Video: American Crossroads ad pummels Obama’s tax increase proposals

posted at 11:25 am on October 4, 2011 by Tina Korbe

American Crossroads aims to ensure Barack Obama is always on defense, to prevent him from ever generating an unchallenged media hit, the advocacy group’s president has said. To that end, the non-profit has pledged to raise at least $120 million for the 2012 cycle — and recently released this new ad to run in St. Louis before, during and after the president’s trip to Missouri:

The ad does well what American Crossroads and its counterpart, Crossroads GPS, always do well. Not only does it use the president’s own words against him, but it also loops in criticism from folks who should be among Obama’s staunchest supporters. It also stays narrowly focused on the president’s proposed tax hikes. That’s in line with what should be the obvious and effective campaign strategy to anyone who is cognizant of the nation’s abysmal unemployment numbers: Hammer home that Obama still hasn’t done anything to address the jobs situation because tax hikes are a non-solution. Obama might not quite be the underdog, as he himself has claimed, but he’s highly vulnerable on the economy in general (and his “jobs” proposal in particular) and Crossroads, so far, has highlighted that in easy-to-watch ways.

This latest ad is supported by an ad buy of $50,000 and started to air Monday on CNN and Fox in St. Louis. The ad will continue to run through Wednesday. Today, the president travels to the Show Me state to speak at two separate campaign events.


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Pretty effective Ad, especially the last scene when he is laughing at his supporter who is “tired” from defending him.

Mord on October 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Obama going to allow debt collectors to call cell phones: link

anikol on October 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Beautiful ad…

“Well played, Mauer…”

Khun Joe on October 4, 2011 at 11:38 AM

“Not only does it use the president’s own words against him, but it also loops in criticism from folks who should be among Obama’s staunchest supporters.”

Yeah…

… but there is this rock in the middle of Texas!

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Seven Percent Solution on October 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Body punches.

This ad is amazing. Where can I send money for more?

Washington Nearsider on October 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Good job

cmsinaz on October 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Great ad! Would love to see an ad showing the endorsement O’s plan got from the Chairman of the Communist Party USA.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/communist-party-usa-chair-endorses-obama-s-jobs-plan-tax-hikes

jdawg on October 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Here’s an idea… Let’s make a new tax that taxes 40% of all campaign money raised by any candidates with no “loop holes”.

Obama, if you raise 1 billion, then you pay 400 million in taxes!

jeffn21 on October 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

The two hot careers under ObamAA+
Debt collectors and
Repo man.

We have enjoyed Ice Truckers.

How about a show for repo men?

seven on October 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Interesting laugh at the end of the clip. I’m certain he initially felt he could call on this black lady who would have something nice to say. Uh-Oh It really is a diversion from being really pi$$ed off!

rjoco1 on October 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Me likey !!
Thumbsup !

pambi on October 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Go American Crossroads!

Speakup on October 4, 2011 at 11:56 AM

The best ad of the season.

faraway on October 4, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know who Van Jones is

FYI, this administration is so stupid…

right2bright on October 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Use his own words? How about his wanting a civilian army coupled with gun runner in order to institute gun control?

Why do you want to take away guns from good folks?
Why do you want a civilian army -who are your intending to use them against-civilians?

Don L on October 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Wow. Great stuff. I especially liked that they used Bill Clinton against him, as well as the black lady who said she was exhausted from trying to defend Obama.

We need more ads of this quality.

AZCoyote on October 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Way to push back.

Respond to every charge, every one of them.

neoavatara on October 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Great ad! Would love to see an ad showing the endorsement O’s plan got from the Chairman of the Communist Party USA.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/communist-party-usa-chair-endorses-obama-s-jobs-plan-tax-hikes

jdawg on October 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Cripes -don’t do that! Thirty percent of the folks would vote for him just because of that. Throw in another thirty percent because he supports killing babies in and out of the womb and another thirty percent that want him to soak the rich and raise taxes. It’s endless!

Don L on October 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Very good ad!

tinkerthinker on October 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Cripes -don’t do that! Thirty percent of the folks would vote for him just because of that. Throw in another thirty percent because he supports killing babies in and out of the womb and another thirty percent that want him to soak the rich and raise taxes. It’s endless!

Don L on October 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

No worries. Each of those 30 percents are the same 30 percent, for a total of 30 percent.

iurockhead on October 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Thirty percent of the folks would vote for him just because…
Don L on October 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

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And I for one cannot wait to see Barry get down to that ‘core’ support level for the election. It’ll be like watching a cur dog being kicked out of he house… never to come inside with the humans again.
/need more coffee nasty mood
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RalphyBoy on October 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM

PBHO’s own words, shoved back down his throat like a toxic arugula sandwich.

What say you now, lettuce man?

Bishop on October 4, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I’m just hoping he doesn’t pander to the crowd and endorse the Cardinals during his St Louis campaign rally. Or better yet, I hope he forgets where he is and back the Phillies…

Darth Hippie on October 4, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I hope he burns.

madmonkphotog on October 4, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Here’s an idea… Let’s make a new tax that taxes 40% of all campaign money raised by any candidates with no “loop holes”.

Obama, if you raise 1 billion, then you pay 400 million in taxes!

jeffn21 on October 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Or better yet, only make the tax apply to the richest candidates!!! Say the ones who raise 100 million or more. How on earth could this guy possibly oppose that with a straight face?

runawayyyy on October 4, 2011 at 9:08 PM