With the news cycle hitting the annual period of banality, Americans for Prosperity is keeping the pressure on Barack Obama. With unemployment rising to 8.3%, the national debt growing, and record deficits, they have announced another $27 million dollar ad buy highlighting the president’s inability to tackle the debt.
Americans for Prosperity is planning a massive ad buy in 10 battleground states and Minnesota that will strike against President Obama for the rising national debt.
The group, which has already poured millions into critical advertisements against Obama, will spend approximately $7 million in the next week and up to $20 million more in television ads as well as social media and Internet promotion over the next three weeks, according to Levi Russell, communications director for Americans for Prosperity. Russell added that this is the largest ad buy yet by the conservative group.
The ads will also air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
This entire ad campaign against Barack Obama’s policies began in earnest back in April with media spots highlighting Obama’s wasteful clean energy spending hidden within the failed stimulus package. It was followed up with ads featuring ordinary Americans’ opinions surrounding the billions of dollars being sent overseas to countries like Mexico, China, and Finland to help foreign firms.
When the president had his “doing fine” slip up, AFP released a damaging video showing how the economy is far from being stable under his reign. With the ruling that Obamacare is constitutional under the taxing authority, AFP went into rapid response mode and released the “Not A Tax Increase” TV spot to highlight the dreadful impact this legislation will have on American families. In all, AFP is taking an extraordinarily aggressive approach against the policies of the president. It’s the conservative “March to the Sea.”
Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, did say that they plan on spending $120 million dollars on ad buys this election cycle to highlight the economically ruinous policies of President Obama. Team Obama should take note of this figure. November is coming and it can’t get here fast enough.
Update: During a conference call about the new ad held this afternoon, AFP President Tim Phillips noted the genuinely unique economic circumstances we’re in concerning four consecutive years of trillion dollar deficits and the regulatory assault on businesses via the NLRB and the EPA. It’s destroying our economic vigor. As a result, AFP has decided to take a more expressed advocacy position. AFP usually steers away from such methods of disseminating their message, but given the economic condition our nation, Mr. Phillips decided that they couldn’t sit on the sidelines this round. After a long debate, AFP will continue with their advocacy messaging as aggressive as legally permissible via their 501 (c) (4) status. Mr. Phillips also clearly expressed that Barack Obama is their main focus. Congressional, gubernatorial, and senate candidates will not be included in this shift in messaging strategy. AFP will not be creating a super pac at this time.