Last night during President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he had a woman sit with his wife that he claimed to be a shining example of our economic recovery, the only problem is that he didn’t tell everyone the whole story.
According to the FreeBeacon, Rebekah Erler was presented by the White House as a woman Obama discovered after she wrote him a letter explaining her economic hardships. Her story, Obama says, is proof positive that Americans are coming forward about their stories of how his policies are helping them.
Sounds all butterflies and rainbows, right? Wrong.
See, there’s a slight issue with Mrs. Erler’s story. It’s not that she may not have pulled out of a tough time, and it’s not that she didn’t tell Obama that his policies are working, it’s that her credibility is completely lost when we find out she’s a former Democrat operative who worked for a Washington Senator, Democrat Patty Murray.
Worse yet, this wasn’t the first time that Obama used the former Democrat campaign staffer during one of his speeches for a political prop. You mad yet?
In June, Obama spent a “day in the life” of Erler in order to have “an opportunity to communicate directly with the people he’s working for every day.” Something that he was heavily criticized for by the Minnesota Republican Party who believed he is “so out of touch with reality that he thinks a former Democrat campaign staffer speaks for every Minnesotan,” and apparently, now every American.
Throughout his speech, he touted Erler and her husband’s success as a shining example of his policies being highly effective, but the entire time he failed to mention that a lot of her success likely came from her work within the Democrat Party, conveniently. He also played it off as if he had never met her before last night, even though the two have known each other for quite some time.
The FreeBeacon has the portion of his speech where he spoke about Erler’s “struggle” and how she overcame. See if you can spot any reference to her close ties with his party:
Seven years ago, Rebekah and Ben Erler of Minneapolis were newlyweds. She waited tables. He worked construction. Their first child, Jack, was on the way.
They were young and in love in America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.
“If only we had known,” Rebekah wrote to me last spring, “what was about to happen to the housing and construction market.”
As the crisis worsened, Ben’s business dried up, so he took what jobs he could find, even if they kept him on the road for long stretches of time. Rebekah took out student loans, enrolled in community college, and retrained for a new career. They sacrificed for each other. And slowly, it paid off. They bought their first home. They had a second son, Henry. Rebekah got a better job, and then a raise. Ben is back in construction – and home for dinner every night.
“It is amazing,” Rebekah wrote, “what you can bounce back from when you have to…we are a strong, tight-knit family who has made it through some very, very hard times.”
America, Rebekah and Ben’s story is our story. They represent the millions who have worked hard, and scrimped, and sacrificed, and retooled. You are the reason I ran for this office. You’re the people I was thinking of six years ago today, in the darkest months of the crisis, when I stood on the steps of this Capitol and promised we would rebuild our economy on a new foundation. And it’s been your effort and resilience that has made it possible for our country to emerge stronger.
While we all know this administration is known for being highly deceptive, to me this seems like a slap in our faces. I don’t know about you, but this seems to seriously insult our intelligence and further proves that he’s unable to show any real evidence that his socialist-lite policies are having a positive effect on our country.
Do you think it’s a big deal that he so openly deceived America? Let us know in the comments!