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Obama Campaign Releases a Third, Devasting '47 Percent' Ad: VIDEO


The Obama campaign's new ad uses Mitt Romney's "47 percent" speech to devastating effect, placing Romney's words and audio directly over images of the people Romney's writing off.

It is airing in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada and Colorado.


In related news, an Obama campaign spokesperson has warned Romney against using "Pinocchio attacks".

"Mitt Romney and his team have a tendency to you know, to look at the president and make outrageous accusations about his truthfulness," she said, but "If Mitt Romney were Pinocchio, his nose would be reaching from Virginia to Ohio with the number of lies and untruths in the ads that his team has put out.

"The president has laid out his plan the choice in this campaign, the choice in this election to the American people. He’ll do that next Tuesday. But this is the kind of ridiculous absurd and unproven accusations by the Romney team that are just meant to distract and are not based on any record of the last several months."

She also painted Romney as the most prepared debater in modern history.

In a Gallup tracking poll released today, Obama maintained a 6-point lead over Romney nationally. The candidates are tied in a Rasmussen poll.

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  1. Chillingly effective.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Sep 27, 2012 2:44:21 PM

  2. Devasting, indeed.

    Posted by: Uisce | Sep 27, 2012 2:50:25 PM

  3. Last nail on the coffin!

    Posted by: Toto in Tijuana | Sep 27, 2012 2:59:41 PM

  4. Keep it up....

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Sep 27, 2012 3:04:36 PM

  5. The Obama Campaign has PUBLICLY stated white males are basically their enemy, especially older white males. I'm not making this up. Their campaign is almost exclusively aimed at so-called minorities and white females [soccer moms,especially]. Which makes this ad ironic, don't you think?

    Just saying.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 27, 2012 3:05:59 PM

  6. Ratbastard - since it's "PUBLIC" please site a source. Thanks

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 27, 2012 3:09:19 PM

  7. oops - "cite" a source

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 27, 2012 3:13:40 PM

  8. Not making this up? Then link, please. Or, well, you ARE making this up.

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 27, 2012 3:15:29 PM

  9. Yeah, right, Ratbastard, and what word rhymes with ironic? It describes your statement.

    I've never seen Democrats fight back like this. They're knocking the Republicans down like NFL defenses are knocking down my Michael Vick.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 27, 2012 3:17:50 PM

  10. Ratbastard, what the hell are you talking about?

    Posted by: RyanInWyo (formerly RyanInSacto) | Sep 27, 2012 3:18:37 PM

  11. Nice try RATBASTARD, you must be one of those anti-gay Christian nut jobs who call them selves Anonymous who spread black propaganda to make people like Obama who are for freedom and gay rights look bad. How much do they pay you to do that? What ever it is they are not paying you enough, the anti-gay Christians have millions and you need to get more money. Maybe then you can afford to put out your hate message to people who are dumb enough to believe your propaganda.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 27, 2012 3:19:53 PM

  12. Ratbastard, you've just reminded me of one phrase that Obama says that I particularly like: "Making stuff up." So where does Obama say that white males are the enemy?

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderale | Sep 27, 2012 3:22:48 PM

  13. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by: riche | Sep 27, 2012 3:43:53 PM

  14. The most disgusting part is the way he emphasizes and pauses on the word entitled. As if to say, “For god’s sake … ENTITLED.”

    Posted by: Rick Roberts | Sep 27, 2012 3:46:59 PM

  15. Ha ha ha ; white males are voting in their millions for Obama ....... Veterans, workers,anyone who cares about voter suppression or Citizens United buying the vote.

    We need to keep up this pressure of exposing the Romney cabal of elitists....

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 27, 2012 3:50:03 PM

  16. Well made.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 27, 2012 3:51:18 PM

  17. .....It is increasingly clear that the Romney Campaign is desperate on so many fronts and it just takes one own's words to crucify them. I really don't think it is so much that Romney spouts outright lies, it his elitist take on our country and his #ss kissing of the upper income so he can come in and try to run America like he believes he ran successful businesses. Okay, he ran a successful Olympics in Salt Lake City..but in my book that doesn't translate nor prove he knows how to run a country such as ours.A lame conceit on his part.
    It proves he ran an Olympics, that's ALL it meant. He will surely bring that up in the debates among other "success stories" he lays claim to. The America he fantzsizes about is no longer here. It has been gone a long time. A vote for him will surely take us back, not forward and leave us just as divided as we ever were.There are no easy solutions nor answers to our combined problems. There is no "Messiah". There is what is. He is not the man. Nor should be be. Let's keep Obama in, folks.

    Posted by: thom | Sep 27, 2012 4:05:05 PM

  18. Romney is gonna get screwed with his pants on, and it's his own damn fault.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 27, 2012 4:08:59 PM

  19. When the Rasmussen polls are cited, it should be noted that Rasmussen only polls land lines, not cell phones. Nate Silver pointed this out on his blog a couple of weeks ago, noting that the polls that show Romney and Obama being close are frequently coming out of polling organizations that just poll land lines. With polling organizations that actually include cell phones (and don't poll like they still believe this is 1986), Obama's lead goes way up.

    Considering that these days few people under 65 really depend that much on land lines, I think this is a pretty significant point when citing Rasmussen.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Sep 27, 2012 4:17:05 PM

  20. As a followup to Artie_in_Lauderale's rhetorical question, "So where does Obama say that white males are the enemy?" ---- if the number of [older] white males I know who are going to vote for Obama is any indication, Romney would be lucky to get any white males to vote for him at all. Such is life in the area around San Francisco.

    If that ratbastard guy wants to lie, he should at least show us the courtesy of not making one up that is so outrageous that we might laugh hard enough to spill a cup of coffee.

    Posted by: B | Sep 27, 2012 7:00:06 PM

  21. The only problem is living in one of these states (Ohio)having to see these ads every half hour. I wonder how many people have killed their tv sets.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Sep 27, 2012 9:55:53 PM

  22. Yes, Ratbastard, you aren't making this up, which is why your inflammatory claim included quotes and a video link to campaign officials saying what you accuse them of. Oh, wait, it didn't?

    Posted by: shawnthesheep | Sep 27, 2012 11:11:08 PM

  23. Nice plug for Romney RATBASTARD, does Willard's campaign pay you minimum wage for each post?

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Sep 27, 2012 11:49:28 PM

  24. The person who recorded Rmoney at this shindig is a hero. I like to imagine it was a long-haired, blond, gay boy like the the guy Rmoney tormented in high school. Almost nothing better in the world than a bully like Rmoney getting a public comeuppance.

    Posted by: Jersey | Sep 28, 2012 7:48:38 AM

  25. "as the most prepared debater in modern history."

    Of course he is. He has to memorize the answers to the questions he hopes will be asked.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 28, 2012 10:08:42 AM

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