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Scathing New Ad Capitalizes on Rep. Ryan's 'Fading Obama Posters' Remark


"College graduates should not have to live out their 20’s in their childhood bedrooms."

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday took the stage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to make an impassioned and powerful case against the Obama administration.

And although there were many notable lines and fiery indictments, perhaps the most memorable moment occurred when Rep. Ryan addressed the nation’s unemployed college graduates.

“President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record, and then calls that the record. But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living it,” said Rep. Ryan.

“College graduates should not have to live out their 20’s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life,” he added.

Barely 24 hours after making these remarks, the Super PAC "Crossroads Generation" released an ad that plays off the Wisconsin congressman’s "faded poster" imagery:

“Youth unemployment remains high, with 18-24 year olds facing unemployment over 15%,” the ad’s YouTube page reads.

“In a poll conducted by Crossroads Generation of 800 registered voters aged 18-29, only 22% said that they thought Obama had put into place policies that have made it easier for young people to find jobs. We can do better,” the page adds.

Here's the original quote from Rep. Ryan:

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(H/T: Ace). Front page photo courtesy Jonathan Mcintosh.

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