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Maybe The Best Ad Of The Political Season So Far…

Maybe The Best Ad Of The Political Season So Far…
September 04
19:18 2012

Does the rhetoric of the Obama campaign bring about feelings of déjà vu, along with the inevitable nausea? If so, it could be ’cause we’ve heard it all before somewhere:

Have to say that the Republican National Committee has outdone itself with this new ad. With apologies to Abe Lincoln, you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time—unless they are Obama voters.

UPDATE: Oscar thinks this one might actually be a little better. Decide for yourself.

UPDATE #2: Does this ad belong in the discussion? You guys are welcome to judge.

UPDATE #3: At least worth an honorable mention is the YoungCons’ ‘Are You Better Off’ spot which went up over the Oct. 21 weekend.

UPDATE #4: And a three-spot out of the Romney campaign on the day following the final debate.

UPDATE #5: This post would hardly be complete without a Clint Eastwood appearance in a campaign spot, right?

UPDATE #6: Regardless of the above, we nominate this for the worst ad of the cycle. Ugh.

UPDATE #7: Thanks to Michael Moore, Lena Dunham is no longer the worst political adster of 2012.

UPDATE #8: And now there’s the “Conservatism Is Calling” video, which isn’t so much a campaign ad as something everybody ought to see.

Plus, Romney has an ad out popping Obama for wanting to appoint a “Secretary of Business” – which is nothing but a warmed-over rehash of an old idea Obama had which never went anywhere.

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  1. Lee Jackson
    Lee Jackson October 29, 20:55

    Amen… There is a saying "Show me who you walk with and I'll tell you who you are". Look who Obama has walked with. 1) A pastor who hates America 2) Bill Ayers- former member of the radical Weather Underground Organization that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings between 1970 and 1974. 3)George Soros who would like nothing better than for America to become subservient to international bodies. One of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America. Also, known as “The Man who Broke the Bank of England,” Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.
    In summary, everyone needs to research for themselves and vote for the person who stands for America… Romney/Ryan and not for Obama who apologies to countries that hate us, who chooses not to wear the American flag pin all the time, who's mate has shown disdain for military ceremonies, who skips security briefings for campaigning in Vegas with Hollywood celebs, who has lied about what really happend in Benghazi, and who told a Russian rep to tell Putin he would have more flexibility after the election. What is that all about? Folks, if the right decision is not made in this election, we'll lose America as we know it.

  2. Ann Nolte
    Ann Nolte October 29, 21:05

    How sad that the group does not realize he was a mistake the first time. Vote and make a difference.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 29, 22:40

    This guy OBAMA reminds me of tickle me elmo. Just pull the string and he says the same thing in 4 years.

  4. Gwen Mueller Morris
    Gwen Mueller Morris October 30, 00:49

    What a joke. Same old sh** just another day.

  5. Kathy Brewer
    Kathy Brewer October 30, 17:03


  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 30, 18:42

    Who would you vote for if you didn't work and didn't want to work?

  7. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 30, 19:35

    All I want to know is who the Romney's are going to hire to fumigate the White House in January so I can buy stock in that company.

  8. Roni Hurter Schuetz
    Roni Hurter Schuetz October 30, 19:36

    Actually pretty scary …..

  9. Allie Willis
    Allie Willis October 30, 21:11

    Wow, aat least he is consistent

  10. Kenneth King
    Kenneth King October 30, 21:34

    Obama's so damned lazy he can't even be bothered to write new speeches, the only thing this clown recycles is his words. I don't know why, BULL CHIT IS CHEAP!

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 31, 20:50

    Ronald Reagan? Come on, he was told what to do and what do say. That broken down excuse of the President was in Stage 1 of Dementia and all he did to make things run was Deregulate, Deregulate, Deregulate, allow Corporations to run wild with breaking Unions and move jobs out of the country without penalty. Ya, the True Bullshitting Republican Icon…Mitts the same without Dementia…he suffers from Romnesia.

  12. Dolf Reeves
    Dolf Reeves November 01, 14:26

    ….and the same results. I'm for Hope and Change. I HOPE Mitt wins because things will CHANGE for the better.

  13. Pam McDonald Kalian
    Pam McDonald Kalian November 02, 00:25

    Regurgitated PUKE! How can there still be anyone left in this country that doesn't see this? Perhaps they're all on leftover LSD from the '60s!

  14. Carolyn Silay
    Carolyn Silay November 02, 10:51

    He is a disgrace to the office of the Presidency!

  15. John Helvig
    John Helvig November 03, 02:56

    We won't be Obamaboozled any longer!!!

  16. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 03, 04:42

    Romney will WIN by a Landslide!

  17. Christina R
    Christina R November 04, 01:40

    Weird…a consistent politician WTF?

  18. Billy Whitfield
    Billy Whitfield November 04, 07:26

    The TRAITOR OF BENGAZI should be put on Trial for Treason, over his Bengazi Cowardice, and if found guilty, Executed!

  19. Melissa Howe Pomeranz
    Melissa Howe Pomeranz November 04, 15:15

    Joe Aromando. Stop speaking/typing. You're ineffective at articulating anything sensical in your posts and you're embarrassing yourself… And frustrating the rest of us.

    Chris Reeves and Bob Landry, great, thought provoking posts from both of you.

    EddieInFl: SHAME. ON. YOU. you're a repugnant anti-Semite and a disgrace to the human race.

  20. John Bittle
    John Bittle November 05, 12:38

    s.o.s., different campaign.

  21. C. David Satre
    C. David Satre November 05, 21:00

    They were going to do one like this for Mitt but when they went back, he didn't have any of the same positions or statements!

    • Evan Shadduck
      Evan Shadduck November 05, 21:48

      Consistency: he closed Guantanamo, like he said. He earned the Nobel peace prize by escalation in Afghanistan, invading Libya, sending arms to Syria, financial embargo on Iran. He's been the most transparent Presidency – executive privilege used to protect Holder in Fast and Furious, etc.. He's supported "green" by sending green $ to Solyndra and three other large $ pits. NO, I don't have dreams of Romney solving all the problems. I just haven't drunk your cool-aid either.

    • Evan Shadduck
      Evan Shadduck November 05, 21:51

      The "cool-aid" comment sounds harsher than I want it to sound.
      I did a "thumbs up" on Ryan but didn't do it for Romney.
      I have heard that Ryan has big problems. Haven't read of them yet. I support the attempt to balance the budget – but in my world the defense department is fair game for cuts along with all other areas.

  22. Susan Nihg Charthaigh
    Susan Nihg Charthaigh November 06, 03:11

    At least one of the Obama sound bites was from the hurricane cleanup but that's not the point. I'd rather have a do nothing president than a president who has promised he will take more of my rights away; proven he has no concept of poverty; and has a history of sending jobs overseas.

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