Aww, what a touching ad. Last week we had Julia, the make-believe woman who can now live off the government from cradle to grave thanks to the most beneficent one, Barack Obama. Today we have some auto parts worker named Brian Slagle, who apparently does exist, singing the praises of King Barack. On the upside, at least it’s not some fictitious guy named Julio.
Critics say taxpayers are still out $23 billion on the deal, that creditors and shareholders were not fairly treated, that it added to the national debt, and that the United Auto Workers received generous treatment as political payback for their support of Mr. Obama. UAW leaders say employees shared in the pain, giving up at least $7,000 annually each in the form of lost overtime, a canceled cost-of-living raise, and work-rule concessions.
Mr. Romney opposed a direct government bailout in 2008, saying the auto industry should have been allowed to face the judgment of the marketplace, with no “bailout check,” but with government guarantees to back up private financing. Democrats said there was no private financing to be found.
On Monday, Mr. Romney went a step further and took credit for the auto-industry rebound, saying it was his idea that was accepted by President Obama to put the companies through managed bankruptcy.
Campaign spokesman Frank Benenati in Chicago said the purpose of the Brian Slagle ad is to show how Mr. Obama’s policies are aimed at restoring economic security to middle-class families.
“It’s important to remember that Brian’s story would be very different if Mitt Romney had his way and the auto industry went bankrupt,” he said.
Launched on Monday was the ad titled “Go,” which surveys the last four years, starting with the “economic meltdown” of 2008, leading to the loss of 4.4 million jobs between the end of 2008 and January, 2009, when Mr. Obama took office.
Since then the economy has added 4.2 million jobs.
Wait, what? The economy has added 4.2 million jobs? Really?
There’s still has a long way to go. The United States has regained only about 3.8 million, or 43%, of the 8.8 million jobs lost during and immediately after the recession.
Here’s the absurd video. Make sure you notice how many times “Ohio” appears, it being a swing state that Obama has to win to have any chance of being re-elected. You’ll notice Brian is distracted while driving. Why must Obama endanger Americans just to make him look good?
Update: Well, we should have known this guy was as big a fraud as Obama.