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Team Obama’s Reelect Strategy Revolves Around An Unrelenting Negative Campaign

“Though The Obamans Certainly Hit John McCain Hard Four Years Ago-Running More Negative Ads Than Any Campaign In History-What They Intend To Do To Romney Is More Savage.” (John Heilemann, “Hope: The Sequel,” New York Magazine, 5/27/12)

  • Obama Relies On “Going Negative,” Which Is “Very Different From The Formula” He Used In 2008. “Obama and his advisers fell back on the timeless method that has essentially become the default option for presidential reelection campaigns, despite his promises to change the process. They prefer to talk euphemistically about ‘drawing the contrast,’ but everyone else calls it going negative. This was something very different from the formula that elected the country’s first African-American president, but it would have to do.” (Glenn Thrush, Obama’s Last Stand, 2012)

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Dysfunctional National Committee

  • The DNC Is Plagued By Money Troubles And Obama’s Worst Surrogate
  • JUST A FEW WEEKS OUT FROM ITS CONVENTION, THE DNC’S FUNDRAISING OPERATION IS IN DIRE STRAITS

In July, The DNC Raised About $10 Million, While Spending $32 Million, Leaving It With Just $15.4 Million Cash On Hand. “Early reports showed the Democratic National Committee spent about $14 million in coordinated advertising with Obama. That’s as the DNC raised roughly $10 million in July while also spending $32 million, leaving the party with about $15.4 million in the bank by month’s end.” (Jack Gillum, “Obama, DNC Spending Exceeded Donations In July,” The Associated Press, 8/20/12) (more…)

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Team Obama Spends Sunday On Defense

Fox’s Chris Wallace: “That is the argument that the Obama campaign makes – that the $716 billion is all in cuts to providers and insurance companies and it will have no effect on benefits or services to the beneficiaries. Let me ask my question. Medicare’s own actuary, own actuary of Medicare – not of the Romney campaign – says that is impossible. That you can’t have the same services for $716 billion less. And let’s put up some of what the Medicare actuary says. They say that 15 percent of Medicare providers will be unprofitable by 2019. 25 percent of Medicare providers will be unprofitable by 2030. (more…)

Ping! California Families Can’t Take Back Control of Their Healthcare Choices Until Capps is Out of Office

WASHINGTON — Smart phones in California are blowing up! And it’s not anything to LOL about. Last week’s Supreme Court decision means that ObamaCare will stay on the books, unless Californians repeal Lois Capps in November.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a new TV ad reflecting the reaction of voters in California: The only way to stop ObamaCare is to repeal Capps. As long as Capps is in office, California workers, families and seniors will be stripped of affordable access and will be forced to absorb huge tax hikes as a result of her repeated support for ObamaCare.

“Californians are talking about this decision, and they don’t like what they see,” said NRCC Deputy Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “By slashing Medicare and burdening job creators, ObamaCare has made a bad economy worse for California families. Lois Capps thinks that government can control the healthcare choices of Californians better than they can themselves, and voters will have the final say in November.”

Watch the TV ad here–>>

Elizabeth Emken sent the following message to supporters regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare which read in part:

The Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare, making it crystal clear that the only way to ensure that Americans repeal this dishonest attempt at health care reform is to take back the White House and the U.S. Senate this November.

This decision raises the stakes this November. Now more than ever before there is a simple choice: do Californians want more taxes upon the taxes they are already burdened with for a law that makes no sense at all?

Democrats like Dianne Feinstein lied about the cost of Obamacare, then stole from Medicare to justify the initial price tag. Now they are attempting to steal from core institutional programs at the Centers for Disease Control that support programs for the disabled to cover up the ballooning cost. That’s not just shady politics, it’s just plain wrong. And now the Supreme Court ruling has brought Obamacare’s hidden taxes to the light of day. We must stop Feinstein immediately.

Unfortunately, Obamacare will continue to have a negative impact on job creation and hiring, and businesses will be forced to continue to grapple with all of the uncertainty and costs the law creates. The simple truth is that businesses across the nation are not hiring as a result of this administration’s mismanagement of health care reform.

Only with new leadership in Washington can we expand access and lower costs through competition and choice while keeping in mind our responsibility to care for the truly vulnerable without raising taxes or increasing debt. I will vote to repeal the Obamacare tax dragging down our economy and hurting families. Dianne Feinstein won’t. It’s a simple choice.