This morning, CNN reported that a pro-Trump group was using former President Barack Obama’s voice out of context in a radio ad for Georgia’s special election. Obama’s spokesperson responded to the tactic, calling it “shameful” and “indefensible.”
Great America Alliance, the pro-Trump non-profit group, manipulated Obama’s words from his autobiographical book, “Dreams From My Father.” In the quote used by the group, Obama was quoting another person, a barber, speaking about the political system in Chicago in 1983.
The ad had been running only days before polls open on June 20th in which Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel face off in what is certain to be a bellwether in American politics. The race has become the most expensive House race in American history, and one that many Democrats hope will be a referendum on the wildly unpopular political agenda of Donald Trump.
The fact that Republicans are forced to resort to shameful tactics to try and deceive their voters is a testament to their desperation heading into Tuesday’s vote. Republicans have proven that they are incapable of operating as a governing party, and now, even the most conservative districts are pushing back.
Listen to the deceptive radio ad below:
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.