VIDEO: Ohio Ad: Blacks Should Vote GOP Because Lincoln Ended Slavery

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  • A super PAC ad running Ohio hopes it can woo African American voters with a new ad suggesting their loyalty to the Democratic Party is misguided, and that they should vote Republican because Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, too. [Watch below.]

    According to Salon, the Empower Citizens Network has an ad in the Columbus area that argues: “It is a big lie that Democrats are for black Americans, and Republicans are against black Americans. Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, was a Republican. Republicans founded the NAACP. Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act, while Democrats opposed it.”

    Evan McMorris-Santoro of Talking Points Memo writes that the group, which describes itself as an “alternative conservative” super PAC, has run a number of other ads throughout the state, including one that “accuses Obama and Democrats of imploding the economy by forcing mortgage companies to lend to ‘unqualified borrowers’ while the Soviet national anthem plays.”

    According to the Toledo Blade, a newspaper ad put out by the group says that the “Obamas throw lavish parties at the White House for ‘socialist friends’ that include flying in $100-per-pound Kobe beef from Japan.”

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