American Crossroads’ biggest ad buy: Hey, remember how Obama spent $1 trillion on stimulus that didn’t work?

posted at 12:41 pm on October 2, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Super PAC American Crossroads GPS is set to drop $16 million on ads this week in battleground states and targeted races, mostly hitting President Obama on stimulus spending and his jobs record. From CNN:

The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Tuesday it was buying $11 million in television time this week to air an ad sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s record on jobs.

The group also said its affiliate organization Crossroads GPS would put $1 million toward radio ads and $4 million to air TV ads in competitive U.S. Senate races in North Dakota, Virginia and Montana. American Crossroads will air a Senate ad in Florida.

The TV ad, entitled “Actually Happened,” makes reference to what the Obama White House would like you to forget— what he promised would happen to the jobless rate if we spent $1 trillion on stimulus compared to what actually happened. In the style of Tony Stark, a narrator brings up a CGI chart with the swipe of a hand, showing the literal gap between Obama’s promises on jobs and where we stand today.

“This is what President Obama promised the jobless rate would be if we passed the stimulus: 5.6%. But this is what the jobless rate actually is: 8.1%. The difference? About 3.7 million jobs,” he says. “Obama’s spending drove us 5 trillion deeper in debt, and now we have fewer jobs than when he started.”

The ad concludes, “We can’t afford another four years.” (This link leads to the YouTube of the ad if you’re having trouble watching it below.)

“Obama’s weak leadership has yielded weak results and a weaker America. Staying on Obama’s course means a weaker America every day,” Chairman Steven Law said in a Crossroads statement about the ad buy.

A Tarrance Group survey of likely voters this week suggests Crossroads may be on the right track:

—Three quarters (74%) of voters do not believe federal government spending has helped the economy, and 86% do not believe government spending has helped their own personal financial situation. This pessimism over the impact of government spending is consistent throughout many key demographic groups that are frequently mentioned as “target” voters in the upcoming Presidential election.

—Nearly three quarters of both men (75%) and women (72%) do not believe government spending has helped the economy, along with eight in ten (80%) seniors. A majority (54%) of seniors say spending has “hurt” the economy.
Also, a majority of Independents (55%) and married women (59%) believe government spending has hurt the economy. Three quarters (76%) of middle class families do not believe spending has helped the economy, with 58% believing government spending has actually hurt the economy.

—Men (86%) and women (86%) equally do not believe government spending has helped their personal financial situation. Just 9% of Independents and seniors, and 12% of married women and middle class families say government spending has helped their personal finances.

If those numbers sound suspiciously sanguine to you, here are the results of the stimulus question in the WaPo poll this week among registered voters: 70 percent of Americans believe the stimulus either hurt or didn’t help the economy much at all. If you take out those who believe it hurt, the number is 43 percent who believe it didn’t help. Among Independents, the number of voters who believe the stimulus hurt or didn’t help goes up to 76 percent. Obama: Making the ineffective astronomically expensive since 2008.

Stimulus polling

This week’s Politico/GWU poll, which Ed wrote up here, shows Romney holding slight but important leads on jobs and the economy, but his biggest leads are in this area:

Of the 11 issues on which the candidates were pitted against one another, Romney’s clearest edge came on the federal budget and spending: Fifty-six percent disapprove of Obama’s handling of the issue — 47 percent strongly so. By a 7-point margin, voters believe Romney is best equipped to tackle the debt.

A WaPo/ABC poll (Ed’s write-up) shows a smaller gap for Obama on this issue:

Romney does not have significant leads in any of the areas tested in the poll, but he has a numerical edge on dealing with the federal budget deficit, 48 percent to 45 percent, among all voters.

But the WaPo poll also gives a clue for how to answer the “47 percent” question when it inevitably comes up Wednesday:

More than seven in 10 are dissatisfied or angry with the way the federal government is working, and by 51 percent to 43 percent, voters see government programs as doing more to create dependency among the poor than to help them get back on their feet.

Moreover, Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), may be making headway in their argument about the threat of government overreach. Asked whether overregulation or a system that favors the wealthy is the bigger problem, 49 percent of voters say unfairness and 42 percent say overregulation. This is the first time in polls this year that under 50 percent of voters chose unfairness as the larger concern.


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the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Can they actually use material from the presidential debates for their ads?

Valkyriepundit on October 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Simple, but effective.

