2012 Barack Obama Campaign Ad Filled With Lies
I'm not surprised. But it might be surprising how many will accept it as truth.First, Obama's 2012 Campaign ad. Watch it if you can stomach it:
Click HERE for detailed analysis. RedState has more. Below the fold, The National Republican Trust also challenges the Obama ad. (H/T: Gateway Pundit)
- The spot uses outdated quotes from groups that said his record on ethics is “unprecedented” and that he “kept a promise to toughen ethics rules.” One of those same groups said later that he “has let down millions of Americans who accepted his word,” and another rated his promise as “broken.”
- The 30-second TV spot also trumpets a claim of “2.7 million jobs” in “America’s clean-energy industry.” That mostly counts jobs put in place long before Obama took office.
- Finally, it boasts that U.S. dependence on foreign oil has declined to below 50 percent, as a net share of total demand, for the first time in more than a decade. That’s true, and increasing U.S. oil production is a factor (despite Republican criticisms that Obama is anti-drilling). But economists say the chief factor is reduced oil consumption, brought on by the recent economic recession.