Is this negative? To publish a video that shows you through Obama’s own words that he was against Welfare Reform and now he’s done something to change it? I think not! The ad plays video of a younger Barack Obama saying he was not a supporter of the Federal Bill that was passed in 1996 requiring work for getting a welfare check.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed bipartisan legislation that reformed welfare. Democrats from Carl Levin to John Kerry, and even Joe Biden supported the bipartisan reforms. President Obama, on the other hand, has been a consistent opponent of the law and recently dismantled the historic bill. When it comes to welfare reform, President Obama is out of step with the country, his party, and even his own Vice President.