Ad parodies ‘The Artist,’ calling Obama ‘The Con Artist’

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Playing off the movie “The Artist,” which won Best Picture at The Oscars Sunday, Raising Red Action Fund produced a parody trailer for “The Con Artist,” a movie starring President Barack Obama and nominated for “Worst Picture.”

WATCH: “The Con Artist”

“President Barack Obama was the brightest star in Washington,” begins the political ad, which comes complete with 1920s swing music and silent movie titles showing the promises President Obama made during his presidential campaign and his first months in office, like cutting the deficit.

“But all that changed when, one day, his broken promises caught up with him,” the narrator continues, attacking the president for “breaking the hearts” and “trust” of Americans.

“That’s why audiences across America are calling Obama ‘The Con Artist,'” the ad goes on, citing rising gas prices, the rising debt and the president’s decision not to sign the bill allowing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“The Con Artist: We can’t afford a sequel,” says the final frame of the ad.

“President Obama promised us he’d cut the deficit in half and add millions of jobs, but he broke those promises. He conned us,” emailed Charlie Smith, president of Raising Red. “After four consecutive trillion-dollar deficits in a row, we simply can’t afford a sequel to this box office bomb.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the Obama presidency)

“The Artist” was a popular film in political circles this week. “The Chris Matthews Show” created a parody of the film too, this one starring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who, according to that ad, would “be better off as a silent movie star.”

WATCH: Mitt Romney parody

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