Star Of Pro-Obama SuperPAC Ad Not Very Pro-Obama

If you live in a swing state, you’ve most likely seen this ad from the pro-Obama :SuperPAC PrioritiesUSAAction

Well, as it turns out, the star of that ad, a former steel worker named Donnie Box who clearly doesn’t like Mitt Romney, isn’t much of a fan of Barack Obama either:

Despite appearing in a controversial ad for the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA, denouncing Romney’s role in the GS Technologies plant closing, Box, a lifelong Democrat, says he won’t be voting for the first time since 1971 because he has lost faith in politicians.

“I could really care less about Obama,” says Box. “I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn’t done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn’t do a damn thing. He doesn’t have the guts to say what’s on his mind.”

Oh well.

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Comments

  1. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Well, you could fit into a phone booth the number of white working class people who actually support Obama, so in that respect this news isn’t at all surprising.

    To me the more interesting and ironic issue is the extent to which unionization begets lifelong Democrat voting patterns. Unions completely destroyed the domestic steel industry, but this Donnie Box fellow, like so many of his unionized brethren, utterly is insouciant. Blaming a guy like Romney for the closing of a steel mill is like blaming a firefighter for breaking the glass in your house as he tries to keep it from being consumed by flames.

    The union rank and file just blindly keep voting for Democrats, which are the political arms of their unions. Then they find themselves out of work, with no transferrable skills, and no real prospects. Then they’re dependent upon handouts or at best they’re consigned to a life of the working poor. Rinse, cycle, repeat. It’s a phenomenon very much akin to the automatic lock step inner city votes for Democrats, as the affected people wallow for decades in poverty, unemployment, blight and crime. Sad but true.

  2. Michelle says:

    This guy might be another Norma McCorvey.

  3. Herb says:

    @Tsar Nicholas:

    “The union rank and file just blindly keep voting for Democrats, which are the political arms of their unions.”

    Riiiiiiight……union membership is at a 70 year low. There are less than 15 million union members in the whole country. Even if all of them vote Dem (newsflash…..they don’t) this statement would be nonsense.

    But hey…..I’m talking about the United States of America, not Zombieland. In Zombieland, I guess you can just make it all up.

    As for the phenomenon of liberals being disappointed by the president…..I’ve seen it a lot. It could be an opportunity for Republicans, but their instinct is no longer “Don’t vote for him, vote for me,” but rather “Bwahahaha, I love to see a liberal cry.”

  4. al-Ameda says:

    Are there any other types of white guys over the age of 30 who are not angry and embittered?

  5. Herb says:

    Are there any other types of white guys over the age of 30 who are not angry and embittered?

    Yeah, they’re called liberals.

  6. al-Ameda says:

    @Herb:

    Yeah, they’re called liberals.

    Except when they’re called the Tea Party.