Gary Bauer told the audience at the Values Voters Summit that President Obama’s voters are mostly welfare recipients. Bauer, the former president of the Family Research Council, which hosts the annual event, was talking about the November election, claiming it would be close because “there will be a lot of people to vote for the President. There’s a lot of people out now around America who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox everyday. They will turn out in massive numbers.”
Bauer, in a disgustingly racist and voter-fraud laced fear-mongering tirade, went on to state that his “prediction is that when all the votes are counted, even the dead votes of Democrats in Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland, I predict that we will win, and this national nightmare will be over, and America will finally be on the road to recovery. God bless you and thank you very much”
Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland are traditionally considered cities with large populations of poor African Americans.
Bauer is responsible for one of the most anti-gay video ads this campaign season, in which a middle-aged husband and wife, who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, are perturbed because “Obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country,” they lament in the pro-Romney ad. The wife says to her husband, “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.
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