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‘Fox’s Anti-Obama Attack Ad Is Nearly $100,000 In Free Advertising For GOP’

 

 

$100,000 in free advertising? – ROTFLMAO!!!!!

How about a $100,000,000 in free advertising!

Ignore the bias of FOX. Ignore the twisting of facts by FOX.

FOX will be a 24 hours a day – a 5 month long ad for Mitt Romney and Republicans.

“The Medium is the Message”

Understand that. Because that is why President Obama may well lose re-election.

‘Media tougher on Romney’s past than Obama’s’?
From : http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/media-tougher-on-romneys-past-than-obamas.html

The Fourth Estate is a failure in that it fails in journalistic integrity.

FOX is an example of the new Fourth Estate – sucess in promotion.

While the ‘media’ debates if it is being fair, FOX is promoting AND with no comparable competition.

A 24 four hour a day, 7 days a week, 5 month log advertisment for Mitt Romney and Republicans.

Think THAT woun’t change how Americans think?

Without FOX, do you think we’d know what a ‘tea party’ was?

‘The four minute anti-Obama attack ad aired by Fox News this morning was the equivalent of $96,000 of free advertising for the Republican Party. Sources confirm to Media Matters that at the current rate of $6,000 for a 30-second ad on Fox and Friends, the cost of airing two four-minute attack ads would cost an outside group $96,000*. Fox News aired their ad at 6:45 a.m. and 8:07 a.m. during that program’.

‘Fox is also promoting the ad at the top of their Fox Nation website as “Must-See Fox Video.”

‘Conservative blogger Ed Morrisey of HotAir.com wrote, “If anyone wanted to look for evidence that the overall Fox News organization intends to campaign against Obama rather than cover the campaign, this video would be difficult to refute as evidence for that claim.”

‘Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik described the ad as “shamelessly political” and said, “Any news organization that puts up this kind of video is rotten to the core.”

‘Dylan Byers of Politico added, “For all its blatantly conservative programming, Fox News does a pretty incredible job of swearing up and down that it’s non-partisan. But it’s kind of impossible to see how you walk this one back.”
From : http://mediamatters.org/blog/201205300016

 

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Mitt Romney Lies #4 – “We have 145,000 more government workers under this president”.

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies.

The real ‘Republican Contract For America’.

‘Mitt Romney on Tuesday morning, telling the people of Craig, Colorado that he wants to put them back to work by firing 145,000 Americans for the simple crime of working in the public sector’:

“That stimulus he put in place, it didn’t help private sector jobs, it helped preserve government jobs, and the one place we should have cut back was on government jobs. We have a 145,000 more government workers under this president. Let’s send them home and put you back to work”!

‘Obama signed the stimulus in February of 2009. Since then, public sector employment has dropped by 608,000. Private sector employment, meanwhile, has increased by 760,000. Even if you just look at federal employment (which is but a small fraction of the overall public sector workforce), only 26,000 jobs have been added, a slower pace of growth than in the private sector’.
From : http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/30/1095883/-Mitt-Romney-s-new-jobs-plan-Fire-145-000-Americans

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Hoekstra wants federal office to vet presidential candidates, birth certificates’

This is what our Founding Father’s envisioned. An office staffed by an FBI and CIA agent checking birth ceritificates.

While most of this seems ridiculous, just look at the States that elected Republican majorities and then look at the legislation against women and their ‘choices’ in health care.

Oh that’s right. It’s NOT a ‘War On Women’.

Just like it isn’t a war to get us all to conform.

‘At a tea party gathering in Lapeer earlier this month, U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra said he’d like to create a federal office in Washington that would verify that presidential candidates meet the minimum requirements to hold the office’.

“This is not brain surgery. It should be an FBI person, maybe a CIA person,” said Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Holland, during the meeting in response to a question from the audience about Obama’s citizenship. “If you want to run for president, you’ve got to go with the proper documentation and get it certified that you meet the qualifications to be the President of the United States.”
From : http://www.freep.com/article/20120530/NEWS15/120530047/Hoekstra-birth-certificate-federal-office?odyssey=nav%7Chead

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Four-Year-Old Sings ‘Ain’t No Homos Going To Make It To Heaven’ – Receives Standing Ovation’

This isn’t the old Conservativism that I grew up with. This is the ‘new’ Conservative – and it’s sick.

