Democrats may not realize it, but a negative ad created by a PAC supporting President Barack Obama has done more to unify the Republican base than just about anything I can think of.
The Obama PAC implied presumptive GOP nominee Gov. Mitt Romney had caused a woman to die after his firm got involved in the closing of an already troubled steel mill. For some real background about why that steel mill closed, see our previous article.
As actual facts emerged, the fiction created by the Obama PAC began to fall apart. Unfortunately by then millions of Americans had seen what amounts to a defamatory ad that left out whole chunks of the truth including the fact Romney wasn’t even working for the company at the time and the company had actually offered the alleged victim a buyout. The whole ad was basically an outright lie.
That followed Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s outburst against Romney on the Senate floor. Reid made accusations he plucked out of thin air.
Republicans demanded a muscular response and now we have one. Actually, we have two.
Breitbart has the customary pithy commentary about the ads and the lies in the PAC ad that started it all.
Apparently Republicans are waking up to the fact we are running against the Chicago political machine.
What really angered me was watching Obama tell his fans about all the PAC money supporting Romney but neglecting to mention his own well-funded PAC that apparently has no ethical standards whatsoever. Using a cancer victim and skewing his story really is over the top for decency.
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