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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:53 AM

Obama Is Flooding Wisconsin Radio With This Brutal Ad On Romney's '47%'

Source: Business Insider

This radio ad provides a glimpse into how the Obama campaign is localizing its efforts to attack Mitt Romney's controversial comments on the "47 percent," breaking down who makes up the group in Wisconsin.

I heard the ad for the first time shortly after I landed in Wisconsin on Thursday, and I decided to count. I heard it 22 more times from Thursday through Saturday across a wide variety of platforms on both AM and FM radio, though I did a fair amount of driving on each of the three days I was in the Badger State.

Needless to say, people are taking notice in the state. Michal Lattomus, a self-described Republican who lives in Paul Ryan's neighborhood in Janesville, Wis., said the comments were "the single stupidest thing a presidential nominee could have done." She called the ad, which she said she had heard a fair amount of times, a natural, effective response from the Obama campaign.

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The Obama campaign's Wisconsin office provided us with the audio for the ad. Take a listen:

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-47-percent-commercial-romney-comments-ad-wisconsin-radio-2012-10



Audio at the link.

Great ad.

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Reply Obama Is Flooding Wisconsin Radio With This Brutal Ad On Romney's '47%' (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
LTR Oct 2012 #1
alp227 Oct 2012 #17
LTR Oct 2012 #19
alp227 Oct 2012 #21
LTR Oct 2012 #23
Camballo Oct 2012 #2
1monster Oct 2012 #3
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #4
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #5
jeff47 Oct 2012 #9
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #14
jeff47 Oct 2012 #28
disndat Oct 2012 #10
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #15
LTR Oct 2012 #12
underthematrix Oct 2012 #25
Make7 Nov 2012 #31
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #6
Scuba Oct 2012 #7
Stargleamer Oct 2012 #8
boingboinh Oct 2012 #20
loudsue Oct 2012 #11
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #13
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2012 #16
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #18
Ohio Joe Oct 2012 #22
Red1 Oct 2012 #24
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #26
Kteachums Oct 2012 #27
kansasobama Oct 2012 #29
lark Oct 2012 #30

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:08 AM

1. That ad is getting heavy play here

Normally, I listen to 88.9, a non-com music station in Milwaukee, but earlier this week, feeling the desire to listen to something other than a pledge drive turned outright filibuster, I turned on Lake FM, the local "we play everything" station. In the span of less than an hour, I heard that ad three times. Obviously, the Obama campaign is buying tons of ad time for this blistering and effective ad.

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Response to LTR (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:29 PM

17. Meanwhile WTMJ and WISN listeners' heads must have EXPLODED if the ads were on those stations!

(WISN is Milwaukee's Rush Limbaugh affiliate. WTMJ actually has drive-time news shows but has local right wing talk in between.)

Wisconsin has only TWO progressive talk stations: 92.1 the Mic in Madison and 1230 the Voice in Wausau. WCPT 820 out of Chicago may be audible in Milwaukee. 92.1 the Mic is simulcast only on HD Radio in Milwaukee.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:53 PM

19. I'd love to hear that ad on Bob and Brian's show

Those two babbling geezers are hardcore wingnuts.

And WCPT is pretty audible in Milwaukee during the day. Ed Schultz is also on an AM station in Racine.

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Response to LTR (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:39 PM

21. Oh my this is a pretty left-leaning station in Racine.

http://www.wrjn.com/On-Air/6786453

Drive time news with Big Eddie, Michael Smerconish (a moderate talker and guest host of MSNBC's Hardball), Leslie Marshall, and Alan Colmes all day? Cool! I wonder if Racine is a liberal city, given that it's in PAUL RYAN's district.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:55 PM

23. They changed the lineup

Ed's been on the station for years. Same with Colmes. But they always mixed it up with a few wingerd (i.e. Bill O'Reilly). Sounds like they're really counter-programming the other stations. Good for them.

BTW, that's WRJN 1400AM in Racine, WI.

As for Ryan's district, it's pretty purple. Went for Obama in '08. That's why the DNC is spending money on Rob Zerban in that race.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:13 AM

2. Great ad; wish radio would play here.

But in Oklahoma, internet's the only way to hear it. I would love to hear that roll out one afternoon here. I'm in Tulsa, so it would have a small, but devoted and lonely audience. But it might reach some of the lower middle class workers and professionals who populate some if the older suburbs and towns round here.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:15 AM

3. Same ad, but with Florida stats, is running in Florida.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:58 AM

5. Please. Debbie Downer paranoia is not required.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. Please go away.

I realize you're enjoying being Eeyore here, and setting up an situation where either you're thrilled Obama won, or are thrilled you get to say "I told you so". But it really does nothing but poison our environment.

Obama's polling at +6 in Wisconsin. If you think Walker can steal that, you should go buy lottery tickets. You have more chance of winning.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:21 PM

14. At about 20,000 posts since DU's founding.

I think Skinner et al would agree that I have been a solid DUer, and have sent many dollars.

