The Republican National Committee continued its "Failed Promises" campaign against President Obama today, in advance of his trip to Scranton to stump for extending the payroll tax cut into 2012. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Rob Gleason, chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, used a conference call this morning to criticize Obama's policies and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. for supporting them.
The RNC is again pushing a web video hitting Obama with his own words: In one interview he said of the failing economy, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." The ad mixes video of Obama in a March 2008 visit to the Scranton area with a February 2009 interview on NBC's Today Show.
Casey, a Scranton native and part of a politically powerful family from that city, is not expected to make the trip with the president today.
"It is clear that Bob Casey is not an independent thinker or voice for Pennsylvania and would rather do exactly what Obama tells him instead of what's best for the Commonwealth," Priebus said of Casey, who is up for re-election next year with Obama.