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This is a really short diary.

Just saw this one (which is tagged in the NYTimes "the Caucus" column)  and i wanted to let everybody see it.  It likely will not be playing all over the country, because a few points will probably not do much in traditional BLUE or RED states.

It is about what Mittens said at the debate on Wednesday and it is pretty hard hitting.

It calls out a few of R-MONEY's lies and then goes to quotes out of several news sources, including MSNBC and CNN.

I guess you can only do so much in a 15  or 30 second spot.

However, given how many whoppers Mittens uttered in the debate, there could easily be a string of these ads, each one hitting several of the lies.

Let's see if Obama gets his boxing gloves on for the next debate.

On a snarky note, Ed Gillespie, one of Mittens' advisers, said that the Dems were treating the debate the way a 7-year-old does when he loses a checkers match.

Funny reference, Ed, but I get it.

Checkers.  A game Mittens likes to play because he gets to say "KING ME."

Let's see how well debate #2 goes.  And it need not be 11 dimensional chess.  How about just straight up shots of TRUTH?  That's a drink Mittens doesn't partake of, either.

 

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  •  Tip Jar (39+ / 0-)

    "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry November 6, 2012 MA-4 I am voting for my friends Barry, Liz and Joe (Obama, Warren and Kennedy)

    by BornDuringWWII on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:52:08 AM PDT

  •  Is this a TV ad? (6+ / 0-)

    I don't hear the required "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message."

    "The 'Gay Agenda' has indeed been revealed, and it bears a remarkable resemblance to the U.S. Constitution." ~Donna Minnis

    by Decided Voter on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 11:59:17 AM PDT

    •  good question, I found it AT barackobama.com (0+ / 0-)

      but couldn't figure out how to watch it there...

      the two versions and no "approve" almost making me wonder if they're still cutting this one together? and it's somehow slipped out onto the net before they were finished???

      (I've seen two different endings, different lengths by about 5 sec, see my OY!! comment below)

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 03:01:08 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Hmmm, really Gillespie -- checkers? (4+ / 0-)

    Wasn't that a rather famous speech by that other lying Republican? Hah!

    “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan” is an anagram for “My ultimate Ayn Rand Porn.”

    by theKgirls on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:02:12 PM PDT

  •  Showing MSNBC talking heads (6+ / 0-)

    Not really that persuasive. Should be used against what he's said in the past.

  •  They really need a strong "flip/flop" ad (7+ / 0-)

    Romney saying, with utter conviction, one thing and then the opposite, on a host of issues: abortion, taxes, gay rights... you name it.  Romney saying he's "progressive" - Romney saying he's "severely conservative".

    Pair it with Romney making his 47% comment in a private room, and then disavowing it as "wrong" on TV. Ask "Who is the real Mitt Romney?" Paint him as someone who will say anything to get elected.

    These ads need to be hard-hitting (to also influence media narrative) and run continuously until the next debate. If everyone sees Mitt through that "will say anything" prism, then his smoothness in debate works against him. He's a silver-tongued liar.

    C'mon, Obama campaign! There's no time to waste. Get on this!

    I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

    by rennert on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:09:13 PM PDT

    •  They Made a Web Ad With A Number of These Points (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      zhimbo, Sylv

      done as Romney vs Romney clips. Quite effective; it was 60-90 seconds if I recall, but much of it could've been put on TV with good tight editing. It would be more effective than this one IMHO.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:13:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  You might want to embed the video in your Diary? (9+ / 0-)

    Thanks for linking to it!

    In the Youtube video, click on Share (below vid), then Embed (below center-right), click inside the box with code in it, and Ctrl-C to copy that highlighted text. Then edit your Diary and Ctrl-V to paste it. Preview, Publish, and it should work, as follows:

    Using newscasters rather than Romney himself is more efficient and diminishes his face-time.

  •  Here in this diary is THE GREATEST ANTI ROMNEY (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    a2nite, SaintC, Sharon Wraight

    AD - SPOKEN BY REPUBLICANS THEMSELVES!!

    This is just Da Bomb - spread THIS one and viralize it!!

