Obama campaign team memo blasts 2012 Republican candidates

President Obama's campaign said in a memo Monday that the Republican candidates vying for the president's job are running to the extreme right of the party, embracing policies that Americans oppose.

"From economics to immigration, Gov. Perry, Gov. Romney and the Republican field have embraced policies that the American people oppose," campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in the memo. "The campaign to win the Republican nomination has become a campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Tea Party."

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Using a series of polling results favorable to Obama and his agenda, LaBolt laid out a number of areas — tax cuts for the wealthy, healthcare reform repeal, Wall Street reform repeal — where the campaign believes the Republicans are out of step with the mainstream.

The memo also blasts the candidates for their talk of abolishing or defunding the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

"Instead of laying out a plan to promote America’s competitiveness, the Republican candidates have focused on what they want to dismantle," LaBolt said.

Throughout, the memo said that Obama is fighting for the middle class while Republican candidates want to return to the Wall Street-oriented policies of the Bush administration.

"America’s future will be defined by the success of our middle class, but the Republican candidates are positioning themselves as champions for large corporations and special interests whose plans would leave working families in the lurch," LaBolt said.

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