Obama Campaign Takes on Tea Party
7:41 AM, Apr 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Obama campaign has released a new web ad that lists every apparent accomplishment of the president's three years in office. The seven minute spot begins by showing how bad the economy was when the president took office, and suggests that President Obama saved America with the stimulus, the auto bailout, guaranteed contraception, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Obamacare, killing Osama bin Laden, and more:
There are a number of curious claims, but there's a point when the narrator says, "Some said America's best days were behind us," that's likely going to make one group of Americans feel that they're being singled out. Because it's at that point in the ad that the Obama campaign flashes images of Tea Party protests, such as this one:
The implication is obvious: We, the viewers, are supposed to believe that these Tea Partiers were rooting against America, while President Obama was trying to save the nation.
Later, the president's campaign singles out three conservative commentators for specific attack: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh. The narrator says, "But instead of working together to lift America up, Republicans were waging a campaign to tear the president down." Then the Obama campaign singles out various Republican congressional leaders.
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