Stephanie Cutter: The woman behind Obama's message
A profile of President Obama's deputy campaign manager
- Duration 7:24
- Date Sep 24, 2012
A profile of President Obama's deputy campaign manager
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-- on the back Kennedy's America as we continue our investigation into the dirty tactics of the Obama campaign now.
It's time for us to pull the curtain back and expose the one person who can be credited.
As the driving force behind the hateful tone that has been spewing from team Obama.
And it's targets.
Obama campaign has been called one of the -- -- in American history and to many Americans the face of that campaign is Stephanie.
-- hi I'm Stephanie Cutter and the deputy campaign manager here at Obama for America.
And I want to arm you with the fact.
Willing to say anything necessary to get a candidate reelected putter has waged a campaign of lies and slander.
Now it seems to be a continuing pattern for this political operative who has been using the same tactics for nearly a decade Stephanie Cutter game.
Political experience -- volunteering for the presidential run of Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.
After college putter began.
Political career with the Clinton administration in various communication roles later moving on to work for Senator Ted Kennedy.
And 2003 she received her first experience on the national level when she became communications director for the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry -- it was during this campaign that America.
Assault -- trademark tactics emerge he'd asked the middle class to pay more taxes that he could give another 250000.
Dollar tax cut.
People making more than three million dollars -- It's like Robin Hood in reverse.
But in 2004 it was Stephanie Cutter making the same claims that against President Bush.
Appearing on Fox News cutter attacked President Bush claiming he pursued a policy that quote put the wealthy on top and left the middle class behind.
-- time with the Kerry campaign was rocky tutor her reportedly difficult and Shirley personality.
In fact members of the campaign immortalized -- with the creation of a new -- And according to Newsweek to stutter -- to trying control or dominate.
Word has saved more crude definition as well to laden -- blank -- -- reference to her miss.
Handling of the swift boat controversy.
In 2008 that once disgraced staffer was brought back from the dead by the Obama campaign.
Again cutters brutal campaign tactics in 2008.
Would foreshadow what has come for years later.
-- if John McCain and and Governor Palin can stand up there and attack.
And you false attacks on us we're just -- -- -- -- you know.
At its if this and this is politics and it's time that you know John I'm John McCain and Sarah Palin start telling the truth this have to do with.
John McCain -- campaign hypocrisy.
I mean they're they're having a false offense on putting lipstick on a pig when John McCain doesn't even stand for equal pay for women.
Doesn't stand for children's health insurance.
Didn't think the economy is just going to find where millions and millions of children are going without health care.
I mean -- the offense -- that I think that's what the American people are really offend them.
Sound familiar and -- Mitt Romney and even his -- receiving the last attacks over women's.
Having no issue with the well -- former employers like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.
-- has -- a crusade against presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wealth even insisting he's broken the law.
Better -- Romney threw his own work and I don't think mr.
His position that -- to the SEC which -- a felony.
Or he was misrepresenting.
His decision -- -- to the American people to avoid rock responsibility.
For some of the popular front for the -- his investment.
Following a firestorm of criticism.
-- was forced to apologized for those remarks.
If you look at what the discussion was that we are having you know last week it was revealed that -- Romney signed his name.
On a series of SEC documents.
Saying that he was the chairman CEO president.
Sole owner of Bain Capital.
So it but then he's also telling the American people -- is not responsible for anything that happened there.
So we simply pointing out the fact that both things can't be true if you're signing documents of the federal government as we all know.
That you knowingly -- that -- true then that is a criminal offense but we are not suggesting.
Committed a crime here were actually suggesting he's not being upfront with the American people but what his involvement was with -- -- not only caught heat for her tactics but -- -- as well.
Now earlier this year priorities USA a pro Obama pac man release the infamous anti Romney ad in which eight former steelworker Joe -- Blames the cancer death of his wife on Mitt Romney.
When Iran remain closed plant lost my health care.
And my family lost their health care and a short time after that my wife became ill and I don't know how long she was sick.
Option and I think maybe she -- same thing because she knew that we -- -- afford the insurance she passed away in 22 days.
I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he's -- -- And I and furthermore do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.
When asked about the Obama campaign's connection with -- Dick in the ahead.
We'll Carter played dumb.
We don't have anything to do with priorities USA.
That -- lot were not allowed to coordinate with them and bylaw we don't have anything to do with their ads.
I don't know the facts of -- -- -- -- got sick or when she died but as I said before I do know the facts of what Mitt Romney did with -- -- -- I do you know the facts of how I just thought that lost his job losses health care.
The entire company went bankrupt but that was far from the truth as putter had intact previously hosted teleconference.
With special guest she goes up.
A little while later she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
I had -- -- -- in a candy hospital because she didn't have -- -- that when we -- -- it took her -- at all I got.
-- You look at -- Mitt Romney did -- places like New Year's peace deal you can tell he's only worried about one group of people.
And that's what people like him people at the top you can expect much much more -- from.
Says he likes to fire people with no concern about what they're failing still -- Our turn to call back over just different states.
Thank you cattle completely -- we appreciate you hated sharing their.
Always on the attack even as she was fault line herself -- lashed out at the Republican presidential ticket.
Following their recent convention it was -- a week of personal attacks.
Empty platitudes and we're the one thing that you're left with is they really think that.
Lying is a virtue of it and I think the American people disagree with that are you saying they're just a bunch of liars.
You know Bob I didn't say that what I said lying.
I well I heard a lot of things that weren't true last week I think we can all agree with that Stephanie -- tactics are more of the same -- -- in the democratic playbook.
Attempting to win votes by spreading fear and resentment.
Let's get the facts that it is important that you guys at -- -- these guys are gonna say whatever it takes to stare down the president.
They were literally say anything so we're gonna call their BS let me see him and we need your help to call them on -- -- and set the record straight this.