Tater Salad on October 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Asked whether overregulation or a system that favors the wealthy is the bigger problem

Um, overregulation favors the wealthy.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

This ad doesn’t move me. Figures and graphs will go over the heads of the undecided voters.

More effective ads include…

* actual people who have been hurt by Obama’s policies
* featuring Obama’s own voice speaking over scenes of unemployment lines, closed factories (Solyndra), etc.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Saw an Obama commercial with Romney’s 47% quotes this morning and got depressed…immediately right after this commercial played and felt better. (Virginia)

The Count on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Ad is showing unavailable – Have another link?

SkinnerVic on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Super PAC American Crossroads GPS is set to drop $16 million on ads this week in battleground states and targeted races, mostly hitting President Obama on stimulus spending and his jobs record.

OK, why is the Romney campaign not running ads like this? How come he’s leaving it to a superPAC?

Wouldn’t an ad like this have a lot more impact if, at the end, you heard Romney’s voice saying, “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message?”

Come on, Romney campaign, wake up. Do you want to win this election, or don’t you?

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

They need to start making people aware of what is going to happen in January with the new income taxes, new Obamacare taxes, layoffs, etc.

This economy is going to hit a brick wall in January and nobody is telling the people that.

crosspatch on October 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I agree; put people on TV who are no longer “unemployed” because Obama has forced them out of the labor pool with a crappy economy.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

12% of married women and middle class families say government spending has helped their personal finances

Isn’t that about the percentage of public employees and their families?

strictnein on October 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

love the charts…..

people need visuals

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

This ad doesn’t move me. Figures and graphs will go over the heads of the undecided voters.

More effective ads include…

* actual people who have been hurt by Obama’s policies
* featuring Obama’s own voice speaking over scenes of unemployment lines, closed factories (Solyndra), etc.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The ad’s OK, but I tend to agree…shuttered factories and the like would probably be a more effective visual than a graph.

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Um, overregulation favors the wealthy.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Yup , or the greedy.

the_nile on October 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

There’s only one thing we can do! Vote for Gary Johnson or all is lost!

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I like the idea, but the graphs are horrible. They make it look like unemployment is getting better (the graph GOES DOWN).

Major fail.

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

i disagree…people need to see what the folks are saying….

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Sorry, people don’t get the connection to the National Debt.

Show someone from the Government at their door and taking the money out of their wallet, and then throwing it back at them empty THEN people might get that.

PappyD61 on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Saw an Obama commercial with Romney’s 47% quotes this morning and got depressed…immediately right after this commercial played and felt better. (Virginia)

The Count on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Depressed about what? That 47% commercial is completely ineffective.

A good majority of that ’47%’ either don’t think they’re there or don’t want to be there and blame one person and it ain’t Rmoney.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

12% of married women and middle class families say government spending has helped their personal finances

Isn’t that about the percentage of public employees and their families?

strictnein on October 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Call it a hunch, but I suspect that the number would be much lower if the question was phrased as “government borrowing and spending,” not just “government spending.”

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Or an ad alternating Obama speaking about the stimulus, green energy, his jobs plan, etc. with people harmed or ignored by his policies.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

This should air in Pennsylvania, not North Carolina.

SouthernGent on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

this was lame. didn’t do it for me. he kept swiping his hand. meh.

i prefer the mr smith media stuff. that dude is insane.

Steven McGregor on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Salad bar statistics at their very best. Yum.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I like the idea, but the graphs are horrible. They make it look like unemployment is getting better (the graph GOES DOWN).

Major fail.

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

First thing I noticed as well along with that fallacious ’8.1%’.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Enjoying toss a good salad, huh?

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Um, overregulation favors the wealthy.
lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Actually, it favors the mega-wealthy over the run of the mill wealthy and middle class.

tommyboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Salad bar statistics at their very best. Yum.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

You don’t work, do you. It’s almost ten o’clock in Burnaby and you ain’t even out of the house. Or maybe basement.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Salad bar statistics at their very best. Yum.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Yeah, I always forget how great things are!

Biggest income gap in 45 years.
Worst post-war recovery
Median income lowest in almost 20 years
Income dropped more during recovery than recession
Gas prices doubled
Insurance premiums up over $3000
$1.3 to $1.9 trillion deficits regularly
Massive tax hikes in 3 months
Another recession on its way

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Afghanistan’s never been worse

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Or if they feel it’s necessary to use stats and graphs, begin the ad with one statistic and then personalize the statistic with the perspective of a factory worker who lost his job or a soccer mom who’s struggling to make ends meet.