How DARE you.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:14 AM

28. So you've been trying to depress everyone for longer. Congratulations.

Again, your post is utterly refuted by actual data. But feel free to ramp up that righteous indignation. I'm sure that will overcome polling.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:55 PM

10. Maybe, Gov. Kasich

and the Tagg Rpmney's family electronic voting machines will deliver Ohio.

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Response to disndat (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:00 PM

15. Yep. but don't DARE speculate about a stolen election on DU.

You will be ripped and attacked endlessly.

Even if you're right.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:31 PM

12. Ehhh, bullshit

Obama has been polling very, very well, and I think Walkermania has faded a bit. Some interesting house races too, in addition to the Senate race (that Tammy Baldwin is surprisingly leading). It'll be close, but I believe Obama will pull through.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:40 PM

25. Here's what I don't understand about

your comment. You are suggesting two things. One, the good peeps of WI can be bought by playing the same lies over and over again. Second, you are suggesting the good peeps of WI are stupid. Let's say the ads are focused on the economy and jobs. Smart peeps know that the GOPKKKer's in the house refused to bring the AJA to the floor. They Mittnocchio will repeal OBAMACare, overturn Roe v. Wade, DOMA, the Voting and Civil Rights Acts and overturn PBO's executive action regadring undocumented children. Mittnocchio has also said he opposes the DREAM ACT. While there may be a significant number of stupid peeps in WI, there are not enough to give the state to mittnocchio.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:47 PM

31. What does blue mean?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:12 PM

6. Very powerful -- brings the local, personal factor making it real nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:42 PM

7. Not sure what good it might do. There are only three people in the State who didn't ...

... decide who they would vote for in this election OVER A YEAR AGO!

Two of those are in long-term comas and the third is a woman who says "I can't decide until I figure out which one will help me take care of all these cats."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:47 PM

8. I'd feel better if a similar ad was running in Ohio and Virginia n/t

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Response to Stargleamer (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:22 PM

20. +1

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:28 PM

11. He needs to do that in North Carolina, as well.

There are a lot of people in this state that listen to faux news because they don't know that it is not a real news station. And, because rightwingnuttiness is taught in the (mostly Southern Baptist and evangelical) churches. But if they could hear a consistent message from the other side (OUR side) it might begin to help them understand that faux snooze isn't news, and they're being hoodwinked. Because if there is one thing southerners don't like at all, it's finding out they've been hoodwinked.

If the democrats would put their money toward a consistent message for our side, and make it clear and piss off people that have been brainwashed, I'd donate to the main party instead of just the single candidates.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:31 PM

13. He needs to step it up in Fl

The NRA is playing the most absurd ads I've ever seen. "Obama is eroding your second amendment rights"
Big...loud graphics. Last night during SNL. they must have played it 10 times

And women..women..and more women for Willard. I want to rip out my hair...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

16. great ad, no candidate has provided a better audio clip for his opponent

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

18. Wish they had used more of his own words. It almost sounds like the little clip was taken out of

context. The most damaging part is them saying they expect food and a roof. IMHO

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:52 PM

22. K&R - nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:06 PM

24. Concentrated Negative Ads

have hurt many a close race...witness the campaign of Sebelius vs Tim Shallenburger


As state GOP chairman in 2002, Parkinson worked to defeat Sebelius, who was running against Shallenburger.

All his negative quotes about her from then were brought back up. When Sebelius picked former Republican John Moore to be her running mate in 2002, Parkinson called it a "gimmick."

On Wednesday, he said he had been wrong.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:45 PM

26. K&R

Good ad!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:14 PM

27. Good for this ad in Wisconsin, hope it helps the President!

When you are living in a Red state like I am you wish our President would just try running one ad. There is so much sh-- going on in WV. People are so afraid of loosing their coal mining jobs. Mike Caputo made a statement that he lived by a coal plant, close enough to throw a rock at. I grew up in the same town of Rivesville. I have Cancer. My father died with Cancer. My young daughter developed asthma as soon as we moved back into the town after living in the mountains. My oldest daughter developed Cancer. We lived much closer to the plant then Mike did. The smoke was always in the air along with the noise. My whole house shook from noise. He made the statement that no one he knew suffered from coal related problems. He is younger then me but, he knows my family. The thing is we can't pin the disease on the plant. They closed the plant last year. The town has gone down hill. When industry leaves the towns and cities around the industry becomes like ghost towns.

They blame strong environmental legislation on the closing of mines and coal powered plants. No one can see the future here. I guess some things take a while to change. The ads here are awful. The G.O.P. makes fun of Obama and Harry Reid and links Manchin and Gov. Tomblin in with them. These are the ads that go over and over. Manchin puts out his own ads with information telling how he has fought against strong environmental regulations on coal. He is fighting his own battle. The people in the area of the University are Obama followers but, the further out in the sticks you go the more you find the ignorance. People call Obama Muslim. They belive all the religious horror stories put out by the GOP. Propoganda has taken over! How can that happen?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:23 PM

29. Don't blast FaygoKid

He is just nervous but he is our guy. Here is the solution. Do all you can to help your friends vote Dem, FaygoKid.

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Response to kansasobama (Reply #29)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:08 PM

30. Thank you for your civility

Sometimes people get all nervous and worried and forget their manners.

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