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Obama Super PAC Pushes '47 Percent' in New Ad, as RNC Fires Back with 'Redistribution' Spot: VIDEOS


Priorities USA Super PAC is out with a new '47 Percent' ad which is set to roll out in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. The ad compares Romney's lavish lifestyle with that of a modest middle-class family.

Meanwhile, the RNC is trying to make an anti-Obama meme about redistribution of wealth happen, with Drudge pushing a 1998 interview in which Obama mentions it. The RNC has pushed out a new ad based on it.

Jed Lewison at DailyKos writes:

...what Obama said (again, 14 years ago) is something that almost all Americans agree with. It's the reason we have public schools and Medicaid. In fact, when Romney went on Fox yesterday to hype this audio clip, he said virtually the same thing:

I believe the right course for America is one where government steps in to help those that are in need. [...] And the right course to help them is not just to have government handing out but instead government helping people to get back to good jobs.

Watch both, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, wealthy GOP donor Marc Leder, at whose home the '47 percent' remarks were filmed, has apologized to Romney:

According to the report, Leder believes the leak came from someone who was hired to work at the fundraiser. Guests were reminded that Romney's comments were off the record and asked not to repeat them to the press.



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  1. So, Romney's big attack is just a series out of context quotes?

    Posted by: jakke | Sep 19, 2012 10:43:21 AM

  2. So, Romney's big attack is just a series out of context quotes?

    Posted by: jakke | Sep 19, 2012 10:43:24 AM

  3. Wow, they had to go back 14 years to find Obama saying...nothing controversal. Maybe they should go back 18 years to when Mittens said he was better for Gay Rights than Teddy Kennedy or when he donated to Planned Parenthood. They are really, really getting desperate at this point. Its highly entertaining.

    Posted by: KT | Sep 19, 2012 10:48:54 AM

  4. Yeah, Romney says we celebrate success, but 47% of us don't want to attempt to succeed? Give me a break. And that Socialist Obama accusation - it's all played out.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 19, 2012 10:50:04 AM

  5. Yes, because giving everyone "a shot" is the exact opposite of the utter disdain for the poor we heard on the Mittens video.

    Posted by: kp05 | Sep 19, 2012 10:51:18 AM

  6. Oh yes, consider the Obama convention bounce on Gallup with Romney imploding: 8 points-> 7-> 6 5 4 3 2......1. 1 point. And his opponent is "desperate"!

    Just wait for the debates when Zero pep talks the dignity of food stamps. Get. The. Popcorn.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 19, 2012 10:55:10 AM

  7. The outrage is not that Romney is the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette; ( I'm sure she was speaking off the record too, Mr. Marc Leder, you fool ).... the outrage is that the citizens have not had the backbone to deal with Romney and the 1% in a similar manner as Citizen Antoinette.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 19, 2012 11:18:22 AM

  8. If the Theocrats take control, the time may come when things happen.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 19, 2012 11:37:22 AM

  9. 14 years ago vs 14 weeks ago. A man stating "some" redistribution is good and essential for the social compact to work. The other man showing his utter contempt for anyone not of his socio-economic status (with misunderstood facts). Mitt sure sounds like he would rather be coronated Emperor of Amercia since he has a wonderful grasp on how to dictate and not a single idea what it means to preside.

    Posted by: Uisce | Sep 19, 2012 12:30:57 PM

  10. Somehow, I don't think the Rmoney ad would work very well if it put the quote -- "you didn't build that (road and bridge that made your business possible)" -- in context.

    Ah, well. It's a lousy, desperate ad anyway, and at 50 seconds long, I doubt it'll ever see the screens of a living room TV.

    Go Obama!

    Posted by: Ryan | Sep 19, 2012 2:36:38 PM

  11. "According to the report, Leder believes the leak came from someone who was hired to work at the fundraiser."

    Fight Club commences.

    Posted by: JJ | Sep 19, 2012 3:28:38 PM

  12. If what someone did or said in 1998 is important, then let's see the tax returns, Willard.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Sep 19, 2012 3:34:16 PM

  13. Just another hack job by Romney:
    "In the full recording, obtained by NBC News, Obama continues to explain in the next sentence that he is speaking broadly about making city and state government more efficient in their use of resources — and endorses 'competition' in the 'marketplace.'

    "'How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that both foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local level and can be tailored to particular communities,' he says."



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