Newt Gingrich’s declaration that any ad quoting his words about Medicare would be “a falsehood” is clearly not stopping Dems from making just such a spot.
Priorities USA Action, the new big-money independent expenditure “Super PAC” launched by former Obama White House spokesman Bill Burton, has a new plan taking on big-name Republicans over Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposal to privatize the program.
“Newt Gingrich says the Republican plan that would essentially end Medicare is too radical,” the announcer says. “Governor Haley thinks the plan is courageous — and Gingrich shouldn’t be cutting conservatives off at the knees.
“Mitt Romney says he’s ‘on the same page’ as Paul Ryan, who wrote the plan to essentially end Medicare. But with Mitt Romney, you have to wonder: Which page is he on today?”
For the Romney moment, the screen switches between two pictures of Romney, using a page-turn effect. The careful viewer will notice that one of the two Romney photos used is in fact a still-frame from his speech last week in Michigan, defending the individual health insurance mandate as a state-level policy, while simultaneously opposing President Obama’s national implementation of the same idea.