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Obama's First Ad Has Familiar Theme

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Who knew? The president, like the rest of the left, is obsessed by the Koch Brother. (Could this be one of the reasons they've been so reluctant to criticize or distance themselves from Koch-pranker Ian Murphy.)



By “secretive oil billionaires” he means Americans For Prosperity, the Koch brothers outfit that’s running a tough ad about Solyndra against him right now. Once upon a time, they would have been described here as “right-wing special interests.” Obama being Obama, though, the conflict is framed overtly in terms of wealth and the damage its shadowy possessors inflict on the world. What’s next in this crude left-wing class-resentment campaign? Comparing Mitt Romney’s private equity firm to vultures?

Ten and a half months of this, guys. All spring, all summer, well into fall. Every day. There isn’t enough beer in the world to cure the tedium. Even so, I give The One credit for having the sheer stones to run an ad touting his record on energy jobs on the very day he torpedoed the Keystone pipeline. 

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