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  •  What kind of person votes Obama '08 (8+ / 0-)

    But changes their mind in '12 due to this attack? That's not entirely rhetorical, i really struggle to understand Romney voters, but I think if you voted for Obama, you saw him presidential enough that you'll be offended by racist attacks on his worthiness.

    I'm sure plenty of voters have reasons to be angry about policy, the economy, or unicorn deficiencies, but to call the president unAmerican seems like a tone-deaf slap in the face to every single '08 voter to me.

    Snarka snarka snarka!

    by Hunter Huxley on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 08:31:03 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe they won't switch to vote for Romney (2+ / 0-)
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      rb6, Heart of the Rockies

      but they could not vote for Obama. They could just stay home or only vote in the down-ballot races.

      You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia".

      by yellowdog on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 08:45:42 AM PDT

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    •  That's Romney's screwup (4+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, nellgwen, drmah, schnecke21

      This crypto-racist Birther-lite BS is either just red meat for the base (and this is NOT the time to be serving up red meat), or it's the last arrow in the quiver. I suspect it's the latter.

      It might work to bring a few otherwise lukewarm wingnuts out to the polls, but it will NOT work on anyone who voted for Obama in 2008. In fact, it will turn them off, because it's basically calling them suckers. But without making a solid dent in the 2008 swing voters who went for Obama, Romney is toast. This isn't going to be a mere base election.

      Obama is our Reagan.
      Romney is their Mondale.

      by Orbital Mind Control Lasers on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 09:00:02 AM PDT

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