When it comes to the SOCAMF, ridicule is the weapon of choice.
Republicans are hammering President Obama for his reelection campaign’s New York City fashion-show fundraiser in a new Web ad debuting Tuesday, arguing the optics of the event are inappropriate while the economy continues to struggle.
The ad opens with shots of the invitation to the event, co-hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Both have been prominent donors for the president in the past. Subsequent shots of the invitation reveal other big-name attendees, including pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Sean Combs and fashion icons Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang.
Ah, life among the beautiful people.
“Watching the Obama campaign host a ritzy NYC fashion show while 12 million Americans remain out of work? Priceless,” onscreen text concludes.
Republicans mocked the president for the ties to the fashion and entertainment industries.
“President Obama will need to sell a lot of scarves and makeup to try and cover up the three years of his failed economic policies,” said Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. “While his campaign is trying to put ‘chic’ back in Chicago, 12 million Americans are out of work, struggling to get by because of Obama’s weak economic leadership.”