Earlier today, the Republican National Committee commemorated the release of President Obama's incredibly expensive 17-minute documentary with this graphic:
"It wasn't shovel ready and it wasn't even paid for," the RNC has added to the film's title, “The Road We've Traveled.”
But what was that about the documentary being “incredibly expensive”?
According The Daily Caller [emphasis added]:
Records filed by Obama for America with the Federal Election Commission indicate that the president’s re-election campaign shelled out at least $345,353 to commission “The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute campaign documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, set for release Thursday.
So remember that conversation between CNN’s Piers Morgan and the film’s director Davis Guggenheim:
Morgan: "How much did it cost and who paid?"
Guggenheim: "Well, I'll let the campaign tell you that. I -- you know, I took a pay cut to make this. But the --"
Morgan: "I'm surprised you weren't paying him, by the sound of it, for the sheer honor and joy."
Considering the fact that the "documentary" cost the Obama campaign $20,300 per minute, the only question we have is this: what, exactly, was Guggenheim working on that taking the time off to direct "The Road We’ve Traveled" would qualify as a pay cut?
And although the GOP's criticism may have been harsh, it seems there is little love lost between them and president. Shortly after the graphic was released, President Obama had some words of his own for his conservative critics.
“Lately, we have heard a lot of professional politicians, a lot of the folks who were, you know, running for a certain office, who shall go unnamed, they’ve been talking down new sources of energy,” Obama told a crowd during a speech in Maryland.
“They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas guzzlers. They think that’s good for our future. We’re trying to move towards the future, they want to be stuck in the past!” the president said.
“We’ve heard this kind of thinking before. Let me tell you something, if some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the flat earth society. They would not have believed that the world was round,” he added.
(H/T: The Washington Examiner)