Crossroads GPS put out an ad on the internet titled “Excuses”, which is a specific response to the sagging jobs report that has just come out. The ad is scheduled to run beginning next week in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampsire, Nevada, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. The Super PAC announced that the ad would be a $25 million advocacy effort to get Barack Obama to do what he promised to do four years ago and that was to address the nation’s debt and also his obvious failed policies.
From the press release:
“We’re suffering through one of the weakest economic recoveries in our history, and the only thing President Obama is offering is slogans and excuses,” said Steven Law, President of Crossroads GPS. “People are hungering for practical solutions to our skyrocketing debt and flat-lined economy, and that’s what we are putting forward in our New Majority Agenda.”
The unemployment rate today remained unchanged at 8.2%. However, if the labor participation rate were the same as when President Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be a staggering 10.9%. Hundreds of thousands of workers have stopped looking for work during the recovery, making the unemployment rate appear artificially low.
“America’s jobless rate is still too high,” the ad begins. “Barack Obama‘s got lots of excuses for the bad economy.” The ad then splices together a bunch of soundbites to form the president’s “excuses”:
“Headwinds coming from Europe… We’ve had a string of bad luck… An earthquake in Japan… An Arab Spring… An ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller… Some things that we could not control… You go to the airport, and you’re using a kiosk… We’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades.”
“But Obama never blames Washington’s wild spending and skyrocketing debt,” the ad concludes.
I think that from now on we should refer to Barry as “Excuse Boy.”