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By msilenus   Follow   Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 5:08am PDT   2,322 views   25 comments
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You can love Obama, or you can hate him. You can love or hate his policies. But there is one thing no man or woman can take from him: his campaign's media team.

Dear gods. Who does he have working those desks? What serum has he injected them with?

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iwog   Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 6:11am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 1

"Reality has a well known liberal bias."

~ Stephen Colbert

msilenus   Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 6:34am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

Some of the facts here are indisputable, and are clearly targetted at the most ignorant of beliefs that his opposition tends to hold. Esp. around domestic fossil fuel production, tax cuts, spending cuts, those sorts of things.

Others are more disputable. To get at his number for jobs creation, one needs fairly technical counterfactual macroeconomic analysis. You need to ask 'what-ifs.' That's inherently assailable. Overall, the video is a very partial assessment, chock full of narrative. Not a tall glass of 200 proof fact. It doesn't impress me on the strength of its analysis.

What floors me is the production. Stunning. It flows like a goddamned Bruckheimer trailer. It's even better than that Joe Manchin ad that showed a Democrat with a weapon and got away with it.

marcus   Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 11:53pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 3

msilenus says

What floors me is the production.

Good analysis.

Even if there are a few slight exaggerations, it's a breathtaking contrast to what the right wing propaganda machine would have its sheep believe.

For many independents who are comparing the two messages, which one will they believe? Which one is closer to the truth ? (especially regarding obstruction of reasonable policies)

May the best man win.

rdm   Tue, 1 May 2012, 3:33am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

Extremely well crafted. Interesting that contraception coverage was mentioned twice. Before the republicans made it an issue likely few even knew it was in Obamacare.

Honest Abe   Wed, 2 May 2012, 7:03am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 5

http://dollarcollapse.com/offshore-investing/getting-out-part-one-americans-renouncing-citizenship/

The list of incremental tyranical laws that are being proposed and or already on the books sound like "1984". Combined with an ever evolving police state with never ending war and ever rising debt and you have a recipe for financial and sociatal collapse (paraphrased from reader comments to the following link)

msilenus   Wed, 2 May 2012, 7:15am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 6

Honest Abe says

paraphrased from reader comments to the following link

I suppose we're fucking doomed, then.

leo707   Wed, 2 May 2012, 8:04am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

msilenus says

Honest Abe says

paraphrased from reader comments to the following link

I suppose we're fucking doomed, then.

You are right, totally doomed. Abe you better get out while you still can.

Honest Abe   Wed, 2 May 2012, 8:31am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 8

HEre's the current state of affairs in America:

(1) Tyrannical laws
(2) Evolving Police State
(3) Never ending war
(4) Ever rising debt

Aren't you concerned in the least? If you prefer socialism or communism we're certainly headed in the right direction, wouldn't you agree, comrade.

bob2356   Wed, 2 May 2012, 8:40am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 9

Honest Abe says

HEre's the current state of affairs in America:

(1) Tyrannical laws

(2) Evolving Police State

(3) Never ending war

(4) Ever rising debt

Aren't you concerned in the least? If you prefer socialism or communism we're certainly headed in the right direction, wouldn't you agree, comrade.

You are confused, 1,2,3,4 are the recipe of fascism. Know your ism's. Am I concerned? Concerned enough to get my money offshore and get multiple citizenships.

msilenus   Wed, 2 May 2012, 8:57am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 10

If I thought we were on a road to a totalitarian nightmare of any variety (and Bob is exactly right about fascism --know your isms) I'd be looking into a way out for me and my family, and following through on it before it's too late. That would be my responsibilty as a father and husband.

It's instructive to consider how the unfolding events of the 1930s must have looked to European Jews, socialists in the west, intellectuals in the east, homosexuals, Roma, dissenters, et cetera. And how radically their different responses (rational flight or denialist inaction) shaped --or erased-- the futures of their families and descendants.

