Today, the Obama administration released a seven-minute campaign video making their case for the President’s reelection, glossing over the ongoing malaise of the Obama economy and overlooking the tyranny emanating from the Obama White House.
- When Barack Obama became president, the number of “long-term unemployed workers” in the United States was 2.6 million. Today, it is 5.3 million.
- Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. In the Obama economy, that number is over 30 percent.
- Since Barack Obama occupied the White House, the price of gasoline has risen more than 100 percent.
- In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, over 46 million Americans are on food stamps.
- The U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars since the day Barack Obama took office. In just over three years, Obama has added more to the national debt than the previous 41 presidents combined.
This isn’t exactly progress, as measured by most Americans. Not. Better. Off.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough claims that the administration’s new campaign slogan “Forward” was taken from MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.”
Scarborough’s claim is ludicrous.
Both MSNBC and President Obama are simply borrowing a tried-and-true buzzword from Communist propaganda posters.
The “Great Leap Forward” campaign of the Communist Party of China resulted in 30-45 million deaths.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” ~George Santayana
UPDATE: Francesca Chambers does a fine job deconstructing several of the dishonest claims made by the Obama administration’s video.
Hot Air’s Ed Morrisseyoffers a critique of Obama’s new video, particularly noting the irony between the campaign slogan and where the administrations focuses their attention for most of the video:
It takes over three minutes looking backward, including the first minute of what took place before Obama took office. After a brief shot at Republicans who “tried to tear this President down” — by, er, opposing his policies, which didn’t seem to bother Democrats while George W. Bush was in office — we get a couple of minutes of ball-spiking over the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. When does the video get to the “Forward” part? Er … when there are 50 seconds left in the video, and even then, it doesn’t offer any specific policy goals — just platitudes:
Ed also points out Obama’s dishonest swipe at the Tea Party movement:
You have to love the attack on the Tea Party, too. The entire point of the Tea Party was that the policies of the Obama administration — and some of the Bush administration’s too — was pushing America in the wrong direction, not that “our best days are behind us.”
Instapundit highlights the additional irony in Obama’s choice to ride the coattails of Bill Clinton:
Of course, any commercial where Bill Clinton is talking about honor and integrity is automatically a joke.
Mitt Romney’s campaign released a video of their own today, called “Broken Promises.” And it didn’t take seven minutes to point out three years of Obama’s incompetence:
President Obama’s budget projects that the deficit for the current year will total $1.33 trillion, the fourth straight year of deficits over $1 trillion. Under President Obama, the nation’s total public debt has reached a record $15.6 trillion.
RELATED: In response to Obama’s other campaign video, “The Road We Traveled,” Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan raise some inconvenient facts in a cross between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Pop-Up Video, entitled “The Road We Really Traveled.” (h/t: Michelle Malkin)