Amid complaints on the right about missing context in the leaked video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser, the RNC released a new video containing three deceptively edited clips of President Obama.
The new video, “Redistribution II,” focuses on the party’s recent message that the president believes “redistributing wealth creates prosperity.”
Obama’s first appearance in the video is an egregiously chopped-up portion of the president’s weekly address from March 31, 2012.
“Anyone who does well for themselves, should do their fair share in return,” Obama says in the RNC version of the sentence. “Now some people call this class warfare.”
Obama was referring to the so-called Buffet Rule, an Obama proposal that would change the tax code so the super rich don’t pay a lower tax rate than the middle class, but the RNC video removes that context. Polling from around the time showed the public overwhelmingly supported the idea.
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