Spanish-language TV smackdown between Rove group, Democratsby George Bennett | July 22nd, 2011
After the Karl Rove-affiliated Crossroads GPS began airing Spanish-language ads criticizing President Obama in Latino-heavy markets in Florida and around the U.S., the Democratic National Committee is countering with its own appeal to Hispanic viewers.
Read the English translations of both ads after the jump….
English translation of Crossroads GPS ad:
“Sometimes it’s hard to sleep. Worried, I guess, about our jobs, our home, how everything costs more — even Mom’s healthcare. How will we ever retire? Lately I worry a lot about my kids. What’s their future going to be like? I supported President Obama because he spoke so beautifully, but since then things have gone from bad to much worse. He said spending hundreds of billions on a stimulus would create more jobs, but now all we’ve got is a lot more debt and more people out of work. Instead of fixing health care, my Mom’s Medicare will be cut and our health insurance premiums went up. Our country’s got this huge debt, and Obama says raise taxes and keep spending more? Doesn’t Washington know we can’t afford more taxes and debt? If they don’t figure it out, it’s going to be even tougher for our kids. There’s got to be a way to take away President Obama’s blank check.”
English translation of Democratic National Committee ad:
“Behind the ads that pretend to care about our children, it’s the Republicans who would end the Medicare guarantee while protecting tax cuts for the very rich. It was the President who extended health insurance to our children, financial aid for students and cut taxes for the middle class. We know who to trust, and who we can’t. Because it’s our job to protect our families. The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this ad.”