Thank you, may I have another?
Earlier this month, OFA deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter released a video in which she calls the lies of President Obama’s opponents “BS”. This week, she did it again in a video titled “Get the Facts on Karl Rove’s BS”:
Hi, I’m Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Campaign Manager at Obama for America.
Well, here we are again. Karl Rove’s group, Crossroads, is spending $25 million from secret donors to tear down the president in a new ad out today.
Time to tear this thing apart.
First up — the attack ad says the president has not helped people who face foreclosure. That is flat out wrong.
Because of President Obama’s policies and the efforts he set in motion, over 5.9 million homeowners were able to modify their mortgages, avoid foreclosure, and stay in their homes. And the president is fighting to get Congress to go further — to let responsible homeowners who pay their mortgages on time to refinance and save on their monthly payments, even if they are underwater. The president is doing this because he believes homeownership is critical to helping middle class families build for their future.
And don’t forget: Mitt Romney’s plan on this? Well I’ll just let him speak for himself:
ROMNEY: ‘Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process, let it run its course and hit the bottom.’
I’d like to say that’s unbelievable, but with Mitt Romney, it’s really not.
Second, the ad says the president broke a promise to cut taxes on middle class Americans. They’re wrong again. President Obama has cut taxes for all working Americans — in fact tax levels are nearly the lowest they’ve been since the 1950s. So, when Karl Rove says the president broke his promise on middle class tax cuts, he’s not telling you the truth.
But, If Mitt Romney wants to have this argument, we are happy to have it. Because when he ran for governor of Massachusetts, he promised to cut taxes too. But unlike the President, he actually did break that promise — he hiked taxes and fees by $750 million per year on Massachusetts families and Massachusetts small businesses.
Third, the ads talks about health care. And you’ll like this one because we’ve heard it before. It says that you won’t be able to keep the insurance plan that you have. Now that’s just flat out wrong. If you like your plan if you want to keep it — you can. In fact, the president made that plan stronger.
You know what Mitt Romney says about Obamacare?
ROMNEY: ‘If I’m President, I will repeal Obamacare and I’ll kill it dead on its first day.’
‘Kill it dead’. Affordable coverage? Gone. Protections against insurance companies? Gone. Kids with preexisting conditions getting coverage? Not anymore. Not under Mitt Romney.
Fourth up is an attack on the president’s plan to cut the deficit. The President has already enacted $1 trillion in spending cuts to help reduce our deficit—and has a balanced plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years.
Under Mitt Romney? The deficit would not just go up, it would go way up. Just like in Massachusetts, where he promised to reduce the debt, but actually increased it by 16 percent. As President, he’d add $5 trillion to the deficit because of a $250,000 tax cut for every millionaire and billionaire in this country that he’s not paying for.
So — another special interest attack ad, another set of outright distortions, and another time when I need to ask you to do what you do best: get the president’s back. Karl Rove is relying on you doing nothing to call out his BS — and I know you’ll prove him wrong. Tweet this video to your friends, Facebook it so people you know see it, post it on your Tumblr — and let’s make sure people get the truth.
Thanks for helping us fight back.
These ads are killer and kickass. When I posted the first one, it went viral and got nearly 200,000 hits in two days. Please share this one, as well, and let’s do it again! Reddit. Faceboot. Twitter. Digg. Tumblr. Whatever ya got. (HINT: you can use the handy-dandy buttons at the bottom of this post.)
By the way, did you hear about Romney “standing by” comments he made but could not remember making?
I’m not kidding.
From a press availability this week:
REPORTER: “When you did an interview with Sean Hannity in February, you said that you believed that Obama is trying to make America a less Christian nation. It was responding to quote that he had just played for you on the radio. Do you stand by that? And do you believe that President Obama’s world view was shaped by Reverend Wright and do you see evidence of that in his policies?”
ROMNEY: “I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said whatever it was.”
Must be hard to keep track of everything you’ve said when you are continuously shaking the Etch-A-Sketch.
One more thing. If you are interested in how Mitt Romney’s economic record has impacted you, check out the site “Romney Economics”. They have a state-by-state rundown on how his efforts have screwed over middle class Americans.
Here are the stats for Michigan (my state):
Romney held full ownership of Bain Capital while:
- Cambridge Industries closed an Ionia plant and laid off workers
- Florists’ Transworld Delivery shut down an office in Southfield, laying off workers
- Stage Stores filed for bankruptcy and closed down all of its Michigan stores
And this is home state that he loves so much where all the trees are juu-uust the right height.
Thanks anyway, Mitt. Here in Michigan, we’ve already got front row seats to what a CEO leader does to the middle class. We most certainly don’t need that for the entire country.