FreedomWorks, the arm of the tea party movement led by former Rep. Dick Armey (R), is launching a new national negative campaign ad today. The target is not a progressive politician, moderate Republican or President Obama -- the usual suspects when it comes to tea party commercials -- or even an elected official at all.
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"In a world of 'too big to fail,' we the people cannot afford Jeffrey Immelt running G.E.," the ad's narrator says. "Tell Jeffrey Immelt it's time for him to go."
Among Immelt's crimes? Taking bailout money, speaking positively about cap-and-trade, employing Keith Olbermann (He's "allowed verbal attacks on patriotic Americans," the ad says) -- and of course, working in the Obama administration.
Last week, Immelt was appointed by Obama to head the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an economic growth advisory panel. It was a move that most saw as Obama attempting to rekindle his relationship with the corporate world.