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GOP candidate Mitt Romney continues pointing on the offense.  His latest commercials moves away from the Medicare issue and for the third time hits Obama for gutting bi-partisan welfare reform signed into law by the man scheduled to introduce him at the convention in two weeks, Bill Clinton.

The Romney campaign has been criticizing Obama over a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services that said states could apply for waivers to the welfare-work requirement, and this is the third Romney television commercial on the issue.The commercial is centered on an editorial in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in the key state of Virginia which calls Obama’s action NUTS!

The ad is embedded below(if you cannot see video please click here to view the post and video)


AD FACTS: Script For “Richmond Times-Dispatch On Welfare Reform”:

VIDEO TEXT: “1996 Welfare Reform”

VOICEOVER: “Since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work.”

VIDEO TEXT: “’Unprecedented Success’”

 The Washington Post Headline: “Welfare Reform’s Unprecedented Success” (Bill Archer, “Welfare Reform’s Unprecedented Success,” The Washington Post, 8/10/98)

VOICEOVER: “This bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls.”

VOICEOVER: “On July 12th, President Obama quietly ended the work requirement gutting welfare reform.”

VIDEO TEXT: “President Obama Ended Work Requirements For Welfare”

VIDEO TEXT: “Welfare Reform: Gutted”

Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Welfare Reform: Gutted” (Editorial, “Welfare Reform: Gutted,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/15/12)

VOICEOVER: “One of the most respected newspapers in America called it ‘Nuts…’”

VIDEO TEXT: “Nuts”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch Called The Obama Administration’s Directive Waiving Welfare Reform’s Work Requirements “Nuts.” “Sounds like the White House wants to let states get more people into work sooner, doesn’t it? Nuts. If you want to get more people to work, you don’t loosen the requirements — you tighten them.” (Editorial, “Welfare Reform: Gutted,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/15/12)

VOICEOVER: “Saying ‘If you want to get more people to work, you don’t loosen the requirements — you tighten them.’”

VIDEO TEXT: “If You Want To Get More People To Work, You Don’t Loosen The Requirements — You Tighten Them.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch: “If You Want To Get More People To Work, You Don’t Loosen The Requirements — You Tighten Them.” “Sounds like the White House wants to let states get more people into work sooner, doesn’t it? Nuts. If you want to get more people to work, you don’t loosen the requirements — you tighten them.” (Editorial, “Welfare Reform: Gutted,”Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/15/12)

VOICEOVER: “Mitt Romney’s plan for a stronger middle class will put work back in welfare.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Put Work Back In Welfare”

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.”

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