Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-backed advocacy organization, has launched a $7 million ad buy accusing President Obama of “reckless spending” and “adding $4 billion” to the national deficit every single day. The spot, which will air in 10 battleground states -- Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia -- paints Mr. Obama as a fiscally irresponsible president who has no qualms about burying future generations of Americans in debt.
To be sure, the advertisement takes an axe to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s jarring assertion that his boss has demonstrated “great fiscal restraint and acted with great fiscal responsibility.” Please. The One promised to cut the national deficit in half by the end of his first term; instead, he ran up four consecutive trillion dollar deficits. Even worse, he was the first president in American history to do so. Moreover, in the 30 seconds it takes to watch the above advertisement, the national debt will increase by about $1.4 million. This is unconscionable. We are borrowing billions of dollars from China to pay for expensive and unsustainable entitlement programs here at home, thus leaving our children and grandchildren saddled with more and more debt. Put simply, we need to make the tough choices now -- as Rep. Paul Ryan has argued time and again -- before it’s too late.
And we can start by electing a new president in November.