YOU HAVE to wonder when watching the negative attack ad that features President Obama and Senator Mark Udall, why are they both looking so glum over Udall voting in favor of Obamacare? Well, it’s because the group backed by the Koch brothers responsible for the ad, AFP, photoshopped the image from the hospital after the horrific Aurora shooting.
The image is from a July 2012 appearance Obama made with Udall, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and other state officials at a hospital treating victims of the July 20, 2012, Aurora movie theater shooting. [Buzzfeed]
You can see in the original photo they’re inside a hospital, which AFP photoshopped completely out.
Here’s the caption of the photoshopped photo:
President Obama speaks alongside Colorado Sen. Mark Udall and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (right) at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora on Sunday, following a visit with victims and family members. Saul Loeb
I’d post the video of the ad, but when AFP was caught they made the video “private.” Buzzfeed has the ad, which has been recut.
AFP gave Buzzfeed a statement after they called them on it.
“The image used was an unfortunate oversight which was immediately corrected as soon as it was pointed out,” said AFP spokesperson Levi Russell. “The purpose of the ad is to continue to hold Senator Udall accountable for turning a blind eye to the more than 300,000 Coloradans whose insurance pans were cancelled due to ObamaCare, despite promises from President Obama and Senator Udall that they could keep them.”
Negative ads work. It’s how votes are bought through emotion.
The updated ad is below, minus AFP’s photoshopped Aurora event shot.