New RNC convention video: “Switchers”

posted at 8:41 am on August 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Because nothing sells in politics like apostasy, does it?  Just days after the Obama campaign released a web ad featuring Republican Democratic Women for Obama, the RNC will release a new video ad to be played during the Republican National Convention featuring former Barack Obama loyalists looking for some real hope and change:

It occurs to me that playing the apostasy card makes perfect sense for Republicans in this cycle.  They need Obama voters in 2008 to change their minds in order to win the election.  I’m not sure, though, why Team Obama feels the need to push that angle.  If they hold their 2008 coalition, they would cruise to victory in this cycle.  They don’t need McCain voters to switch — they just need Obama 2008 voters to turn out in 2012 and not to have changed their minds.  Instead of building off of brand loyalty, though, they’re trolling for Republicans — and doing it badly.  That should tell us all we need to know about their confidence in this cycle.

Meanwhile, the same super-PAC that accused Mitt Romney of causing terminal cancer has a new spot out today, called “Olive,” supposedly an “independent” whose business got ruined by Romney.  And it’s just as fact-based as its most notorious offering, as Jammie Wearing Fool discovers:

In a commercial unveiled on the first active day of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Priorities USA spotlights Olive Chase, a former Romney supporter from Massachusetts who’s now on Team Obama.

“I’m an independent. I voted for him, I contributed to him,” Chase says in the ad. “Gov. Romney promised that he would bring jobs to this state. By the time Gov. Romney left office, we had fallen to 47th in the nation in terms of job growth.”

In 2007, the year after Romney left office, Olive Chase was singing a much different tune about her business:

Our growth was gradual. We had 800 square feet at first. Then a restaurant went out of business and we took it over and had 1800 square feet. In 1991 Heritage Museum decided they wanted a little cafe on the grounds. We do all of the catering there. It was our first food service contract.   We’ve gone through different stages. In the mid 90ies, we had cafeterias at the high tech companies and at Cape Cod Community College. They helped give the company stability. In 1995 we moved to the Bell Tower Mall and acquired 3300 square feet. We finally own our own building. Last March we bought the H&K Bakery. I always wanted to own it. t’s [sic] been a long term goal.

Catering is the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry. It will grow in double digits in the next decade. It’s all about people’s homes, they spend time there and entertain there but may not have time to light a stove.

Today we have four food service contracts.   Cape Cod Health Care is my largest client. We’re known mostly for our off premise catering. We do 75 to 100 weddings off premise each year. I write 90 percent of the menus and design the events. We’re the largest caterer on Cape Cod and one of the largest in Southeast massachusetts [sic]. I derive the most pleasure from event planning. I don’t like to quote figures but we do about $3,000,0000 [sic] a year in catering.

Romney was so bad for their business that in his final year in office, Olive Chase was able to realize her “long term goal” of buying a bakery.  What a nightmare!  After four years of Obama, we only have the worst bout of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression and the lowest civilian participation rate since Ronald Reagan’s first midterm election.  Yeah, that has to be good for business, right?


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…where’s the black eye?

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Switchers that will switch back when the next Messiah appears.

Electrongod on August 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Like all lieberals the end justifies the means. It doesn’t matter who is deceived, hurt or even killed becuase they know the are right and it will be best for all when they achieve their goals.

Skwor on August 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

…anybody who doesn’t change their vote FROM JugEars in 2008…is a vegetable!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

BUT—-

SHE DIDN”T BUILD THAT $3M BUSINESS!!
SHE DOESN”T OWN THAT!!

gonnjos on August 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I liked it; very sincere people. I really hope the RNC is better at vetting their past than Team Obama was with theirs!

BettyRuth on August 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Olive Chase…
Just pissed off because she was successful.

Shame on her for building that!

Electrongod on August 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

This “47th in jobs growth” meme from Axelrod is so specious and ignorant.
When a state is 96.5% EMPLOYED, which is considered full employment, there is very little need to grow more jobs.