Something like that.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Benghazi-gate

Help me out, Drywall. What doesn’t royally suck under Obama.

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Compared to your stench, we’ll take it.

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 1:02 PM

More, please.

How about the new Romney ad? It’s really good and hits the same themes.

rockmom on October 2, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Show someone from the Government at their door and taking the money out of their wallet, and then throwing it back at them empty THEN people might get that.

PappyD61 on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

More like this you mean.

Rebar on October 2, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I like the idea, but the graphs are horrible. They make it look like unemployment is getting better (the graph GOES DOWN).

Major fail.

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM
First thing I noticed as well along with that fallacious ’8.1%’.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

If people don’t understand the visuals, they are not voting for Romney anyway…

Static21 on October 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

***

Depressed about what? That 47% commercial is completely ineffective.

A good majority of that ’47%’ either don’t think they’re there or don’t want to be there and blame one person and it ain’t Rmoney.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I disagree. That 47% ad is about the only ad Obama seems to be running in SW Ohio where I live. It’s being played in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati metro area) market, and I think it’s helping Obama.

One thing that bothered me when watching Ryan on Sunday is that Wallace cited a poll that said nearly 80% of Americans believe most Americans should be paying at least some income tax. Ryan dodged it so that Dems could run off and say that the GOP is going to raise middle class taxes. But something needs to be done to the tax code so that it’s picking up more people. At a minimum, stop running welfare transfer payments through the tax code via refundable income tax credits.

BuckeyeSam on October 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM

But, but… the graph shows that unemployment has gone down! We just need to give Obama four more years in order for it to continue downward to below 6%. He’s trying his best.

/delusionaldemocratvoter

LoganSix on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Enjoying toss a good salad, huh?

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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“I speak English real good”
-lorien1973

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

We need ads about how bho has given foto’s taxpayers funds that has gone down the drain with bankruptcy! And he continues to do so with new gives away!
L

letget on October 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Saw an Obama commercial with Romney’s 47% quotes this morning and got depressed…immediately right after this commercial played and felt better. (Virginia)

The Count on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

People like the 47% comments so there’s nothing to get depressed about. Obama can spend as much money as he wants talking about that Romney comment and it won’t accomplish jack.

eyedoc on October 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Undecided voters will tune out the statistics, charts, and graphs. But they will remember and be influenced by first-person personal stories from individual citizens whom they relate to.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I disagree. That 47% ad is about the only ad Obama seems to be running in SW Ohio where I live. It’s being played in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati metro area) market, and I think it’s helping Obama.

It’s playing to rally Obama’s base. It doesn’t help Obama in any other way. Also, Obama really doesn’t have much else, so he has to keep recycling the 47% thing and the bogus claim that Romney will raise taxes on middle class people and the elderly.

eyedoc on October 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

But, but… the graph shows that unemployment has gone down! We just need to give Obama four more years in order for it to continue downward to below 6%. He’s trying his best.

/delusionaldemocratvoter

LoganSix on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Expect Mitt’s graph at 0:24 to appear in an Obama ad. “Mitt agrees that the economy is getting better”.

What’s wrong with our side?

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The stimulus worked for me – it allowed me to win a bet against my Russian friend as we wagered whether Russia or the USA has bigger corruption.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

More like the stench of failure…

PatriotRider on October 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I would rather they zoom in on that pond of blood in the Univision F&F doc–then pan out and say: “Obama killed that”….

hillsoftx on October 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Enjoying toss a good salad, huh?

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM
———

“I speak English real good”
-lorien1973

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

“I’ll toss your salad for free, eh?”

-Dave Rywall Tossed Salad Inc.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

The stimulus worked for me – it allowed me to win a bet against my Russian friend as we wagered whether Russia or the USA has bigger corruption.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Solatorev or Igor R.?

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Donna Brazille was talking as an expert on the Latino vote, and she ended by asking how to say “goodbye” in Spanish!!!!

hahahahahahaha

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Why don’t they use the real unemployment numbers

ratherbskiing on October 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM

The education system is broken – 28% that think it helped. Or maybe it’s just that 1 in 4 Americans is dumb as a box of rocks?

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Solatorev or Igor R.?

