American Crossroads pushes new radio ad against Obama
April 13th, 2012
02:05 PM ET
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American Crossroads pushes new radio ad against Obama

(CNN) - American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC, announced its latest ad buy against President Barack Obama on Friday, taking a swing at the administration's coal industry policies.

"Our health care, pensions and way of life are on the line," the ad's narrator says in the one-minute radio spot.

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The commercial specifically goes after new regulations finalized in December by the Environmental Protection Agency, which announced coal and oil-fired power plants must limit their emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

Republicans, however, sharply denounced the new regulations as costly and likely to destroy jobs. The new radio ad includes a quote from United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts discussing what he called the expected impact of the new rules on the industry.

"People would lose their health care, and it's the best healthcare in the world. If the coal industry collapses, peoples' pensions would be cut drastically," Roberts said. "This is a job-killer for us."

Totaling $175,000, the ad will run in the "coal country" of western Pennsylvania, southern Ohio and West Virginia.

"Say 'no' to the Obama administration's extreme EPA rule," the ad's narrator says as the commercial ends.

Earlier this week, Crossroads GPS, a political action committee related to the group, announced plans to spend $1.7 million on a television ad buy in six battleground states, also blasting the president over energy.

One of its first ads this year, however, squarely focused on countering attacks against the president's energy policies. Released earlier this month, the commercial points to an increase in domestic oil production, renewable energy and mileage standards under the Obama administration.

“No amount of ads bought and paid for by the big oil and gas companies can hide the President’s support for an aggressive all-of-the-above energy strategy," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith in a statement to CNN.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Energy • President Obama
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Malory Archer

    Our health care, pensions and way of life are on the line," the ad's narrator says in the one-minute radio spot.


    And if the tighty righties have their way, our healthcare, pensions and way of life, along with the middle class will no longer exist and life will be far more miserable for the 99% than anything anyone could imagine.

    April 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    Every time I see or hear one of their ads I catch about 5 lies or misrepresentations. Those folks must be spending an incredible amount to spread their lies far and wide. We must be equally ready to rebut those lies far and wide.

    April 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Is this from the same Super Pac that has had an influx of $300million to put up these types of ads against President Obama? Karl Rove et al doing what they do best. Gonna fall for it again America? Huh?

    April 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    Turd-blossom Rove wants to go backward to the GOP policies that brought our country to its knees in despair the policies he crafted.

    April 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush’s last day in office, which coincided with President Obama’s first day."

    And it's too bad you rightwing extremists don't understand numbers or deficits. Growth during President Obama's term does not mean he is responsible for that debt. There is an easy to find chart floating around on the internet. Factoring out lost revenues due to the GOBP's near-depression, more than half of the deficit is attributed to the Bush wars and tax cuts. What he IS responsible for is the budgetary items he signs. Only his budget and Ron Paul's decreases the deficit. Rmoney and Ryan support a deficit INCREASE plan. Try again, yer stuff is weak.

    April 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    @ Dr. Knowitall:
    You may want to call yourself something more appropriate until you learn to spell simple words. Be thankful they don't require you to pass a BASIC spelling test before allowing your dumb azz to cast a ballot.

    April 13, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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