It is more than logical that when a state is fully employed, there is very little opportunity to employ more people.

gonnjos on August 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

The folks in the Romney ad seem like classic examples of people who voted for Obama to prove that they weren’t racist — and, as the bumper sticker says — now they have to vote for Romney to prove they are not stupid.

As for the gal in the Obama ad? She may be suffering from eating up too much of her product, but she’s not in trouble because of Romney.

natasha333 on August 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

3 mills a year..
And she loves to be attached by the left..
And OWS…

Electrongod on August 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Who wants four more years of this?

Do they really think Barry’s next four years would be any better than his first?

He’s already demonstrated he can’t function in the face of any opposition, he’s completely impotent.

He’s impervious to any new idea and he’s learned absolutely nothing.

To vote for Obama, you have to know that he’s a poor president and leader, he won’t get better and the country will continue down the same sorry road we’re on now.

You have to vote for that. Because Mitt Romney is evil. Please.

NoDonkey on August 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

attached……attacked…
Sounds better..

Electrongod on August 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

…where’s the black eye?

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Racist! /s

KS Rex on August 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Congrats, I’m gone.
 
libfreeordie on July 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

rogerb on August 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

“Your and idiot”
Is not a good argument.
We need to convince.

None of us were fooled by Obama in ’08, so it is hard for us to understand why anybody voted for him back then. But in order for us to win in 2012, a lot of those Obama voters are going to have to switch sides. If we argue that they were stupid back then, we will lock them into voting for Obama, because they would rather vote to re-elect a mediocre President than admit that they were stupid.

It is just human nature. We need to convince them that they were well meaning and intelligent, but they were duped. This “conversion” approach is good, because these people are showing these former Obama voters the way. Millions of people are goint to have to “flip over” their internal sign. This type of ad shows them that that is a reasonable position.

Haiku Guy on August 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Geez… I meant “You’re and idiot”…

Haiku Guy on August 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Somebody left the irony on…

Haiku Guy on August 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I made an Election Prediction model that is based on vote by “RACE” and based on the “Voters Intensity Factor”. In this model if I assume that 3% of Obama 2008 voters stay home in 2012 then for Romney to win the following battleground states the percentage of “White Voters” who voted for Obama in 2008 who need to switch and vote for Romney in 2012 are as follow:

Florida (5% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Ohio (7% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Virginia (8% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
North Carolina (0% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Indiana (0% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Colorado (10% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Iowa (7% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
New Hampshire (10% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Wisconsin ( 14% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Minnesota (12% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Nevada ( 17% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Michigan (18% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)
Pennsylvania (19% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012)

mnjg on August 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I love the sign flipping around in “Switchers”, it’s a good visual.

You know what else would be fun at the convention? A slide show of all the anti-Obama bumper stickers appearing all over the country. Some of them are hilarious. Prof Jacobson at legalinsurrection has been keeping a nice list of them that readers send in.

The one I saw in Reno, Nevada last month said: “Does this ASS (photo of Obama)
make my van look big?”

parteagirl on August 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

That was a top-notch RNC ad. Priebus has the RNC firing on all eight cylinders.

paul1149 on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Let’s just hope that – unlike Team Obama – the GOP carefully checked out all the people appearing and Mitt’s sister-in-law isn’t among them.

bw222 on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Here in VA, if you see Ogabe’s commercials, you’d think this election is a referendum on abortion and that’s it. About 99% of ads are of that and “womyn’s issues”. The only other one is of Slick Willie saying the next 4 years will be better than the first.

The Count on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Why do I only see these ads online??? Do they ever run more than once or twice on network or cable television channels?

doufree on August 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Instead of building off of brand loyalty, though, they’re trolling for Republicans — and doing it badly.

heh

ted c on August 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

The only other one is of Slick Willie saying the next 4 years will be better than the first.

The Count on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I imagine that is a genuinely disturbing ad.

