Thursday, August 2, 2012

MoveOn Uses Horse Co-Owned by Romneys to Hit Them On Their Wealth

MoveOn speaks for 'pampered' Romney horse Rafalca in TV ad

The Hill -- The liberal group MoveOn is putting its anti-Mitt Romney message into his horse’s mouth in a new TV ad released Thursday.

The ad purports to feature Rafalca, the dressage horse co-owned by the Romneys, speaking to the camera about her upkeep.

“How do I pull off such grace and athleticism while looking so good?” the voice of “Rafalca” says in the ad. “Maybe it's because the Romneys spend $77,000 a year on my upkeep, and after Mitt Romney repeals healthcare and ships your job overseas, I daresay your life will not be nearly as pampered as mine. After all, you're not one of his horses."

The number $77,000 comes from the loss that Romney declared on Rafalca in his 2010 tax returns, although the Romneys actually only received a $50 tax deduction for Rafalca that year.[...]

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has also used Rafalca in previous attack ads.that hit the Romneys on their personal wealth, although the strategy earned some criticism because of the established relationship between Ann Romney’s horseback riding and therapy for her multiple sclerosis.

MoveOn said Rafalca is fair game because the way Romney uses his money relates to the positions taken by his campaign on taxes and healthcare. The group asked supporters to donate money toward the Olympic-timed TV ad, saying it would tell Romney to “quit horsing around with America's future.”

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Blog author's comments - MoveOn is a pathetic organization. This is just one of the many diversions the liberals will be using this year. They will do anything in an attempt to distract some of the voters from Obama's destruction of the economy and jobs.

If anyone has been 'horsing around with America's future' it has been Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The entire ad by MoveOn is to play the class welfare game against Mitt Romney a co-founder of a very successful company where he made his money. Somehow this seems wrong to the left.

MoveOn must agree with Senate leader Harry Reid who believes Romney has had to have done something illegal to attain his wealth.

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