If you think that is our road today, then you need to consider how your actions today compare to those of the people who survived the 1930s, 40s and 50s under Hitler and Stalin, and those who did not. Inaction is a choice. Choices have consequences. Consider wisely.

leo707   Wed, 2 May 2012, 9:19am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

msilenus says

Inaction is a choice.

Ah. hem... yes:
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"

zzyzzx   Thu, 3 May 2012, 1:53am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 12

zzyzzx   Thu, 3 May 2012, 1:53am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 13

freak80   Thu, 3 May 2012, 3:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 14

Didn't Osama specifically say he wanted Obama dead? I don't think Osama would vote for Obama.

zzyzzx   Thu, 3 May 2012, 3:38am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 15

freak80   Thu, 3 May 2012, 3:57am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 16

I don't think Romney will do any better.

Frankly I think a box of tic-tacs would do a better job than both candidates.

Honest Abe   Thu, 3 May 2012, 4:12am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 17

Zzyzzx,

Your side by side double poster has lots of visual impact. Its actually quite disgusting. "Tax the Rich", "Spread the Wealth", punish success, "Fair Share", Economic Equality". Even the slogan is the same: "FORWARD" comrades.

Thats a proven recipe for failure, not a way to get America back on track.

I wonder how the libs can justify, rationalize or explain away the exact similarities of both posters?

iwog   Thu, 3 May 2012, 7:54am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 18

Honest Abe says

I wonder how the libs can justify, rationalize or explain away the exact similarities of both posters?

ROFLOL!

CaptainShuddup   Thu, 3 May 2012, 9:08am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 19

wthrfrk80 says

I don't think Romney will do any better.

Does he have to? I mean there's not even a bar.

leo707   Thu, 3 May 2012, 9:30am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 20

Honest Abe says

I wonder how the libs can justify, rationalize or explain away the exact similarities of both posters?

I wonder how, in this day and age, Abe can not understand that Photoshop exists.

I am sure that he takes the Weekly World News very seriously, after all they do have pictures to prove their stories.
http://weeklyworldnews.com/politics/47509/bat-boy-to-be-romneys-vp/

msilenus   Thu, 3 May 2012, 10:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 21

Honest Abe says

I wonder how the libs can justify, rationalize or explain away the exact similarities of both posters?

This is easily the most credulous utterance I have ever read.

Abe, listen, text in authentic Soviet propaganda posters is written in Russian. Ie: Руский язык. It has a different look, because it uses different letters from ours. Their alphabet is called "Cyrillic," and is more closely related to the Greek alphabet than our Latin-derived one.

There are other, more subtle stylistic points that give it away as a forgery. For example, you never see Lenin leading men off a cliff in authentic Soviet Poster art. No more than you ever see Obama leading men off a cliff in authentic Obama campaign material.

There is no hope for you.

freak80   Fri, 4 May 2012, 1:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 22

Abe, the Democrats should put you on their payroll. You're doing a good job making Republicans look even more ridiculous than they already are.

marcus   Fri, 4 May 2012, 2:11am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 23

CaptainShuddup says

wthrfrk80 says

I don't think Romney will do any better.

Does he have to? I mean there's not even a bar.

Sadly, he could do better for one reason. His opposition would be humans who actually want what's best for the country and in at least many cases are smart enough to know that destroying the country is not better than allowing our leader a little success, simply because he's a member of the other corporate & plutocrat sponsored party.

Honest Abe   Fri, 4 May 2012, 3:51pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 24

No, no, no, its the mentality thats the same. Lenin and Obama's causes are identical.

Heavy progressive income tax
Spread the wealth
Economic equality
Fair share
Kill opportunity
Equal misery
Abolish success
Government dependency

Not a pretty picture, is it?

marcus   Fri, 4 May 2012, 4:20pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 25

Honest Abe says

Not a pretty picture, is it?

The ugliest picture on this forum is your obsession with dishonesty. It's so sad really.

You can get better Abe. Just experiment with objectivity.

Obamas most progressive fantasy would have someone with an income of 500K paying maybe 12 or 15K more than they pay now.

Is this really equal misery ? Or Abolishing success ?

DO you have any idea how much pity I feel for you ?

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