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Huh? Neither. I suspect there are more former Ayn Rand’s compatriots here than you’d expect.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I want to see an Allen West style ad for Romney…while Obama was chooming and partying with his dealer, Romney was building his first company. We need a shot heard around the world or at least near the head that makes the enemy need to clean out his shorts.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

We can’t afford four more years.

Exactly! Hammer this home, relentlessly.

jnelchef on October 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Eh.

Just sounds whiny to me, am I alone? “You PROMISED!” I think they need to explain that not only didnt it help, the stimulus hurt. They imply it but never spell it out.

Stimulus: Didn’t help, it hurt and put us deeper in debt
Obamacare: More debt and uncertainty, also hurt.

Dash on October 2, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Romney:
“Yeah, it was bad…But this president…President Obama did just the exact opposite of what was needed. This president implemented just the exact opposite policies I would have…and he made it much worse. Worse for all the American people. It didn’t have to be this way…And it doesn’t have to be anymore…when I’m president…my policies will reverse all this.”

unrealizedviewpoint on October 2, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Enjoying toss a good salad, huh?

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM
———

“I speak English real good”
-lorien1973

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

“I’ll toss your salad for free, eh?”

-Dave Rywall Tossed Salad Inc.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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Awww look another little boy who knows the election is lost is trying to make jokes to make himself feel better. Buyer’s remorse making the little boys cry? Awwww. You’d better get back to crybabying about skewed polls or something.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Enjoying toss a good salad, huh?

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM
———

“I speak English real good”
-lorien1973

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

“I’ll toss your salad for free, eh?”

-Dave Rywall Tossed Salad Inc.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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Awww look another little boy who knows the election is lost is trying to make jokes to make himself feel better. Buyer’s remorse making the little boys cry? Awwww. You’d better get back to crybabying about skewed polls or something.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

You live in Canada. Keep peeking over the fence at a real country, eh?
Now, I know you’re not familiar with beaver, but I’m a girl.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Azzhole increased foreign aid by 80%.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Put away your champagne, pipes, popcorn and etc. The fat lady, yes it c/b Michelle Obama, hasn’t sung, yet.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Huh? Neither. I suspect there are more former Ayn Rand’s compatriots here than you’d expect.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Next time I will be sure to include the smiley face.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Followup Ad:

Detailing every boondoggle and pork barrel piece of nonsense in that stimulus bill.

Make Bambi eat that entire cr*p sandwich.

PackerBronco on October 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Now, I know you’re not familiar with beaver, but I’m a girl.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Now, that there is funny. I don’t care who you are. Nicely done.

totherightofthem on October 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Help me out, Drywall. What doesn’t royally suck under Obama.

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Obamaphones
Welfare cards, unlimited, for all things
Misery
Plantation-dwelling, stupidity, kept there just for votes, by the leftists, who are never liberal/progressive
Foreign aid up by 80%
Border patrol down
Middle East taken over by 7th century savages, North Africa too
50% don’t pay taxes and are harlots on the dole
Michelle is as fat and happy as can be.

What more can you ask for. Work and shut up.

In my case, and anyone who can afford to

“Fund your Utopia without me” — Resist We Much

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Expect Mitt’s graph at 0:24 to appear in an Obama ad. “Mitt agrees that the economy is getting better”.

What’s wrong with our side?

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Bambi can’t win by saying the economy is getting better.

So he’s left with saying “it could be much worse.”

PackerBronco on October 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Um, overregulation favors the wealthy.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Sooooo, by that way of thinking, all those evil, wealthy mine owners and oil drilling companies which are privately owned are being favored by over-regulation? Tell that to the unemployed miners and oil rig workers who lost their jobs because of incredibly damaging regulations set by the eedjits at the EPA..

No doubt, they will agree with you /

herm2416 on October 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Where are the ads asking why the president had time for Letterman, Beyonce, and the View, but not Netanyahu, his security briefings, or jobs council?

Where is the ad playing Obama saying (in his own voice), “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket,” with a gas station display advertising gas at $4+/gallon.

The experts seem to be missing the best ads.

