Republicans debuted a new ad Thursday in which a frustrated former Obama supporter expresses her disappointment with the president. The only problem: The woman in the video is actually an RNC staffer.
Woopsies! What makes this ad extra sparkly is that the so-called “disgruntled Obama supporter” is a woman and Hispanic. More demographic bang for the buck!
This part really made me laugh:
The RNC says its ad, which first appeared on television Thursday is not dishonest.
“It’s a lighthearted ad to show how millions of Americans feel about President Obama — he’s not the person we thought he was and it’s time to break up with him,” an RNC official told TPM. “But let’s be clear, it is an ad.”
Really, Republicans? Millions of Americans feel this way? And yet you couldn’t find one to speak on the record and make a TV ad for you? Why is that? Could it be because, like unicorns and leprechauns, they don’t exist? And certainly not in the color and gender that you want them to?
I’m not saying there aren’t former supporters out there who aren’t unhappy — I certainly didn’t get everything that I wanted from this Administration. I’m not thrilled with 100% of everything Obama has done — drone attacks and renewing the Bush tax cuts for rich people being two examples. But I’m not an idiot. I’m not stupid enough to think I’ll get those things by switching to the other side.
People who are disappointed in Obama feel that way not because he turned out to be a “socialist” but because he wasn’t socialist enough. Idiots. I’ll certainly be 1,000% happier with President Obama in the White House over the next four years than that tool Mitt Romney and his “corporations are people, my friend” approach.
No, this is just the PUMA campaign recycled. You remember the PUMAs — those supposed Hillary Clinton supporters who campaigned for John McCain when Obama got the nomination? Because they were supposedly so pissed off at the Obama campaign’s misogynist attacks? So they campaigned for McCain, whose policies were the antithesis of Hillary Clinton’s? Yeah, we were supposed to buy that wide load of bullshit, but we all knew them to be a McCain front group funded by some secretive right-wing bazillionaire.
Republicans don’t have any original ideas. The “disgruntled Obama supporter” is just PUMA v.2012. Because Republicans think Americans are stupid. But we know better.