IBD: First Obama Re-Election Ad Filled With Fibs

” In his very first TV ad of the 2012 campaign, the president is feeding the public false information about America’s dependence on foreign fuels. His twisted statistics actually celebrate the Obama recession.”

Investor’s Business Daily editorializes,

… Obama’s ad dishonestly suggests he’s been engineering an alternative energy economic renaissance in America. As hard-hatted workers are shown assembling solar panels, the ad says, “America’s clean energy industry? 2.7 million jobs and expanding rapidly.”

It’s saying Obama created — or “saved” — 2.7 million new clean energy jobs, right? Uh-uh. Turns out that the Brookings Institution report that the ad cites as its source on the 2.7 million was referring to already-existing green jobs.

You’d never know from the Obama commercial that what Brookings actually said was: “Overall, today’s clean economy establishments added half a million jobs between 2003 and 2010, expanding at an annual rate of 3.4 %” — a half-million over eight years being a tiny gain. And that “this performance lagged the growth in the national economy, which grew by 4.2% annually over the period”…

Read the entire IBD editorial.

2 thoughts on “IBD: First Obama Re-Election Ad Filled With Fibs”

  1. They also expanded the definition of “green jobs” to include many jobs that already existed to pad their numbers. For the Obama administration, a “saved” job is a job that they have not deliberately destroyed by their anti-industry, anti-growth policies.

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