Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another ad writes itself

It's nice of Obama to keep giving Republicans fodder for campaign ads. The latest one was a statement he made this week when he bragged about his economic policies.
Discussing his economic policies at a fundraiser in Oakland, California, last night, President Obama, told supporters that “we tried our plan — and it worked.”

“We tried that and it didn’t work,” Obama said of Mitt Romney’s proposed tax cuts and spending cuts, which he dismissed as a Bush-style “top down” economic policy. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”
Republicans can take that quote and then just run a series of statistics on how our economy is doing under Obama. Or they can tailor the ads to specific states and cities. Just run the quote and note the unemployment statistics in that state. Maybe they can bring in his statement about how the "private sector is doing just fine."

This is an ad that can be run over and over with different statistics. And they can bring in different Democrats talking about how bad the economy is.. What do you bet that the RNC is teeing this up already?

UPDATE: Guy Benson agrees that these comments provide Republicans with a massive opening. So does Jim Geraghty.

And here is the ad.

1 comment:

Gahrie said...

On January 24, 2009, President Obama’s first week in office, there were 133,886,830 people in the labor force. (7.8% unemployment) The week of June 9, 2012 there were 127,048,587 people in the labor force. (8.2% unemployment) That is nearly 7 million fewer people working today in the United States. Unemployment has not dropped to less than 8.1% since President Obama’s first week in office.

On January 20, 2001, President Bush’s first week in office, there were 126,843, 537 people in the labor force. (4.2% unemployment) On 6/5/2004, there were 126,084,041 people in the labor force. (5.6% unemployment) Which means that even after dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 There was only a drop of 3/4 of a million workers. By the end of President Bush’s term, there were 133,886,830 workers, meaning that 7 million jobs were added during the Bush presidency.