‘As a child in a small town, I remember making the mistake of reciting a particularly racist version of ‘eenie meenie miney moe’ in front of my father. It was one of the only times I saw my normally reticent father be driven to anger. Despite the fact that I was only about four or five, and despite the fact that I had no idea what the words I repeated meant, I quickly learned they were wrong and I even understood why. In that moment, I grew. It helped form me as an adult’.

‘A four-year-old boy in Indiana also learned a lesson. He learned that singing about sending ‘homos’ to hell earns him a standing ovation in his church, the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, IN. He learned that there are people on this earth, even though he undoubtedly doesn’t understand exactly which people, who are hated by God and should therefore be hated by him. He learned that when he gets older, it will be okay to bully kids for being different, because the adults in his life ordain it; his church ordains it; God ordains it. The lesson will follow him’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/30/four-year-old-sings-aint-no-homos-going-to-make-it-to-heaven-receives-standing-ovation-video/

Mitt Romney Lies #3 – Romney Campaign Attacks Stimulus Mitt Once Supported

 
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies.

‘Despite Republican mythmaking that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) “created zero jobs,” in November the CBO reported that the stimulus added up to 2.4 million jobs and boosted GDP by as much as 1.9 points in the previous quarter. As The Hill explained, the CBO has found that “President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package continues to benefit the struggling economy”:

‘The agency said the measure raised gross domestic product by between 0.3 and 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2011, which ended Sept. 30. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that GDP in that quarter was only 2 percent total..’
‘By CBO’s numbers, the $800 billion stimulus added up to 0.9 million jobs in 2009, 3.3 million jobs in 2010 and 2.6 million jobs in 2011’.

‘Once upon a time, Mitt Romney was an advocate of government action to prime the economic pump. As Salon recounted in “The Stimulus Plan Romney Forgot,” Governor Romney hoped to improve the Bay State’s dismal 47th ranking for job creation’.

See : http://www.salon.com/2012/02/27/the_stimulus_plan_that_romney_forgot/singleton/

‘[T]he governor went big. In February 2005, Romney unveiled a sweeping $600 million stimulus package to kick-start the economy and create 20,000 jobs over five years…Most controversial: Romney wanted to spend $37 million to create new jobs by offering employers $30,000 for each new person they hired’.

‘Running for President in 2008, Mitt Romney had more stimulating to do. As the U.S. economy began slipping into recession in late 2007, candidate Romney again proposed jump-starting the economy. As the New York Times reported on January 19, 2008 in “Romney Offers an Economic Stimulus Plan”.

See : http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/us/politics/19romney.html?_r=1

‘Mitt Romney offered an ambitious plan Friday to try to forestall a recession, proposing a $250 billion economic stimulus package with sweeteners for supply-side conservatives, older Americans and corporations.
Mr. Romney’s proposal, outlined in a telephone interview during a campaign swing through Nevada, is grounded in new, permanent income tax reductions. It is also double the size of stimulus packages offered by two of the Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, and far exceeds the $145 billion plan that President Bush suggested to Congress on Friday’.

‘Then as now, Romney offered permanent tax cuts as the centerpiece of his plan. But when President-Elect Barack Obama was proposing a broader package of tax relief, infrastructure spending and aid to the states, Mitt Romney was on board’.

‘A month before the passage of final $787 billion stimulus program, Romney in January 2009 told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he backed quick action by the incoming Obama White House’:

See : http://www-cgi.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0901/04/le.01.html

BLITZER:’ He’s talking about a $750 billion economic stimulus package. He wants it to be passed as soon as possible. It’s unclear if whether it can be passed before he’s inaugurated on January 20th. What do you think about this proposal’?
ROMNEY:’ Well, I frankly wish that the last Congress would have dealt with the stimulus issue and that the president could assign that before leaving office. I think there is need for economic stimulus. Americans have lost about $11 trillion in net worth. That translates into about $400 billion a year less spending that they’ll be doing, and that’s net of additional government programs like Medicaid and unemployment insurance. And government can help make that up in a very difficult time. And that’s one of the reasons why I think a stimulus program is needed’.

‘And now, Mitt Romney backed by tens of millions of dollars from Karl Rove’s American Crossroads is planning on running against the very kind of economic stimulus he once whole-heartedly supported. As Politico reported, Team Romney is going to repackage its “Obama made the economy worse” lie by focusing on the stimulus’:

‘A senior campaign aide said Romney will argue that Obama has actually subtracted jobs: “Were these investments the best return on tax dollars, or given for ideological reasons, to donors, for political reasons? He spent $800 billion of everybody’s money. How’d it work out?”
From : http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/29/1095641/-Romney-Campaign-Attacks-Stimulus-Mitt-Once-Supported

The GOP is Threatening Your Job

A great blog to add to your blogroll.

