ve lampooned him as cruel at worst, foolish at best, with bumper stickers and T-shirts that say “Dogs aren’t luggage!” and “Mitt is Mean!”

Republicans have counterattacked by pointing out that President Obama wrote in his own book about eating dog as a child, helping the dog fight become a theme at this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel nipped at both of them. “If Mitt Romney offers you a ride, call shotgun. And if President Obama starts buttering you, run!”

It would be easy to dismiss all of this as political silliness were it not for one troubling fact: Sometimes the way a president connects with critters can affect the way voters relate to him.

via White House pets have long pedigree in political squalls – CNN.com.

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Mean Mitt to Autoworkers: Drop Dead!

Obama On Romney’s Auto Bailout Claims:



Meow – Today’s Treat

Mitt is a mean dude.

You and I know it, but most people don’t know what he did to poor Seamus, and you know what?

The folks that do will have a huge. impact on this election.

Independent and undecided PET OWNING voters will make up several million voters in the battleground states.

To pet owners and lovers, putting a dog on the roof of a car for 12 hours is no laughing matter.

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MSNBC Guest Host Steps In It

Boston, MA-Michael Smerconish really stepped in it last night when he guest hosted MSNBC’s Hardball. He described Mitt Romney’s abuse of his dog, Seamus as “embarrassing.”  Embarrassing or cruel?  You decide for yourself.

You may have heard the story. In 1983, the Romney family took a vacation and drove 12 hours to Canada from the Romney mansion in Massachusetts. For the entire trip, the family’s Irish setter, Seamus was exiled to a crate strapped on top of the station wagon. When Seamus answered the call of nature and rained on the Romney parade, mean Mitt hosed the car and poor Seamus down.

Mitt is a mean dude. If Romney teats his own pet like this, how do you think he’ll treat you? Romney has already made it clear that he doesn’t care about the cares and concerns of poor people and working families.

Smerconish has his own pet. I just hope his dog fares better than poor old Seamus did.

Mitt is Mean is a group of animal lovers and pet owners who want to make the case against the coldblooded and calculating corporate CEO. We will fight a targeted online video campaign against Romney in the battleground states focused on Romney’s indifference to the suffering and pain of Seamus and working Americans.  Check us out at www.MittisMean.Org.


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