Well somebody has to, although the relevance of “Koch-backed” is unclear
A conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers on Thursday unveiled a $6.1 million advertising blitz in eight election swing states that accuses President Barack Obama of wasting billions of dollars on green energy.
The 60-second ad from the Americans for Prosperity group accuses Obama of spending on green energy initiatives that have led to little job creation and says that some of that money has instead gone abroad.
“This administration has had an obsessive focus on their global warming agenda,” the group’s president, Tim Phillips, told reporters, adding that the ad is a new effort to challenge the “flawed idea from the left that government can create prosperity using taxpayer money.”
It is the second wave of attack ads against Obama on green energy spending from Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group founded by Charles and David Koch, the conservative financiers behind the oil and gas conglomerate Koch Industries.
The latest ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia over the next two weeks. Those states are expected to be closely contested in the November 6 election between Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Republicans have cited high gas prices, delay in approval of the Keystone oil pipeline and the collapse of government-backed solar panel maker Solyndra as evidence the White House energy policies are failing.