Councilman Dan Halloran, the Republican councilman who will face off against Democratic Assemblyman Grace Meng in November to represent Queens’ 6th District in the House released a new campaign video on YouTube this morning blasting President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.
“When ObamaCare was passed in 2009, we were lied to. This new tax is the biggest in our country’s history, and it doesn’t take on the real problems of the health care industry,” Mr. Halloran says in the clip.
On the heels of reports by Vanity Fair and the Associated Press detailing Mitt Romney’s offshore investments in Switzerland, the Caymans and Bermuda, the Obama campaign released a new video featuring on-the-street interviews with people who don’t have offshore investments.
“I wouldn’t have an overseas bank account and I don’t think our next president should have an overseas bank account either,” a man says in the clip.
Rage Against The Machine
Ohio congressional candidate Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher shot back against critics of his campaign video that said gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide with a post on the conservative blog site RedState.com. Mr. Wurzelbacher’s post, entitled “I Can See Russia From My Backyard,” blamed controversy over the video on an “onslaught of lies and distortions” spread by a “far left” media “propaganda machine,” specifically ThinkProgress.
“Last week I released a video on the 2nd Amendment stating well-documented, historical facts about totalitarian leaders and their implementation of gun control laws prior to exterminating millions of their own citizens in 1911 Turkey and 1939 Nazi Germany,” Mr. Wurzelbacher wrote. “Within hours, this far-left, anti-gun, liberal propaganda wing of the Center for American Progress organization–’Think Progress’–posted a false story with the blazing headline: ‘JOE THE PLUMBER: GUN CONTROL CAUSED THE HOLOCAUST. As of this writing, that headline, or a similar variant thereof, is mentioned on the internet over 500,000 times….But none of these ‘journalists’ checked to see if that is what I actually said.”
Ohio congressional candidate and living 2008 campaign artifact Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher released a video yesterday in which he cited gun control as a contributing cause for the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide. After The Politicker published a story about the clip, we noticed many angry responses from people who were offended by Mr. Wurzelbacher’s claim gun control can be blamed for the Holocaust. We reached out to Mr. Wurzelbacher and got a call back from his campaign spokesman, Phil Christofanelli, who said “there’s nothing offensive” about the video and discussed how gun control may have led to slavery in the United States too.
“Joe is a student of history. He knows that the founders read John Locke and they understood that the 2nd Amendment was always the people’s last defense against tyrannical government,” he said. “They always use gun control before abusing the rights of people, so, yeah, that’s our position and that’s what was said in the video. And there’s nothing offensive about it, it’s just historical fact.”
Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher, the 2008 campaign microcelebrity and Ohio congressional candidate, has an interesting theory about the Holocaust. Yesterday, Mr. Wurzelbacher released a campaign web video in which he blamed the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide on gun control laws.
“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Mr. Wurzelbacher says in the clip. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”
Thanks to the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s career with Bain Capital, private equity has been thrust into the spotlight on the campaign trail with partisans on both sides debating whether the industry has a negative effect on the country. Private Equity Growth Capital Council, a political action committee that was formed in 2007 by several of the country’s largest private equity firms, has responded with a series of videos ”aimed at educating media, policy makers and the public about the private equity industry and its positive contributions to the American economy.”
“The presidential election has brought the private equity business model into sharp focus. But sometimes lost in the political debate is the positive impact private equity brings to the companies in which they invest,” read a statement from PEGCC announcing their latest video.
Jobs Jobs Jobs
Both the Obama and Romney campaigns launched into the week by releasing web videos focusing on jobs. President Barack Obama’s clip accuses Mitt Romney of wanting “to cut jobs for firefighters, police and teachers.” Mr. Romney’s video hits the president for his recent comment that the private sector is “doing fine” and asks”has there ever been a president so out of touch with the middle class?”
Mitt Romney marked the Memorial Day holiday today with the release of a new web video entitled “Thank You” in which he praises veterans and pledges to “keep America strong, and worthy of the great sacrifice of America’s veterans.”
“We rightly call our fathers and mothers the greatest generation, but every woman and every man who has or now defends amer liberty share in their heritage of greatness every veteran is the greatest of his generation,” Mr. Romney says in the video. “It’s time for us to come together and to carry our message across this country, we’re restoring those principles that made America the great nation that it is.”
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign defended him from the Obama campaign’s continued attacks on his past career with Bain Capital with a new web video released this morning accusing the president of focusing on Mr. Romney’s old firm rather than the problems people are facing in the current economy.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker filmed a video for the annual New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club Show spoofing Mr. Booker’s reputation as the “supermayor” and Mr. Christie’s widely rumored status as a potential vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney. The video begins with Mr. Christie trying to come up with something “even bigger” than Town Halls to energize his administration. He gets the idea to try to copy Mr. Booker’s daring rescue of a woman in a house fire last month by similarly saving someone from a disaster, but at every turn, Mr. Booker has already beat him to it.
“I got this,” Mr. Booker says.
“Booker!” Christie replies angrily each time his efforts are thwarted.