Team O to young people: Be sure to warn your grandparents about that Mitt Romney character

posted at 12:41 pm on September 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Just what we’ve all been waiting for — now I can send intellectually cheap, platitudinous, pre-packaged falsehoods from Obama’s messaging team to my friends and family, in a simple e-card! Life = made.

I have to hand it to them: Their graphics people are kinda’ excellent. But, the messaging? Not so much, my friends. Fresh from the Obama campaign:

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Wow — pretty brazen of them to try to mobilize young people to save a program that said young people are currently paying into hand-over-fist, that will not be around for them, because it is fundamentally and undeniably insolvent. President Obama has made approximately zero major moves to address the glaring and obvious problem of Social Security. He has no real plan to reform it, and his minions don’t really care to talk about it — and he wants really young people to convince their (presumably stubborn, curmudgeonly, irascibly conservative) elders to re-elect him? Bold strategy, guys — and if it works, doesn’t really say much for the youths, does it? But, where exactly are they getting this tax-hike on Social Security thing? Per Politico:

“Romney’s $5 trillion tax cut plan will either drive up the deficit or raise middle-class taxes and – if these tax increases are made across the board – an average middle-class senior could pay $460 more in taxes on his or her benefits,” the campaign said in a statement. …

Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg emails this response: “Only one candidate in this race has a ‘plan’ to keep social security from going bankrupt by raising taxes, and that’s Barack Obama.  His failure to lead on this critical issue means that seniors face a 25% across-the-board cut in benefits.  In contrast, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have outlined a plan to save and strengthen Social Security that does not raise taxes and ensures that middle-class seniors receive all of the benefits they’ve earned.”

Could Team Obama’s math in the above statement be any more hilariously contrived? Heaven forbid we actually cut spending to bring down the deficit, reform Social Security into a fiscally solvent program, and cut taxes; and if you really want to talk about rising costs for seniors, hello — raiding Medicare? ObamaCare taxes and rising health-care prices? Anyone?

But if you really want to be galled beyond belief, head on over to the “Women”-themed selection of fabulous e-cards, ’cause that’s where the fun begins:

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I think my head may have just exploded.


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Soooooo….

We are to ignore Obama’s DIRECT SERIAL THEFTS from seniors:

* Theft of GM from stockholders including retirement funds
* Theft of Chrysler from stockholders including retirement funds
* Theft of $560 BILLION from Medicare

…and Obama’s indirect THEFTS from seniors:
* Deliberate raising of energy costs
* Deliberate raising of food costs
* Deliberate destruction of banks
* Creation of “Death Panels” to withhold medical care from seniors

…and we’re also supposed to ignore Democrat assaults on Seniors:
* Taxes imposed on Social Security benefits instituted by Clinton & Democrats

…but we are to be scared by Democrat-imagined threats that Romney might raise taxes??

landlines on September 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

And then there’s the business with borrowing $18K for birth control. What could you possibly spend $18K on? The straight-line implications don’t bear thinking about.

J.E. Dyer on September 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Liberal Birth control begins with buying a Chevy Volt… Nobody who seeing you driving around in one of them wants to procreate with you, it’s a Darwinian survival of the fittest thing… ;p

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I have nothing but contempt for these lying bastards!

MCGIRV on September 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

You know, I keep telling people that the Obama campaign is trying to mobilize the Moron vote(Obviously they’re 100% Obama voters!). They’re not even trying to get more votes from Indi’s, Undecided’s or Squishy eSTAB-lishment type Republicans.Those are only to be suppressed and/or depressed with the childishly skewed polls & paid Trolls to run around the conservative sites & do their thing.

Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

But according to Democrat advertisements, Romney has a talking horse. I don’t think Romney is socially conservative enough for my liking, BUT the man has a talking horse. Candidate with talking horse always beats guy with no talking horse.

TigerPaw on September 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I thought Axelgrease said Social Security isn’t that big of an issue this election, but Medicare was. Sure wish they would get their story straight.

Of course, they can’t get their story straight about Benghazi, so maybe I ask too much of them.

Bitter Clinger on September 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

If their lying isn’t bad enough already, according to WaPo, supposedly 400,000 jobs that Obama created got lost in the count and have now been recovered giving him a net positive in job creation. A miracle, isn’t it? Also, according to AP Republican voter registration fraud has been uncovered in Florida so they’re really trying to advance the voter fraud accusations onto the Repubs. The company handling the registrations that the Repubs had to fire is probably a reincarnation of ACORN.

Yep folks, this is really gettin’ ugly. Chicago thuggery on the Potomac.

stukinIL4now on September 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Meanwhile, Romney is campaigning in Pennsylvania, which is not a good sign for the Obama campaign:

eyedoc on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Rush says its over. The economy is coming back, they found enough jobs that Obama is technically a job creator, and besides Romney is running a lackluster campaign and nobody in the GOP is really thrilled with him anyway.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

In other words: Breitbart was right.

