The Republican National Committee just unrolled their new strategy for beating President Obama this fall. They’re calling it “Obama vs. Obama,” and the idea is to say President Obama hasn’t made good on his campaign promises.
But there’s a hitch in their talking points: They’re (prepare to be shocked!) not true.
For every day they try to weave a false tale about the President, we’ll fight back with the facts about his record.
Check out our first piece: a video showing President Obama’s victory speech in Iowa from four years ago today, along with a rundown of the promises he’s kept. Take a look — and then make sure you share it with your friends.
The bottom line here is simple: This is a President who does what he says he’s going to do.
Other presidents and lawmakers tried for 70 years to pass health reform — but this president took on the insurance industry and got it done. When President Obama took office, nearly 150,000 troops were deployed in Iraq; in December, the last American troops there left. The middle class was under assault for decades, and this administration worked to make the tax code more fair and give all working families the tax cuts they deserve. And since taking office, President Obama has taken the most significant federal action ever to reduce greenhouse gases and our dependence on foreign oil — almost doubling our fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks.
These aren’t talking points. These are facts.
It’s 2012. More and more people are going to start paying attention to this race, and fast. But the Republicans have apparently decided to make this easy for us — because when the other side’s strategy is to distort the record, all you need to push back with is reality.
Watch the video, get the facts, then pass it on:
Thanks, and happy caucus day,
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America