Michele Bachmann just released a sleazy ad featuring Congressman Barney Frank. The ad, which was designed to attack Bachmann’s Democratic opponent, Jim Graves, paints Barney Frank as a “tax and spend Liberal,” using news footage, as The New Civil Rights Movement discovered after researching video details, from October 20, 2008, during the height of the global financial meltdown.
The ad shows Congressman Frank stating the government needs to infuse cash into the markets and the economy — which was proven to have stopped the meltdown and another Great Depression. But Bachmann ignores the context and date, displaying her total financial ignorance.
“’Roll out the red carpet, shine up your shoes, but hide your wallets’,” a narrator says in the clip as a jazzy soundtrack plays,” Politicker reports:
“Jim Graves needs a little more campaign cash, so he’s doing what any good Wall Street banker, auto executive and corporate welfare fan would do: Ask Barney Frank to bring in the bucks.”
The video characterizes Mr. Frank as the “architect of the bailouts” who “sure knows how to recklessly spend and tax.”
“Big spending Jim Graves already supported the Wall Street bailout, the failed trillion dollar stimulus and budget-busting Obamacare. They’ll get along great,” the narrator says of Messrs. Frank and Graves. “Welcome to Minnesota Barney!”
As of the end of July, Mr. Graves had $351,622 on hand compared to $199,073 for Ms. Bachmann. Ms. Bachmann raised and spent far more than her rival in the first eight months of the year, but Mr. Graves, a hotel owner, has a personal income of between $22 and $111 million to draw upon for the race. According to a poll conducted last month (albeit, by a Democratic firm commissioned by the Graves campaign) the Democrat has a narrow two point lead over Ms. Bachmann.
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