Super PAC Attack Plan: Cast Obama as Metrosexual Abe Lincoln

Super PAC Attack Plan: Cast Obama as Metrosexual Abe Lincoln

Super PAC Attack Plan: Cast Obama as Metrosexual Abe Lincoln

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May 17 2012 5:49 PM

Super PAC Attack Plan: Cast Obama as Metrosexual Abe Lincoln

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A Super PAC ad campaign proposal suggested casting President Barack Obama as a "black, metrosexual Abe Lincoln." The president greets a trick or treater at the White House.

Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Obama is a black version of Abe Lincoln in skinny jeans, and that’s why you shouldn’t vote for him.

This is the message a conservative Super PAC is considering pushing as part of a $10 million attack plan, suggesting the president misled the country by presenting himself as a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”

The proposal, obtained and published in part by the New York Times, also calls for bringing back a familiar GOP boogeyman: Reverend Jeremiah Wright. How? To base video attack ads around Wright’s comments suggesting the 9/11 attacks proved America’s chickens were coming home to roost, and to inexplicably cast Obama as a baby chick.

Joe Ricketts, who was originally named as a possible backer of the ad campaign, has now said he was not planning on supporting it. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now reportedly livid about the news that Ricketts may have been involved, and won't return calls from the Ricketts family regarding their request for tax payer-funded renovations to Wrigley Field.

The suggested voice over for the chicken ad, according to the Super PAC’s storyboard? Noted conservative actor Jon Voight, of course. The Super PAC’s plan, which could be funded by Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts, also suggests using an “extremely literate conservative African American” to call Obama a metrosexual dishonest Abe. Everyone get ready for what could be the weirdest and most offensive national campaign season yet!

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.