Karl Rove Loses Badly In 2012 Election – A Huge Victory For Progressives

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VIDEO – Karl Rove, who collected some $325 million from wealthy donors looking to buy the election, has a complete meltdown on FOX News’ election night coverage and refuses to accept the fact that President Obama has won Ohio and the election. The 2012 election was predefined as “close” according to the mainstream media.  But […]

A Desperate Romney Turns Jeep Lies Into Ohio Campaign Ads

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VIDEO – Showing clear signs of desperation, Mitt Romney got caught lying to Ohioans at a rally, saying that he “read somewhere” that Jeep is moving all production to China.  The lie was immediately rebuked by Chrysler Corporation, which is actually adding jobs at its Ohio production plant.  But not only did Romney not retract […]

McCain Dishonestly Says Romney Is Being Outspent By Obama; David Gregory Doesn’t Challenge

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VIDEO – Yesterday, on Meet The Press with David Gregory, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) used a dishonest Republican tactic and said that President Obama’s negative ad campaigning has “much outspent Mitt Romney’s”.  That is only true if you ignore the biggest factor in this year’s campaign: super PACs and front groups.  These “outside” groups (they […]

Karl Rove’s “New Majority Agenda” Is Really The Agenda Of A Few Billionaires

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VIDEO – This ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee shows that Karl Rove’s so called “New Majority Agenda” does not refer to the agenda of a majority of Americans.  Rather, it is the agenda of a few people who are hoarding the majority of the nation’s wealth and are using Karl Rove’s super PAC […]

FCC Website Showing Super PAC And Campaign TV Ad Buys Now Online

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Political Ad Data Comes Online 2014 But It’s Not Searchable by Justin Elliott ProPublica, Aug. 2, 2012, 2:38 p.m. After a bruising months-long fight between media corporations and the Federal Communications Commission, a government website came online today that will feature political ad data from television stations around the country. This means that detailed files […]

Man In Romney “You Didn’t Build That” Ad Received Over $1 Million From Government

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VIDEO – Jack Gilchrist, the star of the latest Mitt Romney ad who derides President Obama for claiming all businesses get some help from the government (use of national roads, bridges, and internet system), is found to have received over $1 million in government grants and aid.

Mitt Romney Sings America The Beautiful In Obama Ad

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VIDEO – Mitt Romney sings “America The Beautiful” in this ad from Obama For America highlighting Romney’s time as CEO of Bain Capital.   The Obama ad has Romney singing  “America The Beautiful” while the following facts appear on screen: In business, Mitt Romney’s firms shipped jobs to Mexico.  Los Angeles Times (6/2/00), SEC (3/26/93, […]

House Republicans Block Transparency On Super PAC Ads

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Republicans Vote to Block Transparency on Political Ads by Justin Elliott ProPublica, June 7, 2012, 10:59 a.m. The opponents of a new rule to post political ad information online have opened up another front in a long-running fight, inserting language into an appropriations bill that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the transparency […]

Top 5 TV Markets For Presidential Campaign Ad Buys – Week of May 30, 2012

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VIDEO: May 30, 2012 – The presidential race is fought through political ads on TV.  For May 30, 2012, this week’s top five television markets for presidential campaign ad buys were in three swing states: Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

FCC Will Require Broadcasters To Disclose Political Ad Buys Online

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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads Could Take Months by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m. After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month to require broadcasters to post online political ad data currently kept only on paper at the stations. Yet it’s unclear when the data 2014 which […]

IL Primary Exit Poll: Super PAC Ads Making An Impact

Negative Super PAC ads are doing their job in the 2012 GOP primary.  In CNN exit polling of yesterday’s Illinois GOP primary, 73% of voters said campaign ads were a factor in their vote.  Mitt Romney and his Super PAC outspent Rick Santorum and his Super PAC by a 7-1 margin on mostly negative ads in Illinois. […]

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VIDEO – Rick Santorum’s Super PAC wants you to meet the real Mitt Romney.

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VIDEO – Restore Our Future Ad:  Rick Santorum says “I don’t care what the unemployment rate is going to be”.  It also accuses Santorum of being in favor of worker’s rights – “he even voted against national Right to Work legislation”.  We know Mitt Romney is against worker’s rights, but we did not know he was […]

Broadcasters Fight FCC Plan to Post Ad Buyers Online

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The FCC has recently proposed requiring broadcasters to post the names of those that buy political ads and the purchace prices of those ads on a website run by the agency.  With campaign ad spending expected to top $3 BILLION this year, all of the major corporate-run networks (CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC) are pushing back […]

Xenophobia – Negative Ad Strategy

VIDEO – Xenophobic political ads. A good strategy for negative political ads is using xenophobia – “an unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.”  We have even heard the candidates themselves ridicule their opponents just for being able to speak a foreign language.  There are actually portions of the electorate that […]