Conservative group launches ad campaign against Obama
A conservative group formerly known as the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama is planning an ad buy it says will counteract the advocacy efforts of groups supporting President Barack Obama like his former campaign outfit, now Organizing for Action.
The Conservative Campaign Committee PAC's executive director, Joe Wierzbicki, says the buy "will be low-to-mid six figures" on cable in Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as on national cable. The group is targeting Massachusetts in particular because of the expected special election for the U.S. Senate seat which John Kerry would resign if confirmed as Secretary of State as expected.
"Republicans and conservatives strongly disagree with President Obama on taxes, on spending, on the debt ceiling, on foreign affairs, on immigration, on the 2nd Amendment, and so much more," Wierzbicki said when announcing the ad. "It's time for conservatives and Republicans to start drawing a stark contrast between ourselves and Obama, and differentiate ourselves."
The ad makes a variety of unfounded claims against Obama, such as that he "won't accept any spending cuts" and "outrageously, he's asked doctors to find out what kinds of guns you own, how many, and then report you to the government." The claims largely cite conservative commentators and outlets including radio talk show host Mark Levin, The Daily Caller, and The Washington Examiner.
This group was created by a parent group of Tea Party Express, the Our Country Deserves Better Committee. It has been supported by several political figures popular among conservatives, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County, and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber."
The ad will begin running on February 2, the group said.
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