In your frivolous but fun future attack-ad footage of the day: As part of Monday's White House Easter Egg Hunt, President Obama took several three-pointer shots using a basketball emblazoned with his face, and he missed all of them. So, at long last, the Republican National Committee has a metaphor they can work with. Dylan Byers at Politico posted video of Obama missing his shots, writing, "If you don't think the RNC has already flagged this one, you're crazy." And indeed, RNC communications director Sean Spicer quickly replied on Twitter, "Thanks for the heads up @DylanByers -- yeah we flagged it."
Yes, basketballs with Obama's face bouncing off the rims... We can see them easily working as an accompanying image to a voice-over about "Obama's failed policies" or something. And after we wrote last week that the Republicans really needed to work on their metaphors -- RNC chair Reince Preibus likened the "War on Women" to a manufactured "War on Caterpillars," and a Romney campaign aide made the now-infamous "Etch-A-Sketch" simile -- it seems they've gotten the hang of this particular poetic device. You can watch Obama miss his shots below, and because we value balance here, we'll include a random YouTube video of him sinking a three back in 2008 (a simpler time.)
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