American Crossroads today released a new video, “Cancer” – detailing the Obama campaign’s lies, and refusal to denounce a widely criticized ad by Obama’s Super PAC Priorities USA, which blames Governor Romney for a woman’s death from cancer.
Obama won’t denounce the ad – with campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter even claiming “you know, we don’t have anything to do with Priorities USA.”
In fact, the Obama campaign has much to do with Priorities USA. Obama campaign officials actually helped raise money for the ad they refuse to denounce:[list type="arrow"] [li]
- White House senior advisor David Plouffe raised money for Priorities USA in March.
- Obama campaign manager Jim Messina raised money for Priorities USA in February.
- Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod raised money for Priorities USA in June.
- Obama campaign staff may have attended other unreported fundraisers.
President Obama could easily call off the dogs, denounce the ad, and ask them to take it down.
Instead, the man who once self-righteously pined for “an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election” is now content to have staff call Mitt Romney a criminal and is OK with blaming him for folks’ deaths.
No wonder voters who bought into hope and change in 2008 are leaving Mr. Obama in droves now.
It reminds us of something John Dean said almost forty years ago, featured at the end of the video: “We have a cancer within – close to the presidency. It’s growing. It’s growing daily.”