This is the second recent multi-million dollar ad that Americans for Prosperity (the Tea Party Koch Brothers group) has run against President Obama in the service of Big Oil, and Mitt Romney.
Why? Because Big Oil knows that President Obama will again try to end taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil. Romney will let them keep their subsidies.
From The Washington Post, emphasis mine:
Two well-funded Republican groups began running hard-hitting ads against President Obama last week, aiming to spend an estimated $8 million in key battleground states. The spots hit similar themes, attacking Obama on green-energy investments, and even cite similar sources.
Watching these ads is a depressing duty for The Fact Checker, because many of their claims — regarding “billions” of stimulus dollars going overseas — had been debunked two years ago by our colleagues at PolitiFact and Factcheck.org. Yet here the erroneous assertions emerge yet again, without any shame, labeled as “the truth” or “fact.”
The ads are airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Virginia, and in fact, even though I rarely watch television, I happened to catch the latest despicable piece of crap ad over the weekend. I termed the ad "despicable", because of course, the ad is nothing but lies. In fact, they just damn well made stuff up.
Fortunately, the Obama Campaign came out with a response fairly rapidly, and now we need to do our part and get this video seen by everyone we/you/I know! But first, please watch the video, and make a note of the talking points:
Damn our conservative Supreme Court and the Citizens United ruling that allowed our elections to become a mockery of democracy.