By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
The Republican National Committee is seeking to preempt the President’s Thursday “Pivot to Jobs” speech with a 60 second radio spot entitled “Morning in America.” It hammers President Barack Obama along the lines of Republicans’ favorite targets: the President’s recent vacation, the stimulus, health care reform, the credit downgrade, deficits and debt.
“This president has been twiddling his thumbs and, as a result, zero jobs were added in August. Despite his failed leadership, he is now blaming everyone but himself for the economy,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. “Already in full campaign mode, expect to see more finger-pointing from this president who adamantly refuses to lead.”
PA is one of eight battleground states that Republicans hope to flip in 2012, including Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
RNC spokesman Ryan Tronovich wouldn’t provide details of the ad buy (campaign committees seldom do), but said the message would get out.
“I can’t get into specifics as much as the DNC would like us to, but PA voters will definitely hear the spot,” he said.
PoliticsPA will update shortly with a response from the DNC.
Here is the complete transcript:
It’s Morning Again in America
Is Barack Obama finally waking up?
After a 10-day luxury vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the President says he’ll finally get serious about jobs.
But we’ve heard this before…
After his 825 Billion Dollar Stimulus Debacle…
And after his 2.5 Trillion dollar government-run health care plan…
Now again, after our national credit has been downgraded.
But what can we expect from Obama’s new Stimulus plan?
We’ve already tried that; causing unemployment to shoot up and our deficit to balloon.
In fact, before this ad is done, our debt will have grown by an additional two and a half million dollars.
Enough is enough…
Let’s change direction.
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