Although the ad got a lot of playtime on MSNBC Friday, a recent so-called “Republican women for Obama” video advertisement has turned out to be a disingenuous campaign ploy.
That ad, posted on the official Barack Obama campaign YouTube page on Friday, claimed to show a group of women that had previously voted Republican but later abandoned the party because they felt it went too far to the right, leaving them no alternative but to vote for President Barack Obama this November.
The problem is, so far two of these women have been shown to be Democrats who had previously supported Obama.
First pointed out by Zeke Miller of Buzzfeed, one of the featured actors in the video, Maria Ciano had been a registered Democrat since October 2006, according to Colorado voter registration records.
John Hinderaker of Powerline took it a step further and investigated Ciano’s Facebook page and found some of her Facebook “likes” fall under many left-on-center causes:
- Democracy For America
- Tar Sands Action
- Amy Goodman
- Barack Obama
- Being Liberal
- Bernie Sanders Tells You A Secret the GOP Would Rather You Didn’t Know
- Miss Piggy Delivers the Best Takedown of Fox News We’ve Seen All Month
- Think Progress
- The Best Quote From Barack Obama We’ve Seen This Week
- Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America’s Heartland
- Climate Reality
- The Amazing Victory Scored With Obama That More People Should Be Talking About
- The Sierra Club
- The Buffett Rule
- Obama For America–Colorado
- Denver Young Democrats
- Latinos For Obama
- Michelle Obama
- Veterans For Obama
- I Love It When I Wake Up In the Morning and Obama Is President
- Obama Truth Team
- Democratic Party
But Hinderaker also discovered that Ciano’s mother, Delia Ciano is another one of the women in the ad, who also has a history of pro-Obama support on her Facebook as well.