GOP Super Pac Plans Pres. Obama-Rev. Wright Smear Campaign

| by Michael Allen

A Super Pac of GOP strategists is planning to pull out all the stops in its campaign strategy to defeat President Obama.

The New York Times reported obtained a proposal, crafted by GOP media consultant Fred Davis, that says the group will go after Obama for his relationship to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor who has come under fire for controversial race-related comments.

According to The New York Times, the Super Pac is seeking as “a spokesman an ‘extremely literate conservative African-American’ who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as a "metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.’”

The ad is being paid for by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade and co-owner of the Chicago Cubs.

Sen. John McCain steered clear of these attacks during the 2008 election, even suspending a staffer who tweeted out a Wright video.

GOP strategist Fred Davis has a long history of making ads that evoke racism and xenophobia, such as this "english only" ad for Tim James' Alabama gubernatorial bid.

Davis also created this racist ad (below) aired during the Superbowl this year. It shows a woman of Asian-American descent speaking in broken English. The actress, later, issued an apology to her friends and family for any pain her role in the hateful ad may have caused.