It seems that that the Obama campaign and the left in general doesn’t even care if they get caught in these kinds of deceptions any more, but they nonetheless need to be noted. A mother and daughter claiming in this Obama For America video to be examples of “Republican Women for Obama” are really far-left Democrats, and have been for many years.
Here’s the capsule version built with excerpts from the Saturday post by John Hinderaker at Powerline which first documented the deception noted by the left-leaning BuzzFeed, which apparently hit its tolerance threshold in this instance, and then found more:
The Obama campaign … has just released a video called Republican Women For Obama, which features four or five women who claim to be Republicans, or to have been Republicans until recently. But, of course, they are appalled by Mitt Romney–it is hard to say why, apart from a couple of discreet references to abortion, but did they really just now figure out that the Republican Party is pro-life? The ad is surprisingly ineffective, but it is also dishonest. At least one of the women who pose as “Republican women for Obama” is a long-time Democrat.
Her name is Maria Ciano, and BuzzFeed finds that she has been a registered Democrat in Colorado at least since 2006. Here she is in the Obama ad. She is easy to spot in the ad because she wears braces.
… In addition to the fact that she is a registered Democrat, check out her Facebook “likes.” They make it obvious that Ms. Ciano is a devoted Democrat and a left-wing activist. Here are some of her “likes,” beginning with the earliest in time (partial list — Ed.): Democracy For America, Barack Obama, MoveOn.org, Bernie Sanders Tells You A Secret the GOP Would Rather You Didn’t Know, Think Progress, Obama For America–Colorado, Obamacare, Michelle Obama, I Love It When I Wake Up In the Morning and Obama Is President, Obama Truth Team.
But the Obama campaign describes Ms. Ciano as a “Republican Woman!” Right. There are liars; there are compulsive liars; and then there is the Obama campaign.
UPDATE: … another woman featured in the Obama video … is Delia Ciano–none other than Maria Ciano’s mother. Her Facebook page, like her daughter’s, is revealing. She put up a link to the Obama video and writes, “Maria and I are part of this video. I hope you watch.”
… her (Facebook) page consists mostly of attacks on Republicans.
… Ms. Ciano’s Facebook page also reveals that she was part of a small group that met with Michelle Obama when Mrs. Obama was in Colorado on August 11, presumably indicating that she has some stature in the Obama campaign.
So obviously, neither Maria Ciano nor her mother Delia is a “Republican woman” who is crossing over or changing her mind to vote for Obama.
John at Powerline has a plethora of pics proving his premise.
If the Romney campaign got caught engaging in an effort called “Democratic Women for Romney” using women who are really Republicans, we’d never hear the end of it from the establishment press. But chances are, other than at right-wing blogs like Powerline and others who follow it, we won’t even hear the beginning of it in the establishment press.
Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.