The Bringer on October 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Salad bar statistics at their very best. Yum.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

….salad bar?…I think Dick Dryrot is still spooning up ‘yum’ from his three piles of sh!t…

KOOLAID2 on October 2, 2012 at 1:42 PM

These people keep playing “Small Ball”. As a SuperPac, why aren’t they hitting hard like Obama’s Superpac’s? Are these guy’s really trying to get a Romney victory or just laud themselves? I don’t get it. They could be hitting on the gymnastics the Regime uses for unemployment instead of the real numbers at about 11.5%! They could be hitting on the disastrous over regulation that’s choking business out of recovery. They could be focusing on the Debt Bomb, the Deficit, the Absolute Failure of the Regimes jumping into bed with muslim terrorists/Foreign policy. Yet this is all they got? Really? These are supposed to be the smartest guys on “OUR SIDE?”
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 October 2, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Obamaphones
Welfare cards, unlimited, for all things
Misery
Plantation-dwelling, stupidity, kept there just for votes, by the leftists, who are never liberal/progressive
Foreign aid up by 80%
Border patrol down
Middle East taken over by 7th century savages, North Africa too
50% don’t pay taxes and are harlots on the dole
Michelle is as fat and happy as can be.

What more can you ask for. Work and shut up.

In my case, and anyone who can afford to

“Fund your Utopia without me” — Resist We Much

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Obamaphone? Really? You’re not really exposing yourself as a moron, are you?

SafeLink Wireless began under Bush in the summer of 2008.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/08/15/idUS192845+15-Aug-2008+BW20080815

But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of you showing us all what a highly uninformed partisan clown you are.

Congrats, bozo!

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

An even better ad:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. …Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the ‘buck stops here’. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” – BHO 2006

Or use the “unpatriotic debt” quote…that one is a perfect salad topping!

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Let us all remember that President not only wanted this job, but said he was the only person who would be able to rescue us from the Great Depression. He wasn’t thrown into the job and we gave him every opportunity to succeed (as described above). Bush even left him half the TARP money ($350B and which he voted for) just in case he needed it. (We all know he needed it to purchase two car companies.)

djaymick on October 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I want to see an Allen West style ad for Romney…while Obama was chooming and partying with his dealer, Romney was building his first company.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Problem is, an ad like this would only endear 0bama to the younger choom-smoking, kool-aid drinking voters.

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

shut up, Rywall, you damned clown. The program has massively mushroomed under Obama. He owns it now, just like everything else King Outhouse has touched.

Obama issues edict to State Dept on Sep28 lifting penalties against N.African nations utilizing child soldiers.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/28/presidential-memorandum-presidential-determination-respect-child-soldier

rayra on October 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Poor Joe

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

You are not a fool. You’re just a partisan hack.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM

That Rywall is here, and is irritated, is a good sign.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Congrats, bozo!

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Heh. Might wanna tell that b!tch who said Romney sucks about that.

Man, you are a fvcking dumbass.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

shut up, Rywall, you damned clown. The program has massively mushroomed under Obama. He owns it now, just like everything else King Outhouse has touched.

Obama issues edict to State Dept on Sep28 lifting penalties against N.African nations utilizing child soldiers.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/28/presidential-memorandum-presidential-determination-respect-child-soldier

rayra on October 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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Do you even have the remotest shred of a speck of a clue what the program does?
The answer to that question is no.
No you do not.

Are you absolving Bush of all responsibility for creating the program?
The answer to that question is yes.
Yes you are.

Another Hotair clown who lives in an alternate reality.
And that is why you will lose in November.
Because there are enough Americans who actually do live in reality.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

These people keep playing “Small Ball”.

Saying Obama’s economic policies have been a complete failure is not playing small ball. And I like graphs and numbers. To the average person out there, I think graphs and numbers help make the point.

eyedoc on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

This ad doesn’t move me. Figures and graphs will go over the heads of the undecided voters.

More effective ads include…

* actual people who have been hurt by Obama’s policies
* featuring Obama’s own voice speaking over scenes of unemployment lines, closed factories (Solyndra), etc.

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The ad’s OK, but I tend to agree…shuttered factories and the like would probably be a more effective visual than a graph.

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I disagree. It’s not hard to tell the difference between higher and lower or going up vs. going down on a graph. And, there are a lot of independent-type people who like this sort of thing – otherwise, Perot wouldn’t have had the success/impact that he did.

besser tot als rot on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Where is the ad playing Obama saying (in his own voice), “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket,” with a gas station display advertising gas at $4+/gallon.

The Bringer on October 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I think the exact quote was “electricity prices,” not “energy prices.” It would take a little work to make the connection between energy and electricity, since most 0bama voters just think electricity comes magically out of the little holes in the wall in mommy’s basement.

Nonetheless, I agree that the R/R campaign is missing a lot of golden opportunities for attack ads against the Zero regime.

