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Anybody Got A Fresh Idea?

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…)

National

Presidential rivals trade charges of lying, Romney calls for apology over ‘felony’ remark: read more–>>

Do Bain SEC documents suggest Mitt Romney is a criminal?: read more–>>

Why is 1999 so important in 2012?: read more–>>

Massachusetts Commission’s finding: Romney left Bain in ’99: read more–>>

Former Olympic colleagues defend Mitt Romney: read more–>>

Meet Bainers, the New Birthers: read more–>>

These three fact-checkers keep candidates in line: read more–>>

Campaigns trade charges of lying; Romney camp seeks apology: read more–>>

At the NAACP, Mitt Romney got what he came for: read more–>>

Obama on Track for Fourth Straight Year of Trillion-Dollar Deficit: read more–>>

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From Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner:

Yesterday, the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee heard from small business owners about the impact ObamaCare is having on their ability to grow and create jobs. The small business men and women at the hearing confirmed that the law’s employer mandates, regulations and rising costs create a disincentive to hiring and add to the economic uncertainty that is holding back hiring. Here are some of the highlights: (more…)

National

Embattled Dems buck President Obama on taxes: read more–>>

Obama loses ground to Romney in key measures of poll: read more–>>

Obama’s record on outsourcing draws criticism from the left: read more–>>

Republicans fight back on outsourcing charge, accuse Obama of funding foreign jobs: read more–>>

Obama to donors: Help!: read more–>>

Get to know Carl Forti and the world of super PACs: read more–>>

Republican Web Site Points to Obama as ‘Real Outsourcer-in-Chief’: read more–>>

Local Beat

Port of Oakland wins key federal grant: read more–>>

Voters have mixed views on public pensions, Field Poll finds: read more–>>

CA–8 Cities in Top 10 Unemployed: read more–>>

Opinion

Contra Costa Times editorial: HSR vote is just one more sign of tone deafness: read more–>>

Obama in denial: read more–>>

Obamacare is terminal for America: read more–>>

Youth not served by the president: read more–>>

Around the Nation

Obama pushing for tax hike on top earners, extension of Bush-era rates for others: read more–>>

Romney outraised Obama in June, $106 million to $71 million: read more–>>

Economy is in the eye of the policy beholder: read more–>>

Court hears case on Texas voter ID law, ruling could impact other states: read more–>>

‘Obamacare’ repeal, small-business tax cuts and voting records smashed: 5 things to watch this week in Congress: read more–>>

Green Jobs Count: Fewer than before, Sillier than Ever: read more–>>

Civil war feared in unstable Iraq: read more–>>

Local Beat

Good Jerry, Bad Jerry play to win: read more–>>

Bullet train could shoot down Brown’s tax initiative: read more–>>

Bullet train may collide with California tax measure: read more–>>

Opinions

Who’s bailing on Obama? Just about everybody: read more–>>

Train to Nowhere: Full Speed Ahead: read more–>>

Obama’s tax triple axel: read more–>>

Fast and furious cover-up at Holder’s Justice: read more–>>

No fracking way forward: read more–>>

Contra Costa Times editorial: Legislature must stop lavish health benefits for boards: read more–>>