Wow. Just wow. If you were wondering how pathetic is the Trump administration’s desperate attempt to stay in power, one of The Donald’s ally groups just released perhaps the most perplexingly disgusting attack against Barack Obama — yes, the guy who is no longer in office and can not under any circumstances be President again — we have seen.
In Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father,” the President quotes a barber who told him about Chicago’s political system before the city’s first black mayor, Harold Washington, was elected in 1983.
Great America Alliance is running an ad ahead of the special election in Georgia Tuesday that features Obama quoting the barber. Except the words are represented both out of context and as Obama’s own.
“Hi, my name is Autry Pruitt, a fellow black American working hard every day, just like you. It may seem out of season, but all of a sudden, Democratic politicians have started coming around again,” the ad says. “We normally only see them every other November, swarming around and making promises to get our vote. But nothing ever changes for us, does it? Here’s what President Barack Obama had to say about it.”
Then she quotes Obama quoting someone else:
Plantation politics. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey.”
“Let’s not sell out for another Christmas turkey. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Democrats keep taking our votes for granted,” Pruitt says.
Eric Beach, co-chair of the lying organization has the perfect justification for why they lied. He says they were attempting to “creatively” show that Democrats make promises they don’t keep.
“It’s like any ad, those are his words and we want to use his words and I’ll leave it at that,” Beach said, completely ignoring that Obama’s book makes it clear that those are absolutely not his words.
Apparently, “creatively” is now synonymous with “we lied.”
Listen to the ad below:
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