BJ with that roguish charmer glint in his eyes. Yeah they’ll be better than the last 4 years. And honey, you might want to put some ice on that.

CorporatePiggy on August 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

The only other one is of Slick Willie saying the next 4 years will be better than the first.
 
The Count on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

 
Try to relax and enjoy it?

rogerb on August 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I live in a Republican state so I don’t see ads, but I hope they do more with the RNC video than just on the internet. The sign switching is great. The people seemed thoughtful in their assessments. They came across as very genuine.

Unlike Olive who very obviously was fed what to say.

earlgrey133 on August 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

“I’m an independent. I voted for him, I contributed to him,” Chase says in the ad. “Gov. Romney promised that he would bring jobs to this state. By the time Gov. Romney left office, we had fallen to 47th in the nation in terms of job growth.”

Fact Check, of all people, already debunked this when Obama ran an ad. I wonder where they are getting their talking points?

According to Fact Check’s debunking of an official Obama ad:

The ad states that job creation in Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney. That’s a bit misleading. Massachusetts’ state ranking for job growth went from 50th the year before he took office, to 28th in his final year. It was 47th for the whole of his four-year tenure, but it was improving, not declining, when he left.

So now a woman in a SuperPac ad is using the exact same language that was used in an official Obama ad. When 2 differnet organizations are telling the exact same lie, doesn’t that point to them working together?

weaselyone on August 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

What a nightmare! After four years of Obama, we only have the worst bout of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression and the lowest civilian participation rate since Ronald Reagan’s first midterm election. Yeah, that has to be good for business, right?

oh hay! I see bakeries popping up all over the place. Oh wait, I meant minivans loaded with teenage flunkies getting baked from taking roofhits.

/definitions.

ted c on August 28, 2012 at 9:16 AM

This “47th in jobs growth” meme from Axelrod is so specious and ignorant.
When a state is 96.5% EMPLOYED, which is considered full employment, there is very little need to grow more jobs.

It is more than logical that when a state is fully employed, there is very little opportunity to employ more people.

gonnjos on August 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

THIS ^^^

But I wouldn’t call it ignorant. Just another fact that is being twisted….and the O team is well aware of what they’re doing.

lynncgb on August 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I’m shocked at the unexpected fact-free switcheroos to Obama. I’m waiting for DWS to appear in one.
But the production values in those ads are wonderful.

smfic on August 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Cousin Pooky ain’t gonna get up off that couch fer Obama this time…

Fool me once…and all that.

Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, folks, though all of us can smell the desperation coming from the Dem ranks already.

This victory in November has to be by a good healthy wide margin…otherwise Eric Holder and a ton of federal lawyers will sweep down on every town and city, village and hamlet across the USA turning over the “vote” for The One…’specially if it is a close race…or they can find one, just one, person of color who makes an allegation that they were “prevented” from voting since they couldn’t register until the actual day of the vote…you know the drill.

Gotta be like Reagan-Mondale back in 1984…a near full sweep of the Electoral College and a large healthy chunk of the electorate.

If it is a close one, a cliff-hanger…the shenanigans from the Left will commence. This election could be tied up in the courts well past January.

And Barack…well, he’ll just sit tight until the courts have had their say, what with appeals and stuff….might have to stick around until January ’16, just to keep things, well, in control. //

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

That video will probably be shown during the convention when the networks are covering it. Very clever. In fact, I would rather them show this than the usual 15-minute hagiography film about the nominee. This is an extremely powerful video, and I especially like the guy saying JUST DO SOMETHING. People see that Obama has done nothing since the day he signed the Dodd Frank bill, all the while unemployment is stuck over 8% and prices are rising for everything. I also like that he mentioned Romney being a Republican governor with a Democratic legislature. That’s an important piece of Romney’s bio to independent voters who are disgusted with the gridlock in Washington.

rockmom on August 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I’m quite happy to hear these former-Obama-voters are now planning on voting for Romney/Ryan2012, BUT…I wonder just why they could ever have voted for Obama at all.

