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Well the Obama campaign is finally waking up and starting to run a true general election plan.  

Check out this new KILLER Medicare ad:  Victims!

Other great ads put out by the campaign today:

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  •  This is good!!! (14+ / 0-)

    Add to the Ohio poll, and let's get our enthusiasm back.  

    I'm glad Barack Obama is our President.

    by TomP on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:55:12 PM PDT

  •  WIN! (6+ / 0-)

    Right to the point. Cries of "mediscare!! in 3...2...1...

    I kinda wish folks would refer to vouchers as what they are: coupons. Like a coupon for five cents off a can of tunafish. Same damn thing. How'd you like to find out that after all those years, all you've earned was a coupon book? Need a new hip? Here's a coupon. Diabetes? A few coupons might help.

  •  Good. I'm all for Mediscare tactics. (3+ / 0-)
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    Fury, ColoTim, Throw The Bums Out

    I'd wax lyrical about 'going in the gutter' or character assasination on the GOP guys, but hey, Romney brought up Death Panels so right back at you. No sympathy.

    More more more.

  •  Love this...eom (1+ / 0-)
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    "...annoyingly ethical,"

    by chicating on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:11:39 PM PDT

  •  Oh hooo. They are on a roll!!!! Yeah Baby!!! (1+ / 0-)
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    They are steamrolling on the ad front and I have a feeling they're just getting started.

    If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

    by DoctorWho on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:13:54 PM PDT

  •  Obama speaking Spanish makes for a good ad (6+ / 0-)

    the pronunciation was not bad.

    here's a rough translation

    In the youth known as The Dreamers, I see the same qualities that Michelle and I try to instill in our daughters. They respect their parents, they study to improve themselves, and they want to strengthen the only country that they know and love. As a father, they inspire me, and as President, their bravery has made me remember that no obstacle is too big, no path too long.
  •  dairied about this with a transcript (1+ / 0-)
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    But you posted first. :)

  •  I was thinking to myself on the train today (0+ / 0-)

    wondering if Obama spoke any Spanish and if so, would his campaign release an advertisement featuring it. Glad to see one up!

  •  Good (0+ / 0-)

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:03:49 PM PDT

  •  What Obama should have said at the last debate (1+ / 0-)
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    and better as hell say at the next one is:

    "They'll change SS and Medicare over MY DEAD BODY."  Or some forceful and categorical equivalent.

    I'm starting to think the arrogance of the White House in thinking that they could keep their options open on this may have been what screwed up the debate for them.  His reversion to fuzzy wonkery allowed Mitt's lies to obscure the differences.

    •  calling or concluding Obama to be arrogant (0+ / 0-)

      always bothers me, even from supporters. It's so heavily used as code...sometimes some use it to get at "uppity" and the like. The  Right does.

      I get that likely you are not here...but just wanted to point it out. I do understand that it's good for supporter to be critical and QUESTION the possiblity. But intead though it feels as if people draw conclussions that it must be. I understand the allure of CONCLUDING what must have happened but I do not think we have enough data of what was going on with Obama that night in order to conclude ANYTHING, comforting as that might be. We have to stay open that it is ONE explanation for what we saw go on. But only one.

      The only data we have  is his behavior during the debate...which was not at all arrogant or forceful. We also know he was dealing with possible war with Syria via Turkey that day. We have NO IDEA what else was on his plate, if he was up all night...or what parts of what we saw were strategy and what were unplanned.

      Maybe I parse words more finally ...I am mostly responding to "I'm starting to THINK..." and your already concluded that the  WH is "thinking they could keep their options open".

      We simply don't know what they were thinking.
      If you are into the Myers Briggs, this is a P (perciever) vs a J (judger) difference. Perhaps only in communication.

      I worry about the possibilty that they were arrogant or complacent but by no means need to think it true. Reversions to "fuzzy wonkery" can be when people are exhausted as well...and/or have their entire plan thrown by lies

      sad they didn't see this coming. Maybe it could have been arrogance or maybe Obama, leader of the ship, made a mistake in paying too much attention to governing and not enough to winning re election.

      i respond to voices like yours not just yours. Have seen the "arrogance" argument, as a conclusion, quite a bit lately. I just can't conclude anything just stay open and do what I can with the various possibilities if any.

