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Obama promises Dem victory in November if supporters turn out…..

 

 

 

 

Will they?

Or is it too late?

Can the President do his magic?

And help his party keep the Senate and the House come November 2nd?

 

President Obama urged Democrats to overcome the spending power of conservative and business groups by going to the polls in the same numbers as 2008.

“If everybody who fought so hard for change in 2008 shows up to vote in 2010, I’m absolutely confident we will win, and most of the polls say the same thing,” the president said Sunday at a rally in Philadelphia. “What the other side is counting on … is you’re going to stay home.

“They’re counting on your silence, they’re counting on your amnesia, they’re counting on your apathy,” he said.

Obama referenced the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, which removed campaign finance restrictions for business groups and labor organizations.

Republicans, he said, “are being helped along this year by special interest groups that are spending unlimited amounts of money on attack ads, attacking folks like [Rep.] Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), attacking folks like [Pennsylvania Senate candidate] Joe Sestak (D) … without ever disclosing who is behind all these attack ads,” he said. “It could be the oil industry, it could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose.”

Crossroads GPS was just one conservative advocacy group that had ads criticizing Sestak playing in the Philadelphia media market ahead of the president’s visit.

In warm afternoon sunshine, a large crowd gathered in a schoolyard in the working-class neighborhood of Germantown to hear from Obama and Vice President Biden, who were in town for a rare joint appearance in support of Sestak.

The president has been increasingly active on the campaign trail in recent weeks as polls show his party could lose control of Congress in November…..

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October 10, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , ,

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