First look: Ahead of State of the Union, McConnell releases video accusing Obama of dividing country
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is releasing a slick video ahead of the State of the Union address Tuesday night accusing President Obama of dividing the country and failing to take responsibility for mess-ups under his watch.
The video — produced by filmmaker Lucas Baiano and shared first with The Daily Caller — criticizes Obama on unemployment, health care, the IRS scandal and coal.
“The president’s job is to unite the country, not divide,” McConnell says in the video. “His job is to bridge differences, not not aggravate them. To encourage success, not condemn it.”
“The president seems to have forgotten that he was elected to lead all Americans,” McConnell says.
The video was paid for by McConnell’s Senate re-election campaign in Kentucky. The quotes in the video from McConnell come from a recent speech.
“At a moment when the national debt makes us look more like at Third World country than the last best hope on earth, I think our highest elected official should be looking for solutions instead of scapegoats,” he says.
Adds McConnell: “Now we’re seeing results and he acts like he somehow didn’t have anything to do with them. But once the oath of office has been taken Americans expect their president to forge ahead and take responsibilities for the policies they’ve put in place.”
Obama will make the trek to Capitol Hill on Tuesday night for his annual address to Congress.