Thursday, September 06, 2012
Republican Staffer Breaks Up With Obama
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republicans are out with a new web video today highlighting their messaging push during the Democratic convention that President Barack Obama is a disappointment, but maybe they could have found a more effective messenger.
The video features a woman breaking up with a cardboard cut-out of Obama, with lines line "You think I didn't see you with Sarah Jessica Parker and George Clooney?" and "It's not me, it's you."
But the woman in the video expressing frustration with the president is none other than RNC Director of Hispanic Outreach Bettina Inclan. If Inclan voted for Obama in 2008 she did so privately while publicly supporting Republicans, as Rep. Thad McCotter's communications director and then a regional Victory director for John McCain's campaign.
Inclan made waves in May when she declared on an RNC conference call regarding Romney that "As a candidate, to my understanding, he's still deciding what his position on immigration is." RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski quickly walked the comments back, saying "We never said the governor is still deciding on immigration — I want to make sure we are exponentially clear."
One Democratic staffer piled on:
“It’s a sad state of affairs over at the RNC," the staffer said. "They couldn’t find anyone to say anything nice about Mitt Romney at their convention and now they can’t find anyone but an RNC staffer to star in their anti-President Obama web video during the Democratic convention. It might be time for them to have "the talk" with Mitt Romney.”