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American Energy Alliance

"Nine Dollar Gas" +
:30 ad run starting March 29, 2012 in CO, FL, IA, MI, NV, NM, OH, VA.

[Music] Female Announcer: Since Obama became president, gas prices have nearly doubled.

Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska. 

He gave millions of tax dollars to Solyndra which then went bankrupt. 

And he blocked the Keystone pipeline so we will all pay more at the pump.

Obama's Energy Secretary said we need to, quote, boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.

That's $9 a gallon.  But what does he care.

Chu (audio): "I don't own a car at the moment."

Female Announcer: Tell Obama we can't afford his failing energy policies.

Notes: The March 29, 2012 press release from the American Energy Alliance:

WASHINGTON D.C. — The American Energy Alliance launched today a multi-million dollar nationwide initiative to educate the public about energy policies that are causing gas prices and other energy costs to skyrocket. The first phase of the initiative includes a 30-second television ad that begins airing this week in eight states across the country.

“The failed policies of the Obama administration are laid bare by the rising cost of energy in America, despite the fact that we have 200 years of domestic oil supply to meet our current needs without imports. For several weeks now, the administration has been on a deceptive energy charade — running from the president’s abysmal record, attempting to take credit for production increases due to Bush and Clinton-era policies, pretending to support fossil fuel development, all the while pushing new laws and regulations that close off American access to the natural resources that drive our economy,” AEA President Thomas Pyle noted.

“We cannot afford these policies any longer, and AEA is committed to telling the truth to the American people about the vast supply of oil resources that are available, but for the Obama administration. This initiative is the first component of our determined effort.”

The eight-state cable and network advertisement is scheduled to run for the next two weeks in New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Michigan. An initial buy of $2.5 million will be followed by an additional $1.1 million buy to make the largest effort of its kind in AEA’s history. Future phases include radio, Internet, and print media advertising, as well as grass roots education and mobilization efforts to promote free market energy policies.

The DNC responded with a press conference call:

Today, Thursday March 29th at 1:30PM ET, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse will hold a press conference call pushing back on the American Energy Alliance’s (AEA) mischaracterizations of President Obama’s energy policy.
The AEA is up with an ad in eight states (MI, VA, FL, OH, IA, NV, CO, NM) attacking the President’s clean energy agenda.  The AEA is funded by big oil and lacks a drop of credibility in attacking the President’s clean energy agenda.  Their goal is to protect tax breaks for big oil companies at all costs and they have opposed increased fuel efficiency standards and tax credits for other energy sources. 
The DNC will highlight the contrast between President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy that reduces our reliance on foreign oil so we save money at the pump and Mitt Romney and the rest of the GOP’s shameless pandering to Big Oil donors who benefit from these subsidies. The Republicans’ rhetoric on energy is dishonest and misleading. The truth is that under President Obama, domestic oil and natural gas production have gone up every year. Last year, oil production reached an 8-year high, and natural gas production reached an all-time high. Our dependence on foreign oil is at a 16-year low, and President Obama’s historic new fuel economy standards will save consumers about $8,000 at the pump during the life of their vehicle.

and a web video:

"Remember" +
:30web video from March 29, 2012.

[Music] Male Announcer: Under President Obama domestic oil production is at an eight-year high. 

So why is big oil attacking him? 

Because he's fighting to end their tax breaks; he's raising mileage standards and doubling renewable energy.

In all these fights Mitt Romney stood with big oil, for their tax breaks, attacking higher mileage standards and renewables.

So when you see this ad, remember who paid for it.  And what they bought.

The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this ad.