Just saying what I am guessing a lot of people are thinking.

The Switchers’ updated decisions are great and appreciated, but, still, whatintheheck WERE THEY EVER THINKING in 08?

Lourdes on August 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

the production values in those ads are wonderful.

smfic on August 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Yes, very well done they are.

Lourdes on August 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Olive Chase didn’t build her bakery. She needed the teachers, police, fire department, roads, and water that Mitt Romney’s government supplied.

Johndakota on August 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM

The “Switchers” ad is really well-done, especially the part about their flipping an Obama ’08 sign to a Romney sign. They’re down-to-earth people who give real-world examples of how Obama failed them, and how Romney can give them hope to improve their lives.

This ad is a good length to be presented at the convention. Since they interviewed four people and the ad lasted about 2:30, (150 seconds), the Romney campaign could break it up into four separate ads of about 40 seconds, each ad showing one of the people in the “Switchers” ad speaking continuously about his/her personal reasons for switching.

Steve Z on August 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Three cheers for Jammie Wearing Fool for exposing another Obama fabrication and to his desperate campaign cronies like Priorities USA, who are setting the tone for Barack Obama—because, (in his mind), you can fool enough of the people some of the time……..

With this false testimony, Mr. Obama is showing the American voters the face of Chicago gutter politics, “win at all cost” and damn the responsibilities of a fiscally sound federal government. Expect nothing less from this administration, that the fundamental truths of Barack Obama’s experience has been greatly exaggerated, filled with deception, and now the desperate reality of “a single term proposition”.

“What a nightmare! After four years of Obama, we only have the worst bout of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression….”

With this new media, and folks like JWF, perhaps this nightmare will be over soon.

Rovin on August 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

This “47th in jobs growth” meme from Axelrod is so specious and ignorant.
When a state is 96.5% EMPLOYED, which is considered full employment, there is very little need to grow more jobs.

It is more than logical that when a state is fully employed, there is very little opportunity to employ more people.

gonnjos on August 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Romney would say to Obama the welfare queens agitator “Mr. President let us ask the voters this simple question would you prefer 4.6% unemployment rate that Massachusetts had under my tenure as Governor or would you prefer the 8.3% unemployment rate under your tenure as President?”…

mnjg on August 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Is there any liability for creating malicious, intentionally-false political commercials of non-criminal nature? I understand that “Romney groped my kid” may land one in a legal pickle, but what about “Romney laughed his ass off as he personally fired my husband, my brother, and my best friend”?

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Working for DWS these days?

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Working for DWS these days?

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Smoking crack these days? That’d be the only way to come to that weird conclusion above. I’m asking an opinion on whether Obama, or his PACs, can be held legally (not just politically) liable for including intentionally false statements in his ads.

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

The only other one is of Slick Willie saying the next 4 years will be better than the first.

The Count on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

They’re running that Clinton ad pretty much non-stop here in AZ.

Wonder what the Dims call that ad — the triumph of hope over experience? Hey voters, Obama sucked and the economy tanked the past four years, but it’ll get better if you give him another term . . . no, really, I promise! I’m Bill Clinton — would I ever lie to you?

AZCoyote on August 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Fear Justice Roberts.

Red Creek on August 28, 2012 at 9:58 AM

16 trillion

That’s all you have to say… all day long.

16 trillion

cajun carrot on August 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

We’re the largest caterer on Cape Cod and one of the largest in Southeast massachusetts [sic]. I derive the most pleasure from event planning. I don’t like to quote figures but we do about $3,000,0000 [sic] a year in catering.

According to Obama, Mitt Romney and George Bush built that.

ButterflyDragon on August 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

16 trillion. That’s all you have to say… all day long.

cajun carrot on August 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

?Except that 70% of the population has no idea what a trillion is.

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

The only way to come to that conclusion?