      (my health is at stake if Obama looses so I do have skin in the game...I'm on Medicaid which Romney WILL cut)

      •  If you prefer, I'll use the word (0+ / 0-)

        "recklessness," then, although I don't think I really should have to cater to your concern over the word.  "Hubris" is another useful word I might have used.  Foolishly assuming your position is more secure than it really is and reaching too far.  In this case, the reaching too far might be that he thought he could keep his options open on cutting SS and Medicare while still beating Romney handily.  

        As for Meyers Briggs, I'm INFP, for what it's worth, and scored high on the N and the P.  If that kind of thing appeals to you, you might want to inquire into the Big Five test, which gives you a five letter code that emphasizes one letter more than the other.  In that one I maxed out on Intuitive.  I can't remember my score because I didnt' like the answer.  It said I'd make a good ninja assassin.

        •  you don't need to cater to me at all (0+ / 0-)

          just drawing attention to how the word is sometimes being used.
          the way you worded your post I thought you might be a J and concluding.

          I'm a strong N as well. To me, it feels like drawing conlussions when we say hubris or arrogance that he thought he had it in the bag. One point I have is that we do not know what he thought hmself. In fact it may be WE who thought k he had it in the bag, in fact! I can't project that on him for sure. I don't know that his behavior is Caused by him thinking he could phone it in because he had it in the bag. There are so many other reasons. One is we don't know what he had going on that day/night before trying to govern and run for President at the same time.

          He was not a great debater initially IIR in 2008 but got better. By the time he was with McCain he'd had a lot of practice and McCain wasn't as good as this Romney and he was not, at that time, trying to pin a moving target.

          Obama is an introvert. He does not think quickly on his feet especially under pressure. Instead he communicates best in organizing his thoughts in advance or in writing. It is believable to me that Romney's complete change threw his plans. It's his/the campaigns fault if they did not think through what to do or say if Romney flipped on them. But Obama did not handle it effectively.

          Maybe,of course, you are right. Hope so in that I'd rather it wasn't ability or demands of job that resulted in this performance.

          If you read all this,  with your strong N by now you can see that I am a T--thinker, not an F, feeler. I am good at separating what I know from what I feel. Feeling wise, I'm quite upset FYI...I have skin in the game because I'm disabled (since 2 yrs ago) and on Medicaid by necessity. If Obama looses Romney is in fact cutting my healthcare and I will in fact suffer...I am scared.  I need Obama, personally, to get it togeather to fight for me, and all of us.

          •  You haven't paid much attention (0+ / 0-)

            to what I've been saying.  I was saying that he may have blown the debate because he was fighting for SS and Medicare cuts rather than fighting for you and me and progressive causes when he failed to fight back against Romney on the issue of SS and Medicare in the debates.  Again, I'm obviously speaking speculatively here, but this is what I think most likely happened now.  He's wed himself to the Grand Compromise and wouldn't unwed himself long enough to make categorical statements defending SS and Medicare, two programs which are not just progressive, but popular with conservatives in polling as well.  As it is, he stood there at the podium and said:

            “21:39:56: LEHRER: All right? All right. This is segment three, the economy. Entitlements. First — first answer goes to you, two minutes, Mr. President. Do you see a major difference between the two of you on Social Security?

            21:40:15: OBAMA: You know, I suspect that, on Social Security, we’ve got a somewhat similar position. Social Security is structurally sound. It’s going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker — Democratic Speaker Tip O’Neill. But it is — the basic structure is sound...

            And that's where many of us were bashing our heads against the wall.  He should have said, "They will cut SS and Medicare over my dead body," and shut up.  But that's not his position.  he wants to "tweak it."  And his position is "similar" to Romney's.  Right.  

            That's hubris.

            I think we're screwed whoever wins.  Our best chance, I think, is for Obama to win the presidency, but that a coalition of liberal Dems and crazy "vote no on anything" teabaggers will resist him when he tries to push his "grand compromise" after the election.

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