Found this over at http://eclectablog.com/2012/05/the-gop-is-threatening-your-job.html

Watch : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ESFVnZZegXs

‘Of all the terrible lessons the Republicans have learned since 2009, the worst is: Economic sabotage works’.

‘In 2009, the President’s immediate efforts to stimulate the economy and rescue the auto industry took us from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating thousands. But, before the policies were even in place, the GOP called it a failure’.

‘KNOW THIS: The Stimulus was the most successful economic effort since World War II’.

See : ‘And here is the core of why the Stimulus worked. It stopped the explosion in layoffs’. @ http://eclectablog.com/2012/02/3-charts-that-prove-that-anyone-who.html

‘The way the Stimulus reversed the layoff crisis was obvious. But it couldn’t move fast enough to undo eight years of Bush/Cheney so the public bought into this baldfaced lie and gave the GOP the House of Representatives in 2010. Sabotage worked’.

‘Then, last summer, the House GOP did something unprecedented in American history. During a jobs crisis they helped create and did nothing to end, the GOP decided that they would not approve an increase in the debt limit without trillions in deficit cuts. They added to the insanity by saying that they would not approve one dollar in tax increases, even on the richest Americans’.

‘The result? The President and Congress’ approval ratings plummeted, as did consumer confidence—effectively sabotaging any recovery’.

‘The GOP eventually backed away actual default with a complex debt deal that they now refuse to honor’.

‘WHAT? They held the economy hostage for a deal they won’t keep’?

‘Why aren’t people in the streets’?

Maybe because a billion dollars buys a lot of fear :

‘Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives, plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress’.
From : http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76849.html

Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World – A ‘Conservative’ vision for America

 

Mitt Romney – ‘‘We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow in the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs,’’ Romney said outside the city’s Veterans Memorial Center and Museum’.
‘‘The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.’’
From : http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/05/28/mitt-romney-promises-world-strongest-military/4eqrXGBbwkxM1YmPNWfUyO/story.html

Child Poverty Rate. I guess that would be one of those, according to Mitt Romney and Republicans – ‘social needs’.

‘According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. Of the 35 wealthy countries studied by UNICEF, only Romania has a child poverty rate higher than the 23 percent rate in the U.S.’:

‘[The rate is] based on the definition of relative poverty used by the OECD. Under this definition, a child is deemed to be living in relative poverty if he or she is growing up in a household where disposable income, when adjusted for family size and composition, is less than 50% of the median disposable household income for the country concerned’.

‘In only two countries are more than 20% of children living in relative poverty — Romania and the United States’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/29/491443/un-report-child-poverty/

‘Food Stamps Reduced The Number Of Children Living In Extreme Poverty By Half Last Year’
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/08/440888/food-stamps-child-poverty/

‘GOP Votes To Cut Food Stamps Over Military Spending’?
From : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120515154010AAbZNdw

Voter Fraud – Meet Bill: The 91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

‘Bill Internicola is a 91-year-old, Brooklyn-born, World War II veteran. He fought in the Battle of the Buldge and received the Bronze Star for bravery. He’s voted in Florida for 14 years and never had a problem’.

‘Three weeks ago, Bill received a letter from Broward County Florida stating “[Y]ou are not a U.S. Citizen” and therefore, ineligible to vote. He was given the option of requesting “a hearing with the Supervisor of Elections, for the purpose of providing proof that you are a United States citizens” or forfeit his right to vote’.

‘This decorated World War II veteran is just one of hundreds of fully eligible U.S. citizens being targeted by Governor Scott’s massive voter purge just prior to this year’s election, according to data obtained from Florida election officials by ThinkProgress. The purge list, according to an analysis by the Miami Herald, targets mostly Democrats and Hispanics’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/29/491430/meet-bill-the-91-year-old-decorated-wwii-veteran-targeted-by-florida-governor-rick-scotts-voter-purge/

Wisconsin Recall – Governor Scott Walker committed to an ideological agenda that he concealed from voters – “Divide and Conquer”

 

This should have been an ‘all in’ right from the start for the Democrats.

Wisconsin IS the ‘talking point’ of the 2012 General Election.

Why give the Republican even a chance to get a victory of their agenda AND 5 months of ‘in your face with trying to replace’?