If you stated that you wondered if Obama and his PAC’s could be held liable, then maybe…

If you’ve seen the string of Obama ads this season…apparently DWS and Cutter and company have no problem whatsoever with worries about liability…in a political campaign, with a public figure, there is no real liability attached to allegations, political ads, content of campaign speeches and the like.

So, the point is moot.

Team Obama has no problems at all with any allegations, specious charges, composite anti-GOPers, fake anti-GOPers, fake former Republicans, or stating that Romney is a felon, a murderer, and will kill your parents at the first opportunity.

There are more examples already out there.

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Wonder what the Dims call that ad — the triumph of hope over experience? Hey voters, Obama sucked and the economy tanked the past four years, but it’ll get better if you give him another term . . . no, really, I promise! I’m Bill Clinton — would I ever lie to you?

AZCoyote on August 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

That is pretty much what Clinton is saying… Of course the majority of voters are laughing at that because it proves to them that Obama utterly failed as President and there is no way they are going to give him another chance for 4 more years…

mnjg on August 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM

When Romney left office in Mass. the state had reached what is called Full Employment. That is to say, Everyone (to the extent everyone can be) is Employed.

So when you have everyone working, doesn’t it make sense that you Might Have a Little Trouble creating NEW Jobs for people already working?

That’s the Deception in the “Ranked 47th in Job Growth” meme they like to offer.

Gee, once the glass was full up, we weren’t able to add much water to it. How did that happen?

jaydee_007 on August 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM

mnjg on August 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM
AZCoyote on August 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Pathetic, isn’t it?

Having to reach back nearly a dozen years.

Can’t tout anything good about the past three, nearly four, years from Team Obama, so they have to invoke the emotional aspects of Bill Clinton, and what he did way back in the time before GW Bush…to try to make a connection with the electorate.

Says a lot about Bill Clinton, as well…but most of us already knew that.

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Instead of building off of brand loyalty, though, they’re trolling for Republicans — and doing it badly.

That presupposes brand loyalty 2012 is the same as brand loyalty 2008.

But they have already lost customers. The few that are still loyal aren’t enough, and the ones they lost, the explicitly disgruntled, are a harder sell than new customers they can poach from the other guy.

If they can’t dredge republicans (or independents, or anyone else that can pull a lever), there’s no way they can dredge unhappy former democrats with axes.

Axe on August 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Working for DWS these days?

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Smoking crack these days? That’d be the only way to come to that weird conclusion above. I’m asking an opinion on whether Obama, or his PACs, can be held legally (not just politically) liable for including intentionally false statements in his ads.

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Short answer: NO

Two Reasons;

1) Courts have held that Political Figures are ‘Fair Game’ and Liability and Slander have to be of an EXTREME nature outside the realm of Politics to qualify.

2) Courts have heald that “Truth in Advertising” laws do NOT apply to Political ads, it is up to the Public to decipher the truth.

jaydee_007 on August 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Off the specific topic but about the effectiveness of political ads. Here’s one from a local Virginia contest. Odd and I don’t think it’s going to have the effect the candidate wants. I know I’d probably shut the door in his face too. What’s your take, effective or not?

Oldnuke on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Pathetic, isn’t it?

Having to reach back nearly a dozen years.

Can’t tout anything good about the past three, nearly four, years from Team Obama, so they have to invoke the emotional aspects of Bill Clinton, and what he did way back in the time before GW Bush…to try to make a connection with the electorate.

Says a lot about Bill Clinton, as well…but most of us already knew that.

coldwarrior on August 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Yes it is called the utter desperation of a campaign that is losing very badly…

mnjg on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Short answer: NO

Two Reasons;

1) Courts have held that Political Figures are ‘Fair Game’ and Liability and Slander have to be of an EXTREME nature outside the realm of Politics to qualify.

2) Courts have heald that “Truth in Advertising” laws do NOT apply to Political ads, it is up to the Public to decipher the truth.

jaydee_007 on August 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Thanks for the consult.

