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Obama to address blatant lies, distortions, and mitt-flops in coming debates ~ Addicting Info

Everyone was calling the President’s performance in Wednesday’s debate lackluster. It turns out, even the president himself agrees. After some grumbling reported by staff, the next day presented a President who had shifted gears.

His staff reported finding the President studying his own debate performance, with him commenting on his dark, grim demeanor.

...

After a conference with his inner circle — David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Valerie Jarrett, Anita Dunn, Ron Klain and Jim Messina — a strategy was laid out before them: they would go after Romney’s blatant lies, his distortions, and his mitt-flops. Romney had put himself into a position where he revealed himself as a two-faced liar who would say anything to win, and the President will be using that image to his advantage.

The change in focus for the President only means storm clouds on the horizon for the revitalized Romney campaign. If the former Governor goes into the next debate assuming that he will find it as much a cakewalk as the first, he is likely to find himself in for a very severe shock.


More here at link. >http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/07/obama-campaign-reboot/

At Debate-Watching Party in Suburban Ohio, Voters Are Less Than Thrilled ~ NYT

By SUSAN SAULNY

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Theater seats? Check. Shrimp cocktails and crudités? Check. Flat-screen television with the volume low just waiting for the big show to start? Check.

People who have been un-friended on Facebook by relatives because of their political views? Oh, yes.

The first night of truly must-see TV this fall season for the Gardner and Jernigan families in this suburb of Columbus was the first presidential debate Wednesday evening between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger.

...

“I want to see an actual plan from Romney,” Mr. Jernigan said. “I’d like to see Obama be very forceful in defending his own actions as president. And I wouldn’t be opposed to a highly entertaining moment from Romney, something like, ‘I can see Russia from my house!’ ”

After the debate, the group did not shift their views. “I don’t know the specifics of these things, so some of it didn’t mean a lot to me,” said Mr. Gardner, the host. “Like I said before we started, I hate the ‘I’m going to repeal what you did and do something that’s better!’ Who doesn’t want to hear that? Basically nothing changed for me.”


This, I expect is the real story behind the debates. Mitt Romney may have "won" according to pundits and various political enthusiasts who like red meat, but did he move undecided voters into the R column? I doubt it.

More at link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/us/politics/at-debate-watching-party-in-suburban-ohio-voters-are-less-than-thrilled.html?_r=0

Tonight - Romney told middle class/middle aged voters that he is eliminating Medicare as we know it

and that he is gutting many middle-class tax deductions.

How is that a win for him?

Edited to add - younger voters are also impacted by the Romney Medicare voucher plan.

“New Poll Shows Graves in a Statistical Tie with Bachmann”

Those are the headlines we’re seeing across the country. The latest poll shows that Michele Bachmann has fallen well below 50% and we are within just five points, 43-48.

Voters got to see Rep. Bachmann’s true colors when she ran for president – and the more they saw, the less they liked. Her extreme ideology has crippled Washington, and working families have paid the price.

If we’ve ever had a chance to defeat Bachmann, this is it. Minnesotans understand that Bachmann abandoned the middle class. And there’s no third party in the race this time to pad Bachmann’s numbers.

But she’ll fight. She’s well-funded and close with the Koch Brothers, who will attack me aggressively.

We can win this race. We can defeat Michele Bachmann. But we can’t do it without your support. ...


More at: http://jimgraves.com/defeat-bachmann/

Oh, the irony!

Did anyone else note the irony of Rmoney complaining about those who don't pay federal income taxes, in front of a group that doesn't want to pay taxes?


Romney Has Support Among Lowest Income Voters

Perhaps the above should read "had" support among lowest income voters?



Source = http://www.gallup.com/poll/157508/romney-support-among-lowest-income-voters.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Politics

Who are the 47%? ~ 70% pay income taxes - 17% are seniors.

A breakdown of tax payers who pay federal income taxes, vs. those who do not:




A breakdown of the 47% who pay no federal income tax:

* 70% pay payroll taxes

* 17% are seniors, who have no income and paid taxes prior to retirement

* 13 percent are students, jobless, disabled and/or make too little income.



Note that about 22% households, who paid no income tax in 2009, earned over 50K per year. 6%, made over 100K.




Additional information:

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/30/pf/taxes/who_pays_taxes/index.htm

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/18/the-data-behind-romneys-47-comments/

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/UploadedPDF/1001547-Why-No-Income-Tax.pdf

'MY JOB IS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE' ~ Huffington Post front page headline today.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Seemingly, Mitt's only apprehension regarding the comments he made, was that they were not elegantly stated.

Mitt believes - "corporations are people" and actual people are not worthy of concern. Is there an elegant way to communicate these beliefs?

Obama Romney Campaign Commercial on SNL



I am officially requesting Romney's "long form" birth certificate, prior to the election.

Who's in?

(This, in response to Rmoney's continued absurdity re: not being asked for his birth certificate.)

I also want his college transcripts. And, those pesky tax returns.



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