Dumbest Super PAC Ad of 2012
In the final days of the Presidential campaign, things are just getting down right strange.
Yesterday, Talking Points Memo reported of a last minute TV buy by a Super PAC called the Empower Citizen Network. The ad calls on African Americans to vote against President Obama because Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.
Cable viewers in several markets across the state are being treated to ads by an obscure self-described “alternative conservative” super PAC called the Empower Citizens Network. One of the group’s ads accuses Obama and Democrats of imploding the economy by forcing mortgage companies to lend to “unqualified borrowers” while the Soviet national anthem plays. Another promises welfare recipients that “Republicans can save your money source” by reducing regulations on business.
And then there’s the ad which one viewer told TPM is airing in the Columbus area on cable. Our source caught it a couple of times on MSNBC. That ad is the Empower Citizens Network spot that tells African Americans it’s a “lie” that Democrats support them and cites the Emancipation Proclamation as evidence.
As of right now, the ad currently has 8 likes and 141 dislikes on Youtube. Shockingly, this ad might not be working as they intended . . .
In a truly bizarre example of life imitating art, just a few weeks ago 30 Rock created a fake commercial with Don Cheadle. The similarities are depressingly hilarious.