In a new ad by the Republican National Committee, Obama looks like a boring, tired politician. But it isn’t some Photoshop editing or video trick that the RNC used to make Obama look tired and recycled: it’s Obama’s own words.
Reducing our dependence on foreign oil, repairing “crumbling roads and bridges,” growing the economy, creating jobs and making college more affordable – these are the promises President Obama issued in 2008 and the RNC has found that he is using verbatim rhetoric in delivering promises to the American people in his 2012 speeches.
The ad, “We’ve Heard it All Before” shows black and white video of Obama delivering talking points and lofty visions of what he’d do as president, and directly compares them to recent speeches he has made this year as he promises to do the same in the next few years.
The problem is, he hasn’t delivered on these promises and we’re four years removed from the time that he made them. Will the American people be once again duped by Barack Obama, believing the best about him and hoping he’ll be this country’s savior?
High unemployment, deficit spending that has reached $16 trillion, rising college tuition rates and a suffering economy is the record the president has to run on. The RNC aptly reminds us that while the president might be a great orator, we’ve seen this dog and pony show before – and the results aren’t pretty.