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Brought to by Citizens United, Bush's Brain, and assorted Millionaires and Billionaires

-- you know, 'the Usual Suspects.'


Their Misdirection Trick number one:   imply Obama is really a "Russian sympathizer" ...


Rove super PAC gears up for ad offensive targeting Pres. Obama

by Mark  Wiggins, KVUE News -- April 9, 2012

AUSTIN -- Part "Red Scare," part "James Bond," the latest ad by Republican super PAC American Crossroads suggests a "hot mic" moment between President Barack Obama and Russian president Dmitri Medvedev revealed a conspiratorial plot.

Founded with the help of Republican strategist Karl Rove and with an estimated $200 million in the bank, American Crossroads is gearing up for a major advertising blitz. Beginning this month and gearing up for a peak through the months from May to July, the media offensive will take direct aim at the president.
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Focusing on disappointment with the economy, the ads will be geared towards Independent voters and those who've yet to make up their minds.
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Nevermind that -- the Russian meeting was about locking down "loose nukes"

-- you know, otherwise known as "Fighting Terrorism."



About those 'Usual Suspects,' forking over millions, to help install their chosen Billionaire ... (Mr. Sketchy)


American Crossroads

sourcewatch.org

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Funding

As stated above, the majority of American Crossroads' funding is filtered anonymously through the 501(c)(4) Crossroads GPS. Those funds that have been provided to the 527 wing of American Crossroads have come from a handful of wealthy right-wingers. Four men alone accounted for 54 percent of the group's 2010 receipts. According to the Center for Responsive Politics' Open Secrets website:

   B. Wayne Hughes, the chairman of Public Storage, was American Crossroads' first official donor. He gave the group an additional $950,000 in late October 2010 and has contributed a total of $3.5 million. Trevor Rees-Jones, the president and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Chief Oil and Gas, gave American Crossroads $2 million in 2010. Robert Rowling, the chief executive officer of TRT Holdings, gave the group $2.5 million. Notably, his company has also given $2.5 million from its treasury -- including a $1 million infusion of cash in June 2010. And Texas home builder Bob Perry, famous for his financial support of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which produced ads critical of Democrat John Kerry's Vietnam military service during the 2004 presidential election, also made a series of investments in American Crossroads totaling $7 million between September and December 2010.[19]
The New York Times reports that its September 2010 FEC filings also "included $400,000 from American Financial Group, which was founded by Carl H. Lindner Jr., a major donor to conservative causes. [14]

In its July 2010 IRS reports, the 527 arm disclosed that it received two separate $1 million donations: one from Dixie Rice Agricultural Corp., a firm in which Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons is a major investor, and another from a trust controlled by Jerry Perenchio, a long time donor to conservative groups.[20] According to FactCheck.Org, Simmons was a major donor to two controversial groups: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which accused Democrat John Kerry of lying about his record in Vietnam during the 2004 presidential campaign, and American Issues Project, which ran attack ads tying Democrat Barack Obama to former 1960s radical William Ayers during the 2008 campaign.[21] The group’s prior IRS report showed that another company that Simmons owns, Southwest Louisiana Land, gave $1 million.[20]
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Rove and Gillespie oversaw the creation of American Crossroads, and are now present as "informal advisors."


So you see those Swiftboaters Part Two, have had plenty of practice at this, attack your opponent's strengths game.

Let's hope this time the false charges get countered and discounted for what they are, a snide and cynical attempt to buy the Presidency, by raising doubts, fears, and blatant falsehoods.  Without so much as a documented fact to back up their charges.


No doubt the Boaters will be counting on a smear-ready Media to just let all their Millionaire Falsehoods slide right by unchallenged, uncorrected by the actual Facts, or any critical analysis.

Afterall, they can't win by simply telling the truth about their own Corporations First agenda, now can they?  

Just ask Mitt how much being a "Corporate sympathizer" has helped him ... to connect with actual people ...  




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