    Book mark it
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

  •  "There he goes again." Every time he lies. (0+ / 0-)
  •  It's getting there but they are still failing. (2+ / 0-)
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    Supavash, rennert

    They have the right idea but lose the commentators. They are just opinions. What's unimpeachable is Romney's own words, viz. January 20, 2011, when he specifically stated his plan to cut taxes by 20%. Use that clip up against the debate clip. Same person, two opposing views. That's the ad to run, not this one.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:23:32 PM PDT

    •  I agree; make R-MONEY debate R-MONEY, as in (1+ / 0-)
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      Anne Elk

      "severely conservative Mittens" vs. "moderate Mittens."

      Mittens lost in Massachusetts in 1994 when he tried to "out-liberal" Teddy Kennedy.

      "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry November 6, 2012 MA-4 I am voting for my friends Barry, Liz and Joe (Obama, Warren and Kennedy)

      by BornDuringWWII on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:26:29 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  They need to study Huntsman's (3+ / 0-)

        ads against Romney from the primary. His team made some devastating "flip/flop" ads. And now there's even more to add to it. "I will cut taxes 20% for everyone, including the top 1%" vs. "My plan does not cut taxes for the wealthy".

        C'mon, these Mitt vs. Mitt ads write themselves. And if they can be run, and get media coverage, before the next debate it causes people to doubt everything Romney says, no matter how smoothly or with how much conviction he says it.

        I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

        by rennert on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:41:05 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Last week's issue of Time had a cover story, (0+ / 0-)

    "Who is telliing the truth."

    It calls out both campaigns on 10 specific exaggerations/lies.

    BTW, why hasn't the Obama campaign used the term, Flip Flop. It's certainly a term the public knows is shorthand for "you lying SOB."

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 01:44:39 PM PDT

    •  They made a decision early (1+ / 0-)
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      auapplemac

      on to go after Romney's as a "severely conservative" instead of as a "flip flopper". But there's no rule saying you can't do both, especially now that he's etch-a-sketched himself. The Obama campaign theme against him now needs to be the "flip flop" one. There's ample evidence for it and a few hard-hitting Mitt vs. Mitt ads will be devastating.

      I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

      by rennert on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 01:48:29 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  More effective (0+ / 0-)

    if you show Mitt v. Mitt.

    E.g. "I will not lower taxes on high income Americans" v.

    "Taxes are too high, we need to lower taxes on the job creators" blah blah blah.

    Showing MSNBC folks saying Romney lied isn't as effective (although they are 100% correct) as Romney saying Romney lied.

    Why is it that a 3% tax increase for the wealthy is considered "socialism" and an 8% wage cut for the middle class is "doing your part"? MartyM

    by delphine on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 02:24:28 PM PDT

  •  OY!! does anybody have this clip WITH the last (0+ / 0-)

    word(s)? ARE there any words after "character, not", in any of the copies of this?

    Am I just being dense, IS the fuzzy-rMoney, with no more words, supposed to be the end?

    I saw this first in the "Krugman points out the obvious" post, and THAT copy is a 54-sec one. Those end, flat, at 54, with just "character, not...", without the cut-to-fuzzy-rMoney that is on the last 3-4 sec of THIS one.

    I assumed there was something more, that had gotten cut off, because there are a bunch of copies of this ad at 54 seconds, ending with "America needs a President with character, not....." full-stop-blank screen!

    Anybody have any idea why there are apparently TWO versions of this? one WITH fuzzy-rMoney, and one with the blank-dead-stop?

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 02:58:38 PM PDT

    •  when I play this clip, it ends.. "Not a politician (0+ / 0-)

      who plays one."

      Is that what you want to hear?

      "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry November 6, 2012 MA-4 I am voting for my friends Barry, Liz and Joe (Obama, Warren and Kennedy)

      by BornDuringWWII on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 10:49:16 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Actually (0+ / 0-)

    In one of this year pass Republican nomination debate, Romney said he will not raise taxes on the top 1 percent, now he said he will not cut taxes for the top 1 percent.  

  •  One of the best ads of the campaign season. (0+ / 0-)

    Bar none.

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