‘Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall’
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/exclusive-wisconsin-dems-furious-with-dnc-for-refusing-to-invest-big-money-in-walker-recall/2012/05/14/gIQAj6lxOU_blog.html

‘Wisconsin recall’s a ‘test run,’ DNC chair says’
‘Recall puts grassroots operation to test, Wasserman Schultz says’
From : http://www.wtae.com/news/politics/Wisconsin-recall-s-a-test-run-DNC-chair-says/-/9680976/14236724/-/svivnlz/-/index.html

‘With exactly a week to go until the election on whether to recall Scott Walker, the Democrats have settled on their closing argument: Vote Walker out because his serial dishonesty about his true ideological agenda has torn the state in half’.

‘As you know, video recently surfaced of a private conversation between Walker and a Wisconsin billionaire, in which Walker vowed a “divide and conquer” strategy against unions, as his “first step.”

See Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K1S_Pxw2n-U

‘Dems point out that in testimony, Rep. Connolly asked Walker whether he had ever had any conversation in which he had alluded to his “actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their donor base.” Walker’s response: “No.”

‘It seems pretty clear that if Walker is going to respond, he’ll do so after the recall election, which is set for next Tuesday’.

‘But whether he does or not, this latest episode highlights what has become central to the Wisconsin recall fight: The core question of whether Walker’s reforms represented a good faith effort to solve Wisconsin’s budget problems, or whether Walker has always been committed to an ideological agenda that he concealed from voters, and whether his dishonesty about that agenda is to blame for unleashing the political turmoil that has badly divided the state’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-dems-closing-argument-against-scott-walker/2012/05/29/gJQArRJhzU_blog.html

This should have been an ‘all in’ right from the start for the Democrats.

Wisconsin IS the ‘talking point’ of the 2012 General Election.

Why give the Republican even a chance to get a victory of their agenda AND 5 months of ‘in your face with trying to replace’?

‘Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall’
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/exclusive-wisconsin-dems-furious-with-dnc-for-refusing-to-invest-big-money-in-walker-recall/2012/05/14/gIQAj6lxOU_blog.html

‘Wisconsin recall’s a ‘test run,’ DNC chair says’
‘Recall puts grassroots operation to test, Wasserman Schultz says’
From : http://www.wtae.com/news/politics/Wisconsin-recall-s-a-test-run-DNC-chair-says/-/9680976/14236724/-/svivnlz/-/index.html

‘With exactly a week to go until the election on whether to recall Scott Walker, the Democrats have settled on their closing argument: Vote Walker out because his serial dishonesty about his true ideological agenda has torn the state in half’.

‘As you know, video recently surfaced of a private conversation between Walker and a Wisconsin billionaire, in which Walker vowed a “divide and conquer” strategy against unions, as his “first step.”

See Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K1S_Pxw2n-U

‘Dems point out that in testimony, Rep. Connolly asked Walker whether he had ever had any conversation in which he had alluded to his “actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their donor base.” Walker’s response: “No.”

‘It seems pretty clear that if Walker is going to respond, he’ll do so after the recall election, which is set for next Tuesday’.

‘But whether he does or not, this latest episode highlights what has become central to the Wisconsin recall fight: The core question of whether Walker’s reforms represented a good faith effort to solve Wisconsin’s budget problems, or whether Walker has always been committed to an ideological agenda that he concealed from voters, and whether his dishonesty about that agenda is to blame for unleashing the political turmoil that has badly divided the state’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-dems-closing-argument-against-scott-walker/2012/05/29/gJQArRJhzU_blog.html

Voter Fraud – GOP Michigan style – copy from previous election

 

“Having promised people I would seek another term in the United States Congress and, thereby, give them the chance to vote for, or against me, the only way to clean up my mess is to run a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District,” McCotter wrote in the column’.

The mess?

Lansing—’ Rep. Thaddeus McCotter turned in 2,000 petition signatures to get on August primary ballot, but all except 244 have been deemed invalid because of rampant duplicated copies, the Michigan Secretary of State found’.

‘A review by The Detroit News of the petition signatures found full copies of a sheet of signatures that were photocopied once and in some cases two times and mixed in with the 136-page stack of signatures. In some cases, a different petition circulator’s name was signed to the duplicate copy’.

‘The overt copying is “frankly unheard of,” said Chris Thomas, Michigan’s director of elections, as he thumbed through the stack of petitions. “It’s amazing when you sit and look, and it starts to dwell on you what they’ve done.”

‘The Secretary of State’s office has turned over its preliminary findings to the state Attorney General’s office, which would take up a potential criminal investigation of violations of election law’.
From : http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120529/POLITICS01/205290388#ixzz1wHWXJjRE

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