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

You don’t know Americans, contrary to your claims. The fat lady has not sung, by far.

‘See’ you here on the night of Nov. 6.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Because there are enough Americans who actually do live in reality.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

You are right about “reality”, but they are not on your side. Your side is utterly delusional.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM

It’s it curious that socialists of the national left always seem just happen to use programs started under GOP administrations in order to provide cover for their vote buying or liberty destroying efforts?

Chip on October 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Nov. 7, most newspapers, incl. the British ones, and Rywall “How can 52% of Americans be this stupid?”.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Problem is, an ad like this would only endear 0bama to the younger choom-smoking, kool-aid drinking voters.

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

That’s not a problem, the choom gang will vote for whoever will give them a better chance at remaining lazy choom smokers…it sure isn’t going to be Romney.

The problem is too many one social issue voters. They are simply blind to reality.

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

That Rywall is here, and is irritated, is a good sign.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

He’s probably just bored…. there’s nothing better to do on a rainy Tuesday afternoon than to make stupid comments from his computer in the cool comfort of his mommy’s basement.

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Chip on October 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Indeed and meh…I hate the right often more than the left. All are morons and live for the revolving doors, just goring different oxens.

The left are just more thuggish in their pursuit of their Utopian idiocies. They’re also huge hypocrits, never liberal/progressive, hate freedom, keep the moochers in plantations, just for votes.

Otherwise they’d stand for women rights, the world over, freedom and etc. Hypocrites all around…1001 examples.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

So is it your contention that the socialists of the national left can do whatever they want with programs created by GOP administrations because folks like you will absolve them of all responsibility for their going awry?

Chip on October 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Now, I know you’re not familiar with beaver, but I’m a girl.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Okay. I giggled.

Washington Nearsider on October 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Because there are enough Americans who actually do live in reality.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

You are right about “reality”, but they are not on your side. Your side is utterly delusional.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Wow Rywall, must be nice to be able to define your own Reality.

Did the US ambassador really die in Benghazi? Maybe it was a trick, like you know, the moon landing, or the world trade center? After all, everyone knows that fire can’t melt steel!

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 2:01 PM

He’s a leftist Canadian MP, out of power, trying to ‘influence’ American socialism. Won’t work. The Americans will show the world a big huge finger.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Observations in my own neighborhood made it clear how effective the “stimulus” spending was. First they re-paved all the playground areas in the middle school across the street from me, taking out all the basketball hoops and other recreation equipment in the process. This school has been closed for several years due to insufficient attendance, there are no plans to re-open it.

Then they re-paved the streets in my neighborhood, which was nice because then I didn’t have potholes and patches to bounce me around — for about 3 weeks. Then the government came in and tore up the newly-repaved street in order to upgrade the sewer lines underneath them, which created a whole new set of humps and bumps in the street.

All of this I’m sure was done using the most expensive Union labor provided by construction companies owned by relatives of county politicians. Basically, they took a few million dollars from productive profit earners and flushed it down the toilet, and that’s what they consider “economic stimulus”.

Socratease on October 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of you showing us all what a highly uninformed partisan clown you are.

Congrats, bozo!

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

You never discuss any information, details, or analysis. You are simply argumentative and contrarian. You have clearly demonstrated that you are not informed in anything, other than how to take the opposite position (without any supporting evidence or argument) of a position taken by someone else. I think that it is fairly clear who is the “partisan clown” here.

besser tot als rot on October 2, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I want to see an Allen West style ad for Romney…while Obama was chooming and partying with his dealer, Romney was building his first company.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Problem is, an ad like this would only endear 0bama to the younger choom-smoking, kool-aid drinking voters.

UltimateBob on October 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

The choomers are voting for Harry Johnston this year and the kool aid drinkers are already in his column.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

besser tot als rot on October 2, 2012 at 2:04 PM

The partisan ‘erudite’ one forgets, most always, that the one who calls the other names first, always loses the argument. It’s Debate 101.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Awww look another little boy who knows the election is lost is trying to make jokes to make himself feel better. Buyer’s remorse making the little boys cry? Awwww. You’d better get back to crybabying about skewed polls or something.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Yeah, but if Romney loses he goes away in a month.

You’ll be stuck defending this failure for another 4 years.

Chuck Schick on October 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM

When Beavers Attack

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

When Beavers Attack

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Dams break :)

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

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