Archivarix on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM

My message to these folks: Congrats for having some kind of learning curve. Shame on you for doing something so stupid and destructive in the first place.

michaelthomas on August 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Haven’t read the rest of the posts yet, will get to that in a second, but wanted to say my view of the Romney ad first. My favorite part of it? How they all go from somber descriptions of Obama…looking worried about their and their children’s futures…to smiles and upbeat about the future when the cards are flipped. Great touch there!

Highlar on August 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I can believe the guy with the pony tail voted for O’Bungles in 08. Because, well, er, he has a pony tail. But isn’t the blonde woman a little attractive to be a democrat?

Hawkerflyer on August 28, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Here in VA, if you see Ogabe’s commercials, you’d think this election is a referendum on abortion and that’s it. About 99% of ads are of that and “womyn’s issues”. The only other one is of Slick Willie saying the next 4 years will be better than the first.

The Count on August 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

..there’s sort of an interesting symmetry there, isn’t it?

The War Planner on August 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

The Switchers’ updated decisions are great and appreciated, but, still, whatintheheck WERE THEY EVER THINKING in 08?

Lourdes on August 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

..I don’t believe that they were “thinking” in ’08.

The War Planner on August 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

First off and as always, F these idiots for buying his crap in the first place. Shytheads. Thanks a bunch.

No that that is out of the way. . .

Favorite line of this ad: “I want a successful person in the White House.”

Gee – imagine that! Electing someone who has, you know, actually done stuff in their life! What a concept!

RedNewEnglander on August 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

The one I saw in Reno, Nevada last month said: “Does this ASS (photo of Obama)
make my van look big?”

parteagirl on August 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I saw one in San Antonio a few months back that I liked:

O-ne
B-ig
A-ss
M-istake
A-merica

right of the dial on August 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark!

crash72 on August 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM

This “47th in jobs growth” meme from Axelrod is so specious and ignorant.
When a state is 96.5% EMPLOYED, which is considered full employment, there is very little need to grow more jobs.

It is more than logical that when a state is fully employed, there is very little opportunity to employ more people.

gonnjos on August 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

We all know Romney only reached full employment because he used his super-special Mormon Cancer death ray to kill people that were without jobs.

Duh.

CycloneCDB on August 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

jaydee_007 on August 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM

They get special treatment on that “do not call” law as well. Teflon!

teejk on August 28, 2012 at 11:43 AM

..I don’t believe that they were “thinking” in ’08.

The War Planner on August 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

pretty obvious to me…women still have that JFK vision of Camelot…seems to get passed from mother to daughter…and then the rest involves that Dire Straits song (the one banned in Canada).

teejk on August 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Romney was so bad for their business that in his final year in office, Olive Chase was able to realize her “long term goal” of buying a bakery.

-
Liars lie… It’s what they are and what they do…
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RalphyBoy on August 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM

They don’t need McCain voters to switch

Nowhere does Olive say she was a McCain voter.

Also, I wonder why she worries that Romney doesn’t care about her workers. That’s her job.

NbyNW on August 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It is just human nature. We need to convince them that they were well meaning and intelligent, but they were duped. This “conversion” approach is good, because these people are showing these former Obama voters the way.

Haiku Guy on August 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I agree 100% this is the best approach to take in order to flip former Obummer voters. Calling them morons or chiding them for voting for him in 2008 isn’t going to win them over. That’s the logical side of me coming out and is obviously the logical and correct tact to take by the RNC and Romney campaign, I beleive it is and will be very effective.

However the emotional and sarcastic side of me wants to rub their ever loving faces in their inability to see back in 2008 what was painfully obvious to most of us with a single functioning synapse that Obama was/is an empty suited used car salesman, woefully inexperienced and in over his head as president, not to mention he’s an out and out marxist!

That being said I’ll refrain from telling these former Obama voters that have switched to vote for Romney what I really want to say to them, which is “how could you be so f-ing stupid in the first place, thanks for the last four miserable years dumbazz!”

Liberty or Death on August 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM