Look at this ad from American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s SuperPAC. It’s been running for a while, most recently five minutes ago during the Giants game:
Specifically, the line about ten seconds in, where the mother puts down the iPad she was watching and addresses President Obama, saying: “But your spending hasn’t done a thing for my family.”
Now look at that woman’s house. Look at how well maintained it is. The house is immaculate. Not a thing out of place, even though she has kids, down to the spotless kitchen table next to the big window overlooking the lush backyard. She has enough time and/or money to keep the place clean. She has an iPad. She has a home with a yard. Her experience is completely at odds with most mothers I know in America today.
Now compare and contrast to this:
This is what’s left of Breezy Point, NY, after Sandy came through. A hundred houses lost to fire, lord knows how many more lost to flooding. And there are thousands of homes like this right now.
“But your spending hasn’t done a thing for my family.” No thought for those people who are cold, or hungry, or homeless, let alone for those people who were like that before this week’s storm.
And the fact that American Crossroads think that this image of an entitled whiny Stepford mother running right next to ads begging for donations to the Red Cross is a winner speaks volumes.