The National Republican Trust PAC is about to start running an ad attacking Barack Obama for supporting legislation that might help states identify and track foreign individuals living and working in the U.S.

Oooh! Scary stuff.

The main problem with this ad is that immigration is NOT an issue in this campaign. Know why? Because Barack Obama and John McCain don’t disagree too much on the issue. And if the McCain campaign actually did bring it up they’d have to use John’s “new” immigration stance to maintain their support with the Republican base – which would alienate the few Hispanic voters left that still might be considering voting Republican this year.

The other problem with this ad?

The drivers license shown in the ad – the one for Mohammed Atta, the 9/11 terrorist – was issued by Florida. A state governed almost exclusively by Republicans for as long as I can remember.

To be honest, I’m surprised they didn’t use Barack’s middle name in the ad. It isn’t like the ad could have been any more of an obvious attempt to associate Barack with the 9/11 terrorists.

  • Really? This is only the 145th example?

  • Today, yes. 145 today.

  • LOL. That makes more sense.

  • Dana

    >Florida. A state governed almost exclusively by Republicans for as long as I can remember.<

    I don’t know how long you can remember or what constitutes “almost” exclusively – but perhaps you remember Bob Graham (governor from 1979 to 1986) or Lawton Chiles (governor 1991-98). Then there’s Bob Martinez – governor before Jeb Bush – who was a Republican in office, but who had changed his party affiliation during his political career; and the current governor, Charlie Crist, who enjoys broad bipartisan support and tends toward left of center.

  • Jeb Bush, the Republican brother of the current US President, was Governor when that drivers license was issued to the 9/11 terrorist.

    You want to blame someone – maybe start with him.

    It’s completely hypocritical to start accusing Barack Obama of something Republicans have been doing for years.

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