A scathing video review of President Barack Obama’s first term is sweeping the internet less than two days before the most important presidential election in a generation. The video, titled “Conservatism Is Calling,” outlines Obama’s broken promise to bring “hope and change” to Washington D.C.
Hollywood director Chris Corrado told TheBlaze in an email that he is the creator of the video.
The video, which currently has more than 500,000 views on YouTube, also highlights a number of Obama’s empty pledges he made on the campaign trail in 2008. Obama can be seen promising to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” pledging to cut the federal deficit in half, fix the economy and reign in unemployment in his first term. While he did make good on his promise to “transform” the nation, it wasn’t in the way that many had hoped.
He called the Bush administration “unpatriotic” for running up massive annual deficits. However, as the YouTube video points out, Obama’s deficit at $1.3 trillion in 2012 alone was more than four years under former President George W. Bush combined. The video also indicates that Obama missed his pledge to cut the deficit in half by 500 percent.
“$500 billion per year, irresponsible, unpatriotic,” the video proclaims, referring to the Bush administration. “$1.25T per year — unacceptable.”
“This must stop,” the video states. “The money will run out. Like it has in Italy. Like it has in Greece. Like it has in Spain. Like it has in France.”
The video blasts Obama for playing more than 100 rounds of golf, which at four hours per round, equals roughly 10 work weeks — “Just for golf.” Meanwhile, the American people continue to struggle in the “worst economy since the Great Depression.”
“Obama is a problem. But he is not the problem,” the video states. “The problem is Statism, which seeks to cure society’s ills by taking money from the private sector and giving it an inefficient government that never stops spending.”
For Americans who think that government doesn’t spend, regulate, tax or take enough, the video encourages them to move the country “forward” with Obama, because that’s what another Obama administration would mean.
For everyone else, “conservatism is calling.”
“Join us,” the videos proclaims. “We have the winning argument.”
Corrado, who posted the video under the YouTube username TheVisualEdge, says in the video description that he was not paid by anyone to make the video, he just wanted to get people excited to vote on Election Day.
Did it work?
This story has been updated.
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