A Mitt Romney super PAC has just released this huge lie and hugely offensive ad, supposed to look like the iconic anti-Hillary Clinton health care (“Hillary-Care”) ads from the 1990′s. “Obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country,” the wife says to her husband, as they both agree, “that’s not the change I voted for.”
Campaign for American Values was founded in 2010. It is a super PAC and can accept unlimited contributions. According to the latest documents on file with the Federal Election Commission, the group currently has $762,291.53 on hand. The group has several ties to evangelical leader Gary Bauer. Campaign for American Values’ treasurer is Dorie Black, who is also a staffer at Mr. Bauer’s non-profit. The super PAC’s website is registered to an address shared by Mr. Bauer’s political action committee, the campaign for working families. Mr. Bauer also posted the ad on his YouTube page.
Remember, this ad is for the man who promised he’d be a better advocate for LGBT rights than Ted Kennedy, as John Aravosis noted.
Romney is a flip-flopper, but these ads are disgusting.
Gary Bauer, who is Tony Perkins’ predecessor at the Family Research Council, calls marriage equality “an incredible risk to our country and to our faith,” and, as GLAAD notes:
[C]laims the embrace of “the radical idea of men marrying other men” have increased gang culture, deteriorated the black family.
How do you “force gay marriage on this country”? And, to actually address what they’re really claiming, what terrible things would this fictional couple envision if (I mean, when,) same-sex marriage equality is legal in all 50 U.S. states?
If this is what Romney has to use to win, he’s a loser.
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