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New RNC ad hits on that taxing aspect

New RNC ad hits on that taxing aspect

Today the RNC released a t.v. ad hitting Obama on his denials that Obamacare is a tax:

Hot Air writes:

This is probably the best attack that Republicans and Mitt Romney can muster from yesterday’s defeat — and it’s likely to be effective.  Whatever boost Obama gets politically from prevailing at the Court will dissipate when people start associating his two-year-long project with a massive tax increase (which it is, to the tune of $1.7 trillion over ten years, according to the CBO).

With the economy foremost among Americans’ concerns, the ad associates government-run health with its ultimate impact: your wallet. But they might take it beyond the wallet, to the economic burden this places on our infrastructure, security, and children’s future. I’m sure that’s to-come.

H/T Charlie Sykes


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Cradle to grave Julia-care has now been put on life support by Justice Roberts. He’s using an IRS IV.

    OcTEApi in reply to Sally Paradise. | June 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    This campaign against Roberts is about as effective as Obama campaigning against Congress.

    Stop It.

      William A. Jacobson in reply to OcTEApi. | June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      I encourage readers not to give up on criticisms of this decision. It is unjustifiable. As long as your criticisms are not foul or personal, by all means keep it up on the merits.

From a political standpoint, the “it’s a tax” ruling is GREAT.

It strips the Collective of the “mandate” BS, casts the HUGE increases in TAX terms, and exposes yet again that Obama and his Collective LIED all along.

As an added bonus, TEA Party people are PISSED, and our ranks will swell.

    persecutor in reply to Ragspierre. | June 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I’m so happy that now the Dems have to justify the biggest tax increase in the history of the republic and it’s not just on the rich!
    No Republican voted for Nancy’s folly or the Obamatax.

    Romney and all GOPers should put all Democrats on the defensive and repeatedly demand that they justify their TAX, TAX, TAX.

LukeHandCool | June 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Why do we need some crazy, complicated Rube Goldberg approach, when even the arugula-selling lefty founder and CEO of Whold Foods rejects it and holds up his company’s conservative approach as a model?

The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

Dude, I hate going to our local Whole Foods because of the I’m-too-cool attitude of the hipster checkers … but even Whole Foods makes Obama and his approach seem woefully out of touch and behind the times.

I think that works. The Collective is out trying to tamp the TAX message down already.

jimzinsocal | June 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

The public needs to be reminded..beyond just the mandate/tax…but all this

Is it just me, or does this ad seem kinda weak?

And where’s the Mittster’s personalized hard-hitting response? Is he even capable of one–or is he McCain II?

    Valerie in reply to CalMark. | June 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Mitt responded yesterday. It’s at this site, too. Just scroll down a bit.

      CalMark in reply to Valerie. | June 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Granted, but I’m talking about a TV ad. As for the clip to which you refer, I heard it yesterday. Mitt sounds timid and tentative. His voice is shaky, and he seems unsure of himself. I was shocked and dismayed: given his debate performances, I was automatically expecting robust and confident, even if it made me want to yell at him.

      I guess it’s one thing to brutalize other Republicans with an MSM posse, quite another to be suddenly in their crosshairs.

      We need to elect him. At all costs (and that’s a phrase I’ve never, ever used before). To do that, we must acknowledge harsh reality: he’s a slightly-improved, better-looking McCain who isn’t as good in the spotlight as McCain was.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to CalMark. | June 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        I’m guessing his handlers are saying to Mitt, “let your words assuage conservatives and your demeanor assuage independents,” hence, strong words passively expressed.

          CalMark in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          The Obambino Family (AKA Political Crime, Inc.) is turning cartwheels. The MSM is running glorious praise for Obama, Obamacare, and Democrats, all of it lies.

          And Mitt sits quietly, so as not to offend those precious moderates. Who are so easily offended that they voted for Obama in droves in ’08, despite some of the vicious, obvious lies his side peddled about the GOP.

          Some strategy.

          Exactly. It’s always a calculation with Romney. Unlike Palin’s blistering, word-perfect summary.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

          I’m not sure Romney can do ‘passionate’ convincingly. You have to think his team has tried it, taped it, and reviewed it, and.. *sigh*.

          It likely plays worse to imitate passion than to just be yourself. Remember during the debates when Huntsman would try to project passion by tapping lightly on the podium or smack a fist into a palm with the force of a paper airplane? Some folks just can’t do it well. Romney appears to be one of them. A few times during the debates he clearly got all het up, but it didn’t look good. I think maybe his handlers have the passion muzzle on him, for fear he’ll pull a Howard Dean: “Eeeeeeeearrrrrrgh!” or cry like Boehner.

          CalMark in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

          That’s the point. Mitt doesn’t have to do passionate. Just put out a hard-hitting ad to debunk the lies. Heck, just show Obama in the last 24 hours talking about “lower costs” and a voiceover about Obama demanding higher premiums for military families. Show Mitt giving a speech promising free market reforms.

