Just when you think the Obama campaign couldn't look any less competent, the geniuses running the show manage to make themselves look even dumber.
Now it's a "Republican Women for Obama" ad, in which several women look into the camera and claim to be long-time Republicans who are now turned off by the party and so they are going to vote for Obama.
First of all, the premise doesn't even stand up to reason. What about the Obama administration would any long-time Republican find attractive? The record deficits? The push for higher taxes? "You didn't build that"? The assault on religious freedom? The race-baiting? The increased regulation? Obamacare? The stagnant economy? Anyone who looks at the Obama record and says, "Yeah, I'd like four more years of this" was clearly never a long-time Republican.
Undeterred by the fact that they couldn't find any long-time Republican women who favor Obama, the campaign just made some up. Specifically, they found Maria Ciano. In the ad she says the Republican Party was "once in line with our views."
But if you got to Maria's Facebook page (before it was hastily taken down), you would find that she "likes" the following pages and/or links:
Democracy For America
Tar Sands Action
Bernie Sanders Tells You A Secret the GOP Would Rather You Didn’t Know
Miss Piggy Delivers the Best Takedown of Fox News We’ve Seen All Month
The Best Quote From Barack Obama We’ve Seen This Week
Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America’s Heartland
The Amazing Victory Scored With Obama That More People Should Be Talking About
The Sierra Club
The Buffett Rule
Obama For America–Colorado
Denver Young Democrats
Latinos For Obama
Veterans For Obama
I Love It When I Wake Up In the Morning and Obama Is President
Obama Truth Team
So, yeah, she's a pretty hard-core Republican.
But even though she's been registered as a Democrat in Colorado since 2006, she agreed to sit in front of a camera and tell bald-faced lies on behalf of her beloved Obama. There's a name for women like that.
It turns out that prostituting yourself for Dear Leader runs in the family. Maria's mother, Delia Ciano, is another one of the women in the ad. And she also has a long electronic trail of Twitter posts demonstrating her long-standing membership in the Democratic party.
It's NOT surprising that the Obama campaign could find a couple women willing to besmirch their own honor and credibility on behalf of The Chosen One, but it's surprising that they were stupid enough to think they could get away with it.
In this day of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, comment sections, chat boards, etc., most of us have left an electronic trail that makes it pretty easy to figure out where we stand politically.
And in a nation of more than 300 million people, the Obama campaign couldn't find enough "Republican Women for Obama" to make an ad, so they found a couple dim bulbs to make liars of themselves and put it up as an ad purporting to show how upset Republican women are with Mitt Romney, thinking that no one would ever find out. I mean, really, how stupid can you be?
Do you really want the people running this administration and this campaign to run the country for another four years?