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Obama Negative Attacks

Going Negative

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.

How Negative Political Attacks Are Saving Democracy

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Turnout in the Wisconsin recall was 56 percent, more than the regularly scheduled 2010 elections. But don't expect the myth that negative campaigns suppress voters to die in Wisconsin. This false notion is one of the most widely held misconceptions about American politics.

Dear President Obama, A Few Words Before You Go Negative

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

While you are still going gently into this "good" election and before you "rage against" your opponent, you might do well to remember that Senators Clinton and McCain lost the election as much as you won it.

Jason Linkins

Memo To Media: Obama's Harsh Campaign Tone Is Not Actually A New Thing, Okay? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

I'm typically a big fan of Molly Ball's work for the Atlantic. But I'm afraid that in explicating this week's private equity-Bain Capital brouhaha tha...

Ignore the Negative Ads; Watch How He Treats His Wife

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

There are quick ways to assess the measure of a man, whether he's a date or a guy running for office. Anybody can put on party manners for the camera, but what is he like underneath the show?

What the Bottom Falling Out Looks Like in Texas

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

Imagine my surprise yesterday when I received a scanned copy of an attack ad against Democrat Donnie Dippel, featuring a con artist-cropped version of my own copyrighted photo, showing Dippel posing with my Obama license plates.

From One Military Father to Another: Shame On McCain For Abusing Our Wounded Soldiers

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Obama has visited our wounded service members -- without media fanfare and with dignity. He cares enough about our troops to not misuse them as a chip in his election bid, unlike McCain.

Pick a Meme, Any Meme

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

The GOP keeps experimenting with new memes to define Obama, but not only are they not sticking, some even contradict each other.

Republicans' Bizarre Rediscovery of Osama bin Laden

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Now that it's time for the general election, and the right is desperate to smear Barack Obama, the GOP has rediscovered OBL.

Obama Pledges To Return To Message, Avoid Campaigning

Bloomberg | Kristin Jensen and Karen Leigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, attempting to regain his momentum after losing the Pennsylvania primary, promised to shun negative cam...

Obama Camp May Turn To Negative Clinton History

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post reports this morning via an anonymous Democratic strategist that the Obama camp may seek to remind voters of the less impressive d...

Willie Horton Ad Creator Releasing Attack Ad On Obama

Time | MICHAEL SCHERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An old right-wing attack dog has returned with a new target: Barack Obama. Starting Tuesday, a group of conservative activists led by Floyd Brown, au...

PA Primary: Obama, Cinton Battle Over Who's More Pro-Gun

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Pennsylvania primary comes to a close, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are battling for every vote. And with a large number of unde...

Pelosi Tells Obama, Clinton: Quit Yer Bickering

San Francisco Chronicle | Zachary Coile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged both leading Democratic presidential candidates to cease their bickering, warning that the escalating rhetoric could ...

Obama Camp Lays Ground For Negative Attacks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***STORY UPDATES BELOW*** The Obama camp appears to be laying ground for pushing back against Hillary Clinton's latest campaign attacks, even if that...

Clinton Camp: When Obama Attacks, Media Applaud

The Page | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obviously angry communications director on conference call with reporters says: "I think it is true that every time the Obama campaign in this campai...

Clinton, Obama Negative Attacks On Display As March 4 Approaches

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the calendar approaches March 4th, the race for the Democratic candidate is taking an increasingly negative turn. This week Hillary launched the f...