          Just not the June 28 response. I was shocked. From his debate performances, I expected robust, strong, powerful. Mitt sounded weak and fearful; his voice even shook. I despise the man (he beat Gingrich by peddling tired Democrat lies), but I expected he would be a strong candidate.

          I guess poor Mitt (like McCain before him) is mystified that the same MSM posse that helped him destroy Gingrich (who incidentally helped McCain destroy Romney in ’08) is no longer so friendly. That makes Mitt stupid. Now Mitt can’t handle sworn enemies who helped you destroy people on your own side turning on YOU. That makes him weak.

          Bottom line. These last few days have exposed Mitt Romney as a surprisingly weak, timid, incompetent candidate. We MUST drag him over the finish line, but bar a miracle, I think (even though this makes me want to cry) he’s going to lose.

          CalMark in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

          I guess poor Mitt (like McCain before him) is mystified that the same MSM posse ШШШ(who incidentally helped McCain destroy Romney in ’08)— that helped him destroy Gingrich — is no longer so friendly. That makes Mitt stupid. Now Mitt can’t handle sworn enemies who helped you destroy people on your own side turning on YOU. That makes him weak.

casualobserver | June 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The RNC best serves both Romney and every Congressional candidate by simply sticking to the numbers and avoiding personal attacks as much as possible – because, after all, Obama is king of charisma.

So, every add should have rolling numbers at the bottom. Left side, tax increases. Right side, deficit growth. And perhaps there could be some targeted ads that highlight all the rhetoric from Obama and his press minions about how he is some kind of deficit hawk/spending reduction maven, playing sound bite after sound bite. Finish the ad with the real numbers of taxes and deficit. Can you trust him next time?

    Squires in reply to casualobserver. | June 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    The RNC best serves both Romney and every Congressional candidate by simply sticking to the numbers and avoiding personal attacks as much as possible – because, after all, Obama is king of charisma.

    I’ve no interest in serving Romney, but this is important. Stick to the numbers and the machinery of realistic cause and consequences, corner the weasel’s talking points and make them squirm. Then – then you can expose that “charisma” as the confidence trickster’s, the manipulator’s ruse that it is. And him and his fellow travelers along with it.

LukeHandCool | June 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Don’t worry … we’re in the best of hands. Who is to say they can’t successfully micromanage a multibillion, life-or-death sector of the economy from way up top. This tweet from the top should put your mind at ease:

    LukeHandCool in reply to LukeHandCool. | June 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Personally, I think Gaffe-Tourette’s Syndrome is one of the more endearing “congenial diseases.”

      Squires in reply to LukeHandCool. | June 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      20 yr old Abby has a rare congenial disease. Thanks to health reform, she can stay on her parents plan until age 26, until we finish eliminating the private hc industry. then, as a ward of the state, she can stay on our plan and receive a guaranteed allotted ration of hc so long as she lives in Approved Manner

      Now that would have been a gaffe. Fortunately for them it wouldn’t fit in a single tweet, though.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Today… John Boehner needs to introduce a bill that states:

“Since the Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the highest court in the land, this Bill, called the, Healthcare Fairness Bill, shall make the ACA applicable to all employees of, and holders of appointed or elected office in, the United States Government, with the sole exception of serving and retired-disabled members of the United States Military. Where healthcare is covered under CBAs, those agreements shall be superseded by ACA provisions upon expiration.”

That would put the Democrats and their freakin’ Public Employee Unions on the deeeee-fensive!

I even have a Tweet ready: “Share the Health, POTUS et al!!!”

C’mon Johnny… Just DO it!

Now that this mess has been declared a tax increase, I hope the Republicans and Romney beat the living snot out this.

We knew it was loaded with $400 billions of taxes conveniently hidden behind the word “mandate”. The Tea Party was shouting this back in the fall of 2009.

It’s time to make each and every democrat defend why they have saddle the poor, the young, and everyone else with the largest tax increase in history.

    OcTEApi in reply to tazz. | June 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    it increases the deficit by a trillion something and deep six’s the federal budget by $4-500 billion

    -not only is it a big club but its repeal is eazy-peazy

Democrats doing what Democrats – and all those who lust for power over others – do.


to gain more power.

    Squires in reply to pfg. | June 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I would recommend to anyone reading Armando Valladares’s Against All Hope. Certain parts of the earlier chapters are a very direct and concise lesson regarding those who lie their way into power – and on how some people (like those who believed Castro when he proclaimed that he was not a Communist and later, after he took power and Communists took over every institution, insisted that he must not know what was happening) will so desperately lie to themselves that they are not being lied to by the fraudulent leader/savior who has deceived his way into their hearts.


Henry Hawkins | June 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

And for those of you supporting President Obama’s reelection campaign, I highly recommend this book:

Conservative Beaner | June 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

No, I’m still of the opinion they should have nuked Obamacare. He could have slapped down the mandate curbing the Commerce Clause. Then the court could have made a similiar statement about taxing behavior.

The GOP has been given a big stick with taxes and they can ride this along with the bad economy to the White House and full control of Congress.

The only problem is they still can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory just as what happened at the Supreme Court and we will be stuck with this dreadful law.