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Obama Invokes 'New Economic Patriotism' in Latest Ad


"Read my plan. Compare it to Governor Romney’s and decide for yourself."

Perhaps in response to the fact that voters care more about the economy than they care about whether 31-year-old college students have access to free birth control, the Obama campaign on Wednesday released a two-minute video featuring the president discussing "new economic patriotism":

"It’s time for a new economic patriotism. Rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class," the president says in the video that, oddly enough, won’t be airing in Wisconsin or North Carolina.

We suppose the president refers to his "economic patriotism" as "new" because, obviously, he's not opposed to adding trillions of dollars to our national debt. Four years ago, you may recall, he thought it was "patriotic" to oppose this sort of fiscal insanity. But that was then, this is now. Out with the "old" economic patriotism and in with the "new."

"Read my plan. Compare it to Governor Romney’s and decide for yourself," the president concludes.

In the words of conservative blogger David Burge: "What happened to the one from 4 years ago?"

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(H/T: WZ) The AP contributed to this story. Front page photo courtesy the AP. This sotry has been updated.

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