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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:51 AM

Conservative media release old video of Obama in failed 'explosive' exclusive

Source: guardian uk

To some conservatives it is "explosive" unseen footage that shows Barack Obama playing the race card, the perfect retaliation to the devastating Mitt Romney 47% video.

But within minutes of the five-year-old video of Obama being released by the Daily Caller website on Tuesday night, the "exclusive" began to unwind amid criticism that much of it had been reported at the time and the content was anything but explosive.

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The Democratic national committee described the conservative attack as "lame".

The bigger question is whether the Romney campaign played any part in the release of the footage. Both campaigns can be guilty of dirty tricks operations, passing on material to sympathetic journalists. But Romney officials denied all knowledge and distanced itself from the video, portraying it as thin.

The test will come in the presidential debate on Wednesday night and whether Romney ignores it or uses it as a tit-for-tat with Obama when he raises the 47% video.

Read more: http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2012/oct/03/obama-video-pastor-hurricane-katrina?cat=world&type=article

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Reply Conservative media release old video of Obama in failed 'explosive' exclusive (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
SoapBox Oct 2012 #1
sarge43 Oct 2012 #9
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #14
sarge43 Oct 2012 #17
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #2
Beartracks Oct 2012 #4
hootinholler Oct 2012 #12
mountain grammy Oct 2012 #3
Live and Learn Oct 2012 #5
nobodyspecial Oct 2012 #16
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #18
andym Oct 2012 #6
Gabby Hayes Oct 2012 #7
Ebadlun Oct 2012 #8
Kingofalldems Oct 2012 #10
hexola Oct 2012 #11
Mnpaul Oct 2012 #13
Evasporque Oct 2012 #15

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:56 AM

1. Isn't FAIL the middle name of The Repuke and Bagger Party?

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 08:13 AM

9. STUPID is more like it

Can't believe they'd awaken memories of what a Repub administration let happen to a great American city and its citizens

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:10 AM

14. I think you under estimate them sarge.

Look at how they managed to get Bush to serve a 2nd term and also how they were able to fool the american people about Iraq plus there is the fact they still have alot of americans who support Gitmo and laws like the patriot act.
Along with all of that the republicans have over the years managed to seize majority control over a large number of state elected offices and they retook control of Congress extremely fast when you consider the screwups they made when they last had control.
So no, they arent stupid.
Arrogant? Yes.
Heartless bastards? Yes.
Complete and utter assholes? Yes.
Stupid? I dont think so.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:46 PM

17. That's cunning and criminal, not necessarily smart. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:02 AM

2. Ah yes.

Spend all day jabbering about how he's only president because he's black, then try to wring your hands about him mentioning race. After all, according to the Romney campaign staffer, "we're just not generating enough angry white men."

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:30 AM

4. White men: They're not buying what you're selling.

Dear, GOP - Why do you keep insisting your rightwing product is quality merchandise? The marketplace of ideas is speaking. Will you listen?

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 09:52 AM

12. That wasn't a staffer.

That was Senator Graham. Yes a Senator.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:18 AM

3. I would love for my fundamentalist Christian in laws to actually listen to Obama talk about Jesus

like he does in this tape. They would be speechless. Now let's hear Rmoney.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:42 AM

5. Would they just make up their mind already.

Is he a Muslim or a follower of Rev. Wright? Good gawd, they are getting desperate.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:24 AM

16. You mean you can't be both?

Next you're going to tell me that you can't be a socialist, commie, fascist dictator.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:28 PM

18. What me must not let them find out is that he is a secret thespian.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:51 AM

6. It's really brilliant politics to bring up comments about Bush's response to Katrina

Real genius work by the GOP. It reminds everyone how Bush screwed up not only the response to Katrina, but the national debt and the economy.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:41 AM

7. Bush Family hatchet man at Univision is at it again too

Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, who once told a national U.S. audience that he hoped to do everything to help George Bush, Jr., get elected president, is once again avoiding a minefield of facts in an attempt to churn up a dated "Fast and Furious" story. Like Issa, Ramos has gone to great lengths to tip-toe around the full history of the renegade ATF project because of the links to his real bosses in the Bush Family. Ramos likes to fancy himself as a force in journalism by frequently referring to President Obama as a "liar," when in fact he himself is a fraud posing as a hack reporter.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:53 AM

8. That's a very nice tutu Obama's wearing.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 08:20 AM

10. A couple concerned republicans showed up

on DU yesterday, claiming Obama declared himself a Muslim in the video.

#Losers.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 08:55 AM

11. More poorly timed strategy by team Rmoney...

Any effect they had hoped for will be overshadowed by the debate.

Smart guys would have saved this for right after the debates when it might stick, or Rmoney might need some distraction. (or add insult to injury)

Now it will be blip...and forgotten.

Rmoney = Dumb

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:02 AM

13. and Drudge is laughing all the way to the bank

visits to drudge 9/30/12 025,315,865 past 24 hours


25 million idiots

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:24 AM

15. GOP loses when the race card is played....they have the racist problem...

why would they even try?

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