NapaConservative on September 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

If their lying isn’t bad enough already, according to WaPo, supposedly 400,000 jobs that Obama created got lost in the count and have now been recovered giving him a net positive in job creation. A miracle, isn’t it?

Like finding a $20 bill you forgot you had in a suit pocket, no? Just amazing that they could have lost so many jobs created by this wonderful economy.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

It’s not just the very old that will be struck down by Death Panels, it will also be the very young. It should not suprise us that a political movement that puts no value on an unborn baby will also not value a small child.

slickwillie2001 on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

TRUTH.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Exactly. And isn’t ironic that Obama says it’s Republicans who want down syndrom and autistic children to “fend for themselves.” And amongst a whole slew of vile attacks against Sarah Palin the very worst were lobbed against her baby boy.

These people are animals. No wonder they love Mohammed.

Portia46 on September 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Maybe there’s a deeper meme here. My (young adult) children tend to ask me what I think about issues and candidates rather than trying to scare me into voting for someone with some made up boogey man.

jix on September 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I am just as sick of them using those wonderful 1950s fonts to demonize Romney. I would take the 50s culture over today’s any day of the week..,.

Pest on September 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Meanwhile, Romney is campaigning in Pennsylvania, which is not a good sign for the Obama campaign:

eyedoc on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Rush says its over. The economy is coming back, they found enough jobs that Obama is technically a job creator, and besides Romney is running a lackluster campaign and nobody in the GOP is really thrilled with him anyway.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I’m guessing that was sarcastic? I’m listening to Rush right now, and he was saying that was what the MSM is trying to push on us. Not what he BELIEVES.

JennM111 on September 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

paratisi on September 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

In other words: Breitbart was right.

NapaConservative on September 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Damned right he was…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Meanwhile, Romney is campaigning in Pennsylvania, which is not a good sign for the Obama campaign:

eyedoc on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The Pitt tribune had Obama wining by 2 with 6% undecided. Dick Morris always says that if there are undecided voters they are undecided on the incumbent which is why they always break for the challenger

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I’m guessing that was sarcastic? I’m listening to Rush right now, and he was saying that was what the MSM is trying to push on us. Not what he BELIEVES.

JennM111 on September 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I never said he believed it.

But it mirrors a point I think is very true. The MSM wants you to believe it’s over that those “found jobs” and all the other stuff are indicators we just need to give the rat-eared coward more time. The second theme is that the right is demoralized and hates Romney as a candidate and the campaign he is running. In short this is the most blatant example of propaganda during a Presidential election.

Happy Nomad on September 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The “Dear Mom” card needs to be answered with:

“Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

Enclosed is a quarter. Keep it between your knees, and learn to live responsibly. It’s advice that will serve you well throughout your life,
better than anything Obama tries to teach you.

- Mom”

Czar of Defenestration on September 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Any adult, especially a senior citizen, who takes the voting advice of tweens and those who have yet to hit legal drinking age might want to get checked out for dementia.

tdpwells on September 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The “Dear Mom” card needs to be answered with:

“Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

Enclosed is a quarter. Keep it between your knees, and learn to live responsibly. It’s advice that will serve you well throughout your life,
better than anything Obama tries to teach you.

- Mom”

Czar of Defenestration on September 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

For the love of God somebody please give this to Resist We Much and have her photochop in onto the Obama e-card…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The “Dear Mom” card needs to be answered with:

“Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

Enclosed is a quarter. Keep it between your knees, and learn to live responsibly. It’s advice that will serve you well throughout your life,
better than anything Obama tries to teach you.

- Mom”

Czar of Defenestration on September 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Daughter likely sent that missive from her iPhone 5 while holding her Fourbucks latte.

And if you don’t see the irony in that, you must be a liberal.

tdpwells on September 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

$18000 for birth control?!
That would be 36000 condoms from the machine at the gas station.
That would be about 10 per day for almost 10 years.
Must be a “working girl”.

Dexter_Alarius on September 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The Pitt tribune had Obama wining by 2 with 6% undecided. Dick Morris always says that if there are undecided voters they are undecided on the incumbent which is why they always break for the challenger

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yeah. Romney is saying he’s going to win PA. But even if he doesn’t, the fact that he’s within a couple points in a state that Obama won by double digits last time around is a very bad sign for the Obama campaign.

eyedoc on September 28, 2012 at 3:12 PM

$18000??? Is that an abortion every two weeks???

D.Mockracy on September 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM

“Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

Enclosed is a quarter. Keep it between your knees, and learn to live responsibly. It’s advice that will serve you well throughout your life,
better than anything Obama tries to teach you.

- Mom”

Czar of Defenestration on September 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

… or
Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

However, if you really need $18,000 for birth control, you really ought to be charging for your services; that should more than adequately cover the cost plus a little profit for you. You are going to need that because your dad and I thought we raised you better than that. We are changing the locks on the house, you can find the contents of your room at locker #xdx at the local storage facility. You have until the end of the month to claim your belongings after which they will be auctioned off.

