If Americans are stupid enough to believe this ad (and others like it) then we have no hope. People need to turn on their bullshit meter with these ads. Notice the voice in the ad sounds very serious and cerebral. Look at all the failure that President Obama is responsible for…after all – the nonpartisan group Americans For Prosperity backed by billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch told us so.
Think Progress fact checks the ad HERE.
Steve Kornacki at Salon says Obama’s success will be dependent on Americans ability NOT to have amnesia with how bad the economy was when Obama took over – story HERE:
For understandable reasons, Romney and his fellow Republicans have committed themselves to never mentioning George W. Bush and to acting as if their party didn’t control the White House for most of the last decade (and Congress for half of it). But Obama has been bringing up the Bush years, as he did with Rolling Stone:
“Their vision is that if there’s a sliver of folks doing well at the top who are unencumbered by any regulatory restraints whatsoever, that the nation will grow and prosperity will trickle down. The challenge that they’re going to have is: We tried it. From 2000 to 2008, that was the agenda. It wasn’t like we have to engage in some theoretical debate – we’ve got evidence of how it worked out. It did not work out well, and I think the American people understand that.”
There’s something to this. A poll a few months ago found that more than half of voters – 54 percent – still say that the country’s economic woes are primarily Bush’s fault, with only 29 percent blaming Obama.
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