The Obama reelection campaign on Friday released an ad featuring “Republican” women who’ve decided to vote Democrat because, unlike former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the president won’t take away their contraception or deny them the “right” to an abortion.
“If you’re a conservative woman, and you believe in small government, then Barack Obama is your candidate because he’s keeping the government out of the decisions that should remain between you and God, and you and your own conscience,” says one of the many “Republican” women featured in the ad titled “Republican Women for Obama.”
“If you truly believe in a small government. That government shouldn’t be deciding what I can and cannot do with my own body,” says another.
“There is no way on God’s green earth that I would consider voting Republican,” yet another adds.
“I don’t even want to think about them having control — as a woman I don’t,” another woman says.
The ad’s message is clear: “Real” conservative women should vote for Barack Obama because he stands for limited government, the “right” to an abortion, and subsidized contraception.
UPDATE: Well, that’s odd. In a video about Republican women who just can’t bare to vote Republican anymore, one of the actresses is a registered Democrat.
“Maria Ciano who is featured in the web video has been a registered Democrat since October 2006 according to voter registration records,” writes BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller.
“People like me and my family have realized that the Republican Party once was inline with our views, but are no longer,” Ciano says in the video.
UPDATE II: Thanks to Powerline’s John Hinderaker, a second actress in the more-than-disingenuous video has been outed.
“The women in the video aren’t named, but she is Delia Ciano — none other than Maria Ciano’s mother. Her Facebook page … is revealing. She put up a link to the Obama video and writes, ‘Maria and I are part of this video. I hope you watch,'” Hindraker reports.
“Just saw you on TRMS [The Rachel Maddow Show]!” one of Ciano’s Facebook followers gushes.
“TRMS is my favorite show! Amazing!” Ciano — a “Republican” woman — responds.
And that’s nothing: Delia Ciano’s Facebook page is practically overflowing with anti-Republican propaganda. Whether it’s attacking Republicans for supporting illegal voter purges, defending the president’s “You Didn’t Build That” speech, or attacking the GOP for being pro-life [She does know every Republican presidential nominee since Reagan has supported overturning Roe v. Wade, right? When did she say she stopped being a “Republican”?], it’s pretty clear Delia Ciano is not — and may never have been — a registered Republican. Which, of course, makes you wonder why she chose to identify herself as one in an ad titled “Republican Women for Obama.”
“Ms. Ciano’s Facebook page also reveals that she was part of a small group that met with Michelle Obama when Mrs. Obama was in Colorado on August 11, presumably indicating that she has some stature in the Obama campaign,” Hindraker reports. “So obviously, neither Maria Ciano nor her mother Delia is a ‘Republican woman’ who is crossing over or changing her mind to vote for Obama.”
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(H/T: Charlie Spiering). This story has been updated.