Best of luck on your new “career”.

We are always willing to talk when you realize that your lifestyle choice is so destructive.

Mom.

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 3:36 PM

$18,000 for birf control?

okay, lemme see uh $9/month into $18,000 = 2,000 months…um 12 months/year…uh, um 12 months/year into 2,000 months = 167 years…uh…what?

maf is so hard!!!

DanMan on September 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Meanwhile, Romney is campaigning in Pennsylvania, which is not a good sign for the Obama campaign:

eyedoc on September 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Guess where John McCain spent most of his October 2008?

libfreeordie on September 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I have got a sick feeling in my stomach in fear of what this country could become for my children. I am disappointed that people can be so stupid to fall for this stuff.

As for me, I’m getting ready to tighten the belt buckle. I’m going to cut back on donations and won’t be dining out very much and I’ll cut back on spending of any sort. That kind of reaction will happen everywhere and that’s not going to do a damn bit of good for the country. I’m just going to look out for my own children now. It’s all I can do.

COgirl on September 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I have nothing but contempt for these lying bastards!
MCGIRV on September 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Sums it up nicely , I would add the
Picture on Drudge gives me the creeps

MrMoe on September 28, 2012 at 5:13 PM

The “Dear Mom” card needs to be answered with:

“Dear Daughter,

Sorry but, after Obama’s raising the cost of living on just about everything, I don’t have $18,000 for your birth control.

Enclosed is a quarter. Keep it between your knees, and learn to live responsibly. It’s advice that will serve you well throughout your life,
better than anything Obama tries to teach you.

- Mom”

Czar of Defenestration on September 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Dear daughter,

Keep your legs closed because you are at school to learn not to protest or be a whore

Dad

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Guess where John McCain spent most of his October 2008?

libfreeordie on September 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

running back to DC to negotiate a budget with Harry Reid…I think he got a temporary highway bill and some military spending out of it

DanMan on September 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Guess where John McCain spent most of his October 2008?

libfreeordie on September 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Uh he suspended his campaign

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

This tax canard is the joke.

But you can count on the dropouts to eat it up.

CW on September 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

A key measure of the economy, especially in manufacturing, just had the bottom fall out. Orders for durable goods dropped 13.2% in August, the worst decrease in almost four years, and a large signal that the American economy is diving into a recession.

LASue on September 28, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Let me understand this:

Obama is warning seniors that this Romney character wants seniors to pay taxes on monies they already paid taxes on and that is wrong..

SO I guess the Capital Gains Rate that Romney paid should of also been zero since he already paid taxes on those monies when he erned them.

hypocrite…

zdpl0a on September 28, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Is there a nation on the face of this earth that is not filled to over-flowing with people so stupid that they think Obama actually bought them a cell phone? Because, if this commie gets re-elected, we may all need to find a new home.

I wonder what Canada would make of a sudden influx of several million conservatives flooding across the border?

Oh – and even if Romney wins (please God, plese forgive our nation and give us another chance!), I am scared to death of what Obama is going to do during his 3-month lame-duck session – the evil he ponders doing, absolutely chills my soul.

Fatal on September 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Excellent, get a college “educated” clown to try to school grandma and grandpa on Obama, maybe the grandparents will teach them a thing or two in return. Obama is arming kids with peashooters to get into intellectual battles with older, wiser, experienced adults armed with howitzers. It shows the utter arrogance of Obama. He can educate kids with a couple of platitudes and convert the simple-minded seniors.

tdarrington on September 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I am scared to death of what Obama is going to do during his 3-month lame-duck session – the evil he ponders doing, absolutely chills my soul.

Repubs have the house during the lame duck. Damage is limited to exec. orders, and those are easily undone by Romney. The worst case scenario is if we lose the house and senate. Other than filibuster, he would have free reign for two weeks. Then again, he had it for 2 years and did nothing.

tdarrington on September 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I don’t know if anyone has brought this up, and I don’t know that this is the place to do it, but there is a scarcity of conservatives on sites like Reddit. In case anyone doesn’t know, Reddit’s a user driven content aggregator site – stories that are “upvoted” the most go to the front page. It’s where all the cool kids who can’t get dates hang out. Since the youngish user base leans left, politics on Reddit basically boils down to crazily upvoted thinkprogress pieces.

It might be worthwhile for a few conservatives to wander over there and make their feelings known. And, what the hell, who doesn’t like pictures of kittens?

Apologies beforehand if its bad form to make such a suggestion.

ennui on September 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I suspect encouraging children to talk to their grandparents about politics just might backfire.

tom on September 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

51% Trust Romney More on Economy, 44% Trust Obama More

Swing State Daily Tracking: 51% Disapprove of Job Obama is Doing

43% Expect Better Economy if Romney Wins; 34% Say Same of Obama

36% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Only 41% Expect U.S. Economy To Be Stronger In Five Years

Yea Obama is winning /sarc

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

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