Will 2012′s Anti-Obama Theme Be “Hypocrite” or “Inept?”

The Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s reelection plans are starting to unveil their game plans for the rest of 2012, and they’ve settled on two different themes.

According to The Hill, the Republican National Committee has decided that their meme for the election will be “hypocrisy,” claiming that Obama promised “hope and change” and all he has brought is “division.”

“He’s campaigning using the very tactics he campaigned against four years ago,” said RNC communications director Sean Spicer. “There’s no more hope and change. It’s all fear and division from now till November.”

The theme is really little more than a continuation of the one used in 2010, which brought so many members of the Tea Party to power.† After all, how many events did Sarah Palin arrive at asking “How’s that hopey changey stuff working out?”

But in order to avoid looking like they are completely colluding, and possibly to take a different tact in case “hypocrisy” as an attack isn’t terribly effective when your own nominee is a man constantly accused of being a flip-flopper, American Crossroads, the Karl Rove run conservative super PAC, has announced a theme of its own.


Via Politico, “[I]nterviews with independent voters, as well as uncommitted Democrats and Republicans who supported Mr. Obama in 2008, have revealed an alternate ‘emerging view’ that Crossroads will seek to solidify, ‘that Obama just may not be up to the job, he canít seem to fix things he promised he would fix.’Ē

Can the two themes together be enough to help the GOP nominee emerge victorious?† The two groups are banking on it — and will spend a great deal of cash to do so.


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Ralph Boone
Ralph B6 years ago

Come on People Vote your Party Ticket.. Obama can't do anything alone. He didn't know you would allow the repugs to mess up the House and divide the congress.. You would like to see Hope and change ?? Well!! elect a Democratic House and Senate and not have a chance of stone walling like the republicans did the First 2 Years, and stay home under the Bed in 2010 so the tea party and a few republicans were the Majority of the ones that voted..

I voted at 1pm at a almost empty Church where voting was supposed to take place.. You were not there.. Be there and be counted. numbers add up fast..

You all are aware the Earth is supposed to end on 12/21/2012 I Laughed a lot !!! Now I am not so sure !!! Scary.. If the Evil morons elect Mitt Romney only because they can't spell President Obama .. Well ! Mitt has allready promised to do the MC Cain song Bomb Iran.. Now we know that N Korea has said they have 4 Atomic Bombs built as of now..I am sure we will find out if Iran has any. Lets Assume 4 .. Israel ? the other countries in the area and don't like the US.. What a mess that will be including our bombs.. Very Possible it could be the end of the Earth as we Know it.. Mitt could buy up all those empty companies and start over with his Family. King of the Earth.. You Know he would push the button 30,000 feet up and have his sons and his hidden wives...
It it really the truth that we don't want our Grandchildren to grow up in a clean and Happy World.. We Just keep d

Stephen Greg
Jason T6 years ago

I see Obama as definitely inept, a bit hypocritical, and a major corporate sellout, so this is one of those rare cases where I agree with the conservatives, not that their candidates are any better. They really chose a pack of stooges this time. Vote for Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson.

Tony C.
Tony C6 years ago

When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 8 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Luvenia V.
Luvenia V6 years ago

Am I happy with everything President Obama has done, NO way. My greatest disappointment is the way he has bowed and scraped before the Republicans and the Tea Party trying for a bipartisanship. I will however vote for him again because when compared to the alternatives he is a bloody GENUS.

The people screaming he is a Muslim are the VERY people trying to turn America into the next Middle East. Ladies unless you want to be put in the same category as broodmares and considered property you to will vote for President Obama.

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley6 years ago

The repugs bring up Reagan like he was a GOP god,or something--he was an actor, a bozo, a mindless clod!
Talk about Presidents wasting money--how about the father and son Bushes--a couple of criminals--we'll be paying for them into infinity!
As has been mentioned, the repugs have blocked all the possibly positive changes Obama might have made, then compained that he didn't try!
The corporate friends of repugs have taken all our "hope".
...and, someone please tell me that stupid bi--- didn't say, "How's that hopey, changey stuff working out?"--What a way you have with words, you poster child for illiteracy! That female makes me hurl!!

Randy Robertson
Randy Robertson6 years ago

The GOP seem to be a different species! The shit comes out of the other end!!!

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

And don't forget that whole birth certificate too, you haven't beat that old horse to death yet. Better still, why don't you tell the American people HOW YOU can do a better job?

*hearing nothing but silence....

Colum N.
Colum N6 years ago


Anybody? Yeah i think that's the slogan right there

Adam S.
Adam S6 years ago

Hypocritical or inept? How about both?

Phil P.
Phil P6 years ago

Oh my. It seem the whack jobs are out in full force today.

Please, everybody take a deep breath and chill out. Suggestion:

-- stop listening to Limbaugh and Beck for at least 2 months (your headaches will clear-up)
-- fact-check conspiracy theories and all political ads
-- vote Democratic